The Northwood Elementary Connection

March 2022 Parent Newsletter

From the Desk of Principal Miranda Roscoe

Hello Northwood Elementary families-

Temperatures are warming and spring is in the air. We are planning some fun learning activities at all grade levels for the spring. Please stay tuned for more information about Title I events, Field Day, and end of year grade level events.

Winning Classrooms for Positive Behavior Ice Cream Treat Incentive for February

Grades K-2 - Mrs. Kuppek’s class won with 10 tally marks

Grades 3-4 - Mrs. Heckenberg’s class won with 10 tally marks

Winning classrooms received tally marks for positive classroom behavior. The focus for the month of March is recess behavior, both indoor and outdoor recess.

Congratulations to Ms. Zilch's Kindergarten class for winning the PTA Parent Sign-up Drive. The class will receive a Donut party soon.


Miranda Roscoe

Principal Northwood Elementary

Change in Visitor Policy

The Main Office of any school building is a hub of activity. Students and staff are always on the go, in and out of the space throughout the school day.

It’s an active place for regular check-ins and meetings with students, as well as staff conferences and daily interactions with school principals and counselors. The Main Office is also a confidential space at times for conversations and interactions between school personnel and students.

Parents and caregivers are part of the equation, too. For any number of reasons, parents may be asked to come to their child’s school during the day. When that happens, parents should follow the district’s visitor procedures by using the school’s main entrance buzzer and intercom system to gain entrance to the school, and then signing in at the front desk.

If parents/caregivers do not have a meeting at the school but still need to come to the school during the day to see their child or to speak to a staff member, call-ahead notice or an appointment is required.

This ensures parents will be seen in a timely manner and upholds the safety practices of the school.

To contact the Main Office, please call (440) 284-8014

From the Desk of School Counselor Milesa Brunetti

In classroom guidance lessons, we are continuing to learn about problem solving & conflict resolution. The students are learning the STEP process and practicing it with a variety of scenarios.

S - Say the Problem clearly and without blame

T - Think of Solutions Think of multiple ways to solve the problem.

E - Explore Outcomes Think of the pros & cons of each solution.

P - Pick a Solution Identify which solution works best.

Milesa Brunetti

(440) 284-8310

Ohio State Test Schedule Grades 3-4

Parents- Please make sure that students are well rested and present for testing. If a student is going to be tardy on a testing day, notify the office.

  • March 21 - 4th ELA part 1

  • March 22 - 3rd ELA part 1

  • March 23 - 4th ELA part 2

  • March 24 - 3rd ELA part 2

  • March 25 - make-ups

  • March 28 - 4th math part 1

  • March 29 - 3rd math part 1

  • March 30 - 4th math part 2

  • March 31 - 3rd math part 2

Northwood PTA St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser

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Kindergarten and Pre-School Registration

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Parent Sessions with Dr. Meghan Barlow

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Important Dates

March 21st- Ohio State Testing begins Gr.4

March 31st- End of 3rd Grading Period

April 1st- Records Day/No School for Students

April 15th-Spring Break

April 25th- School Resumes

Second Harvest Food Pantry @ Ely Stadium 3:30-5:30

Food pantry dates:

3/7, 4/4, 5/2/ 6/6 & 7/11

Goals for Northwood Elementary School 2021-2022

Standards Alignment

By the end of the 2023/2024 school year 75% of teachers will design lessons that consider the point of view and interest of all students to enhance their learning.

Safe and Healthy Schools

By the end of the 2023/2024 school year, Elyria City Schools will improve 75% of students' sense of safety and feelings of belonging through health/wellness support, increased implicit bias awareness, and positive behavior programming as measured by a 30% decreased discipline referrals and 30% increased attendance.

Elyria Schools Belief Statements

We believe…

  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful.
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through a detailed vision, commitment, and moral leadership