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North Branch News October 18, 2019
Upcoming School Event:
Friday, Oct.25: Last day to register at discount price for Dragon Dash
Monday, Oct. 28: Training to work John Paul Jones Arena concerts, 6 PM at JPJ (see Bonnie for registration.)
Thursday, Oct. 31: Preschool Costume Parade @ 12:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 1: Afternoon NBS Halloween Festivities
Saturday, Nov. 2: Dragon Dash Family Fun, 9-11 AM
Tuesday, Nov. 5: Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, Nov. 5: Virginia Diner Peanut orders due
Sunday, Nov. 10: NBS Advisory Council – open to all, 3-5PM at NBS
Parent – Teacher Conference if you have not yet signed up for your fall parent-teacher conference, please stop by the office to sign up. Nov. 5th is the last fall parent-teacher conference date.
**If you are interested in organizing or helping to provide lunch for staff on the Nov. 5th Parent-Teacher Conference day, please let Autum know. **
10/31 – Preschool Costume Parade begins at 12:30 PM
11/1 – School Age Halloween Fun 1:30-3 PM
If this is highlighted you signed up to help with the NBS Halloween Activities. Please be in touch with Autum.
Virginia Diner catalogs are attached! Please consider buying/selling these. They make great holiday gifts and NBS receives half of the profits. Forms are due by 11/5. Please let Bonnie know if you have any questions.
Dragon Dash! This is a fun event designed for families to enjoy together. There will be an obstacle course (with some special additions for older students), scavenger hunt, sprint, and fun festival. Please note: Price change after October 25th. Proceeds benefit NBS.
The NBS Advisory Council meeting from 3-5 on November 10th is open to any interested NBS parents, grandparents, or friends who want to hear more about Smith’s vision for the school and the October 2020 festival that is being organized to benefit NBS. RSVP to Bonnie is appreciated, but optional.
Many thanks to…
…the small but mighty Oct. 5th Parent Work Day crew – Jessica Hopp, Andrew Bedotto, Bill Hess, Amy Moore, Carl Van Doren, Eric Urban and Cat Murphy.
…Wesley & Wyatt Franklin for putting up the new basketball backboard and nets.
…Troy Garrison for the new equipment shed doors.
Did you know?
…Maggie’s math class measured every senior, then averaged those measurements to create Esmae R.A. Harler, the Average Senior. Currently residing in the Science Room, the Average Senior will probably show up at assembly soon!
Ways to help NBS…
…There are many fundraisers that come home. We invite you to participate in as many as you wish. There is an array so that everyone has choices. One of the biggest is coming up on December 3rd, #GivingTuesday. This is the nonprofit world’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Look for more info in the weeks leading up to this day.
…New items on the Wish List include visual measuring cups, a great fraction-teaching tool, and baking equipment. https://north-branch-school.org/fundraising/wish-list/
…If you have Boxtops that you’ve clipped, please bring those in by the end of October. We’ll turn those in to add to the credits we are getting from scanned receipts via the Boxtops App.