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!

 

 

Summer Update 08.10.20

Back & Better Than Ever!

.....but please be flexible and have grace as we navigate the upcoming school year and uncertain plans.

The Northern Hills PTO is working to make plans for all our favorite Husky Pup events and programs for the 2020-2021 school year, but we are also planning for the unexpected and unknown.  We will be flexible and ask all our Husky Pup Families to also be flexible and gracious as we work together to make this the best year possible for our students, faculty and staff!

We have many options to keep our families connected and push out information, reminders, change notices and updates. Please make sure you are connected and looking for these messages via email and social media.

We miss all our Husky Pup students and families and look forward to seeing you in August!

NEW START DATE - AUGUST 20th with a blended model of instruction (A/B schedule)

Please look for more information from Northern Hills Administration and Edmond Public Schools District on how this will work.  More information will be on the school and district websites as well as distributed via emails.  See Mrs. Milner's FAQ for Parents document that was sent out on July 28th.

2020-2021 Spirit Wear and Masks

PTO Online Store

The NEW 2020-2021 Spirit Wear is online and

ready to order!!

 

Check out the new Husky Pup Masks!!

Masks will be available for pick-up at Meet the

Teacher Day Aug. 19 or sent home in backpacks

at the start of school. All 1st-5th grade students will

be required to wear a mask in all inside locations

this year. Any student riding a bus will be required to

wear a mask.

Orders placed by July 20th will be ready for pick-up

during drive-thru days on Aug. 10&11, on Meet the

Teacher Day on Aug. 19 or sent home in

backpacks at the start of school. Orders placed after

July 20th will be distributed in September.

 

You can also get some $5 deals on limited

2019-2020 Spirit Wear that is left in our inventory.

Visit the PTO Online store at 

https://northernhillspto.square.site/

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2020-2021 School Supplies 

Northern Hills PTO has once again partnered with 

1st Day School Supplies to offer our families an option

to purchase a kit.  If you pre-ordered a kit before July 1st,

it will be delivered to your child's new classroom for

the first day of school!

Click on the link below to see the Northern Hills 2020-2021

school supply list by grade. Supplies will not be shared 

among students this year, so please be sure to include a

pencil/supply box in your shopping for your student's

supplies, even if it wasn't originally on the supply list.

Drop-off school supplies during the drive-thru

times on Aug. 10 &11. 

 

If you are attending virtual school this year but pre-ordered supplies, you may also pick them up 

during the drive-thru times on Aug. 10 & 11 (give PTO a heads-up you are coming by sending an email to president@northernhillspto.com with your name and child(ren)'s name(s) and grade(s).

 

2019-2020 Yearbook Distribution

2019-2020 Yearbook production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yearbooks will be distributed to all that had orders during our drive-thru days on Aug. 10 &11, at Meet the Teacher Day Aug. 19, or delivered to our husky pups in their new classroom after school starts. 

 

If your Husky Pup is now a big middle schooler, please come pick up your yearbook during any of these times as well!

Stay Connected

Follow Northern Hills on Facebook, Twitter, and PTO Monday Memo Emails

Facebook

Follow and LIKE us on Facebook to see up-to-date reminders

and what's happening at school and with PTO!  

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

Twitter

Northern Hills has a Twitter account @NHillsElem

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

PTO Monday Memo Emails

During the school year, look for a PTO Monday Memo each week with important information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and sign-up links.  This is your go-to spot for all the latest info in one place.  The emails will come from "Northern Hills Elementary" and are pushed out to all currently enrolled students at the email addresses entered for each student in the Infinite Campus portal; no special sign-up or subscription required.

Text Messaging

Edmond Public Schools has implemented text messaging

service for parents. Text messaging allows EPS to deliver

important information about school closings, safety alerts,

bus announcements and more via SMS text messaging

through the School Messenger system-the same system

currently being used to send automated phone calls. The

process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

 

To receive these messages, you must OPT-IN to the messaging service. Please text "Opt in" (NO HYPHEN) to 67587. By sending the correct message of “Opt in” (NO HYPHEN) you will get this message back: “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. (etc)”. 

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

Mobile App

The district has launched an official mobile app designed

to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community

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.

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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.

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 20, 2020. 

To view and download the new calendar, click on

the button.

Upcoming Events

Aug 11 - A or B Blended Learning Group Assignments announced

Aug 13 - PTO Meeting 6pm via Zoom

Aug 19 - Meet the Teacher Day (virtual or in-person)

Aug 20 - first day of school for Group A

Aug 21 - first day of school for Group B

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

PTO Virtual Meeting
Thursday, August 13th @6pm

 

In the spirit of limiting extra people at school, we will be conducting our PTO meeting virtually. Join us for our first ever PTO Zoom Meeting.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88451956809?pwd=Q1haTEt2dlpkcW5nTjM2eFllejd1Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 884 5195 6809
Passcode: 971225

 

Proposed Bylaw Amendment 

To go along with the unusual year ahead and to accommodate husky pup families that may be choosing Virtual Edmond for all or part of the year but still want to be plugged into their neighborhood school community, PTO Exec is proposing the following bylaw amendment on membership for the 2020-2021 school year: 

 

Move to amend Article V to allow parents/guardians of children who are enrolled in Virtual Edmond to participate in Northern Hills PTO when NH is their neighborhood school.

 

Proposed new Article V(a):"The members of the organization shall consist of all parents, grandparents, or guardians of children either enrolled and attending Northern Hills Elementary School or attending Virtual Edmond whose neighborhood school is Northern Hills as well as all administrators and teachers of the school's faculty."