Newsletter Archive

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - January 22, 2020

Winter Conferences

Winter conferences will be held on February 13, 14 and 18. Please sign up for your child’s conference here.

Wearing and Caring!

As a service project, a few of our Gr. 4 friends have coordinated a fun and giving project for Movie Week, January 21-24.  Each day students will get to wear a specially themed outfit and have the option of making a donation to support our specialists' classrooms at Northpoint. Bring your donations to the main hallway near the office each morning when you come to school.  

Thursday, January 23 

  • Donations: Crayola colored pencils and dimes 
  • Dress for the job you want!

Friday, January 24 

  • Donations: Elmer’s glue bottles/sticks and quarters  
  • Dress up for Pajama Day 

Wear your pajamas to Movie Night on Friday night from 6-8. We will continue to accept donations for any of the above listed items that evening.  

Northpoint 2019-2020 Yearbook

Order your yearbook today and use Yearbook ID Code: 10047720. The deadline to order is March 6, 2020. 

Fourth grade families: Visit Westwood Intermediate and Middle School February 24

When students finish fourth grade at our Spring Lake Park elementary schools, they transition to 5th grade at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School. Families are invited to attend an Introduction to Westwood to learn more about the school, the transition to 5th grade and to meet the Westwood team. 

Plan to visit during one of three sessions:

  1. Monday, February 24. 5-6 p.m.-  For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  2. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  3. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Woodcrest Spanish Immersion parents of students in grade 4

Not able to make it? Contact the Westwood office to find another time to visit, 763-600-5300. The Westwood team is looking forward to welcoming the class of 2028 next fall. 

  • PTO
PTO - January 22, 2020

Family Movie Night - Toy Story 4

Northpoint PTO invites you to view Toy Story 4 on Friday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Northpoint Elementary.

Details:

  • Cost- free!
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Concession available for purchase
  • Bring your blanket and pillow
  • Students must be supervised by an adult

We hope you'll join us! Check out the Family Movie Night poster

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

January 24 - NP PTO Sponsored Movie night

January 28 - Kindergarten Kickoff Class of 2033 -  5:30-7 p.m.

January 28 - Preschool Information night - 5:30-7 p.m.

February 10 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. - NP Media Center

February 13 - NP Evening Conferences/NO SCHOOL (Sign up for conferences here)

February 14 - NP Daytime Conferences/NO SCHOOL (Sign up for conferences here

February 17 - NO SCHOOL

February 18 - NP Evening Conferences (Sign up for conferences here)

February 24 - Introduction to Westwood for 4th grade families, from 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

  • District Information
District Information - January 8, 2020

Registration and Enrollment Events at Spring Lake Park Schools

Spring Lake Park Schools is hosting a number of events in January and February to help current and incoming families prepare for the next steps in their students’ education. Whether you are looking to enroll a student, preparing for a school transition or registering for classes, we hope students and families can join us to learn more. 

Check out important dates and information you and your family may need to know about

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - January 15, 2020

We have been enjoying January at Northpoint. Our students are visiting Wargo Nature Center this week for a winter outdoor learning adventure. Learning topics are related to our social studies and science academic targets, and are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Winter Adaptations
  • 1st Grade: Birds
  • 2nd Grade: Native American History
  • 3rd Grade: Tracking
  • 4th Grade: Orienteering

We had a visit from Westwood choir students last week, they performed for us selections from their winter concert. We really enjoyed this awesome concert, thanks to them for putting Northpoint on their tour!  A few of our Northpoint friends are continuing to visit our neighbors to the north at Edgewood Senior Living.  These experiences are so valuable for students and residents alike. Most recently some of our kindergartners made snowflakes with their “grand friends."

Ms. Alto and Mrs. Comstock’s second grade students read about animals and humans sharing common space. They then worked to design a product that would allow wild animals and humans to share spaces peacefully. Our students enjoyed sharing their creations during a Designers Showcase! These are just a few of the wonderful experiences our Northpoint students are engaged in, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more highlights!

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

January 20 - NO SCHOOL

January 24 - NP PTO Sponsored Movie night

January 28 - Kindergarten Kickoff Class of 2033 -  5:30-7 p.m.

January 28 - Preschool Information night - 5:30-7 p.m.

