North Park Elementary
Keep reading with your child over Christmas Break! I few minutes each day will help to ensure that they are still on track when we return to school!
I hope each and every one of you and yours have a safe and wonderful holiday season, filled with joy and love! Enjoy your time with your littles and recharge!
Title I Helpful Hints
Title I News:
Here’s how you can help make reading more fun for the whole family:
Read--- We encourage all families to read for a minimum of 15 minutes per night.
Watch---See the movie after reading the book. Talk about the differences with your child: Were any parts missing? Do the characters look like what she imagined? Did she prefer the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs movie or the book by Judi Barrett?
Make---Cut out a 6 by 2-inch piece of paper and let your child decorate it with stickers, paint, and markers. For every book she reads, punch a hole in it. See how long it takes until the bookmark falls apart from so many punches!
Surf---Visit Starfall.com and the website for the reading show Between the Lions (Pbskids.org/lions) for fun alphabet and phonics games.
Adapted from Patty Onderko in Parenting Magazine March 2010
Upcoming important dates
12/4 1st Grade Program at New HS Auditorium 7pm
(Doors will NOT open until 6:45, as SP will be performing at 6pm)
12/4 1st grade to HS to practice
12/11 Winter Family Night 5:30-7
12/11-15 Santa Store each day for students
12/12 BOE 5:30
12/15 Kdg. Polar Express Day
12/18 Grinch Day for 1st Grade
12/19 Charlie and Chocolate Factory 2nd Grade
12/20 Class Parties
- 1:30 2nd Grade Party
- 2:15 Kdg. Party
- 2:45 1st Grade Party
12/21 8:45 Assembly (different time due to early release time)
12/21 Early Out 1:10 for Christmas Break
12/22 - Jan 3 Christmas Break
1/4 School Resumes
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!
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!
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.
First Grade Music Program
Doors will open at 6:45 due to South Park performance at 6:00 pm. When arriving, students will meet in the band/choir hallway (left or south end of the lobby). After the program, the audience will be asked to remain seated, and teachers will lead students off the stage and out the auditorium along the north end and go to the big main hallway north of the auditorium for parents to pick up. Students will be in line with their teacher for you to approach the teacher and pick up your child.
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.
Viewing night of new abuse prevention curriculum with the elementary counselors!
Join the NP, SP, & GBE Counselors on Thursday 11/30 at 5:30 pm in the GBE cafeteria to view their new child protection unit curriculum. We want to work together to keep our kids safe and help them learn skills and language to keep their bodies safe!