Northwood News Dec. 5-9

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. During this busy time of year please try to take some time for rest, yourself and your family.

On Friday, our students enjoyed an amazing presentation during their specials time from Kinetic Kids. They presented a disabilities awareness day where students were able to rotate through different stations to learn about and experience several different disabilities. Thank to our PTA and Lauren Ahrens for making this event possible.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is our monthly PTA general meeting at 6:00 in the cafeteria. Come for a short meeting and stay for a wonderful holiday performance by our 4th grade students. Our book fair will be open after school until the start of the meeting. Come get some holiday shopping done!

We will be having some special dress days during the month of December. See below so you how what to wear.

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 and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

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Upcoming Events

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

Kinder Volunteer Art: Attention Kindergarten parents or guardians, or anyone who loves making art. Mrs. Bennett will be doing art lessons on Friday, December 9th with the kindergarten classes. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email her at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with! Mr. Straube's class will be from 11:30-12:25, Ms. Knapp’s class from 12:30-1:25, and Ms. Marhofer’s class from 1:30-2:25.

Coats for Kids: We are going into the colder months & want to ensure children in our school community have a coat to keep them warm. Do you have coats that have been outgrown? If so, we would love for you to donate them to our coat drive! We will be collecting new and gently used coats ongoing through the winter months. Please look for the large donation box next to the green Northwood bench by the main entrance during school hours. Please contact our school counselor Johna Adams at 210.407.5400 or if you have a specific need for your child.

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:

December 5-9 - Book Fair

December 6 - PTA General Meeting 6:00 pm

December 7 - Dress like a Candy Cane

December 9 - Grinch Day - Wear Green

December 9, 12, 13 - PTA Gift Wrapping for Staff

December 13- Reindeer Day

December 14- Pajama Day

December 16 - Preschool Story Time @ 10:30

December 16 - Class Holiday Parties

December 19 - January 2 - Winter Holidays

January 3 - Students Return to School

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.