Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Week of 1.31.16 & 2.7.16

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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.


Valentine Carnation Sale

It's that time of year again. On Monday forms for our Valentine Carnation Sale will be sent home.

All orders will be due Friday, February 5th at 8:30 AM. We will not accept late orders this year. The flowers will be delivered students on Thursday, February 11. The profits will benefit the Royal Oak Youth Assistance.

Questions should be directed to Kelley Sebastian or Kendra Bath.

PBIS Matrix/February Lesson Focus

Please focus on "Cafeteria" during the month of February. Please REVIEW with your student(s). Click on the button above for details to review with your child(ren). Thank you.

Gleaners Food Drive-Thank You from Gleaners

Thank you so much for your donation of 357 pounds of assorted food to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. This generous gift will provide approximately 296 meals to your hungry neighbors in need! Outstanding job!

Without advocates like you in our community Gleaners would not be able to collect over 2.5 million pounds of food from food drives and distribute them to our more than 550 partners each year. Through your support, you are helping to connect hungry people with the food they need when and where they need it.

Thank you

*Thank you for getting your students to school by 8:20. It helps the entire building and sets a good example when they arrive on time.

*Thank you for talking to your kids about their school day.

*Thank you for participating in school events when you are available.

*Thank you for your generous support. A kind word, a smile and a hello make my day!

*Thanks for sending your students to us each and every day. We work hard to help them grow.

*Thanks for volunteering. I know that lots of our volunteers are helping at home and do not come in during the school day and we appreciate any help you give us.

*Thanks for telling us about what is working and what is not. It helps us grow.


*The Safety Patrol students are a great help to us. If you have any concerns with any safety or the rules they are asked to follow please speak to Mrs. Hughes (sponsor) or Mrs. Ashburn. Do not discuss issues with the safeties. If you have a concern address it with the adults.

*It was reported and confirmed on video that someone was driving a vehicle on the emergency path in the back of the building, heading toward the playground. This is absolutely not acceptable and it is dangerous. This area is for emergency vehicles. The police liaison has been notified.

*Please drive slowly in the parking lot and on McDonald. At pick-up and drop-off it is very busy with small children and adults.

*Please always follow the signs (do not enter, one way, staff only) and drive slowly at all times.

*Please be courteous as you drive on McDonald.

*I love dogs and puppies but they are not allowed on school property per district policy. Please refrain from bringing them to school.

*Dress students for the weather. Last week we had students without coats and in shorts . It was 24 degrees outside (BRR).

Thank you for helping keep this a great (and safe) place for kids!

Science Olympiad

This is a fun event for all! Sign up soon to have a great night of fun and learning!

We need your help! Consider being a volunteer, you will impress your child with your skills plus

all positions have instructions on how to do them. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel. Commit early, and you get to come to a kick off event at the chair’s house the evening of February 9th. What other committee does that? Interested? Contact Susan Bannan at or 248-990-8483.

Great Kindness Challenge: 1/25-1/29

What a great week. Students showed kindness in many ways. Let's continue to show kindness each day!

Northwood District Website Calendar

Do you know what is happening?

The Northwood Notes are sent every two weeks.

I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.

2/1 Second Semester BEGINS:)

2/1 PTA Founders Day Dinner 6 PM (Tickets required) @ Red Run

2/3 LATE START: Students arrive at 9:20 AM; Classes start @ 9:25

2/3 Kaiser Yearbook forms due by 3:30 PM. If you did not order a yearbook with your picture package a separate form was sent home. If you have any questions contact Kaiser (tel (248) 619-9119) we do not have your order information at Northwood.

2/5 PTA Restaurant Night at Chuck E. Cheese 3:30-8:00PM; see PTA sight for details

2/8 Report Cards go home at the end of the day


2/9 5th Grade students tour ROMS today

2/9 Service Squad Game Night; Contact Teri Matynka if you have questions

2/10 Count Day

2/10 LATE START: Students arrive at 9:20 AM; Classes start @ 9:25

2/10 PTA Battle of the Books in the Cafe @ 6:30 PM

2/11 4th Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM in Cafe; Doors open at 6:45 PM

2/12 7:20 AM PTA Sweetheart Breakfast in Cafe

2/14 Happy Valentine's Day





Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities. Not all events and details are listed in this section.



Help us get FREE MONEY before it ends MAY 14 - TARGET

Target has a wonderful program that donates money to the school of your choice (choose Northwood). Click on the button above 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.

Behavior at Events

The link includes behaviors that should be reviewed with students/practiced at events that extend beyond the school day. Appropriate behavior is for the safety of all participants. Supervision at events is the responsibility of parents.