Welcome to North Tama
Welcome from Superintendent David R. Hill:
Welcome to the North Tama County Community School District. North Tama offers your family a tremendous advantage to learn, participate, and belong. The ...more
2016-2017 School Year Calendar
Please remember that dates are always subject to change. The PDF above is an overview of the year, but is not updated as the year goes on.
For the most up to date information, please check the District Activity Calendar further down the page, as it is kept up to date.
2016-2017 School Hours
Elementary, 8:15 to 3:20
JH and HS, 8:15 to 3:25
North Tama's Teacher Leadership
North Tama's TLC team created three new positions for the 2016-2017 school year. We will be utilizing a Student Success Coach (Judy Boerm), an Instructional Coach (Susan Johnson), and Seven Model Teachers (Becky Adams, Levi LaRue, Connie Courbat, Amy Lidgett, Kristi Martin, Lisa Chizek, and Vonna Watson. As a team, the teachers, staff, teacher leaders at North Tama will be able to take students from where they are to where they need to be.
The team put together a video to explain a little more about the TLC program at North Tama:
There will be no school on Monday, October 10. Staff will be in an all day inservice.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The next regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
K & FIRST GRADE TO BHCT
On Wednesday, October 19, the K and First grade classes will be traveling to BHCT to see the play “Pippi Longstocking”.
FALL FUNDRAISER DELIVERY
The delivery date for the elementary fundraiser will be on Thursday, October 20. Items can be picked up between 3:30-5:30 in the MRP. Proceeds will go towards elementary technology.
PARADE OF BANDS
The Parade of Bands Concert for grades 5 through 12 will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.
END OF FIRST QUARTER
Thursday, October 27 is the end of the First Quarter. It is our plan to e-mail the reports cards again this year. Parents requesting paper copies will have their students report card sent home with their students on Tuesday, November 1.
PENNY WAR FOR SPACE CAMP
The week of October 3-7, the elementary will be having a penny war to raise money for Space Camp Scholarships. Read the back side of this NL for more information.
NORTH TAMA SCHOOLS WILL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 10 - 14
OCTOBER 10 - 14
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
OCTOBER 17 - 21
SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES WILL BE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25.
With the coming of October 31, the Halloween season is upon us. Again this year, as students plan the costume they will wear to school for their parties we want them to keep in mind two restrictions. NO blood or weapons will be allowed as parts of the costume students wear to school for the Halloween Party. There are various reasons for this, among them a desire to reinforce the ban on weapons in schools (even pretend ones) and a desire to deemphasize the gore without hurting the excitement of the day. We are sure that students will be able to find a wonderful costume without the need for blood or weapons. Parties will be held in the classrooms on Monday, October 31.
NOV 6 Daylight Savings
NOV 7-18 IA Assessment Testing
NOV 24 & 25 Thanksgiving Vacation
Service Project for Space Camp Scholarship
The North Tama Elementary Students will be having a “Space War” (penny war) to raise funds for the Traer Community Space Camp Scholarship. Because of this scholarship up to two North Tama students (Grades 6-11) are able to attend Space Camp each summer in Huntsville, AL. Space Camp provides unique and highly challenging educational experiences that are important for preparing students to be college, career, and citizen ready. North Tama Elementary is focusing on community and school service for Character Counts this year, and this is an excellent opportunity for our students to help our school.
Students are encouraged to bring pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, ……any kind of money (even dollar bills!) for our fundraiser. The fundraiser will be a fun competition for our students while their efforts will raise money for our community scholarship.
Rules for the fundraising competition: Each class will have a container to collect their money. Pennies will be added to the class $$ total. Other kinds of money will be subtracted from the class $$ total. (So students will want to add their non-penny money to other classes’ containers to lower that class’s $$ total.)
Not only are these fundraisers typically successful, but they are fun, friendly competition between the classes. The prize for the whole elementary at the end of the competition will be to know we helped our school. This is a great example of our Character Counts program in action.
Feel free to pass the word. We would be glad for any money for our fundraiser (coins, bills, checks……) The important part is to do service for our school.
The “Penny War” will run from
Monday, October 3-7, 2016.
Thank you, The North Tama Elementary Teachers
Announcements from Mrs. Reisner
Wednesday: Hamburger/Bun, Peas, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Cocktail
Thursday: Pepperoni Pizza, Broccoli, Tropical Fruit, Peanut Butter Sandwich
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”
—Mike Singletary (born 1958)
American Football Coach
They are $45 each. To order, contact Shawn Larmore or Patty Calderwood at the school. Chairs will be available in the Main Office after you have made arrangements to purchase.
Monday: BRUNCH FOR LUNCH French Toast, Hashbrown, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Juice
Tuesday: Chicken Patty/Bun, Carrots, Lettuce, Peaches, Cupcake
“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.”
—Knute Rockne (1888-1931)
Former American Football Player And Coach
District Activity Calendar
It is the policy of the North Tama County Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender, identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination on the North Tama Website: www.n-tama.k12.ia.us under Parents/Students section. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Craig Josh Youel, Elementary Principal, 605 Walnut Street, Traer, Iowa 50675, 319-478-2265, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
605 Walnut St
Traer, IA 50675
Readhawks Literary Society
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