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!
THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
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!
6th Grade News
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!
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
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:
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
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:
- Tiffany Moore at 815-206-4650 (confidential voicemail) or email email@example.com-
- Adriana Ortiz at 815-206-4602 (confidential voicemail) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!
Together we can make a difference!
OLSON FUN FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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 email@example.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.
PEER TUTORING INFORMATION
WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!
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.
PEER TUTORING FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE NOON AND ONLY STUDENTS WITH PASSES FROM MRS. BUTLER MAY ATTEND TUTORING.
Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHWOOD CLUBS & ACTIVITIES!
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, email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITING CLUB IS CANCELLED 2/12/2020
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 email@example.com.
We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!
Girls Who Code
GIRLS WHO CODE WILL BE CANCELLED 2/12/2020
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 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!
PAPA MURPHY'S FUNDRAISER FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 13 - 20TH!!
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.
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.
ATHLETIC FEES FOR ALL SPORTS
What's Happening, Warhawks!
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
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences; President's Day
Normal Bell Schedule
6th grade has lunch 4th period
7th grade has lunch 5th period
8th grade has lunch 6th period
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LATE START SCHEDULE
School starts 1 hour late.
PLEASE NOTE: The doors open at 8:30pm for students to arrive to school.
What's Cooking, Warhawks?
NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE