October 1, 2019
Dear North Families,
Happy Fall! What a great time of year to be outside for activities and events with family and friends!
Looking forward to the Northside PAC’s Annual Pumpkin Fair on Saturday, October 26th. This autumn tradition is open to the whole community and is one of the largest events that the PAC organizes! Proceeds from the Pumpkin Fair and the Yankee Candle Fundraiser support the many enrichment programs at the Woburn Street and the North Intermediate (see attached flyer that went home with students last Friday)!!
This Friday, October 4th, we are grateful for the return of The Improbable Players. This enrichment has been funded by the PAC and a generous grant provided by the Cummings Foundation (https://www.cummingsfoundation.org/grants/)!! This talented acting troupe will perform the show “I’ll Never Do That!” With a focus on substance abuse awareness and prevention, the program depicts who it affects and how we cope; the program highlights that substance use disorder is a family disease. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.
Monday, October 7th is World Bullying Prevention Day and all of WPS is encouraged to #blueup to Stomp Out Bullying! Students and staff can wear blue to show their support in standing up against hate, racism and discrimination. We will make a commitment to changing the culture with inclusion, equality, civility and unity.
Here are some important dates for the month of October:
Wednesday, October 2nd— Northside PAC Meeting (9:00AM North Music Room)
Thursday, October 3rd--- Bruins Spirit Day
Monday, October 7th--- #blueup World Bullying Prevention Day
Friday, October 4th--- Improbable Players Assembly (8:30-4th grade and 9:45-5th grade)
Monday, October 14th--- Columbus Day—No school
Thursday, October 17th--- Annual 4th Grade Love of Literacy Night (6:30PM-8:00PM @ North)
Wednesday, October 23rd--- Fire Safety Prevention Week with the Wilmington Fire Department
Thank you for all your support!
P.S. Please stay tuned for more information coming on the Annual WEF Walk!!
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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Cam Banda-Room 103 nominated by Ms. Drury
Brooke Newhouse-Room 104 nominated by Ms. Fay
Abigail Hannigan-Room 201 nominated by Mrs. Wood
Conor Kinneen-Room 203 nominated by Ms. Tener
Chase Filippetti Daly-Room 208 nominated by Mrs. Hoxholli
Jacqueline Warren-Room 211 nominated by Mrs. Reynolds
Aidan Raposa-Room 102 nominated by Mrs. Lund
Keira O’Brien-Room 105 nominated by Mrs. DiVacri
Antonio Braga-Room202 nominated by Mrs. DePanfilis
Shannon Hounsell-Room 204 nominated by Mrs. Pasternak
Olivia Martiniello-Room 206 nominated by Mrs. Iascone
Apollo Trotta-Room 203 nominated by Mrs. Ferrara
Victoria Blizzard-Room 211 nominated by Mrs. Beraldi, Mrs. Aloisi and Mrs. Hill
Nicholas Maninos-Room 211 nominated by Ms. DiLullo
Olivia Raposa-Room 102 nominated by Ms. DiLullo
Dear North Families,
It is wonderful to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at the North Intermediate School. We are inspired by our 4th and 5th grade leaders who strive to be their best selves each and every day! You will meet many caring adults at our school—from classroom teachers to specialists and school nurses, from custodians to educational assistants, from kitchen staff to administrative assistants who will be helpful and supportive in all that you do!
We take our responsibility very seriously, as we educate students and to keep them safe. We want students to feel empowered in their own education and to believe that taking risks and making mistakes is all part of learning and growing. We believe all students, caretakers and staff members should model our North Core Values when interacting with one another. It is important for us to all live and learn with consistent expectations within our school community.
The North Core Values are:
This will be a great year of learning for all of us! In Language Arts, we will improve our reading and writing through Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. We will strengthen our problem-solving skills and our mathematical practices utilizing enVisionmath 2.0. We will also investigate our new Pearson Elevate Science program and experience three-dimensional learning. In Social Studies, 4th graders will learn about the Regions of Our Country and 5th graders will study Our Nation’s Past.
All 4th and 5th graders will have the following specialist classes: Art, Library, Health, Music and Physical Education. Additionally, 5th grade has one session of chorus each week. Our curriculum for our intermediate students allows students to be exposed to a variety of content areas and units of study that can motivate students to find their passion.
We look forward to working with students as they develop their interests, their skills and their character! We will reinforce the mantra of The Golden Rule and remind everyone to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
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The mission of the Wilmington Public Schools is to educate and develop students academically, socially, and emotionally to be active, civic-minded contributors to our global society.