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NRES TEK Spring Club Preview!

TEK is excited to return this Spring to NRES with the TEK After School Club Program. Clubs will run on Thursdays for 6 sessions March 16 to April 27 from 3:30pm – 4:45pm. TEK supervises students prior to clubs starting.

Club cost is $135 per child.

TEK pays the NRES Staff to teach clubs. Participation supports the NRES Staff. Registration forms will go home Monday, February 13th. Registration will be on Thursday, February 16th from 8:00am – 8:45am outside the NRES front office.

Please contact TEK with any questions – Duval Fisher duval@tailoredenrichmentkids.com

Spring Club Offerings:

NRES Cheerleading Kathleen Judson Grades K-5
Anime Club Erica Penny Grades K-5
Krafty Kids Sydney Sauers Grades K-5
Fossil Frenzy Cheryl Gourley Grades 2-5
Delicious Decorating Meredith Jarrett Grades 2-5


Reminder: Registration for Spring TGA Golf and Tennis classes is open now!

TGA brings the golf course and tennis courts to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play the sports in a fun and safe environment. Kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf and tennis skills and knowledge, while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship.

Check out the flyer below for the spring schedule and more information on registering for classes.

North Ridge Elementary TGA Spring 2017 Golf and Tennis Flyer

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ESL Programs at Wake Tech

Wake Technical Community College offers ESL Programs at various locations around the city throughout the year. Please see the flyer below for Spring 2017 Locations and Registration Dates and visit http://esl.waketech.edu for more information.

Accelerated Learning – Parent Information Sessions

Come join us to learn about options for acceleration of student learning! Parents will explore the following information:

  • General ELA/Math Progressions
  • Middle School Math Placement Guidelines
  • Opportunities for Acceleration including Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
  • Timelines
  • Additional Resources

Parents are encouraged to attend one of the following regional sessions:

  • Monday, 3/6/2017 6:00pm-7:00pm @ Wendell Middle School Auditorium
  • Thursday, 3/9/2017 6:00pm-7:00pm @ Crossroads II Room 1400
  • Monday, 3/13/2017 7:30pm-8:30am @ Crossroads II Room 1400

Information is also available online if you are unable to attend one of these sessions:
http://www.wake-ms-math.weebly.com and http://www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com

You may also contact Erica Penny with any further questions at 919-518-0030 or epenny@wcpss.net.

Double Harris Teeter Store Rewards through March 21st!

Earn twice as much for our school on the purchase of any Harris Teeter brand pre-packaged meat, sliced cheese, or bread between February 15 and March 21! Remember that your VIC card must be linked to the Harris Teeter Together in Education code for our school. See the Store Reward instructions here: http://northridgees.wcpss.net/support-nre-2/#communityLinks

Pathways Newsletter – February 16th, 2017

This week’s Pathways Newsletter was sent out by email yesterday. If it got lost in your inbox you can also check it out here:

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Check out all the ways to be Connected to North Ridge news on our Get Connected webpage:

Our Media Center Needs Volunteers

The media center is looking for volunteers. We need people to help shelve books, do special projects and help with class check outs for K, 1st grades and possibly 2nd. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Lewis, Media Coordinator at jlewis6@wcpss.net.

Yearbook is in the Works! Order Yours Now!

Yearbook is in the works – portrait pages, candid photo pages, learning experiences, field trips and more! Don’t miss out on your copy. You can order now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ (use school code 11156317) OR you can submit the order form that came home in this week’s Monday folder. Yearbooks start at $20 and upgrades are available. If you have questions, you can send them to nreptayearbook2017@gmail.com.

Join the Backpack Buddy Program at NRE!

Have you thought about supporting Backpack Buddies, but it got away from you? It is never too late!

The Backpack Buddies Program serves children in our school who may not have access to healthy meals at all times. The children in this program pick up a bag full of nutritious food on Fridays to have over the weekend. Unfortunately, there are more children at North Ridge who could benefit from Backpack Buddies than we have the funds to sponsor. There are several levels of sponsorship.

A donation of $40 provides 1 month of weekend nutrition, $175 feeds a student for 1 semester and $350 feeds them for the whole year!

You can sponsor a backpack yourself or team up with others to sponsor together! If you are interested in donating or have any questions please contact Jennifer Baucom at jenlb1982@gmail.com Thank you!


Come and Serve on the PTA!

