Northwood News March 27 - 31

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

It's Carnival Week! We are so excited for the big day, this Saturday, April 1 from 2:00-6:00 pm on the Northwood playground/field. It's sure to fun time! We hope you will joins us and invite your friends, family and neighbors. There truly is something for everyone; fun games, great food and a fabulous silent auction!

If you ordered a Carnival T-shirt it is coming home with your child today. It would be great for us all to save them to wear on Friday to show our excitement for the day. A lot of kids like to wear them on Saturday at the Carnival too.

A big thank you to Erica Lewis for organizing our campus beautiful day this past Saturday. She and a team of volunteers worked hard all morning to spruce up our campus, do some basic cleaning and plant some flowers. It looks great!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28 is our monthly early dismissal day for staff professional learning. School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm, so please make arrangements for your child.

Be sure to read to the end of the bulletin for a lot of important updates and reminders about Carnival and everything that is going on at Northwood!

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

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News and Upcoming Events

Carnival: Northwood's Spring CARNIVAL will be held THIS Saturday, April 1st from 2-6pm! There will be lots of fun, food & laughs for April Fool’s Day:) Please make plans to join us & bring your families, friends & neighbors for an afternoon of FUN including food, treats, drinks, TONS of fun games, prizes, inflatables, cake walk, photo booth, karaoke + an amazing Silent Auction to shop & all funds raised go back to our amazing teachers, staff & Unicorns!

*Advanced ticket & t-shirts will be available at our sidewalk sale starting today, March 27th through Friday, March 31st at drop-off from 7:15-7:45am & pick-up from 2:20-3pm! (Tuesday, March 28th early release sales from 12:10-12:45pm) Tickets will be available at a presale rate of 12 tickets (1 ticket = $1) for $10 total & t-shirts will be $12 each, limited sizes available so first come, first serve! Cash, check & Venmo will be accepted. Questions, please contact Joy Nicewander at

*Cascarones Contest! Please drop off cascarones donations in your child's classrooms, these are collected each morning & will count towards the contest through Friday, March 31st. You can also Venmo $2 to @NorthwoodElementaryPTA if preferred with a note for cascarones AND teacher name. The class that collects the MOST will win a Popsicle Party! Questions, please contact Kaela Momtselidze at

*A HUGE Unicorn thank you to our amazing sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Britton Orthodontics, American Bank, Theory, Real Estate Muses, AIM, Screaming Goat Yard & Tap, The Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Mindful Kindness Counseling LLC, Mission Bell, ACE Five Oaks, Integrated Shredder Technology, The Beignet Stand, Next Level Urgent Care, Kumon, Austin Flipsters, Vivroux Sports & Dryline Partners for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate all of your generous support!

Unicorn Watch: Watch Dogs is now Unicorn Watch! If you would like to volunteer please use the following link: Unicorn Watch Sign Up . You will also need to order a Unicorn Watch shirt which can be purchased using this link: Unicorn Watch Shirts . If you would like to volunteer, please make sure that your DPS clearance is current. You can do that here: DPS Clearance There will be no orientation meeting this year. If you have any question please email them to

Join PTA: When you join the PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and builds a partnership between our families and our school. PTA organizes teacher appreciation, provides classroom grants, supports student enrichment programs, and so much more. We believe that together we can help our children be successful. Go to and sign up online or submit cash or check to the front office. Payment envelopes are available. The membership fee is $7.00 per person and there is an additional $1.50 transaction fee for joining online. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! If you have not already joined, please join today.

Upcoming Dates:

March 27-31 - Advanced ticket and T-Shirt sales for Carnival

March 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

March 30 - Young Master's Art Show 5:30-7:30 pm - Littleton Gym

March 31 - Carnival Set Up

April 1 - Carnival 2:00-6:00 pm

April 6 - College Shirt Day

April 7 - Student/Staff Holiday

April 14 - Purple Up! Wear Purple for the Military Child

April 19 - Grades 3-5 STAAR Reading Test

Visitors on Campus

All visitors to campus will be required to present an ID and receive a visitors badge through the Raptor system in order to come into the building during the school day. We understand that this may not be convenient, but it is necessary in order to ensure safety.