North Pointe News

October 29, 2017

no school tomorrow, monday, 10/30!

One Book, One School

Each year, schools across the country and within Anderson 5, promote reading aloud by choosing a book to read as a school community. A growing body of research describes the complex and permanent effects of reading aloud. Children who are read to learn to read more easily and become better readers. This year, we will kickoff our school-wide reading plan and reveal our book to students on Monday, Nov. 6th!

Spotlight on Discipline

I know it is hard to find the time to read your Parent Student Handbook... but in it you will find information that is important to be aware of. This year, we have implemented a new way to keep you informed with your children have had behavior incidents at school. Below is an excerpt from the handbook regarding discipline.

It is our belief that most discipline problems can and should be handled between the teacher and the student. If, however, the offense is serious or if inappropriate behavior continues, the student may be referred to the office. Prior to a student being referred to the office, it is expected that the teacher will have used a classroom system of consequences that may include a verbal warning, conferencing with student, walking at recess, quiet lunch time, etc. When behavior has escalated, students’ parents will be notified with a phone call and a written classroom referral. This form is meant to inform parents of their child’s behavior in class and document recurring classroom behaviors prior to referring students to the office. In certain circumstances when student behavior is so extreme that immediate intervention is needed, this process may be bypassed and the student will be directly referred to the office. When it becomes necessary to refer a student to the office, the teacher will complete a discipline referral form to be sent to the Assistant Principal or Principal. This documentation is necessary and will be utilized in making decisions concerning consequences. In the case that a student receives a discipline referral to the office, a parent will be notified by an administrator that day.

Important Dates

  • 10/31 - Report Cards
  • 11/1 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Denver Downs
  • 11/2 - 4th grade Field Trip to Stone Mountain, GA
  • 11/2 and 11/3- ITBS Testing for 2nd graders
  • 11/2 and 11/3- Southwood Auditions for 5th graders
  • 11/6 - Flu Clinic at North Pointe
  • 11/7 - Firehouse Subs Night
  • 11/8 - Fall picture makeups

Congrats to our AMAZing cafeteria staff for placing 3rd in the state for their hard work during National School Lunch week!