North Side News

Week of December 3rd - 7th

Three Weeks - Busy and Full.......

Can you believe it? We have 3 weeks until winter break begins. This is the busiest time of year, so it seems! Yes, we have an abundant amount of standards to cover, some have ILEARN practice to get in and of course, we have MOY benchmark testing starting! Please remember, our kids get excited for the holidays, so provide a little give and take with them. "If you work really hard on this benchmark or assignment, then I will give you 5 minutes to share with me or friends about .......(holiday plans, favorite tradition, visit with Santa or what asked for, etc.....). You could assess listening skills with this, write 5 different things you heard your friends say they love about the holidays. Get creative and think about how you can combine holiday joy with learning standards and remember to value all cultures and the holidays they do celebrate as not all of our students celebrate Christmas.


Some things we have going on this month:

1. This week: MOY benchmark testing in Raz and iReady math, runs through Friday, December 14th.

2. This week - "North Side North Pole" (Located in conference room)

You may take your class to browse ONLY on Monday or Tuesday. They can complete a wish list to take home. You may take or send students back to buy at the store on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The store will be open from 8:30-2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30-12 on Friday.

3. Monday, December 10th - Starts the MOY benchmarking for NWEA, runs through December 21st.

4. Week of Dec. 10th-14th, Candy Cane sales through PTO. Orders due by Thursday, delivered on Friday.

5. Student Council is selling "Secret Santa Grams" for $0.50 each all week long from December 10th-14th.

6. The Winter Program is on Thursday, December 13th for grades 1, 3, and 5 at 6 p.m.

7. Staff carry-in and Christmas Party is Thursday, December 20th. Carry-In during lunch, party is 3:30-4:30 in the lounge. Thank you Social Committee for setting this up!

8. Merry Christmas from Stephanie - I will be providing lunch for the staff on Friday, December 21st.

Week of December 3rd - 7th: MOY benchmarking begins in Raz and iReady

Monday, December 3rd:

PD - Digital Citizenship - bring your devices and lesson plans, you will collaborate and prepare lessons on Digital Citizenship for your students for the month of December

11:10 a.m. - Stephanie to finish game with Buhro's kids

12 p.m. - CC - B.A. (Laura P., Stephanie, Tina, Amanda W.)

2 p.m. - Stephanie meeting with 3rd grade

3 p.m. - RTI - S.J. (Stephanie, Cory, Anita, Jen, Beth)


Tuesday, December 4th:

7:30 a.m. - Meeting (Stephanie, Laura P., Keeley)

10:15-10:45ish - New Board Member visiting NS

1 p.m.- NWEA Set-Up for K and 1st grade (Wible's room)

1:50 p.m. - NWeA Set-Up for 2nd grade (Sibert's room)

3-3:30 p.m. - Star Club Meeting

3 p.m. - BIP - R.W. (Keeley, Laura P., Cory, Jamie, Amanda H., Stephanie)

3:30 p.m. - Parent Meeting (Stephanie, Cory, Anita)


Wednesday, December 5th:

8 a.m. - CC - E.R. (Laura P., Stephanie, Cherri)

2:10 p.m. - Stephanie to play game with Maag's student

3 p.m. - PBIS Meeting (Whitney's room)

North Side North Pole hours 8:30-2


Thursday, December 6th:

North Side North Pole hours 8:30-2


Friday, December 7th:

Ronda Huff's last day at North Side

North Side North Pole hours 8:30-12:00


Saturday, December 8th:

Robotics Competition @ Avilla

BE HAPPY, IT DRIVES PEOPLE CRAZY!!!!!!! - CoolFunnyQuotes.com-

Big picture

Coding in Maker Space

We will miss you Ronda Huff!!!!!! Welcome aboard Whitney Aumsbaugh!

December 10th - 14th: MOY continues for Raz and iReady; MOY starts for NWEA

"Secret Santa Grams" being sold by Student Council all week........


Monday, December 10th:

PD: Getting Consistent with Consequences cont.

3 p.m. - RTI for M.W. an N.W. (Jen, Jessica, Anita, Beth, Cory, Jamie, Stephanie)


Tuesday, December 11th:

8:30 a.m. - Admin Meeting (Stephanie and Jamie)

3 p.m. - Staff Meeting

3:30 p.m. - PTO Meeting


Wednesday, December 12th:

3 p.m. - FBA/BIP - C.W. (Anita, Laura P., Amanda H., Stephanie, Cory, Jen)


Thursday, December 13th:

1 p.m. - Stephanie @ Gaggle Presentation @ ENCO

3 p.m. - Reading Committee Meeting

6 p.m. - NS Winter Program for grades 1, 3, and 5


Friday, December 14th:

7:30 a.m. - Cory @ Counselor Meeting

MOY testing ends for Raz and iReady