August 17, 2022 - Newsletter
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello to our Northpoint Families,
We have already come to the seventh day of school, and we are getting into our groove! Students are adjusting to new schedules and routines, as are teachers and families. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we monitor and make adjustments to arrival, lunch, and dismissal practices.
We are fortunate at Northpoint and across Spring Lake Park Schools to have amazing adults to support our students. Along with our teaching team, we benefit from the leadership of:
- Michael Wojtalewicz, Innovative and Personalized Learning Lead
- Nick Hooper, Student Support Specialist
- Melinda Shimabukuro, Behavior Specialist
- Robin Renville-Calkins, Psychologist and Social Emotional Learning teacher
- Lexi Swanson, Case Manager for students with IEPs
- Abbey Pierce, district Social Worker
This team is an integral part of our learning community in support of our purpose of “High Expectations, High Achievement for All. No Excuses.” They work with students, families, and/or staff to meet the unique needs of each learner. If you have questions about any of these roles, please reach out for further information.
If you haven’t already done so, please prioritize reviewing our student expectations for behavior and attendance. We’re asking every family to review and sign these agreements. These are available in Campus with instructions in the newsletter. Once again, please let us know of any questions.
We will host a curriculum event here at Northpoint to share with families what students will be learning this year and to provide an opportunity to answer any questions you may have. I’ll have details to share with you next week. We look forward to sharing your child’s learning experience here at school.
Reminder: Sign student behavior and attendance expectations agreement
If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to complete your review of student behavior and attendance expectations with your student(s).
Log in to Campus Parent Portal with your district username and password.
Select your student in the upper right corner.
On the main menu click on DOCUMENT.
Locate the Parent Documents section.
Click on the 2022-2023 Behavior and Attendance Agreement.
Review the document with your student.
Sign and submit.
Repeat these steps if you have more than one student in the district.
For video directions on how to sign the agreement, watch this screencast. If you have any questions, please reach out to your school's front office.
Two lunch entrees options available soon, app reminder
Starting on Monday, October 3, there will be two lunch entrees available daily for students in elementary school to choose from.
As a reminder, you can find what is being served for breakfast and lunch each week through Nutrislice. You can find the menus online or download the Nutrislice mobile app. Simply visit the Google Play Store or iTunes Store and search for Nutrislice.
Northpoint Picture Day - Wednesday, September 28
Northpoint student pictures will be taken by Lifetouch on Wednesday, September 28. Please visit this link to place your order online or order using the form sent home with your student. Retakes will be taken on Wednesday, November 2.
First Weeks Focus
The “knowing each student by name” part of our district’s vision has been on full display across schools, grade levels and classrooms in these first days of school. First graders made name tags that could hold a pencil, stand on their own, and, of course, had their names. Fifth graders were making iMovies about the “top 5 things to know about me.” High school classes were playing name games.
These first moments, days and weeks of school set the tone for the year to come. After two years of disrupted, pandemic learning, concern for academic growth and emotional and mental health is top of mind for parents and educators. That’s why even more intentional efforts to build relationships and create community are a top priority as a new year of learning begins.
Read the full story of our first weeks focus.
Award-winning theater returns with an entertaining and polished line-up for the 2022-2023 season
Mark your calendar and join us for live theater! All performances take place in the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center (1100 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for a dollar more.
2022-2023 theater performances:
- Peter and the Starcatcher, high school fall play
- Einstein's Brains, grades 7-8 fall play
- Snowy Off-White and the 8 Little Dudes, grades 5-6 fall play
- The Private History of a Campaign That Failed, One-Act Play Competition
- Frozen Jr., grades 7-8 spring musical
- Matilda, high school spring musical
- September 26-30 - Homecoming Week
- Wednesday, September 28 - Northpoint Picture Day
- Friday, September 30 - Homecoming Football Game, Panther Stadium, 7 p.m.
- Friday, October 7 - NP PTO Sponsored Fun Run
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