May 19, 2023

Building Excellence Successfully Together

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May 22 - 2nd & 4th Grades End of Year Class Parties

May 23 - 1st & 5th Grades End of Year Class Parties

May 24 - K & 3rd Grades End of Year Class Parties

May 24 - School Picnic

May 25 - Last Day of School/5th Grade Promotion Day


Northwood staff and students got treated to a day filled with many different local artists! Thank you to Mollie Katzin (Northwood Art Teacher) and Andrea Vandervort (Northwood Foundation) and their teams for planning such a special day!

This past week we celebrated four Northwood staff members that are retiring this year. They each have made Northwood a special place as they poured such love and care into their work. Each are looking forward to many new adventures in their retirement. Congratulations to Mary Lou Fleming (Data Clerk), Michelle Aga (TAG Teacher), Suzan Dixon (Bookkeeper), and Ann Slatton (Kindergarten Para)!

We will be updating our College Avenue hallway this summer. This is the hallway that is lined with pennants from colleges from all over the world. As you travel this summer or if you prefer online shopping, we would love to have new donations of college pennants to use to decorate the hall. You can drop them off anytime over the summer – we keep a bin near the front door for deliveries.

With gratitude,

Heather Rucker


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Congratulations to our March, April & May Positive Office Referral Recipients

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Medication Pick Up

Please remember to pick up any medication that your child has in the clinic by Thursday, May 25. Any medication (prescription and non-prescription) left in the clinic by the end of the school day will be discarded. New medications with new Medication Authorization forms and/or Heath Care Plans need to be completed every school year. These forms are available in the clinic and on the school website.

Media Center & Textbook Collection

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The end of the school year is just around the corner. Please look under your beds, in your closet and every nook and cranny for our loved library books!! If you have any books at your house, in your car or in your backpack, we would really appreciate them being returned by the last day of school. Thanks!


As the year draws to a close we will be collecting all student textbooks. Please be on the lookout for any textbooks that your child has brought home. If you come across any textbooks at home, please be sure to send them into school so your child’s teacher may account for them. Any missing or damaged textbooks must be paid for before your child receives his/her report card, test scores, etc. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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FCS Summer Fun with Instructional Technology

The Fulton County Instructional Technology Department is offering some exciting opportunities for students. With the summer being a time full of fun, consider participating in the creative learning opportunities being offered both face-to-face and virtually to students. These summer sessions will provide students with valuable learning experiences that bring them into the world of podcasting and creating with Adobe Express.

FCS Podcasting Workshops

Instructional Technology will be hosting four 2-Day Podcasting Workshops for students. Grab a microphone and join us for Speak Up Fulton: The World Is Listening and leave this workshop ready to podcast like the pros! You’ll learn how to create your own background music, how to interview others, and how to tell your own stories to grab the attention of national audiences like Spotify and PBS. “Speak Up” will be two fun-filled days full of creativity and connection, all while enhancing your literacy and career skills. Separate sessions will be offered for rising 3rd- 6th and 7th-12th grades. Visit for additional details and to register. Space is limited, so register today!

FCS Virtual Creativity Days
This summer Instructional Technology will be hosting three virtual creativity days for students. These days are designed to be a fun way for students to engage in creative thinking as they design graphics, videos, and web pages using Adobe Express. Each day will consist of three sessions centered around a daily theme. Students may choose to participate in any, or all the sessions on a given day. Separate sessions will be held for rising 3rd-6th grade students and rising 7th-12th grade students.

Students will participate in these sessions through Microsoft Teams. Links to participate in the Teams meetings will be sent to participants after they register. Visit for additional details and to register. Space is limited, so register today!

Is Your Child Leaving Northwood Elementary?

Please help us prepare for the 2023-24 school year by letting us know if your current Kindergarten through 4th grade student will not return to Northwood Elementary in August. The withdrawal process is easy. Simply email the completed withdrawal form that is attached at the bottom of this newsletter to Mary Lou Fleming

There is no need to re-register returning students.

FCS Kindergarten and New Student Registration

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Parents, please encourage your students to check regularly for lost items in the Lost and Found. Please mark all student belongings clearly with the child’s name so that it can be identified. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities after the last school day of every month. May’s date is Wednesday, May 24th.

Cafeteria News


Starting Monday May 8th the cafeteria will no longer allow students to charge Breakfast or Lunch for this school year. Please make sure that your child has money on their account or brings money with them to purchase lunch. If your child has over the $10.00 limit in charges they will be offered an alternative meal which consists of a sandwich and milk until their account is brought current. You may check your child’s account by going to the website and you will need to enter your child’s student ID number.

The cafeteria is also no longer taking birthday ice cream orders; and will not be ordering anymore ice cream for the remainder of the year.

Thank you.

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Cluster Program & Community News

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Centennial Junior Knights Cheer Info Session for Rising 5th Graders

Centennial Junior Knights Cheer will be hosting an informational session on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm. It will take place in the cafeteria of Centennial High School. This program is open to rising 5th and 6th graders along with the middle schools in the area.
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Centennial Cheerleading 2023 Mini Camp Links