NDS
School Communications

01.11.2021

Warrior Families,

Our NDS lunch order window is open through Friday, January 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Please make sure all orders are placed and paid for by 5:00 p.m.

Our Apparel order window is also open through Sunday, January 24th at 5:00 p.m.

Yearbook sales end on January 29th, order at: jostensyearbooks.com, enter school name: New Dimensions: A Public Charter School.

All information can also be found on our website at ndschool.org.

Have a great day!

Thanks,

Dawn, NDS Public Relations

01.11.2021

NDS Warrior Families,

As we begin to plan for the upcoming school year, it is crucial that we have feedback from you regarding the continued enrollment of your student at NDS. Please complete the attached form and parent survey by March 1st.

Letter of Intent and Parent Survey 2021-2022

Thank you for allowing NDS to be a part of your students educational experience.

01.10.2021

I want to provide you an update for the coming week and to wish you a wonderful new year. Let’s continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 Ws.

Open enrollment for New Dimensions began on Monday, January 4. All of our current Warrior families will receive an intent form to complete on January 11 and it will be due by March 1, 2021.

NDS Yearbooks can be ordered until Friday, January 29th and are $36. Order online at jostensyearbooks.com, enter school name: New Dimensions: A Public Charter School. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Strickland at estrickland@ndschool.org.

Wednesday, January 13 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior attire or colors.

Thursday, January 14 will be ICEE day. Be sure to send $2 for an ICEE.

Friday, January 15 is a designated remote learning day for New Dimensions. There will be no students on campus. Also, necessary virtual parent conferences will be scheduled on January 15 and 19.

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

01.07.2021

Warrior Families,

NDS Yearbooks can be ordered until Friday, January 29th and are $36. Order online at jostensyearbooks.com, enter school name: New Dimensions: A Public Charter School.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Strickland at estrickland@ndschool.org.


01.06.2021

Hello Warrior Families,

Our Open Enrollment period has began for next year. If you know of someone interested in learning more about our school, please share the following information with them.

New Dimensions Open Enrollment period for the school year 2021-2022 began on Monday, January 4th and will end on March 31st, 2021. We have several RSVP face-to-face tours available on the following dates/times:

Thursday, January 28th: 4:15 K-5th grade; 4:30 Middle School

Monday, February 8th: 5:30 K-5th grade; 5:45 Middle School

Tuesday, February 16th: 5:00 K-5th grade; 5:15 Middle School

Call 828.437.5753 to schedule your tour appointment as space is limited. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and you must call to register. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing required.

Click here to see what New Dimensions: A Public Charter School has to offer.

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS PR

01.03.2021

I want to provide you an update for the coming week and to wish you a wonderful new year. To protect our Warrior family and to mitigate the spread of Covid 19, we need to be even more vigilant in practicing the 3 Ws. While inside, everyone needs to wear masks at ALL times, even if socially distanced. Mask breaks will continue but will limited to when students are outside or socially distanced. As we all realize, our community is experiencing a significant amount of community spread of Covid, so we need to all we can to keep everyone safe.

Just a quick reminder that we will return to face to face and remote instruction on Monday, January 4.

Open enrollment for New Dimensions will also begin on Monday, January 4. All of our current Warrior families will receive an intent form to complete in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, January 6 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior attire or colors.

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

12.17.2020

Hello NDS Families,

Today is an early release day at 11:30. Friday, December 18th is a Remote Learning day.

Please try to stop by our outer lobby to look through the Lost & Found items as they will be donated to a local charity by the end the year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stay safe & well!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

12.16.2020

New Dimensions will continue to operate on a two-hour delay for students and staff on Wednesday, December 16. Drop off will begin at 9:15 a.m. There are no reported issues with roads in the area but still be careful when you drive in, especially through areas prone to ice.

Our internet service is now fully functional and we hope that continues.

Remember that Thursday, December 17 is a half day for students. Dismissal will begin at 11:30a.m.

Thank you so much for your support of New Dimensions.

David Burleson, Director

12.14.2020

Hello NDS Families,

Google is now working and our day can proceed as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience.

