Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
This week & Looking ahead:
This week we continue with our remote learning from now through Monday, 1/17. Students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, 1/18 following the Martin Luther King Jr holiday.
Remote Learning Reminders:
At the start of the day, students should log on to class via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided by teachers in Google Classroom.
Students must begin the day at 7:45 AM in their Homeroom Class.
Attendance will be determined based on students logging into their homeroom at 7:45 as well as their live classes throughout the day. Students who arrive virtually to class after 7:45 am will be marked late or absent.
Special classes will continue on the same schedule. These Zoom links will be posted by your child’s homeroom teacher.
🍎 Information regarding meal pickup is as follows:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the cafeteria doors
Tomorrow, Thursday, January 13th
CLICK HERE to register on FamilyID. Northwood will be using the platform called FamilyID again for club registration. If you don't already have a FamilyID account, you will be prompted to set one up. Thank you!
Vaccination clinic next thursday @ NACS
WHERE: NACS Cafeteria
WHEN: 3:30-6:30 (doors close at 6:20pm)
Pediatric vaccines, the first dose, second dose, and boosters are available for those who are eligible.
Please see the flyer below for more information. Thank you!
Future Technology Skills Workshop- SURVEY ATTACHED
We are in the process of organizing a FREE series for Northwood Academy CS Parents & Guardians in partnership with the non-profit, 'You're beautifully made, Inc.' for the month of February.
Parents and guardians can sign up for one, or more, 90-minute classes to learn how to better navigate the digital landscape and support their student's learning. There will be 5 classes offered in total. We are asking NACS parents and guardians to please complete the attached short survey so we can better serve you and your needs. Thank you!
Student Opportunity on MLK Day:
>> To register, please see the below flyer <<
Coats and Car Seats
Winter means keeping kids warm, but did you know that babies and young children in car seats should NOT wear puffy coats or snowsuits when in their car seats? This video shows how a coat or snowsuit can compress under the harness of a car seat, sometimes up to four inches. This compression can cause the straps of your child's car seat to not fit properly, leaving a dangerous situation. Sleeping bags for babies can also add extra slack under the harness, creating an unsafe ride for your baby. >>CLICK HERE for the complete flyer<<
How should you keep your baby or young child in the car seat warm when it's cold?
Try these tips to keep your child warm and safe while in their car seat:
- Dress your baby or young child in snug layers, like onesies and leggings. Add long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat and shoes, and socks. You can even include a jacket.
- For babies, use covers specifically for car seats that are designed to give warmth. These covers should be approved by the car-seat manufacturer for your specific car seat.
- For older babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners, after securing them in the car seat, turn their coat around and put it on backwards (arms through the armholes) so the coat is on top of the harness, or use a blanket in the car.
SOURCE: PA Promise for Children
About PA Promise for Children: Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, known as PA Promise, is a campaign to help families make good choices about their child’s early learning and choose quality early learning programs that are right for their families. The Pennsylvania Office of Early Learning and Development (OCDEL) is the primary partner in PA Promise.
Mighty at Home Workshops Winter / Spring 2022
Mighty Writers is a class 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2009. One hundred percent of the programs we offer are free. We serve communities in and around Philadelphia, PA, as well as in Camden, Newark, and Atlantic City, NJ. We also run writing workshops in Washington Heights, NYC.
Birthday Freebies: Free Food on Your Kid's Birthday
1. Applebee's: The restaurant offers a freebie for the birthday kid. Because the chain operates as a franchise, the freebie varies from location to location. Expect to nab a free appetizer, entree, or (most likely) dessert.
2. Denny's: Denny's Rewards members get "a delicious birthday gift" when they sign up to be a member. Free drinks and kids eat free rewards also apply throughout the year
3. Red Robin: Add your child's ages 17 and under to your Red Robin Royalty account to receive a free gourmet burger on their birthday. You get one on yours, too!
4. Baskin Robbins: An adult must register and then add additional family members. But this one's not just for kids—family members receive free ice cream coupons on their birthdays.
5. Auntie Anne's: Does your child have a smartphone? They can get a free pretzel their birthday month by signing up with the Pretzel Perks rewards program.
6. Dunkin' Donuts: It's time to eat the donuts. Kids 13 and up can get a free beverage on their birthday for registering with the rewards program.
Stewards of Children Training- FREE
In partnership with Philadelphia Children's Alliance,
St. Mark's Church, Frankford is pleased to offer this FREE evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Participants will learn practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. Registration is required.
When? TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022 AT 6:30 PM
Location: 4442 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Please message St. Mark's Church, Frankford, in advance with your contact information.
Questions? (215) 535-0635. firstname.lastname@example.org
**EVENT FLYER is attached below**
Check out our *NEW* Inclement Weather Information Center on our Northwood school website!
Our goal is to lay out our process and answer some of your most frequently asked questions here, so you can be more informed on the how, what, when, and why of our inclement weather decisions.
Additional vaccine clinics & articles:
Vaccine information and articles:
- FDA Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (available in multiple languages)
- FDA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (available in multiple languages)
- Vaccine Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- CHOP COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- CHOP COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Q&A (English)
- CHOP COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Q&A (Spanish)
- New York Times Opinion: 60 Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated
COVID PCR Testing Sites: HERE is a Google Doc with a list of COVID testing sites in Philadelphia.
MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT: NORTHWOOD IS HERE TO HELP
If you believe you may be eligible, contact Lower School Counselor (K-4) Ms. Lozandieu at email@example.com or Upper School Counselor (5-8) Mr. Whitlatch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what services and supports may be available!
CLICK HERE to watch a video (created by Kevin Lofton) for families in Philadelphia to understand their rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for students experiencing homelessness. Check it out now!
If you or a family member are in need of housing, food, health, and safety services, please check out these resources from Project HOME: Where To Turn Guide.
Important Dates on the Horizon
Monday, January 17th, School is closed due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18th, Students return to IN-PERSON learning
Wednesday, January 19th, Board Meeting
Monday, February 14th, Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 16th, Board Meeting
Monday, February 21st, Presidents Day
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