Northwood News October 17-21

Be Smart. Be Kind. Be United. Be a Unicorn.

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

It's good to back! For those of you who may not know, I have been out for a little over a week. I want to thank Dr. Mary Longloy, who is a retired North East ISD principal for filling in for me during my absence. She and Mrs. Lee took great care of you all, I know. It is wonderful to see all of your children and their smiling faces today!

As we draw closer to the end of October I want to be sure to draw your attention to two important and fun events coming up next week. Red Ribbon week takes place each year at the end of October with the miss of helping to keep kids drug-free. This year's theme is "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free." We will have special dress up days each day to go with the theme. See below in the upcoming events section for the details.

Also next week is our Literary Pumpkin Display in the library. This is one of our favorite events. See below for more information.

Please be sure to read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out about everything that is going on at Northwood and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

Upcoming Events

Reflections Art Program: Calling all artists! The Northwood PTA is now accepting entries for this year's Reflections program. Reflections is an art program that aims to foster creativity and interest in the arts. We invite all students to express their creative interpretation of this year's theme "Show Your Voice" through the categories of visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and/or film production. You can find the rules for each category and the entry form here. Entries are due to your teacher no later than Friday, October 28th. For more information contact Kaela Momtselidze at

5th Grade Art: Attention 5th grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. We’ll be doing our first art lesson for the year on Wednesday, August 31st. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email Amanda Bennett at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with! Mrs. Hildebrand's class will be from 9:00-10:00 and Mrs. Lussier’s class from 10:15-11:15.

Greenback Night: Save the date! Join us on Thursday November 3rd from 5:30-7:00 at our Northwood Family Math Game Night + Greenback! You don't want to miss all the family fun + the chance to win one of our many awesome raffle prizes! Visit teacher classrooms and complete your math game board to earn an entry into the raffle. Additional entry for every $20 donation to GREENBACK. All money raised will go towards our new campus spirit mural and additional campus improvement projects! We need your help to reach our $4,000 goal!

Questions? Contact Lauren Ahrens 210-286-2629 or

Click THIS link for the flyer with all of the information!

Unicorn Watch: Watch Dogs is now Unicorn Watch! If you would like to volunteer please use the following link: Unicorn Watch Sign Up . You will also need to order a Unicorn Watch shirt which can be purchased using this link: Unicorn Watch Shirts . If you would like to volunteer, please make sure that your DPS clearance is current. You can do that here: DPS Clearance There will be no orientation meeting this year. If you have any question please email them to

Join PTA: When you join the PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and builds a partnership between our families and our school. PTA organizes teacher appreciation, provides classroom grants, supports student enrichment programs, and so much more. We believe that together we can help our children be successful. Go to and sign up online or submit cash or check to the front office. Payment envelopes are available. The membership fee is $7.00 per person and there is an additional $1.50 transaction fee for joining online. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! If you have not already joined, please join today.

Upcoming Dates:

October 19 - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday (24th): Show your commitment to staying drug free! - Wear Red
  • Tuesday (25th): Use your head, don't use drugs! - Wear a silly hat or hair style
  • Wednesday (26th): Turn your back on drugs! - Wear your clothes backwards
  • Thursday (27th): Follow your dreams, not drugs! - Wear you pajamas
  • Friday (28th): Drugs are a trick, not a treat !- Wear a Halloween or Fall themed shirt

October 24-31 Literary Pumpkin Contest

October 25 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

October 26 - PTA Officer/Board Meeting @ 1:45

October 27 - Preschool Story Time @ 10:30

October 28 - Individual Picture Retakes

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.