Remember to stop by and check the Lost & Found before Thursday at noon.

Have a great day!

Dawn Grindstaff, NDS PR

12.14.2020

Good morning NDS families,

We wanted to let you know that Google is not working nationally; therefore, there are no Zooms until further notice. We will keep you updated as information is made available to us. Students will not be able to log in to their Chromebooks or Google Classroom. Please have your students read and review classrooms assignments.

Thank you,

Dawn Grindstaff, NDS PR


12.13.2020

Hello, this is David Burleson, Director of the New Dimensions School calling to provide you an update for the coming week. Our Warrior family continues to be vigilant in practicing the 3 Ws to mitigate the spread of Covd 19. While inside, everyone needs to wear masks at ALL times, even if socially distanced. Mask breaks will continue but will limited to when students are outside or socially distanced. As we all realize, our community is experiencing a significant amount of community spread of Covid, so we need to all we can to keep everyone safe.

To prepare for our remote learning day on December 18 and so our students can continue with their learning over the holidays, student ChromeBooks will be distributed next week.

A big thank you for your support of our NDS Gives Back week!!!! We collected a couple of thousand pounds of food, many Christmas gifts and over $750 to share with our service agencies around the area.

The lunch order window for food service beginning January 4th through January 29th closes at 5 p.m. today.

Our Athletic Boosters will be meeting on Monday, December 14 at 8 a.m. in Zoom. If you are interested in attending, just email Coach Brooks at mbrooks@ndschool.org.

Beginning Monday, December 14th through Thursday, December 17th, our Lost & Found will be on display in the front lobby. Please make arrangements to stop by and retrieve any items you may be missing. Any left over items will be donated to a local charity by the end of the year.

Also, beginning on Monday, December 14th if your student is participating in a Service Project with their class, they may dress down in the "themed" days attire for the week. Monday is "Ugly Christmas Sweater" dress down day, Tuesday is dress in "Christmas colors", Wednesday is "Warrior Wednesday", and Thursday is school appropriate "Pajama Day".

The PTO Penguin Patch will close on Wednesday, December 16th.

We have early release on Thursday, December 17th at 11:30. Catered lunches will not be served. Friday, December 18th is a remote instruction day, no students on campus.

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

12.11.2020

Hello NDS Families,

Thank you for your support of NDS Gives Back this week!!!!

The lunch order window for food service beginning January 4th through January 29th closes at 5 p.m. today.

Beginning Monday, December 14th through Thursday, December 17th, our Lost & Found will be on display in the front lobby. Please make arrangements to stop by and retrieve any items you may be missing. Any left over items will be donated to a local charity by the end of the year.

Beginning on Monday, December 14th if your student is participating in a Service Project with their class, they may dress down in the "themed" days attire for the week. Monday is "Ugly Christmas Sweater" dress down day, Tuesday is dress in "Christmas colors", Wednesday is "Warrior Wednesday", and Thursday is school appropriate "Pajama Day".

The PTO Penguin Patch will close on Wednesday, December 16th.

We have early release on Thursday, December 17th at 11:30. Friday, December 18th is a remote instruction day, no students on campus.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks,

Dawn


12.11.2020

Hello NDS Families,

Thank you for your support of NDS Gives Back this week!!!!

The lunch order window for food service beginning January 4th through January 29th closes at 5 p.m. today.

Beginning Monday, December 14th through Thursday, December 17th, our Lost & Found will be on display in the front lobby. Please make arrangements to stop by and retrieve any items you may be missing. Any left over items will be donated to a local charity by the end of the year.

Beginning on Monday, December 14th if your student is participating in a Service Project with their class, they may dress down in the "themed" days attire for the week. Monday is "Ugly Christmas Sweater" dress down day, Tuesday is dress in "Christmas colors", Wednesday is "Warrior Wednesday", and Thursday is school appropriate "Pajama Day".

The PTO Penguin Patch will close on Wednesday, December 16th.

