Northwood Elementary Update

April 17 - April 21

Grades 5-6 Band Concert:

Come and listen to our grades 5 and 6 bands on Wednesday, April 26th. The children will perform at 7:00 at the NHS Auditorium.

Grades 3-6 Mud Hens Trip:

All grades 3-6 students will be going to the Mud Hens Game on Thursday, April 27th. Please dress your students for the weather. They will be going rain or shine! Cross your fingers for a sunny day! Go Hens!

Spring Carnival:

The NES Spring Carnival will be on Friday, April 28. The carnival will be open from 5:30-7:30. Please come out and support our sixth grade students. They have organized and are running the carnival. Thank you to Mr. Roach and NEO for making this project possible for our students! We hope to see everyone there!

Fueling our Schools:

Circle K on Woodville will be hosting one more Fueling our Schools Events. All you have to do is stop and fill up your tank with gas and our school will get a portion of your purchase. Thank you to Circle K for setting these up!


May 5th from 4-8 pm

Awards Day:

Mark your calendars for Awards Presentations for Grades 3-5 on Monday, May 8.

NES Gym:

Grade 3- 10:30-11:00

Grade 5- 11:15-11:45

Grade 4- 12:00-12:30


The 6th Grade Send Off will be on Thursday, May 11th at 10:15 in the NES Gym. (Immediate family members only, please!)



Grades PK-2 receive their awards in their classrooms during the school day.

Mark your calendars for Kindergarten Registration!

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Preschool Registration:

Attention all parents with children who will be turning 3!


Pre-Registration for the 17-18 school year will begin on March 15. Please call 419-354-9010 to get signed up! You don't want your children to miss the opportunity to be in a Northwood Classroom with other 3, 4, and 5 year olds!

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! See info below.

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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 19- School Resumes

Friday, April 21- Tornado Drills

Monday, April 24- Fire Drills

Tuesday, April 25- STAR Reading Test Day

Wednesday, April 26- Kindergarten Registration 7:30-6:00

......................................STAR Math Test Day

......................................Grade 5/6 Band Concert- 7:00 @ NHS Auditorium

......................................Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you to Mrs. Donegan and .......................................Mrs. Canaday!

Thursday, April 27- Grades 3-6 to Mud Hens

Friday, April 28- Grade 6 Carnival

Monday, May 1- Tornado Drills

Tuesday, May 2- Kindergarten Screening

Wednesday, May 3- Kindergarten Screening

Thursday, May 4- Fire Drills

Friday, May 5- Last day for iPads- Teachers Collect in classrooms

........................Fueling our Schools- Circle K- 4-8 pm

Monday, May 8- Grades 3-6 Awards

Tuesday, May 9- K-2 Field Day

Wednesday, May 10- Grades 3-6 Olympics

...................................School Nurse's Day! Thank you to Mrs. Haas!

Thursday, May 11- Last Day of School!!!

.................................Grade 6 Send Off

Monday, May 15- Board of Education Meeting- 6:00 @ NHS Media Center

Repeated Info:

Lunch Accounts:

Letters were sent home to students that are carrying a negative balance. It is important to make sure these balances get paid. We are asking for parents to make sure your student has lunch money on their account. We will no longer accept lunch charges for the remainder of the year. It is important to please send in your breakfast or lunch money.


If you have any questions please call: Mrs. Bires @ 419-691-4651 ext. 1630

Field Day/Olympic Day Update from Mrs. Phillips:

This year, our annual NEO picnic and Field/Olympic days are for STUDENTS ONLY. With the school year ending early in May, our dates were limited so both events were scheduled without rain dates. Both events will happen within our school grounds with lunch being served from the cafeteria and events being held behind the school buildings. Space and parking are limited. In the event of rain, activities will be moved to the gym with one grade level participating at a time. Next year, we will resume back to our traditional events where parents and families will be invited. Thank you for your understanding.

Phones/Devices:

We have many phones and other electronic devices that we have confiscated from students and they have never been picked up. These are from last year or prior years. We do not have any from this school year. Mrs. Donegan has them in the NES office. If you think you are missing devices from previous years, please stop in to check with her.


We will be recycling these devices at the end of February.

Toys at School:

If students are bringing toys to school to play with during inside recess, they need to do so at their own risk. The school is not responsible for lost or broken items.


If children bring toys, they need to keep them in their backpack until it is inside recess time. If toys are out during other parts of the day, the teachers will take them and they will need to be picked up at the office.


We know the children need things to do during inside recess, so we allow the toys then. It is just important to understand they are bringing their favorite things at their own risk!


(Obviously, toys are permitted if teachers are having a reward or special activity and they have made you aware)

Transportation Changes:

Please remember that if your child is not going home from school the usual way, the school needs a note from the parents. If you change your plans after your child is at school, we will allow changes before noon. After noon, no changes will be made. This is for the safety of our students and to assure all students get where they need to be.

Attendance:

If your child will not be at school, please call the office and let them know. Along with calling, please remember to bring a doctor's note if your child is out due to an appointment.


Remember that attendance in school each day is critical for all students. They must be in school to learn and progress. Please do your part to get your children to school each and every day on time. School hours are 8:45-3:10.

Tech Issues:

If you are having trouble with Schoology or the iPads at home, please contact tech director Brad Lindquist by sending and email to blindquist@northwoodschools.org or calling the school office. Please be sure you are communicating if there are problems so that we can get them fixed.

Resources:

School Website:

www.northwoodschools.org


Athletic Calendar:

http://www.northwoodschools.org/o/athletics-and-activities


WordPress Blog:

https://rangerroundup.wordpress.com/


Twitter:

@principalkrontz

@principalkozina

@nlssuptclark

@rangerroundup (District account)



Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/northwoodlocalschools


Instagram:

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Schoology- Be sure that you are logging on to your child's Schoology to check out their assignments, class work, grades, and teacher feedback. I also post announcements here for the students to read. If you do not know your password to get in to Schoology, please let us know. If you are having difficulty seeing exactly how your child is doing on assignments and what they should work on, please contact the classroom teacher.


Northwood App- Our App is still under construction. It is a work in progress, however you can download it now and begin receiving notifications. On the App, you will see things like updates, calendar of events, and other school/district information. Find the Northwood Local Schools app in the Google Play Store and on iTunes.


Online Backpacks- Be sure you are checking out our online backpacks if you wish to see flyers about things going on in and around our community! Here is the link to the online backpacks:

http://www.northwoodschools.org/o/board-of-education/page/backpacks

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