Newsletters

Northpoint newsletters for the 2019-2020 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 - September 18, 2019

This past week I have enjoyed many opportunities to visit our Northpoint classrooms. I was impressed with the high level of conversations, thinking and leadership our children were involved in. I witnessed students facilitating parts of their Morning Meetings: guiding their classmates in reviewing the calendar, greeting one another and sharing. As the day continued, I observed children discussing their math work, reflecting on the processes they utilized, giving feedback and advocating and inquiring about their work and the work of others as they defended or changed the strategies they used. 

Teachers were supporting this work as they modeled, questioned and practiced these conversations with their children. This took place during discussions of pretests, during Number Corner and throughout the content of a Bridges math lesson. I also witnessed students talking about their reading or content provided by an adult. Students were defending their ideas, evaluating their choices based on text evidence and real-life experiences. I am asking that our teachers share this type of learning in their updates to parents, via writing or video examples. As parents, you may not get to see this type of meaningful learning first hand, so we hope to do our best in updating you on these engaging experiences throughout the year.

PTO - September 18, 2019

Northpoint Fun Run

The Northpoint PTO Sponsored Walk/Run Fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 4. Families can volunteer, run or cheer! Do you have spirit? We want to see it! Wear your SLP, Northpoint or red, white and blue gear! Money raised goes towards all-school field trips, books, power hour supplies and PTO sponsored events. Watch for a link to sign up for volunteer opportunities soon and for fundraising materials to come home on Friday, September 20. 

Volunteer Opportunities

To be added to our email list for receiving information and opportunities from PTO please sign up here.

The Need to Know - September 18, 2019

Northpoint Parent Information Night

Parent Information Night will be held on Thursday, September 19 at Northpoint Elementary. There will be two sessions presenting the same content. Families with the last name A-H can attend from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and M-Z can attend 6:30-7:15 p.m. If these times don’t work, please attend the time that works best for your family. Sessions will be presented by grade level in pods. Topics covered will be: Schedules, Use of Technology, Reading/Math, Behavior, Schoology/Seesaw, Personalized Learning and Ongoing Communication Resources.

Lost and Found

There are two areas of Lost at Found at Northpoint. One by the cafeteria and one by the media center. Please have your student check these two areas for lost items. If families would like to check the Lost and Found, please check in the office to receive a visitor pass. Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of each month. Please make sure to label your student’s belongings. If items have names, they will be returned to students. 

Visitor Information

When visiting Northpoint, please remember to bring your picture ID and to check in with the main office. Also, please do not enter the Education Wing during school hours unless an appointment has been arranged with your student’s teacher. 

Updating Contact Information in Parent Portal

Did you know that you can update primary phone numbers and email addresses in the Parent Portal? Click here to view instructions on how to update your contact information in Parent Portal. Please call the Northpoint office with any questions at 763-600-5700.

Upcoming Events

Calendar

September 19– Picture Day

September 19 – Parent Information Night, families with last names between A-H can attend from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and last names between M-Z can attend 6:30-7:15 p.m. Learn more in the Need to Know section.

October 4 – PTO Sponsored Northpoint Fun Run

October 7 – PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m./Media Center

October 14-18 – NO SCHOOL/Fall Break

October 15 & 24 – Evening Conferences

October 16 – Daytime Conferences

November 1 – Picture Make-up Day

District Information - September 18, 2019

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Young People’s Concert

The SLPHS bands and jazz ensemble is bringing the R & B Hip Hop Revue to younger students and their families at the annual Young People’s Concert, October 8 at 6 p.m. in the high school’s Fine Art Center. The concert will offer pre-K through grade school students the opportunity to participate with a Hip Hop dance company, learn about musical instruments and hear and sing along with familiar music. 

Register for the Upcoming Panther Foundation Carnival & 2K

The 9th Annual Panther Foundation Carnival & 2K is on Saturday, September 28, at Spring Lake Park High School. Kids can enjoy inflatables, games, crafts, crazy hair and more. Runners, walkers or the entire family can lace up their shoes and enjoy the 2K run/walk! Register for this fun Carnival & 2K event

Community Education - September 18, 2019

Sign-up for the Pantherette “Petite” Dance Clinic

Students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Pantherette "Petite" Dance Clinic and learn a dance routine from the award-winning SPLHS Dance Team and perform it at the SLPHS Fall Dance Show on October 5 as well as at halftime of the varsity football game on October 16. No dance experience is needed! Register by September 26 to guarantee a t-shirt before the clinic.

Learn more and register for the Pantherette "Petite" Dance Clinic today