We have early release on Thursday, December 17th at 11:30. Friday, December 18th is a remote instruction day, no students on campus.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks,

Dawn


12.10.2020

I wanted to make you aware that two New Dimension’s students from the same household tested positive for Covid 19 today. Thankfully none of our positive tests have been in the same class and were traced to exposure outside the school. We have worked closely with medical professionals on contact tracing and everyone who has had close contact based on the health department standards have been contacted. If needed those individuals were 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, Director


12.08.2020

Thank you for your support and participation in NDS Gives Back Week. Wednesday, December 9th is $1 or more donation for Blue Elves in our NDS Gives Back week. Thursday, will be $1 or more donation for BUCM with Friday being 5 canned good items for Glen Alpine Food Pantry.


The Penguin Patch will be open each day until Wednesday, December 16th.


Make sure to send money so students can shop for their families!


Friday, December 11th is the last day to place your lunch orders for service beginning January 4th through January 29th.


Have a good evening!


Thank you,


Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS PR


12.07.2020

I wanted to make you aware that New Dimensions has had a confirmed case of Covid 19. A New Dimensions student received positive test results earlier today. 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. If needed those individuals were 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

Director


12.06.2020

Our school continues to be vigilant in practicing the 3 Ws to mitigate the spread of Covd 19. While inside, everyone needs to wear masks at ALL times, even if socially distanced. Mask breaks will continue but will limited to when students are outside or socially distanced. We will do these mask breaks all we can.

We were just made aware that New Dimensions has had a confirmed case of Covid 19. A New Dimensions student received positive test results earlier today. We continue to work closely with the Burke County Health Department on contact tracing and everyone who has had close contact based on the health department standards will be contacted. If needed those individuals will be quarantined.

Each year we look forward to NDS Gives Back Week. We have set aside next week where we "give back" to the community through various organizations. Students may dress down next week if they participate in the themed days.

Monday, December 7th: Toys for Blue Elves

Tuesday, December 8th: 5 canned good items for Burke United Christian Ministries

Wednesday, December 9th: $1 or more for Blue Elves

Thursday, December 10th: $1 or more for Burke United Christain Ministries

Friday, December 11th: 5 canned good items for Glen Alpine Food Pantry

Thursday, December 17 is a half day for students with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Catered lunches will not be served.

Friday, December 18 is still a remote day for students.

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


12.03.2020

Hello NDS Families,

NDS Staff is sponsoring an Angel Tree for NDS students/families. If you know of an NDS student/family in need, please email Dr Burleson at dburleson@ndschool.org or call the school at 828.437.5753.

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

12.03.2020

Hello NDS Families,

NDS GIVES BACK WEEK

Each year we look forward to NDS Gives Back Week. We have set aside the first week of December for this event where we "give back" to the community through various organizations. The second week in December is set aside for NDS Service Projects where classrooms do different activity projects for their organization or service provider. Students may dress down both of these weeks if they participate in the themed days.

Monay, December 7th: Toys for Blue Elves

Tuesday, December 8th: 5 canned good items for Burke United Christian Ministries

Wednesday, December 9th: $1 or more for Blue Elves

Thursday, December 10th: $1 or more for Burke United Chritain Ministries

Friday, December 11th: 5 canned good items for Glen Alpine Food Pantry

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations


12.02.2020

Good morning Warriors!

We did it!!!!!!!!

Thank you for helping us win $500 to add to our total raised of $1,650. That means we have $2,150 (about 350 lunches!) to kickstart our lunch fund for students in need!

We are so humbled by our school’s continued generosity - on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year.

Go Warriors!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

11.30.2020

NDS Families,

Help us win $500!

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 1, is Giving Tuesday. Through Burke County United Way's 1BurkeGives campaign, we can win extra funds for our school. We're raising money to be able to establish a charitable lunch program for students who may need some extra assistance. Once established, our program will help support families with a little extra help by providing lunches through our lunch ordering program, at no cost to them.

How to Help: Tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 1st, between 8 - 10 pm, donate any amount and ask your friends and family to do the same. The nonprofit who has the most unique donations will win $500!!

