Northview News

March 20, 2016

Reflection for Today

"There is a way that seems right to a man,

but in the end it leads to death" (Proverbs 14:12).
There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Right and Wrong

Last week, we talked about protecting ourselves and our families from the "garbage" values of this world. But, how do we know what's garbage and what's not? The verse above tells us that our own "wisdom" can lead us in the wrong direction. This week, let's look at how we can truly discern right from wrong. - Mrs. G.

How do we know what is right and what is wrong? Sometimes it’s difficult to know, especially when the world around us believes any behavior is all right. If we aren’t clear, our kids will get a confusing message. Consult God’s Word (see Learn More). Find the principle that applies for today. Be willing to live by God’s answer, even though it may seem different and difficult. God’s Spirit will guide you.

Setting appropriate limits teaches right and wrong. Limits make boundaries within which children can feel safe and loved. Limits can also feel oppressive. How you set and enforce the limits makes the difference.

When setting limits, ask yourself: Is it necessary? Is it reasonable? Is it OK for my child’s age? Is it enforceable?

If all the answers are yes, go ahead. The limit will contribute to your child’s growth. If even one answer is no, STOP. The next step is enforcing the limit set.

  • Be clear. Help your child understand the limit and its reasons.
  • Be predictable. Don’t pass one day and punish the next. This is very confusing to children.
  • Be confident and firm. You - not your child - are in charge.
  • Be loving. Love is the key to your child’s heart. Loving and firm should go hand in hand.
  • Be reasonable. An exception might be appropriate.

Children need very clear right and wrong values messages. How you teach is the key to helping them make the values messages their own. Your goal is internalized values - so that your kid thinks they are his or her own. Give your values messages enough importance so your child feels uncomfortable with the way she was acting.

This is where temperament comes in. With a very sensitive kid, you can get the message across by just looking him in the eye and speaking with a little emphasis. He’ll remember and internalize the message. If you yell and punish severely, your message gets lost in his hurt feelings. He feels resentful and doesn’t learn anything.

With “tough” kids, you will need to be much firmer. They don’t pay attention unless you are very firm and impose consequences they don’t like. Then they’ll begin to think about your message and internalize it.

Knowing your child is very important. How you teach also includes love, accountability, support, and grace.

  • Love. Be loving and caring all the time. Smile, hug, kiss, compliment. Speak lovingly. Be sure she gets the message: You will love her, no matter what, just like God does.

  • Accountability. Your child must be held accountable for his actions - accountable to you, to God, to his teachers and other persons in authority. Accountability helps all of us grow.

  • Support. Kids need to feel supported - you are on their side. Listen carefully, respond to her feelings, help with a difficult job, practice batting, go to games and recitals, respect likes and dislikes. Make your home a place where the hurts of life can be healed.

  • Grace. Be sure your kids don’t have to earn your love. Give it freely, even when they are “difficult.” Pray for God’s love so you can pass it on. Forgive and forget. Every day can be a new start.

If you teach with love, accountability, support, and grace, your children will experience God’s love through you. They will learn God’s values and will want to follow His way.


  • Love. Give five minutes for each person to find an object he or she could use to show love to someone else. Each person demonstrates how to show love with their object.
  • Support. Place names of family members in a small sack. Ask the youngest child to draw a name. Put a paper crown on the winner’s head. Then each family member tells something special about that person.


  • Read the Bible together: Exodus 20:3-17; Matthew 22:34-40; 1 Corinthians 13; Matthew 5-7; Romans 12; and Proverbs
  • Easy Obedience by Kay Kuzma
  • 10 Christian Values Every Kid Should Know: A How-to Guide for Families by Donna Habenicht. See chapter 6 for more ideas.

Donna Habenicht © 2012

Congratulations, Emily Russell!

Emily had the highest number of fruit orders per student for our Citrus Fundraiser this year, and she will receive a $ Meijer gift card! Great effort! Thank you to ALL who helped!

Plants for Sale

In your child's Communicator last week, we sent home a plant order sheet. Let's get this information out to our friends, families and neighbors ASAP! Thanks for helping support Northview and our local growers with this healthy, seasonal fundraiser. The student who sells the most plants will receive a $ gift card to Meijer!

Memorial Day 5K - Stride for Strive

We will be participating in the Stride for Strive 5K in Cadillac on Memorial Day. Students and families may race together; the school will also attend the Memorial Day parade as part of this field trip/fundraiser. After the parade, families are welcome to go home and celebrate the rest of Memorial Day together. Memorial Day is counted as a half-day on our school calendar, so attendance is required. Please let teachers know in case of absence. Thank you!

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016
Race Starts: 8:30 am at the Veterans Memorial Stadium at The Cadillac High School

Registration Opens: 7:00 am

Student and Adult registration forms will be sent home after Spring Break.

