Northwood News January 9-13

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Happy Monday! This week we have early dismissal at 12:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday. This early release will allow time for parent/teacher conferences. If you have not already scheduled a time to meet with your child's teacher, please contact them right away. We are half way through the year and it is important to see how much your child has grown and what they are still working on.

Don't forgot to log on to Skyward Family Access to check your child's report card and attendance record. Coming to school every day that you are healthy is the best way to learn. Please check out the graphic below for some interesting statistics about school attendance.

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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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

3rd Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 3rd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, January 13th is 3rd grades’ PTA 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! Mrs. Gloege’s class will be from 7:40-8:40, Mrs. Howe’s class will be from 8:45-9:45 and Mrs. Taylor’s class from 9:50-10:50.

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"

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:

January 11 and 12 - Early Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 13 - Group Picture Day

January 16 - School Holiday (MLK Day)

January 20 - Donuts with Grownups
January 25 - PTA Officers/Board Meeting

January 26 - Kinder Round Up 5:30 pm

January 27 - Kinder Round Up 9:30 am

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

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.