Here's the direct fundraising link to share, plus additional information about the program, our school, and United Way's campaign: https://www.1burkegives.org/organizations/new-dimensions-a-public-charter-school

Let's show everyone how Warriors handle a challenge!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

11.29.2020

The Governor’s latest executive order strengthens North Carolina’s mask mandate. While inside, everyone needs to wear masks at ALL times, even if socially distanced. Mask breaks need to be limited to when students are outside and socially distanced. We will do these mask breaks all we can. Let’s all continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s and do all we can to counter act the rise in Coronavirus cases around the area and our entire state.

The lunch ordering window for January will open tomorrow, Monday, November 30, and run through Friday, December 11. This is a little earlier so that we can get orders finalized and all reports completed on time.

Wednesday, December 2 is Warrior Wednesday where students and staff can dress down in Warrior attire or colors.

Remember that Thursday, December 3 was initially a half day for students because of the Riddle Center Parade. The parade has been cancelled for this year. The half day for students has been moved to Thursday, December 17. Friday, December 18 is still a remote day for students.

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

11-25 Board Statement.pdf

11.24.2020

I wanted to make you aware that our school has had a confirmed case of Covid 19. A New Dimensions staff member received positive test results earlier today. 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 or will be contacted. If needed those individuals will be quarantined.

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

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Your support is appreciated.

11.22.2020

Let’s all continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s and do all we can to counter act the rise in Coronavirus cases around the area and our entire state.

Monday, November 23rd will be our first home cross country meet at 4:15 p.m. Be sure to come out and support your Warriors.

Christmas Cheer Forms were provided this year for our New Dimensions families. These forms are for any family that needs some assistance for Christmas. Feel free to share your form with any family that might need help.

Thursday, December 3 was initially a half day for students because of the Riddle Center Parade. The parade has been cancelled for this year. The half day for students has been moved to Thursday, December 17. Friday, December 18 is still a remote day for students.

New Dimensions will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. We want to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

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

11.20.2020

NDS Apparel order window open through Sunday, November 29th. Delivery will be prior to Christmas break.

11.18.2020

New Dimensions will be having a special dress down day on Friday, November 20 to support Christmas shoebox distribution. Bring a $1 and dress down.

David Burleson, Director

11.15.2020

New Dimensions will continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s to do all we can to counter act the rise in Coronavirus cases around the area and our entire state.

Monday, November 16th will be the 50th day of school at New Dimensions. Be sure to dress down in your best 50’s attire.

The New Dimensions Athletic Boosters Club will meet on Monday, November 16th at 8 a.m. in the Warrior Conference room. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, November 18 is Warrior Wednesday. Students and staff may dress down in Warrior colors or attire.

Thursday, November 19 is ICEE day at New Dimensions. Be sure to bring $2 for an ICEE.

The New Dimensions Board will be meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m. Contact Mrs. Dawn at dgrindstaff@ndschool.org if you would like to attend via Zoom.

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

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping others in our community and for your continued support and involvement in our school.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Burleson, Director

11.12.2020

Due to increased flooding around our area, downed trees and power outages,Thursday, November 12 will be a remote leaning day at New Dimensions for students and staff beginning at 10 a.m. Teachers will be making contact with their students to make them aware of expectations for today.

It doesn’t look like 2020 is going to let up!

Thanks for your understanding and support.

David Burleson, Director

11.11.2020

Hello Warrior Families,

Here is our Book Character Day video.

Due to Covid restrictions we were so sorry to have to cancel our Veteran's program this year but wanted to share our event video from last year. We are thankful for all our service personnel and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make, we thank you for your service. Happy Veteran's Day!

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations


11.09.2020

I wanted to make you aware that New Dimensions has had two confirmed cases of Covid 19. Two New Dimensions staff members received positive test results earlier today. 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 or will be contacted. If needed those individuals will be 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, Director

11.09.2020

With cases of Coronavirus continuing to increase, we will continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s.

