North Side Family Flyer

April 2022

Inspire, Engage, Empower!

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Importance of reading with your child...

Parents and Guardians,

As you can see the power of read alouds in school above, reading aloud with your child at home is just as powerful! I encourage you to find books of interest to your child and find a time each day or a few days each week to sit down and read together.

During this time, you can take turns reading or you can do all of the reading as they listen and follow along. Make time for discussion during the reading! This is so important, it strengthens their understanding of the text, builds great collaborative skills and increases their vocabulary as you can help them to understand unknown words.

Please know that you can choose books a little bit above their reading level if you are reading it together. If you have any questions or would like more information and support with this, please reach out!

Yours in Education,

Stephanie Leasure

Outdoor Recess

Indiana temperatures continue to go up and down. Please continue to make sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for recess based off the day's temperatures. We do not have many extra coats at school to hand out to children and we don't have extra staff to supervise children if they need to stay inside because they didn't come to school prepared for recess weather. Please remember that students will go outside for recess even if they do not have a coat with them.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Parents - PLEASE, continue to follow this! It is for your children's safety!

Please remember that our building is locked until 7:30 a.m. Students should not be dropped off at the school or near the school before 7:30 a.m. This is for their safety! If your child is a car rider, they MUST be dropped off at door 3, not at the front of the building, not across the street at the church, and not in our front parking lot so they have to walk between busses. AGAIN, this is for the safety of the students!

If you need to make changes to the end of day for your students, you MUST call by 1:30 p.m. Again, we are asking this for the safety of your child to ensure that the message gets to them on time.

Pick up reminders are below for car line:

Car Pick Up:

We ask that you CALL BY 1:30 if you are making changes to your child's end of day dismissal. We are receiving too many calls close to 2:30 p.m. At this time, I have advised my office staff to let families know that we cannot honor changes past 2:00 p.m. This is for the safety of your child!

Also, if you are picking your child up in a vehicle, you MUST pick them up in the car line at the back of the building. You MAY NOT pick them up at door 1. We have had too many close calls where students are running across the front lot to a car and almost getting hit by a vehicle passing through. THIS IS NOT OKAY! We put procedures into place for all families to keep our students safe! We need all families to respect these procedures and help us keep all of the children safe. Waiting a few extra minutes in line is worth a safe child!!!! We appreciate you working with us!!!

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Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

As a courtesy to our office staff, please try to avoid making phone calls to the office from 7:50-8:10 a.m. and from 2:30-2:50 p.m. During these timeframes we are working to get students into classes or ready to head home on busses or by car. We don't want to miss anything or make mistakes. We appreciate your help with this!

Office Reminders:

1. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at

2. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.

3. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!

4. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:

Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website,, and follow these directions:

Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

Our March "Wildcat Way Winners" will be pulled next week! They will be posted on our social media sights. Look for their picture soon!!!!

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Students and staff recite our Wildcat Way expectations each day: WE ARE RESPECTFUL, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, WE ARE SAFE. Please ask them how they show respect, responsibility and safety each day.


Champions Before and After School Care located at NORTH SIDE..........

Champions is now registering children for the 2022-2023 school year. Please go to to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the North Side site director, Kelly Harris at (260) 582-6188 or

Champion dates for the remainder of this school year:

Good Friday 4/15 – Champions will be Closed.

Champions will be holding a summer program from June 1st - July 29th, 6:30 - 6 p.m.



Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)

Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00

School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

**PLEASE remember that we DO NOT provide breakfast on two hour delay days.**

Cafeteria NEWS!!!

Are you taking advantage of our FREE school breakfast and lunch? We sure hope so!!!

Please NOTE: If your child packs lunch from home and chooses to purchase a milk from school, unfortunately, they must pay for the milk. Milk is only free for the reimbursable meals from the state. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!



The beginning of the school day is the most important for your child. Getting off to a good start can make a big difference in how the rest of the day goes for them. Please help your child to have the best day possible by getting them to school on time and helping them have a positive start with encouraging words.


Students are doing a nice job practicing the different drills each month. In March, they practiced their first tornado drill. Staff does a nice job of preparing students for any safety situation. Drills are put into place to make sure staff and students are prepared for anything. It is always a good idea for you to discuss safety drills with your child and why you also feel they are important, showing your support. Please contact me if you ever have any questions regarding our safety plan or safety drills.


At this time, we are still enjoying the "no masks" on bus transportation. Please know that this could change at any time.

Please also remind your child of bus safety. It is important for them to remain seated while the bus is in motion and to keep hands and feet to themselves. Riding the bus is a privilege and we don’t want to take that away from anyone. Thank you for helping us make sure their rides are safe each and every day!

Please contact me any time. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is

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For those students taking the ILEARN state assessment, we are asking for devices to remain at school along with chargers during this testing timeframe. Thank you for your support!


East Noble School Corporation partners with the two local community counseling centers to offer the School Assistance Program (SAP).

Who can access it? This program offered to any East Noble student

What is it? The Northeastern Center and the Bowen Center offers two prepaid counseling sessions each school year. Services are confidential and private.

Where do I go? Contact the Northeastern Center or Bowen Center to schedule an appointment:

Nurses Corner:

Please continue to screen your children for illness symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing them.

Please remember that students MUST be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This also goes for diarrhea and puking. Students must be free of these two symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school as well.

We appreciate your help and support through all of this!

If you need to reach me, please call (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

Stay healthy!!

Nurse Whitney

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Meet Darcee, North Side's newest employee. She is a certified therapy dog!!!

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Saturday, March 26th - Sunday, April 10th - SPRING BREAK

Monday, April 11th - Students first day back, school starts at 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, April 12th - Star Club Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12th - MATH BOWL Competition, 5 p.m. @ NS

Tuesday, April 12th - PTO fundraiser delivered

Thursday, April 14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5:30-7 p.m. @ NS

Friday, April 15th - NO SCHOOL, Good Friday

Monday, April 18th - ILEARN testing begins for grades 3-5

Tuesday, April 19th - Progress reports go home with students

Wednesday, April 20th - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 21st - Pre-School Round-Up @ Avilla, 5:30-7 p.m.