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10.22.2020

NDS Warrior Families,

NDS PTO has partnered with Knickerbockers Portrait Studios for a fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 20th - Sun, Nov 22nd.

We will sell tickets to families for $10 and in return they receive 2 - 8x10's, 2 - 5x7's, and 8 wallets.

We are going to run a contest. The student that sells the most tickets wins a prize!

$10 Tickets are limited to 1 per household. Also, multiple generations can be taken but will not be used as the $10 certificate.

I have created a video explaining to parents and order forms were sent home.

Tickets must be turned in by Nov. 10th.

Picture appointments will be scheduled after November 10th.

Please contact me at amirtsching@nschool.org if you have questions.

Thank you,

NDS PTO, Aaron Mirtsching


10.21.2020

Hello Warrior family,

Here are a few reminders with important links and deadline dates.

Friday, October 23rd is $1 wear PURPLE dress down day for Domestic Violence awareness. Monies collected will go to Options of Morganton.

Orgsonline lunch order window closes on Friday, October 23rd. Place your order at: https://orgsonline.com/. For lunch information visit our website at: https://www.ndschool.org/parent-student-info/warrior-lunch-program. Please do not order on your students field trip days.

Mark your calendars for October 26-October 29th. Camp Warriors will be selling edible eerie eyeball suckers to celebrate Halloween. The cost will be $1.00 per eyeball or Halloween candy stick. All monies will go to the Camp Warriors fundraiser to purchase a “Bite Suit” for the K-9 program at Morganton Public Safety. Plan to get your scary going the week of Halloween! Mrs Sally will be selling these at lunch in the cafeterias.

Our NDS apparel order window will close on Friday, October 30th at 5:00 p.m. Click here to order NDS school or athletic logo apparel.

NDS Yearbooks are available for purchase through January 29th, 2021 for $36: Order online at jostensyearbooks.com, enter school name: New Dimensions: A Public Charter School .

Yearbook Ad Space:

We are excited to offer advertisement space to our NDS Warrior families and community partners in our 2020-2021 NDS Yearbook. Your advertisement purchase will contribute to the overall execution of this year's yearbook and allow for more memorable moments to be shared.

We hope that you will take a moment to review the attached flyer and make an advertisement space purchase by December 18th, 2020.

Prices are as follows:

1/8 page, color $25

1/4 page, color $45

To purchase, visit: https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads

Special thanks to all families who participated in the Warrior Workday on Saturday and to NDS PTO for the snacks provided!

Have a great day!

Thanks,

Mrs Dawn


10.19.2020

NDS Warrior Families:

We believe it is important to support and encourage each other as a school family. The New Dimensions Charter School Family Business Directory is a resource of collected information that allows NDS families to do just that. It is our hope that this directory will be a resource for you if your family is ever in need of a particular service. If you are an NDS parent/guardian and you own or are the primary administrator for a business that you would like to be included in the New Dimensions Charter School Family Business Directory, please take a few moments to fill out this inclusion form by Friday, October30, 2020.

This is a free service, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! Completed Family Business Directories will be available to our school families in November 2020. Inclusion in the New Dimensions Charter School Family Business Directory does not constitute or imply an endorsement by NDS of the product, process, service, or its producer or provider. No discount is guaranteed to NDS families for using these businesses unless stated by a specific business.

Thank you,

NDS Public Relations Committee: Dr David Burleson, Mrs Misty Dillingham, Mrs Lisa Nichols, Mrs Jennifier Auton, Mrs Sasha Freeman, Mrs Kelly Lookdaoo, Mrs Jamie Smith, Mr Casey Kinard, Mrs Dawn Grindstaff


10.18.2020

I want to encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s in order to keep ourselves and others safe.

A big thanks to everyone for helping us meet and exceed our walk-a-thon goal! We currently are at $41,491.00! Thank you for your hard work and participation in this fundraising event! In celebration of achieving our goal, we will have a dress down day and wear those shirts or Warrior attire on Monday, October 19th!!!!!!!!

The New Dimensions Athletic Boosters Club will meet on Monday, October 19 at 8 a.m. in the conference room.

Wednesday, October 21 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior gear or colors.

On Friday, October 23 we will have a dress down day to bring attention to Domestic Violence. Wear purple and Dress Down for $1.

Virtual parent/teacher conferences will be held on October 30 and November 2 & 3. October 30 and November 2 will also be remote learning days for our students. Remote learning will consist of students doing learning packets, projects and make up work. Our teachers will be contacting parents to set up conferences.

If New Dimensions can assist you in any way, please send me an email at dburleson@ndschool.org.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Burleson, Director

10.15.2020

Hello Warrior Families:

We have met and exceeded our walk-a-thon goal!!!!!!!!! We currently are at $41,491.00! That is AWESOME!!!!!!! Thank you for your hard work and participation in this fundraising event!!!! If you participated, shirts were sent home today. In celebration of achieving our goal, we will have a dress down day and wear those shirts on Monday, October 19th!!!!!!!! If you were unable to participate, you may dress down and wear an NDS shirt or NDS colors to celebrate our successful walk-a-thon!

