North Side Family Flyer

February 2022

Workshop Model

Did you know that our teachers use "The Workshop Model" for our core content areas: Reading, Writing and Math. I am sure you are thinking, and what is the workshop model? I have a nice visual below that explains this model for you.

It gives us the opportunity to provide all students with whole group instruction, independent work time and small group/individual instruction. This is the best of everything!

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Outdoor Recess

Students will go outside for recess unless the temperature is below ten degrees, this includes wind chill. Please make sure that your child(ren) come to school with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc... to keep them warm.

If you need any assistance with coats and other winter gear, please contact our school social worker, Cory Headley at or call the school (260) 347-1354 and ask to speak with her.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Parents - PLEASE, continue to follow this! It is for your children's safety!

I want to say THANK YOU!!! Student drop off is definitely better in the mornings. Please know we worry for your child's safety and our staff are not able to get outside to supervise students until 7:30 a.m. This is why we are requesting that you do not drop them off any earlier. We appreciate your help with this!

End of day changes to student pick up is still a concern. When calls come in after 1:30 p.m., the office is a very busy place as well as the classrooms, and it is difficult to get these important messages to the teachers and students. Please do your best to call the school by 1:30 if you need to change your child's way home. Again, we are asking this for the safety of your child.

Pick up reminders are below for car line:

Car Pick Up:

We ask that you CALL BY 1:30 if you are making changes to your child's end of day dismissal. We are receiving too many calls close to 2:30 p.m. At this time, I have advised my office staff to let families know that we cannot honor changes past 2:00 p.m. This is for the safety of your child!

Also, if you are picking your child up in a vehicle, you MUST pick them up in the car line at the back of the building. You MAY NOT pick them up at door 1. We have had too many close calls where students are running across the front lot to a car and almost getting hit by a vehicle passing through. THIS IS NOT OKAY! We put procedures into place for all families to keep our students safe! We need all families to respect these procedures and help us keep all of the children safe. Waiting a few extra minutes in line is worth a safe child!!!! We appreciate you working with us!!!

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

As a courtesy to our office staff, please try to avoid making phone calls to the office from 7:50-8:10 a.m. and from 2:30-2:50 p.m. During these timeframes we are working to get students into classes or ready to head home on busses or by car. We don't want to miss anything or make mistakes. We appreciate your help with this!

Office Reminders:

1. The final payment for Book Rental Material Fees is due February, 15th. Statements were sent home in January. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Hilterbrand (, in the office.

2. 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 or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at

3. 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.

4. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!

5. 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,, 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.

Our January "Wildcat Way Winners" will be pulled next week! They will be posted on our social media sights. Look for their picture soon!!!!

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Students and staff recite our Wildcat Way each day: WE ARE RESPECTFUL, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, WE ARE SAFE. Please ask them how they show respect, responsibility and safety each day.


Before and After School Care located at NORTH SIDE..........

East Noble School Corporation has teamed up with Champions to provide a before and after school program for students in our district. Champions' Cognia accredited program is conveniently located at North Side Elementary School. If interested, go to to learn more. You may also enroll your child(ren) on this site as well.

February 21st School Closed (President's Day) – CHAMPIONS WILL BE CLOSED.

Spring Break 3/28-4/8 – Champions will be open at North Side for an all day Program 6:30am-6:00pm

Good Friday 4/15 – Champions will be Closed.

Champions will be holding a summer program from June 1st - July 29th, 6:30 - 6 p.m.



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!!!

Are you taking advantage of our FREE school breakfast and lunch? We sure hope so!!!

Please NOTE: If your child packs lunch from home and chooses to purchase a milk from school, unfortunately, they must pay for the milk. Milk is only free for the reimbursable meals from the state. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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!



Please know that student attendance in school is very important. Missed instruction, discussion, partner activities, group work and more cannot be made up when your child is absent from school or late to school. Completing a make-up assignment does not come close to the valuable education they receive when sitting in the classroom. Please do your best to have your child at school each day if they are healthy.


Students are doing a nice job practicing the different drills each month. Please contact me if you ever have any questions regarding our safety plan or safety drills.


The MASK MANDATE is still in place for public transportation. Students MUST wear a mask on the bus due to this mandate. This is a parent responsibility.

Please remember that riding the bus is a privilege and we don’t want to take that away from anyone. So, thank you for helping us with making sure they have a mask when they load the bus in the mornings!

Please contact me any time. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is

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National Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17th. We will be celebrating at school with the students. We enocurage you to celebrate with us from home as well.

Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness that you could do with your child(ren). Have fun!

- Donate food, books, toys

- Smile at others

- Pick up trash

- Put positive sticky notes on mirrors

- Walk a dog

- Call your grandparents

- Shovel your neighbor's driveway

- Bake cookies for others

- Babysit

- Bring hot cocoa or food to someone

- make someone a homemade card

- Help clean something

- Spend quality time with someone, maybe play a game with them

Nurses Corner:

Covid continues to go on surges. Please take a moment to check your child for symptoms each day. Students must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This is also true for vomiting and diarrhea.

Parents of children in K-2 - please, send your child with a change of clothes to keep in their locker or backpack. Accidents happen, whether it’s not making it to the restroom in time, spilled milk, or a mud puddle at recess. The children are always most comfortable in their own clothes, so please send them with a full change of clothes just in case. Thank you for your help!

If you need to reach me, please call (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

Stay healthy!!

Nurse Whitney

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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. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Monday, January 31st - Spirit Day - "TEAM SPIRIT"

Wednesday, February 2nd - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 3rd - Rescheduled February Cookies-n-Canvas Event

Tuesday, February 8th - Star Club Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8th - PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m. (Conference Room)

Wednesday, February 9th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Monday, February 14th - SPIRIT DAY (more information to come soon)

Wednesday, February 16th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, February 16th - Board Meeting @ CO, NS is presenting

Thursday, February 17th - END OF TRIMESTER 2

Thursday, February 17th - Gallery Walk, 3-4 p.m. Open to Families

Friday, February 18th - Staff PD Day, NO SCHOOL for students

Monday, February 21st - NO SCHOOL, President's Day

Wednesday, February 23rd - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 24th - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES, 3:30-7:30 p.m.