Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence
Week of 3.27.16 & 4.10.16
NO LATE START 3/30; LATE STARTS RETURN 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
March is Reading Month
Our March is Reading Month theme for this year is, “A Minion Reasons to Read”. Keep following the information on the March is Reading Month Calendar. The kids are enjoying all of the Minion fun!
*We encourage students to take home items from their lockers over break. It is a great time to pack up the winter gear and any "old" lunch items.
*Thank you for shopping at the Book Fair. The PTA did a nice job getting it set up and running it.
*Thanks to all the dads and daughters that attended the dance. It was a success judging the faces of the students and dads.
Please focus on "Arrival/Departure" during the month of March. Please REVIEW with your student(s). Click on the button above for details to review with your child(ren). Thank you.
Please focus on "Hallways" during the month of April. Please REVIEW with your student(s). Click on the button above for details to review with your child(ren). Thank you.
Congratulations to Our Northwood Reflections Winners for the 15-16 School Year
Jacob Podmokly grade K Photo
Luscia Kuban grade 4 2D
Maddox Podmokly grade 3 Photo
Olivia Lupone grade 3 photo
Reagan Millard grade 5 3D
Zoey Worcester grade 2 2D
Aidan Wilson grade 1 video
Delaney Dalziel grade 4 2D
Simon Beljak grade 2 2D
5th Grade Parents ONLY - Reminders
Invitation: Mr. Noonan is inviting 5th grade parents to attend the ROMS Incoming 6th Grade Orientation/Open House on March 30 from 6-8pm. Contact ROMS with any questions.
Mr. Noonan has shared the following information to help with planning and transition to ROMS:
ROMS Before & After school programs (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RhL7LDmNF6i1u_UoT49uG80TdKP6G_kah0iE3u7F5LY/edit#slide=id.p4) on the right-hand side of the ROMS home page.
The Northwood Notes are sent every two weeks.
I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.
MARCH IS READING MONTH COMES TO AN END.
3/29 Kaiser Fun Day Pics Morning Only; Envelopes were sent home
3/30 NO LATE START TODAY
3/31 End of 3rd Quarter
3/31 Northwood Open House 6:30-8:00; Doors Open at 6:30-8:00; Enter at Main
4/1 NO SCHOOL/Records Day
4/2 - 4/10 SPRING BREAK THIS WEEK! No School
4/11 Volunteer Recognition @ 5:45 in Cafe; RSVP Event
4/11 PTA Meeting 7 PM in Cafe
4/15 Make sure you get your 5th Grade Scheduling Forms Turned in to the Teacher
Check www.neropta.com for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities. Not all events and details are listed in this section.
FIND INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR PTA EVENTS VISIT THE PTA SITE!
Students will be taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (MSTEP) this spring. The M-STEP will include summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of a college entrance exam, work skills assessment, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
3rd graders test window is April 25 - May 13
4th graders test window is May 9 - May 26
5th graders test window is April 11 - April 29
Whenever possible, please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day within your child's testing window.
Last week, MDE made available two new training videos explaining how to navigate the ELA and mathematics computer adaptive tests (CAT) on the M-STEP website. If you haven’t had a chance to view these videos, here are the direct links to the videos:
Target has a wonderful program that donates money to the school of your choice (choose Northwood). Click on the button above and sign up if you would like to support us every time you shop at no extra cost to you. The program is ending May 14, 2016.
The link includes behaviors that should be reviewed with students/practiced at events that extend beyond the school day. Appropriate behavior is for the safety of all participants. Supervision at events is the responsibility of parents.
VOLUNTEERS - This form will be coming home (or contact Kim Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers: Thank you for your TEAMWORK!
Go Team Northwood!
Please fill out the form, regardless if you CAN or CANNOT attend:
Volunteer’s full name (PRINT) ________________________________ Phone#_______________
YES ____ I am a volunteer and will be attending.
NO ____ I am a volunteer but I am unable to attend.
PRINT full name of your oldest student at Northwood: Child_____________________ Teacher_______________Will you require child care? YES ___ NO ___ Return this to your child’s teacher no later than Thursday, March 31 2016