Thank you,

Dawn Grindstaff, NDS PR


10.15.2020

Hi Warrior Families:

Tomorrow, Friday, October 16th is the last day of our walk-a-thon, shirts will be distributed soon. Send walk a thon pics to dgrindstaff@ndschool.org or tag us in your posts at #ndsrocks #ndswalkathon. Friday is also $1 wear ORANGE dress down day for Bully Prevention. Money collected will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Here are a few reminder links:

Walk-a-thon Auction ends on Friday, October 16th, new items have been added. Check the auction items at: https://www.32auctions.com/nds

Warrior Workday on Saturday, October 17th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ca8a622a3f58-warrior or email Jamie Smith at jsmith@ndschool.org

NDS PTO Spirit Night at Bigfoot Climbing on Monday, October 19th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEDbFeMukGGMU8ablkKI1DSgjxOInWLvoaOv-NqEbZjd8tYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Lunch order window open through October 23rd: https://www.ndschool.org/parent-student-info/warrior-lunch-program

Apparel order window open through October 30th at 5 p.m.: https://libertypress.tuosystems.com/stores/new-dimensions-charter-school

SCHOOL ONLINE STORE

Hello Parents,

I want to personally thank all of the families who have already participated in our SchoolStore fundraiser! We are on our way to reaching our goal, but we need everyone’s help to make sure our teachers get the essential tools they need to help our students succeed.

If your family hasn’t participated, there’s still time!

This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money, or delivering products. Participation only takes 12 minutes and your child will win fun and exciting prizes. Every student will receive a prize, just for participating. More prizes will be rewarded when goals are reached.

Please help now. It really will make a difference.

Go to https://www.schoolstore.net/sid.t?0000364441 to show our valued teachers your support.

New Dimensions: A Public Charter School

PS: Family participation is the key to our success, and we are counting on you!

Thank you,

Dawn Grindstaff, NDS PR


10.12.2020

Hello Warrior Families,

Here are a few additional reminders for the week.

The lunch order window is now open for service beginning on November 4th through December 17th. The order window will close on Friday, October 23rd. Please click on the link to order. Ordering information can be found at our website. Please do not order on your grade levels field trip or activity days.

Tuesday, October 13th is Picture Day, order form and money are due at time of picture. Students are to wear navy polo shirts.

Art classes will be painting this week, please send an old shirt in a ziplock bag that can be used as a smock.

Wednesday, October 14th is Warrior Wednesday, students may dress down in NDS logo apparel or NDS colors. Last day to sign up for NDS Spirit Night at Bigfoot Climbing on Monday, October 19th.

Thursday, October 15th is the NDS Board meeting on campus or via Zoom (contact dgrindstaff@ndschool.org for Zoom information).

Friday, October 16th is $1 wear ORANGE for Bully Prevention. Last day of the 2020 Virtual Walk-a-thon, send your activity pictures to dgrindstaff@ndschool.org or tag us in your posts: #ndsrocks #ndswalkathon. This is also the last day for our Auction, be sure to check it out.

Saturday, October 17th is our Warrior Workday, contact Jamie Smith at jsmith@ndschool.org for more information. To sign up, click here.

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations



10.12.2020

Hello Warrior Families,

Here are a few additional reminders for the week.

The lunch order window is now open for service beginning on November 4th through December 17th. The order window will close on Friday, October 23rd. Please click on the link to order. Ordering information can be found at our website. Please do not order on your grade levels field trip or activity days.

Tuesday, October 13th is Picture Day, order form and money are due at time of picture. Students are to wear navy polo shirts.

Art classes will be painting this week, please send an old shirt in a ziplock bag that can be used as a smock.

Wednesday, October 14th is Warrior Wednesday, students may dress down in NDS logo apparel or NDS colors. Last day to sign up for NDS Spirit Night at Bigfoot Climbing on Monday, October 19th.

Thursday, October 15th is the NDS Board meeting on campus or via Zoom (contact dgrindstaff@ndschool.org for Zoom information).

Friday, October 16th is $1 wear ORANGE for Bully Prevention. Last day of the 2020 Virtual Walk-a-thon, send your activity pictures to dgrindstaff@ndschool.org or tag us in your posts: #ndsrocks #ndswalkathon. This is also the last day for our Auction, be sure to check it out.

Saturday, October 17th is our Warrior Workday, contact Jamie Smith at jsmith@ndschool.org for more information. To sign up, click here.

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations


10.11.2020

I want to continue to encourage everyone to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s in order to keep ourselves and others safe. We continue to work with the health department to do all we can to mitigate any spread of Covid 19.

Tuesday, October 13 will be picture day at New Dimensions. We would encourage our students to wear a blue polo shirt for pictures.

Wednesday, October 14 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior gear or colors.

The New Dimensions Board will be meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium and in Zoom. Be sure to email Mrs. Grindstaff at dgrindstaff@ndschool.org if you need the Zoom link.

On Friday, October 16 we will have a dress down day to for bully prevention. Wear orange and Dress Down for $1.

Be sure to check out our silent auction items at www.32auctions.com/NDS. The auction closes on October 16.