February 10 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. - NP Media Center

February 13 - NP Evening Conferences/NO SCHOOL (Sign up for conferences here)

February 14 - NP Daytime Conferences/NO SCHOOL (Sign up for conferences here

February 17 - NO SCHOOL

February 18 - NP Evening Conferences (Sign up for conferences here)

February 24 - Introduction to Westwood for 4th grade families, from 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

  • PTO
PTO - January 15, 2020

Family Movie Night - Toy Story 4

Northpoint PTO invites you to view Toy Story 4 on Friday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Northpoint Elementary.

Details:

  • Cost- free!
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Concession available for purchase
  • Bring your blanket and pillow
  • Students must be supervised by an adult

We hope you'll join us! Check out the Family Movie Night poster

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - January 15, 2020

Winter Conferences

Winter conferences will be held on February 13, 14 and 18. Please sign up for your child’s conference here.

Health Office News

We have been seeing an increase in cases of head lice in school. Please be checking your children frequently for head lice. Click here to view a video that can help with identifying lice and nits.

Wearing and Caring!

As a service project, a few of our Gr. 4 friends have coordinated a fun and giving project for Movie Week, January 21-24.  Each day students will get to wear a specially themed outfit and have the option of making a donation to support our specialists' classrooms at Northpoint. Bring your donations to the main hallway near the office each morning when you come to school.  

Tuesday, January 21 

  • Donations: Crayola crayons, Crayola watercolor paint and pennies    
  • Dress up as Fancy Nancy or Formal Fred  

Wednesday, January 22 

  • Donations: Crayola markers and nickels 
  • Dress up for Beach Day (no swimwear) 

Thursday, January 23 

  • Donations: Crayola colored pencils and dimes 
  • Dress for the job you want!

Friday, January 24 

  • Donations: Elmer’s glue bottles/sticks and quarters  
  • Dress up for Pajama Day 

Wear your pajamas to Movie Night on Friday night from 6-8. We will continue to accept donations for any of the above listed items that evening.  

Northpoint 2019-2020 Yearbook

Order your yearbook today and use Yearbook ID Code: 10047720. The deadline to order is March 6, 2020. 

Fourth grade families: Visit Westwood Intermediate and Middle School February 24

When students finish fourth grade at our Spring Lake Park elementary schools, they transition to 5th grade at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School. Families are invited to attend an Introduction to Westwood to learn more about the school, the transition to 5th grade and to meet the Westwood team. 

Plan to visit during one of three sessions:

  1. Monday, February 24. 5-6 p.m.-  For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  2. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  3. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Woodcrest Spanish Immersion parents of students in grade 4

Not able to make it? Contact the Westwood office to find another time to visit, 763-600-5300. The Westwood team is looking forward to welcoming the class of 2028 next fall. 

  • District Information
District Information - January 15, 2020

Get your tickets for the 16th annual Panther Foundation Gala “Once Upon a Time”

Support Spring Lake Park Schools' students and purchase tickets to the annual Panther Foundation Gala, "Once Upon a Time." Individual tickets are available or coordinate a table with a group of friends or neighbors. This event will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Mississippi Gardens.

Learn more and purchase tickets

Review winter weather information

Canceling school is a tremendously difficult and complicated decision for any school district to make, and it’s a decision that impacts thousands of families in very different ways. As we head into another unpredictable winter season, take a moment to review weather closing, alert and flexible learning days information.

It’s time to start planning for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Spring Lake Park Schools is hosting a number of events in January and February to help current and incoming families prepare for the next steps in their students’ education. Whether you are looking to enroll a student, preparing for a school transition or registering for classes, we hope students and families can join us to learn more. 

Check out important dates and information you and your family may need to know about

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - January 8, 2020

I hope 2020 is off to a great start for everyone in our Northpoint community. At school, we welcomed the children back last week, spending time re-establishing our relationships and routines. We revisited each student’s hopes and dreams, checking our progress toward these end-of-year and long-term goals. January is always an exciting time of the year to look back on our successes and forward to new beginnings!

