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DISTRICT NEWSLETTER for September 1, 2018
Strengthening Our Community Through Excellence in Education
Learning into the future!
From the Superintendent

Hello Team Northshore, 

I am thrilled to share our district-wide Imagine the Possibilities video that our amazing Communications Department has produced over these past few months. This video, more than words alone can do, illustrates 'our Why' in a compelling way. I want to thank all those who participated in the production and those who worked so hard to produce it. It tells our story and shares the journey we are on together. Imagine the possibilities...

Community Serve Day was a wonderful success thanks to the continued dedication from our community partners and volunteers. Bright and early on Sunday, August 26, over 2080 volunteers came to 22 of our schools prepared for anything. They completed projects from painting play areas, pulling weeds and spreading wood chips, to cleaning, decorating and organizing classrooms. A big THANK YOU to our families, staff, past and present School Board members and community members. We also want to give a special shout out to both Natalie Campbell, our new NSD Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator, for her organization of the work, and Pastor Tim King, the Pastor of Community Outreach at Northshore Community Church, who continues to be such a positive partner in this work. Together all things are possible...

September 5 is the first day of school for many of our students and we're jumping right into the learning with them. I am excited to announce that we will be hosting a lecture by distinguished Professor K. Ramasubramanian while he is here in the United States. He will focus on the uses of science, engineering and ancient mathematical concepts and their contemporary world application. He will be speaking about how we use ancient mathematical principles, how we apply abstract STEM concepts to solve current world problems and how we create ways in which to get students excited about STEM careers such as engineering. The talk and Q&A will take place on September 5, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Northshore Performing Arts Center located at 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011. I am really excited to spend an evening leaning into the power of mathematics and exploring new ideas.  

As we have a long holiday weekend ahead of us, let's be mindful of the meaning behind Labor Day which honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. I hope you will find a joyful way to make space for family and friends this weekend.

All the best and take good care,

Michelle Reid, Ed.D.
Superintendent 
News & Updates
Back to School Information
Do you have questions about:

  • School Start Dates
  • Start & Dismissal Times
  • Transportation
  • Elementary School Supply Lists
  • Health Services
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for back to school information.
Elementary Band and Orchestra Program
The elementary band and orchestra program is free for participating Northshore 4th- and 5th-graders.

Important dates:
Sept. 10 - first day for 2nd year strings
Sept. 17 - All-district beginning band and orchestra information night,
7 p.m. at Northshore Middle School
Oct. 1 - first day for 5th grade beginning band
Oct. 2 - first day for 4th and 5th grade
beginning strings

Visit the program webpage for details and registration form.
Northshore Staff Kick Off
Nearly 3,000 Northshore School District employees gathered at Pop Keeney Stadium on Thursday to kick off the new school year with dance, music and inspirational speeches.

Check out the Northshore School District Facebook page for photos and videos from this year's kick off.
Innovative Technology Use in the Classroom
Technology played a special part at the District’s Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is a professional development series of classes and hands-on workshops for educators. A "makers space" was provided that allowed teachers to experiment with technology using a wide variety of materials from blinking name tags to green screens.

To learn more about these creations, click here.
Community Serve Day
What a great day to be a part of Northshore community! On August 26, over 2080 volunteers prepared our indoor and outdoor spaces at 22 of our schools.

A special thank you to all of our volunteers, site managers, facilities staff and community partners.

Click here to view photos from this year's event.
Safety and Security
SafeSchools Alert
Our district is using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.

Submit your safety concerns by: 
Phone: (855)521-2665
Text: Text your tip to (855)521-2665
Email: 1414@alert1.us

You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.
Information to Safely Bike to School
Students riding a bicycle to school, where it is safe to do so, creates greater transportation flexibility for families, allows students to exercise greater independence, and promotes positive physical health.

To learn more about Bike to School policy, click here to visit Northshore School District website.
Getting to and From School Safely
As we head back to school it is critical that we keep our children safe. Please drive safely through the neighborhoods and in school parking lots.
Take time to yourselves on school bus safety.

Click here to find out more information about the student school bus rules.

It is also important that all students get to the bus stop safely, check out these great tips from Barney the Bus about walking to school.
Upcoming Events
Guest Lecture: Connecting Ancient Mathematics to STEM
Northshore School District is honored to host a guest lecture by distinguished Professor K. Ramasubramanian. Professor Ramasubramanian’s talk will focus on the uses of science, engineering and ancient mathematical concepts and their real-world application. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: September 5, 2018,
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
School Board News
2017-18 school board members with superintendent
School Board Meeting Information
School Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of most months.

Please note, School Board adjusted dates for September and November:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

For information on School Board meetings including minutes, agendas videos and live streaming, visit the
Quick Links
Key Dates
Sept. 3: Labor Day
Sept. 5: First Day of School (Grades 1-5, 6 & 9) (SAS, all grades)
Sept. 5-10: Teacher/Student meetings for Northshore Networks
Sept. 6: First Day of School (Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, & 12)
Sept. 10 &11: Staggered First Day of School for Kindergarten
Sept. 11: First day of Classes for Northshore Networks
Sept 11: School Board Meeting, 4 p.m.
Sept 12: Wednesday Early Release
Sept 17: First Day of School for Sorenson Early Childhood Center
Sept 19: Wednesday Early Release
Sept 24: School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.

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