Yesterday, September 17th, Northside students celebrated “Constitution Day”, by learning a little more about America’s history.
Here are some “fascinating” facts;

!. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
3. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
4. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights
5. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
6. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
7. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
8. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
9.The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
10. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.

We the People

Monday
Chicken Patty on Bun OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Stick/Goldfish Crackers
Cherry Tomatoes
Green Beans
Fruit

Tuesday
Mini Corn Dogs OR Ham on Bun
Baked Beans
Cucumber/Celery/Tomato Cup
Fruit

Wednesday
Homemade Lasagna w/Breadstick OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Stick/Goldfish Crackers
Carrot Sticks
Peas
Fruit

Thursday
Pizza Bagel OR Turkey on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
California Blend Vegetables
Fruit

Friday
Taco Salad w/Chips OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Stick/Goldfish Crackers
Refried Beans
Corn
Fruit

Our condolences go out to the family of Kathy Jo Barnes Jones. She was the bus monitor for bus #012.

She will be greatly missed.

Monday
Chicken Rings w/Roll OR Yogurt Box/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Gold Fish Crackers
Carrot Sticks
Mashed Potatoes
Fruit

Tuesday
Hot Dog on Bun OR Ham on Bun
Cherry Tomatoes
Potato Wedges
Fruit

Wednesday
Chicken w/Dumplings OR Yogurt Box/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Gold Fish Crackers
Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce
Tossed Salad
Fruit

Thursday
Ravioli w/Breadstick OR Turkey on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
Corn
Fruit

Friday
Fish Nuggets OR Chef Salad
Corn Muffin
Pinto Beans
Fresh Broccoli/Cauliflower
Fruit

Grandparents Day Poem
Grandparents are special people
with wisdom and pride.
They are always offering love and kindness
and are always there to guide.
They often make you feel so confident
and strong.
Their arms are always open
no matter what you did wrong.
They try to help out in every way
that they can.
They love all their grandchildren the same
whether you’re a child, woman or man.
They are always there to listen
and to lend a helping hand.
They show you respect
and they try to understand.
They give their love, devotion and so much more,
that’s easy to see.
Grandparents, what perfect examples
of the kind of person that we should be.
- Stacy Smith

Happy Grandparents’ Day!!!! Thank you for all you do!!!!
Grandparents’ Day brings back so many memories for me as a child when my grandparents would come to school to each lunch with me. They have been gone for several years now, but they taught me so much. A big thanks to Clarence and Elsie Smiley and Forrest and Gracie Linville for being WONDERFUL grandparents!!!!

Monday
Chicken Nuggets w/Roll OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Goldfish Crackers
Broccoli Cup /Ranch Dressing
Corn on the Cob
Fruit

Tuesday– Grandparents’ Day for K-1
Sliced Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Peas
Fruit Salad
Yeast Roll
Cookie

Wednesday– Grandparents’ Day for 2-3
Spaghetti w/Meatsauce
Tossed Salad
Green Beans
Orange
Jello

Thursday–Grandparents’ Day for 4-5 & Preschool
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
1/2 Grilled Cheese
Crackers
Vegggie Cup w/Ranch
Apple
Pudding

Friday
Hamburger w/Cheese OR Ham on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato/Onion
Roasted Potatoes
Applesauce
Juice

Monday– Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

Tuesday
Grilled Chicken Sandwich OR Ham on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce
Carrots Sticks
Fruit

Wednesday
1/2 Grilled Cheese w/Chili OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Graham Crackers
Tossed Salad
Tater Tots
Fruit

Thursday
Spaghetti w/Breadstick OR Turkey on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
California Blended Vegetables
Fruit

Friday
Fish on Bun OR Chef Salad
Pinto Beans
Cole Slaw
Fruit

Monday
Chicken Patty on Bun OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese/Gold Fish Crackers
Cherry Tomatoes
Green Beans
Fruit

Tuesday
Mini Corn Dogs OR Ham on Bun
Baked Beans
Cucumber/Celery/Tomato Cup
Fruit

Wednesday
Homemade Lasagna w/Breadstick OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese/Gold Fish Crackers
Peas
Carrot Sticks
Fruit

Thursday
Pizza Bagel OR Turkey on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
California Blend Vegetables
Fruit

Friday
Taco Salad w/Chips and Cheese OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese/Gold Fish Crackers
Refried Beans
Corn
Fruit

We had a GREAT start to the school year! Last week was a smooth transition. This year we are trying to put a positive spin on our school-wide behavior plan. I will be sending home more information this week. Please encourage your child to be in school every day. Attendance is so important to their success in school. Let’s do all we can to make it a GREAT year!

Monday
Chicken Rings w/ Roll OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Gold Fish Crackers
Carrot Sticks
Mashed Potatoes
Peaches

Tuesday
Hotdog on Bun OR Ham on Bun
Cherry Tomatoes
Potato Wedges
Apple

Wednesday
1/2 Grilled Cheese w/Chicken Noodle Soup OR Yogurt/Mozzarella Cheese Sticks/Gold Fish Crackers
Broccoli w/Cheese
Tossed Salad
Fruit Salad

Thursday
Ravioli w/Breadstick OR Turkey on Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
Corn
Orange

Friday
Fish Nuggets OR Chef Salad
Corn Muffin
Pinto Beans
Fresh Broccoli/Cauliflower
Banana