Newsletter Archive

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - April 17, 2019

Although we missed a day of learning last week, we still had a lot going on at Northpoint! Our kindergartners continued to deepen their friendships with our neighbors at Edgewood, taking time to read to their senior friends. Students in the brown pod implemented a new learning plan in which they completed a task list, reflected on their work and celebrated with a related learning activity of their choice. It is fun to see our students take ownership and pride in their work!

Third Grade students had a visitor from Connexus Energy, who spoke with them about electricity and electrical safety. The students learned how electricity works, ways people can get hurt from electricity and how they can prevent these kinds of accidents from happening. The presentation also included a giant model and several props to enhance student learning. Over the last two weeks, a group of enthusiastic second graders navigated the SLP 3D design model. Along their path of discovery, they gained an understanding of bee intelligence, human-bee communication and the bee’s unique ability to help humans.

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped at our school carnival this past Friday. This is always a highlight of the school year- thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this wonderful event!

  • The Need to Know
The Need To Know - April 17, 2019

MCA and MAP Testing Dates and Information

  • April 23-25 - Grade 3 and 4 MCA Reading (April 26 – Makeup date)
  • April 30-May 2 - Grade 3 and 4 MCA Math (May 3 – Makeup date)
  • May 7-9 - Grade 2, 3 and 4 MAP Reading (May 10 – Makeup date)
  • May 14-16 - Grade 2, 3 and 4 MAP Math (May 17 – Makeup date)

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.

NP Parent Input Forms
Parent Input forms are now available in the NP office. Please stop in to complete one. Forms are due back by May 9. 

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

April 19 and 22 – NO SCHOOL

April 23-25 - Grade 3 and 4 MCA Reading

April 30-May 3 - Grade 3 and 4 MCA Math

May 7-9 - Grade 2, 3 and 4 MAP Reading

May 14-16 - Grade 2, 3 and 4 MAP Math

May 13 – NP PTO Meeting Media Center, 6:30 p.m.

May 10 – Grade 4 Track and Field Day – Panther Stadium 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 14 – Kindergarten Round-up 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 5:30-6:45 p.m.

May 27 – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

  • PTO
PTO - April 17, 2019

Mileage Club

Mileage club will be starting on Monday, April 29-Friday, May 24. Students will run 3 days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during their regular scheduled recess time. Please have students wear appropriate clothes and tennis shoes during these days if they plan on participating. 

Recess Schedule

  • Kindergarten - 10:45-11:10
  • Grade 1 – 1:25-1:45
  • Grade 2 – 12:55-1:15
  • Grade 3 - 2:25-1:45
  • Grade 4 – 12:35-1:00

Thank You Spring Carnival Volunteers! 

To all of our wonderful families, students, teachers, faculty, PTO and volunteers....thank you so much for making the Spring Carnival a huge success!!!

  • Community Education
Community Education - April 17, 2019

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.

  • District Information
District Information - April 17, 2019

SLPHS Theatre Presents- “Anything Goes”

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-Lovely.

Performances dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Purchase your tickets today

  • Principal's Points
Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - April 10, 2019

We have many exciting learning experiences to share in this week’s newsletter! Third grade students combined their social studies and language arts and applied them towards a STEM project. Students examined how ancient Egyptians used salt to preserve mummies. Our third graders made the connection to preservation of food using salt, sugar and vinegar as well as chemical preservations. The learning led to an exploration of food deserts and Minnesota. Students created prototypes of inventions to help Minnesotans who live in food deserts obtain access to nutritious foods.

Our kindergartners had a busy week, first visiting the Minnesota Children’s Museum. They were able to learn, play and made us proud representing Northpoint on their field trip. The next day Judy Thon, the Director of Education from the North American Bear Center in Eli, MN visited Northpoint. Our students enjoyed learning about bear behavior. A highlight was how mamas and cubs communicate with one another to keep the baby bears safe!

Last week, second graders had the opportunity to experience Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Community members facilitate these lessons and this year we have parents from each room! This brings in multiple views and teaching styles. Junior Achievement provides all of the hands-on materials that the children can manipulate to learn more about economics. Junior Achievement lessons align with the state of Minnesota and Spring Lake Park's Social Studies Economic targets for second grade, around the areas of currency, decision making and goal-setting. 

