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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.

Lost and Found

Items are in hall next to the Media Center. Items that are not collected will be donated.

**This week is a great week for students to bring home any extra items in their lockers: decorations, boots, gloves….

5th Grade

5th Grade Recognition Food Sign UP

Finish The School Year Strong

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, I am noticing that some of the boys and girls are having greater difficulty staying focused on their work. I know it's difficult, but we will be working hard right up until the end of the school year! I would greatly appreciate if you discussed with your child the importance of finishing the school year strong. This includes making appropriate choices about their behavior each day. Thank you!


Please Make Sure You Can Access MiStar Parent Portal Before School Ends

Annual Registration: The completion of back to school paperwork – something that occurs for all students each August - will be moving on-line this summer. The MISTAR Parent Portal will be the point of access families use to complete this process. This increases the importance of making sure that you know how to log in and use the MISTAR Parent Portal. Please contact your child’s school office for assistance.

Celebration of the Arts

What a wonderful celebration for our community. Thank you to all that attended on Saturday.


In response to the Summer Slide link I had some parents ask me if there were any resource books I would recommend. The following link is a resource that some staff and other parents have found useful. You can also search for other resources.

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment: Our Central Enrollment Office is busy enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a child in your home who will be entering our schools for the first time next fall, now is the time to complete the enrollment process. If you have neighbors or friends with children who plan to attend our schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, please encourage them to enroll now. Having persons enroll now for next fall enables us to better plan for next school year. For enrollment information, visit our enrollment office webpage.

Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent of Schools

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

New address: 800 DeVillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073

New Custodian

Mr. "LT" L. Thomas accepted a new position and his last day was Friday. He will be replaced by Mr. Anthony Dickens.

Ms. Sandy Bartelo the evening custodian will retire at the end of this week. I do not know who the replacement will be.

Thank You

~The Family Picnic was fun for all who attended. I appreciate all the volunteers and families that made this event a success.

~Thanks to Mrs. Richert and our first grade vocalists for a wonderful concert.

~Based on the crowds at the BOGO Book Fair our students will start the summer off with plenty to read! Remember to check out the Royal Oak Public Library this summer.

Monday will be HAT DAY!

We did not hit our target but we did have lots of donations so NO PJ DAY on Monday.

However, we will have another HAT DAY on Monday to celebrate all of donations. We did move up in our donation amount and we had parents contribute at the picnic. THANKS!

PBIS Focus

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

*Report accidents and injuries to a staff member.

*Use "Stop, Walk, and Talk".

*Follow recess rules.

*Put all materials away.

*Follow adult directions.

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Voice level: Outside: 4 Indoor Recess: 3

*Include everyone

*Keep feet, hands, and objects to yourself.

*Use games, equipment, and materials properly.

*Exit and exit in orderly lines. Classes are in session so voice level one in the hall.

*Stay away from the fence and remain on the playground.

These guidelines help avoid disruptions in the classrooms and the learning of others. These guidelines apply during the school day and at lunch.

Please review with your students. Thank you.

5th Grade News

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

Please save-the-date for your 5th Grader's end of year Recognition Celebration!

Thursday, June 11

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Northwood Cafeteria

Continental Breakfast, mingling and slideshow - 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Recognition Program - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parents --- Please drop your 5th grader off for school as normal. Students go to their classroom first. Parents, please head directly to the Cafeteria. Students will walk down to the cafeteria together after attendance.

In preparation for Recognition, we need your help gathering photos for our slide show. Please send in photos on flash drives to the Fifth Grade Teachers. OR use the link and password to upload photos to the shutterfly share site.

password: northwood2015

The shutterfly site will be taken down after 5th grade recognition.

Photos should be individual or group shots of students at school-related activities ONLY - Field Trips, group photos at recess, performances, PTA or scouting events, First Day of school, etc. They can be photos from any year of your children's time at Northwood.

The photos will be used on a slideshow that will be playing during the breakfast portion of the recognition ceremony.

Questions? Please contact 5th Grade Recognition Chair Tracy Purrenhage at .

Thank you!

Dates to Remember


6/8 Volunteer Recognition in Northwood Media Center @ 6 pm

6/8 PTA Meeting @ 7 pm in Cafe

6/11 5th Grade Recognition

6/11 End of 4MP

6/11 Last Day of School

6/13 Relay for Life at ROHS (NOTE LOCATION)


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



Medications @ School: Mark your calendar

If you have medications for your child at school please note that they need to be picked up on last day (6/11/15) of school. Any medications that are not picked up will be disposed of. If you have a medication in the office that can be picked up prior to that time please pick it up at your convenience.

An adult must pick up the medication. Students CANNOT pick up the medications.

Thank you.

Report Cards

Report cards will be mailed home. You should receive them the about 1-2 weeks after school is dismissed for summer. A supply list will be enclosed for the next school year.