Newsletter Archive

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points By Judi Kahoun - January 16, 2019

During this school year, our staff is implementing some changes to our reading resources. In order to further refine our teaching and enhance student learning, a number of Spring Lake Park educators have taken a close look at our core resource for teaching reading comprehension, Houghton Mifflin, and designed engaging work for our children. 

This reading series serves as our springboard, and we have supplemented it with additional text in order to create units which will further engage our children in reading and support their application of reading skills and strategies.  Each unit is approximately six weeks long and will be followed by an end of unit assessment. These assessments take the place of our previous end of trimester tests; we will still be checking in daily with how children are progressing in order to adjust our instruction to meet their learning needs. If you have any questions about these changes, please let me know. 

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - January 9, 2019

ARRIVAL GUIDELINES/TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Students should not be dropped off prior to 9 a.m. unless they are enrolled in Learning Ventures Child Care, before-school programs or when previous arrangements have been made. Due to safety reasons, we are unable to have students wait without parents prior to 9 a.m.  At 9 a.m. the breakfast bell will ring and students eating breakfast can enter at that time. Students not eating breakfast will wait outside until the school bell rings at 9:10. In inclement weather, students will be allowed to wait indoors. 

If there is a change to your child’s dismissal plans, please notify the office before 3:30 p.m. 
 

  • PTO
PTO - January 16, 2019

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO has some very exciting volunteer positions that they would like to fill quickly. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at nppto.volunteer@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.  Or please sign up for our PTO volunteer opportunities here. Information regarding positions available is below.

Movie Night volunteers (January 25, 2019) – volunteers for the event include helping with concessions, set-up and clean up.  Click here to volunteer for the Movie Night! 

Book Fair Chair (February 15, 19 and 21) – The Book Fair Chair will work with the PTO board to coordinate the upcoming Usborne book fair

Conference Meal Chair (February 15, 19 and 21) – The Conference Meal Chair will coordinate meals for teachers during conferences

Spring Carnival Event Chairs (April 12) – The event chairs will work with the Carnival Chair to coordinate and plan this year’s Spring Carnival

Northpoint Movie Night

Northpoint Movie Night will be held Friday, January 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. and movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring your blanket and wear your jammies for a fun and relaxing night!  Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Volunteers are still needed so please visit the link above to sign up! 

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL 

January 25 – NP PTO Sponsored Movie Night, 6-8 p.m.

January 29 – NP Kindergarten Information Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

February 11 - NP PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 

February 14-18 - NO SCHOOL

February 15 - Day Conferences, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

February 19 and 21 - Evening Conferences, 5-8 p.m.

 

  • Community Education
Community Education - January 16, 2018

Featured Class: Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

The Minnesota hot dish (elsewhere called a casserole) is one-dish supper (or side dish) baked in your oven using a single piece of cookware. We will: use fresh ingredients (no canned soups) and do easy preparation for a family meal or make impressive elegant company fare for friends or crowd-pleasing recipes for pot luck. Many of these hot dishes can be made ahead, chilled then baked, and there is minimal dish-washing! You Betcha!

Register today for Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

Find other adult and youth community education classes here 

  • District Information
District Information - January 16, 2018

SLP Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • District Services Center, Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29, 5:39-7 p.m.
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are now on sale

The Panther Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making a difference for the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. The board is made up of district parents and community members and is entirely funded through contributions and special projects. Each year the Panther Foundation hosts a gala, which is their largest fundraiser of the year and features a silent auction, live auction, games and entertainment.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

Panther Playtime Preschool to be hosted by SLPHS students

Do you have a 3, 4- or 5-year old who likes to play games and participate in fun activities? If so, register them today for the free Panther Playtime Preschool, hosted by SLPHS students taking Early Childhood classes!

Panther Playtime Preschool will take place for eight days, beginning Tuesday, February 5 from 8:10-9:45 a.m. at SLPHS.

Click here to learn more and to register today 

Student Meal Balance Notifications Starting Wednesday, January 16

This fall, Nutrition Services transitioned meal payment processing to Campus Parent Portal Food Service. Starting this Wednesday, January 16, families will again begin to receive student account balance messages.

On Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., families whose student’s meal account balance is negative $5 and below will receive an email and text message including the balance and a reminder to add funds for each student. These messages will be sent every Wednesday for each student whose account is negative $5 and below.

Learn more about student meal balance notifications here

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points By Judi Kahoun - January 9, 2019

Schoology and Seesaw Updates

This week you may notice a few changes to Schoology and Seesaw. In order to provide a more consistent experience for our students and families, we are labeling and color coding Schoology and Seesaw folders.

You should notice that each folder on Schoology will have an icon naming the content. Folders actively being used will be red, “retired” folders are blue and ongoing, frequently used resources are in white folders. On Seesaw, each subject area will have a different color folder.

These changes are in alignment with district-wide practice. Our intent is a more efficient use for students, families and staff, and they will be fully implemented at the end of this week. Please ask your child’s teacher if you have any specific questions. 

