Bulldog Blast

November 10, 2020


Are you longing for more opportunities to engage meaningfully with Northwood's parent

community during this remote climate? Then do not miss the opportunity to connect with one another on Thursday, November 19th for our next Parent Virtual Cafe.

There will be three different times in the morning, afternoon, and evening to choose from; all

grades are welcome in every session. Another perk of joining? You have the chance to win an activity kit! See the flier below for more details.

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Tutoring Services

Our friends at Cenacle Education Solutions are offering a complimentary hour of tutoring if you reach out for a consultation before Thanksgiving. See the flier below for more information.
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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.

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!

*Bulldog Spotlight* Giving Thanks

While this year's season of giving may look different than we are used to, we want to highlight how gratitude comes in many different shapes and sizes. This month, set an intention to ask your child: what do you feel thankful for right now?

Their might surprise you! Is it the fact that they have had more quality family time over these past long months? Or maybe they are proud of an accomplishment they made in school this year? Send their answer and a photo of their smiling face (feel free to get creative here to incorporate the theme of gratitude) to Mrs. Smith at jsmith@northwoodcs.org.

The most stand-out submissions will be featured in the Bulldog Blast sent out during the last week of November.

Chromebook Pickup

Devices are available for pickup on Monday through Friday at the front office from 9am-2pm.

*Please note*: This is only for students who have not yet received a school-issued Chromebook or if your school-issued Chromebook is not working. If your child has received an iPad from us, exchanges must be made in order to receive your Chromebook. If you are planning to swap a device, you must also bring the charger in order to do the exchange.

Tracking COVID-19 in Pennsylvania / Philadelphia

Click on each of the charts below to go to the data tracking pages compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab.

Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

The U.S. Department of Education just released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide. Through this guide, you will get a better understanding of how digital tools work to enhance your child's learning experience. The guide will also teach you how to:
  • provide tailored learning opportunities for your child
  • engage your child with course materials
  • encourage creative expression
  • enrich the educational experience

CLICK HERE to download the complete Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

Reminder: Free Meals Pickup

We are now giving out frozen meals that last up to a month in the freezer, so extra meals can be stocked and saved for the weekends or a much later date! We hope families continue to take advantage of this cost saving and nutritional convenience. Pickup for multiple meals takes place at our cafeteria (Adams Ave. entrance) during the following days/times:

Mondays and Thursdays

10am to 12pm and

1pm to 4pm

WIFI Issues Submission

If you do not have reliable high speed internet, or are experiencing connectivity issues, please feel out this form.

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.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Wednesday, November 11 - School Closed for Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 18 - Board Meeting

Thursday, November 19 - Parent Workshops

Monday, November 23 - Family Bingo Night (more information to come)

Wednesday, November 25 - Asynchronous Half Day of School / Thanksgiving Eve

Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 - School Closed / Thanksgiving Holiday