Northwood News January 16-20

Be Smart. Be Kind. Be United. Be a Unicorn.

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

I hope you all enjoyed the long Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. It felt like a nice way to ease back into the new year. Now we are really ready to keep on moving and learning.

This week, we are excited to bring back a long time favorite Northwood event that we have not been able to have in several years. We hope that you and your children will join us for Donuts with Growups! Please see below for more information.

Please be sure to read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out about everything that is going on at Northwood and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

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News and Upcoming Events

2nd Grade Art: Attention 2nd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, January 20th is 2nd grades’ art lessons. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email Amanda Bennett at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with! Mr. Bills’ class will be from 9:15-10:15, Mrs. Ogren’s class will be from 10:30-11:30, and Ms. Petrutsas' class from 1:00-2:00.

First Annual Northwood Spelling Bee: On Monday, February 6th at 8am, the top classroom spellers from grades 3-5 will compete to earn the title of Northwood’s champion speller! All families are invited to join us in the cafeteria to cheer on our super spellers. The winner of the Northwood spelling bee will move on to the Scripps regional spelling bee in New Braunfels, held in March.

Unicorn Watch: Watch Dogs is now Unicorn Watch! If you would like to volunteer please use the following link: Unicorn Watch Sign Up . You will also need to order a Unicorn Watch shirt which can be purchased using this link: Unicorn Watch Shirts . If you would like to volunteer, please make sure that your DPS clearance is current. You can do that here: DPS Clearance There will be no orientation meeting this year. If you have any question please email them to

After Hours Homework Help: NEISD is once again offering after hours homework help. It is offered every Monday - Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm virtually through Google Meet. Click on THIS link for everything you need to know. This a great opportunity to have a NEISD teacher to help you when your child is "stuck"

Join PTA: When you join the PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and builds a partnership between our families and our school. PTA organizes teacher appreciation, provides classroom grants, supports student enrichment programs, and so much more. We believe that together we can help our children be successful. Go to and sign up online or submit cash or check to the front office. Payment envelopes are available. The membership fee is $7.00 per person and there is an additional $1.50 transaction fee for joining online. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! If you have not already joined, please join today.

Upcoming Dates:

January 20 - Donuts with Grownups

January 20 - NW Choir performs at Spurs Game
January 25 - PTA Officers/Board Meeting

January 26- Kinder Round Up 5:30 pm

January 27- Kinder Round Up 9:30 am

January 28 - Robotics Competition

January 31 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

February 6 - Northwood Spelling Bee @ 8am

February 7 - PTA General Meeting/PE Showcase

Visitors on Campus

All visitors to campus will be required to present an ID and receive a visitors badge through the Raptor system in order to come into the building during the school day. We understand that this may not be convenient, but it is necessary in order to ensure safety.