Newsletter Archive

  • The Need to Know
The Need To Know - May 29, 2019

All-School Picnic

Parents are invited to attend an outdoor picnic during their student’s lunch to celebrate the last day of school. If you plan to eat with your student, the cost per adult is $3.60. You may pay using your child’s lunch account or cash using exact change. 

All-School Picnic Lunch Times

  • Grade 3: 10:40-11:10 a.m.
  • Grade 2: 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  • Kindergarten: 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Grade 1:  12:25-12:55 p.m.
  • Grade 4: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Updating Parent Portal Contact Information

Did you know that you can update primary phone numbers and email addresses in the Parent Portal?  Log into Parent Portal to review your current contact information and make any needed updates. Please call the Northpoint office with any question at 763-600-5700 

Grade 3 Track and Field Day Information – Northpoint Field

Grade 3 – Monday, 6/3 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Northpoint families are welcome to attend. Please go directly to the field and check in with a Northpoint staff member upon arrival. If you will be taking your student home after the event, please check in with the office to check your student out. Please have you student dress appropriately for the weather. Students may also bring water bottles and sunscreen is recommended. 

Northpoint Yearbooks Available for Sale

We have a limited number of yearbooks available for sale for $15. Cash or check – checks can be made payable to Northpoint Elementary. Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, June 5. 

Lost and Found

Please remind your students to check the Lost and Found before the end of the school year. All items not retrieved by June 7 will be donated.

Health Office News

End of Year Medication Returns

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact Nurse Tammy, RN at 763.600.5704

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

May 30 - All School Fieldtrip - Ordway Theater 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

June 3 - Grade 3 Track and Field 1;00-2:15 p.m.

June 6 - Grade 4 Graduation - 1:45-2:30 p.m.

June 6 - Last Day of School

June 6 - Report Cards Sent Home

June 6 - All School Family Picnic

District Information - May 29, 2019

Free meals available at Park Terrace and Westwood this summer

SLP Schools will once again participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The program at Park Terrace will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 10-August 22, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program at Westwood will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 24-August 1, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Meals will not be available at either location on Thursday, July 4.

This opportunity does not require an application, is open to all children ages 1-18 and is not limited to Spring Lake Park School’s students, up to the capacity of the facility. Learn more about the free summer meals at Park Terrace and Westwood.

App offers free summer meals to Minnesota kids

Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization with the Minnesota Department of Education that promotes free healthy summer meals for kids across the state, is encouraging students and families to download the Summer Eats Minnesota mobile app.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free Summer Eats Minnesota app to your smart phone. Simply search Summer Eats Minnesota and download the free app via the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Use the mobile app to find nearest site serving meals by GPS.
  3. Kids up to age 18 just show up and eat with no registration required. There are free serving sites across the state at parks, recreation centers, community centers, libraries, and schools.

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Community Education - May 29, 2019

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - May 22, 2019

This morning we celebrated our wonderful volunteers as they joined us for a little breakfast.  I am so appreciative to our Northpoint community for supporting our daily work with students, we truly value the partnerships with our families.  Through PTO membership, Wednesday Volunteers, field trip chaperones, Power Hour helpers or Mileage Club supervisors, our family’s involvement in children’s experiences at Northpoint is critical to helping our students have a wonderful experience here at school.  On top of these activities our families are busy with their own lives; and we thank them for giving of their time and talents.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s to good weather, fun with family and friends, and kicking off what I hope will be a terrific summer for all!

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

May 22 - Grade 3 Track and Field, 1-2:15 p.m. (POSTPONED)

May 23 - Grade 1 Track and Field, 9:45-11 a.m.

May 23 - Grade 2 Track and Field, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

May 27 – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 30 - All School Fieldtrip - Ordway Theater

June 6 - Grade 4 Graduation - 1:45-2:30 p.m.

