Bulldog Blast

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

This week & Looking ahead:

Please continue to keep your child home if he or she is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Please email CovidResponseTeam@northwoodcs.org with any updates such as positive test results or vaccination status.


- Be advised that virtual learning is only available for COVID-related illness and quarantine. You will be given directives from the Northwood Covid Response Team if quarantine and virtual learning are necessary. Students are not eligible for virtual learning under any other circumstances - i.e, illness that is not Covid-related, family travel, etc. Our usual attendance policies will remain in place for these circumstances.


- Letter Days:

  • Wednesday, 1/26 - Noon Dismissal - no letter day
  • Thursday, 1/27 - D schedule
  • Friday, 1/28 - A schedule

Parent Corner:

Gloves and Winter Coat Collection:

We are continuing to collect clean, gently-used gloves and winter coats of all sizes for students in need. If you have gloves and winter coats you would like to donate, please send them in with your child.

COMMUNITY CORNER

COOKING AT HOME WITH EAT RIGHT PHILLY

Their Chicken and Broccoli with Peanut Sauce is a delicious Asian-inspired recipe. Cook at home with 'Eat Right Philly' on January 26th from 5:30-6:45 pm to learn about healthy serving sizes and share your favorite ways to stay active.


>> VISIT HERE for Zoom Information, a list of ingredients to gather before the cooking night, and vegetarian options <<


One participating family will win a free Eat Right Philly Family Cooking Basket with kitchen tools and utensils, a Good and Cheap cookbook, and more!


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Eat Right Philly provides Philadelphia schools with programs and resources to help students and their families make healthy choices within a limited budget. Together we can make your home and community a place where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

Virtual Yoga with Jenna: Winter Session Free!

Join TTF Watershed Partnership in Tacony Creek Park!

January (enero) 30, Sundays | Domingos, 10:00 am - 10:45 am


Join our yoga sessions online via Zoom through March due to the winter weather. Hatha yoga emphasizes physical health and relaxation of your mind. We’ll focus on posture alignment, strengthening, and flexibility. All levels welcome & yoga mats are recommended!


Register here | Regístrese aquí

More info here | Más info aquí

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Items To Keep In Your Car Kit During The Winter

Your winter emergency kit should include basic survival supplies, safety items, car maintenance tools, and winter clothing. These items will help you stay comfortable and hydrated if you ever get stuck on the side of the road or have to wait out a storm. Gather up your supplies, pack them into a storage bin or large backpack, and place your roadside emergency kit inside your car before venturing out into the cold weather.


Flashlight

A bright flashlight can provide much-needed light to either work on getting back on the road or signal to others for help. It’s smart to keep extra batteries in your emergency survival kit.


Snow shovel

If snow starts piling up around your car on the side of the road, you’ll need a shovel to help you clear a path or uncover your car.


First aid kit

A basic first aid kit can come in handy in the event of minor scrapes or pains, but even more so if you’re stranded.


Ice scraper

During a deep freeze or emergency situation, you don’t want to waste time — or your car’s battery — waiting to defrost a thick sheet of ice on your windshield.


Water

Dehydration is a serious threat when you’re stranded. Keep a jug of water in your car for emergencies. Replace the water every few months since it may go through extreme temperature changes inside your car.


Blanket

Pack a large, thick blanket away in your car to keep you warm in winter weather or to use as padding in case you need to work on your car.


Reflective triangles

Breaking down on the side of the road can put you at risk for passing drivers, especially in low visibility conditions. Put out reflective triangles to make your car more visible and protect from any hazards.


Non-perishable snacks

Granola bars, nuts, crackers, dried fruit, etc. are a few examples of snacks you can keep on hand in case you get stranded.

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BULLDOG POTLIGHT: MIA ROSE TORRES

Looking back on warmer days...

This week's Bulldog Spotlight is 1st grader Mia Rose Torres! Mia loves posing with the NACS bulldog outside of the school.


We love showcasing our smiling bulldogs doing something fun in or out of school. Please share any photos you would like shared in our next edition by emailing curbano@northwoodcs.org. Thank you!

Covid-19 Corner:

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Winter/Inclement Weather

Check out our *NEW* Inclement Weather Information Center on our Northwood school website!


Our goal is to lay out our process and answer some of your most frequently asked questions here, so you can be more informed on the how, what, when, and why of our inclement weather decisions.

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MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT: NORTHWOOD IS HERE TO HELP

If you live in a shelter, motel, or even doubled up with other people due to loss of housing for economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. A full definition of what constitutes homelessness can be found below.


If you believe you may be eligible, contact Lower School Counselor (K-4) Ms. Lozandieu at mlozandieu@northwoodcs.org or Upper School Counselor (5-8) Mr. Whitlatch at awhitlatch@northwoodcs.org to find out what services and supports may be available!


CLICK HERE to watch a video (created by Kevin Lofton) for families in Philadelphia to understand their rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for students experiencing homelessness. Check it out now!


If you or a family member are in need of housing, food, health, and safety services, please check out these resources from Project HOME: Where To Turn Guide.

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Important Dates on the Horizon

Monday, February 14th, Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 16th, Board Meeting

Monday, February 21st, Presidents Day

Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

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