Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Week of 10.11.15

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Mission Statement

Northwood Elementary School will provide higher-level learning opportunities for all students to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and diverse environment.

Dress for the weather!

Please remember to send your child(ren) in dressed for the weather. At this time of year it is a good idea to keep a zipper hoodie or sweatshirt in their backpack. We go out everyday for recess unless it is raining or the temperature is approximately 15 degrees.

Remember to label everything.

Fun Run was a tremendous success!

Thank you for your generosity in support of the Fun Run. We could not have had a successful event without the parent volunteers and leadership for this event. You made it a great day for kids and staff.

I look forward to seeing the total donation amount after the window closes this week. We have exceeded our goal thanks to your kindness. Yes, you can still donate.

Donations are still being processed and the drawing for prizes will be completed on Friday morning.

Students benefit from the funds raised and we are excited to continue supporting students and their learning.

Erin's Law and Haven Lessons

Please look for information about this on Monday. Information will be sent home with each student. For background information on Erin's Law you can access the following link:

Please help

In the last couple of weeks we have encountered a problem with the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student bathrooms upstairs. The boys' bathroom has had inappropriate drawings and language written on the stalls. In the girls' bathroom and boys' bathroom we have found feces on the floor and stalls. I have spoken to the students and asked for their assistance. We have a beautiful building and this has never been a problem at Northwood. I appreciate your help in sending a message that this is not the way we treat our school. Thank you.

Parent Connect

Please remember to make the following changes in Parent Connect if you need to.

Changes in the following are completed by parents in parent connect:

Phone numbers

Email Addresses

Primary and Emergency Contacts (who can pick up your child from school)

The update may not be reflected for 24 hours.

You cannot change your home address in the system. You must go to the Board Office.

Please email if you have any questions. We have computers available for parents to use. Thank you.

Q & A

1. Can my child have peanut butter in the lunch room?

Yes. Nut and tree nut free applies to classroom snack time. It applies to each classroom. Please carefully read the labels. If the classroom snack item contains nuts or tree nuts it will be returned to the locker/backpack.

2. How do I sign up for conferences?

Teachers choose their method of sign up. Contact the teacher for the sign up method. Conferences are by appointment only on 11/23, 12/1, or 12/3. They run from 4-7 pm. We aim for 100% participation (we want to see every child represented).

3. I live on McDonald and my driveway is blocked during drop off and pick up. Can you help me?

Yes. Please do not block our neighbor driveways at drop off and pick up. Thank you.


Do you know what is happening this month? Click the bar above.

The weekly emails will now be sent every two weeks.

October 12-16 Oakland County Vision Screening for 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students

October 12 6:30 PM in Cafe Conversation with the principal

October 12 PTA Meeting in Cafe @ 7 PM

October 13 Battle of the Books @ 6:30 PM in Cafe

October 14 Walk to School Day (See PTA site for details)

October 14 LATE START (Teachers pick students up at 9:20)

October 15 Book Fair in Media Center 3-6 PM

October 16 Fun Run Raffle in the Morning

October 16 Noon Walkers @ Lunch Recess

October 16 Book Fair in Media Center 3-6 PM

October 19 Book Fair in Media Center 3-6 PM

October 20 Book Fair in Media Center 3-6 PM

October 23 PTA Trunk or Treat (North Parking Lot) 6:30-8 PM

October 23 PTA Family Movie Night 8-10 PM South Playground (Cafe if Rain)

Fortunately, I celebrated 30 years of marriage this weekend. Unfortunately, I will not be at Trunk or Treat (my gift takes me out of town that weekend).


Check for school event information and volunteer opportunities.



Target - Free money for Northwood

Target has a wonderful program that donates money to the school of your choice (choose Northwood). Click on the button and sign up if you would like to support us every time you shop at no extra cost to you. The program is ending May 14, 2016.

School Information and Student Handbook

Please make sure you keep this as a reference.