Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Our community is a community of superstars! Here are some updates as we work to bring out the best in our students and help everyone reach for the stars!
Important Upcoming Dates
- Monday, February 21st: All BCPS schools are closed for Presidents Day
- Tuesday, February 22nd: February Coffee & Conversation (11:30am – 12:30pm)
- Wednesday, February 23rd: Special Area Night (Virtual Event, 6:30 - 8pm)
School hours = 8:20am arrival / 8:35am late bell / 3:20pm dismissal (no drop-off prior to 8:20am as there is no supervision outside before then)
PK Schedule: AM session (8:35am - 11:05am); PM session (12:50pm - 3:20pm)
- 12/02/21: Where to check for school closures & early dismissals
- 10/21/21: Updating emergency contacts & student pickup manually
- 10/08/21: Absentee note template & explanation of excused absence, late arrival, & early dismissal policies (click here for a NEW YouTube video)
Report Cards Video Guide
February Coffee & Conversation
Our next Coffee & Conversation parent information session will be on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 from 11:30am - 12. Mr. Castro will join our new School to Community Facilitator, Mr. Jeremiah, in explaining how their roles work together with a new designation for Norwood that can bring more supports to our students and families. Please remember that for now, our Coffee & Conversation sessions remain virtual meetings. You can join using your student's BCPS credentials via Google Meet with the meeting code: norwoodfamilies
Local Feb/Mar COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Dundalk
When: Wednesday Feb 23rd & Wednesday March 16th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: Berkshire Elementary School (7431 Poplar Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)
Reservation Link: https://www.marylandvax.org/appointment/en/reg/9196309129
Norwood Special Area Night 2022!
Don't forget to join us for a fun filled evening with the Norwood Special Area team. This will be a virtual event only. Come make a special project with Mr. Fig and Ms. Arlotta. Join Mrs. Baublitz in her google meet to hear about the scholastic book fair. Be ready to have some fun while jumping rope with Mr. Ketterer. Then be prepared to get moving, tapping and singing with Mrs. Long in her google meet. We look forward to everyone joining us in our google meet sessions on Wednesday, February 23rd for an evening of fun.
BCPS Stakeholder Climate Survey
February Southeast Area Education Advisory Council Meeting
Hawthorne Elementary School
125 Kingston Rd
Baltimore, MD 21220
February ELA unit overviews for families
Here are the unit overviews for February in reading/writing by grade level. The first newsletter of the month will focus on Math while the second newsletter of the month will cover reading & writing through English Language Arts (ELA). These unit overviews are useful tools for the family to look over together and help manage expectations for your child prior to starting a new unit. yrotsih
FREE Online Tutoring for K-12 Students
CCBC Family Literacy ESOL Program for Spring 2022
In October we had shared information for the Winter 2022 term, and now this is for the upcoming Spring 2022 term. The Family Literacy ESOL Program for non-native English-speaking parents is designed to help them learn English language skills for life, work, and to help with their child’s education. The parent must have a child 0–16 years old living in the home and enrolled in a Baltimore County Public School, the Judy Center of Baltimore County or Baltimore County Head Start program.
Parents in our area interested in enrolling for this FREE course need to register in-person at one of five locations around Baltimore County. The closest registration locations, as noted in the flyer below, are the North Point Library Community Room in Dundalk or a classroom within Hawthorne Elementary School in Middle River. Classes will be held twice a week with time slots available in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Please click below for more information via the program flyer.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information on this newsletter, please contact David Castro (Norwood School to Community Coordinator) at email@example.com, or by calling his direct line at 443-809-1505.