Monday, November 9th will be a dress down day at New Dimensions in exchange for 5 canned good items for the Glen Alpine Food Pantry. Collection barrels will be located in the Cafeteria and in the front lobby. If you are a remote student/family and would like to participate; please call Mrs. Dawn at school (828.437.5753) between 8-10 a.m. and she will come outside to receive the items.

Tuesday, November 10 is red, white and blue day at New Dimensions to honor our Veterans.

Wednesday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day and it is a holiday for New Dimensions. We take this time to honor all those who served and is serving our country.

Thursday, November 12 is ICEE day at New Dimensions. Be sure to bring $2 for an ICEE.

Friday, November 13 is hat day at New Dimensions to honor or current service men and women. Be sure to bring an item to send to those serving our country.

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

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping others in our community

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

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Burleson, Director

11.06.2020

Hello Warrior Families,

Monday, November 9th we will be offering a dress down day in exchange for 5 canned good items for Glen Alpine Food Pantry. Collection barrels will be located in the Cafeteria and in the front lobby.

If you are a remote student/family and would like to participate; please call Mrs Dawn at school (828.437.5753) between 8-10 a.m. and she will come outside to receive the items.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping others in our community.

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

11.03.2020

Hello Warrior Families,

This is a reminder from NDS PTO:

Please send in any money and orders that you have collected for the Knickerbockers Portrait Studio on Wednesday, November 4th.

Portrait appointments will be scheduled after November 10th.

Contact Mr Mirtsching at amirtsching@ndschool.org if questions or for more information.

Thank you,

Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations

11.01.2020

With cases of Coronavirus on the rise, we will continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s.

Please remember that there will be no on campus classes on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd. Virtual parent/teacher conferences will be held on November 2 & 3. November 2nd will also be a remote learning day for our students. Remote learning will consist of students doing learning packets, projects and make up work. Everyone should have been contacted about conferences.

Wednesday, November 4 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior gear or colors and Book Character Day at New Dimensions. Students may also dress as their favorite book character. The book must accompany the students who participate. No weapons of any kind will be allowed on campus. Students will present the name of the character and the book to their class.

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

10.29.2020

The NC Department of Transportation and Morganton Public Safety is in the process of closing Hwy. 18 in front of New Dimensions due to rising water at the Catawba River Bridge. I am not sure how long the road will be closed.

Please avoid this area for the next few hours.

Any materials you might need for remote learning will be left outside the front door to be picked up when the road is back open.

Please stay safe.

David Burleson, Director

10.28.2020

Due to forecasted tropical storm conditions in our area tomorrow, New Dimensions will have a remote leaning day for ALL students on Thursday, October 29. This basically begins our remote plans tomorrow instead of Friday. Faculty and staff may work remotely or in the building.

Book character day will be moved to Wednesday, November 4.

I wish for you a great evening and stay safe. Thank you for your support of our school and for the students we serve.

David Burleson, Director

10.26.2020

NDS Warrior Families,

In order to maintain accurate information, please update the Available Technology for NDS Students form.

Tomorrow is Apples with Admin at 4:00 p.m. with special guest, Rebecca McLeod Burke County Health Department Director. The meeting will be available in person with masks and social distancing in the M.S. Auditorium, via Facebook Live or via Zoom (request link from dgrindstaff@ndschool.org).

Thank you,

Dawn Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations


10.25.2020

To keep us all safe, let’s continue to be vigilant in practicing the 3 W’s.

A big thank you to everyone who helped out with our school workday on Saturday. Lots of good work was accomplished.

Apples with Admin is on Tuesday, October 27th at 4 p.m. in the middle school auditorium or in Zoom. Please let Mrs. Dawn know if you need the Zoom link at dgrindstaff@ndschool.org.

Wednesday, October 28 will be Warrior Wednesday where students and staff may dress down in Warrior gear or colors.

Thursday, October 29th will be Book Character Day at New Dimensions. Students may dress as their favorite book character. The book must accompany the students who participate. No weapons of any kind will be allowed on campus. Students will present the name of the character and the book to their class.

There will be no on campus classes on Friday, October 30th through Tuesday, November 3rd. 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


10.22.2020

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