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April 2: Snow Make-up day

April 6:  NHE Pancake Breakfast

April 10-12:  PSSA ELA Testing (Grades 4-6)

April 17-18:  PSSA Math Testing (Grades 4-6)

April 24-25:  PSSA Science Testing (Grade 4 only)

April 18:  NHE Art Show/Ice Cream Social/Book Fair 6-8 PM

April 19:  NHE PTO Meeting 6 PM

April 24:  CYSD Spring Town Hall Meeting @ NHE 7 PM

April 27:  Earth Day Celebrations at NHE

Quote of the Month “No significant learning occurs without a significant Relationship!” Be the Change!!!


Academic Excellence WinnersCongratulations to the April Academic Excellence award winner!  Keep up the great work!!

NHE Art Show, Ice Cream Social, Reading and Math Night, and Book Fair-

 We hope you and your child will join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 6-8 PM for our annual NHE Art Show, Ice Cream Social, Reading and Math Night, and Book Fair.  There will be fun for the whole family.  Every learner will have a framed piece of art work on display and available for purchase.  We will have a free ice cream party going on in the cafeteria, and our Scholastic Book Fair will be open to all of our families.  We will also have information regarding how to help you at home with both reading and mathematics.  There is so much do that we hope you will take advantage of this fun family night!  

Jump Rope for Heart Update

 Recently, you the learners at North Hills, participated in our 2018 Jump Rope for Heart event. The focus of this event is twofold. One, is to bring awareness to the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices with fitness and nutrition. The second, is a voluntary community service project with the American Heart Association. Learners have the option to raise money that is donated to the AHA and is used to help combat heart disease and stroke. This year, NHE did another outstanding job and raised $8,293. Mr. Leese and Mrs. Thorius would like to thank all learners for their hard work, effort, and time during this event.

AWESOME Job NHE Learners!!!!


Panther Family Portal-

Did you know our District has a YouTube channel to assist with your technology needs?  We would like to invite you to view the Panther Family Portal.  The portal will provide you access to short videos with information on Skyward, iPad troubleshooting, and much more.  Please feel free to visit the link below.

Important Information


     For students to successfully achieve at NHE, it is essential all students attend school regularly and on time.  Please remember school begins promptly at 9:00 AM.  All students must be in their classrooms by this time to avoid being marked late.  All students will enter the building through the main office entrance located at the front of the building. 

     Students will be dismissed at 3:35.  All car riders and walkers will be dismissed through the main office doors.  If you are picking your students up at school, you must sign them out using the grade level clipboard (identification may be required) on the porch in front of the main office doors.  An NHE staff member will be present each day with the clipboard.  It is the parent’s responsibility to sign the clipboard. 

     A note notifying the school of the pick-up arrangement is required to designate your child as a rider.  Send a note to the office or your child’s teacher stating such arrangements.  You may call the secretary no later than 3:00 PM to designate your student as a rider.

    There is NO PARKING in front of the building.  If you are transporting your child, please drive to the back parking lot near the cafeteria or the north parking lot located near the soccer fields.

     We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures as we strive to promote a safe environment for all students.

Attendance Information


Hours and Tardiness

The student day begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:35 PM.  It is essential students arrive in their classrooms prior to the 9:00 bell.  Students not in their classrooms by this time will be considered tardy.  On the third illegal tardy, the student will receive lunch detention.  After the fifth tardy, the student will serve an after school detention.



Students will be excused from school in the event of an illness, death in the immediate family, quarantine, or for exceptional reasons determined to be urgent by school administrators, in accordance with Pennsylvania School Law.


Doctor’s Excuse

When a student reaches ten or more days of absence (excused or unexcused), parents can expect to receive a phone call or letter stating that additional absences could result in the need for a doctor’s note for each new absence.  Once a student has been placed on a doctor’s note, no absences will be marked excused unless approved by the school nurse or family physician.

Educational Trips

 Please be certain to reference the district policy regarding educational trips.  Approval forms must be obtained from the school office and submitted to the school at least two weeks prior to the trip or approval will be denied.  The educational value and activities of the trip must be stated in detail to be eligible for approval.  Educational trips will not be approved during achievement testing.  Although visiting relatives, family reunions, and other such absences are worthwhile, they do not meet the requirement of an educational trip.  Educational trips are limited to one per year and should not exceed eight days in length. No educational trips will be approved during PSSA testing.  Thank you for your cooperation regarding this policy.



It is our job at NHE to provide your child with the safest environment possible.  Therefore, all doors at NHE will be locked during the school day.  All visitors who request access to the building must press the gray call box located outside the main office doors.


When access has been granted, ALL visitors MUST report to the reception office located immediately inside the main doors.  All visitors will be issued a visitor’s badge.  This badge must be worn and visible at all times while in the building.  Please return this badge to the reception office when departing.



Top Ten Tips for Parental Involvement


  1. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school.
  2. Avoid the morning rush.
  3. Make sure he/she gets plenty of rest.
  4. Talk with your child about school.
  5. Talk with the teacher.
  6. Attend school family events.
  7. Volunteer your time.
  8. Look for creative ways to volunteer.
  9. Volunteer when it fits into your schedule.
  10. Don’t delay (get involved).