Knight Line March 18 2015 - Normandale Hills Elementary School


Knight Line March 18 2015 - Normandale Hills Elementary School
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.
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.
Mr. Vollmuth
Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @ NHPrincipal_V
for real time, NH specific updates.
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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
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 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 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
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
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 | |
[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.