Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The newest edition of The Compass is out!

(Click to read the newest edition)

Here it is! Another great edition of our very own student written newspaper, The Compass.  With an editorial by Meyari, a write up of the Glow Dance by Catherine, drawings and illustrations, a student poll, a poem and the answer the question we all want to know, "What's the first event in the Winter Olympics?", it's as close as a click on the pic above.  Enjoy! and thank you Mrs. H-C for supporting the process from beginning to end.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Art & Read Night at Northside!

On Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00-7:00,  Northside will be having an Art and Read Night! This is a night for Northside families  to celebrate the arts and visit the school wide Book Fair. Come and join to check out new student artwork on display, participate in a community art project, see a musical presentation by our Navigators, and listen to read-alouds by your favorite Northside Teachers. We’ll see you there!

Monday, November 21, 2016

1st Graders' Pet Rocks share Science Facts

Please take time to view Ms. Hatcher's first grade class' "Something About Rocks" videos.  After studying about rocks in Science they used the Yakit Kids app to create infobits about rocks as told.....from rocks! It was such fun.  Way to go Scholars. Check it out on our Youtube Channel by clicking on the pic above. 

Art Studio Highlights and Updates - Offered by Ms. Alder Keene, Art Teacher

Navigator Showcase: 

This year the annual Art and Music Navigator Showcase (an evening dedicated to celebrating the arts at Northside) will be held in early spring so that both art and music can be fully represented. We will be having a small art exhibition in conjunction with the opening of the Book Fair on December 7th from 5:30-7:30. This will be an 'Art and Read Night' and will consist of displayed student art, a collaborative art activity for families and multiple read-alouds (and of course the Book Fair)! 

'Spread Love' Northside Mural: 

Beginning this week, navigators are collaborating to create a mural showing their love for the Northside community! The objective is to build an understanding that art can be made by a group of people to express a common feeling or idea. Each student is designing a heart on paper or fabric that will be compiled and mounted on a large piece of foam core and displayed. At our Art and Read Night, families will have an opportunity to add onto the 'Spread Love' mural.

Art on Display at CHPL: 

Check it out! ​​Ten of our second graders have landscape artworks on display at the Chapel Hill Public Library this month. Using warm and cool colors, students captured time of day, temperature and added personal details. Each one is unique to the artist who created it. 

Remember, you can follow all the latest art happenings on the Art Studio's Instagram @nesartstudio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's Mrs. Sharpless!

In case you missed the front page of our District website, here is a great video introduction of our favorite CSCCS Principal, Mrs. Coretta Sharpless. Just click on the photo above!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Free Energy Kit!

Now that we have received our first $250 let’s keep the momentum going. If you have not ordered your free energy kit offered by Duke Energy, go to or call 1-855-386-9548 to make your order.  Remember, for every 100 families who order, Northside receives $250. Currently we need 500 sign-ups by December 31st in order to qualify for the $2500 grand prize.

Community Giving Opportunity here at Northside Elementary

Each year, our school community joins together to provide gift cards to local grocery stores for Northside families who feel the extra burden of providing meals during the holiday break. We are delighted to continue this tradition. Through Friday Dec. 2nd  the PTA will be collecting monetary donations for our Northside Families in Need Program.  Checks made payable to Northside PTA can be sent in an envelope labeled “PTA-FIN donation” with your child to school. All donations are tax deductible and will directly benefit Northside families.  Any questions?  Please contact Gretchen Yonish at

Monday, November 7, 2016


Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. As part of this celebration, Our Northside library will post each day about a note-worthy book that would be a great addition to our NES classroom repertoires. The library will specifically speak to books that have been recently published within the last two years that are worth knowing and loving. To learn more, visit
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Congratulations! Northside Elementary Step Team (NOTM) Wow!

BIG SHOUT OUT..... The NOTM STEP TEAM! They paired up with the Zeta Phi beta sorority, competed and won the 2016 UNC Step show Friday evening. The girls did a great job and put Northside on the map! To view the winning competition, click on the following link,  

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was created to directly affect positive change, raise consciousness, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster greater sense of unity among its members.  In collaborating with Northside Elementary's Navigators on the Move Program for stepshow, members of the Omega lota chapter sought to use this as an opportunity to spread that vision to a younger generation.  Through this experience they wanted to stress not the physical skills of performance but also life skills of endurance, persistence, confidence, and cohesion. It's through such efforts that they hope to continue to influence more community-conscious, action-oriented legacy.  
-- Mr. Jay