Cold winter weather typically has some impact on our recess plans, and this year is no different! If the temperature is 0 degrees actual or -10 degrees with the wind chill the children stay inside and have alternative activities. We utilize our halls, open classrooms and other spaces to allow for movement. We also incorporate more movement throughout the day. Students have choice time in their classrooms as well, to read, play games, draw and simply chat. I thank our teachers for giving their attention to the alternative to outdoor recess on our coldest Minnesota days! As for days we do head out, please be sure children have the proper clothing to be outside for 15-20 minutes. I also ask that each article of outdoor clothing is clearly labeled with each child’s name. Our “Lost and Found” is overflowing, and we’d love to be able to return all items to their original owners!

 

  • The Need to Know
The Need to Know - January 8, 2020

Fourth grade families: Visit Westwood Intermediate and Middle School February 24

When students finish fourth grade at our Spring Lake Park elementary schools, they transition to 5th grade at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School. Families are invited to attend an Introduction to Westwood to learn more about the school, the transition to 5th grade and to meet the Westwood team. 

Plan to visit during one of three sessions:

  1. Monday, February 24. 5-6 p.m.-  For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  2. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  3. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Woodcrest Spanish Immersion parents of students in grade 4

Not able to make it? Contact the Westwood office to find another time to visit, 763-600-5300. The Westwood team is looking forward to welcoming the class of 2028 next fall. 

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

  • There is NO PARKING/WAITING in the 124th Court circle leading to Primrose at any time. This area is being patrolled and violations will be enforced

  • Please do not park in handicap spots unless you have a handicap permit visible in your window

Northpoint 2019-2020 Yearbook

Order your yearbook today and use Yearbook ID Code: 10047720. Deadline to order is March 6, 2020. 

Wargo Fieldtrips

Please remember to dress students in winter coat, snow pants, boots, hat and mittens for upcoming Wargo Fieldtrips. Most of the time is spent outdoors so it is important that all students are dressed warmly.

Our Winter session of After-School Adventure classes begin next week!

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education provides students with many opportunities for physical activity, academic enrichment and creative expression. Some of the classes being offered in this session include Basketball, Robotics STEM building, Drawing, and Chess! Class times, locations, and registration is available at SpringLakePark.ce.eleyo.com. 

 

  • PTO
PTO - January 8, 2020

Family Movie Night - Toy Story 4

Northpoint PTO invites you to view Toy Story 4 on Friday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Northpoint Elementary.

Details:

  • Cost- free!
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Concession available for purchase
  • Bring your blanket and pillow
  • Students must be supervised by an adult

We hope you'll join us! Check out the Family Movie Night poster

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

January 13 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. - NP Media Center

January 20 - NO SCHOOL

January 24 - NP PTO Sponsored Movie night

January 28 - Kindergarten Kickoff Class of 2033 -  5:30-7 p.m.

January 28 - Preschool Information night - 5:30-7 p.m.

February 10 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. - NP Media Center

February 13 - NP Evening Conferences/NO SCHOOL

February 14 - NP Daytime Conferences/NO SCHOOL

February 17 - NO SCHOOL

February 18 - NP Evening Conferences

February 24 - Introduction to Westwood for 4th grade families, from 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

  • District Information
District Information - January 8, 2020

It’s time to start planning for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Spring Lake Park Schools is hosting a number of events in January and February to help current and incoming families prepare for the next steps in their students’ education. Whether you are looking to enroll a student, preparing for a school transition or registering for classes, we hope students and families can join us to learn more. 

Check out important dates and information you and your family may need to know about

Calendar approved for the 2020-2021 school year

The calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was approved at the December 17 regular school board meeting. See the full calendar.

Important dates include:

  • Tuesday, September 8 – First day of school for grades K-8 and Lighthouse students, orientation for grade 9 students and grades 10-12 students new to the high school
  • Wednesday, September 9 – First day of school for returning grades 10-12 students who are not new to the high school
  • October 12-16 – Fall break
  • November 26-27 – Thanksgiving break
  • December 23– January 1 – Winter break
  • March 12-22 – Spring Break
  • Thursday, June 10 – Last day of school
  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - December 18, 2019

I want to wish our entire Northpoint community a wonderful winter break. I hope each of our students, staff and their families have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, pause to practice gratitude for all the blessings of 2019, and look forward to a new year! Be healthy and safe, and we’ll see everyone back at Northpoint on Thursday, January 2, 2020!