Monday, April 28, 2014

Northside School Lunch Heroes

School Lunch Hero day is May 2nd, in recognition of the heroes in our cafeteria two students in the Newspaper club interviewed Ms. Anne, Northside's Cafeteria Manager.

The cafeteria may be a room full of chairs and food but no student really knows what really goes on behind the counter. We interviewed one of our cafeteria specialists, Ms. Anne. Our cafeteria staff so very important to our school  They cook the students breakfasts and lunch every single school day. We want to highlight some of the many great things that Northside’s cafeteria staff do for us at our school.
Irene asked Ms. Anne, “How early do you get to school everyday?“
“I get to school at 5:45 in the morning to begin my responsibilities, ” Ms. Anne replied.“
Wow that’s early! You must really care for Northside’s students.” noted Aida. “Do you get to choose what’s on the menu?”
“No, we have a Dietitian, a person whose job is to give people advice about what to eat in order to be healthy. They pick our school’s menu,” replied Ms. Anne.
Then, Irene asked Ms. Anne, “Who cooks the food?”
“Ms. Gina and Mr. Owen prepare the meals.” she replied.
        The cafeteria is a wonderful place where students aren’t just fed, we are also cared for. Northside’s cafeteria specialists try to make sure their food is extraordinarily healthy. We even found out that some of the meat is farm fresh. On top of that, all of the delicious food is made from scratch. The whole cafeteria staff does a really good job because the students at Northside  enjoys and loves their cooking everyday.

Thank you Northside’s cafeteria staff for everything you do to make our school experience special!

Check out this article by Irene and Aida in the April Edition of the Compass (Northside's Student Newspaper).

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The 5th grade sculpture project

The 5th grade has the amazing opportunity to work with Mr. Mark Brown on an immensely enormous piece of art! We are creating a sculpture that will hang in front of a parking garage/apartment complex. We started by creating some remarkable ideas like a giant goldfish tank, giant shoes,  sharks, and sunglasses Then Michel Brown and Ms. Keene chose the ones that they thought we could actually do, one was a cow walking up the building! This project will combine 2 of 3 ideas into one giant public art piece!!

Check out this article written by Margaret in the April edition of The Compass (Northside's student newspaper)

Photo by Igor

Monday, April 21, 2014

SIT Nominations Sought

Nothside Elementary is holding its regular School Improvement Team (SIT) election this May. We will be electing two (2) members of the SIT this election.

If you are interested in serving on the Northside SIT, please consider nominating yourself.  Nomination forms can be found HERE and will be sent home in your child's Friday Folder as well.

Nominations must be returned to Ruben Fernandez, either by email, at, or paper forms may be turned in to your child's teacher, who will send them in. All nominations must be in by May 2nd to be put on the May 9th Ballot.  Voting ballots will be sent home in your child's Friday Folder on May 9th, and must be returned to your child's teacher by May 16th.

-Submitted by  Ruben Fernandez

Monday, April 14, 2014

STEM Day at Northside

On Friday, April 11 Northside students, teachers, parents a community members participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Day. This celebration was part of the NC Science Festival. By participating in the STEM Day activities, navigators joined students across the state in exploring the many areas of STEM that are important to our states history, culture, and economy.

During the event students had an opportunity to visit 17 different stations and participated in hands-on activities where they learned and explored. Stations provided opportunities for students to learn about the energy needed for electricity production and the importance of conservation, to creating a tornado in a bottle, to exploring the science behind blowing bubbles, to visiting an interactive technology timeline to explore technology from the past.

STEM Day proved to be an exciting day for all who participated!

-PicCollage Created by Margaret S.