News From the Principals:
I would like to inform you of a change that will be occurring this year here at North Hills Elementary School. In all grades, 4, 5, and 6, our students will be working with two teachers. One teacher will be instructing Language Arts, while the second teacher will be responsible for the Math, Science, and Social Studies instruction. The students will be introduced to this change on day one.
On your child’s placement letter, you will find their homeroom teacher. You will be able to find your child’s partner teacher below.
There will be two classrooms that do not switch and will remain a traditional “self-contained” classroom. In grade 5, Mrs. Haertsch, and in grade 6, Miss Maul, will be teaching these classrooms.
Additional information will be shared with you at our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 23 2014. If you should have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at 846-6789 ext. 1800.
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.
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.
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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.
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.