5K Training

As we prepare for the 5K, students may keep gym clothes in a gym locker at school, including tennis shoes, to change into for the workout period. Please speak with teachers if you have any questions regarding training schedules. (You should have received Mrs. Graham's class training schedule in your child's Communicator last week.) We encourage you to train with us at school or at home!

Students will be asked to send letters in request of sponsors for this race. These letters will be finalized here at school and sent home so that they may be mailed out to friends, family, and neighbors near and far. :) We are hoping to raise some much needed funds for our school! The student who raises the most money (in grades 1-4 and in grades 5-8) will receive a $ Meijer gift card.

Hot Lunch Wednesday - HOT DOGS & Fixin's

You may see Mrs. Graham or Mrs. Nietling to purchase new Hot Lunch Cards as needed. Cards are $15 each ($3 per meal). Lunch will be prepared each week based on the number of students who have prepaid cards. If you have prepaid, and do not want Hot Lunch for whatever reason, please let your teacher know by Tuesday of that week. This will help us prepare an appropriate amount of food. Thanks! :)

NO School this Friday or next

  • We do not have school this Friday (Good Friday of Easter Weekend). Happy Easter!
  • Next Friday is our first day of Spring Break. After normal dismissal on Thursday, our Spring Break will begin.

Last Day of School - CHANGE

Due to our number of snow days, we have added May 31st to our school calendar. Unless we have more snow days, this will be our last day of school. Our March 25th and April 1st holidays will remain on the calendar as scheduled.

Unlock Revelation

Unlock Revelation is a Bible Prophecy Seminar series coming to over 200 locations across several states beginning on March 28, 2016.

At Unlock Revelation, you will learn about important topics such as:

  • How will the world end?
  • What role does the USA play in Bible prophecy?
  • What is the truth about the rapture?
  • Who is the antichrist and what is the mark of the beast?
  • What really happens after death?
  • Are heaven and hell real and what will they be like?
  • How can I find peace and be sure of eternal life?

Come and discover God’s promise to bless “those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3.

This is a life-changing opportunity that you don't want to miss!

See "Upcoming Events" below for time and website information.

*Thank you to all who are volunteering their time to speak, provide childcare, etc. It couldn't happen without you. And please, pray for the Holy Spirit to cover the meetings and people attending so that Jesus may be lifted up!

Cadillac Church Visit - April 23, 2016

Our last church visit will be at the Cadillac Seventh-day Adventist Church. Students will prepare to help with Special Music and Offertory during the Unlock Revelation worship service.

We Are Learning

Weekly Memory Verses

  • Grades 1-4: Please see sheet.
  • Grades 5-8: Please see Scripture Squares on your homework sheet. You may learn your verse from the KJV, NKJV, or NLT. You may be asked to write your memory verses for the Friday test.

Topics and Themes

  • Bible: Please see sheet (1-4); Unit 5 Review & Test (5-8)
  • Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
  • Spelling: See sheet (1-4); Word Study Contracts (5-8)
  • Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read Charlie Horse (1-2), Summer of the Sharks (3-4), Volcano (5-6) and Under the Ice (7-8). We extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
  • Writing/Grammar: Newsletter & Multigenre Research Project (5-8)
  • Social Studies: Westward Expansion/Manifest Destiny (5-8)
  • Science: Physical Science (Electricity, Magnetism, Simple Machines)

Upcoming Events

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 25th, 8:30am-3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Unlock Revelation

Monday, March 28th, 7:15pm

Cadillac, MI, United States

Cadillac, MI

For more information on various meeting locations in your area, visit Unlock Revelation's web site.

Spring Break

Thursday, March 31st, 3:30pm to Monday, April 11th, 8:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Student Week of Prayer

Monday, April 11th, 8:30am to Friday, April 15th, 3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Swimming @ YMCA

Tuesday, April 19th, 12:45-3:15pm

9845 Campus Drive

Cadillac, MI

Bring your suits, towels, and goggles!

If you can help transport and chaperone students, please let us know. Thank you!

Church Visit

Saturday, April 23rd, 10:45am

801 East Division Street

Cadillac, MI

Field Trip - Cadillac News

Thursday, April 28th, 2pm

130 North Mitchell Street

Cadillac, MI

School Spirit Week

Monday, May 9th, 8:30am to Friday, May 13th, 2:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

  • Monday - Pajama Day (Pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals allowed)
  • Tuesday - Sports/Hobby Day (Hats allowed)
  • Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day with Mismatch, Backwards, Inside Out Day
  • Thursday - Pioneer (including Adventist) or President Day
  • Friday - Twin Day

Presidents & Pioneers - Northview's Taste Extravaganza Curriculum Fair

Thursday, May 12th, 6pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Tentatively scheduled.

Memorial Day 5K

Monday, May 30th, 8am

Linden Street

Cadillac, MI

Last Day of School

Tuesday, May 31st, 3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

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