Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
October 2007 Principal: Nancy Melius Office Mgr: Michele Barker Ph: 206.433.2137 Dates to From the put on your Principal’s Desk calendar... Dear North Hill family, Oct 5 Watch Dog Pizza Night 6:30—7:30pm We have had a glorious start to the new school year. Students and Oct 8 PTSA Board Mtg 6:30pm staff have settled in quickly to our school routines, which has enabled Oct 11 Fall Fundraiser us to get to the business of teaching and learning. Built into every Delivery student’s daily schedule is at least 90 minutes of reading instruction Oct 15—19 and 70 minutes of math. If you need to take your child out of school PTSA Book Fair for an appointment, please schedule it so your child will not miss the 2—6pm Community Rm math or reading blocks. Oct 17 6th Grade to Seattle Children’s Theater Many parents, guardians, and staff have brought their concerns 9:30—2:30pm about our parking lot to me this past month. Our Safe and Civil Oct 18 School Pictures Team, with district involvement, is working together to refine the Oct 19 6th Grade Dramashop procedures. Please use patience and follow these guidelines: Edwards 11:00 McLeod 12:45 ♦ Drop off and pick up students in the white curb zone only Goss 1:45 ♦ Have your child exit the car door by the curb. Oct 20 PTSA Book Fair 9—11am Community Rm When waiting in the car line, please pull as close to the car in front of Oct 26 Spirit Day you as possible. (see map on page 4) Bring your favorite Character/Stuffed Animal Oct 29 Picture Delivery The Highline District has adopted the model of student led Oct 31 Halloween Parade conferencing. Your child is required to come with their parents/ Nov 1 VG2 Kick Off Assembly guardians to the conference. It will be an opportunity for your child Cards/Cookie Dough to talk about their learning goals and a plan to achieve academic success. Thank you to the folks that have stopped by the school and said “Hi”. I count myself as very fortunate to be a part of the staff and community of North Hill. Nancy Melius Principal Halloween Regular dress code Day still applies on Halloween. You may come in costume or in orange and black. NO Masks, Face Paint, or Toy Weapons! Page 2 North Two Poems From Room 132 Hill Sunshine Fog by Chris Bomberger Family by Ashley Sawyer Fog is cold like rain Math & Bailey Hull And it is white like a Problem Sunshine is fun! big ghost. of the It makes me want to be Month done with school Karen is helping her dad lay so I can play with my friends new tiles on their kitchen outside in the Transportation floor. The kitchen floor is 9 feet wide and 12 feet long. sun. Requests The tiles are We encourage all regular 6-inch squares. education students to ride the school bus from How many tiles Did You Know?? Wednesday, October 3rd will Karen and thru Wednesday, her dad need School pictures October 10th so we can to tile their are scheduled get an accurate count for kitchen? for 10/18/07. our State Report. We The solid-color cannot add, remove, or background will change any bus stops until Answer to Problem: show up best in the this report is complete and TBA yearbook. There will also accurate on October 15th. October winner: be a date in the spring TBA with a wider variety and more stylized photos. It’s Great to be a Sixth Grader Welcome Back! The 6th grade went to the first half of The Music Man, performed by the phenomenal HiLiners at Highline Performing Arts Center on Tuesday the 11th! Whew! That is early to take a field trip, but it was enjoyed by all and all were absolutely well behaved! Our next trip out will be on October 17th to Seattle Children’s Theatre rendition of Disney’s High School Musical. This will be followed up by a visit from the SCT staff on Friday the 19th. Staff will work with each 6th grade class on theme, music, and style used in the musical. We are busy! Then there is the day to day learning that keeps us on our toes. It is great to be a 6th grader! October 2007 Page 3 Keep child home with a temperature of 100 degrees Nurses Notes...October 2007 Fahrenheit or higher. A child must be fever free, w/out medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. Hello, I would like to introduce child’s health Medication at School: the nursing staff working in the condition the first days of school Medication includes any over- clinic at North Hill this year. I and at open house. the-counter things like Tylenol, am Barbara Timeus RN and am Advil, Neosporin, or cough Too Sick for School? working with David Rickard drops, as well as anything that As the weather has LPN. I have been a School is prescription. All medications turned cooler, we are 100 Nurse in the Highline School require a Medication seeing more cold District for 15 years and am Authorization signed by, the symptoms. If there also a Nationally Certified parent and the child’s doctor. are ever questions School Nurse. I am at North Any new prescription may take about whether you son or Hill on Monday, Tuesday up to a day to get all the daughter should stay home from mornings and Fridays. David paperwork in order unless you school, there is a handy list on works with me at North Hill, at bring the doctor’s order with the Health Services section of the Gregory and in addition, keeps you. district website, our nursing software running Please feel free to call with any www.hsd401.org/studentfamily/h properly. When neither of us is questions or concerns. I can be ealth/toosickforschool.htm on campus the ever capable reached by pager when I am You can also access medication Mrs. Barker or Mrs. Berg will off campus @ (206)907-4380. forms and other health related assist your children. information there. Barbara Timeus, RN, BSN, It was wonderful to meet NCSN several of you regarding your Counselor’s Corner Recycling For We are off to a great start to Social Skills groups. Counseling a Good Cause the year. The North Hill groups give students an counselors have been in all of opportunity to focus on specific Our cook, Bonnie the classrooms, K-6, doing issues and to encourage Holdsworth, is a lessons on bullying prevention. problem solving skills. We member of the Gold All students know that bullying welcome referrals from parents. Wing Touring is not allowed at school and Feel free to give us a call (206- Association. They are know that the North Hill adults 433-2137) if you feel a group collecting used are here to help them solve might be helpful for your computer cartridges to problems and keep them safe. student. We will be sending more The holidays are fast raise funds for the information home about this approaching. We have Pediatric Brain Tumor soon. connections with several Foundation. Please We are now starting to form churches in the area which bring your cartridges to our counseling small groups. provide assistance to families. the school office to We will be having groups in the If you feel that your family may help. following areas during the be in need of holiday help this year: Family Changes, year, Friendship Skills, Anger please give us a call as soon as Management and Boys/Girls possible. October 2007 Page 4 Free/Reduced-Price meals deadline All students’ 2006-07 applications for free or reduced-price meals will expire on Wednesday, October 17th. There are approximately 3000 students throughout the district who have not submitted a new application for the current school year. If a new completed application is not received by Wednesday, October 17th, the student(s) will be required to pay the full lunch price ($2.00 elementary) on the 18th to receive a school lunch. North Hill Drive Through “Lets Work Together” 8th Avenue DROP OFF AND PICK UP STUDENTS IN THE WHITE CURB ZONE ONLY Covered Play Area PLEASE KEEP LINES MOVING by filling in the large gaps between cars. Drop Off and Pick Up students in the white curb zone only DO NOT Pick Up or Drop Off Have your child exit the car door at the curb. DO NOT Pick Up or Drop Off In This Area At Any Time Main Door of School October 2007