North Side Elementary

4520 N. Devonshire Road Harrisburg, PA 17109 • 717.657.3201

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    RE: Rumor of Threat to some CDSD Schools


    On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, a posting to a social media website called SnapChat began circulating among school students in our area. In the post, it was alleged that the person who wrote the original message heard that “someone was going to shoot up a school.” The allegation made a reference to CD East Middle and CD East High. Again, the person posting the message alleged that they heard this and then posted it. At no time was a direct or specific threat made to or about either of these schools or any other school in our district.


    The school principals immediately contacted the Lower Paxton Township Police who began an investigation. The principals assisted in the investigation to the extent possible.


    The police believe that this social media posting was part of a chain of rumors circulating throughout Dauphin County schools and other districts in surrounding counties.


    Out of an abundance of caution, police officers from every jurisdiction that covers our district, including Lower Paxton Township Police, Swatara Township Police, and the PA State Police, will have a presence at the schools today to the extent that they deem necessary in order to ensure smooth and safe operations at the schools.


    This incident appears to be the result of students passing along the unsubstantiated comments of others on social media. If, at any point in the investigation, the police believe that a credible threat exists, we will notify parents immediately and take any further action as the situation warrants.


    It is important for parents and students to understand that in this day and age of social media where rumors can run rampant, it is important to separate fact from fiction. Our district will always work with our law enforcement partners to accomplish that important task. We are thankful for the quick response and for the strong support that we have always received from these police departments.



    Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent

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  • CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 4-8 PM

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS to enjoy dinner at CHIPOTLE (5106 Jonestown Road) on Tuesday, March 6th between 4 and 8 PM.  A generous ***50%*** of the proceeds will be donated to North Side Elementary!!!  You must either present the printed flyer (please link flyer here), show the digital file on your smart device, or simply mention North Side Elementary when paying for your dinner.  If you cannot dine-in, pick-up take out for the family!  *If you order online, you must pay in the store for your purchase to count towards North Side.*


    Please contact the Spirit Night committee chair, Michelle Heinbaugh (  with any questions


    BINGO NIGHT, Friday, March 16, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM

    Bingo Night is always a school favorite! Attendees test their luck, have fun with their family and connect with other North Side families!  The event is free, and pizza and refreshments are available for purchase.  All children (siblings included) are welcome to choose a prize before the end of the night!  James Crummel, co-anchor of ABC 27’s Daybreak, will be emceeing the event.  Amazing Sports, an event sponsor, will be onsite to discuss summer camp opportunities, and attendees will have the chance to win an Amazing Sports door prize!  Students and faculty will have the opportunity to display their pet(s) on the “Paw Wall,” from which we will be voting for the North Side Bingo Night school mascot – more details available soon!  The Spring Book Fair will also be open during Bingo!


    Don't miss this fun night!

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  • 2017-18 CALENDAR (ADOPTED 2/27/17, REVISED 1/22/18)
    Last Day for ALL Kindergarten Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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