Northwood News September 19-23

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Thank you all for your support last week and adjusting to two early dismissal days in the same week. I hope you all had valuable conversations with your child's teacher. If you have not yet had the opportunity, please make contact so that you can meet with them soon. Our next early dismissal day will be next week on Tuesday, September 27 for teacher professional development. Remember, the last Tuesday of each month is early dismissal.

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization encourages everyone to Go Gold® during September in honor and in memory of kids with cancer! Everyone is invited to wear gold to school on Monday, September 26 to show our support.

Please be sure to read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out what is going on at Northwood this month 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.

Upcoming Events

2nd Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 2nd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, September 23rd is 2nd 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! Mr. Bills’ class will be from 9:15-10:15, Mrs. Ogren’s class will be from 10:30-11:30, and Ms. Petrutsas' class from 1:00-2:00.

Bike Rodeo: Friday, September 30th at 7:45am. Volunteers are needed to help guide the students to the obstacle courses, assist with timing students as they navigate each course, and cheer the students on as they complete each course. Contact Jordan Slaughter at if you’re interested in helping out.

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.

Reflections Art Program -

Calling all artist! The Northwood PTA is now accepting entries for this years Reflections program. Reflections is an art program that aims to foster creativity and interest in the arts. We invite all students to express their creative interpretation of this years theme "Show Your Voice" through the categories of visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and/or film production. You can find the rules for each category and the entry form here. Entries are due to your teacher no later than Friday, October 28th. For more information contact Kaela Momtselidze at

Upcoming Dates:

September 26- Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 27 - Boosterthon Kick-Off

September 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

September 28 - Bike Rodeo Safety Announcement

September 28 - PTA Officers/Board Meeting(Cafe @ 1:45)

September 30 - National Custodial Appreciation Day

September 30 - Bike Rodeo

October 4 - PTA General Meeting - 5th Grade Performs

October 5 - National Walk to School Day

October 7 - Boosterthon Fun Run

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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.