Welcome to Northern Hills!

Home of the Husky Pups!

The Northern Hills Parent Teacher Organization (NH PTO) comprises all parents, grandparents, and legal guardians of Northern Hills students as well as teachers, faculty, and administrators of the school.  We are a non-profit organization that has no membership fees or annual dues.  We cordially invite you to all of our meetings and events! 

 

Welcome to the NH family!  Look around the site to learn more about our school, organization, and how you and your student can be involved!

 

 

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Update 03.09.20

March 9-13
Dress Up Days:

Monday- Dress in your Safari Gear as we get Wild For Books! 

Tuesday- Dress as your favorite book character

Wednesday- Mad Scientist Day as we explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

Thursday- Dress as What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Friday- Dress in all your Husky BLUES for Spirit Day!

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School-wide OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, March 12th 6-7pm

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Support our School night
@ Papa Murphy's on Thursday

pick-up your pizza before or after Open House

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Book Fair Days/Times:
  • Monday, March 9 8:00-3:30 Book fair open for shopping

  • Tuesday, March 10 8:00-3:30 Book fair open for shopping

  • Wednesday, March 11  8:00-3:30 Book fair open for shopping

  • Thursday, March 12  8:00am-7:30pm Book fair open for shopping all day-including during open house!

  • Friday , March 13  8:00-3:00 Book fair open for shopping

                             3:00-4:00 Book Fair Pack Up!!!!

 

Volunteers still NEEDED! click on the link to sign-up for a shift...and earn $6 book fair credit for each shift worked.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EA4A72BAB9-spring1

 

 

Class Shopping Schedule: 

(ask your student's teacher for color code)

 
 
 
 
 
EWallet:

No cash on hand the day of your Scholastic Book Fair? No worries – our school offers Book Fair eWallet as a digital payment option. Simply set up a free account and have funds immediately available for your student to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet.  Any money left on acct after  fair will be put back on your card/acct. 

Sign up for EWallet on our book fair website:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/northernhillselemschool

Change Wars:

Each day classes will compete bringing in change. 

The class with the most $ each day will win a prize!  

$$$ collected helps to buy books for students who cannot and for our teacher classrooms and our library!

 

          Monday- Penny Wars   *Win Popcorn Party

          Tuesday- Nickel Wars   *Win Popcorn Party

          Wednesday- Dime Wars   *Win  Popcorn Party

          Thursday- Quarter Wars   *Win Popcorn Party

          Friday- Dollar Wars   *Win Popsicle Party

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Bring Parent to PE Week
March 9-12th

COME READY TO PLAY! 

 

Please remember ALL GUESTS need to check into the front office just a couple of minutes before your child's PE class and then head down to the gym.  The hallway can get crowded down here with classes moving to different places, so please do not come any earlier than that. 

 

 If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. North (mary.north@edmondschools.net).

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Husky Pup Dance PAW-ty
Friday, March 13th

Our Husky Pup Dance Paw-ty is Friday, March 13th.

Let's get those dancing-wiggles out and get ready for spring-break! 

 

Wear your best Northern Hills gear and anything and everything blue!  

Be as festive as you like!  Make sure to wear school appropriate shoes.

8:30-9:00  PK

9:15-9:45  5th

10:00-10:30 2nd 

10:45-11:15 K

11:30-12:00 4th

12:00-1:00   LUNCH

1:15-1:45 1st

2:00-2:30  3rd

Check the list for each grade level’s assigned time.  

Parents and younger siblings are welcome to attend this fun event in the gym!  We still need HELPERS the day of to set-up and clean-up and ensure the day runs smoothly…sign up here:

  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CA4AE28A5FC1-dance

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2020 OKC KIDS MARATHON 

We are excited to have another team for the 2020 OKC Kids marathon!  

Last year we had a great turnout and we hope to have even more this year! 

 

Flyers with information and how to sign up were sent home the last week of February.  

