Northwood News March 20-24

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Welcome Back! We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and enjoyed the time to rest, relax and have some fun. We are officially into our last grading period of this school year. Be sure to check your child's Skyward Family Access account to see their grades for the 3rd 9 weeks later this week.

When you drive by Northwood down Rockhill Dr. be sure to check out the mural on the side of our old gym building. This project was funded through this year's Greenback Night. Thank you Northwood PTA and the community for this beautiful addition to our campus!

As we enter the last 9 weeks, you will be hearing a lot about Carnival (just two weeks away!), STAAR testing, summer plans and end of year events.

Please be sure to read the Northwood News each week and 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

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 two weeks.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Britton Orthodontics, American Bank, Theory, Real Estate Muses, AIM, Screaming Goat Yard & Tap, The Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Mindful Kindness Counseling LLC, Mission Bell, ACE Five Oaks, Integrated Shredder Technology, The Beignet Stand, Next Level Urgent Care, Kumon, Austin Flipsters, Vivroux Sports & Dryline Partners for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate all of your generous support!

*Donate an item or service for our Silent Auction, please contact Robbie Shepherd at or 806.438.5827. Donate an item for grade-level baskets that will be available in the auction (there is a bin in the front entryway), please reach out to Blythe Boeck with questions at

*Advanced ticket & t-shirts will be available at our sidewalk sale starting Monday, March 27th through Friday March 31st at drop-off from 7:15-7:45am & pick-up from 2:20-3pm! (Tues. March 28 early release sales from 12:10-12:45pm) Tickets will available at a presale rate of 12 tickets (1 ticket = $1) for $10 total & t-shirts will be $12 each, limited sizes available so first come, first serve! Cash, check & Venmo will be accepted.

*Donate an item for Food Alley based on your grade-level requests, there is a bin in the front entryway. Please reach out to Kerry Pape with any questions at or 817.690.3251.

*Want to Volunteer?! Please click the following link or email to sign up!

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:

March 24 - 10:30 am - Preschool Story Time

March 25 - Campus Beautification Day

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

March 30 - Young Master's Art Show

March 31 - Carnival Set Up

April 1 - Carnival

April 7 - Student/Staff Holiday

April 13 - Purple Up! Wear Purple for the Military Child

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.