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The May 23rd Pathways Newsletter is Here

Read the May 23rd Pathways Newsletter in English or Spanish or browse all past newsletters.

2016-17 PTA Slate of Officers

We are excited to announce our 2016-17 Slate of Officers.
  • Co-Presidents – Mabyn Pappas and Missy Thomas
  • Vice President – Holly Edge-Attanasio
  • Treasurer – Jessie Blalock
  • Secretary – Amber Hudson
They are looking forward to working with our families, teachers, staff and our many committees. We still have a few opportunities for additional volunteers to get involved. Please consider sharing your talents to help PTA support the school.

Unicornucopia Chair or Co-Chairs
We have NEW IDEAS for streamlining Unicornucopia while still putting on a blast of an event! Work with seasoned volunteers to hear the new ideas and learn the ropes. We also have great, detailed notes on how to put the festival together. Planning starts in July and the work finishes in October.

Media Center
Volunteers are needed for the end of school inventory this year as well as volunteers to assist Ms. Lewis next year in the Media Center.

Yearbook Photographers
Have a nice camera and like to take pictures around campus? We can use high quality photos of various campus events like Spirit Week, Unicornucopia, Learning Experiences, playground candids, grade-level projects, etc.

Pathways Translator
Translate the weekly Pathways newsletter from English to Spanish. This requires a few hours per week. Martha Schild has served in this role for several years and has kindly offered to continue helping, though her daughter graduates in June. We would like to find an additional translator.

If you are interested in learning more, please email nreptaprez@gmail.com for details.

Yearbooks for Sale

Extra Yearbooks will be for sale in the breezeway Monday 5/23 -Wednesday 5/25 from 8:00am - 8:30am while supplies last. Soft covers are $20 and hardbacks are $25. Cash or checks payable to "NRE PTA" accepted.

Field Day is Monday June 6th

Update: Field Day Volunteer Meeting 5/25

If you are a field day volunteer, please join Mr. Keller in the multipurpose room at 3:25 pm next Wednesday 5/25 for a run down of Field Day activities and stations. Volunteers will have the chance to ask questions before the big day.

Mr. Keller and his planning team are working on a fun day of competition and activities. NRE Family and Friends must be registered volunteers with WCPSS to participate. The scheduled times for grades to compete are as follows:

08:45am - 10:15am - 2nd/3rd grade
10:30am - 12:00pm - 4th/5th grade
11:30am - 01:00pm - Between Shifts Light Lunch and PTA meeting in Room 5 (all welcome)
12:30am - 02:00pm - K/1st grade

Final PTA Meeting Monday June 6th

The final PTA meeting will be held in room 5 on Monday June 6th in between Field Day shifts 2 and 3. Stop by for a free, light lunch provided by the PTA and vote on the PTA 2016-17 Slate of Officers (announced soon) as well as the Budget. Lunch will be available in room 5 starting at 11:30am and voting business will take place 12:00pm-12:30pm during the Field Day shift changeover. We need at least 20 official PTA members present to conduct this important business.

Please RSVP to the PTA meeting at nreptaprez@gmail.com so we can keep track of our attendance!

Book Swap on June 7

The Book Swap is back! Start cleaning off your bookshelves! On one day only, Tuesday, June 7th, students may bring in as many books as they would like to swap with other students, however, they will only be allowed to take home five. Donate books in the media center between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM on June 7th. Students will have an opportunity during the day to visit the library to choose their new book(s). Any extra books will be given to students in need of reading materials at home. If you are able to volunteer to help on June 7th, please contact Erica Penny at 919-518-0030 or epenny@wcpss.net.

May Specials Newsletter

The The May Specials Newsletter has been published! The Specials Newsletter is a monthly update published by our Specialists team. There is a feature article from each specialist teacher with details about what they are doing with students that month.

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

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!

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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