North Elementary Newsletter

May 2022

ROBIN BENNETT - POSITIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR MAY

2nd grade teacher Robin Bennett always put her students first. She made specific learning folders for a few of her struggling students so they can take things home to work on with their families. She takes her time to gather all the materials and makes sure the folders are updated. Robin is always willing to work with her students after school to help them catch up in math and reading. She goes out of her way to reach out to parents to form positive relationships. Robin is a great team player and is always willing to do what is best for the students.


(*This award is voted on by the North's Building Leadership Team from submissions entered by North faculty)

Spotlight on Speech


Hello North Families! As we prepare for the summer, it’s important to continue to think about ways to enrich language development. Luckily, almost any activity you do can be turned into a language activity. Here are just a few fun examples:


Play “I Spy” - This game is great for listening comprehension and describing.


Go on a Nature Hike - Pointing out and discussing different things that you see can be a great way to label, describe, and compare/contrast.


Read Together- This is the easiest way to introduce new vocabulary, hear examples of correct grammatical structure, and spark great discussions. Taking a trip to the library, reading outside, or watching a movie then reading a book that connects to the movie are some great ways to make this fun!


Here’s to a great finish to the school year and a great summer!


Mrs. Brosnan

Lost and Found

Don't forget to get have your student(s) check the lost and found for any of their items. Any items we have left at the end of the year will be donated.

Summer School Information

We are happy to be thinking about SUMMER and WARM days! Below you will find information regarding our Elementary Summer School Program at Jackson R-2.

Jackson R-2 Elementary FREE Summer School Program for incoming kindergarten through 4th-grade students, will be hosted June 1-June 23, 2022.

It is our goal to open the following buildings for summer school:
North Elementary: Any students that attend North Elementary will attend North Elementary Summer School.

To enroll your child online, click here<

To print a paper enrollment, click or copy and paste this link<

*Please note: Incoming fifth-grade students (2022-23 school year) will attend summer school at Jackson Middle School. JMS will be sending out information regarding summer school in the next few weeks! If you have any questions, please call 573-243-9543.

Please click on the link below to watch our 100 second promotion summer school video and please “like” Jackson R-2 Elementary Summer School Facebook page,
click or copy and paste the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/jacksonr2elementarysummerschool/

If you are interested in additional childcare opportunities following summer school, we will be sending out a separate email with information about our Camp Kids Club which will run
June 27 -August 12, 7:30 am-5:45 pm, hosted at South Elementary. CKC tuition is $27 for the first child and any siblings after $22 per child. For more information click this link<

Thank you for trusting us with your children! We look forward to a fun filled, safe summer with our students!

Mandee Hite
Jackson R-2 School District
Kids' Club Director
K-4 Summer School Director

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

North Families,


North will be having a Summer Reading Program over summer break. During the last week of school, your child will come home with a bag of books and reading activities to complete throughout the summer. It is so important for students to read throughout the summer to help them continue to grow as readers!


When students come back for the 22-23 school year they can turn in their completed activities and their bag of books. The more activities and reading completed over the summer, the more ice cream/topping they will receive during our ice cream social! Students have to earn enough points to be able to attend the ice cream social. Information about how to earn points will be in the bag of books.


Fourth graders will be given a book and will come home with activities to complete over the summer. They do not have to return them because they will be in middle school. The activities are for reading fun and the book is a gift to keep!


Thank you for your effort to help encourage reading, it makes a difference!


Please let us know if you have any questions!

Brittany Limbaugh

blimbaugh@jackson.k12.mo.us

"CHECK OUT" WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE LIBRARY

Hello Everyone!


I am very excited to begin my new role as Library Media Specialist. I have worked at North Elementary for the past eight years. During that time, I have taught the core subjects in both fifth and third grades.


My vision for the role of Library Media Specialist focuses on three main aspects: reading, collaboration, and technology. First and foremost, I will strive to instill a love of reading in all of the students. I will work to get to know each student at North so I can help them choose books based on their interests. Next, I will collaborate with classroom teachers so I can support what they are doing in their classrooms. Finally, my vision is to work with both teachers and students around technology to enhance learning and increase engagement.


I look forward to supporting students and teachers in my new role!


Liz Seaton

Notice from our Nurse

Please do not send your students to school wearing flip flops. They break easily and are not sturdy enough,which increases the likelihood of injury. Although the warmer weather means sandals are in season, everyone is safer at school in sturdier shoes.


Thank you,

Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

Hi North Families! We've made it to the final month of school - hooray! I am so pleased to have had your talented young artists for my fourth year of teaching, and I am looking forward to seeing them this fall. Thanks so much for all of the support, families! Have a happy and restful summer! :)


Artfully yours,

Miss Hopson

Music Notes

Dear North Parents:


Thank you to all the students and parents who have attended our Night of the Arts and Elementary Choral Festival in April. Remember, there will be no North Select for the rest of the year. 4th-grade parents, please be on the lookout for a letter about the end-of-the-year talent show. Auditions will be held, Tuesday, May 3rd from 2:15 - 3:05.


Musically Yours,

Joseph Moore,Music Teacher at North, Millersville and Gordonville Elementary

STAY ON "TRACK" WITH PE

In PE we just finished up the PACER test. I was very proud of the students' efforts and everyone showed great improvement throughout the year. Now we are gearing up for play day and playing some of the students favorite games as we close out the year. We had a lot of fun this year, and I am looking forward to a strong finish to close out a great school year!


Coach Bard

Helpful Links

Principal's Day

Monday, May 2nd, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd, 8am to Friday, May 6th, 10am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

School Nurse's Day

Wednesday, May 4th, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

4th Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 5th, 9pm

Cape Bowling Alley, Cape Co. Park and Marcus Theaters

3rd Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

River City Museum & Nature Center

3rd & 4th Grade MAP Testing

Monday, May 9th, 8am to Thursday, May 12th, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

1st Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 12th, 9am

2289 County Park Drive

Cape Girardeau, MO

4th Grade Middle School Tour

Wednesday, May 18th, 12pm

1651 West Independence Street

Jackson, MO

JHS Seniors Walk the Halls

Wednesday, May 18th, 1-3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

4th Grade Talent Show

Thursday, May 19th, 1:30-2:15pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Guest will be limited to 3 guests per student.

4th Grade Farewell Party

Thursday, May 19th, 2:15-3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Guest will be limited to 3 guests per student.

Play Day

Friday, May 20th, 9am-2pm

Civic Center, West Deerwood Drive, Jackson, MO, USA

Guests will be limited to 2 per student.

Awards Assembly

Monday, May 23rd, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

K: 8:15am

2nd: 9am

1st: 9:45am

3rd: 10:30

4th: 2:30


Guests will be limited to 4 per student.

4th Grade Clap Out

Monday, May 23rd, 12pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

After 4th Grade Awards. Approximately 3:05pm


Guests will be limited to 4 per student.

Last Day of School

Tuesday, May 24th, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Dismissal at Noon!
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