If New Dimensions can assist you in any way, please send me an email at dburleson@ndschool.org.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Burleson, Director

10/9/2020
NDS Families,

We have been asked to forward this to our families from:

Mark Johnson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction

Parents, Caretakers, and Educators – 

Thanks to a program recently created by the NC General Assembly, most North Carolina families with school-age children are eligible for a $335 coronavirus relief payment to help with virtual schooling and childcare costs.

Most families should receive this relief automatically before the end of the year. Importantly, I want you to know that some families need to apply or need to amend their 2019 NC tax returns by October 15! Please see the information below from the NC Department of Revenue.

This $335 is meant to be some help for families dealing with the challenges of remote learning. Even during this crisis, our work continues to eliminate high-stakes testing, improve state standards, and promote all pathways to success for students. But please know that our top priority at your Department of Public Instruction is to support local education leaders as they work to help students, educators, and families get back into classrooms if they want to return to school.

My own child is learning remotely these days. I share in many of these struggles with you, and we will get through this together. I wish you and your families the best as we finish what has been a year filled with unimaginable challenges and continue to transform education in the future.

Sincerely,

Mark Johnson

NC Superintendent of Public Instruction

@MarkRJohnsonNC

Additional Information (please refer to www.ncdor.gov/extracredit for all information on qualifying)

The $335 payment is for individuals with at least one dependent child who was 16 or younger at the end of 2019. Individuals must have been residents of North Carolina for all of 2019. 

The NC Department of Revenue has identified an issue with third-party tax preparation software that may require individuals to submit an amended return in order to receive the $335 payment.

From NC DOR:

Taxpayers that were allowed a federal child tax credit are advised to review their 2019 Form D-400 as filed and look at line 10a to determine if the return correctly reported a qualifying child. If the return incorrectly reported “0” children on line 10a, but the taxpayer would otherwise qualify for the grant, the taxpayer may file an amended return prior to the October 15, 2020 deadline.

Click this link for details: https://files.nc.gov/ncdor/documents/files/2020-9-21-Extra-Credit-Grant-Program.pdf

If you did not file a 2019 state return because your gross income for 2019 did not exceed the state’s filing requirements for your filing status (generally $10,000 per year if you are single and $20,000 per year if you are married), you may still be eligible for the $335 payment.

BUT you must apply or amend by October 15, 2020!

CLICK HERETO APPLY RIGHT NOW. DON’T DELAY!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS PR



10/8/2020
NDS Warrior Families,

I wanted to make you aware that New Dimensions has had its first confirmed case of Covid 19. A New Dimensions staff member received positive test results this morning. We have worked closely with the Burke County Health Department on contact tracing and everyone who has had close contact based on the health department standards have been contacted and if needed, have been quarantined.

We will continue to be vigilant to keep our students and staff safe.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at dburleson@ndschool.org or call me at 828-437-5753.

Your support is appreciated.

David Burleson, NDS Director


10/6/2020
Hello Warrior Families,

We are excited to offer advertisement space to our NDS Warrior families and community partners in our 2020-2021 NDS Yearbook. Your advertisement purchase will contribute to the overall execution of this year's yearbook and allow for more memorable moments to be shared.

We hope that you will take a moment to review the attached flyer (also on our website at ndschool.org) and make an advertisement space purchase by December 18th, 2020.

Prices are as follows:

1/8 page, color $25

1/4 page, color $45

Thank you,

Erica Strickland, NDS Yearbook Advisor Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS PR

10/5/2020
Hello NDS Families,

Letters went home with those students that need vaccines for this school year. They have until 10/30/2020 to get the vaccines. If there are religious exemptions, documentation will need to be provided to Kristy Cooper, RN, or the student will not be able to return to school.

Please see NC School Immunization Requirments in the link below.

https://publichealth.nc.gov/wch/cy/docs/school-health-manual/D2CDImmunizations.pdf

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS PR

10/4/2020
Here is an update for the coming week. I want to continue to encourage everyone to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s in order to keep ourselves and others safe.

On Monday, October 5 the NDS Apparel Order Window opens and is open through Friday, October 30th at 5:00 P.M. Mrs. Dawn sent out the link earlier.

On Tuesday, October 6th the Girls Softball Club will be meeting in the Middle School Auditorium at 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior gear or colors.

Thursday, October 8 will be a busy day at NDS. It will be ICEE Day and ASU will be doing a virtual Math Night for kindergarten through fifth grade in Zoom at 5 p.m. The Zoom link and details will be emailed to each family this week from your child’s math teacher

On Friday, October 9 we will have a dress down day to support breast cancer awareness. Bring a dollar to support cancer research and dress down.

By this time, we are beginning to attempt to settle in to remote learning. We all realize that there will continue to be ups and downs as our remote journey continues. The following groups should be in our remote instruction sessions:

  1. Students signed up for remote instruction

  2. Students who are quarantined

  3. Students with a long term illness

Students who have short term illnesses should spend time recovering and will do make up work as in the past. If there are extenuating circumstances please let me know.

If New Dimensions can assist you in any way, please send me an email at dburleson@ndschool.org.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Burleson, Director