Announcements

September 11th

  • NAME TAGS
    • If you are a first period teacher, your name tags will be with your class clip board for announcements along with student name tags for your first period class. Please wear your name tags and be sure that your students do too.
    • If you are off first period, you should pick up your name tags from the bin on the stage before announcements.
    • Everyone should have a name tag.
    • The schedule on your name tag is right, please follow it.
    • Name tags need to be left in the bins on the stage at the end of the day. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR NAME TAG HOME!
  • ATTENDANCE SHEETS
    • Youth teachers need to pick up the attendance sheets for all their classes before announcements. All first period attendance sheets will be at the area where your class gathers for announcements, all other class attendance sheets will be in a bin on the stage.
  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • Tuesday, September 28th
    • Birthday party boxes
    • Families will create a birthday party in a box.
    • Families can fill boxes with whatever they think would make a fun birthday party. Cake mix, cake pan, plates, napkins, party hats, small prize toys, etc. Have fun with your kids deciding what your family wants to include.
    • We will not meet at the church on our service project day.
    • Please bring your birthday party boxes to co-op on Tuesday, October 5th.

September 3rd

  • FIRST DAY
    • Our first day of co-op is this Tuesday, September 7th. I can’t wait to see everyone.
  • LAST MINUTE CHANGES
    • You were probably expecting this. We’ve had lots of last minute changes. Room numbers have changed, students have moved around, and some teachers have changed classes.
    • Be sure you check the website to see where you and your kids are scheduled to be.
  • CLASS MESSENGER GROUPS
    • You should have been added to a Facebook messenger group for each of the classes you’re teaching and for each of the classes your kids are in.
    • Be sure to check those groups for any class announcements or supplies your kids will need.
    • If you have instructions to give or supplies that kids need to bring to your class, please put that on your class message group.
    • If you find that you’re not able to see a message group that you should have been added to please let Jackie know ASAP.
  • YOUTH CLEANING JOBS
    • Youth cleaning jobs have been assigned.
    • Please check the job list and make sure your youth students understand what their jobs are.
    • April and Jackie will be available downstairs right after 4th Period to go over cleaning jobs with kids.
    • A lot of Jr High students do not have assigned cleaning jobs. If your student doesn’t have a job assigned they will need to head to the announcements room after 4th period and wait for you there.
  • DISMISSAL
    • Dismissal will take place in the same room that we do announcements.
    • Dismissal Mentors should take their assigned class to that room and have them sit in their class rows.
    • Dismissal Mentors are responsible for their assigned children until they are picked up by a parent.
    • Be courteous of the Dismissal Mentor’s time. Please get your clean up job done and pick your children up as quickly as possible.

August 27th

  • MANDATORY MEETING
    • Our yearly MANDATORY meeting has been moved to the High School worship center at Northside.
    • TONIGHT – Friday, August 27th.
    • 6:00 for new families *6:30 for returning families *All teachers need to turn in their sub packets at the meeting.
  • SUB PACKETS
    • Each teacher is required to create a Sub Packet for their class.
    • These need to be stand alone plans that a substitute teacher can easily take to your class and fill in for you in case of an unexpected absence.
    • Please fill the pack (The pack can be a folder, a gallon size ziplock bag, or whatever you feel would best contain your sub plans.) with the lesson, instructions, and any and all necessary items that can’t be easily found in the supply closet.
    • Make it as simple as you can.
    • Please bring your sub packet to the mandatory meeting.
  • CLASS SUPPLIES
    • Teachers, you should bring a list of supplies that you’ll be using in your classes. There will be time to go through the supply closet and gather what you’ll need. If the closet doesn’t have what you’ll need you can fill out the supply request form in the website.
    • If there are a few supplies that you want students to bring for themselves please bring your list to the meeting so we can get that out to parents.
  • SYLLABUS
    • All teachers should have filled in their class syllabus by now. If you have not done that, please complete yours right away.