The North Ridge Elementary PTA nominating committee is seeking passionate and energetic leaders committed to helping all of our children for the 2017/2018 year at North Ridge Elementary. Come and serve on the Board of Directors for next year in lead positions. There are several lead positions, and there are some new positions we have added to the mix. We would love to discuss these opportunities with you, and we eagerly invite you to get actively involved in this aspect of your child’s school. 1) Co-President of the PTA 2) Treasurer of the PTA 3) Volunteer Coordinator 4) Meet the Teacher Coordinator. If you find yourself asking, “How can I pitch in more around this lovely community?” We have your answer. If you are driven and want to be inspired by these amazing young kids, you might be interested in these opportunities. If you want to see all students succeed, if you have been inspired by something you have seen in our fabulous teachers at North Ridge, or if you want to contribute to a life changing community, we need you! We strive to make a significant difference in ensuring all children reach their full potential. If interested, please contact Peter Milner at petermilner99@gmail.com or Nikki Fountas at dominique.fountas@gmail.com.

Thank you to our Book Fair Volunteers!

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this year’s Book Fair a success. The Book Fair takes many hands from Coin Drive collections to setup to classroom previews to Family Night to take down. We are so grateful for the help of all our wonderful volunteers and to this year’s Committee Chairs: Shawn Jackson (Coin Drive,) Nikki Fountas (Decorations,) Liz Lala (Volunteers,) Ellen Buffaloe (Teacher Preview,) Dawn Bartholomew (Teacher Wish Lists,) and Sarah Wilson (Book Fairy Program.) And a BIG thank you to this year’s Book Fair co-chairs Missy Thomas and Sarah Wilson!

Thank you North Ridge!

Thanks to your support, our Book Fair has had just over $13,500 in sales to date, which will translate into approximately $3,500 to support the Media Center. Remember, purchases are still possible through NRE’s Online Book Fair. You also donated $1,500 to the All For Books coin drive which helped give all our students an opportunity to purchase a book, helped to fulfill Teacher Wish Lists for their classrooms, and provided new books for the Media Center. Way to go NRE!

Boys’ Elastic Waist Pants Needed For Health Room

The Health Room is in need of gently used boy’s elastic waist pants in all sizes. Thank you to everyone who has donated Spirit Wear shirts that their child(ren) have outgrown. We have plenty of bottoms for girls, however we are in very low supply for boys. Anything without a snap, zipper or button that has an elastic waist would be perfect. Please send donations to the office. Thank you so much for your donations.

Cafeteria Low Balance Calls

Our school dining room is starting a new service. They will provide reminder phone calls on Wednesday afternoons to families who are nearing a low balance on their child’s school meals account. Child Nutrition Services has developed a system so only those families who need the reminder will get a phone call. We expect the service to begin late February.

Welcome Charles Langley!

As you are probably aware, Ms. Hartenstine has left us to go to the Wake County school board. In her place, retired principal, Charles Langley will serve as AP. Mr. Langley will be with us until mid-March. Please give him a hearty unicorn welcome.

February 2017 Specials’ Newsletter

Check out the February issue of the “Special Edition” newsletter! The “Special Edition” is put together by North Ridge’s specialist team and updates parents on everything your child is learning and doing in media center, music class, art class, technology class, and P.E.

February 2017 Specials’ Newsletter

PTA Dollars at Work!

As we have been highlighting here recently, most of the money raised through the NRE PTA stays right here, but did you know that a portion of each membership is sent to the NCPTA to help support larger Public School Advocacy? Check out this link, for some of the amazing ways NCPTA is working for all students, parents, and staff at NRE PTA!



Rate North Ridge Elementary Online!

More and more people are shopping online. They are buying groceries, clothes, toys and gifts using their computers. People are also using the internet to shop for schools. In this season of school enrollment, we ask that you go online and rate our school. Let us know what you think of North Ridge by visiting GreatSchools.org.

Pictures Needed for the Yearbook!

If you have photos of the 1st or 3rd grade Musical, the 4th grade trip to the Legislature or their Wax Museum, campus Club activities or Learning Experiences, please share them with yearbook! You can upload them directly from your phone or computer to community.lifetouch.com, School code KNXIBJ. You can also put them on a cd or flash drive labeled, “yearbook” and take to the office. Include your child’s name and teacher if you’d like your device returned.

Thank you for helping us represent as many faces as possible in the yearbook!

Orders are still being taken. You can order online NOW at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ (use school code 11156317) OR you can submit an order form to your homeroom teacher (Extra order forms are available in the front office). Yearbooks start at $20. If you have questions, you can send them to nreptayearbook2017@gmail.com.

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