North Side Family Flyer

April 2021

Less than two months left of school.........

North Side Families,


We have seven weeks left of school! It will go quick!


Kindergarten round-up is in just over a week. We are making phone calls this week to assign session times to families. If you know of any incoming kindergarteners, please ask them to call the school so that we can add them to our list of families.


Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking the ILEARN state assessment this month. A letter is going home with students regarding testing and devices. We ask parents and guardians to please read this important information.


Please reach out if you have questions regarding state testing, kindergarten sign-up for next year, or any other school related concerns. Our office number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is sleasure@eastnoble.net.


Yours in education,


Stephanie Leasure

Principal

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

Office Reminders:


1. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at sleasure@eastnoble.net


2. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.


3. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day.


4. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:


Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, and follow these directions:



Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

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Kindergarten Round-Up is on Wednesday, April 21st

- First session starts at 5:30 p.m.

- Second session starts at 6:15 p.m.

**The school will be calling families to assign you a session time**

SCHOOL HOURS:


Monday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)


Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00


School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

Cafeteria News - PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO THE CAFETERIA FOR FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCHES!!!

Breakfast and lunch at East Noble are FREE for ALL STUDENTS until the end of the school year! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!! Please continue to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!


For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance

We have seven weeks left of school! Let's finish the year out strong and keep the children in school every day! It is important for the students to arrive on time each day. This is especially important during the stat testing window as testing will take place first thing in the morning.


Again, please keep your child(ren) home if they are experiencing signs and symptoms of Covid or Influenza. Our school nurse is always available to discuss your child's symptoms.


Safety

Safety is a priority at North Side as well as every school in the East Noble School Corporation. We want each student, staff member, and visitor to feel safe when coming into our school. Please remember that all doors are locked during the school day. If you would need to come to the school, you may call and let the office know you have arrived at the school and we will happily greet you at the door.


We will also continue to practice drills these last few months to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case of an emergency.


Please contact me if you ever have any questions on the drills we practice or how we are keeping your child safe in our school environment during Covid-19 protocols.

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Please consider signing up. Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at https://www.caseys.com/schools today!

DEVICE CARE FOR ALL and REQUIREMENTS for 3rd, 4th, and 5th GRADERS:

Please remind your child(ren) to charge their devices each night so they are fully charged for school. It is important that devices are at school each day as they use them in the classroom setting.


All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be required to keep their devices at school starting on Thursday, April 15th for ILEARN state testing. We also ask that they bring their chargers to school starting Monday, April 19th. ILEARN testing will two weeks. Devices will be sent home with students on Friday, April 23rd for their planned e-learning day on Monday, April 26th. However, we NEED YOUR HELP in making sure the students bring both their devices and chargers back to school on Tuesday, April 27th as they will resume ILEARN testing first thing that morning.


We appreciate your help with this!

COUNSELING CORNER WITH MISS HEADLEY:

Students in grades 3-5 will continue receiving counseling lessons in Sources of Strength. This will help to increase youth-adult connectedness, increase peer leaders in the school setting and increase acceptability to receiving help for those youth needing to seek help.


Grades K-2 will be provided with counseling lessons based on the needs of their particular classroom.


Please reach out if you have any questions or need support or help with social and emotional supports for your child. My e-mail is cheadley@eastnoble.net or you can all the school at (260) 347-1354.

Nurses Corner:

Parents - please continue to stay cautious of Covid symptoms and call me if you are unsure! Mask mandates have been lifted in areas other than schools. We will continue to support the wearing of masks as well as social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing.

If you have any concerns or questions, you may reach me by e-mail at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or call the school at (260) 347-1354. If I am not available, please feel free to speak with Mrs. Leasure.

IMMUNIZATION MOBILE CLINIC COMING TO EAST NOBLE SCHOOLS

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts

Upcoming North Side Events:

Every Monday in April - Choir Practice, 3-3:30 p.m.

Every Thursday in April - Art Club, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

April 19th - 30th - ILEARN Testing for Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th

Wednesday, April 21st - Kindergarten Round-Up, Two Sessions at 5:30 and 6:15

Wednesday, April 21st - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 26th - E-Learning Day

Wednesday, April 28th - Popcorn Day (Orders due 4/23, more info to come soon)