  • PTO
PTO - April 10, 2019

Northpoint PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival - Friday, April 12

The Northpoint PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, April 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. The cost is $5 wristbands for students with $15 family maximum. Event includes: DJ, Inflatables, Sandy Candy, Crazy Hair, Bingo, Games, Photobooth and more! Food available for purchase. Located at Northpoint Elementary.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Carnival – April 12

Volunteers are needed for our Spring Carnival on April 12. There are two 1.5 hour shifts as well as set up and tear down opportunities. We need over 100 volunteers to make this event happen so please sign up! This is also a great opportunity for older siblings too (5th grade and above). Our carnival would not happen without many volunteers!  Sign-up here to volunteer for the Spring Carnival.

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

April 12 - NP PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival

April 19 - NO SCHOOL

April 22 - NO SCHOOL/Staff Work Day 

April 23-26 - Grade 3-4 MCA Reading

April 30-May 3 - Grade 3-4 MCA Math

May 7-10 - Grade 2-4 MAP Reading

May 10 - Grade 4 Track and Field Day/Panther Stadium

  • Community Education
Community Education - April 10, 2019

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.

  • District Information
District Information - April 10, 2019

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool

Spring Lake Park high school students in Early Childhood I and II courses will be hosting a Panther Playtime Preschool starting Tuesday, May 14 at the Spring Lake Park High School.

Who: 3, 4- and 5-year old’s. Children must be potty trained.

What: Children who attend Panther Playtime Preschool will work with high school students with a daily theme that includes fun activities, projects and games.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29 from 8-11:10 a.m.

Where: Spring Lake Park High School. Please enter at door #1. Children will be greeted in the main office and picked up there, too.

Cost: Free. A light snack will be provided each day.

Registration and Questions: 

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool here

Contact Early Childhood teacher Lori Henry at Lhenry@district16.org or call 763-600-5155 for any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, May 3. 

Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - April 3, 2019

Educators across our country are aware of the need for our students to move, and the benefits activity can have in helping students focus attention on learning tasks. Over the past number of years, we have implemented movement breaks in the classroom and additional recess. We have recently added in the opportunity for our children to have purposeful movement breaks at Northpoint.  

In the Brown Pod we have installed a sensory circuit that requires movement, heavy work, and calming activities. Students go through multiple stations which require focus and balance for them to complete, while getting their heart rate up through the circuit and concluding with quiet, winding down activities. Our children are learning to complete these activities independently and are able to access this circuit as collaboratively determined with their teacher. 

Thanks to our Northpoint team for helping develop and implement this circuit, it is a big hit with our kids and helps us meet our children’s needs to move throughout the day!

  • Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Calendar

April 8 - NP PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. in the NP Media Center

April 12 - NP PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival

April 19 - NO SCHOOL

April 22 - NO SCHOOL/Staff Work Day 

April 23-25 - Grade 3-4 MCA Reading

April 30-May 9 - Grade 2-4 MAP Reading

May 10 - Grade 4 Field Trip/Panther Stadium

  • PTO
PTO - April 3, 2019

Northpoint PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival - Friday, April 12

The Northpoint PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, April 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. The cost is $5 wristbands for students with $15 family maximum. Event includes: DJ, Inflatables, Sandy Candy, Crazy Hair, Bingo, Games, Photobooth and more! Food available for purchase. Located at Northpoint Elementary.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Carnival – April 12

Volunteers are needed for our Spring Carnival on April 12.  There are two 1.5 hour shifts as well as set up and tear down opportunities. We need over 100 volunteers to make this event happen so please sign up! This is also a great opportunity for older siblings too (5th grade and above). Our carnival would not happen without many volunteers!  Sign-up here to volunteer for the Spring Carnival.

  • District Information
District Information - April 3, 2019

Spanish Immersion camp available at National Sports Center

Students interested in an all-day language immersion experience have an opportunity to participate in the Spanish Immersion Camp at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine. Designed for students entering grades 1-8 in fall 2019, the camp will bring together Spanish language, heritage, sports and interactive games. The camps will be held June 10-August 23.

Register and learn more about Spanish Immersion camp here

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool

Spring Lake Park high school students in Early Childhood I and II courses will be hosting a Panther Playtime Preschool starting Tuesday, May 14 at the Spring Lake Park High School.

Who: 3, 4- and 5-year old’s. Children must be potty trained.

What: Children who attend Panther Playtime Preschool will work with high school students with a daily theme that includes fun activities, projects and games.

When:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24 from 8-11:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, May 29 from 8-11:10 a.m.

Where: Spring Lake Park High School. Please enter at door #1. Children will be greeted in the main office and picked up there, too.

Cost: Free. A light snack will be provided each day.

Registration and Questions: 

Register for Panther Playtime Preschool here

Contact Early Childhood teacher Lori Henry at Lhenry@district16.org or call 763-600-5155 for any additional questions. The deadline to register is Friday, May 3.