North Pointe News

January 16, 2018

Exciting News!

Student Chromebooks are officially in the building! Beginning next week, students in grades 1-5 will be one-to-one with the use of technology. We owe a huge THANK YOU to our superintendent, Tom Wilson, and the school board, for supporting this initiative for elementary students. In the coming weeks you will learn more about how these will be used in the classrooms. Teachers will be trained throughout the spring. In the elementary schools, chromebooks remain at school.

New / Returning Magnet Students

If you have or know of a student who will be applying as a new magnet student to North Pointe, you will go to either the North Pointe or Anderson 5 webpage and complete the application process. This application process must be completed and submitted by February 5.

If you are currently a magnet student, you will complete the RENEWAL form which will be coming home this week. These must be returned to your child's teacher by January 26.

Welcome Clemson University Students

Last week we welcomed, Dr. Andy Tyminski, our faculty-in-residence from CU, and one of his spring education classes. This semester we will host his class in our PD room on Wednesday mornings. During this time, students will also be placed in our 2nd - 5th grade classrooms to work with students on math activities. In addition, Dr. Tyminski will be working with teachers on Number Talks, a book by Sherry Parrish that our staff has used in professional learning during the last two years.
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Upcoming Events

January 25 - Report Cards go home. There will be several important documents to review in your child's report card.

January 25 - 1st Grade PTO Performance @ 6:00

January 26 - Spirit Day: Students pay $1 to wear a hat. (Proceeds to go classroom supplies.) Kona Ice will be sold at lunch.

January 26 - Last day to return Magnet Renewal forms

February 5 - Last day to accept magnet applications

February 6 - 4K Registration Day

February 6 - Firehouse Subs Night

February 9 - Sweetheart Swing 6:30 - 8:00

February 14 - Hustle for the Heart Day