August 20th

  • MANDATORY MEETING
    • Our yearly MANDATORY meeting will be held in “the middle” room at Northside
    • Friday, August 27th.
    • 6:00 for new families
    • 6:30 for returning families
    • All teachers need to turn in their sub packets at the meeting.
  • SUB PACKETS
    • Each teacher is required to create a Sub Packet for their class.
    • These need to be stand alone plans that a substitute teacher can easily take to your class and fill in for you in case of an unexpected absence.
    • Please fill the pack (The pack can be a folder, a gallon size ziplock bag, or whatever you feel would best contain your sub plans.) with the lesson, instructions, and any and all necessary items that can’t be easily found in the supply closet.
    • Make it as simple as you can.
    • Please bring your sub packet to the mandatory meeting.
  • CLASS SUPPLIES
    • Teachers, you should bring a list of supplies that you’ll be using in your classes. There will be time to go through the silly closet and gather what you’ll need. If the closet doesn’t have what you’ll need you can fill out the supply request form in the website.
    • If there are a few supplies that you want students to bring for themselves please bring your list to the meeting so we can get that out to parents.
  • SYLLABUS
    • All teachers should have filled in their class syllabus by now. If you have not done that, please complete yours right away.

July 30th

  • YEARLY FEES
    • All co-op fees are now due. If you have an outstanding balance please get that paid in full. If you need to make special arrangements please contact Jackie by tomorrow (Saturday July 31st)!
  • SYLLABUS
    • All teachers should have filled in their class syllabus by now. If you have not done that, please complete yours right away.
  • MANDATORY MEETING
    • Our yearly MANDATORY meeting will be held in “the middle” room at Northside on Friday, August 27th. The meeting will start at 6:00 for new families and 6:30 for returning families.
  • YOUTH CLASS SIGN UPS
    • We are currently putting together the class descriptions and sign up form. Please be watching the Facebook page for the announcement.
    • If you have already messaged me with your student’s desired classes you will still need to fill out the form so I’m not searching through emails, texts, and messages.
    • This year we have a lot of youth so some of our classes may fill up. We are going to allow top priority by age. In high school, our seniors will get their top picks, then juniors, and so on. The same will go for junior high. First eighth grade then seventh.
    • I will not hold classes for long though. I will not bump a freshman two weeks after the deadline to sign up, so please be sure you sign up via the sign up form as soon as it’s available. If you have younger students, help them to be thinking of backup classes just in case their first picks get filled by older students.
  • SUB PACKETS
    • Each teacher is required to create a Sub Packet for their class. These need to be stand alone plans that a substitute teacher can easily take to your class and fill in for you in case of an unexpected absence.
    • Please fill the pack (The pack can be a folder, a gallon size ziplock bag, or whatever you feel would best contain your sub plans.) with the lesson, instructions, and any and all necessary items that can’t be easily found in the supply closet.
    • Make it as simple as you can.
    • Please bring your sub packet to the mandatory meeting.
  • PARK DAYS
    • We have two more park days before co-op starts. August 3rd and 17th. Meet at Ritter Springs Park from 10:00 am to Noon.
  • FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS
    • If you do not have a Facebook account, please create one right away and let Jackie know. There are a few of you that I can’t find on Facebook. A Facebook account is mandatory this year since you need to have access to the Facebook messenger groups for classes you teach and for your student’s classes. We can create a co-op only account for you if you need that.

May 28th

  • CO-OP FEES ARE DUE
    • Co-op fees are due by June 1st.
    • Fees are $300/Family, or $275/family with only one child attending.
    • If you would like to make payments of $100 by June/1st, July 1st, and August 1st please contact Jackie to let her know.
  • SUMMER PARK DAYS
    • Park days start next week and will be held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Ritter Springs Park from 10:00am-noon.

