Northwood News August 29

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Dear Northwood Community,

This week we will have our first early dismissal day for staff professional learning. School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 30. Busses will be running and KIN after school care will begin at 12:30 pm. We will have early dismissal on the last Tuesday of each month, so please mark you calendar and make appropriate arrangements.

The dates are: Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 24 & 25. In addition there will be early dismissal on Sept. 14 & 15 and Jan. 11 & 12 for parent/teacher conferences.

As our 5th grade parents already know, our enrollment in 5th grade this year is not as high as was originally projected. It has been determined that it is necessary to consolidate our three 5th grade classes into two classes. Mrs. Goldsmith has been reassigned to teach at another North East ISD Elementary School. All of the students in Mrs. Goldsmith’s class have been assigned to either Mrs. Hildebrand’s or Ms. Lussier’s class. We love Mrs. Goldsmith and are sorry to see her leave Northwood, but know that she positively impact the lives of many students at El Dorado Elementary. We hope to have her rejoin the Northwood staff again soon!

This Thursday, September 1, we will have college shirt day! This will be the first of our monthly college shirt days, on the first Thursday of the month. We would love for you all to join in with showing us your favorite college or colleges.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

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Upcoming Events

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 9:00-10:00and Mrs. Lussier’s class from 10:15-11:15.

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!

Grandparents' Day: Please invite your grandparents to join you for lunch on Friday, September 9th! A flier with more information will be sent out this week or you can use the following link to complete the Google form: Grandparents Day RSVP Reservations (not the money) are due Wednesday, September 7th. On the day of the event please allow extra time as every person must receive a visitors badge through the Raptor System. A valid Picture ID is required. We are looking forward to meeting all our Northwood grandparents!

Upcoming Dates:

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

August 31 - CIC Meeting

September 1 - College Shirt Day

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

September 9 - Grandparents Day Lunch

September 9 - Wear Red, White and Blue for Patriots Day

September 14th - Order Up Spirit Night
September 14 & 15 - Early Dismissal at 12:30pm for Conferences

September 15 - International Dot Day - wear polka dots
September 16- Individual Picture Day

September 26 - Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 27 - Boosterthon Kick-Off

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.