Newsletter

4/28/21 NP Families of 7th/8th Graders-

Registration for football and volleyball is now open on FamilyID.  Please see the below info on how to register your student.

May 10 - June 11

    Volleyball

May 10 - June 16

    Football

  1. Practices will run from 2:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.  There is no school provided transportation.  Parents who are picking their athlete up after practice, please be here right at 4:30.  Students will exit the back doors, so please park in the lot off of Alki.
  2. Athletes will need to have/wear a mask.
  3. Every athlete will need a completed physical on file.  You can upload it on FamilyID or bring a copy to the school office.  A sports physical is good for two years, so it’s likely that most of this year’s 8th graders will still have a current physical if they played a sport last year as a 7th grader.  Please also keep a copy of your child's physical for your records for easy access and uploading.
  4. There are no spectators allowed at any of the practices, only registered coaches and athletes. Parents attending contests must be masked at all times on school property (further instructions about this will follow).  

We use an online platform for all of the forms that parents need to complete before athletes can practice.  It is called FamilyID.  Please follow the  link to register:   https://www.familyid.com/organizations/north-pines-middle-school

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

Trevor Zehm – NPMS Athletic Director

North Pines Middle School

Technology Teacher / Athletic Director

509-558-5052

tzehm@cvsd.org

 

4/20/21 Hi NP Families-

On May 6, the Toothsavers Program is coming to NPMS to provide preventative dental care to students.  Toothsavers main focus is to prevent cavities and keep teeth healthy.  If you are interested in having your student participate and get free dental service here at school on May 6th, please fill out the consent form that students are bringing home today.  [An electronic version of the form is located in the menu to the right --> ] If you have questions, you can contact Maria Teter at mteter@cvsd.org.

Thank you and have a great day,

Lora Jackson

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

4/12/21 NP Parent Community-

I hope you all had a nice Spring Break!  It was a fantastic day having all of our students here today!  We are so thankful to have them back full-time now!  A couple of reminders now that we are all back:

1)  Student Pick-Up at 2:05 on Broadway is very busy!  We are asking 7th/8th grade parents to pick up on the Alki side instead so that traffic doesn't back-up onto Broadway.

2)  Students MUST come to school everyday with a signed attestation ticket.  Starting tomorrow, we will have to hold students out of 1st period until we get ahold of a parent to verify that the student doesn't have any symptoms each day.  

Thank you so much for your assistance!  We are looking forward to a great Quarter 4 and end of the year!

Lora Jackson,

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

4/1/21 Dear NP Families-

I’m sure you heard the great news from Superintendent Small that schools will be resuming 5 days per week in-person learning on April 12!  NPMS Staff is very excited about this news!

Here is what changes on April 12:

  • Zoom classes will no longer be available.
  • ALL students will be required to attend every day in-person.
  • Students will be allowed to sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet apart in classes, masked.
  • Students need to bring a notebook, paper, and writing utensils to school (in addition to a fully charged Chromebook). 

Here is what stays the same:

  • Mask wearing is still required and enforced at school.  No gators or mesh masks are allowed.
  • Students are still expected to maintain 6 feet of distance at lunch, in the hallways, and in the courtyard.
  • Students need to continue to bring a signed Symptoms Check Attestation Ticket every day.  (attached)

In other news:

  • Tomorrow is the end of Quarter 3.  Students will be getting a copy of their Q4 schedules today or tomorrow in class.  Please make sure your student saves this schedule and brings it to school on April 12 (after Spring Break), so they know which classes to go to.
  • Tomorrow is the last day to purchase a Mother’s Day Flower Basket (school fundraiser).  Here is the link: https://forms.gle/95CAg7MccWJTjrzQ8

Finally, the staff at NPMS wants to tell you how much we love our jobs.  We feel fortunate that we get to come here every day to this beautiful building and work with your students.  NP students are amazing.  They are kind and are growing every day.  We are thrilled that they will be here with us every day next quarter.  As always, please contact us with questions or if there is anything we need to know or can help with. 

Happy Spring Break!

