North Side Family Flyer

December 2020

We Are In This Together!!!

North Side Families,


It is all about teamwork! I want to thank you for doing your part outside of school and keeping your children safe and as healthy as possible. Thank you for keeping your child(ren) home when they are feeling ill or you know there has been possible exposure to Covid. We couldn't do this without you!


Our staff and students continue to impress me on a daily basis as they follow the safety protocols we have in place with distancing, masks, surface cleaning, seating charts, assigned supplies, and more.


I want to THANK all of the families, Topeka Sav-A-Lot and Pine Hills Church for donating masks to North Side this past month. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed!


Stephanie Leasure

Principal

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

Office Reminders:


1. Please remember that our school is still not fully open to visitors, please call if you need to come to the building and schedule an appointment to do so.


2. 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. We want to thank you for all of your help and support with this, our students are doing a great job and you are the reason why! THANK YOU!!!!! Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at sleasure@eastnoble.net


3. 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.


4. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day.


5. 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, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, 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.

Great Job Spell Bowl Team!!!

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JOIN OUR NORTH SIDE PTO!!!!!!

If you would still like to join our North Side PTO, please let us know. This is a great year to ease your way in......as we still aren't planning events at the moment. If you are interested, please e-mail Stephanie Leasure at sleasure@eastnoble.net. Thank you to those who have offered to join thus far!


The PTO has been supporting the students and staff behind the scenes this year and we are grateful for their help!

SCHOOL HOURS:


Monday

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)

Cafeteria News - WE ARE FEEDING STUDENTS FOR FREE!!!

Breakfast and lunch at East Noble are FREE for ALL STUDENTS until the end of the school year! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!! Please continue to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!


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!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance:

We encourage families to take advantage of breakfast at school. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. If your child is a car rider or walker, please get them to school as close to 7:30 as possible so they have plenty of time to eat and can make it to class on time. On Mondays, breakfast starts at 8:15 a.m. All car riders MUST be dropped off at Door 3, please do not drop them off at Door 1 due to safety concerns.


Please continue to communicate with the school on your child(ren's) illnesses and symptoms. We are here to work with you! You may report absences at any hour through our voice message system, call (260) 347-1354. We ask that you try to schedule appointments and vacations outside of school days and hours if possible.


Please remember that if your child(ren) are out on quarantine, they will receive their school assignment through Seesaw (K-4) or Canvas (5th). This school work does need to be completed so that they do not receive zeros or F's. If they are ill during the quarantine, teachers will work with you on length of time to complete the assignments. Please keep open communication with the teacher.


Safety:

We have held many successful fire drills, each teacher has walked through a tornado drill with their class, we have practiced a shelter in place and will have a lockdown soon.


If you have any questions about fire drills, tornado drills, lock downs or anything pertaining to safety, please contact the school and ask to speak with Mr. Perlich.


This year, the school building is locked. Please remember to call the school before coming to the building. We can come outside to pick something up or bring something to you if you schedule it with us. Thank you for understanding and continuing to work with us!

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Please consider signing up. Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at https://www.caseys.com/schools today!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:

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 every East Noble student


What is it? The Northeastern Center and the Bowen Center offers two prepaid counseling sessions each school year


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


Northeastern Center

1930 E. Dowling St.

Kendallville, IN 46755

(260) 347-4400


Bowen Center

101 East Park Drive

Albion, IN 46701

(260) 636-6884


When is it offered? Each school year, every student can access two free sessions through either the Bowen Center or the Northeastern Center

The Student Assistance Program is a tool to assist students with mental health related issues. Some common mental health concerns may include, but are not limited to:

§ - School problems

§ - Anxiety

§ - Depression

§ - Family Relationship Problems

§ - Social Relationship Problems

§ - Self-harm


Services through this program are confidential and private.


I am always here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any social/emotional needs or concerns for your child(ren). Cheadley@eastnoble.net or contact the school at 347-1354.

Nurses Corner:

Flu season is here! Please reach out to your doctor's office if you are unsure about your child's symptoms. Covid and flu symptoms can be similar.


Please continue to discuss the importance of mask wearing and hand sanitizing with your child(ren). Help North Side out and double check that your child(ren) have a mask before they leave your home each morning. I appreciate the open communication regarding Covid and understand the strain this is putting on everyone. Thank you for helping us to keep the students and staff healthy and safe!!!


Please contact Nurse Whitney if you have any questions or concerns related to your student's health at (260) 347-1354 or waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net.

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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

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Upcoming North Side Events:

Tuesday, December 1st - Robotics Practice for 4th grade

Monday, December 7th - Drama Club - 3-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8th - Robotics Practice for 3rd and 5th grades

Wednesday, December 9th - Board Meeting @ CO

Monday, December 14th - Drama Club - 3-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15th - Star Club 3-3:30 p.m.; Robotics Practice for 4th grade

Monday, December 21st - Friday, January 1st - WINTER BREAK