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Mission Statement

Northwood Elementary School will provide higher-level learning opportunities for all students to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and diverse environment.


I sent this our last week. If you completed it already, THANK YOU. If you did not complete it yet you still have time.

In an effort to improve system practices, Royal Oak Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Please complete a survey for each one of the schools that your children attend before March 31, 2015.

Thank you.

March is Reading Month

Keep reading at home!

March is Reading Month! Arrrrgh! Open a book and find a treasure! The media center has turned into a Pirate's Cove, and our "bookaneers" will celebrate reading all month long. Please look through reading information that comes home with students. The class with the most minutes will display the reading trophy for their grade level. "Yo ho, yo ho, reading is right for me!"

Kick Off Assembly Enjoyed by all!

The students were treated to a storyteller assembly on Friday morning. The students enjoyed an interactive experience to help promote reading! Judy Sima is an award winning Michigan storyteller, author, and teaching artist and the students enjoyed her presentation.

Green Bagel Sale

Order forms were sent home this week. The forms are due back no later than MARCH 12 at 8:30 AM. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Sebastian ( or Mrs. Garlak (

Thank you.

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next week will be: Bathrooms

*Go, flush, and wash your hands.

*Return to class quickly.

*Respect the privacy of others.

*Keep the bathrooms clean.

*Use only what you need (soap, toilet paper, etc.)

*Voice level 2.

*Wait your turn.

*Wash your hands with soap and water.

*Use walking feet.

*Report problems to a teacher.

Please review with your children. Thank you.

Science Olympiad

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make this event a huge success. It was a pleasure to watch students engage in science activities with other students and enjoy a night of fun and learning. Thanks to all who planned, attended and volunteered.

Head Lice


Please notify the school if your child has head lice. This assists us with lice checks and monitoring.

Please continue to check for head lice. If you need assistance or have a question contact Donna Judd or Angela Ashburn.

If your child has head lice it is helpful if you contact anyone who had direct contact so they can check their child.

Thank you for your assistance.

Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is not a school sponsored activity but it is supported by the PTA and donates to our PTA! Any questions should be directed to Young Rembrandts.


Complete online registration for Friday’s Cartoon session by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

Complete online registration for Wednesday’s Cartoon session by MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

All successfully completed online registrations will receive confirmation via email

Please note—all personal absences will be forfeited.

Encourage the love of art and develop cartoon skills in a Young Rembrandts class. Our Cartoon students will learn to draw exaggerated facial features as they ex-plore the humorous sides of kids and parents. They will also learn to incorporate sound effects into art. Personi-fying ordinary animals and transforming them into car-toon characters along with telling jokes on paper will be the focus of many of our lessons.

Enroll online today!

Classes held: Wednesdays or Fridays

at Northwood

YR Cartoon:

Fri. 3/13-4/24 3:35-4:35pm 5 weeks $60.00

No class: Apr. 3, 10

Wed. 4/15-6/3 8:15-9:20am 6 weeks $71.00

No class: May 6, 27


We provide all classroom supplies and a well-qualified instructor. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to or from class.


Call Young Rembrandts Ph. 248 240-5729

Dress for the Weather

Please make sure students are dressed for the cold temperatures. We will go out when the temperatures are approximately 15 degrees (with wind chill). As it warms up students often need their boots for the muddy areas.

Thank you!

Dates to Remember


3/9 PTA Meeting in Media Center @ 7 PM

3/10 4th Graders Participate in Disability Awareness

3/10 Safety Patrol Rec. Night; must have permission slip prior to event; contact with any questions

3/11 Late Start

3/11 PTA Battle of the Books @ 6:30 PM; Doors open at 6:45; North Entrance

3/17 Green Bagels delivered (if ordered by deadline)

3/20 PTA Daddy Daughter Dance; Cafe @ 7 PM; RSVP required; Doors open at 7:00; North Entrance

3/23 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 4th Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM; Doors open at 6:45; North Entrance

3/25 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/25 Late Start

3/26 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/26 Northwood Open House @ 6:30 PM

3/27 End of 3rd Marking Period

3/26 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/30 PTA Book Fair 3-6 PM; Media Center

3/31 Gemini Assembly for Students

3/31 PTA Book Fair 1- 8:30 PM; Media Center

3/31 PTA Poetry Jam 6:30-8 PM


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



I appreciate every person following the rules!

Please remember to be patient and follow the rules on the main roads. Police will continue to monitor and ticket.


Please communicate with teachers if you have any positive notes, concerns or questions. Email is a great way to communicate. All staff email addresses are on the building website!

Click on the link below and then click on the envelope next to the staff member you would like to email.

Thank you!