Thursday, May 26, 2016

Congratulations to our Box Tops Competition Winners!

Congratulations to Ms. Coleman’s 2nd grade classroom for winning Northside’s Box Tops for Education competition.  Students in Ms. Coleman’s class earned $189 this year for Northside.  Ms. Cooley’s 4th grade class came in second, earning $127.

Both classrooms will celebrate their success with lunch catered by Jersey Mike’s Subs from the Chapel Hill North shopping center.  If you visit Jersey Mike’s, be sure to thank the owner and staff for their support to Northside!

For the 2015-16 year, the school community earned a total of $1700 in Box Tops submissions.  The Northside Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) allocates the money in support of things like teacher supplies, student field trips, and various school events.  Please keep saving those Box Tops and Sam’s Club receipts throughout the summer for the 2016-17 school year.

-Submitted by the NES PTA

Monday, May 23, 2016

Family Marathon Participants Cross the Finish Line

During the month of May, Northside students were encouraged to focus on physical fitness by running and walking to participate in the first Northside Family Marathon.  Students logged the miles they ran or walked at home in order to track their progress toward the 26.2 mile marathon goal. Many students ran and walked along with their families to work toward the goal.

On Friday, May 20, 2016, fifty-eight students who met the running goal, completed the family marathon by running the last 1.2 miles here on the school grounds. Participants made two full laps around the school grounds to accomplish the 1.2 mile goal and were rewarded at the finish line with a medal and other prizes.

Northside is grateful to Fleet Feet of Carrboro and i9 Sports of Chapel Hill for sponsoring this activity.

STEM Day 2016 at Northside

Northside Elementary School hosted STEM Day on Friday, May 20, 2016.  During the day, students across the school participated in hands-on activities and demonstrations that emphasized the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in our world.

The school staff and students are grateful for all of the guest scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians that visited to share their knowledge and make STEM Day 2016 a great success!

CLICK HERE for a video highlighting the happenings of the day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Student Musical Charms the Northside Community

On Friday, May 13, 2016 the iNavigate Drama Club, led by Mr. Garrett, Ms. Quick, and Ms. Murrill, presented two performances of the musical Annie Jr. A performance was held for Northside student and staff on Friday morning and a second performance was held Friday evening for parents and community members. Both performances garnered resounding applause from the audience!

The students involved in this production have been working after school since January to prepare for the performance. The club also hosted a Glow Dance and car wash to help raise money to cover the expenses of the production.

The student and staff involved in this production included:

Annie- Amalia
Daddy Warbucks- Gus
Grace Farrell- Eva
Miss Hannigan- Miranda
Rooster- Francesco
Lily- Miriam
President Roosevelt- Oleksiy

Ensemble Members (Various Roles)

Stage and Set Crew
Ms. Keene
Ms. Casey
Ms. G

Annie Jr. was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials were also provided by MTI. 

Dance Flight #2016 Make a Successful Trip

On Friday, May 6, 2016 the NES PE Department, led by Coach Rasnake and Ms. Shriver, hosted Dance Flight #2016. This annual event involves the entire school and gives students the opportunity showcase the skills they acquired from their PE dance unit. Due to rainy weather, this years event was held inside, but a fun time was had by all.

The following dances here performed during the event:

  • Kindergarten: Birdie Song/Pink Panther
  • 1st Grade: Jump Jim Joe/Chimes of Dunkirk
  • 2nd Grade: La Raspa
  • 3rd Grade: Patty Cake Polka/Gustoaf Skoal
  • 4th Grade: Circle Virginia Reel/Troika
  • 5th Grade: Cotton-Eyed Joe, East Coast Swing, Charleston Bump, Shag, Merengue
  • Staff: The Hokey Pokey/Birdie Dance
  • Grand Finale (Everyone): Ice Cream and Cake, PBJ, The Navigator