Bulldog Blast

Wednesday, September 15th , 2021

Hello Northwood Families!


Friendly reminder, Tomorrow, Thursday, 9/16, the school will be CLOSED in observance of Yom Kippur. We will resume classes on Friday, 9/17.


Recently we are getting a large number of students who are not bringing their own masks to school and are coming to the office daily to get a mask. Please ensure that your student comes to school with a mask. We understand that a student will forget to bring a mask occasionally, and we will help in that situation, but it is not the responsibility of the school to provide a new mask on a daily basis. Thank you for your support and understanding.


If you have not done so already, visit THIS LINK to view the resources referenced during BTS Night.


Handbook Sign Off: REQUIREMENT, this must be completed for each child, and is due September 24, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

BULLDOG SPOTLIGHT

Parent Corner:

*Parent Flat Rate Program*

The School District of Philadelphia has launched a program to provide a monthly payment for the 2021-22 school calendar year to eligible parents who choose to opt-out of bus, van, or cab assignment and instead will drive their child to and from school.


We are excited to announce we are further incentivizing participation in the Parent Flat Rate Program by increasing the payment to eligible families who choose to enroll. All eligible families will now receive $300 per month ($3,000 for the school year) for transporting their children to and from school. We now also offer the option for families to receive $150 per month ($1,500 for the school year) for transporting their children to school in the morning only, but still utilizing bus, van, or cab service in the afternoon.


*To enroll in either of these options, please fill out this Google Form*


**Please note that once you register for the Flat Rate Program you are required to participate for the duration of the 2021-22 school year and are unable to return to transportation services.

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RUVNA health screening

Please remember, parents/ guardians of students MUST fill out the RUVNA screening every morning. Thank you for your support on this!


If you are NOT receiving the morning RUVNA health screening to your email please complete this form to confirm your preferred email address.


CLICK HERE to read the RUVNA FACTS & REMINDERS.

SIGN UP FOR EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS AND ELECTIVES

Hey Northwood!


Keep a lookout in the coming weeks for our Fall 2021 Weekday after-school clubs and Friday morning electives. Northwood will be continuing to use the platform called FamilyID for club registration. If you don't already have a FamilyID account, you will be prompted to set one up (this only takes a minute).

MISS CHOCoLATE FUNDRAISER

HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO BEAUTIFY OUR BLACKTOP AREA!

Last week, your child should have received a packet for our annual 'Miss Chocolate' fundraiser from their teacher.


As of Friday, the fundraising dates have changed from the printed handout.

Please see the new dates below:

Start date: Friday, September 10th

Due date: Monday, October 11th

Delivery date: Tuesday, November 9th


**PLEASE NOTE, it is extremely important someone is available to pick up the items during the window on the delivery day due to many items being perishable**

COMMUNITY CORNER

PCCY: Public Citizens for Children & Youth

Upcoming programming:
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Free online vision screenings! Sign up today!

GIVE KIDS SIGHT DAY: Children aged 6-17 who have not had or passed their eye exam are encouraged to participate. This will be an online screening event and each slot is only available by appointment. Make an appointment starting September 20th!

When: October 9, 2021 from 9 am-5 pm

Questions? gksd@childrensfirstpa.org

Mark your calendars: Satuday, 10/9

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After school opportunities: Grades 6-8

CONGRESO: SY 2021-2022 Program

Based in school sites, Congreso provides a variety of dynamic academic and enrichment-based after-school programming, as well as homework supports and connections to school time supports.


Youth take dance, music, visual arts, fashion classes as well as soccer and basketball clubs with Science and tech integration. Career exploration and prevention projects are woven throughout the year so that all students have the opportunity to explore their futures and better understand the world of STEM.

**CLICK HERE for the Application**

*FREE* MUSICORE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2021 MUSICORE!

Did you know you can sign up for in-person programs, virtual programs, or both!? **Register for their Germantown site below**

QUICK FACTS:

Rock to the Future's MusiCore After School program combines exciting music opportunities, instrumental instruction, and live performance with academic and education support.

  • No cost to participate
  • No experience is necessary and we provide all instruments
  • Transportation passes provided
  • Meals provided
  • Must reside in Philadelphia
  • Must commit to attending twice weekly for the fall, winter, and/or spring term

**GRADES 6-8**

CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER.


Contact Rock the Future if you need help with registration.

Call/Text 215-302-9633

Email Info@RocktotheFuture.org

WE are hiring!

**SPREAD THE WORD**

We are currently seeking 2 PT (part-time) Lunch Aides and 1 PT Cafeteria Supervisor to join our Northwood team!

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All interested candidates please email Donna Kinebrew, dkinebrew@northwoodcs.org. Thank you!

MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT: NORTHWOOD IS HERE TO HELP

If you live in a shelter, motel, or even doubled up with other people due to loss of housing for economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. A full definition of what constitutes homelessness can be found below.


If you believe you may be eligible, contact Lower School Counselor (K-4) Ms. Lozandieu at mlozandieu@northwoodcs.org or Upper School Counselor (5-8) Mr. Whitlatch at awhitlatch@northwoodcs.org to find out what services and supports may be available!

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Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Wednesday, September 15th, Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 15th- Friday, October 15th, National Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 16th, School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur

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