Welcome to North Hills Elementary School
1330 North Hills Road
York, PA  17406
(717) 846-6789
Mr. Scott Livingston, Assistant Principal

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.

PSSA Testing

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:


Writing (5th grade only) March 31 – April 11
Science (4th grade only): April 28- May 2

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.


Emergency Card Information

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
The student day begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:35 PM.  It is essential students arrive in their classrooms prior to the 9:00 bell.  Students not in their classrooms by this time will be considered tardy.  On the third illegal tardy, the student will receive lunch detention.  After the fifth tardy, the student will serve an after school detention

Absences
Students will be excused from school in the event of an illness, death in the immediate family, quarantine, or for exceptional reasons determined to be urgent by school administrators, in accordance with Pennsylvania School Law.

Doctor’s Excuse
When a student reaches ten or more days of absence (excused or unexcused), parents can expect to receive a phone call or letter stating that additional absences could result in the need for a doctor’s note for each new absence.  Once a student has been placed on a doctor’s note, no absences will be marked excused unless approved by the school nurse or family physician.

Blue Cards
Students must turn in “blue cards” within five days following an absence.
  Failure to return a blue card will result in the absence being marked unexcused.  According to school law, notices will be sent and fines may be assessed.  All parents should be aware that under ACT 29, students of school age who have three unlawful absences from school will be cited by the district magistrate.

GIANT A+ Rewards 
Do you do your grocery shopping at Giant? If so, have you registered your bonuscard? Each time you shop at Giant, North Hills Elementary could benefit if you register your card. All you have to do is go to giantaplus.com and designate North Hills Elementary, 01019, as your selected school. A percentage of every purhcase you make will benefit your school. You can also stop at the customer service desk at Giant to register. This program runs through April so it is not too late. Register your bonus card today! You must register each year. 

Help North Hills hit a homerun with Giant A+ Rewards!


As always, please do not hesitate to contact

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.

Thursday, May 8th

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
Grade 5: Mr. Deffinbaugh, Mrs. Hubbs, Mrs. Sicuranza
Grade 6: Mrs. Fellinger      


Important Information:

Visitor Procedures:
For the safety of our children, all doors of the school are locked during the school day. We ask ALL visitors request access to the school by pressing the gray button outside the main doors. Once granted entry to the building, please do not hold the door open for others to enter. Upon entering the reception area, visitors MUST sign in and pick up a visitor’s badge. The badge MUST be worn at all times during school hours. Please sign out at the reception area and return your visitor’s badge when you are departing. At times, photo identification may be requested.

Attendance Information:
This is just a reminder that if your child is late to school due to a doctor, dental, or other medical appointment, a note is required from the doctor or medical professional verifying the appointment.

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
Please remind your children they should always be sitting in their assigned bus seats, facing forward, and keeping hands, feet, and objects to themselves. For everyone's safety, students should speak in low voices while on the bus.


PTO Information

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
PSSA Math, Reading & Writing Due to Weather

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*

    • March 17-April 4, 2014:   PSSA Math & Reading for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
    • March 31-April 11, 2014:   PSSA Writing for Grades 5, 8
    • April 28-May 2, 2014:   PSSA Science for Grades 4, 8
    *Original Window for Math & Reading: March 17-31, 2014; Original Window for Writing: April 4-11, 2014

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