Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Week of 1.3.16 & 1.10.16

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Mission Statement

Northwood Elementary School will provide higher-level learning opportunities for all students to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and diverse environment.

Happy New Year!

I hope you enjoyed your time off. It was a wonderful time to recharge and get ready for the rest of the school year! Welcome Back!


Reports will be mailed home this week. The reports will have the scores from the test students took last year (current 4th, 5th, 6th graders). The 6th grade test is being sent by ROMS. This being the first time we have taken this test, it is baseline data that we are looking at carefully as we continue to look for ways to best support our students in their learning.

OKAY2SAY - Please Join us!

The Michigan Attorney General’s office will conduct a presentation on student safety featuring the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) and the student safety hotline, OK2SAY.

The one-hour seminar for adults is being offered at the Northwood Elementary School Cafeteria at 6:30 PM on January 7. Entry will be at the North Entrance #1. Recommended for 4th and 5th grade parents but all are invited!

The community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 5) identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action. This presentation will also cover what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works.

Handouts used during our presentations, and additional information, can be accessed at the Attorney General's website, More information on OK2SAY, as well as resources, is available at

Gleaners Food Drive

Boxes will be in the Door 3 vestibule. January 11-29. Details to follow from the PTA.

Looking for Lunch Monitors!

If you are interested in becoming a lunch monitor please email
PBIS Matrix/January Lesson Focus

Please focus on "Office/Library" during the month of December. Please REVIEW with your student(s). Thank you.

Safety Note

Please remind students that they must be supervised by their parent or guardian if they remain on the playground before or after school. Please note that students are not allowed to climb the fence or backstop at any time. Thank you.


You may have noticed that the exterior doors are being renumbered. Numbering all doors will allow us to communicate all exterior door locations. Previously only the entry/pick-up doors were numbered. Eventually the old numbers will be removed.
Northwood District Website Calendar

Do you know what is happening?

The Northwood Notes are sent every two weeks.

I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.

1/4 Welcome Back!

1/7 OKAY2SAY Michigan Cyber Bullying initiative PARENT presentation; Cafe; 6:30-7:30 PM

1/10 PTA Family Ice Skating

1/11 PTA Gleaners Food Drive runs thru 1/29

1/11 PTA Meeting @ 7 PM in Cafe

1/13 Kindergarten Welcome for the 16-17 Kindergarten Parents; Cafe; 6:30-7:30; Enter Main Door #3

1/18 NO SCHOOL; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.




Behavior at Events

The link includes behaviors that should be reviewed with students/practiced at events that extend beyond the school day. Appropriate behavior is for the safety of all participants. Supervision at events is the responsibility of parents.

Help us get FREE MONEY before it ends MAY 14 - TARGET

Target has a wonderful program that donates money to the school of your choice (choose Northwood). Click on the button above and sign up if you would like to support us every time you shop at no extra cost to you. The program is ending May 14, 2016.

School Information and Student Handbook

Please make sure you keep this as a reference.

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