Northwood Weekly Bulletin

November 19, 2021

Mission and Vision at Northwood


As a unified community we will proactively engage students, staff, and families in creating an environment that is supportive of the academic, emotional, and social success of all students.


Our vision at Northwood is to empower all students to be successful members of a global society by fostering their academic, emotional, and social growth.

Principal's Message

Dear Northwood Family (if you prefer video 🎥 please click here):

It has been a fantastic learning week at Northwood! Please take the time to review the important contents on this Bulletin. You will find information on

__Links for parent-teacher conferences

__Information on school supplies

__Information on retake of pictures

__registration for high school

__important messages from Nurse Flicher and the PTO

__and much more

We want to thank you for placing your trust in Northwood. We hope that you have a fantastic weekend with your children and loved ones.

Peace and calm,

Dr. Efrain Martinez


ZOOM LINKS for Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teachers Conferences will be THIS Monday November 22 and Tuesday November 23, 2021. Both days are scheduled to be from 12 pm to 8 pm. This year conferences will be held virtually via Zoom.

Here you will find the spreadsheet with all teachers name on it. Next to their names you will find their zoom links. Fall Zoom Links for P/T Conferences

Restock School Supplies

Thanksgiving break is a great time to restock school supplies. Many students are running low on pencils, so please purchase some more over the break. Also, students need to bring headphones to school each day.

Rescheduling of Picture Retakes

Color Portraits needed to change the date for picture retakes from November 19th to December 14th.


Pictures will start at 11am, which is during the lunch periods. Students will take their retakes during the scheduled recess time.


Parents of 8th grade students:

On behalf of Highland Park High School, we are sharing the following message regarding online registration.

Registration is NOW open on the Online Registration Webpage ( The process takes about 15-20 minutes. When you go to the webpage, there is a video that walks you through the registration process. After you submit your name and email address, you will receive an email with the subject "Welcome to Online Registration." You will need to click the link at the bottom of the email to continue the rest of the registration process. At this time, it will ask you for residency documents and ID.

HPHS is very excited to begin your journey as Giant of the class of 2026!!

If your student will NOT be attending HPHS for the 2022-2023 school year, please notify us in the office at 224-765-3600.

Outdoor Recess and Cold Temperature Guidelines

"Northwood will continue to follow the District’s Outdoor Recess and Cold Temperature Guidelines which states that all schools in the North Shore District will engage in outdoor recess unless temperatures are at or below 15 degrees (including wind chill) or if there is precipitation. Students will also be allowed to come into our buildings before school when the temperature is at 15 degrees or below including wind chill. Please make sure your students are dressed for weather conditions - coats, hats, gloves, scarfs etc."

Water bottles/Lost and Found


Please remind your student that they need to be bringing their own refillable water bottles to school. We do not have cups for water or have water bottles on hand. Even though the weather is not hot outside, the students get thirsty being inside.


Our lost and found area continues to grow each week with lost sweatshirts, hats, water bottles, coats, etc. Please have your student look at the area to see if anything belongs to them. ***ALL ITEMS WILL BE TOSSED OR DONATED 12/17/21***

A Message From the Nurse's Office

Now that Covid vaccination is open to anyone age 5 and older, if you are getting your child vaccinated, please submit a copy of the vaccine card once they have received both vaccines.

Pictures of cards can be emailed to me at or sent to my work cell phone 224-507-3900.

Thank you!

Nurse Flicher

Working Together

Working Together provides children in Highwood and Highland Park access to art activities, cultural activities, and sports.

For more information please reach out to Alicia: 224-829-9281 or Alejandra 847-322-9857

Follow us on FaceBook: Working Together
Or Instagram: @workingtogetherhp

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Parent Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign- November

Clear minds, full brain capacity, can’t lose! . With underage drinking, school work can suffer as learning, memory, and the ability to pay attention are negatively impacted.

Check out this month's materials and learn more about the Substance Use Prevention Parent Campaign at #KeepShowingUp #Prevention112 #PreventUnderageDrinking

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For the latest updates on all things PTO visit our website:

Help us treat our faculty and staff to special snacks! Use the link below to sign-up to bring snacks for the faculty lounge.

Highland POP Fundraiser coming soon! Keep an eye out for details on how to help us reach our goal.

Volunteers still needed:

8th Grade Graduation Committee



Northwood PTO

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Order your Northwood Spirit Wear!

Here is the link for you to order your Northwood Spirit Wear!!

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Community Information

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The Anti-Drug (CTAD) Coalition

Trying to keep your children safe and healthy can feel overwhelming sometimes. CTAD wants to help make the part about alcohol and drugs a little easier. CTAD's newsletter this month has resources for you to help you connect with your child and update you on how Illinois's new marijuana industry can impact them. In this issue:

  • Meet District 112's School Resource Officer
  • What the Marijuana Industry Doesn't Want You to Know - free webinar
  • Alcohol & Teens: Guide for Families
  • Teaching Kids to Have Healthy Reactions
  • HPHS students work hard for success - awareness campaign
  • Volunteer Spotlight on HPHS students

Register for a webinar on what the marijuana industry doesn't want you to know in CTAD's Newsletter.

CTAD: The Anti-Drug Coalition

Click here where you will find the Octobers newsletter for CTAD. CTAD is an organization that works to keep teens drug and alcohol free in Highwood, Highland Park, Bannockburn, Deerfield and Riverwoods.

Upcoming Dates

  • November 19th: Early Release @ 12:55 pm
  • November 19th: 8th grade boys basketball tournament
  • November 22 & November 23: Parent/ Teacher Conferences 12-8 pm
  • November 22-26th: No Student Attendance
  • December 11th: Day of Giving Event