The Northwood Elementary Connection

December 2021 Newsletter

From the Desk of Principal Miranda Roscoe

Hello Northwood Elementary families-

I hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Since we have returned from break, we are working hard to make continuous academic progress and to maintain a respectful, kind and safe school environment. There are several incentive programs in place to encourage and recognize positive behavior at Northwood Elementary.

  • Proud Pioneers is a monthly recognition program sponsored by Student Council. Teachers select students that demonstrate positive behavior and excellent citizenship at school. Names of students are announced at the end of each month during the morning announcements. Students receive a prize and a certificate.

  • The School-wide Positive Behavior Ticket Incentive Program started November 9th, students are recognized by staff for demonstrating positive behavior and specific character traits. Students can receive tickets from any Northwood Elementary staff member. The tickets are put into a grade level container and on Fridays Ms. Roscoe pulls winning tickets during the morning announcements.

  • The newest of our Positive Behavior Incentive Programs is the School-wide Classroom Competition Program. Each month Ms. Roscoe will announce a focus area for the building. The focus for the month of December are our hallways, including students’ cubby areas. Staff members will be looking for classes that are quiet, walking/standing in straight lines, and keeping their hands and feet to themselves in the hallways. Staff members will also be checking cubby areas for clean floors and organized cubbies. When a class is caught following the procedures/rules, their class will be awarded a tally on their classroom ice cream cone that is displayed outside of their classroom. The classroom with the most tallies will receive an ice cream treat at the end of the month (one K-2 classroom, one 3-4 classroom). We are excited to “catch” our students showing positive behaviors.


Miranda Roscoe

Principal Northwood Elementary

Car Rider Line and Parking Lot Safety

Parents please review the the information below pertaining to the car rider line and parking lot safety:

  • Adhere to the established traffic pattern
  • Drop off and pick up students in the car rider line
  • Parents should remain in cars during the drop off/pickup up process
  • students should exit and enter car from the passenger side of car when possible...
  • Slow down....speed limit is 10 miles per hour
  • Pay attention to posted traffic signs

From the Desk of School Counselor Milesa Brunetti

I am finishing up classroom lessons on Bully Prevention this month. The students will also be learning about empathy and kindness.

Parents - make sure to join with the activation key BPUK FAMI LY00 to get information about what your child is learning in the Second Step program at Northwood Elementary.

Ohio Child ID Kits First Grade Students

Students in first grade will receive Ohio Child ID kits this week. Information about the Ohio Child ID kit can be found below:

The Ohio Attorney General's office is providing every first-grade student in Ohio with a Child ID Kit. If ever needed, the Child ID Kit will give authorities important information to assist their efforts in locating a missing child. Unfortunately, statistics show more than 800,000 children in America go missing each year which is one child every 40 seconds and very few parents have a copy of their child's fingerprints.

This Child ID KIT allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards. The kits were distributed to all of our first grade students in Elyria Schools. The kits are to be completed at home with a parent or guardian and kept at home for safekeeping. Please do not return these to the school as the identification information is retained by the parent/guardian.

The Child ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home. Only the parent or guardian will have a copy of their child’s kit. If you are interested in purchasing a kit for other children in your household, visit the following website @

Northwood Campus Family Movie Night @ EHS PAC

Elf the Movie


Friday December 10th

6:30PM Doors open

7:00PM Movie start time

Wear your favorite holiday PJ’s, ugly sweaters, or holiday shirts.

There will be a photographer to take family photos.

Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be served at intermission.

Lorain Count Educational Service Center Parent Mentor Newsletter

Just a few short weeks of 2021 left! We wanted to share some helpful resources!

Holiday Prep

We don't have any great recipe tips, but we did want to share this great article (you can listen or read) from A Day In Our Shoes, Holidays With a Disabled Child: 10 Tips for a Stress Free Season. It includes helpful tips for your child AND for you!


There is a big focus on reading and you may find yourself wondering how you can help your child with their reading. Check out this article from Reading Rockets for Reading 101: A Guide for Parents

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

If you haven't checked out then you may have missed their Holiday Gift Guide for Kids with ADHD.

Transition (Age 14+)

Are you and your student preparing for life after high school? Charting the LifeCourse is a tool for helping you prepare. There is a FREE LIVE training on 12/9. For more information check out Charting the LifeCourse

Is your special needs student (age 14+) looking for something fun to do on a Saturday? Champions Winter Bowling bowls every Saturday through May from 12:30-2p at Spevock's Nautical Lanes in Avon Lake. $10 includes bowling, shoes, bowling ball, pizza and soda. Friends and family can bowl for the same low price. No sign up, just show up! For more information, please email

Parent Mentor Facebook Page

Have you found us on Facebook yet? We share a lot of resources there! Be sure to find us and like our page! Parent Mentor Facebook Page

Paula Drummer, Parent Mentor

Lorain County: Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington

Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties: Bellevue, Norwalk and Monroeville

440 324-5777 Ext. 1166

440 324-7355 Fax

Important Dates to Remember

December 9th- Winter Concert grades 2 and 3 @ EHS PAC

December 10- Northwood Campus Movie at EHS PAC

December 23- Winning Classes receive ice cream treat for positive behavior

December 24- Winter Break begins

January 3rd - School resumes

Second Harvest Food Pantry @ Ely Stadium 3:30-5:30

Food pantry dates:

12/6/, 1/3/, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2/ 6/6 & 7/11