March 10, 2023

Building Excellence Successfully Together

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March 12 - Daylight Saving Time (Clocks Ahead One Hour)

March 13 - Professional Development Day (No School)

March 14 - Teacher Workday (No School)

March 16 - Boosterthon Kickoff

March 17 - All Pro Dads

March 23 - FCS Board Meeting

March 24 - Fun Run

March 28 - Spring Pictures

April 3-7 - Spring Break

April 14 - STEM Day

April 18 - Northwood Kindergarten Round-Up

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Yes, I Can Awards

We had a wonderful time celebrating Exceptional Children's Week this week. We got to celebrate the different ways each of us are unique, and show all of our unique talents. We ended the week with the Yes, I Can nominations. This is a time where we celebrate all of our students who have made immense progress in academics as well as other areas of their school experience. At the end of the celebration, our school nominates one participant who exemplified the Yes I Can attitude to be recognized at the County Level. The Yes I Can award winner of the 2022-2023 school year is Fabrice Mezias.

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Boosterthon is Back!

We are excited to kick off our Northwood Elementary School Fun Run this Thursday, March 16th. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for school-wide enhancements and to strengthen our school community.

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family. REGISTRATION IS OPEN on MYBOOSTER.COM.

Key Dates and Time:

Fun Run Kick Off: Thursday, March 16th

Event Day: Friday, March 24th (rain date March 27th).

  • 9:50- 11:05 am - Kindergarten and 1st
  • 11:25- 12:40 pm - 2nd and 3rd
  • 12:45 - 2:00 pm - 4th and 5th

Parents are welcome to attend the Fun Run. We are grateful for our Northwood Elementary School family! Thank you for your support this year.

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February PBIS Celebration

For the month of February, we let the students have the power when it came to our PBIS reward! Each grade level’s celebration looked a little different. Some chose extra free time while others chose board games and bingo. The three kindergarteners pictured above showed off their amazing artistic abilities. We are so proud of all our Explorers who earned the celebration this month. We love celebrating good behavior! Ask your Explorer what their grade level did for PBIS reward on Friday.

A special PBIS shout out goes to our Explorers who earned 20 gold slips or more! This is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, and we celebrated them with extra PE in the gym! Set a goal with your explorer to try to earn 20 gold slips next month.

Northwood Monthly Awards - February

Awards are one of the many wonderful ways we have to recognize and celebrate our Explorers at Northwood. Here is a link to this month's award recipients. Congratulations!

Awards February 23.docx

Congratulations to our February Positive Office Referral Recipients

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FCS Summer Learning Information

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Get Ready for Georgia Milestones

What can I do to help my child prepare?

  • Be certain your child gets plenty of sleep and has a healthy breakfast.

  • Be certain your student is at school on time, so they are not worried about being late.

  • Remind students that cell phones and smart watches will be collected and stored in the secure testing room during test administration times. It’s best for students to leave them at home if possible.

  • Please have students bring their fully charged device every day.

  • Get information and practice using this link: Georgia Milestones Resources (

  • Experience the online testing session using this link:

What happens if my child is absent?

  • There will be rolling make-ups throughout the testing window. Please do not send your child in if they are sick.

Can visitors be in the building?

  • During GMAS testing, we will not be allowing visitors in the building before 11:30 am, and there will also be no lunch visitors these days.

FCS Annual Parent Perception Survey

Northwood Families – your opinion matters. Today, March 10th, is the last day to take the Fulton County Schools' Annual Parent Perception Survey. The survey is anonymous and confidential and should take about 15 minutes to complete. Please complete one survey per school where you have one or more students enrolled. Additionally, students in grades 4-12 will take the Annual Student Perception Survey between February 13th and 24th, during the school day.

Parents Needed: School Governance Council 2023 Elections

Parents, we would love to partner with you on ways to improve our school. Northwood is seeking two parents to fill upcoming vacancies for the School Governance Council. Please see the details below for more information; and to declare your candidacy.

What is a School Governance Council?

The purpose of a School Governance Council (SGC) is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role through monitoring and implementation of the strategic plan.

What is the commitment?

All School Governance Council members serve two-year terms. Time commitment varies from school-to-school, but expect 4-5 hours per month which includes meetings, trainings, and school and community events.

When are the 2023 elections?

Candidate Declaration: February 1 - March 24

Elections will be held from April 12 -19

Where to declare candidacy?

Visit the SGC website and click on Elections for a candidate guide and/or declaration.

Northwood's Kindergarten Round-Up

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FCS Kindergarten and New Student Registration

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Parents, please encourage your students to check regularly for lost items in the Lost and Found. Please mark all student belongings clearly with the child’s name so that it can be identified. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities after the last school day of every month. March’s date is Thursday, March 30th.

Cafeteria News

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Have you bought a yearbook yet? The cost is $43. Click here to order:

If you have any questions, please email

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