Northwood Weekly Bulletin

May 5, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Northwood Family:

As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to emphasize the importance of limiting social media use and encouraging reading in your child’s daily routine. While social media has its benefits, it can also be a distraction that takes away valuable learning and personal development time. Studies have shown that children cannot manage the stress and anxiety caused by the pressures of social media while the opposite happens with what is learned through reading.

Reading is an activity that improves cognitive function, increases empathy, and boosts academic performance. Successful people understand the power of reading and make it a priority in their daily lives. By encouraging your child to read, you are setting them up for success in all aspects of their life.

Let’s work together to help our students become the best version of themselves because when we do good things, good things happen.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend with your children. Remember, all they need is your love and attention.

Peace and calm,

Efraín Martínez, Ed.D.


School Lunch Hero Day

Today, May 5th, we recognize School Lunch Hero Day. Please join us in thanking Northwood's lunch heros: Rachel, Nancy, Santa and Doxi for all they do to keep our Husky students happy and healthy with delicious food and treats, too! We are so grateful and lucky to have them as part of the Husky family. They make all our students smile each and every day. ¡Muchas gracias!

Celebrate School Nurses Day

Please join us this Wednesday, May 10th, in celebrating School Nurses Day! Nurse Flicher has served our Husky family for almost 20 years! She is dedicated and treats everyone with kindness and a special comforting touch. We are so lucky to have her - Happy School Nurse's Day, Nurse Flicher!
Graduation Information

Click here for UPDATED Graduation Information

8th grade families

Please click on the link above and or below for some information about Graduation from out NW PTO


Order your school supply for 23-24 SY

Click here to place your order. Use code 22001

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Incoming 6th grade Orientation

Future Northwood Huskies,

Northwood invites students and families to our incoming 6th grade orientation. This will be an opportunity to learn more about our offerings, answer questions, and tour our campus. Incoming 6th grade orientation will take place at Northwood Middle School on May 31st at 6 pm. If you have any questions please contact next year’s principal Will Kaplan (

6th grade Field Trip

We are excited to share info for the 6th grade field trip, taking place on Tuesday, May 16th, at the Museum of Science and Industry. 6th grade students plus teacher chaperones will leave around 9:00 am. We will return to Northwood around 2:00 pm.

Please see the parent letter for information about student lunch options. Students who normally receive a school lunch will have that option; all others should plan to bring a sack lunch in a paper bag with the student's name on it.

Thank you for your support!

6th grade team

Fire/evacuation drill practice:

Northwood will be practicing our fire/evacuation process on the following days:

May 10th at 8:00 and May 15th at 9:40

Your student will watch and discuss an evaluation presentation in advisory prior to the drill to be prepared and knowledgeable of the process.

Yearly Registration Opens May 1st

Registration Opens May 1st!

As a reminder, all families in the district need to do registration every year for the following school year. Registration for all families will open May 1st!

  • Kindergarten families who pre-registered must also complete registration starting on May 1st.
  • Preschool families who completed the screener application will be notified by Green Bay Early Childhood Center when to complete registration.

Please visit our Registration page for details on required documents, proof of residency, health forms, fees, transportation, etc.

Band and Orchestra Spring Concerts

Use these links to learn more about our upcoming concerts!

Band Concert Information: May 25, 2023

Orchestra Concert Information: May 24, 2023

Northwood GSA

The Northwood GSA or "Gay Straight Alliance" created a t-shirt design that will go on sale on Monday. Below see a preview of the designs that will be available for purchase.

The link will go live Monday at 9am:

The deadline to order t-shirts will be May 7th

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Northwood will be celebrating National Prevention Week May 7-13!

National Prevention Week is a week we come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. We will be celebrating National Prevention Week by hosting several games and activities during the lunch periods. We’ll also be promoting substance abuse prevention and positive mental health through daily announcements. We encourage you to spread these messages at home and use this week as an opportunity to open up dialogue about mental health and substance use with your children.
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Parent Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign- May

Parent Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign- May video #15

Not sure what to say or how to start talking with your child about underage drinking prevention? Check out our 15th one-minute video that makes a difference.

#15 Quick Daily, Check-ins Really Matter

CTAD April Newsletter

While we want our children to be aware of the negative impact alcohol and other drugs can have on their developing brains, we can also use Alcohol Awareness Month to celebrate their drug-free choices. CTAD's April newsletter has tips and conversation starters that make it a little easier to talk to teens & tweens about alcohol and marijuana.

In this issue:

  • The NFL & Chicago Bears offer alcohol-free sections.
  • 60 Second Conversation Starters featuring Edgewood Teacher Ms. Sheppard
  • Volunteer spotlight: School Resource Officer Maldonado
  • Video: Three Ways to Create Emotional Stability in Uncertain Times

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PTO Information

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8th - 12th

We look forward to helping our Administration celebrate our AMAZING teachers!

8th Grade Families

Exciting times are headed our way! Save the dates:

Thursday, June 7th - Breakfast and Gown distribution

Thursday, June 8th Graduation and Party @ Northwood

Keep an eye out for 8th grade only newsletter with additional details.

The PTO thanks our families and Sponsors for your continued support!

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Important Upcoming Dates

*Never miss an event by adding the Northwood Activities Calendar to yours (link)

  • May 6: Track and Field Conference Meet @ North Chicago HS
  • May 8 thru May 12: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 8 thru May 12: National Prevention Week
  • May 10: School Nurse's Day
  • May 10: NGB goes to Elawa Farms @ 3:30 pm
  • May 11: NGB Meeting in Room 129
  • May 13: Track and Field Sectional Meet @ Johnsburg HS
  • May 29: Memorial Day No School
  • May 31: 5th to 6th Grade Parent Orientation Night @ 6 pm
  • June 8: 8th Grade Graduation @ 4:30 pm at HPHS
  • June 8: Early Release @ 12:55 pm
  • June 9: Early Release @ 12:55 pm and Last day of School!!
  • D112 website:

  • Northwood’s Facebook & Twitter

Northwood Middle School

Dr. Martinez (Principal)

Mr. Kaplan (Associate Principal)

Ms. Raich (Associate Principal)

Northwood Main Number: (224) 765-3600

Nurse Flicher’s Office: (224)-765-3609

Attendance Line: (224)-765-3605