North Notes: April 25, 2022

Important Dates

Monday, April 25

  • Scholastic Book Fair begins
  • 4th and 5th grade orchestra rehearsal | 3:30 PM

Tuesday, April 26

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • SHIELD Sample Collection
  • Kindergarten Round-up Appointments | 2-7 PM
  • Board of Education Meeting @ Sycamore Middle School | 7 PM

Wednesday, April 27

  • Administrative Professionals Day!  
  • Humphrey Hump Day Theme Day: Wear Camp Gear
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • FFA Petting Zoo Field Trips for Kinder-3rd grade
  • Full Band Rehearsal | 3:30 PM
  • Spartan Food Pantry @ District Warehouse | 4:30-6 PM

Thursday, April 28

  • Late Start | Doors Open at 9:15 AM, School Begins at 9:30 AM
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Safety Drill
  • 4th and 5th Grade Garden Club | 3:30 PM

Friday, April 29

  • Happy Friday!
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Choir | 7:45 AM
  • 1st-3rd Grade Field Trip to Frozen Jr.
  • Fun Fair | 5:30-7 PM

Full Calendar

School Year Reminders

  • Morning drop-off on Monday-Wednesday and Friday is 8:30 AM.  Supervision is not available before that time. Please try to send your student to school between 8:30-8:45 AM.
  • Each Thursday our school will have a late start. School begins at 9:30 AM, with drop-off beginning at 9:15 AM. Please send your student to school between 9:15-9:30 AM, as there is no outside supervision before that time.
  • As has been the case for some time, we are asking parents to not send in birthday treats for the class. We appreciate your support!

Spring Book Fair Begins This Week

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school April 25-29, 2022!

Support our school by shopping at The Scholastic Store in person or Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All online orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.

Book Fair Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday 8-8:40 AM, 3:30-6 PM
  • Thursday 8:25-9:10 AM, 3:30-6 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday 11 AM - 1 PM (lunchtime)
  • Friday 8-8:40 AM, 3:30-7 PM Open during Fun Fair

Volunteers are the motivators to help any Book Fair become a success. We hope that you share with us your skills to help students discover the power of reading.

If you have some time to help us plan or conduct our next Book Fair, please sign up at our SignupGenius sign up or send email to Clare Dempsey at Our Sign Up Genius link can be found here.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Emergency Drill This Week

As part of our yearly planned drills, this week on Thursday, we will conduct our Intruder (ALICE) Drill for our school.  These drills are done in conjunction with our District Safety Team and the Sycamore Police Department.  At our scheduled time, we will conduct our drill in accordance with the training that we have given our students and staff.  All of our students have practiced this drill with their classroom teacher, along with reading the book "I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared." 

Fun Fair Information

The North School Fun Fair is this Friday night, April 29, from 5:30-7 PM.  Games will be from 5:30-6:45 PM, with the raffle immediately following.  Our PTO, area businesses and individuals have generously donated some amazing raffle items for the evening! Along with our wonderful classroom baskets, we will have lots of fun options to win!

New this year — our Scholastic Book Fair will be open during the event!

Important reminders: parking is on the sides of the building and on the playground blacktop. Since the majority of parking will be out the back, the main entrance/ticket booth will be at the back of the building near the playground.  The front door will also be open.  We thank you for not parking on the street, blocking our neighbor driveways or mailboxes, or using driveways as turnabouts.

We are still looking for donations for the Cake Walk Game and the Soda Pop Ring Toss Game. If you can donate a purchased baked good or a 2 liter of your favorite soda, lemonade or fruit punch, please bring it to the office by noon on Friday.

We thank you for your continued support and will see you Friday night!

Flower Fundraiser Pickup Times Announced

Great news! Our flower fundraiser products will be delivered to North School on Monday, May 2, 2022. Flower pickup times have been set for 2:30-5:30 PM.

Spartan Food Pantry Open This Week!

The Spartan Food Pantry is excited to welcome guests to shop every other week on Wednesdays. On Wednesday, April 27, patrons can collect food at the District Warehouse at 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore. Pantry patrons are in-person shopping! The pantry hours are 4:30-6:00 PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School. The pantry offers frozen foods, fresh produce, cereal, canned goods, snacks, treats, and much more. Sycamore School District families can come to the pantry every time it is open. Park in the lot next to the warehouse, come on in the front door, and a volunteer will guide you from there. Community members can now volunteer at the pantry! If you or your organization want to help out, please email for more information.

Online Registration

Online registration for returning families for the 2022-2023 school year is now available via the Campus Portal. The Online Registration application is a simple process that should take between 10 and 15 minutes. If you experience any difficulties with any portion of the process, please email or call the District’s Registrar at (815) 899-8100. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, you can complete the online registration application by visiting the District’s Administration Center during normal business hours.

Market Day

Market Day is back!  We are so excited to be offering this service to our families again - with direct mail order service and profits for our school! To see the April specials, click here, or to register your own account, click here. Our PTO appreciates the support.

Register for Market Day

View April Specials

Weather and Coats

When the temperature is 60° or below, all students are expected to wear a jacket. When the temperature is below 40° students should wear winter coats, hats and gloves. If students wish to play in the snow they must have on boots and snow pants.

We appreciate your support and understanding!

North Stars Gear

If you would like to purchase some North School spirit wear, check out our new online shop. With the ease of an online shop, we require no order deadlines and no minimums! All orders are shipped directly to home and proceeds of every sale come back to support our school. New items are being added all the time!

Purchase Spirit Wear


The Final Say — A Word From Mr. Franks

In April, we have been learning all about responsibility. Students are learning the value of working hard, getting work done, and being dependable with their actions. We appreciate all you do to encourage your child to be responsible both here at school and at home.

Have a great week!

Take care, stay well, and shine bright!

Mr. Franks