Northwood News Nov. 14-18

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

It's finally fall! And almost Thanksgiving. I hope you all are enjoying the cooler temperatures and are starting to have thoughts of turkey. This is our last week before Thanksgiving Break. We will have no school the week of Nov. 21-25. We hope you enjoy some rest and time with your family and friends during the break.

This Friday, November 18 is substitute teacher appreciation day. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our substitute teachers and let them know how much we appreciate them. We are lucky at Northwood to have a group of regular, dedicated substitute teachers, many of whom are Northwood parents too!

Finally this week I have a very special thank you and farewell to announce. Our amazing cafeteria manager, Ms. Megan Montgomery is leaving Northwood to serve a larger school that needs her talents. Friday, November 18th is her last day here. She has served the students and staff at Northwood well for 12 years. We will certainly miss her leadership in the kitchen and especially the special ingredient that she adds to each dish she cooks and! We love you Ms. Megan and we wish you the best of luck in your new position. You will always be a Unicorn!

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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Upcoming Events

2nd Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 2nd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, November 18th is 2nd grades’ 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! Mr. Bills’ class will be from 9:15-10:15, Mrs. Ogren’s class will be from 10:30-11:30, and Ms. Petrutsas' class from 1:00-2:00.

Thanksgiving Pies: The PTA staff appreciation committee would like to ask for donations of pies. This is a Northwood tradition that is truly appreciated by all of the staff. Pies will be delivered to NW staff the Friday before Thanksgiving holiday break. To sign up for a pie donation, please click this link: Thanksgiving Pies Please have your pie delivered to the school on Friday, 11/18 before 7:30 AM. For health and safety reasons all pies must be store bought.

Coats for Kids: We are going into the colder months & want to ensure children in our school community have a coat to keep them warm. Do you have coats that have been outgrown? If so, we would love for you to donate them to our coat drive! We will be collecting new and gently used coats ongoing through the winter months. Please look for the large donation box next to the green Northwood bench by the main entrance during school hours. Please contact our school counselor Johna Adams at 210.407.5400 or if you have a specific need for your child.

Tuesday Shoesday: Please help support our school community by donating new or gently used kid's tennis shoes during the month of November! Each Tuesday in November will be "Tuesday Shoesday!" and our PTA will be collecting shoe donations during morning drop-off between 7:00 - 7:30 am. All kids sizes are needed (13-8, boys and girls). If you would like to drop off shoe donations outside of the collection time, please deliver to the front office. Please contact our school counselor Johna Adams at 210.407.5400 or if you have a specific need for your child.

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:

November 15th - Northwood Track Meet @ Heroes Stadium @ 4:00

November 18 - Substitution Appreciation Day

November 21-25 - School Holiday (Thanksgiving)

November 29 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

November 30 - PTA officers/Board Mtg. (1:45)

December 1 - Book Fair Setup @ 12:00

December 2 - Book Fair Preview

December 2 - Discovering Disabilities Day

December 5-9 - Book Fair

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.