North Side Elementary School
"Maximize the potential in all people every day"
November 29, 2013
Volume 5, Issue 4
Upcoming December Dates:
Dec. 6th - Father/Daughter Dance 7:00-8:30pm
Dec. 9th - Breakfast with Santa 7:00-8:15am
Dec. 9th-13th - 3rd Grade go swimming 9:00-10:00am
Dec. 10th - PTO Meeting 5:30 in library
Dec. 17th - Winter Program grades K-1 6:30 pm
Dec. 20th - End of 1st Semester
Dec. 23rd-Jan 3rd - Winter Break
Veterans Day Program
On Monday, November 11th, North Side celebrated Veterans Day by not only honoring the men and women who have faithfully served our country, but also the many military dogs whose strength and courage have saved the lives of many service members. The Director of Chapter 3 of the United States War Dogs Association, John Meeks, provided students with pictures and stories of a few of those dogs. He also told us a story near and dear to his heart of the military dog that saved his life twice while serving in the Vietnam War. John also brought along his dog Bear, who modeled some of the gear that military dogs wear when in service. They included “doggles” which are goggles they wear to protect their eyes and a cooling vest to help regulate their body temperature when in the desert and other very hot locations. With the preparation of Mr. Swartzlander before the program and the guidance of Mr. Johnston during the program, the North Side Band played “My Country Tis of Thee” followed by the rest of the 6th grade students singing “God Bless the USA” accompanied by Miss Opliger. A big thanks goes out to all of the students and staff who helped make this opportunity possible for our students.
(Click the pictures below for a larger view.)
Students of the Month
The next Hungry Howie's Night is December 4th!
Second Annual Father/Daughter Dance
Get the Holidays Started Early...
Next Month's PTO Meeting
December 10th at 5:30pm in the Library