Northview News

September 27, 2015

God will fulfill His purpose for you!

"I will cry out to God Most High,

To God who fulfills His purpose for me."

Psalm 57:2

Hot Lunch Wednesday

Thank you, families, for providing our lunch again this week! Due to each family's participation, the first six lunches are free. If you've already paid, the funds will be set aside for October. Thanks!

Casual Dress Wednesday

The 8th grade class is planning ahead for graduation and class trip expenses, and is beginning to try various fundraising options. Here's a board-approved one that you may be interested in helping with, beginning this Wednesday!

The last Wednesday of each month (unless noted: example, November will be the last Tuesday) will be an optional casual dress day. For a donation (suggested: $5), students may wear casual dress, including, but not limited to, jeans. Donations must be turned in by that day, or students will be asked to change into uniform. Appropriate sayings and graphics are welcome. Please avoid celebrities and movie characters, per our handbook guidelines. Thanks! :)

Ziibiwing Field Trip Thursday

Thank you to those who are able to help drive to Mt. Pleasant this Thursday! If you haven't already received a permission slip, it will be sent home this week and should be turned in by Thursday. Cost and other information is available in the event list below.

Our Field Trip T-shirts have arrived, and we will be sending home your t-shirts on Monday/Tuesday so that they may be worn with jeans on Thursday. It should be easy to do head-counts in these bright shirts! :) If you haven't paid, we will let you know the total amount. Checks will need to be made out to Northview. Thank you!

Church Visit Tentative Date Change

We may have to adjust our church visit date for October due to a conflicting event on the 17th. We should have it confirmed this week, so please listen for a OneCall or watch for an email. If there are any dates that won't work for you, please let us know ASAP. Thank you.

School Uniforms

If you'd like to order more uniform attire, such as sweatshirts as the days gradually turn cooler, please call Creative Embroidery in Cadillac and order from them directly.

If you order sweaters or fleeces from French Toast (see below), you will need to have the school logo embroidered by Creative Embroidery for an additional $8 charge. Also, please note that sleeved, white crew neck, collared, or turtleneck shirts are the only option for undershirts. Collared shirts should be worn under jumpers.

Field Trip T-shirt orders have been completed. After the shirts arrive, I will remind those who have not paid online. Checks may be made out to Northview Seventh-day Adventist School for the t-shirts.

Links for Board-approved items from French Toast:

  1. Anti-pill crew neck cardigan (girl)
  2. Fine Gauge Knit Cardigan (girl - more feminine)
  3. Polar Fleece Jacket (girl)
  4. V-Neck Sweater Vest (boys)
  5. Micro Fleece Full Zip Jacket (boy but could be unisex)
  6. Anti-pill V-Neck Cardigan (boy)

Male Chaperone(s) Needed for Outdoor School

Over the next several weeks, the upper grades will be taking a couple of overnight educational trips, and we need at least one male chaperone to accompany us. We will be teaming up with Traverse City School for LIFT, but if you or someone you know is interested in helping with Outdoor School (see below for dates and more info), please contact Mrs. Graham. Thank you!

Northview Snapshots

We Are Learning

Weekly Memory Verses

Grades 1-4: Please refer to updated sheet. :)
Grades 5-8: Galatians 5:22, 23 (repeat)

Grades 5-8 will be asked to write their memory verses for the Friday test.

Topics and Themes

  • Bible: Joseph (1-4); The Trinity: God the Holy Spirit (5-8).
  • Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
  • Daily Routine: Spelling Lists and activities will be accessible for grades 5-8 on Spelling City for homework. During the school day, grades 5-8 also work on Word Study Contracts using their word study binders (Words Their Way program).
  • Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read Safari (1-2), Summer of the Sharks (3-4), David Livingstone (5-6), To Linger is to Die (7) and Days of Terror (8). We extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
  • Writing: Grades 5-8 are publishing personal narratives, free writing on teacher-directed topics as well as topics of student choice, and delving into the world of grammar.
  • Social Studies: States & Capitols (1-4) Early Explorers (5-8) & Native Americans (all)
  • Science: Review, germs (1-4); how diet changes our genes (5-8); cell organelles, and cell energy (5-8)

Upcoming Events

Fall Week of Prayer

Monday, Sep. 21st, 8:15am to Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 8:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Ziibiwing Center Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 8:30am-2:30pm

6650 East Broadway Road

Mount Pleasant, MI

We're beginning our year with studies of Early American History, and what a great place to visit in order to enhance our knowledge of First Nation people! Our visit includes a guided tour, culture kit, time for lunch, and a tribal dance. Cost is $2.00 per student. Please bring a sack lunch!

LIFT (Lifestyle Improvement for T(w)eens)

Sunday, Oct. 4th, 12pm to Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 3:30pm

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

This year's theme is "Standing TALL in a World of GIANTS" with Pastor Rodlie Ortiz. Breakouts themes to choose from include Spiritual (Bible study, relationships, forgiveness, overcoming fear, witnessing); Social (art, service, music, internet safety); and Physical (team building, kitchen creations, habits, environmental restoration, wilderness survival). Registration ends September 11; in class, students will be asked to pick their top three choices for Breakouts in each category and will be assigned to one of those when we arrive at Camp Au Sable. Grades 7-8 only. Homeschoolers welcome!

Iowa Assessments (Grades 3-8)

Monday, Oct. 12th, 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 16th, 3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Dear Parents:

In the next few weeks, your child will be taking the Iowa Assessments®. Information about your child’s academic achievement is needed to help them excel and succeed. The Iowa Assessments make this possible by providing detailed information about your child in a variety of important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

  • The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on the state curriculum as described in the Iowa Core.

  • The Iowa Assessments measure student growth and progress from year to year.

  • The Iowa Assessments help teachers identify a student’s strengths and identify areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments produce information that enable sound decision making and provide a focus for teachers to evaluate their instruction.

  • The Iowa Assessments provide information about your child’s performance relative to the school, the state of Iowa, and the nation.

    Using the results of the assessment, we encourage you to work together with your child’s teacher to identify and address educational needs. The results will help prepare your child for the next step on their educational path.


Home & School Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 7pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI


Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 12:45-3pm

9845 Campus Drive

Cadillac, MI

Swimming is $4 for nonmembers. Remember your swimsuit and towel! :) Students will be picked up at 3:30pm from the school as normal.

Northview School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

All are welcome to attend the general session.


Monday, Oct. 26th, 8:30-10:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Teachers will be attending professional development at our fall inservice.

Outdoor School

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 11am to Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3:30pm

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

We have scheduled our Outdoor School for the last week of October this year, and we are already looking forward to it! This year, due to camp scheduling, all students in grades 5-8 will be able to attend.

If you are a homeschool family with a child ages 10-13 (approximately), we would love for you to join us! Please contact Mrs. Graham ASAP to fill out the needed forms. We need to know by the end of this week if you are able to come. Thank you! (If you are not able to make this week, there are Outdoor Schools planned specifically for homeschool groups during the year. You may contact Mrs. Graham or Camp Au Sable for more information.)

Alumni Vespers & Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 6:15-9pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Alumni, constituent churches and community members welcome to a country-themed gatherin'! There will be a baked potato bar, Spelling Bee, and other activities for the whole family. We will also be hosting a canned/nonperishable food drive at this time. Please plan ahead to join us this evening!

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