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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.


*Thank you to all the volunteers that made the PTA Talent Show a success. It was fun to see all the stars!

*3rd graders and Mrs. Richert did a wonderful job at the concert this week. Thanks to all the families that supported our singers.

*Thanks for Wear'in the Wild on Earth Day!

May 5 Election - Volunteer Opportunity

You have been invited by Angela Ashburn to sign up for "May 5 Election Volunteers." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

To sign up, go to:

Boys and Girls Club Walk - May 16

The 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's Walk For The Future presented by Image One supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 AM at the Jack & Patti Salter Community Center in Royal Oak.

Read below. I created a team page for NW. Here is the link.

It is a fun day and the walk is always a great event. If someone wants to join or donate to OUR NORTHWOOD TEAM (parents, staff, students, community) they should use the link above and….

TO DONATE: click the blue donate now button


WALK AND JOIN THE FUN: click near the top of the link, next to the question mark after "Want to join this cause?" click

It is fun for all involved. Thanks.

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next week will be: Recess/Playground

*Report injuries and injuries to staff members.

*Use "Stop, Walk and Talk".

*Follow recess rules.

*Put all materials away.

*Always follow adult directions.

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Voice level

Outside: 4

Inside: 3

*Include everyone.

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

*Use games, equipment, and materials properly

*Enter and exit in orderly lines.

*Stay away form the fence and remain on the playground

Please review with your students. Thank you.

Recently Added Titles in the Media Center

Several of the books have lessons for teachers to use with the book.


Sorted by Call Number / Author.

302.34 NEL

Nelson, Drew, 1986-. Dealing with cyberbullies. 1st ed. New York : Gareth Stevens, c2013.
Presents the many forms of cyberbullying, how to react to the behaviors, and when to ask for help.

302.34 RAA

Raatma, Lucia. Stop bullying. New York : Children's Press, c2013.
Readers will learn how to recognize the signs of bullying and prevent it from continuing. They will also learn how to deal with aggressive bullies and avoid acting as bullies themselves.

302.34 THO

Thomas, Pat, 1959-. Stop picking on me : a first look at bullying. 1st ed. Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2012.
Explores the difficult issue of bullying in reassuringly simple terms.


Donovan, Sandra, 1967-. How can I deal with bullying? : a book about respect. Minneapolis : Lerner, c2014.
Offers examples of several tough problems related to bullying and what you might do in each situation.


O'Connor, Jane. Fancy Nancy : my family history. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2010.
Nancy writes a report about her great-grandfather, making things up, but then she learns Grandpa will hear her report.


Earnhardt, Donna W. Being frank. Brooklyn, NY : Flashlight Press, c2012.
Tells the powerful message of finding the good in everything--a lesson that sends compassion and understanding to take the place of rudeness in the complex concept of truth.


Bowen, Fred. Touchdown trouble. Atlanta : Peachtree, c2009.
Sam is proud that his touchdown in the final play of a game left his football team undefeated, but when a video recording of the game reveals that the touchdown was scored illegally, he and the other Cowboys must decide whether to reveal the truth.


Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-. Honestly, Mallory! Minneapolis : Carolrhoda, c2007.
When Mallory cannot decide what to be on Career Day, it makes her feel like she is not good at anything and she ends up telling a lie that quickly gets out of control.


Harper, Charise Mericle. Just Grace and the super sleepover. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Just Grace is excited to attend her classmate Grace F's sleepover birthday party until she learns it will be a camp-out, and then her fears begin to cause trouble.


Holm, Jennifer L. Squish, Super Amoeba. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2011.
Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.


Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Pay it forward. Young readers ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2014.
Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town, accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: do a good deed for three people and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to 'pay it forward' to three others who need help.

Dates to Remember


4/28 2nd Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM Doors open at 6:45 PM North Doors/Cafe; contact Anna Richert with any questions.

4/29 Late Start

4/29 5th Grade Group Photo


5/1 Spirit Friday HAT DAY

5/1 PTA Muffins for Mom @7:20 am/CAFE

5/1 5th Grade Group Photo RAIN DATE

5/5 Election

5/7 5th Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert:


5/8 PTA Staff Appreciation Luncheon

5/10 Happy Mother's Day

5/11 PTA Meeting at 7 pm (Note: mtg. is at Hamlin Corner)

5/13 Late Start

5/13 Junior Olympics @ 6 pm ROHS - Direct all questions to K. Doody:

5/14 PTA Battle of the Books @ 6:30 pm in CAFE

5/15 Field Day starts at 1 pm

5/16 Boys and Girls Club Walk

5/20 Late Start

5/21 Play: Trial of Mother Goose in cafe at 7 pm

5/22 Spirit Friday - Red, White and Blue Day

5/25 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL


6/1 Field Day RAIN DATE

6/2 1st Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert:

6/3 Late Start

6/5 PTA Family Picnic South Playground @ 6 pm

6/8 PTA Meeting @ 7 pm in Cafe

6/11 End of 4MP

6/11 Last Day of School


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



PTA Positions/Committees

Please consider leading a committee or working as part of the PTA leadership group. Many of the activities our children enjoy are because of the efforts of many fine volunteers and leaders. Thank you for considering.

For more information visit the PTA site at

FYI: neropta is Northwood Elementary Royal Oak PTA