****Deadline to sign up to be on our team is APRIL 1st****

 

  1. Once you register online students will receive a blank shoe coloring page and a running log sheet.  

  2. Students are to write their first and last name, and teachers name on BOTH papers.

  3. Color the coloring page and turn this in to the FRONT OFFICE.  These will be posted in the front. 

  4. Log your running/walking miles on the log sheet.  Every time you get to 5 miles turn this in to the FRONT OFFICE.**Your log sheet will be checked and return back to you.  Students will then receive a shoe charm and their miles will be marked on the poster in the front foyer (for every 5 miles).  

 

You will do 25 miles on your own and then we will all run the last 1.2 miles together April 26th (marathon day).

 

If you have any questions please contact:

Ms. Denny (Team Captain) 

alison.denny@edmondschools.net

Mrs. Richardson 

amiee.richardson@edmondschools.net 

Mrs. North 

mary.north@edmondschools.net

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music Notes from Mrs. Parkhurst 

Our Music classroom needs help from YOU!

We are now gladly accepting donations of any Beanie Babies or old neck-ties for our music classroom curriculum. Your precious 90's Beanie Babies can take on new life as Beat Buddies for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade music classes. Those neckties you've been saving to wear once a year will be repurposed during our folk dance units.

Feel free to send any donations to school in a bag labeled "For Mrs. Parkhurst." Thanks for your support of our classroom!!

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Time to start planning
FUN-draising Parties

What is a FUN-draising party?  It’s a parent or teacher hosted festivity where your admission price goes directly to PTO to fund things our school needs.  Historically, each grade level has had parents get together to host a “Going into Kinder, 1st, etc” party.  

 

In addition to grade level parties, groups of parents can get together to host a family party (think Amazing Race, Ninja Warrior, Crafting, or Pelican Bay), a moms’ party, or even a food truck party.  The only limit is your imagination! 

 

Parties can take place anytime after April 17th thru August 13th.

If you’d like to host a FUN-draising party or have questions, please contact Sarah Majors at president@northernhillspto.com by Friday, March 27th.

 

Tickets for these parties will be available at our Spring Movie night coming up in April! 

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Spirit Wear - PTO Online Store

 

Missed out on spirit wear at the beginning of the year???

Check out our PTO Online Store and see what's left in inventory. 

Everything needs to go!!! 

Don't forget to order your yearbook! 

Yearbooks are $25 each and will be delivered in May!

Visit the PTO Online store at 

www.squareup.com/store/northernhillspto

 

Keep uploading those school pictures to the ReplayIt app or email to yearbook@northernhillspto.com. Please choose the correct grade so we know where to include the photos. Thanks!

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Landscaping????

 

Do you or someone you know have a landscaping business?  We are looking for someone to work with the PTO and School Administration to clean-up the Wetlands classroom on our playground.  Please contact president@northernhillspto.com if interested.

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Parent, Student & Teacher Guide
for State Testing (OSTP)

With State Testing coming up, please check out the Parent, Student, and Teacher Guide offered through the Oklahoma State Testing Program that includes sample test questions and helpful tips for parents at home!

https://oklahoma.onlinehelp.cognia.org/parent-student-teacher-guides/

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PreK Registration - Notifications on April 2, 2020

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pup Pals Wanted

 

Pup Pals is off and running but WE NEED YOU! Pup Pals is a group of people who can commit about 30 minutes a week to provide a little extra reading support to some of our Husky Pups. We can work with whatever time frame you are available, our students just need YOU to help encourage them!  There are still more students that would benefit from a Pup Pal one-on-one time.  

 

If interested, please email puppals@northernhillspto.com for more details and let us know when you might be available.

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Watch D.O.G.S. Wanted

 

Ask all your Husky dudes if they can be a Watch DOG during RECESS!

Are you a Husky Pup father, grandfather, uncle, or adult cousin? Then we need you for as little as 1 hour or up to 1 day of your time to walk the halls, give high fives at recess, or just make sure all is well in the building! We'd love your help, and the students love to see our Watch DOGS on patrol! We're happy to work with your schedule!

