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Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence


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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.

School Improvement - Survey

As part of our AdvancEd school improvement Royal Oak is reviewing Math Expressions. Please complete the survey by May 22.

Here is the link:

Thank you for your time, It is quick survey.

Field Day - FUN FOR ALL

Thanks to the parent volunteers, staff and students for a fabulous Field Day. Everyone enjoyed the day.

Relay for Life - Penny Donations can be made in Main Office

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment: Our Central Enrollment Office is busy enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a child in your home who will be entering our schools for the first time next fall, now is the time to complete the enrollment process. If you have neighbors or friends with children who plan to attend our schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, please encourage them to enroll now. Having persons enroll now for next fall enables us to better plan for next school year. For enrollment information, visit our enrollment office webpage.

Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent of Schools

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

New address: 800 DeVillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073


* Thanks for coming out and getting a scoop of ice cream. The staff enjoyed scooping for students!

*Junior Olympics was a great evening for our athletes to shine.

*Thanks to everyone who supported the Boys and Girls Club Walk!

*Battle of the Books had their last meeting this week. Thanks to all of our participants.

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next week will be: Hallways

*Report problems to a staff member.

*Walk Quietly: Voice Level 1

*Respect all hallway displays.

*Use a smile and quiet wave when passing a friend in the hall.

*Walk at a safe pace in a straight line

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

*Maintain personal space.

These guidelines help avoid disruptions in the classrooms and the learning of others. These guidelines apply during the school day and at lunch.

Please review with your students. Thank you.

Dates to Remember


5/20 Late Start

5/21 Play: Trial of Mother Goose in cafe at 7 pm - Direct all questions to R. Dietiker:

5/22 Last day to check out books!

5/22 Spirit Friday - Red, White and Blue Day

5/25 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

5/28 Service and Safety Squad Bowling Field Trip

5/29 PTA Road Rally (see PTA Site for details)

5/29 All books due to the Media Center today


6/1 Field Day RAIN DATE

6/2 1st Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert:

6/3 Late Start

6/2 Kindergarten Teachers present a Mini Concert for Kindergarten (email teacher if you have any questions)

6/3 and 6/4 PTA BOGO Book Fair in Gym (enter from exterior doors; 3:30-6 pm

6/5 PTA Family Picnic South Playground @ 6 pm

6/8 PTA Meeting @ 7 pm in Cafe

6/11 End of 4MP

6/11 Last Day of School

6/13 Relay for Life at ROHS (NOTE LOCATION)


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



5th Grade News

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

Please save-the-date for your 5th Grader's end of year Recognition Celebration!

Thursday, June 11

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Northwood Cafeteria

Continental Breakfast, mingling and slideshow - 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Recognition Program - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parents --- Please drop your 5th grader off for school as normal. Students go to their classroom first. Parents, please head directly to the Cafeteria. Students will walk down to the cafeteria together after attendance.

In preparation for Recognition, we need your help gathering photos for our slide show. Please send in photos on flash drives to the Fifth Grade Teachers. OR use the link and password to upload photos to the shutterfly share site.

password: northwood2015

The shutterfly site will be taken down after 5th grade recognition.

Photos should be individual or group shots of students at school-related activities ONLY - Field Trips, group photos at recess, performances, PTA or scouting events, First Day of school, etc. They can be photos from any year of your children's time at Northwood.

The photos will be used on a slideshow that will be playing during the breakfast portion of the recognition ceremony.

Questions? Please contact 5th Grade Recognition Chair Tracy Purrenhage at .

Thank you!

Relay for Life

The event is in June but the PTA team has a penny collection tube in the main office. Please send in any pennies with your child. Le't s see if we can fill it up:)

May Menu has an Error

I was notified that the Food Service Menu had food choices on 5/25. Please note that we will not be in session on this date so there will not be food service.

Step up to a PTA Position/Committee

Please consider leading a committee or working as part of the PTA leadership group. Many of the activities our children enjoy are because of the efforts of many fine volunteers and leaders. Thank you for considering.

For more information visit the PTA site at

FYI: neropta is Northwood Elementary Royal Oak PTA