Newsletters

Northpoint newsletters for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted below on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. Click through the categories below to read this week's newsletter. 

Newsletters will also be sent via email to families. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact Northpoint at 763-600-5700.

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In this week's newsletter...

Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - March 20, 2019

On Friday, March 22, we will be sending home your child’s report card for Trimester Two. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning. We consider report cards to be one component of a comprehensive plan for ensuring communication and developing partnerships with our families. Daily work, information found on Schoology and Seesaw, conferences and emails/phone calls are all imperative to sharing student progress and planning instructional experiences for our children.

The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including a variety of assessments, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. You may also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that already have been taught or will be taught/assessed later this school year.

In the past, we have completed end of trimester summative assessments for both reading and math. As a reminder, this year we are no longer doing these specific assessments across the district. Instead, we are utilizing end of unit assessments for these two subject areas. Along with these summative end-of unit assessments, we are and will continue to utilize formative assessment practices to measure student progress and inform instruction.

If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your partnership and support.

The Need to Know - March 20, 2019

World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday, March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations. Please join us this Thursday with others around the world in wearing crazy socks! Bright colors and mismatched pairs will be the norm at Northpoint! Rock your socks this Thursday! #Lotsofsocks

Westwood Intermediate Parent Input Forms

Parent Input forms for students entering Grade 5 for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in the Northpoint office. You may also download a parent input form here. Please call the Northpoint office at 763-600-5700 with any questions. 

Dismissal Reminders

To ensure the safety of students at dismissal, parents who are picking up their student at walk-up should pick-up on the school side and not on the parking lot side. Students also may not be picked up in vehicles from the parking lot, only the car line. Students must be escorted across the cross walk by an adult at all times.  

PTO - March 20, 2019

PTO Volunteer Opportunities - Spring Carnival/April 12

We are in need of a few more people to join our leadership team for the carnival. We need three more people to add to our current team of seven. Specifically, this would mean helping the day of the event with setting up and helping the event run smoothly! If you would like more information about duties are involved for volunteering for the Spring Carnival, please email Heidi.