Northside Notes

December 7, 2015

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

Dec. 10 & 11: Christmas Program for 4th & 5th Grades: Both Nights

Dec. 17: 1st Gr. WEEF Performance, Woodford Theatre: A Winnie the Pooh Christmas

Dec. 17 Preschool Holiday Dinner & Family Night 6-8 PM

Dec. 18: Last Day before Winter Break

Jan. 4: First Day Back from Winter Break

Jan. 18: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 21: 2nd 9 Weeks Report Cards Go Home

Word of the Week

Infer- to make a good guess or read between the lines

Inferior-para hacer una buena suposición o leer entre líneas

We can infer that the cat broke the vase.

Podemos inferir que el gato rompió el jarrón.

*translated by google

Northside Food Drive: December 14-18

Students may bring donations of nonperishable food items during the week of Dec. 14-18. The donations should be taken to the classrooms for counting before being placed under the Christmas tree. The class with the most donations will win a party!

Glove & Hat Drive Next Week

The 5th Grade Leadership Team will be collecting donations of winter hats and gloves for students in need in our community. Please send in donations beginning next week.

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days

Dear Woodford Families

We are pleased to announce that Woodford County Schools has been granted state permission to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" (NTI) days during the 2015-2016 school year. This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place, when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI

day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by KDE (Kentucky Department of Education)

will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.


A non-traditional instructional day is a district declared day when learning and instruction will continue, yet students will not report to school. Learning will take place utilizing technology or conventional paper packets focusing on skills enhancement, remediation and enrichment. All materials will be provided by your child's teacher(s) and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be an NTI Day. The message from Mr. Hawkins will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.


Students with internet access will be able to complete work at home or another location, using educational programs that are familiar to your child. If your child does not have internet access, a paper copy of assignments will be provided in advance of an NTI day. Other information regarding assignments can be found on teacher websites, newsletters and e-communications.


  1. When the decision is made to have an NTI Day, a Send Word Now (formerly One Call) will be sent out by Mr. Hawkins notifying families.
  2. Teachers will be available to answer questions and help students between 10 a.m.-I p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  3. Teachers will be available via email and will respond to both student and parent questions during the above hours. If email is not a possibility, please contact your child's school to set up a means of communication.
  4. Completed work needs to be returned to school the first day back from NTI day.

We are excited about this opportunity to provide learning when conditions in the past would have prevented learning from taking place. Thank you for your continued support.


Scott Hawkins, Superintendent

Community News

Woodford Theatre

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion. For the entire family.

Woodford County Public Library

Midway Branch

Midway Branch Holiday Open House

December 12, 2015 @ 12:00-3:00 pm

(All welcome) Celebrate the holiday season with a special performance by the Midway Children's Choir and a petting zoo from Rosie's Ponies. Enjoy refreshments and make a festive ornament to take home.

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Family Make and Take: Gingerbread Houses*

December 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

(All ages) Bring the whole family and make delightful gingerbread houses decorated with colorful candies and frosting. Supplies provided. *Call 846-4014 to sign up.

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Main Library

Friends of the Library Holiday Open House

December 5, 2015 @ 3:00-5:00 pm

(All welcome) See Santa, make friends with Corduroy the Bear, enjoy refreshments, create decorations, hear live music, and more.
3pm- Midway Children's Choir
4pm- WCMS Orchestra
Visit with Santa and Corduroy from 3-4:30pm.
Visit with us until the Versailles Christmas Parade at 4:30pm!

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