June 6 - Last Day of School

June 6 - All School Family Picnic

  • The Need to Know
The Need To Know - May 22, 2019

Grade 1-3 Track and Field Day Information – Northpoint Field

  • Grade 1 – Thursday, May 23, 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Grade 2 – Thursday, May 23, 1-2:15 p.m.
  • Grade 3 – Wednesday, May 22, 1-2:15 p.m. (POSTPONED)

Northpoint families are welcome to attend. Please go directly to the field and check in with a Northpoint staff member upon arrival. If you will be taking your student home after the event, please check in with the office to check your student out. 

Please have your student dress appropriately for the weather. Students may also bring water bottles and sunscreen is recommended. 

Health Office News

End of Year Medication Returns

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact Nurse Tammy, RN at 763.600.5704

 

  • PTO
PTO -May 22, 2019

The PTO would like to thank all of the parents, staff, and all the other volunteers that have helped throughout the school year.    Everyone’s help has allowed us to provide so many fun events and opportunities for the kids this year.  If interested in receiving information on volunteering and other PTO sponsored events next school year 2019-2020, please sign up here.
 
 
 

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

May 16 - Grade 4 MAP Testing/Math

May 21 - Grade 3 MAP Testing/Math

May 22 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - 9:30 a.m./Northpoint Media Center

May 22 - Grade 3 Track and Field, 1-2:15 p.m. 

May 23 - Grade 1 Track and Field, 9:45-11 a.m.

May 23 - Grade 2 Track and Field, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

May 27 – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 30 - All School Fieldtrip - Ordway Theater

June 6 - Last Day of School

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - May 15, 2019

These last few weeks of school are exciting and busy times at Northpoint! Our fourth graders competed in the SLP Grade Four Track and Field Meet at the high school last week. They had the chance to show off their athletic skills, demonstrate good sportsmanship and reconnect with former classmates who now attend Centerview Elementary. On Monday, they went on a field trip to “Base Camp,” where they engaged in team building and leadership development activities. 

This coming week, our students in Grades 1-3 have their track and field days on our Northpoint field; let’s cross our fingers for good weather. All of our students have been participating in Mileage Club, a highlight of our spring here at school! Later this month, our preschool will be hosting ice cream socials for their families and kindergartners will welcome guests to their classrooms in order to celebrate a wonderful year of learning. 

On May 30, we will be attending our all school field trip to Ordway to see Chinese acrobats. We’ll start the day with a picnic lunch here at Northpoint and then load busses to head to St. Paul. In the midst of these special events, we are continuing to focus on our academic growth. We are in the final stretch as we strive to do our best every day, engaging in purposeful, meaningful learning that will prepare us to make valuable contributions to our community!

  • PTO
PTO -May 15, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Mileage Club

We are still looking for additional volunteers for mileage club. There are some new dates available due to weather cancellations. Please sign up for Mileage Club opportunities here.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

The Northpoint Staff would like to invite our PTO volunteers to a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. in the PTO Room/Media Center to honor you for all of your support and service at Northpoint Elementary. The Northpoint staff will provide some delicious breakfast treats. Come and enjoy food and conversation and thank you again for all that you do!

  • The Need to Know
The Need To Know - May 15, 2019

Grade 1-3 Track and Field Day Information – Northpoint Field

  • Grade 1 – Thursday, May 23, 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Grade 2 – Thursday, May 23, 1-2:15 p.m.
  • Grade 3 – Wednesday, May 22, 1-2:15 p.m.

Northpoint families are welcome to attend. Please go directly to the field and check in with a Northpoint staff member upon arrival. If you will be taking your student home after the event, please check in with the office to check your student out. 

Please have your student dress appropriately for the weather. Students may also bring water bottles and sunscreen is recommended. 

Health Office News

End of Year Medication Returns

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact Nurse Tammy, RN at 763.600.5704

Lost and Found

Please remember to check our Lost and Found for your student’s missing items. Any items not claimed by May 17 will be donated.   

MAP Testing Dates and Information

Grades 2-4 still have upcoming MAP testing dates. Please check the Upcoming Events section for dates. 

If you anticipate your student being absent on a testing day, please contact the Northpoint office at 763-600-5700 so we can arrange testing on an alternate date.

Community Education - May 15, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.