Welcome to North Omak Elementary!

North houses our preschoolers through second graders - a total of about 530 students! We love learning while having fun, whether it's our music concerts, science projects, reading contests and more.

We have more exciting things coming this year with technology and fun events, so we will keep you posted.

Omak School District seeks to make information accessible to people with all disabilities. If you are having difficulty accessing information on this website, please contact Communications Officer Sheila Corson at 509-826-8340 or scorson@omaksd.org.

Continue to remind your kids to dress for winter weather.  They love outdoor recess and need to be prepared for chilly conditions.

Valentine's Day
First graders from Sheeley, Titus, Gurnard and H. Payne classes share some fun Valentine's songs! 
  Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi2e79M9cag&feature=youtu.be

What's Happening

 Music In Our School
Tuesday, March 27th          10:15 AM
2nd Grade Concert
Students of Berch, Adams, Nicholas & DeHart performing.

Parent /Teacher Conferences
Thurs & Fri, March 29th & 30th


April 2nd - 6th 

Nurses Note:

A little something for you coffee drinkers:
1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect.
This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat
Several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%. Other studies
show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese
individuals and 29% in lean people.
3. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break
down body fat. But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood.
4. There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee
Coffee is more than just black water. Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it
into the final drink.
A single cup of coffee contains: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5),
Manganese and Potassium, and Magnesium and Niacin.
5. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes
For some reason, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2
diabetes. The studies show that people who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk
of getting this disease.
6. Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause
of dementia worldwide. Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower
risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
7. Caffeine May Lower The Risk of Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, right after
Alzheimer’s. In studies, coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s
disease, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60%. In this case, it appears to be the
caffeine itself that is causing the effect. People who drink decaf don’t have a lower risk of
8. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver

It turns out that coffee may protect against cirrhosis. People who drink 4 or more cups per
day have up to an 80% lower risk.
9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life.
In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a
20% lower risk of becoming depressed. Another study with 208,424 individuals found that
those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to commit suicide.
10. Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer: Studies show that coffee drinkers
have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer. One study of 489,706 individuals found that
those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer.
11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke
It is often claimed that caffeine can increase blood pressure. This is true, but the effect is
small (3-4 mm/Hg) and usually goes away if you drink coffee regularly. That being said, the
studies do NOT support the myth that coffee raises the risk of heart disease. Some studies
also show that coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke.
12. Coffee May Help You Live Longer
Given that coffee drinkers are less likely to get many diseases, it makes sense that coffee
could help you live longer.
13. Coffee is The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in The Western Diet
In fact, studies show that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits
and vegetables... combined.
Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Period.

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