Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence


Staff Edition

Mission Statement

Northwood Elementary School will provide higher-level learning opportunities for all students to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and diverse environment.


North Playground

The playground has been completed but CANNOT be used until lunchtime on TUESDAY. This is per the contractors. Please continue to keep all children off of the playground until that time. The North playground is reserved by Latch Key after school. Adult supervision is required on both playgrounds if used before and after school. THANK YOU!

PTA Meeting

Monday, Dec. 8th, 7-9pm

Northwood Elementary School

The meeting will be in the cafe. Enter at the North doors.

5th Grade Safety Patrol Recreation Night

Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 3:30-4:30pm

926 W 12 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI

The students will be dismissed form the event at 4:30 at Door Number 2. Please contact if you have any questions. Permission sips are required.

PTA Battle of the Books

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 6:30-8:30pm

926 W 12 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI

The event will be in the cafe. See the PTA website for details. Please enter using the North doors (#1).


Students arrive at 9:20 AM.

Northwood Kindergarten Welcome Night

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

926 W 12 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI

Please enter at the main door (number 3). This event is for kindergarten students entering next year. Tell a neighbor!

Math Expressions News

This was brought to the attention of Jodi Babich and she wanted to share with you. Many had asked if they could assign the intervention online game to a group of students instead of individually. That feature is now available. I sent the directions from Jodi (includes screen shots) on how to do that.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for all the work you did to make the conferences a success. I have to say that I know how much work you put into each conference. I see the data and work that you share for each student.

I also wanted to add that I know that because of your efforts and struggles the transition to the new report cards was successful. KUDOS!

All City Vocal Concert

It was so nice to listen to the music at the All City Vocal Concert. I enjoyed seeing former students and listening to our current 5th graders. I was proud of our students! Many thanks to all of the parents and students who were present. A special thank you to Mrs. RIchert.

Hour of Code

I am spreading the word about "The Hour of Code" to teachers and parents. The dates are December 8-14. This is a resource that offers exploration into the world of coding. Please encourage your students to participate in "The Hour of Code." This global movement is reaching tens of millions of students. Students learn and practice writing code through a variety of activities. Please visit the following website for details:


Focus for the next two weeks:


Wait quietly for your turn.

Voice Level: 2

Take care of materials.

Use please, thank you and excuse me.

Use walking feet.

Wait patiently.

Be polite.

Please review this with students.

Kindergarten Report Cards

Please note that report cards for Kindergarten are completed 2nd and 4th marking period only.

Staff Reminders

12/8 Angela at Ad Council AM

12/8 IEP's PM

12/8 MIRM Committee Mtg. @ 3:30 in MC

12/8 Learning Council 4-5:30

12/9 PBIS @ 3:45 in Main Office Conference Room

12/10 CPR Training @ BO if you signed up



Turn in your signed conference sheets to Donna and she will file them. Also let here know the names of the parents that DID NOT attend.


Check the Assessment Calendar and make sure you follow the timelines.


Please put all custodial work that needs to be addressed in the custodial binder. This allows us to track any issues that are not being addressed. Thank you.

PTA Reminders

PTA Holiday Shop 12/16 3:40 PM-6:30 PM (Student must be accompanied by parent/guardian)


PTA Book Fair runs weekdays from 12/17-12/22 (Check PTA Calendar for Times)


PTA Family Reading Night 12/18

6:30-8:00 PM


Special Guest- Sparty

The Book Fair is open until 8:30 this evening


Check the building calendar and PTA calendar ( for event details.

Early Release Forms

The recent loss of power was a reminder that all Early Release Forms should be updated if you need to add or delete names. When we lose power we do not have access to email and if we leave the site we will only be able to release to those individuals named on the form. This is not the same as the Student Information Sheet used daily. Please submit a new form if you need to add or delete names. Thank you.
Early Release Form

Complete and return to the main office if you need to make changes. Thank you.