April 25th

  • SENIOR PARADE
    • Last week we announced that we would have our senior parade during our 2nd break. We’re changing that. We will do the parade IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
    • Please be sure you’re on time and with your first-period class so that we can do this with as little chaos as possible.
    • Cheer for the seniors as they pass by.
    • Seniors, see Jackie before co-op starts so that you can get into your cap and gown.
  • PARK DAYS
    • Summer Park Days will begin June 1st and continue on the first and third Tuesdays of the month through summer. We will meet from 10:00-noon at Ritter Springs Park.
  • GRADUATION
    • You’re invited to graduation on Friday, May 7th at 6:30 at Northside.
  • End of the Year Picnic – May 4th
    • Our end-of-the-year picnic will be at Maranatha Bible Camp this year.
    • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • We will meet for lunch at 12:00. Bring your own lunch.
    • The camp will have several activities available. 9-Square
    • Gaga Ball
    • Walking Trails
    • Playgrounds
    • Frisbee Golf
    • Zip-Lines – Open from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • OPEN HOUSE
    • Our open house is this coming Friday, May 2nd at 6:30.
    • You can set up starting at 6:00.
  • CHURCH BLESSING
    • As a thank you to Northside we will be collecting bleach wipes (any brand). They are having trouble getting them and they go through them quickly. I will also have a Thank You card in the teacher’s lounge, please be sure you sign it.

April 17th

  • YEARBOOKS
    • Yearbooks Cost: $5.00 each
    • Delivery Date: April 27th – Our last class day
    • Order Form: Click here to let us know how many yearbooks you would like to order.
  • OPEN HOUSE
    • Our open house will be at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 30th.
    • Tables will be set up in the PE room for displaying classwork.
    • We will also have space available in case you want to bring projects or work that your kids want to display from their work throughout the year at home. This is a night for the kids to show what they’ve accomplished this year.
    • Invite your family/grandparents to come out and celebrate our kids and our year.
    • We will be serving cookies and drinks.
  • GRADUATION PRACTICE
    • Graduation practice will take place before our open house. Please be at the church and ready for practice promptly at 6:00 pm.
  • GRADUATION
    • Our graduation is on May 7th at 6:30 pm.
    • 5:30 pm – Parents and graduation seniors arrive to set up tables and have the seniors get lined up in cap and gown.
    • 6:00 pm – Doors open for family and friends
    • 6:30 pm – Ceremony begins
    • 7:30 pm – Reception
    • Reception after the ceremony
      • All co-op families are invited to attend graduation. Our seniors have worked hard I’d love to see our co-op come out to celebrate them.
  • End of the Year Picnic – May 4th
    • Our end-of-the-year picnic will be at Maranatha Bible Camp this year.
    • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • We will meet for lunch at 12:00. Bring your own lunch.
    • The camp will have several activities available.
      • 9-Square
      • Gaga Ball
      • Walking Trails
      • Playgrounds
      • Frisbee Golf
      • Zip-Lines – Open from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April 5th

  • EASTER BREAK
    • Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

March 26th

  • FIELD TRIP
    • Field trip this Tuesday, 3/30. Find the details on the Field trip page.
  • EASTER WEEK
    • Tuesday 4/6 co-op will have our Easter break.
  • COLLINS FAMILY BLESSING
    • As the Collins family welcomes their newest tiny member, Axel James, we would love to help them celebrate by collecting money for gift cards. You can donate through Facebook messenger or PayPal. Please indicate that the money is for the Collins family.

March 22nd

  • END OF THE YEAR SURVEY
    • We have had a few more people fill out the end-of-the-year survey, but still not many. If we don’t have enough current families fill out the form and let us know that they will be returning, we’ll need to open up enrollment to new families early. If we are going to need to fill most of our spots with new families we’ll need to get started on that right away.
    • Please fill out the survey ASAP even if you’re not planning to return next year so that we’re not left guessing.
  • FIELD TRIP
    • Check the Field Trip page for all the info.

March 15th

  • *** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***
    • We have only had a few people fill out the end-of-the-year form. If we don’t have enough current families fill out the form and let us know that they will be returning, we’ll need to open up enrollment to new families early. If we are going to need to fill most of our spots with new families we’ll need to get started on that right away.
    • Please fill out the survey ASAP even if you’re not planning to return next year so that we’re not left guessing.

