A Message from Principal Nixon--March 13, 2023
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Please take a few minutes to read through the updates and reminders below. Don't forget: Spirit Night is tonight and tomorrow night at Ruckus in Park West Village. We hope to see you there!!
Additionally, the last day to pre-order a yearbook for your child is Wednesday, March 15th. Please see the details below about submitting your pre-order.
- Monday, March 13th & Tuesday, March 14th--Spirit Night at Ruckus
- Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th--Spirit Week
- Friday, March 17th--St. Patrick's Day🍀
- Thursday, March 23rd--International Night
- Friday, March 24th--Early Release Day (Dismiss at 1:45 PM)
- Friday, March 31st--Teacher Workday (No School)
- Thursday, March 30th--Last Day of Q3
- Monday, April 3rd - 7th--Spring Break
General School Information
Scholastic Book Fair:
Our annual book fair was a huge success! With your help and participation, we did over $17,000 in sales, which makes this year's book fair the most successful on record!! Thank you for supporting our school!!
Pre-order your yearbooks NOW! The price of the yearbook is $20 and can be done through www.strawbridge.net. Our school code is YB26797. Deadline to order is March 15th. This process guarantees you a book as there will only be a very small supply available after the bulk order is placed. You don't want to miss out!!
End-of-Grade Testing Schedule:
End-of-Grade testing is right around the corner. To help you plan ahead, we have posted testing dates for each grade (3rd-5th) on our website, and I've attached a flier with testing dates for you. Please remember, all 3rd-5th grade students are expected to participate in EOG testing. The state is no longer approving exemption requests for travel purposes.
5th Grade Information
5th Grade Picnic:
The annual 5th-grade picnic will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 12:00-3:30 PM. Our 5th graders will have the opportunity to play games and socialize during the picnic. Your child's teacher will share more specific information as we get closer to the date.
5th Grade "Moving Up" Ceremony:
Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that our 5th Grade "Moving Up" ceremony will be held on Friday, June 9th in the cafeteria from 9:30 - 10:15. Due to space constraints in our cafeteria, we must limit attendees to parents only.
All rising 6th grade students will return their Chromebooks to the school by Friday, June 9th. New Chromebooks will be issued to all rising 6th grade students in August.
Spring International Festival:
Come join us for a night of fun and learning, as we celebrate the wealth of diversity at Northwoods Elementary!! The PTA is excited to announce that the International Festival will take place on Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 from 6-8pm.
International Festival Volunteer and Participation Opportunities:
We are looking for parent/family/guardian volunteers to create a cultural display, perform a traditional song or dance, and help with day of event coordination for our International Festival. Food trucks will be on campus for dinner and dessert purchases. To sign-up, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4FABA92CABF49-northwoods
If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Grandstaff and Jessica Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you in advance for helping us to make multicultural day a rich, diverse, and authentic evening – one our children won’t soon forget!!
March 24th Litter Sweep and Garden Upkeep Day:
Parents and students are invited to get the garden, grounds, and our Adopt-a-Spot greenway area ready for spring! We'll meet in the garden immediately following early release at 1:45PM on March 24th. Please bring gloves if you have some. Other supplies will be provided. Students must be accompanied by their responsible adult. This is not a drop off or afterschool care event. Thank you!
Recess in the Garden Resumes in Late March:
Recess in the Garden is an opportunity for you to enjoy sunshine, soil, and students on Wednesdays and/or Fridays starting in late March! Parent volunteers do not need gardening experience. A garden leader will be present to guide parent volunteers and the students through activities such as planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting.Please use the SignUp Genius links below to participate in this program!
- Kindergarten through First grade recesses on Wednesdays 1:00-12:30
- Second through Third grade recesses on Wednesdays 12:15-1:35
- Fourth and Fifth grade recess on Fridays 2:45-3:35
We are always looking for leadership. Please speak with Carol Clark, Garden Coordinator if you are ready for this rewarding opportunity. email@example.com
Join the PTA!
Interested in joining the PTA? Please our memberhub site:
There are lots of opportunities to help with our garden. For more information, please visit:
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.