Northside Elementary
School of the Arts
Parent Weekly Update
The vision of Northside Elementary School of the Arts is to be a renowned arts and academic community that inspires creativity, courage, and character.   

Summer Challenger  

Summer Challenger registration begins this week, Monday February 13, 2017. Summer Challenger is a wonderful option for summer childcare for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students. This is an engaging learning environment where students participate in field trips, summer fun activities, as well as continue doing fun learning activities together!
If you have questions, see the flyer above. You can also email the district Challenger coordinator, Helen Taylor, at  
No School
February 17 and February 20  

There is no school on Friday February 17th or Monday February 20th. Please enjoy the long weekend!
Order Your 2016-2017 Yearbook Now   

Buy your yearbook today!  Hard cover yearbooks are $28 and soft cover are $23.
You can purchase online by clicking on this link
Order Yearbooks | Lifetouch Yearbooks and then entering the following school code: 2967017.
The deadline for ordering is March 15.
Kindergarten American Symbols
Arts Integration Showcase  

Our kindergarten classes have been working hard to learn about American symbols both in and through the arts. They will share their learning with their parents and community members on Friday February 24, 2017 in the PE room. Guests will then be invited to the classrooms to learn about other arts integrated projects connected to this unity of study students have completed.

Performance Schedule 
9:00 a.m.- Mrs. Estridge and Mrs. Myers' classes can have guests attend.
12:30 p.m.- Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Saverance's classes can have guests attend.
**NOTE:  All students will perform twice and will need to remain at school for the entire day.**  
Valentine's Day Parties This Tuesday
On Tuesday, February 14th, the school will be celebrating Valentine's Day! We'll decorate Valentine bags and distribute valentines to our friends. We will end our day with snacks that come from the list below. These treats align with our school wellness goals, our partnership with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and food allergy concerns, not to mention they are all quite yummy! For all non-perishable items, please have those here by Monday, February 13th. Fresh fruit or items that need to be refrigerated can be brought on Tuesday, February 14th
Below, you'll find a list of snacks. You can sign up to bring specific snacks with your child's teacher.  
Snack List
Fresh Fruit or fruit cups (in water, 100% fruit juice or light syrup)
Veggies with ranch dip
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
Rold Gold Pretzels
String Cheese sticks
Baked Lays
Mini individual packs of Skittles
Hersey Kisses - Plain only
Campfire Marshmallows
Mini Cupcakes - store bought with label stating from peanut-free facility
Mini water bottles or flavored water
Roarin' Waters Capri suns

PTO and SIC Meetings 

There is no PTO meeting on February 13, 2017 due to a conflict with an SIC meeting. A new meeting date will be sent out soon.

The next SIC Meeting will take place on Monday February 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. We were invited to do a presentation to the school board at the district office. All SIC members should receive an additional email with more information. 

Let Me Run!

Let Me Run is a an all-boy running group that inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle!
Let Me Run Boys:
Run with a team of other elementary school students.
Train for 7 weeks after school, 2 days per week.
Grow in personal strength, endurance, and goal setting.
Become more aware of your own personal gifts and those of others.
Celebrate the courage to be yourself.
Learn to be a better friend, identify true friends, and embrace positive relationships.
Complete in the final Let Me Run 5k!

Session Begins: March 22, 2017 (Registration begins February 1, 2017)
Practice Dates/Times: Monday/Wednesdays at 2:30
Coach Contact: Ms. Collins ( or 803-981-1570)

Register online at


Follow Us on Social Media   
Don't forget to follow Northside at the following social media sites:

Twitter: @NSElementary and
@nsarts_passmore (arts program) 
Instagram: Northside_School_of_the_Arts
App: Rock Hill Schools App (Available through the App Store)
Help us increase the number of followers we have on the School District App!     
We try to update and showcase work on these sites on a regular basis.  They are excellent ways to stay informed on the happenings here at Northside Elementary School of the Arts. 

We also use the following hashtags when tagging work on these sites: 

Save the Dates!

Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events!  More information will follow.

Kindergarten Integration Showcase:
Friday February 24, 2017 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

13- PTO Meeting Needs to be rescheduled.  New Date is to be determined.

13- SIC is presenting to the school board at 5:30 p.m.

14- School Valentine's Day Parties @ 1:15 p.m. (except for third grade)

15- Terrific Kids Ceremony

17 and 20- No School (Inclement Weather Makeup Days)

24- Kindergarten Showcase

Week of February 27- Book Fair and Read Across America Week

Volunteer Application

In order to serve as a volunteer this year, please make sure you complete the application to be a volunteer with the Rock Hill Schools.  A link to the application is here.
You have to complete this process every TWO years with the Rock Hill Schools. 

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