March 15th

  • CO-OP IS CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY 3/16
    • Optional park day instead of co-op class. (Weather permitting) Ritter Springs Park at 12:30
  • END OF THE YEAR SURVEY
    • Every member needs to fill out the survey right away.
    • The survey can be found under “documents” on the website.
    • Fill out the survey whether or not you’re planning to return.
  • CHANGE TO CO-OP FEES
    • Fees for 2021/2022 Families with 1 child: $275 Families with 2 or more children $300
    • Fees starting in 2022/2023 Families with 1 child: $375 Families with 2 or more children $400

March 11th

  • CO-OP IS CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY 3/16
    • Too many people will be out.
    • If the weather is nice I’ll plan to be at Ritter Springs Park at 12:30. Come on out.
    • Enjoy your day off. 🌼🔆

March 1st

  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • Dress for work indoors or out.
    • You may want to bring work gloves if you have them.
    • If your family can’t make it to the service project on Tuesday, please spend some time praying for the camps and retreats that will be held there this year.
  • END OF THE YEAR SURVEY
    • It’s that time of year again. I will be working on next year soon and I need to know if your family will be returning and if there are any changes you would like to see. Please fill out your survey (located on the Documents page) as soon as possible.
    • Registration for new families will begin on April 7th. Be sure you have secured your spot by then if you’re planning on returning.
  • CHANGE IN ADMINISTRATION AND YEARLY FEES
    • A note from Jackie: When April and I started this co-op we had kids in 6th grade and 10th grade. As our boys got older, April and I have considered and prayed about what to do with the co-op after they both graduated. When Jon-Paul, April’s youngest child graduated, she agreed to stay on and help me run co-op until William was out of school. Next year will be April’s last year as a part of co-op, but I have prayerfully decided to stay on as the co-op director. In order to make this work for my family, I will be taking a small salary. Over the next two years, the fees for co-op will be raised by $100 per year, per family. This will cover my salary and other rising costs. I know this is a significant price increase, which is why I have decided to spread it out over two years. We are praying that this will not be a hardship to any of our families and that this will give you enough time to plan.
    • Fees for 2021/2022 Families with 1 child: $275 Families with 2 or more children $300
    • Fees starting in 2022/2023 Families with 1 child: $375 Families with 2 or more children $400

February 19th

  • VALENTINE’S PARTIES
    • This Tuesday will be our Valentine’s parties.
    • Parties will last 30 minutes and will be held at the end of the day (this does not apply to preschool. Preschool teachers can plan how they want)
    • The party day schedule is on the website. Be sure you check there to see what you will be responsible for.
    • Elementary party teachers should plan for snacks and games/activities. Co-op will provide a craft for each elementary class.
    • Preschool class parties are planned by the preschool teachers.
    • Youth parties are planned by the leadership class. Youth teachers should get instructions from Robin or the leadership class.
    • Youth kids exchanged names and everyone should have a person to shop for (suggested budget is $5). If your youth lost/forgot who their person is or what was on their list please contact Robin.
    • Youth do not need a valentines box or to bring a valentine for everyone.
    • All class periods and break times will be shortened by 5 minutes.
  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • Our next service project is on Tuesday, March 2nd. Please check the Service Project page for all the details.

February 15th

  • CO-OP IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
    • Once again, Co-op is cancelled for tomorrow, February 16th. We will move our Valentine’s parties to next Tuesday.

February 8th

  • CO-OP IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
    • Co-op is cancelled for tomorrow, February 9th. We will move our Valentine’s parties to next Tuesday, February 16th.

January 25th

  • FIELD TRIP
    • Our field trip is next Tuesday, February 2nd, and will be to the Railroad Historical Museum. You can find more information on the Field Trip tab of the website.
  • VALENTINE’S PARTY
    • Classes will have Valentine’s parties on Tuesday, February 9th.
    • The parties will be held at the end of the day and will be 30 minutes long.
    • Each class and break period will be 5 minutes shorter to allow time for the parties.
    • Co-op will provide a craft for Elementary classes.
    • The Leadership class is planning the High School party and their plans can be copied for the Jr High party.
    • 4th period teachers will be overseeing their class party and should plan games/activities, and coordinate party snacks with parents.

