Warhawk Weekly 2/7/2020

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The Northwood staff is looking forward to our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you haven't had a chance to sign up, please use the Meet the Teacher link below or stop by the office and we can help you schedule them. We hope that conferences serve as a time for parents and teachers to work together to support our students and their academic and social-emotional growth. The Northwood staff truly appreciates the support of our parents and we look forward to seeing all of you next week!

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Save the date!

The Follett Book Fair is coming to Northwood in February! Student previewing and shopping will be during school hours from February 10th through February 13th. Family shopping will be during conferences. Please check the upcoming flyer for exact times.

If you would like to purchase a gift card, please visit folletgift.com.

All sales benefit the school. Find out more about Follett Book Fairs online at follettbookfairs.com

Thank you for your support!

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Fee balances were mailed home with report cards!

Did you know you can pay your school fees online? Please click the link below pay your fees online!

Please contact the office to make payment arrangements or with any questions!

6th Grade News

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7th Grade

The Road to the Revolution began this week in Mr. Laidig's history classes. Please ask your child about the many inquiries they have been discussing in class.

In dual language literacy, students will be starting to read the novel Las cosas perdidas next week.

In the monolingual single period literacy classes, we are wrapping up Collection 4 and will soon be presenting an argumentative speech about space or ocean exploration.

8th Grade Science Fair Information!

8th grade students are in the beginning stages of preparing for the Warhawk Energy Fair schedule for February 13th. Students will choose an energy topic, research it, design an experiment around it, and present their information and findings to their class, other students, and teachers. Please check in with your student regularly on their progress by asking about their topic, what materials they need, their plans for an experiment, what their tri-fold layout looks like, and by practicing their final presentation with you. Students have been given a detailed calendar and guided packet to support them throughout the project. Thank for your support from home.

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.

If you would like to volunteer for this amazing night for our 8th graders or if you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

8th Grade Dedications

The yearbook team is accepting 8th grade dedications for your student. Dedications are limited to 20 words or less and cost $2. Each student is limited to 2 dedications.

Please click the link below to fill out your students dedication, include the $2 and send it to the office by February 19th.

Kindness Closet at NMS

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported the Kindness Closet this year! We are currently looking for items for students to wear to the 8th Grade Dance in May.

We are looking for a few specific things:

  • Feminine Products

  • Fancy dresses, purses, dressy shoes, etc

  • Dress shirts, collared shirts, dress slacks, ties, dress shoes, socks, etc

What do we currently have?

  • Clothing, including some winter gear

  • school supplies

  • dish soap and laundry soap

  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, full size and travel size containers of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, deodorant

  • NEW THIS YEAR: various items from the local food pantry

If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm by appointment. If you have any questions, please call the office or you can contact one of our social workers:

Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!

Together we can make a difference!


Volunteers are needed for two different time slots during Olson's Fun Fair. We are asking volunteers to sign up for a time slot in the link below. The Fun Fair is from 5-8PM on FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 at Olson Elementary School. Volunteers will help manage a game, prize, or food station. Please check in at our volunteer table on March 13, 2020 to receive further information.

If you have any questions please e-mail Olson PTO at olsonpto@gmail.com. We will send out a reminder e-mail as the date gets closer. If you are using a D200 student e-mail, our school secretary will be sending you a reminder e-mail. We cannot send an e-mail to a D200 student account.

Rescue Readers Reading Program

Helping Paws Woodstock, IL Animal Shelter has launched Rescue Readers Reading Program that lets kids age 6 and up become a hero as they read to shy dogs and cats to make them more comfortable around humans. The activity has a dual benefit: It increases the animal’s chances for adoption while improving the participant’s reading skills. All Rescue Readers must attend a training session with their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian also must be present as the child reads to the animals. To register and for details, call Helping Paws at 815-338-4400.


Does your student need help in math or literature? Does he/she struggle in social studies or science? Is homework a daily struggle?


Woodstock North High School is offering PEER TUTORING on Tuesday and Thursdays after school! There is a bus that will bring students to WNHS and there is an activity bus to bring your student home!

UPDATE: In order to get each student properly tutored, there is a limit of 6 students per session allowed to go to North. Students will need to know what they are working on before heading to North. Students MUST take the activity bus to attend Peer Tutoring.


Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

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Northwood's Musical!

Auditions packets for this year's musical, The Lion King Jr., is now available in the office. Auditions are February 11th and 12th after school, with audition times available before school on the 12th for those in girls basketball or wrestling only. Please look over all of the requirements for the show in the packet, and then sign up for an audition slot on the sign up sheet located outside of the office. Crew information will be coming out at a later date. Email Mrs. Braun, sbraun@wcusd200.org, if you have any questions. Break a leg!


Tuesday, February 11th will be a regular Art Club meeting!!

Northwood art club meets in the art room (138 Inspiration Drive) each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.

There is no fee to join art club, although there may be a small fee for individual projects if students sign up for them. Students are welcome to drop in at art club throughout the year as their schedule allows. Students typically have a choice of 3 different activities during each meeting, and students may also have the opportunity to help design and create large-scale projects for the school.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rice at Northwood

(815.338.4900) or by email: vrice@wcusd200.org



Do you like to write?

We meet Wednesdays in the library (100 Kindness Circle) from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Parrent at 815-338-4900 or mparrent@wcusd200.org.

We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!

Girls Who Code


Girls Who Code meets in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. Girls Who Code's mission is to "...close the gender gap in technology" For more information visit www.girlswhocode.com

Girls Who Code will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club will meet on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 several times per month in Room 107, Mrs. Spaldon’s room. Scrapbook Club is a time for students to gather together and make creative pages for keeping memories. There is no fee to join the club. Rides home should be arranged to meet at Door #1 promptly at 4:30.


Cake roll order drop off has been extended to 2/9/2020!! Please bring them in first thing Monday morning!


From Feb 13 - 20th Papa Murphy's will donate a portion of every ONLINE order placed! Please use the code THANKS when ordering online. On February 20th Papa Murphys will donate 15% of the total day sales!

Do you shop Amazon? Did you know if you shop from your laptop or desktop Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to Northwood? Check out the Amazon Smile program to learn more and it is FREE to join.

Check out the Dance Committee table in the main hallway during conferences to see where your time and talents can help out with the 8th grade dance.

If you have any Dance Committee questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

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Track for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys and Girls

Practice starts on March 16th, all 7th and 8th graders must have an up to date physical on file with the nurse or they will not be allowed to practice. Please check with the nurse to see if your athlete has a physical on file that is current. Forms, practice schedule, meet schedule, and information about parent meeting will be available at a later date.


There is a $75 athletic fee that will be added to your child’s account when they officially make the team. This payment or a payment plan needs to be made prior to the first competition. Schedules and detailed information will be given to your child by the coach. Schedules will be posted on the Northwood website (www.northwood.woodstockschools.org).
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What's Happening, Warhawks!


StuCo (7:30am)

Girls Basketball @Parkland

Tutoring after school in the library (3:30pm - 4:30pm)


Tutoring before school in the library (7:30am - 8:15am)

Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code (3:30pm - 4:30pm)


Tutoring after school in the library (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Writing Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Basketball vs. McHenry @home

Wrestling @ Beardsley


Half Day of School; Dismissal at 12:15pm

Parent Teacher Conferences


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Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences; President's Day

What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Attendance Line

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE to report the absence. Please feel free to call in any planned vacation prior to leaving and be advised your student is responsible to get his/her homework ahead of time.


(815) 337-8618

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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