Northside Elementary

Readers Become Leaders5th Grade Art ProjectFirst Day of SchoolMoneyDot Day

Students created dot pictures based on the book, The Dot , in art.


Remember no matter the age of your children we are asking that they read 30 minutes a night. September is Library Card Sign Up Month so head over to the DeSoto Library and get a free public library card.


 Childhood Obesity Awareness

What is Childhood Obesity?
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. It affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. This number has more than tripled since 1980.
Childhood obesity is a health issue. Today, more and more children are being diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and other co-morbid conditions associated with obesity and morbid obesity.
A child is defined as "affected by obesity" if their body mass index-for-age (or BMI-for-age) percentile is greater than 95 percent. A child is defined as "overweight" if their BMI-for-age percentile is greater than 85 percent and less than 95 percent.
Many factors can have an impact on childhood obesity, including eating and physical activity behavior, genetics, metabolism, family and home environment, and community and social factors.
For some children and families, obesity may be influenced by the following: 

  • too much time spent being inactive
  • lack of sleep
  • lack of places to go in the community to get physical activity
  • easy access to inexpensive, high calorie food and sugary beverages
  • lack of access to affordable, healthier foods


Power Up the Library October 1st-7th

On July 21, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a certificate officially declaring October 1-7, 2017 as Power Up at Your Library Week (Power Up Week). As a part of Power Up Week all types of libraries statewide are invited to showcase innovation, creative programming, and dynamic leadership by organizing events geared to promote technology, innovation, creativity, and literacy in their respective communities.
Be on the look out for letters sent home with your children on joining the library media specialist for fun activities celebrating that week in the library before school.  Devices can be brought on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students will need a library pass to attend the activities available from Miss Taylor.



Web WidgetWednesday



A day highlighting technology, tinkering, and maker spaces – Legos, computers, laptops, or mobile devices we are emphasizing creative programming and design building.

A day featuring all things web related (eBooks, audiobooks via Follet, databases, & e-magazines, etc.) in the library.

A day that doesn’t require much (any) electricity or technology (Rubik's cubes, Dewey Match, board games, and card games)



A day celebrating competitive AR reading scores/points.


Book Fair Preview

Coming October 9th- 13th
Parents come and shop with your students beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, the 10th.

Please click here for the full image of the 2017-2018 calendar.



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The library contract must be signed by a parent for any student in 3rd-5th grade to check out a library book during the year.  Students check out library books according to their STAR Reading level from the Renaissance Learning program.  The link below is a copy of the library contract.

Library Contract



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