Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence


Parent 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!

Parking Lot

Sergeant Al Carter sent me an email letting me know that the police will have cars at drop off and pick up when available.


The number one priority is STUDENT SAFETY.

*Please make sure at morning drop off you drop students off and leave the drop off lane. Do not wait in the drop off lane and watch as students enter.

*Never double park and allow students to walk through traffic. This is very dangerous.

*Do not back up in the drop off lane. Students may be behind you. Wait until it is clear and pull forward.

*Do not use the South Parking lot. This is the staff lot. Do not pull into this lot and do not park and wait in this lot to drop off or pick up.

*Do continue to be polite to all the adults.

*Thank you to all of the parents that follow the guidelines that keep students dafe each day.

*Continue to drive SLOWLY.


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!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for attending conferences! Please continue the conversations with teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

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.