Northwood News August 22

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Welcome to Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

We made it through our first full week of school last week. Everyone was tired by Friday from a full five days of learning, but it was a good tired! It really feels like we are in the swing of things now!

Last week our students began the first round of MAP testing (Measure of Academic Growth) all of our students take these nationally normed online assessments in order to help track growth and guide instruction. Students in K-5 will take a reading and math test three times a year and grades 3-5 will also take a science test. There is nothing students need to do to prepare for the test. The results will be shared with you during parent teacher conferences in September.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

GT Program Parent Awareness Meeting

Have you ever thought your child would benefit from the Gifted and Talented program? If so, please mark your calendar for the GT Program Parent Awareness Meeting on Thursday, August 25th from 7:30-8:00AM in the school library to learn more. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would still like information, please email Amy-Lynn Gonzales, our GT teacher, at, and she will provide you with information. August 31st is the deadline for all GT referrals in grades 1, 3, 4, and 5. Click THIS link for a flyer with more information.

Upcoming Events

PTA General Meeting: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022 at 6:00pm for our first general PTA meeting of the year. ALL are welcome! We will meet in the cafeteria for a short meeting to discuss some of the news and events planned for the year and then all families are invited to come out to the gym for a night of Fun Family Fitness. We hope you can join us!

We would love for you to join our PTA and show your support for our school. The website is not functioning at this time, but you can still join. Send a cash or check for $7.00 for each membership. We encourage parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors to join!

Upcoming Dates:
August 30 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 for Staff Development

September 5 - School Holiday - Labor Day
September 7 - PTA General Meeting and Fun Family Fitness - 6:00 pm - Cafeteria

September 9 - Grandparents Day Lunch
September 14 & 15 - Early Dismissal at 12:30pm for Conferences
September 16- Individual Picture Day

Visitors on Campus

All visitors to campus will be required to present an ID and receive a visitors badge through the Raptor system in order to come into the building during the school day. We understand that this may not be convenient, but it is necessary in order to ensure safety.