North Park Elementary January Parent Newsletter
The next few months will fly by and it will soon be time for conferences. Please make sure to work with your child nightly! Read with them each night and ask questions about their books!
Our PTO Pizza Fundraiser is upon us! Our PTO is a important part of our school and helps us celebrate children's' growth and success! Please participate in the fundraiser and help them support your child!
This January, first and second grade classes will be creating Power Point/Google Slides presentations. We'll also be studying the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics. Go, Team USA!
Below is a link to the USA link for 2018 Winter Olympic Updates and Informationhttps://www.teamusa.org/pyeongchang-2018-olympic-winter-games
Title I Helpful Hints
Keep Your Child Hooked on Reading
Here are some ways to keep your child interested in reading:
- Make it a Daily Activity
- Many parents find bedtime the best time for reading with their children. But any time of the day will work just as well.
- Set a Good Example: Let your child see you reading often. It doesn’t matter what you read. What’s important is showing your child you value reading.
- Have a “Family Reading Time” :Turn off the TV and have everyone grab something to read. Take turns telling about what you are reading.
- Praise Your Child for Reading: Let your child know it pleases you when he or she reads. Point out how nice your child’s reading sounds. Avoid correcting your child too much.
- Make Your Home “Reading-Rich” : Leave interesting books and magazines around the home for your child to pick up and read.
- Have Fun With Reading: To make reading fun: put on a puppet show or skit based on the story you have read, have your child draw pictures of favorite characters, or take turns telling jokes from age-appropriate joke books.
- (adapted from Raising a Reader—Tips for Parents)
Upcoming important dates
1/8 PTO Meeting 5:30
1/9 BOE Meeting 5:30 at CO
1/12 Grade Cards go Home
1/15 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
1/24 Early Out - Teacher Professional Development in afternoon
1/31 Awards 3:00
2/5 PTO Meeting 5:30
2/13 BOE Meeting 5:30 at CO
2/14 Valentine's Day
2/28 Early Out - Professional Development in afternoon
3/5 PTO Meeting 5:30
3/13 BOE Meeting 5:30
3/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7 pm
3/15 Early Out - Parent Teacher Conferences 2 -8 pm
3/16 NO SCHOOL
3/26-30 NO School - Spring Break
Early Dismissal Times
School Event Reminders
Bus times running behind
Please check out our school website www.moberlyk12.mo.us to sign up! It is located under Parent Tab!
Please do not get out of your cars to walk students to the door while in valet line in the morning! This slows traffic down. You are welcome to walk your child to the door or into the building, but please use the parking lot south of the school to park and walk them to the school. Thank you!
Our PTO is an important parent organization that does a great deal to support students and staff. Please join us each month on the first Monday of each month at 5:30. Check out our North Park PTO Facebook page!
Pizza Fundraiser time is here! Watch for your child's order forms containing more information! Help PTO support our children! EVERYONE can always use a pizza!
Ms. Silva and the Jumpstart program are available at Allendale Manor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 to help your child with homework and practice learning objectives. She does a great job of partnering with our school to help children.
Inclement Weather Information
When considering school cancellations, the safety of all students in the district is the first consideration. School district personnel drive bus routes to check local conditions firsthand. District personnel then hold conversations with the bus transportation company to gain their perspective. Again, safety is always our top priority. We also consider whether conditions will be changing throughout the day.
In the event of a school cancellation, notice will be provided as soon as a decision is made. Local radio and television stations will be notified, and a notice will be posted on the school district’s web page, Facebook, and Twitter (@MoberlyDistrict). Notification will be sent via TextCaster Spartan Alerts as well.
Early Dismissal: An early dismissal will be used when conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day. This option will be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. If early dismissal becomes necessary, the district will announce and post dismissal times. The standard early dismissal schedule will be used when possible.
Late Start: A late start option will also be used sparingly and in cases in which conditions are expected to improve fairly quickly in the morning. If late start is utilized, the district will announce the length of the delay. For example, if there will be a 2 hour late start, you would add 2 hours to the typical school start time. In the example of a 2 hour late start, if your child has a 7:30 bus stop time, the new bus stop time would be 9:30. The standard late start schedule will be used when possible.
North Park is implementing a School Wide Mindfulness Session each day to give staff and students a time to relax and focus. This will give all students a few minutes to prepare to learn at a high level of focus. Staff is being trained early this month and we will begin implementing it with students toward the end of the month.
Below is a video so that you can see what mindfulness is all about!
Art teacher Rachel Leach introduced pastel chalks to teach North Park students about the Northern Lights!
First Graders using pastel chalk to create Northern Lights masterpieces!
AND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!
First Grade artists being creative and having fun!