Northwoods News

A Message from Principal Nixon--April 18, 2022

Northwoods Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful break! With spring break now behind us, we are beginning our final push through the last 8 weeks of the 2021-22 school year.

As a reminder, our DanceFit Fundraiser begins tomorrow (see information below). I will be sending out periodic email and phone messages during the fundraiser to help build excitement and encourage student participation. With that in mind, I'm excited to announce our first student challenge: If 50% or more of our students log in to by Friday, a few lucky students will get to slime me and Mr. Lamb! I don't want anyone to miss that opportunity, so please make sure to have your child log in by Friday.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, April 18th - 23rd--Data Manager Appreciation Week
  • Tuesday, April 19th--DanceFit Fundraiser Kick off
  • Wednesday, April 20th--Spring Picture Day
  • Monday, April 25th - Friday, April 29th--Admin Assistant Appreciation Week
  • Thursday, April 28th--DanceFit Event
  • Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th--Teacher Appreciation Week


Joe Nixon, Principal

School Information

Panorama Family Survey:

Wake County Public Schools is administering a district-wide Family Survey through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement.

Helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in the survey linked below.

Rising Kindergarten Orientation:

Have a rising kindergarten student? Join us for a VIRTUAL Kindergarten Orientation event on Monday, Monday, April 25th from 5:30-6:30 PM. The meeting link is embedded in the flyer below.

Attention 5th Grade Families:

The PTA is collecting baby pictures for each child currently enrolled in 5th grade. The pictures will be used to create a video montage as part of the end-of-year "Moving Up" celebration. For more information and directions to submit your picture, please see the flyer linked below.

Rising 6th Grade Tours at West Cary:

Families whose rising 6th-grade students will attend West Cary Middle may begin signing up for school tours. Please use this link to sign up.

Non-Returning Family Survey:

Parents of current Kindergarten - 4th-grade students who are not returning to Northwoods for the 2022-23 school year are asked to complete this survey so that we may begin planning for future staffing needs. Families of rising 6th graders DO NOT need to complete the survey unless their child is transferring out of district or state.

Field Day:

Mark your calendars! Field Day is scheduled for May 13th with a tentative rain date of May 16th. Both dates have been added to our community calendar. More information, including our field day schedule, will be shared in the coming weeks.

Field Day Volunteers:

Mrs. Forsberg is in need of volunteers to help run games during field day. If you would like to volunteer, please sign-up for one or more slots on this sign-up. As a reminder, all volunteers must first complete the WCPSS Volunteer Registration application.

End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments:

All 3rd-5th grade students (including students participating in Virtual Academy) are REQUIRED to take their End-of-Grade Assessments this year. All assessments will be administered in person between May 27th and June 10th. More information, including grade-specific administration dates, will be shared in the coming weeks. Until then, please notify your child's teacher if you are planning to travel and may miss the EOGs so that we can make alternative arrangements for your child.

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DanceFit Fundraiser:

Our 2nd annual Northwoods Elementary DanceFit fundraiser starts tomorrow!! Our goal is to raise $15,000 for media center updates & PTA programs and to strengthen our school community. We’ve asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it more profitable, fun, and easy for everyone!

Here’s What ALL Students Can Get Excited About:

• Fun, engaging character development lessons

• A high-energy event to give our school a much-needed boost of fun!

If your family feels its not in the position to financially support the school, thats ok. Families can actually support our school by also SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and family online. Sharing IS supporting.

Key Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, April 5th--Registration/Donating Opens (Register on MYBOOSTER.COM)

Tuesday, April 19th--Fundraiser Kick-Off

Thursday, April 28th--Event Day

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PTA Information

Recess in the Garden:

Recess in the Garden has brought dozens of students from all grades into the garden to grow food and flowers. Help keep the momentum growing by donating an hour of your time over the next eight weeks. Pick a slot today at

Earth Month:

April is Earth Month, and you can celebrate with your Northwoods family at a special Garden Workday on Sunday, April 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Sign up today!

Volunteers Needed:

Parents--we are in need of volunteers to serve on our PTA board. As many of you know, the PTA performs a critical role in helping our school each year. If you are interested in serving on the PTA, please the information and opportunities below.

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