Northside Newsletter October 09

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					                                                                                Principal: Sara Jackowiak
 North Side Middle School                                                       Assistant Principal: Mary Wisniewski

 300 North Lawrence Street, - Elkhart, IN 46514
 574-262-5570 Fax: 574-262-5573                                                                 Huskie News
                                                                                                           October 2009
North Side Middle School provides a supportive environment where all
students are given the opportunity to achieve academic excellence and
become responsible citizens.
                                        September                       Tips from the           * Disinfect frequently-
                                      Students of the                   School Nurse            touched surfaces and
                                          Month                                                 shared items at least
                                                                   With flu season upon us,     once a day.
                                    Congratulations to the         it is important that we      * Ensure that bathrooms
                                    following students who         work together to keep        are stocked with soap,
                                    were chosen student of         our children healthy.        hand towels and tissues.
                                    the      month        for      Viruses spread easily        * Teach your child not
                                    September.                     among       children    in   to touch his/her mouth,
  `Important Dates                                                 schools, and families        nose and eyes.
                                    7th grade
                                    Miguel Arazia, Ben             with          school-aged    * If your child is sick
  October                           Barfell, Isaac Barrios,        children have more           and has a fever, keep
                                    Caitlin Blake, Ally            infections than others,      him/her at home to
 5th – North Side                   Cataldo         ,Dialean       with an average of one-      prevent the spread of
      Fundraiser begins the         Cedeno,         William        third of these family        illness to others.
      Week of October 5th.          Christie, Allen Clair,         members infected each        If you are concerned
                                    Andrea       Fernandez,        year. By keeping our         about your child’s flu
 21st – Fall Sports Awards          Madeline       Fleming,        children flu-free, we        symptoms, call your
        Night at 7:00pm in          Tyrone Gilbert, Rich           benefit the community        doctor early. Call your
        the cafeteria               Harrison,       Michael        as a whole. You can          doctor immediately if
                                    Hartman,           Nick        help prevent the spread      your child has a chronic
 22nd – North Side Star             Iavagnilio,       Vashti       of flu or help your child    disease.         Common
        Observation Night           Jackson, Kiana James,          get better if he/she does    symptoms of flu include
                                    Dallas Lundren, Karen          get sick by following a      high      fever,   severe
 23rd – NO SCHOOL – FALL            Machado,       Clarence        few simple steps:            headache, muscle and
       BREAK                        Parker,         Andrew         * If possible, you and       body aches, exhaustion,
                                    Phothirath, Areal Tharp        your child should get a      and        dry     cough.
                                    8th grade                      flu shot.                    Additionally, children
 26th – NSPO/PPAC
                                    Keegan        Berndsen,        * Remind your child to       often exhibit other flu
        meeting at 6:00pm
                                    Natalie Daniels, Jenna         cover his/her nose and       symptoms that are rare
        in the media center
                                    Denlinger, Haley Evans,        mouth with a tissue          in adults, such as
                                    Ariana Garcia, Joe             when       sneezing     or   nausea, vomiting and
 28th – School Picture
                                    Hannon,       Alexandra        coughing and dispose of      diarrhea. Some children
                                    Hendershot,     Rebecca        the tissue immediately.      might benefit from an
                                    Hertzel, Megan Hunt,           * Have your child wash       antiviral      medication,
                                    Gretchen Hurtle, Elaine        his/her hands frequently     which can be prescribed
                                    Kiefer, Haley Neumann,         with soap and warm           by a physician and can
                                    Kim Nifong, Israel             water for at least 20        help lessen duration of
                                    Perez,       MacKenzie         seconds.                     the virus and reduce the
                                    Rogers, Katelyn Starke,                                     risk of complications,
                                    Carol Weirich, Bryce                                        such as pneumonia.         1
                                    Willis, Lorena Zelaya
                                                  Tutors Available                          Dress Code
     Progress Report Dates:
                                           The National Honor Society from        Tops and shirts that bare or
October 15th – 9 week interim reports      Elkhart Central will be offering       expose traditionally private parts
sent home with student.                    free tutoring at several locations     of the body should not be worn
                                           around the city. These sessions        to school. Also, any pants or
November      13th   –   End    of   1st   are open to anyone who chooses         jeans must be appropriately sized
Trimester                                  to attend. The times and locations     and secured around the waist.
                                           that the tutoring will be held are     We are asking parents to
November 20th – Report cards mailed        listed below.                          provide a belt for your son to
home.                                           Elkhart Public Library            wear. Sagging pants and jeans
                                                Monday – 6:00 – 9:00pm            that are worn extremely low on
North Side Middle School Star                                                     the hips are not appropriate for
      Observation Night                     Pierre Moran Public Library           school and will be dealt with by
                                               Tuesday – 5:00 – 8:00pm            the school personnel. Pants are
Have you ever looked up at the sky at                                             not allowed to be worn if they
night and wondered what some of the            Osolo Public Library               have holes in them.
stars were named or where a particular       Wednesday – 4:00 – 7:00pm             We are asking parents to help in
constellation was? If so, join us for an                                          monitoring your students dress
evening of information and practice at      Elkhart Central High School           before they arrive at school. We
looking up at the night sky and                       Library                     are also asking you to sit down
identifying    stars,    planets    and       Thursday – 3:30 – 6:30pm            and talk with your child about
constellations. Whether you are a                                                 what is appropriate to wear in
beginner or avid enthusiast of                                                    school.
astronomy, join the North Side 8th          Fall Sports Awards Night
Grade Science Teachers and members                                                       Electronic Items
of the Michiana Astronomical Society       North Side will celebrate our fall
as we gaze up at the beautiful night       sports seasons with a sports           Parents please remind your child
sky! This event is open to all family      awards night on October 21st.          that all electronic items should be
members of North Side students. If          The awards night will begin at 7      shut off and put away when they
you have a telescope, bring it along       pm in the Cafeteria. Please come       enter the building. These
with you and you will receive help in      and join us in recognizing our         electronic items should be
its operation. If you don’t have a         athlete’s hard work this fall.         secured in their lockers until the
telescope, that is fine, because there                                            end of the day. Just a reminder,
will be several telescopes for you to         North Side Fundraiser               that North Side is not responsible
look at from the members of the                                                   for any lost or stolen electronic
Michiana Astronomical Society. If          We will be starting the fall           items. Parents please talk to your
you need any additional information,       fundraiser the week of October         son/daughter about keeping their
contact Mr. Wolff. Mark your               5th. This year, the students will be   phones off during the school day.
calendars now and remember, there is       selling cups with your favorite
no school the next day due to fall         sports teams on them.           The        North Side Website
recess.                                    fundraiser helps pay for many
                                           things like student rewards,           The North Side website has been
Date: Thursday, October 22                 athletic uniforms, dances, parties,    updated. We will be adding new
Time: 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.                   and many other fun activities.         information in the next few
Location: North Side Middle School         The      cups       make      great    weeks, so keep checking the
                                           Christmas gifts. Your child will       website for new information. To
                                           receive a packet in their 6th          access the website please go to
                                           period class with information and
                                           supplies. We encourage all
                                           students to sell as much as they
                                           can to help out our fundraising