Northley

Middle School

**STUDENT ATHLETES AND FAMILIES -
CHECK OUT THIS UPCOMING EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!!**
 
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ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL 2016-2017
 
 
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STUDY SMARTER!
Check out these great apps to help your child study smarter!  
 
  • iStudiez Pro - http://www.istudentpro.com - track schedule, homework, and grades in one place - can share to Google Calendar and other calendar apps, as well
  • Any.do - http://www.any.do - task management app that allows users to schedule reminders
  • Evernote - http://www,evernote.com - save notes, organize research, and collect articles, photos, websites, and even handwritten and types notes in a central place
  • RescueTime - http://www.rescuetime.com - improve time management skills - tracks amount of time spent on different websites, social media, email or in programs such as Microsoft Word and provides productivity reports and alerts when too much time is spent in one area
  • StudyBlue - http://www.studyblue.com - "crowdsourced learning platform" that provides innovative study tools such as flashcards (with text, images and audio), quizzes and review sheets

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Monthly Family Fun Challenge

Join the 30 Day Family Fun Challenge!

Each month we’ll be posting a fun activity for you to do with your family to help you connect with your kids and build strong relationships. It is easy to participate and fun! Simply use the tools available on our website to complete the challenge. Be sure to do it within the 30 day time frame as a new challenge will be posted monthly. We would love to see photos of your family in action. At the end of every month, please post pictures of your family completing the activity on our Facebook page or email them to FamilyDay@casacolumbia.org.


 
 Message from Rob McCord, State Treasurer
 

As the father of two boys, I understand how important it is for families to educate their children. My mom was a teacher, I deeply value education, and as your State Treasurer, one of my top goals is to help make college possible for all Pennsylvanians.

Many financial experts agree that 529 college savings plans are the best way for most families to save for college. Administered by the McCord Treasury, the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two plans: the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan, in which growth is tied to the rate of college tuition inflation and the PA 529 Investment Plan, in which investment returns are determined by financial markets.

Both plans feature tax-deferred growth on earnings and tax-free withdrawals when funds are used for qualified educational expenses.

If you're like most parents, the task of saving for higher education gets transferred from one "to do" list to another. Often our day-to-day tasks and unforeseen expenses prevent us from taking the time and money to open a PA 529 College Savings account. However, I would guess I am much like you – I don't want to burden my children with large amounts of debt upon graduating from college. So I am pleased the McCord Treasury is able to help you get started today!

 
CAREER DAY 2016- MARCH 18, 2016
 

On March 18, 2016, 7th grade students participated in our annual Career Day.  They visited local job sites and experienced the “real world of work.” Thank you to the following businesses/schools for hosting our students:

Crozer Chester Medical Center

Delaware County Community College Advanced Technology Center

Delaware County Technical School (Aston Campus)

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT)

Delaware County 4-H

Pennsylvania State Police

Rocky Run YMCA

West Chester Veterinary Medical Center

Rizzieri Aveda Beauty School

Philadelphia 76ers

Dever Architects

Eaton Corporation

Winterthur

Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach (Lynn Romolini)

Thanks to Wawa, Whole Foods, Wegmans and Costco for donating items for the light breakfast students enjoyed prior to leaving.

12th Annual Career Day Set - April 7, 2017
 
If you work at a company that would be willing to welcome a group of 10-15 students next year on Career Day to experience the "real world of work," please contact Mr. Kevin Siegel at ksiegel@pdsd.org  We are already looking ahead to our 12th annual Career Day on April 7, 2017, and we are always looking for new companies to collaborate with.  There is no better way to see what a career is like than to experience it first hand! Check out a list of companies we have worked with in the past: NMS Job Sites
 
If you would like to visit NMS to share your job and career path in four half hour sessions to small groups of 6th graders, please contact Ms. Sayre at nsayre@pdsd.org. 6th Grade Career Day is also held every year - this year it will be held on April 7, 2017.  Students enjoy visits from area professionals and gain a lot of valuable advice about the real world of work.  Come take part in expanding their knowledge outside the classroom.

NORTHLEY CELEBRATED RED RIBBON WEEK IN OCTOBER 2016:
 
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        WEAR RED DAY - MRS. MATHEWSON'S 1ST PERIOD                                                     "LIVING DRUG FREE IS NO SWEAT" DAY & WALKATHON

 
RED RIBBON WEEK WILL BE HELD AGAIN
FROM OCTOBER 23-31, 2017!! 
 
We've been named a Mix It Up Model School for the 4th year!

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MIX IT UP DAY WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 25, 2016
OUR THEME WAS HEROES - STUDENTS AND STAFF DRESSED AS SUPERHEROES
AND WE WELCOMED OUR COMMUNITY HEROES TO HELP US WITH ACTIVITIES!
 THANK YOU TO OUR POLICE, FIRE, EMS AND SUN VALLEY JROTC STUDENTS. 
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MIX IT UP WILL BE HELD AGAIN IN OCTOBER 2017!

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Northley has been named a top school through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's Talent Search. Click on the picture to find out more about this recognition.

Resources for Low-Income Families 
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If your child is eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for affordable internet service and a low-cost computer.  Visit this link for more information: www.internetessentials.com.
 
Here are some other resources:
 
 
 

Check out this article from Time magazine.  Very interesting!
 


  • Delaware Children's Museum - http://www.delmnh.org - Children who receive free or reduced breakfast or lunch qualify for one free Discovery Tour at the Museum and one free Discovery Tour at Your Doorstep per school year. To receive scholarships, schools must fax a letter on school letterhead indicating the number of qualifying children at least two weeks before the tour. Please fax to 302-658-2610, Attn: Education Programs Facilitator. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For scheduling and more information, please call 302-658-9111, ext. 305.
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