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North Branch News May 24, 2019
Upcoming School Events:
Monday, May 27: School CLOSED-Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 29: SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS – Monday/Thursday preschool thru Middle School
Olympics will be in the afternoon for Early Primary thru Middle School students
9 AM: Senior Play
Thursday, May 30: Last Day of School & End of the Year Celebration-6 PM
Sunday, June 2: Open House in Honor of Charlotte, 1-4 PM. Bring a finger food to share.
We hope to see all of you Thursday, May 30th at school for our End-of-year program and graduation. The program begins at 6:00 PM and will be held, weather permitting, at North Branch School. If it rains, we will have graduation at Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
We have many thank you and goodbyes to say. Seven of our Middle School students will be graduating this year. Children in all Primaries, Juniors, Seniors, and Middle School will have a part in the program. As we are trying to be more environmentally responsible by eliminating the need for plates, utensils, and napkins, a cookie table will follow the ceremonies. Please bring a finger food to share (veggies, fruit, cookies.)
We hope to have EVERY FAMILY of school age children (Pri – MS) attend. Preschool families are welcome if you wish, but are not expected to attend. School-age children will be seated with their group and are expected to be a polite and attentive audience throughout the program.
Please join us for the Open House on Sunday, June 2nd, 1-4PM, as we honor Charlotte’s 36 years of vision and dedication to North Branch School. She asked for a potluck, so please bring a finger food to share. We would love some help with parking and clean-up. Please let Bonnie know if you are available.
Seniors were the first class to reach 100% participation in the Annual Fund, followed quickly by Primary Yellow, Nursery, and Middle School. The rest of the classes are SO close: Early Primary-92%, Primary Blue-88%, Juniors-90%. ALL SCHOOL-95%.
Many thanks to…
Everyone who sold or purchased Cork Raffle tickets! You brought in $3,135 for teacher bonuses and our anonymous matching donor is adding $3,000 to the total! Congratulations to the winners: 3rd place – Ginny DeVries, purchased at BandFair; 2nd prize – Katie Harris; and 1st prize NBS alum Matt Thomas ’99. The winning ticket was sold by the Heller family! Also, a big thanks to Krista Crocker her sold the most tickets!
All who helped make BandFair XVII a success. We raised an estimated $7,000 to support your child’s school!!! It takes the entire community to make it happen – from months of preparation to set-up, clean-up, and help on the big day. Thank you to EVERYONE who sponsored, donated items, baked, worked the event, and attended. Special thanks our performers: Andy Waldeck, John Howard, Holly Renee Allen, the Jen Tal Band, and our creative lip sync contestants. Congratulations to this year’s Golden Microphone recipient, Izzy Valenzuela. Photos are on the website: https://north-branch-school.org/2019/05/bandfair-xvii-in-pictures/
Everyone who shopped using the NBS link to Amazon or has NBS listed as their charity through Amazon Smile. This brought in $372 this year! Please consider this ongoing fundraiser if you shop through Amazon.
Did you know?
Baby chicks have hatched in Early Primary. The students kept egg journals documenting the entire process.
Middle Schoolers also had a great experience with chickens when they visited Polyface Farm as part of their study of environmentally sustainable practices.
Former NBS students currently at WAHS who received awards for the 2018-19 school year: Francesca Gibson-American History, Special Services (helping students with special needs); Joe Hawkes-History; Ian Murphy-World Geography; Henry Thompson-AP Micro-Economics and Engineering & Drawing; Luke Vance-Algebra 2; Nathan Vance-AP Micro-Economics.
Former NBS students recognized as the single NCHS graduate receiving departmental awards: Willow Crocker-Math; Anna Dolleris-Drama; Lily Gates-English; and to those who receive higher education scholarships: Willow Crocker, Anna Dolleris, Trena Garland, and Kaya Winsheimer.
See the NBS bulletin board for information about lots of summer events happening in our area.