Thursday, December 17, 2009

Successful Food Drive

A big Thanks to all who donated to our food drive. It was very successful. North Elementary collected 1,032 pounds of food!! In addition to the food collected, we collected 61 pounds of winter coats. The PTA would like to thank Mrs Boxwell for heading up the coat drive. The class cookie party winners were Mrs Austin and Mrs Palladino. Great job everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

We need your help!

The playground equipment on the upper level playground must be replaced due to safety concerns. We are seeking help with the expense through public and private donors. Please contact a PTA member with any questions. Any past, present or future student of North Elementary can contribute!!


Please join us on December 12th at Panda Express for lunch or dinner. It is dine in, take out or drive thru. Must present flyer to cashier at time of purchase for our school to get credit. Watch for flyer's to come home the week of the event. This fundraiser will go towards safety concerns at North Elementary. Panda will donate 20% of qualified sales!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Red Ribbon Week

The Iron Co. Sheriff Dept., Highway Patrol, and Cedar City Police Dept. came to the school and did an amazing job showing the kids how they find people and drugs with their dogs! The dogs were so neat to watch! They were able to smell a wallet and find the person it belonged too!! Wow!! Thanks so much to all the officers who came and spoke with the kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Red Ribbon Assembly

Mr Bonner got to try on Miss Utah's "beer goggles" to show the students how impaired people shoot a basketball. He was a great sport and the kids loved it.

Thanks to Mrs Comstock for making red ribbon week a huge success for North Elementary students!

Miss Utah, Heather Anderson came and spoke to our students about the dangers of drinking and using drugs.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Box Tops

Box Tops is now up an running! We will be sending a bag with your child's name and the box top logo home for you to collect your box tops. They will need to be returned to the school on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Your bag will be returned and the kids will receive a reward for turning them in. Please help our coordinator by trimming them before submitting and there is no limit to how many you may turn in at a time.

Thanks for your support with this program.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Fluoride will be starting this month.
We are still in need of volunteers to help administer this to the students. Please contact a member of the PTA if you are interested in helping.


This year's theme is "Beauty is...." Deadline is November 4th by 4:00 pm. Rules and entry forms are in the office at the school. The categories are:

Musical Composition
Visual Arts
3-D Creations

Please contact Penny Johnson at 586-3481 with questions

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon week is Oct. 26-30

Please have your children support red ribbon week by participating in the following activities:

Monday: Wear red day
Tuesday: Crazy hat or hair day
Wednesday: Wear Jeans
Thursday: Sports apparel day
Friday: Wear your Halloween costume ( no make up or masks)

We will be having Miss Utah at our assembly on Wednesday and the Dare Car on Thursday.

"Say no to drugs and violence"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Sunday, October 4, 2009


Due to budget constraints, the arts education program will be cut at the end of the school year unless the Utah Legislature approves continued funding. Please join us on October 8 at Iron Springs Elementary for the Friends of Art Works for North, Iron Springs and Escalante Valley Elementary schools. We need your help to save the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in schools across the state. During the event, you will learn about this essential arts program and what you can do to show your support.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Iron Springs Elementary
255 N 4050 W
Cedar City, Ut

What fun!!!

Having fun at the Fall Carnival!!!
Just a quick reminder of the up-coming events this week! Hearing screenings are on Monday and picture re-take day is on Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Box Tops & Lin's Receipts

Just a reminder to keep turning in your Box Tops and do your online holiday shopping through the Box Tops website. It's easy, quick and simple to register. Follow the prompts on the top left of the welcome page and start shopping. The web address is You have to begin your shopping at that page to earn money for the school. This is a great way to help us earn money with your everyday purchases in the stores and online. Family and friends can register to support our school too!!

Lin's receipts are still being taken this year. There is a drop box next to the office and the winner will receive a reward if their receipt is chosen.

These are two great ways to earn money for our school without having to spend money you won't already be spending. Please take the time to clip box tops and save receipts. They really do make a difference!

Carnival Update

We would like to thank all of those families, volunteers, faculty and staff who helped make our carnival a huge success. We had a great time and a fabulous turnout. For our first year of auctioning the "Theme Baskets" we were thrilled with the amount of money that was raised and the positive response's we received. We appreciate the parents donating items to help make them great! Congratulations to the 4th grade who sold their basket for the most money and to 1st grade who had the most items donated. Both grades received a popcorn party for their efforts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

H1N1 Information

The school nurse has asked us to pass along this information to parents regarding H1N1 virus

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, keep them at home for seven days or until they do not have a fever for 24 hours without taking a fever reducing medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen etc. Schools will be monitoring students for signs of illness; they will take the temperature of any student who appears or complains of being sick. If the student is found to have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, we are asking parents to pick them up immediately. Working parents need to form a backup plan in the event their child becomes sick.

Thanks for your help,
Wendy Wood
Iron County School Nurse

Sunday, September 13, 2009

PTA will have it's annual vision screening on Tuesday, September 22. The screening will be done in the gym throughout the morning. Parents who have pre-school age children are also welcome to have them tested that morning!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Carnival
Our annual fall carnival will be held September 23, 2009, from 5:30 until 8:00. Please come and check out our new menu and game booths. We will have a new item this year with the theme baskets your children are helping to provide items for. Each grade has its own theme and suggested list of items to donate. The baskets will be purchased through an auction that will take place during the carnival. Please stop in and look over the baskets. Minimum bid for each basket will be $10. We are really excited about this new idea for the kids and parents to get involved in. Please contact Kristi Holyoak with questions at 463-0527.

Basket Themes

Kindergarten "Rainy Day"
1st Grade "Kids in the Kitchen"
2nd Grade "Breakfast Bonanza"
3rd Grade "Let's Have Sleepover"
4th Grade "Family Fun Night"
5th Grade "Take me out to the Ball Game"
Faculty & Staff "The Great Outdoors"


We have a limited number of shirts and sizes left from the old shirt design. If you would like to purchase one they are available for $5 for both youth and adult sizes. Please contact a member of the PTA to check on sizes and colors available. They will be for sale at the carnival in the lunch room.

For next year we will have new shirts available with updated colors and style options. We would like to hear feedback on the new shirts and will have some available for preview at the fall carnival. Please leave a comment on the blog or let us know at the carnival if you like the new look.

Please encourage your students to wear their shirts on Friday's for prize drawings and to show their school spirit! We love our Polar Bears!

PTA Membership Drive

Please watch your students backpacks for membership information, fluoride sign ups, yearbooks, and T-Shirt info. These will be due back to the students teacher no later than Sept 30, 2009.

We would like to try and double our membership from what is was last year. Please help us accomplish this goal and support North Elementary! It is only $5 to join and being a volunteer is optional. We love volunteers but understand if you are busy.

If we get a certain number of members our school will receive $1,000. Just think of what we could do with that amount of money.