This month's Parent University was held at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch. The library art gallery featured art work from all of the Peoria Public Schools. Twelve art pieces were chosen from Northmoor students! Congratulations to Northmoor's "Budding Artists". Students whose artwork was displayed earned a special medal at Parent University. Click on the headline to see the beautiful artwork!
Peoria Public Schools is proposing the following starting/dismissal times as a way to align school starting times with research that indicates older students fare better with later start times -- and also to balance the transportation budget without minimizing services to students and families.
Orders and money are due by Thursday, March 23rd. Yearbooks are only $8. You may purchase online or by cash or check made to Northmoor PTO! 4th grade students DO NOT need to order a yearbook. Online orders will be accepted at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com . The yearbook ID is 12793517.
4th grade students will be taking PARCC during the weeks of March 13 and March 20. Third grade students will complete PARCC testing during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. PARCC is a computerized assessment that tests in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. We have been preparing the students by taking practice PARCC tests. Please help your child do their best by making sure they get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Also student attendance is very important during the testing window. Homeroom teachers will notify parents of their class testing days.
March 28th will be our next visit from the Bookmobile. Students with a Peoria Public Library card will be able to check out library books that will remain at school. Applications for library cards came home last week on a pink slip of paper. The Bookmobile will be visiting us every other Tuesday. Students must have their library cards to visit the Bookmobile.
This week, Northmoor raised more than $1100 to donate to Easter Seals! The student from the winning class who donated the most money got to throw a pie in Mrs. Stockman's (Principal) face. Mrs. Henderson's class raised $114 and Jackson Saylor was the lucky winner to throw the pie in Mrs. Stockman's face.
Mrs. Crowson and her 4th grade class reached out to the Daarul Uloom Islamic School's staff and students to offer words of encouragement after the vandalism incident occurred at their school. The fourth grade students at Northmoor made cards to show care, empathy, and support for the school while discussing diversity, respect, and acceptance we should have for one another. The students from Daarul Uloom then wrote back to express their gratitude and appreciation. Mrs. Farghaly and Mrs. Alqudah were honored to deliver the cards to Mrs. Crowson's class to express their appreciation. Click on the headline to see more pictures.
Campfire Reading Night was a huge success! A special thank you to our wonderful storyteller Dr. Dietra Kuester! Students enjoyed listening to "Scare a Bear" as they interacted by banging pans, rattling cans, and ringing bells. They even received a bear of their very own to take home. Families also enjoyed singing campfire songs with Mrs. Fograscher and making a special craft. To make the night complete, students brought home a bag of s'mores.
Northmoor Primary School students who met PBIS goals earned the chance to spend time learning football fundamentals from Richwoods High School football players. RHS juniors Cameron Bland, Josiah Neal, Cody Wright, Keenan Streitmatter and Sharod Danage spent part of the day helping Northmoor students practice throwing passes, kicking and running.
Northmoor is a "Nut-Free School." We do not allow/offer peanut or peanut by-products in our school. Please note that we have recently enrolled students who have severe allergic reactions to peanut butter, tree-nuts, and other nut by-products. Reactions to the smell or inadvertent consumption of peanut butter can range from mild allergic reactions to serious harm or even fatal results. Students, who are not allergic, are asked to never bring peanut butter/ by-products to school. Under no circumstances are treats, candies, or snacks brought into the school or classroom to contain peanut or nut by-products. On behalf or our students who allergic to nuts, we are sincerely grateful for your anticipated cooperation with this safety policy.