Northpoint Elementary

October 7, 2020 Newsletter

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Northpoint families:

We’re headed into fall break at the end of the week. Please plan accordingly, as there is no school for students next week, Oct. 12-16. I hope each of our families finds time to enjoy one another’s company, perhaps at an apple orchard, pumpkin patch or corn maze! I’m planning on a little get away up north for some relaxation and a few cabin chores. We look forward to our students returning to their learning on Monday, October 19.


Here are few updates this week:


  • Conferences: In lieu of traditional conferences this fall, we will be holding conversations virtually with families during the month of October. Look for communication from your child’s homeroom teacher with information on how to schedule a WebEx meeting, phone call or update over email. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with care givers, and these collaborative conversations will focus on Learner Profiles (describing your child as a learner) and Learner Maps (their learning plan). As a result, we will have a common understanding of where each child is at in their learning, how they learn best and next steps in their social, emotional and academic growth.
  • Monitoring COVID-19 in our community: We continue to monitor Anoka County 14-day COVID-19 case rates. Last week, in data the district receives weekly from the Minnesota Department of Health, Anoka County was reporting 20.78 cases per 10,000. This places our learning model firmly in the state’s guidance for Modified Campus (hybrid) at all grade levels (20-30 cases per 10,000). We will continue to look to the future, closely monitoring case data and following guidance in the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan. We ask that our entire community continue to follow public health guidance to help support our schools in remaining open.
  • Plan to learn at home on November 3: If your student is attending in Modified Campus (hybrid) schedule on B days (Tuesdays and Fridays), please mark your calendars for Election Day, Nov. 3. We will be having a school-wide learning at home day that day as our school building is used as an election polling place. Given the potential for large crowds and other activity surrounding the election, we will learn from home and prioritize health and safety. If you have questions, please reach out.


Have a restful fall break, and thank you for your partnership during these first four weeks of the school year.


Judi Kahoun

Principal

For Extended Flex Learning Families: Conferences, Library Books and School Pictures

Greetings Extended Flexible Learning Families,

School has been in session for one month - unbelievable! The partnership, flexibility and patience of each of our families has contributed to our success this fall. Thank you!

Here are a few updates for you this week:


  • Conferences: Your child’s teachers will be reaching out to you with an invitation to meet to discuss how things are going with distance learning, to share current student progress, to discuss next steps in learning, and to gain insights from you about your student(s). Each teacher will be managing their own conference schedule, so please watch upcoming classroom newsletters or teacher updates in SeeSaw or Schoology for details.
  • Library Books: Should you happen to find overdue library books at your home, they can be returned to your child’s home school or the District Services Center, whichever is most convenient for you. Thank you!
  • School Pictures: School pictures for Extended Flexible Learning (distance learning) students will be on November 11 at your child’s home school. Details will be shared as we finalize plans for that day. Stay tuned...


I hope each of you has an informational and rewarding visit with your child’s teacher in the coming days. Please also enjoy the fall break and the pleasant weather that is being predicted, and remember there is no school next week (Oct. 12-16).


Our Extended Flexible Learning teachers and I are here to lend support. Let us know how we can help.


Take care,


Kim Fehringer

Principal on Special Assignment

K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

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Mark your calendar: Picture days are coming

We will have multiple days for school pictures to accommodate students in our Modified Campus (hybrid) and Extended Flexible Learning (distance learning) models. Mark your calendars for student pictures to be taken at school:


  1. Monday, October 19 – Students in Group A (Modified Campus – hybrid)
  2. Tuesday, October 20 – Students in Group B (Modified Campus – hybrid)
  3. Wednesday, November 11 – Students in Extended Flexible Learning (distance learning). We will provide more information about the schedule for this day and health and safety precautions in the next few weeks.


Please visit Lifetouch to order your portraits online.

Picture Day ID: EVTN636Z7


Northpoint Picture Schedule

October 19

  • K - Cole
  • K - Roth
  • K - Barry
  • 1 - Alto
  • 1 - Brodt
  • 1 - Davis
  • 2 - 4 - All modified campus students on A schedule


October 20

  • Center Based - Sager/Canaday
  • K - Phillippo
  • K - McCarthy
  • K - West
  • 1 - Frank
  • 1 - Marcella
  • 2-4 - All modified campus students on B schedule

Meals available during fall break through a one-day curbside pickup event

Meal services will continue at Spring Lake Park Schools during fall break, October 12-16, through a one-day curbside pickup event where families will receive five days' worth a meals for the week.


Here are the details:

  • Date - Monday, October 12
  • Location - Spring Lake Park High School, door #32
  • Times - 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • Menu Details - Families will be given five days' worth of meals, both breakfast and lunch. The package will include cereal, fruits, vegetables, milk and frozen entrees with a cooking instruction insert. Entrees are cheese pizza, cheese bread, corn dog (chicken), cheese and bean burrito and cheese calzone.

Printed Newsletter Request

The Northpoint newsletter will only be distributed electronically this year. If you would like a printed copy sent home with your student, please contact Heidi Rogers at 763-600-5700 or hroger@district16.org.

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The Gingerbread Man

Each year, kindergarten students learn the story of The Gingerbread Man. This year, they took the opportunity even further by baking some of their own at home!

Think-Pair-Share

Kindergarten students did a great job with their Think-Pair-Share activity while practicing their physical distancing skills.
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Northpoint PTO Virtual Bookfair

The Scholastic book fair is happening and this year it will be virtual! More information will be coming via email and Schoology with a link to access your virtual shopping experience in the new few days. The fair will be open October 12 through October 22. As always, each purchase raises money for Northpoint.

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  • October 12-16: Fall break/NO SCHOOL
  • October 19-20: Northpoint picture days - Modified campus students
  • November 2 - NP PTO meeting (virtual)
  • November 11 - Northpoint Picture Day - EFL students
  • December 4 - End of trimester 1
  • December 7 - NO SCHOOL
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