Northwood News January 2-6

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and a great start to 2023. We are looking forward to the students coming back to school tomorrow as we enter the second half of the school year.

Believe it or not, we will soon be starting to plan for next year and some big transitions. Our 5th graders will be going to visit Garner Middle School later in the month and we will have our Kinder Round Up for incoming kinder students and families on January 26.

This week our 3rd-5th graders will be preparing for our Spelling Bee! They will take a written test on Thursday to see who will qualify for the school wide spelling bee. I hope some of you had a chance to look over the lists during the holiday. The top two spellers in each class will compete in the school wide spelling bee on February 6 at Northwood.

It certainly is a busy time so 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, a wonderful holiday break and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

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News and Upcoming Events

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 3 - Students Return to School

January 5 - College Shirt Day

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

January 13 - Group Picture Day

January 16 - School Holiday (MLK Day)

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.