Northwood News October 3-7

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Happy October! It's hard to believe that we have already been in school for almost nine weeks. This Friday marks the end of the first grading period and report cards will be available the following Friday in Skyward. I am so proud of how are our students and teachers are working to make this such a successful year so far. We couldn't do it without you!

This past Friday we had our annual bike rodeo. It was a beautiful morning for students to show off their bike skills and to show good sportsmanship. A huge thank you to Jordan Slaughter and his team of volunteers for organizing such a well run event!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4 is our monthly general PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. After the short PTA meeting our fabulous 5th graders will perform. We hope you will join us to learn about some of the wonderful opportunities and events happening at Northwood.

We are super excited for our Fun Run on Friday! Thank you for all of your support in collecting donations, creating a profile on and getting the word out. We are getting very close to our goal of $18,000 dollars. You have probably heard from your child that if we reach our goal by Friday, I will get turned into a human banana split! Whatever it takes for our students! :)

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 this month and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

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Calendar Adjustment for 2022-2023

Election Day is scheduled to take place at several campuses across our District on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. On Monday, September 12, 2022, our NEISD board approved and designated November 8, 2022, as a No-School day for the primary purpose of safety and security for our district students and staff.

This change will impact the following:

● Last day of school for our regular DOI calendar will change from Thursday, May 25, 2023, to Friday, May 26, 2023 (This includes Castle Hills Elementary);

● Elementary and Middle School early release days will move to Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26, 2023;

● High School early release days will move to Wednesday, May 24th, Thursday, May 25th, and Friday, May 26, 2023.

In addition, the April 25th early dismissal day has been canceled.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting: This Tuesday, October 4th is our second annual PTA meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Stay after to see a live performance by our 5th graders.

Reflection Art Program: Calling all artists! The Northwood PTA is now accepting entries for this years Reflections program. Reflections is an art program that aims to foster creativity and interest in the arts. We invite all students to express their creative interpretation of this years theme "Show Your Voice" through the categories of visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and/or film production. You can find the rules for each category and the entry form here. Entries are due to your teacher no later than Friday, October 28th. For more information contact Kaela Momtselidze at

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:

October 4 - PTA General Meeting

October 5 - National Walk to School Day

October 7 - Boosterthon Fun Run

October 10 - School Holiday - Columbus Day

October 12 - Cafeteria Appreciation Day

October 14 - Bosses Day/Principal Appreciation Day

October 20 - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

October 24-31 Literary Pumpkin Contest

2022 Brahma Bash

This year’s Brahma Bash will take place on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Each year MacArthur H.S. PALS transform our courtyard into a fall festival including music, great food, prizes and other fun games!!! This event has something for all ages and will be fun for the whole family. Wristbands for entry will be $2. Please enter through the main front entry of the school to purchase tickets (50 cents each) for the event. All profits will go to Barrington Neighbors Creative Hearts Program and MacArthur H.S. clubs and organizations. At 6:15 pm we line up for our annual Brahma March. At 6:30 we invite you to line the parade route as we March out the MAC Bus circle and through the Regency neighborhood. We finish the evening with our Night Pep Rally back in the MAC courtyard. This is a fun event for the whole family. Invite your friends, bring the family for one of the most fun events of the year. Go Brahmas!!!

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.