Lora Jackson

Principal

North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

3/24/21 Good Afternoon Cubs!

We are excited to share information regarding the beginning of middle school sports for this school year for our 7th and 8th graders. Also, as an FYI for 7th and 8th grade CVVL students who live in the North Pines attendance area, you are welcome to participate in sports at NPMS. As we have with school throughout the year, we will begin athletics with a measured approach. With safety and keeping students healthy as our top priority; initially, our plan is to begin by offering one sport, cross- country in the first 4-week season. Additional sports for the year are outlined below; however, moving into each additional season will occur as COVID numbers remain at a manageable level and sport specific safety measures and protocols can be followed. Further, to begin with, middle school sports have not been given approval for interscholastic competitions with the other schools in our league, but we hope to build up to being able to hold some type of interscholastic competition as the cross-country season nears the end if it is safe to do so. In the meantime, athletes will be able to practice and compete within their individual school teams.

Registration for baseball, track, and tennis is now open on FamilyID.  Please see the below info on how to register your student.

Middle School Sports we intend to offer this school year as it is safe to do so:

March 8 - April 2


Cross Country   

April 12 - May 7


Baseball
Tennis
Track

May 10 - June 11


Volleyball

May 10 - June 16


Football

Next steps:

  1. Registration starts today and practice begins Monday, April 12.   In-school students will wait in their 3rd period classrooms until 2:15, then they will proceed to the Library and wait for instructions.  Students who are coming from home should arrive no earlier than 2:30 at the doors directly outside the commons/lunch room.  They will need to come dressed for practice.  We are not allowed to use locker rooms for changing at this time.
  2. Students that are not at school on the day of their practice, will need to bring a parent signed Covid Symptoms Sheet (just like on the mornings that they come to school).  They will also need their temperature checked.  It is not required to make it to a practice on days that a student is not at school.  We know that transportation may be difficult.
  3. Practices will run from 2:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.  There is no school provided transportation.  Parents who are picking their athlete up after practice, please be here right at 4:30.  Students will exit the back doors, so please park in the lot off of Alki.
  4. Athletes will need to wear a mask at all times.
  5. Every athlete will need a completed physical on file.  You can upload it on FamilyID or bring a copy to the school office.  A sports physical is good for two years, so it’s likely that most of this year’s 8th graders will still have a current physical if they played a sport last year as a 7th grader.  Please also keep a copy of your child's physical for your records for easy access and uploading.
  6. There are no spectators allowed at any of the practices or contests (if we get to the point of being able to have competitions with other schools).  Only coaches and athletes that are registered. 
  7. Finally, if you have already filled out all of the paper copy forms, we will accept those for Cross Country.  If you have not done that, please sign up with FamilyID for Cross Country.

We use an online platform for all of the forms that parents need to complete before athletes can practice.  It is called FamilyID.  Please follow the below link to register:  

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/north-pines-middle-school

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

Trevor Zehm – NPMS Athletic Director

North Pines Middle School

Technology Teacher / Athletic Director

509-558-5052

tzehm@cvsd.org

 

3/23/21 NP Community--

Friday, March 26th is Picture Re-Take Day.  If your student comes on A days (Monday and Thursday), they are welcome to come between 2-3pm for pictures this Friday afternoon.  If your student is B days (Tuesday and Friday), they will have their pictures taken during the school day on Friday.  Order forms are available in the office for anyone that wants picture retakes!

Also, if you haven't already purchased a yearbook, sales are open again until April 2nd! You can buy them online at https://wa-centralvalley.intouchreceipting.com/ or purchase them through the front office for only $18. There is a limited quantity, so you don't want to wait!   

Parents, if you haven't submitted a photo of your student when they were younger for the yearbook's "Throwback Pic" page and would like to, click on the Google Form link to submit a photo.

Have a great Tuesday and please call our office at 558-5020 or email me if you have any questions.

Lora Jackson

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

3/4/21  Congratulations to the awesome students who showed the PACE Character trait last month!  All student nominees will receive letters mailed home with the comments each teacher submitted. These are the 3 grade-level winners this month.  There will be certificates in the lobby display case for each:

6th:  Jacob D.

