Note From the Roundtable:
Spring is upon us and there's lots of excitement in the air! Students on each grade level are preparing for their curriculum-based field trips that are sure to create lasting memories. Fifth graders are excitedly getting ready for their end of year picnic and Awards Day Ceremony. Fourth grade will experience some swashbuckling excitement at the Pirates Voyage Dinner Show on their annual trip to Myrtle Beach. Third graders will continue their study of our state history by visiting Fort Sumter, the H. L. Hunley museum, and through their walking tour of Charleston. Our second graders are sure to have tall tales after their annual fishing trip. Our first graders will explore air travel on their trip to the Aviation Museum. Kindergarten and our exceptional students will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on their trip to McLeods Farm.
Students and teachers also continue to work diligently as we prepare for end of year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing and Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) Testing. During this time of preparation, you may help your students at home by doing the following:
1. Make sure students are present and arrive to school on time each day. The tardy bell rings at 7:30.
2. Make sure students get enough sleep each night. As days get longer and students are involved in extra-curricular activities, it is still important that they get enough rest for school. Teachers are pushing them to their fullest potential and fatigue can be a barrier to their learning.
3. Make sure students eat breakfast each morning. If eating at home presents a problem, our cafeteria provides two delicious breakfast choices for students each morning. Let us help you get our students off to a great start each day.
4. Continue to check homework each night, as that is our way of communicating to you what is being taught at school. Remember that student success is directly tied to the collaboration between school and home.
Each member of the North family is valued and we all look forward to a strong finish to our school year!
Keishea M. Mickles
Keishea M. Mickles,