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News and Announcements

Our Media Center Needs Volunteers

media centerThe 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.

Registration for TGA Golf and Tennis Classes is Open Now! Classes Start Monday!

Registration for TGA Golf and Tennis classes is open now! Classes start next Monday!

TGA, which stands for Teach, Grow and Achieve brings golf and tennis to us in a way that our children experience all aspects of the sport while having fun. It is a great introduction and is offered right on school property. All equipment is provided. Children receive achievement awards and handbooks. The instructors help the children develop their golf and tennis skills, get active and build self- confidence as they a advance through a multi-level program. The student to instructor ratio is 8:1.

Class dates are:

  • October 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5

Click on the link below to go directly to our North Ridge classes:

If you have any questions, please reach out to George Greason at 919 270-6006 or ggreason@playtga.com

Spirit Night is Tomorrow Thursday 10/27 at Burger 21!

Spirit Night is tomorrow Thursday 10/27 at Burger 21! Skip cooking dinner for a night and support North Ridge! This is an all day event so be sure to let them know you’re with North Ridge whenever you go.

Burger 21 is at 6196 Falls of Neuse Rd. Click here for a map.


Yearbook Photos Needed! Please Share!

picture-dayWe need your photos! If you have school photos from Unicornucopia, classroom Learning Experiences, etc. please upload them to community.lifetouch.com and use school code KNXIBJ. You can also download them to a cd or flash drive, label it “Yearbook” and take it to the office. (Your device will be returned). Thank you for contributing to the 2016-17 Yearbook!

Keep Sending In Box Tops!

21216Keep Sending In Box Tops! Here are the standings at the end of week 1:

Shuford – 1st place
Williams – 2nd place
Peters – 3rd place.

This is the final week of the Fall collection! The winning class wins a pizza party. 2nd place wins a cotton candy and lemonade party.

Pride Days

This year, we are celebrating students a little differently and we wanted to explain to all of our families how our award presentations will work this year. In order to make the awards we give really special, we have decided to give out FOUR awards per classroom throughout the school year. This is a lot less than in past years, but it will make earning an award that much more special. You might like to share this information with your child so they understand that only four students in their entire class will receive awards this year and what a special honor it is if they get one of them.

On PRIDE Day, each classroom teacher will do a brief presentation in their classrooms about the character strength for the quarter and will present one student with a certificate for exemplifying that character strength. In the afternoon on PRIDE Day, each award recipient and their parents will be invited to attend an award presentation and informal reception in the cafeteria. If your child gets one of these awards, it is truly a BIG DEAL. We hope you will share with them how proud you are of their hard work and accomplishment to have received the award.

First Quarter Award:
GRIT (Firmness of mind or spirit; unyielding courage in the face of hardship)

Second Quarter Award:
SELF CONTROL (Regulating one’s behavior in order to achieve goals)

Third Quarter Award:
SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE (Getting along well with others; cooperating well with others)

Fourth Quarter Award:
GROWTH MINDSET (The belief that abilities can grow through hard work and dedication)

If you have any questions about the new format of our PRIDE Day awards, please contact Erica Penny (3-5 School Counselor) at epenny@wcpss.net or 919-518.0030 or Kim Johnson (K-2 School Counselor) at kjohnson4@wcpss.net or 919-518-0134.

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

unnamedThank you to our Corporate Sponsors for supporting North Ridge Elementary. We look forward to supporting your businesses.

Allstate – Wynne Dunn – Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden – SPIN – Fight or Flight Comics – Raleigh Pediatric Dentistry – Dr. Dave – Thompson and Thompson Family Dentistry – Vanderwall Orthodontics

Durham Performing Arts Center – Dr. Kevin Gilchrist – Nan’s School of Dance – North Ridge Country Club – Oak City Landscaping – Andrew Plunkett – Polar Ice House – David Van Kula, Team Tradition

Bartholomew Paving – Dr. Alisha Davis – FastSigns Raleigh – NanaSteak – North Raleigh Gymnastics – Piper’s Tavern – Carey Rivers, Angela Drum Team – Rodan + Fields, Anne Crawford – Wine Authorities

Corporate Donors
BJ’s – Harris Teeter – Learning Express – Massage Envy – Pepsi of Garner – Texas Roadhouse

Fall Spirit Wear!!

Remember to get your Fall Spirit Wear before November 10th! Our long sleeve t’s are $15 and the hooded sweatshirts are $20.

Order Form – http://northridgees.wcpss.net/spirit-wear/

This fall design is special order only!! Order forms will be due on November 10th. The shirts will be ordered and delivered to you before Christmas break. They make great holiday gifts for kids, grandparents, and anyone else who loves NRE!


Volunteer Registration

volunteer-rectangleNorth Ridge Elementary loves and appreciates our volunteers! All new and returning volunteers must register/apply on a Wake County School computer. Returning volunteers have until Friday, October 28th to reactivate your volunteer application, otherwise your application will be removed from the active volunteer list. Reactivation takes minutes, but new volunteer approval might take a few weeks, so go ahead and get yourself registered now even if you don’t have a specific volunteer opportunity in mind. Registration is in the office at North Ridge Elementary from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Also, remember that all school visitors and volunteers must sign in at the front office and receive a yellow sticker. For detailed information about registration, please see our Volunteer Registration page.

Thank You Art Volunteers!

