Northwood News April 17-21

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

I would like to say once again how grateful I am to serve and be a part of such an amazing school and community. I am overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity that has been shown in the midst of tragedy. Thank you all for sharing your love for each other and our community,

This Wednesday, April 19 our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the STAAR Reading test. Please make note that this will be a closed campus day. We will not allow any visitors or volunteers on campus this day. Our students have been working hard and are ready for this big day.

This week week is librarian appreciation week. Please join me in letting Mrs. Philippus and Mrs. Durrett know how much we appreciate how they instill in all of our students a love for reading and for so much more that they do!

Friday is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work day, so why not?! School is our children's' work so what better way to finish off the week than by being extra comfortable and wearing our pajamas to school. Please be sure to still wear good shoes for recess and PE

Be sure to read to the end of the bulletin for a lot of important updates and reminders about everything that is going on at Northwood!

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

Basketball Camp: The MacArthur High School Lady Brahmas are offering a basketball camp on April 28. Please see THIS flyer for more information

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:

April 17 - Librarian Appreciation Day

April 19 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade STAAR Reading - CLOSED CAMPUS

April 20 - Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21 - PTA Officers/Board Mtg. @ 1:45

April 21 - Wear your pajamas to work day

April 26 - 5th Grade STAAR Science - CLOSED CAMPUS

April 28 - School Holiday (Battle of Flowers)

May 1-5 - Spring 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.