Northwood News Feb. 27 - Mar. 3

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

We have a busy week coming up at Northwood. Don't forget that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 is our monthly early dismissal for staff professional learning at 12:30 pm. Buses and KIN will be starting at that time.

Also on Tuesday we have several students who will be recognized at the PTA Council Reflections Art program. Congratulations to Alisa Bizid, Gigi Spadaro, and Ardin Doublin!

Wednesday is Spring Picture Day! All students will have their picture taken and no orders or money will be collected at this time. Please see below for more information. And finally Thursday is College Shirt Day! Wear a shirt to support your favorite college or university!

We are just two weeks away from Spring Break and every day of learning is important and valuable. Please make sure that your child is at school and on time every day! Remember the tardy bell rings at 7:30am! Students should be in their classrooms ready to learn at that time. I think as spring fever is starting to set in, some people are hitting the snooze button on their alarm one too many times :)

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

Life In the Library

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

News and Upcoming Events

1st Grade Art: Attention 1st grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. 1st grades’ LAST art lesson will be on Friday, March 3rd. 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! Mrs. Luetkenhaus’ class will be from 8:25-9:25, Mrs. Moeller’s class will be from 12:25-1:25, and Mrs. Schlough’s class from 1:30-2:30.

PTA Open Positions: Build relationships in our community and share your voice and talents! The PTA Board is looking for new faces to fill next year's open positions of Secretary and 2nd Vice President (chair of Greenback Night). If you are interested, please email Vanessa Woodworth at Interested individuals please respond by March 7th. The nominating committee will meet on March 9th. Committee members are: Coral Croom, Monica Lopez, Robbie Shepherd, Jordan Slaughter, and Vanessa Woodworth.

Carnival: Northwood's Spring CARNIVAL will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-6pm! There will be lots of fun, food & laughs for April Fool’s Day:) There are many ways to help, please see below & keep watching for flyers in backpacks over the next few weeks.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Britton Orthodontics, American Bank, Theory, Real Estate Muses, Dryline Partners, The Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Mindful Kindness Counseling LLC, Next Level Urgent Care, Kumon & Austin Flipsters for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate their generous support!

*Donate an item or service for our Silent Auction, please contact Robbie Shepherd at or 806.438.5827.

*Sponsor underwriting for event costs if you own a local business or would like to contribute as a family, please contact Lauren Ahrens at or 210.286.2629. Click on the links below to see the fliers if you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a booth at the carnival. Booth Sponsorship Family Sponsorship

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

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:

February 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 / Staff Development

March 1 - Spring Pictures

March 2 - College Shirt Day

March 7 - PTA Meeting 2nd Grade performs

March 13-17 Spring Break

March 25 - Campus Beautification Day

March 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

March 31 - Carnival Set Up

April 1 - Carnival

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.