Please check out the link for SPECIFIC DATES WHERE WATCH DOGS ARE ESPECIALLY NEEDED and get signed up for a shift! Be sure to include your email address so we can send further instructions. Remember- if the dates do not work for you, pick any date and time and email watchdogs@northernhillspto.com  or call directly at 405-726-3605 to volunteer or to get more info! We appreciate any time you are able to help!

WATCH DOGS sign-up

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Northern Hills Storytime  

check out Storytime with some of our very own Staff and

Teachers on our Northern Hills Storytime YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnyWquidNYXQ7aZVRIWspQ

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Follow Northern Hills
Twitter

Northern Hills now has a Twitter account @NHillsElem

See tweets on what's happening in classrooms and up at school!

Facebook

Follow and LIKE us on Facebook to see reminders and what's

happening at school and with PTO!  

https://www.facebook.com/northernhillshuskypups/

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Free Money for Northern Hills

Do you know there are a few easy ways to help earn money year round for Northern Hills?  Here are three ways:

Box Tops for Education

Have you heard? There are now TWO ways to support Northern Hills with Box Tops!!! Keep clipping those cute little rectangles from boxes of participating products, AND now, download the Box Tops app and earn lots of money of our school by scanning! Check out the video for the details!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Northern Hills every time you shop, at no cost to you. Signing up is easy - go to smile.amazon.com  and select "Northern Hills Parent Teacher Organization Fund" as your charitable organization. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to NH.  

Shoparoo App

Shop in a brick and mortar store? Download the Shoparoo App for apple and android devices. Make a free account (selecting Northern Hills ES) and snap pictures of receipts from your shopping. The more people that do this, the faster the money adds up for Northern Hills.

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Stay Connected

Are you missing out on text message reminders from the school & district?

                                                           Many of our families are not receiving text messages.  To                                                               receive these messages, you must OPT-IN to the                                                                           messaging service. Please text "Opt in" (NO HYPHEN)                                                                   to 67587. Once you have opted in, you will be eligible to                                                               receive information regarding emergency announcements,                                                             school announcements and bus announcements applicable                                                             to your student.

Does your child ride the bus? Would you like to receive

text messages directly from our Transportation Department

about bus delays or changes? You can participate in this

free service just by sending a text message of “Opt in”

(no hyphen) to our district shortcode number of 67587.

Before subscribing you will need to ensure that the district

has your wireless number(s) in Infinite Campus.

Click the link to learn more about this service. https://edmondschools.net/parents-students/communication/

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NEW EPS APP
Edmond Public Schools Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved

 

Edmond Public Schools has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, and students to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within the school community. The free app is available for download in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for Edmond Public Schools.

 

The app features push notifications so that users may

be notified about important events, announcements, and

news in real-time. Users have the ability to choose which

of the district’s schools they would like to follow, making

their app experience personal and school-specific.

 

Key features include:

· Push messaging from both the district and school sites

· News

· Google Calendars

· Online grade book and attendance

· Lunch Menus

· Athletic Information

· Language Translations

 

The mobile app replaces the district's previous app, SchoolWay, which abruptly ceased operations last summer. The app was developed in cooperation with Intrado, provider of School Messenger solutions. DOWNLOAD AND SIGNUP TODAY!

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2020-2021 School Calendar REVISED

The calendar committee has met and published the

new 2020-2021 School Calendar. Please note that

the start of school is now Thursday, August 13, 2020. 

To view and download the new calendar, click on

the link below.

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Upcoming Events

March 9th-13th

  • Book Fair / STEAM Week

  • Bring your Parent to PE Week

March 12th

  • Spirit Night - Papa Murphy's (11am-close, both Danforth & Broakway locations)

  • Open House, 6-7pm 

March 13th

  • Dance PAWty

  • Spirit Day - Wear ALL BLUE

March 16th-20th

  • SPRING BREAK

Stay up to date with Northern Hills Activities and Events by following this link: https://northernhills.edmondschools.net/calendar/

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