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL 

January 25 – NP PTO Sponsored Movie Night, 6-8 p.m.

January 29 – NP Kindergarten Information Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

February 11 - NP PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 

February 14-18 - NO SCHOOL

February 15 - Day Conferences, 8-4 p.m.

February 19 and 21 - Evening Conferences, 5-8 p.m.

 

  • PTO
PTO - January 9, 2019

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO has some very exciting volunteer positions that they would like to fill quickly. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at nppto.volunteer@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.  Or please sign up for our PTO volunteer opportunities here. Information regarding positions available is below.

Movie Night volunteers (January 25, 2019) – volunteers for the event include helping with concessions, set-up and clean up.

Book Fair Chair (February 15, 19 and 21) – The Book Fair Chair will work with the PTO board to coordinate the upcoming Usborne book fair

Conference Meal Chair (February 15, 19 and 21) – The Conference Meal Chair will coordinate meals for teachers during conferences

Spring Carnival Event Chairs (April 12) – The event chairs will work with the Carnival Chair to coordinate and plan this year’s Spring Carnival

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - January 9, 2019

Health Office News 

We are pleased to announce that Nurse Tammy has returned to Northpoint! A heartfelt thank you to Nurse Krista Havlik for her support in the Health Office during the past few weeks. We wish her all the best as she transitions to the Park Terrace Elementary Health Office. 


 

  • Community Education
Community Education - January 9, 2018

Featured Class: Line Dancing 

Let the inner dance come out in this two-week session. We will cover the classics of Slappin' Leather, Tush Push, Electric Slide, Hustle, Bus Stop and more! No partner needed for a night of fun!

Register today for Line Dancing

Find other adult and youth community education classes here

All new After School Adventure classes begin in January for K-4 students! 

Register here by January 14 to take advantage of the early-bird rates and the view class times! Some of the classes being offered include Basketball, Beautiful Drawings II, Science Explorers' Wizard School and more! 

  • District Information
District Information - January 9, 2018

SLP Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • District Services Center, Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29, 5:39-7 p.m.
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are Now on Sale

The Panther Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making a difference for the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. The board is made up of district parents and community members and is entirely funded through contributions and special projects. Each year the Panther Foundation hosts a gala, which is their largest fundraiser of the year and features a silent auction, live auction, games and entertainment.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

SLPHS Student Council to Host Free Winter Carnival

The Spring Lake Park High School Student Council is hosting a free Winter Carnival for district elementary students on Friday, January 11 from 6-8 p.m. at SLPHS in the Kenneth Hall gym.

Attend the Winter Carnival for a night of games, crafts, music, prizes and fun!

Panther Playtime Preschool to be hosted by SLPHS students

Do you have a 3, 4- or 5-year old who likes to play games and participate in fun activities? If so, register them today for the free Panther Playtime Preschool, hosted by SLPHS students taking Early Childhood classes!

Panther Playtime Preschool will take place for eight days, beginning Tuesday, February 5 from 8:10-9:45 a.m. at SLPHS.

Click here to learn more and to register today 

Student Meal Balance Notifications to be Sent Starting Week of January 14

This fall, Nutrition Services transitioned meal payment processing to Campus Parent Portal Food Service. Starting the week of January 14, families will again begin to receive student account balance messages.

On Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., families whose student’s meal account balance is negative $5 and below will receive an email and text message including the balance and a reminder to add funds for each student. These messages will be sent every Wednesday for each student whose account is negative $5 and below.

Learn more about student meal balance notifications here

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points By Judi Kahoun - December 19, 2018

I want to wish our entire Northpoint community a wonderful winter break.  I hope each of our students, staff and their families has the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, pause to practice gratitude for all the blessings of 2018 and look forward to a new year! Be healthy and safe, and we’ll see everyone back at Northpoint on Wednesday, January 2, 2019! 

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - December 19, 2018

Lost and Found

Please label hats, mittens, coats, etc. with your student’s name so they can be returned if they are lost. We will sort Lost and Found monthly and will donate items that do not have names on them at the end of each month. For the month of December, we will donate items after December 21.  

Arrival Guidelines/Transportation Changes

Students should not be dropped off prior to 9 a.m. unless they are enrolled in Learning Ventures Child Care, before-school programs or when previous arrangements have been made. Due to safety reasons, we are unable to have students wait without parents prior to 9 a.m.  At 9 a.m., the breakfast bell will ring and students eating breakfast can enter at that time. Students not eating breakfast will wait outside until the school bell rings at 9:10 a.m. In inclement weather, students will be allowed to wait indoors.

If there is a change to your child's dismissal plans, please notify the office before 3:30 p.m. 

  • PTO
PTO - December 19, 2018

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

Our Spring Carnival is Friday, April 12. Our chairperson is looking for people willing to help put on this event! For more information about what is involved or to sign up, please check out our PTO volunteer opportunities here.