The Northwood Elementary Connection
May 2022 Parent Newsletter
From the Desk of Principal Miranda Roscoe
Hello Northwood Elementary Families-
We have started our One School One Book Campaign. Please check the Fenway and Hattie website for important information including the reading calendar, contests, activities and special guest readers for each chapter. Below is the link to our website:
Video from One School One Book Assembly:
Parents this is a reminder that when headed North on Abbe Rd. you cannot make a left into the school’s parking lot. Elyria Police Department has been stopping cars and giving them warnings. You also need to make sure that you are practicing safe driving in the parking lot.
Winning Classrooms for Positive Behavior Ice Cream Treat Incentive for April
Grades K-2 - Mrs. Kuhn's class won with 21 tally marks
Grades 3-4 - Ms. Holliday's class won with 9 tally marks
Winning classrooms received tally marks for quality classwork. The focus for the month of May is positive hallway behavior .
We are celebrating teachers and staff this week. Thank you Northwood staff for your dedication and hard work!
Thank you to Northwood Elementary PTA for providing staff with treats for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.
Principal Northwood Elementary
May Calendar Change
May 27th students will not attend school in person. They will learn independently at home. Students will be assigned work by their teachers that can be completed at home without the need for computers or Wi-Fi. Teachers will provide students with assignments. While students are learning from home on May 27, teachers and school staff will be engaged in professional development on classroom strategies to continue supporting positive behaviors in our schools.
Students are also off on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.
May 1st- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 3rd- Gr. 2 Whole Grade GATE Testing begins
Mat 5th- County Spelling Bee (Gr. 3-4)
May 10th- Spark Theater production of Hansel and Gretel (All Students)
May 11th - National School Nurse Day
May 18th- District-wide Family Fun Night
May 19th - Gr. K & 1 Spring Concert 6:30
May 25th- Safety Day (Gr.K) @ Ely Stadium
May 25th - Title Family Night 6:00 p.m.
May 30th- Memorial Day/No School
June 2nd- Field Day
June 9th- End of Year Awards Assembly- 9:30 (Middle School Gym)
District Informational Text Messages
If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools. This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share. The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587. Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”
The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.
New Custom App
Earlier this year the district launched a new website and now we're introducing a new mobile app.
You'll find the Elyria Schools app on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Check it out!
THIS FRIDAY AT THE PAC: "Annie Jr." by the Northwood Middle School Theater
Tickets can be purchased at the door no earlier than 5:30, and the doors to the auditorium will open around 6:30. There is no assigned seating, so trying to come before the house opens to save seats will not make a difference. Cash and card only can be accepted at the door.
Tickets can also be purchased online Between Monday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd.
Please use the directions below to order starting Monday, May 2nd:
1. Go to the district website at www.elyriaschools.org
2. Go to Performing Arts Center tab
3. On the drop-down menu, click on Purchase Event Tickets. (This will take you directly to the ordering screen)
4. On the ordering screen, click on Get Tickets and order tickets from there with a credit card.
5. The tickets can be emailed and/or texted to you. You will need to bring tickets with you on your phone.
Band Boosters' Pink Cookie 5K
North Pointe Ballet
NPB is Dancing Into Spring!
We are using equipment and high-speed internet, not available in many indigenous communities. Please take a moment to consider the legacy of colonization embedded within the technology, structures, and ways of thinking we use every day. Many technologies central to the art we make leave significant carbon footprints, contributing to changing climates that disproportionately affect indigenous people worldwide.
Second Harvest Food Pantry @ Ely Stadium 3:30-5:30
6/6 & 7/11
Goals for Northwood Elementary School 2021-2022
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
- 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