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North Park Elementary January Parent Newsletter

Principal Points

I hope everyone had a wonderful break with friends and family! Thank you for reading and continuing to work with your child over break! It really does help keep them on track!


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!

PBS

North Park is a PBiS school. What that means is that we support students with positive language and expectations. We reward students, classrooms and building for putting for their best effort, being responsible and respectful. As we return to school, we will review lessons to remind students of the expectations!

Library News


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 Information

https://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

1/8/18 PTO Pizza Sales Begin (look for information sent home)

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

Spartan Alerts

Please sign up for Spartan Alerts to get texts and information about our school. Through this system text messages are sent directly to your phone, wireless PDA or pager!

Including:

Emergency Information

School Closings

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!

Valet

Please make sure we can put your child in your vehicle on the side of the car toward the sidewalk and building please, for their safety. We try to block two way traffic which loading, but occasionally someone slips through. We want all children placed in cars quickly and safely.


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!

Healthy Snacks

Please use the links below when providing treats for classrooms!

PTO


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!


https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=north%20PTO


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!

Jumpstart Tutoring

Free Tutoring!

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.

Contact Information

cindybeltz@moberlyspartans.org

North Park Elementary 1-660-269-2630

909 Porter, Moberly MO 65270


https://www.facebook.com/NPelementary/

Amazon

When you shop at Amazon you can earn .5% back on all purchases to be donated to the Moberly Public School Foundation. To participate just log on to smile.amazon.com - then log in as yourself (or create a log in if you don’t already have one.) It will ask who you would like to send your donation to and you can search for Moberly Public School Foundation, and then shop away. All proceeds will go back into our schools. Through fundraisers like this, we are able to increase the number of mini grants and super grants. There is no additional cost for you and we earn money for our district on items you were going to purchase through Amazon anyway…it is a win/win!!

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.

Counselor's Corner

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!


https://youtu.be/hCrkJML61a0