January 15th

  • ANNOUNCEMENT/DISMISSAL ROOM
    • We will be moving Announcements and Dismissal to its permanent home. Instead of where we’ve been meeting this year we’ll be moving back to where we met last year. (The large room straight ahead when you walk into the building.)
  • SUPPLY REQUESTS
    • Remember that if your class needs supplies you can fill out a request on the website. I’m much better at looking on there than remembering what you tell me at co-op.

January 8th

  • Welcome Back!
    • We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this Tuesday for the start of our second semester.
  • HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
    • Cold and flu season seems to be in full swing.
    • Please be familiar with our illness policy and skip co-op if you or a family member meet those restrictions.
    • Mentors and teachers please be sure the kids are washing their hands and using the hand sanitizer.
  • COATS FOR RECESS
    • Be sure your kids come with coats and appropriate cold weather gear like hats and gloves. If weather allows classes to go outside for recess they will.

December 4th

  • Christmas Party
    • PARTY SCHEDULE
      • The party schedule is up on the Documents page of the website.
      • Note that there are no built-in off periods for teachers during the party. I think the party will take all hands on deck. Work together for small breaks as needed.
    • ELEMENTARY PARTY
      • Teachers, everything needed for the party room you are assigned to will be in your classroom. Just show up with a festive attitude and be ready for some fun.
    • YOUTH PARTY
      • GFT EXCHANGE:
        • The youth chose names to buy for and will reveal the giver at the end. Please have your youth student shop for the person they have been given. The suggested price is $5-$10. GIFTS SHOULD BE WRAPPED AND TAGGED FOR WHO IS GOES TO BUT NOT WHO IT’S FROM.
      • SNACKS
        • Jr High and High school will have snack separately and both groups will need the following:
        • Drinks: soda, Powerade, or Gatorade
        • Snacks: chips, popcorn, meat/cheese tray, cookies, fruit, puppy chow
        • Paper products: cups, plates, napkins.
        • Please let us know what you’ll be bringing in the Facebook messenger groups.

November 20th

  • No co-op this week.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 3rd

  • TODAY’S CO-OP IS CANCELLED
  • FARMING CLASS
    • The Farming class will still be held at Millsap Farm. If you want to drop off and pick up there you are welcome to.
    • The farm is located at: 6593 Emu Ln, Springfield, MO 65803
    • Class time today will be 1:00-3:00
    • Parents and siblings are welcome to stay and help. Drop off is fine too.
  • TEACHERS
    • Any teachers wanting to keep up with their class schedule are welcome to do one of the following:
      • Send April a video of your class instruction time and she will post that to our YouTube channel. April.believe@gmail.com
      • Do a Facebook live in our co-op group. Remember to save when your live is finished so people can watch it later if they need to.
      • Send class instructions through the class messenger chat.
    • We will update here with a list of classes that post instructions and how to get to them.
  • Kathy Hobbs mother fell this morning. She’s headed to the emergency room with what we think is a broken hip. She asked us to help her pray.
  • Enjoy your day off and go vote. I hope you will all join me today in praying for our nation and trusting the Lord for his perfect will.

November 2nd

  • VOTING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT LOCATION
    • USE ENTRANCE 2
    • Because Northside is a polling place, we will need to leave our normal entrance for voters. Please use the entrance in the new addition space.
    • Try to leave the parking spaces near our usual entrance for voters.
    • We will do announcements and dismissal in the brand new Adult Sanctuary. It is straight ahead when you walk through the new entrance.
    • Parents, please talk to your kids about staying in their seats during announcements and dismissal, and being respectful of this new space.
    • Teachers, please arrive early enough to be responsible for your class and keep kids in their seats.
    • The Church is being very gracious to us in allowing us to use this brand new space for the week, let’s be careful with it.
  • DOWNSTAIRS TEACHER’S LOUNGE
    • We will set up the the Teachers Lounge in the space right at the bottom of the stairs tomorrow, so that we will be in a good spot to stop any people who might wonder into our classroom area.
  • UPSTAIRS TEACHER’S LOUNGE
    • Tomorrow we will have the upstairs teachers take their breaks at the Nursery check in counter to guard the nursery/preschool hallway.
    • Please work together to ensure that you all have time to get coffee and use the bathroom, while keeping someone at that counter at all times.
    • If you need someone and can’t get away from that counter area please text Jackie at 417-987-1473.
  • RIEGLE ADOPTION SHOWER
    • We will not be holding a shower tomorrow for the Riegel Family.
    • Be sure you check Facebook messenger to see the new shower plan and RSVP with Sarah Millsap.

