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Unicorns Vs Dragons Math Competition

On Saturday, May 7 the North Ridge Unicorns will once again battle the Douglas Dragons in a math competition. The contestants will match wits with problem solving, logic puzzles, and some Jeopardy style math questions. The Mathleets from North Ridge coached by Mr. Marshall Jackson and the 4th and 5th AIG math students coached by Dr. L. Wolford will unite together in hopes of bringing home a Unicorn victory!
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Math League

Congratulations goes out to the following North Ridge students for the fifth and final round of competition. Our top finishers for January are:

  • The Mathleets*: Elsie Schlid, Max DeAngelo, Nick DeAngelo, Jacob Bartholomew, and Lily Thorpe

  • Math League Team: Ajay Wallack, Nathan Londe, Carly Makgill, and Tyler Swisher

Thank you all for your participation this year!

*Mathleets is for 4th and 5th grade students and meets Thursday mornings at 8:00 in the media center.
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Kindergarten Parent Orientation

WHO: All parents of rising Kindergarteners who will attend North Ridge for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents only, please.
WHAT: An introduction to kindergarten at North Ridge Elementary
WHEN: Thursday, May 5th 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
WHERE: The Media Center
WHY: To gain a better understanding of the kindergarten program and to have your questions answered.

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¿Quíen? : Todos padres de los niños que van a asistir a North Ridge para el año escolar 2016-2017. Padres solomente, por favor.
¿Qué? : Una introducción al Kinder aquí a North Ridge
Cuándo? : jueves el 5 de mayo 5:15 – 6:15 de la noche
¿Dónde? : La biblioteca
¿Por qué ir? Para tener un entendimiento mejor del programa de kinder y respuestas de cualquieras preguntas que tengan.
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Title I Early Start Program

Parents, help your rising Kindergartener get ready to start school! We are offering a great summer school program for rising kindergarteners who have had limited preschool experience and demonstrate academic need.

Offered July 11-27th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Applications are due by May 6, 2016
. To learn more: Visit our school's front office to complete an application, call Michele LaScala at (919) 870-4138 or email Kristen Caldwell at kcaldwell@wcpss.net.

El Programma Inicio Temprano de Titulo I "Early Start"

Los padres , ayudan a su creciente Kindergartener estar listo para empezar la escuela ! Estamos ofreciendo un gran programa de escuela de verano para el aumento de kínder que tienen un experiencia pre escolar limitada y muestran un necesidad académica.
11 de julio – 27 de julio, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., lunes - viernes.

Engrege antes de 6 de mayo, 2016
. Aprendar más: Por favor visite la oficina de su escuela y completa una aplicación, contacte a la Sra. Michele LaScala, Data Manager, al (919) 870-4138 o Contacte a la Sra. Kristen Caldwell, al kcaldwell@wcpss.net.
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Single Subject Acceleration

The SSA (Single Subject Acceleration) window will be open April 20 through May 4. If you would like to know more about SSA, please check on the website at http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com or contact Dr. L. Wolford (lwolford@wcpss.net or 919 870-4100).
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Pathways Has Gone Digital Only

Missing your weekly Pathways newsletter? Sign up at Peachjar.com to receive it directly to your email inbox each week. In order to cut down on copying costs and materials, we have moved to electronic distribution of our newsletter as well as other informational flyers. You will now receive Pathways on Sunday, one day before the school week starts so you'll be in the know earlier! If you do not have an email address and need a hard copy, please inform your teacher.
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Camp Invention

Camp Invention is returning to North Ridge Elementary School from June 20-24!

This unforgettable week begins on June 20, 2016, when Kathleen Judson will direct the Camp Invention Epic™ program at North Ridge Elementary School. Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Returning participants who register on or before February 15, 2016 receive $35 OFF the base price of $250 as an alumni discount. New participants who register on or before March 21, 2016 receive a $25 early bird discount. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt.

Are you curious to see what the EPIC program at Camp Invention is all about? Check it out by watching this video:

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Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
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New Spirit Wear Available

North Ridge Sweatshirts and Long-Sleeve T-Shirts are available! Click here for more information.
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Crayon Initiative

The SOS team is starting a crayon recycling drive for broken crayons. Each year over 75,000 pounds of broken crayons are thrown into landfills. Crayons are not biodegradable and become a waxy sludge in our landfills for centuries.

Crayon collection boxes have been placed around the school. Once the boxes are full, these crayons will be sent to The Crayon Initiative. These crayons will be melted, recycled, and given away to hospitals for children. For more information contact the SOS team (lwolford@wcpss.net) or check out the website http://thecrayoninitiative.org.

Drop off boxes are located 5th Grade Hallway, Main Office, Office Breezeway, Art Room, NRE Cafeteria, and Media Center.Thank you for supporting our efforts to recycle crayons!
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School Sponsors

Please visit our School Sponsors page to see a list of all the businesses and families that have provided financial support to North Ridge Elementary. Please show your thanks by supporting these businesses.
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*The Teach and Test Flashcard Method — mentioned at Family Math Night. This is a deliberate and specific way to learn your facts.
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