7th:  Nathan M.

8th: Amelia L.

~ Lora Jackson

Principal

North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

3/3/21 Hanging Flower Basket Fundraiser

* The North Pines Booster Club is selling hanging flower baskets to raise money for the 8th grade end of the year gift, Cub Cart supplies, future events and so much more! Delivery will be the week before Mother’s Day!
* TO ORDER: Please contact Tabatha Copeland NO LATER THAN Friday, April 2nd at 253-326-6425 or tcopeland21@my.whitworth.edu. Payments may be made via cash, check & Venmo.
* The baskets are purchased from Lima Greenhouses. The Victorian Baskets are grown in various flower and color combinations. Each basket is a 14 inch container with a Zonal Geranium, a Trailing Petunia and an accent flower such as Ipomoea, Bidens, Scaveola or Lobelia.

* Here is the order form! https://forms.gle/95CAg7MccWJTjrzQ8  Thank you!!

~ Tabatha Copeland

COVID Assistant

North Pines Middle School

 

3/1/21 We finally have our virtual tutoring platform up and running! This service is open to any student; please see the flyer posted in the right-menu -->  If you believe your student would utilize/benefit from this, please let Ms. Teter know and we will get them a consent form and on the schedule! 

~ Maria Teter

Site Coordinator-North Pines Middle School

Communities in Schools Spokane County 

11900 E. Broadway Ave

(509) 558-5044

 

2/5/21 NP 8th Grade Families-

Please see the information below.  Several North Pines students have attended SVA over the past few years and have loved it!  It might be a good fit for some of you!  If you are interested, make sure to apply ASAP!

~ Ms. Jackson

8th graders and families in the Central Valley School District,

The STEM Academy at SVT is now accepting enrollment requests for the 2021-22 school year! 

The application window is open until February 26, 2021

Steps to apply for the 2021-22 school year can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/yy7og323

For more information, check out our video at https://youtu.be/XI_Je8QHIgs or visit us on-line at www.spokanevalleytech.org

The STEM Academy at SVT is a Central Valley School District high school that utilizes project based learning to develop the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, innovation, and problem solving. Students will engage in relevant and rigorous learning activities that are highly collaborative and student centered. Throughout their high school experience, students will explore a variety of career and college readiness courses to equip them with a foundation to successfully pursue careers in STEM related fields.

The STEM Academy at Spokane Valley Tech is ideal for students who are self-motivated and enjoy working collaboratively with others to solve real-world problems.

Camille Nielsen

Principal, STEM Academy at SVT

Director, Spokane Valley Tech Skill Center

 (509) 558-6507

canielsen@cvsd.org

 

1/20/21 Congratulations to all of our PACE Character Trait nominees for the month of December! Winners for each grade level are...

6th- Oleg N.

7th- Risen J.

8th- Nicole H.

 

12/4/20 Congratulations to all of our PACE Character Trait nominees for the month of November! Winners for each grade level are...

6th:  Joseph B.

7th:  Graham L.

8th:  Parker M.

 
A message from NORTH PINES MIDDLE SCHOOL 3/16/20

Dear NPMS Families, 

During this time when many physical libraries will be closing, the Spokane County e-library is an excellent way to gain free access to thousands of books online.  Please see the attached directions to learn how to download either Overdrive or Libby, two free apps that grant instant access to over 7,00 e-books. You will need a library card to access these books, but this can be easily acquired online for free at https://www.spokanelibrary.org/card/ 

Go to  https://www.spokanelibrary.org/ebooks/ to learn more about the Libby and Overdrive e-book apps.  

 

Library cards | Spokane Public Library

Renewing your card. You can easily renew your card online.If you run into any trouble renewing online, visit a library branch location or call Customer Service at 509-444-5300 during regular business hours. Lost cards. If you lose your card, please call us immediately at 509-444-5300 to avoid additional liability.There is no card replacement fee.

www.spokanelibrary.org