October 26th

  • *** FIELD TRIP CANCELED ***
    • Tomorrow’s field trip is canceled due to weather. Jackie found this website with links to virtual fall tours. Have a fun day off. See you next week.

October 23th

  • FIELD TRIP
    • This Tuesday at Gunter Farms Check the website for details.
  • RIEGEL FAMILY SHOWER
    • The Riegel Family officially adopted Daniel, Asher, and Elijah this week. To help celebrate we will be throwing a shower. Bring cards and gifts to co-op on November 3rd.

October 16th

  • COSTUME DAY
    • Costume Day is this Tuesday, 10/20.
    • Family Friendly costumes only please!
  • FIELD TRIP
    • October’s field trip will be to Gunter Farms.
    • You can find all the information on the field trip page of the website.

October 9th

  • CLEANING
    • The clean up went very well last week. Thank you all for being so diligent. We really appreciate you all! Be sure to thank you youth for us too!!
  • PICTURES
    • Picture packages will be available for pick up this Tuesday. If you ordered pictures be sure to get them from the teachers lounge.
  • FAMILY PICTURES
    • Be sure you get your family picture done this week if you haven’t already done that.

September 25th

CLEANING

April and I are having to stay over an hour after co-op each week in order to get everything clean. A lot is done and we are very grateful! There is still a lot that is assigned to youth students and teachers that is being overlooked or forgotten. Please help us out by being extra diligent to get the church back in order at the end of the day.

  • There will be pictures attached to each class room door frame (with the room sign) that show how the room should be set at the end of the day. Please check your picture and be sure your room matches it before you leave.
  • Bathrooms will not have pictures, but those should have the following done: trash picked up, counters wiped down/dried, all toilets flushed.
  • Be sure to replace the trash bag if you empty the can in your classroom.
  • If you have a youth PLEASE help us by checking EACH of your kid’s cleaning assignments EACH WEEK before you leave. (You can find the youth cleaning assignments and job descriptions on the website.)

SERVICE PROJECT

  • Do not meet at the church on Tuesday, September 29th.
  • We will be blessing the residents of Sonshine Manor with care packages and cards/letters.
  • See the Service Project page for more information.

September 11th

  • EXTERIOR DOOR
    • If you’re taking students outside please use the door in the teacher’s lounge.
    • Please remember never to prop exterior doors open.
  • CHANGE TO ELEMENTARY RECESS
    • Elementary Mentors will cover recesses going forward.
    • Mentors should walk classes to recess and back to class.
    • Teachers, be aware that this change will mean that there will not be a mentor available while you’re class having snack.
  • YOUTH CLEANING JOBS
    • Youth Cleaning jobs will be assigned this weekend. Be sure you check the website and help your youth understand the job they are assigned to.
  • END OF DAY CLEANING
    • Co-op has purchased a vacuum and a few brooms and dustpans.
    • We will have these and cleaning supply totes located at the registration desk near the stairs.
    • Please use what you need and return so the next person can use them.

September 7th

  • First Day of Co-op
    • Tomorrow is the big day!! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. Please remember to be seated in the Youth Sanctuary (where we had our meeting) and ready to start promptly at 12:30.
  • Supplies Request Form
    • There is now a supplies request form available on the Documents page. Please use this when requesting supplies.
  • Sub Videos
    • We now have an H.I.S. YouTube channel. Please send your videos to April and she will post them on our channel. You can either send them to her through messenger or email them to april.believe@gmail.com.

MANDATORY MEETING

  • 7:00 tonight at Northside Christian Church
  • SUPPLIES
    • There will be a time at the meeting to collect needed supplies and request supplies that aren’t in the closets. Please bring a list of supplies that your class will need for at least the first few weeks (More supplies can be requested throughout the year.)