The Knight Line Normandale Hills Elementary School is committed to maximizing individual excellence by developing capable, ethical children with a passion for learning using innovative, quality programs and fostering a sense of community. Andrew J. Vollmuth, Principal Bloomington Public School District #271 The Bloomington Schools are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. This publication is available, upon request, in alternative versions such as large print, Braille, audiotape or computer disc. To request accommodation please call Andrew Vollmuth, Principal, at 952-806-7000. 2014-15 March 18, 2015 From the Principal Dear Families, Students and Staff: Greetings from Normandale Hills Elementary! With Spring Break rapidly approaching it is a great time to have a family discussion regarding our three schoolwide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Our staff is continually reminding students of these expectation and that they "should be followed at all times and in all school locations." I would ask that you do the same in order to promote a strong learning environment for all students. Thank you in advance. In the spirit of gathering feedback, one last reminder to complete the Bloomington Public School Parent Satisfaction Survey, which is available on-line until March 27. Parents are given the opportunity to provide feedback to individual schools in three areas: Academics, Climate and Safety, and Communication/Parent Engagement. If you haven’t already, please take time to share your thoughts to help confirm our strengths but also, in the spirit of continuous improvement, identify growth opportunities. Thank you in advance. On behalf of our students and staff, thank you for your continued support of Normandale Hills Elementary and the Bloomington Public Schools! Best wishes for a relaxing and refreshing Spring Break that takes place the week of Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3. I look forward to collaborating with you all to make the remaining months of the school year meaningful ones for all Normandale Hills’ students. Sincerely, Mr. Vollmuth Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @ NHPrincipal_V for real time, NH specific updates. No. 14 First Grade Families Please look for an Informational Video on the Normandale Hills webpage which will provide information about our Amigo multi-age choice program for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. Also, we have planned an Open House and Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 24th. Open House 6:00-6:30 pm Informational Meeting 6:30-7:00 pm It is NOT required for you to attend this meeting, but is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the Amigo Program. A snack will be provided and free daycare is available. No School K-12 March 30-April 3 Spring Break School resumes on Monday, April 6th. Kids’Safari will be held at Hillcrest Elementary March 30-April 2 only No Safari on Friday, April 3rd due to the Holiday. Please contact us if you need care that week. MCA Testing starts this month 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders Remember the importance of a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast. Remember, breakfast is available here at school (free) for all students! Carnival and Silent Auction Friday, April 24th Variety Show Thursday, May 7th Health News As the ground thaws and the weather warms up, please keep in mind that a pair of extra socks might not be a bad idea to put in your child’s backpack in case their feet get wet at recess. There have been quite of bit of reported illnesses over that past two weeks, including: Strep Throat – Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) – Kindergarten, 5th Influenza – Kindergarten, 4th Don Johnson Health Service Associate Phone: 952-806-7008 Attendance: 952-806-7002 Youth and Family News The Winter/Spring Enrichment Brochure is available on line at br.thatscommunityed.com. Again, many new and exciting enrichment classes are available such as Paint Your Own Self-Portrait Plate (#EAFP-3NH), Watch Me Draw Spring Art Studio (#ESAS-4NH), LEGO X "Bats and Towers" (#EYLW-4NH) and Drama Kids International "The Big Top Mystery" (#EDBT-4NH). Check out the brochure and if you have questions about the program please call Eva Carcione at 952-806-7007. Kids' SAFARI is open during Spring Break for care Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2. We are closed Friday, April 3. Registration for Spring Break is on a wait list. If you need care, please use your online account to request care. If you have questions about Spring Break, please call Eva Carcione at 952-806-7007. Summer Camp SAFARI registration went live Monday, March 16th at www.KidsSafari.org. There are three sites to choose from - Olson Middle School Camp SAFARI, Westwood Elementary Camp SAFARI and Valley View Elementary Camp SAFARI. Normandale Hills’ staff will be located at Westwood Camp SAFARI again this summer. Students entering Kindergarten through students going into Sixth grade can register for Camp SAFARI. Use the tab Kids' SAFARI Summer to register for summer care. If you have question about Camp SAFARI, please call our main office at 952-6816125 or our SAFARI office at 952-806-7006. A few reminders for the remainder of March: Knightly Stars classes meet March 19, 24 and 26 (last class March 26). Knightly Art Start classes meet March 18 and 25 (last class March 25). Peace Site Club meets Friday, March 27 Kids' SAFARI is collecting 16 oz. plastic bottles of pop for prizes in the Ring Toss Game at the Carnival. Donate pop and help us reach our goal of 200 pop bottles! Healthy Heart Club Congratulations to Joseph E., who has earned 250 points in the Healthy Heart Club. Congratulations to the following students who have earned 500 points in the Healthy Heart Club: Chloe G., Logan Y. and Mason Y. Festival of Learning 2015 The Normandale Hills’ Festival of Learning program will be broadcast on Bloomington Cable Channel 15 on the following dates/times: Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 am Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 am Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 am Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 am Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 pm Event Date: 2/27/2015 Show ID: 42817 Link: http://www.bectv.org/shows/lookup/42817 This link will always display up-to-the-minute airtimes and show information. You can also use this link to order copies of this show. Thanks, and please contact us if you need any additional information. BEC-TV | 952.681.5900 | www.bectv.org | [email protected] SECAC Special Caring Awards The Special Education Community Advisory Council (SECAC) is looking for nominations for the annual Special Caring Awards. Each year SECAC recognizes regular education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals and any other school support staff who have done an outstanding job working with our Special Education students. Parents are welcome to nominate someone. Please call Deb for a Nomination Form at 952-806-7000. Nomination Forms are due March 31st.
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