A Message from Principal Nixon--December 4, 2023
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Please take a few minutes to read through the updates and reminders below.
- Thursday, December 7th - Friday, December 15th--Hanukkah
- Friday, December 8th--Q2 Interim Reports Go Home
- Thursday, December 21st - Tuesday, January 2nd--Winter Break
- Wednesday, January 3rd--First Day Back from Winter Break
5th Grade Information
5th grade families - it's not too soon to start thinking about the end of year celebration for our soon to be graduates! We need your help!
First, the 5th grade planning committee is collecting photos for the end of year slideshow shown at graduation. Every student will be featured in the slideshow with their 5th grade school picture. We also hope to include a picture of your child starting elementary school (or around that time frame). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student Name
- Homeroom Teacher
- Age of student in photo
- Photo of your student around age 5.
Please send in your child's photo no later than January 30th!
Second, the 5th grade planning committee is coordinating with the school to create a memorable celebration at the end of the year. Northwoods PTA is generously contributing to the cost of this celebration, and we are starting to fundraise for the remaining amount. Families can contribute towards the fund by scanning the QR code above or by clicking on the "5th Grade Activities Donation" button below.
We look forward to working with the 5th grade families to make this a great last year of elementary school for our students!
General School Information
2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration:
Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open! To qualify for kindergarten enrollment, children must turn 5 years old on/before August 31, 2024. To register your child, please visit https://www.wcpss.net/kindergarten. School tours for new/prospective families will be available through the winter. To sign up for a tour, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D44AAA822A4FF2-45216498-northwoods
We are in need of new or gently used pants (leggings, athletic pants, etc) for both boys and girls in all youth sizes (XS, S, M, L). If you have pants that your child(ren) no longer fit into, we would love to have them for our health room.
Early/Extended Holiday Travel:
As we approach the holiday season, I would like to gently remind everyone that that absences related to early travel for the holidays are considered unexcused and will be marked accordingly. Requests for excused absences for holiday travel will not be approved. Similarly, unless previously approved by school administration, extended travel past January 2nd will be marked as unexcused.
If you and your family are planning to change addresses, please make sure that our Data Manager, Crystal Hartzell, knows at least one week prior to the effective move date. You may contact her at email@example.com.
Lost & Found:
Our Lost & Found is overflowing!! If your child is missing clothing items, a lunchbox, and/or water bottle, please encourage them to retrieve those items from Lost & Found ASAP. All unclaimed items will be donated on December 21st.
Tables with all Lost & Found items will be placed outside under the awning (near the front office) Monday, December 18th - Wednesday, December 20th. We encourage parents/guardians to come browse the collection for anything that may belong to their child.
Spirit Week--December 18th - 20th:
Our next Spirit Week is scheduled for December 18th - 20th. Please see the flyer below and encourage your child to participate.
First and foremost, our PTA would like to thank everyone that has already contributed to our food drive. We truly appreciate your support!! If you haven't had a chance to participate, but would still like to, there is still time. Our food drive will end on Friday, December 15th. If you can, please consider donating the following nonperishable food items:
- canned vegetables (corn, peas, beans, etc.)
- peanut butter
- mac & cheese
- spaghetti sauce
For safety reasons, please do not donate items in glass jars. Donated items may be dropped off at the front office or sent in with your child. We appreciate your support!!
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Volunteer with the PTA!
Interested in volunteering with the PTA! We'd love to have your help! To learn more about opportunities or to get started, Contact the PTA VP of Volunteers, at NorthwoodsMembership@gmail.com.