Northmoor has been focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Social Emotional Learning gives students the skills they need to manage and understand their emotions. We had the privilege of having Stacey Glorioso for a presentation of Joshua’s Dragon! Stacey is a pediatric occupational therapist and the author of the children’s book “Joshua’s Dragon”. The presentation included an interactive reading of the story “Joshua’s Dragon”. The assembly focused on the fact that everyone has a “dragon” something that is an obstacle in their way. She focused on the 4 strategies to “tame your dragon”. They were 1. Come up with a plan of action, 2. Never give up, 3. Always give 100%, and 4. Never make fun of someone for having a dragon. She introduced us to 3 different people that had an obstacle that they overcame. The assembly sparked wonderful conversations between students and teachers. Students were able to see that they are not alone. We were so lucky to have Stacey present at our school! For more information visit http://www.joshuasdragon.com/index.html.
Third and Fourth grade students will begin checking out on August 29. Kindergarten throgh 2nd grade students will be checking out the following week. 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 Tuesday. Students must have their library cards to visit the Bookmobile.
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.