Northwood News Feb. 6 - 10

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Wow! What an interesting week last week was and how things can change overnight. It's hard to believe that we were home two days last week for inclement weather and now it feels like spring! Our district has announced that the make up days for those weather days will be on Feb. 20 and May 30, so please mark your calendars accordingly for these days to be school days.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 is our monthly general PTA meeting. We will be recognizing our students who participated in the Reflections contest and our 3rd grade students will be doing a PE showcase. We hope to see you there to support our students and learn about everything that is happening at Northwood.

This week we celebrate National School Counselor's Week! Please join me in recognizing and thanking Mrs. Adams for the wonderful way she supports all of us, students, staff and parents alike. She works tirelessly to make sure all of our needs are met and that we feel, safe, secure and learn how to all work together. Mrs. Adams is the best!

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

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

News and Upcoming Events

4th Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 4th grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, February 10th is 4th grades’ art lessons. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email Amanda Bennett at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with! Ms. Gates’ class will be from 8:45-9:45, Mrs. Gonzales’ class will be from 9:50-10:50, and Mrs. Hackett’s class from 1:30-2:30.

Connected Classroom

Our District is excited to announce the Connected Classroom, a new Chromebook lending program that enables students in 3rd-12th grades to have a designated Chromebook for usage both at school and at home. Please click on THIS for more information.

Carnival: Northwood's Spring CARNIVAL will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-6pm! There will be lots of fun, food & laughs for April Fool’s Day:) There are many ways to help, please see below & watch for flyers in backpacks over the next few weeks!

*Volunteer your time & join a Committee, please contact Kerry Pape at or 817.690.3251

*Sponsor underwriting for event costs if you own a local business or would like to contribute as a family, please contact Lauren Ahrens at or 210.286.2629.

*Donate an item or service for our Silent Auction, please contact Robbie Shepherd at or 806.438.5827.

A HUGE thank you to our early sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Real Estate Muses & Dryline Partners for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate their generous support!

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:

February 7 - PTA General Meeting/PE Showcase

February 9 - Counselor Appreciation Day

February 10 - Preschool Storytime @ 10:30

February 22 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 21-March 28 - TELPAS Window

February 22 - PTA Officer Board Meeting @ 1:45

February 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 / Staff Development

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.