November 18, 2022

Building Excellence Successfully Together

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November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break

December 2 - Career Day

December 6 - Runoff Election Day (Remote Day)

December 9 - All Pro Dad

December 13 - Chorus Concert

December 15 - FCS Board Meeting

December 16 - Reading is a Gift Day

December 19 - January 3 - Winter Break

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Key News for Explorer Families

It was such a pleasure to see so many families at the feasts this week. Events like this, and our book fair, performances, etc. are just a part of what make elementary school so special. I have a new level of appreciation for gatherings of all kinds and I no longer take for granted time I have 'in person' with family and friends. No matter what type of plans you have for this upcoming week, I know it will be time well spent visiting, relaxing, and connecting with loved ones.

As you're looking ahead, we will have three weeks before the winter break. Due to the runoff election being held at many FCS school campuses, Tuesday, December 6th will be a Remote Day for students and staff. Additional details and plans for the day will come from homeroom teachers.

With a thankful heart and much gratitude,

Heather Rucker


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Fourth Grade Explorers

This week, students are starting group projects while we learn and explore Westward Expansion. Students will be in charge of researching their subtopic. The subtopics include: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, Mexican American War, War of 1812, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail, and Trail of Tears. Our favorite aspect of this project is students writing a letter or journal entry from the perspective of someone experiencing these events. This hands-on learning really helps history come alive! We always enjoy this unit.

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Fifth Grade Explorers

Fifth graders recently started their science unit on Microorganisms by embarking on a “Micro Mission." After learning about the various different ways microorganisms can be both helpful and harmful, they created an informational poster to demonstrate their understanding. Throughout the project, students built upon personal connections to microbes, which included ways they’ve been impacted by the flu and common cold, their love of bread and yogurt, and how they like their chicken cooked thoroughly. This led to valuable conversations about how we can control the spread of harmful microorganisms, and we are proud to see our 5th graders practicing those precautions daily!

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All Pro Dad Food Drive

The All Pro Dad community & Northwood faculty were able to fill 12 boxes with donations of canned and dried foods for North Fulton Charities. They were most grateful and thanked everyone for their generosity. Happy Thanksgiving!

Have You Joined Infinite Campus Parent Portal?

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides quick and easy access to information for all enrolled students in their household. Find grades, attendance, assignments, schedules, ID numbers, school announcements and more. If you haven't already joined, please do so today as Fulton County Schools is transitioning to managing everything via the portal.

For more information, access the Parent Portal Booklet for Infinite Campus 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. November’s date is Tuesday, November 29th.


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Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Help spread holiday joy to local families in need. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the school lobby and put it in the marked boxes starting Tuesday, November 29th. Last day to donate is Monday, December 12th. All toys will be donated to North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). We were overwhelmed with our Northwood community last year. Let’s do even more this year and spread a little cheer!

For more information click here:

Ultimate Wish

The yearbook committee needs your help to get your child to share their ULTIMATE WISH in life! Please fill out the google form by January 1st!

Also, don't forget to buy a yearbook! The cost goes up from $38 to $43 on January 1st. Go to this link to order :

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Get your yearbook like, now! Use the QR code or click here to order.

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Community News

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Have a safe and happy thanksgiving break!

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