Northwoods News

A Message from Principal Nixon--Week of February 17, 2020

Dear Northwoods Families,

I hope you had a wonderful Presidents' Day weekend! We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us. Please take a few minutes to read through the information below.

Important News and Information

Election Day--Tuesday, March 3rd

Northwoods Elementary will be serving as a polling site for the upcoming primaries, which will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd. On election day, the cafeteria will be utilized as the voting site on our campus. To accommodate voters, we ask that parents and visitors please refrain from parking in the front parking lot (closest to the office) so that we have enough space for voter parking.

Rest assured that we are taking every precaution to ensure that our students remain safe and separated from voters throughout the day. We have asked for additional election personnel to help monitor the front doors of the school as well as the cafeteria space to ensure that voters enter and exit the building promptly and remain separated from students. We are also modifying how students will purchase breakfast and lunch on election day.

Parents of 5th Graders:

We are collecting baby photos and a current photos of your children for the Moving Up ceremony in June. All photos will be compiled into a presentation that will be shared during the event. Please fill out the 5th Grade THEN and NOW form to indicate whether you would like to participate.

March 9th Teacher Workday:

This is a friendly reminder that Monday, March 9th is a Teacher Workday. There is no school for students on that day.

Early Check-Out:

Parents please remember that students must be picked up no later than 3:15 for early check-out. This helps ensure that our front office staff have sufficient time to locate and dismiss students before our regular dismissal procedures begin.

PTA Meetings:

You're invited! Please join us for our monthly PTA planning meetings! We talk about and organize all of the PTA-sponsored events and volunteer needs going on throughout the school year, and we need YOU! Meetings are held at Northwoods in the media center. Dates/times for the remainder of the year are listed below and are also posted on the Northwoods Community Calendar.

  • Thu, Mar 5 @ 6pm - General Meeting (15-20 minutes) in Cafeteria (and Family Reading Night)
  • Tue, Apr 14 @ 6:30pm - Monthly meeting (1 hr) in Northwoods media center
  • Fri, May 15 @ 6pm - General Meeting (15-20 minutes) in Cafeteria
  • Tue, Jun 2 @ 6:30pm - Monthly meeting (1 hr) in Northwoods media center.

Northwoods Elementary PTA Information

PTA Volunteers Needed!

We love our school but we need some sweet volunteers like YOU! The nominating committee is looking for parents/grandparents/guardians to help fill volunteer positions on our PTA for the upcoming school year. If you are interested, please fill out this survey to let us know where you would like to help.

Northwoods Book Fair is March 2nd-6th!

Students will have an opportunity to preview the book fair with their class on Monday or Tuesday and make purchases on Wednesday or Thursday. More details to come.

Mark your calendars for Thursday evening's Family Reading Night (March 5th.) Join us for a brief PTA meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria, then shop the book fair (open until 8:00pm.)

Book Fair Online Shopping:

Shop the book fair online beginning February 23rd. Enter the Scholastic Store through Northwoods Book Fair homepage ( and your purchase earns 25% in rewards for our school.

Book Fair eWallet:

Visit the Northwoods Book Fair homepage at to set up an eWallet (a secure, cash free option) for your student to shop the fair. Book Fair eWallet is available beginning February 14th. Cash, checks and credit cards will also be accepted at the fair.

Book Fair Volunteers:

We need volunteers to make the book fair run efficiently! Please visit the following sign up and select the dates/times that you are available to help!

Questions and comments: contact Sonya at


It's time to order your Northwoods Elementary Yearbook for 2019-2020!! Online orders can be placed by visiting and clicking the red "Order Pictures and Yearbooks" button at the top of the page.
The price is $20 and our school code is YB101412
The deadline for online ordering is March 9, 2020. Northwoods PTA Yearbook Coordinator -

Box Tops / No-Fuss Fundraising:

The Spring box top submission deadline is approaching. Please send in any clipped box tops with your students by Friday, February 21st. Please remember to sort your box tops before sending them in; discard any expired box tops and any of the new, blue box tops labels you may have clipped (these are not redeemable for cash). Also, Northwoods Elementary is not currently participating in Labels for Education, please do not send these to school.

As a reminder, traditional box tops are being phased out. Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Northwood's Box Tops earnings online. To download the app visit

Thank you for your participation in helping Northwoods raise some extra funds for our school!

Questions or comments? Contact Sonya at

Helpful Links for the 2019-2020 School Year