February 3, 2023

Building Excellence Successfully Together

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February 10 - All Pro Dads

February 20 - Presidents' Day (No School)

February 21 - Professional Development Day (No School)

February 23 - FCS Board Meeting

February 28 - Hardship Transfer Deadline

March 13 - Professional Development Day (No School)

March 17 - All Pro Dads

March 14 - Teacher Workday (No School)

March 23 - FCS Board Meeting

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Kindergarten Explorers

Canes, and bifocals, and sweater vests...oh my! Kindergarten had a wonderful time celebrating the 100th day of school! Not only did the kiddos dress up like they were 100 years old, but they also got to do all kinds of activities with the number 100! We practiced counting to 100, drawing 100 different objects, writing about what we want to do before we are 100 years old, and so much more! We are so proud of our students for being 100 days smarter!

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First Grade Explorers

First Grade had another busy week! We celebrated our 100th day of school. We started learning our subtraction facts. We finished our unit on weather and are now studying historical figures. We also earned all of our PBIS points so we earned a doughnut party!

First grade sure is sweet.

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Thank you to the Northwood Foundation for our Generous Gifts! We appreciate you and all that you do! - Team Northwood

Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive

The Elite Explorer Club would love your support with their Souper Bowl canned food drive to support North Fulton Charities. The food drive will run from February 1-13th and prizes will be awarded to the homeroom in each grade level that collects the most items as well as the overall grade level in the school. Students will place the items in the boxes located outside their homeroom door. Please see the list below for items most needed.

We appreciate your support!

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School Governance Council 2023 Elections

What is a School Governance Council?

The purpose of a School Governance Council (SGC) is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role through monitoring and implementation of the strategic plan.

What is the commitment?

All School Governance Council members serve two-year terms. Time commitment varies from school-to-school, but expect 4-5 hours per month which includes meetings, trainings, and school and community events.

When are the 2023 elections?

Candidate Declaration: February 1 - March 24

Elections will be held from April 12 -19

Where to declare candidacy?

Visit the SGC website and click on Elections for a candidate guide and/or declaration.


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This Sunday: Northwood Teachers Take On The Harlem Wizards

The world famous Harlem Wizards Basketball Team is heading back to Centennial High School to take on the teachers in this family-friendly fundraising basketball game. Come see Northwood teachers Jonathan Dixon, Krystal Smith, Karen Sotola, and Kellen Stark play on Sunday, February 5th at 3 pm, at Centennial High School.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Northwood.

Valentine's Day Message From Fulton County Schools

From Fulton County Schools

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it is important to send out a reminder that all homemade candy, desserts, baked goods, or other edible items are not to be brought, sold, or distributed at school, and that ONLY appropriate store-bought items are shared. Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students with allergies, etc. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by a friend, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

From Northwood

With Valentine's Day approaching, make sure to review information from homeroom teachers regarding their plans for that day. As a reminder, no baked goods (homemade or store bought) should be sent to school.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!

Northwood Artist Day - Call for Artists

Artists and performers needed for Northwood’s Artist Day!

Are you a painter, sculptor, fine artist, musician, performer, dancer, craftsperson or someone with other creative talent? Northwood’s Artist Day committee is putting together this year’s event and WE NEED YOU! Last year’s artist day was a smashing success and we hope to make this year even better for our explorers. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Mollie Katzin (katzinm@fultonschools.org)

Hardship Transfer Deadline - February 28

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan. 1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information. Get more info and access the application here.


Parents, please encourage your students to check regularly for lost items in the Lost and Found. Please mark all student belongings clearly with the child’s name so that it can be identified. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities after the last school day of every month. February’s date is Monday, February 27th.

Cafeteria News

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Bingo Night and Silent Auction

Get ready for one of the best nights of the year...BINGO Night!!! Head over to Membership Toolkit to purchase your tickets today! You can also print the bottom portion of the below image and send to your teacher, along with a check, to reserve your spot! We will not sell tickets at the door. Advanced purchase is necessary, and this event typically books up very quickly.

Our Silent Auction will also kick off a week before BINGO and run from February 17th through February 24th at 8PM. We have amazing items including three vacation spots, passes to Treetop Quest, spa gift cards and more. In the coming days and weeks, check out the link below as we update our offering. Scope out what you love and get ready for bidding when the time comes! For now, save the link so you can check back shortly!

To make the night run smoothly, we'll need volunteers. Please consider volunteering a portion of your time that night to help it run smoothly. We can't do it without our volunteers.

Purchase tickets: www.Northwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/10762

Silent Auction: https://northwoodpta.betterworld.org/auctions/northwood-spring-silent-auction-2

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548ACAA23A0FD0-northwood


Have you bought a yearbook yet? The cost is $43. Click here to order: tinyurl.com/2y4vw5xw

If you have any questions, please email Yearbook@northwoodpta.com

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