News From the Principals:
District Will Host Town Meeting Tuesday, April 15
Central York School District residents are encouraged to join administrators and School Board members for the Spring 2014 Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at North Hills Elementary School, 1330 North Hills Road, York. Town meetings are an opportunity for community members to learn more about ongoing and upcoming school district initiatives. They also provide a chance for informal discussion between residents and school board members. The Spring 2014 Town Meeting will offer a revamped format, with small group panel discussions on budget and finances, and other educational topics, followed by large group discussion and question/answer time.
We hope you can join us!
NHE Plans Final Family Night of 2013-2014
The faculty and staff of NHE would like to invite all of our NHE families to our final Family Night of the 2013-2014 school year. An Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Fliers will be sent home with your child closer to the date of the event. All students and families wishing to attend must use the bottom of the flier to RSVP. Tickets will be $1.00 per person and will be sent home with the students. You must obtain a ticket to take part in the Social on May 1. We are still in need of volunteers to help set-up, serve, and clean up. If you are interested in helping, please fill out the bottom portion of the flier and return it to North Hills with your child. We hope to see everyone there.
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is quickly approaching. The test will assess students in four areas: reading, writing, mathematics and science. Each assessment will include multiple choice items as well as open-ended responses. The testing window is listed below:
Jeffrey L. Fox Memorial Track Meet
The 2014 Jeffrey L. Fox Track Meet will take place on May 9, 2014. The event will take place at the Central York High School football stadium from 9:30AM - 2PM. This year's event will include all grade levels from NHE and SSE combining for a great day of fun and friendly competition. Parents and family members are welcome to attend this event! Additional information will go home with each student closer to the track meet date.
Please notify the office immediately if you have any changes to your child’s emergency card. It is vital for the school to be aware of any changes in case of a student illness or emergency.
Review of Attendance Information
Hours and Tardiness
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Mr. Youcheff or Mr. Livingston with any questions or concerns. We strive to keep the lines of communication open between home and school. Our email addresses are posted on the North Hills’ website, and we can be reached by phone at 846-6789. We would like to thank everyone for the continued communication.
It's Time For School Store!!!
Back by popular demand, North Hills will be offering SCHOOL STORE to students in grades 4-5-6. SCHOOL STORE is an opportunity for NHE students to purchase school supplies (pencils, pens, rulers, folders, erasers, etc.) at a great price.
SCHOOL STORE will be held during your child's lunch recess time. It is recommended that students NOT bring more than $5.00 for each SCHOOL STORE day. Use the schedule below to mark your calendar for SCHOOL STORE days.
Mr. Leese & Mrs. Thorius Announce the Phys. Ed. Classes of the Month
The following classes have earned the Physical Education Class of the Month award for September in Mr. Leese's & Mrs. Thorius’ classes:
Grade 4: Mrs. Zelinka
Please review the "Attendance Information" in the 2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook. As with most children, it is not unusual to miss days due to illness. However, when this occurs, it is necessary to have a BLUE excuse card signed by the parent or guardian stating the reason the student was absent. A BLUE card is also required for educational trips, preceded by the completion of the Educational Trip request form. This is part of the Pennsylvania School Law. If five days pass and a BLUE card is not returned, the absence becomes unexcused.
After 10 absences, a student may receive a note from NHE requiring a doctor's note for any future absence. If you child is experiencing a special medical problem, please contact the school nurse and submit a letter from your child's doctor pertaining to the medical condition.
If there are any concerns regarding attendance, please contact the school.
Please Help Us In Keeping Good Bus Behavior
Have you considered joining the NHE Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)? NHE’s PTO is very active and supports students and staff. Each year, the NHE PTO provides educational opportunities and projects for the children of North Hills. Please continue to support the PTO so outstanding activities can continue. We ask that you sign up and contribute your time and effort to continue to make NHE a school of excellence.
PDE, CYSD Extend Testing Windows for
The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards based criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. The information obtained from these assessments serves as a valuable tool for planning future school programs, developing curriculum and in-service training of teachers, and information the public about student achievement.
Please note: Due to the recent inclement weather and missed school days, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted school districts throughout Pennsylvania the opportunity to extend the testing windows for Math, Reading & Writing PSSAs. Central York School District will extend its windows to provide our faculty and students with more time to prepare for these state-mandated assessments. Please note the new windows, listed below.
Updated Assessment Windows/Subject Areas/Grades*
*Original Window for Math & Reading: March 17-31, 2014; Original Window for Writing: April 4-11, 2014