A BIG thanks to everyone who volunteered to help out with the 5th grade artist residency. The kids (and parents!) made some beautiful pieces of art that will be on display around the campus soon. And thanks for sending in all those newspapers!

Thank you Family Sponsors!

We would like to thank ALL the families that supported Unicornucopia, the PTA and the school through Family Sponsorships.

Platinum Sponsors
Bell-Midkiff Family· Clarin Family· Strom Family

Gold Sponsors
Kivett Family

Silver Sponsors
Attanasio Family · Baur Family · Blalock Family · Boykin Family · Bradford Family · DeAngelo Family · Do Family · Fountas Family · Horwitz Family · Kleinert Family · Kokenes Family · Lavalle Family · Lennon Family · Morgan Family · Northcutt Family · Pappas Family · Piercy, Tufts Family · Settlemyre Family · Spriggs Family · Stahl Family · Stebick, Schreiber Family · Waller Family · Williams Family · Williams Family · Wilson Family

Bronze Sponsors
Ajaj Family · Barnes Family · Boone Family · Boswell Family · Buffaloe Family · Davidian Family · Dinkel Family · Hockstra Family · Hoffman Family · Hudson Family · Hughes Family · Jackson Family · Jones Family · Killian Family · Kouchoelo Family · Massey Family · Monti Family · Nderitu Family · Pearson Family · Reynolds Family · Roy Family · Thorpe Family · Weathersby Family · Wild Family · Williams Family · Wilson Family


Teacher Wishlists

school-suppliesLooking for another way to support your teacher and your child’s classroom? Check with your teacher about what extra materials and supplies are needed for his or her class. Teachers will often make a classroom wishlist throughout the year and any extra support is greatly appreciated!

See the website’s Support NRE page for more ways to support the school.

Harris Teeter Store Rewards

harristeeterHave you re-linked your Harris Teeter VIC card to North Ridge yet? Harris Teeter VIC card links expire each spring so you have to re-enroll. You can do this online, at the store using our school code 1608, or you can send the name/phone number associated with your VIC card to Jacqueline DeBoe at ddeboe@nc.rr.com and she can link your card for you.

Check out our Support NRE page to see other store rewards programs including Amazon Smile, Kroger, Lowes Foods, and Office Depot.

Thank you!

Thank you SO MUCH to all the parents, teachers, students, and community businesses who helped make Unicornucopia an AMAZING fun-filled night! We hope you and your families had a wonderful time and we can’t wait to see everyone again at the next school event.

Until then, here’s a little video of our very own Mr. Soutter catching a MONDO wave at Unicornucopia. Enjoy!

October Issue of the “Special Edition” Newsletter!

Check out the October 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.

Special Edition Newsletter – October 2016

Sign up for SMILE Camp – Saturdays and Summer Camps available!

SMILE Camp is an unequaled S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) experience where the emphasis is on hands-on, unforgettable experiences. Campers actively learn and create in a collaborative, highly interactive laboratory environment mentored by college students and classroom teachers.

Saturday and Summer Camp Dates are available for Elementary ages (2nd-5th grade.) The next Saturday class meets October 29. For more details, visit http://smilecamp.org/programs/academic/ or https://www.facebook.com/SMILECampinc

Raise Money for NRE with AmazonSmile

s7-j0saEWant to raise money for North Ridge every time you order something on Amazon.com? You can! Amazon.com has a program called AmazonSmile that donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to North Ridge Elementary PTA. AmazonSmile is the exact same as Amazon. After signing up you just need to use AmazonSmile.com instead of Amazon.com.

To sign up:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your normal Amazon account.
  2. On your first visit, you’ll be asked to select an organization to receive donations. Enter the following in the Search box: PTA North Carolina Congress North Ridge Elementary School.
  3. Click North Ridge Elementary (Raleigh) in the list of search results.
  4. Check the agreement and click Start Shopping.

On future visits, just go to smile.amazon.com, log in, and begin shopping. Amazon Smile will remember your choice of NRE. (You can bookmark the page for your convenience!)

PTA Teacher Grants

teacher-grantsDid you know the PTA offers your child’s teacher grants to make purchases for their classroom? The PTA awards a limited number of mini-grants up to $500 for teachers to enrich their classroom. So if your teacher mentions a class need, remind them they can see if it is eligible for a grant – we love supporting our NRE teachers!

Corporate Sponsorships

communityCommunity Businesses! North Ridge Elementary School Needs You!! If your business or a business you know would like to become a tax deductible North Ridge Elementary Corporate Sponsor, this decision will not only be an investment in your neighborhood school, but will also provide visibility for your business ensuring that the busy families in the North Ridge area continue to spend their resources in our community. We would love to work with you to help you become known as a vital link in the ongoing effort to maintain our vibrant community.

Please consider choosing one of the following sponsorships:

Platinum Level Sponsorship: $500
Gold Level Sponsorship: $250
Silver Level Sponsorship: $100

For details about the Sponsorship levels and recognition that comes with each, please contact brooks.walton@movement.com. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!

Support NRE with Store Rewards Programs!

It’s time again to re-link your store cards to Kroger, Harris Teeter, and Lowes Foods! Relinking must be done each school year! Also we’re excited about the AmazonSmile donation program that donates money to the school for each of your Amazon purchases and the Office Depot program that offers a 5% donation with eligible purchases.

See our Support NRE page for instructions on linking your store cards and taking advantage of Amazon Smile.

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