The Northwood Elementary Connection

February 2022 Parent Newsletter

From the Desk of Principal Miranda Roscoe

Hello Northwood Elementary families-

I would like to officially welcome Northwood Elementary School’s new PTA president, Leslie Kozich. Mrs. Kozich has a daughter in Kindergarten. Northwood Elementary PTA is having a membership drive. Please click on the links below for more information. The winning classroom will receive a donut party.

Become a member of Northwood Elementary PTA (Membership Link):

Northwood Elementary PTA Membership 2021-2022: (Complete this Google Form after becoming a member using the link provided to enter the contest)

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

We will have Valentine's Day classroom parties on Monday, February 14th during the afternoon. Students are allowed to bring in cards for classmates and pre-packaged treats. Please contact the classroom teacher with questions and concerns.

Winning Classrooms for Positive Behavior Ice Cream Treats Incentive for January

K-2 - Mr. Uhl and Ms. Curtis tied with 11 tally marks

3-4 - Mrs. Holliday 's Gr. 3 class won with 13 tally marks

Winning classrooms received tally marks for positive lunchroom behavior. The focus for the month of February is "the classroom", including on-task behavior, cleanliness of room, submitting quality work and showing respect for peers and staff.

Abbe Rd. Parking Lot

Please do not park in handicap spots unless you have a disability decal or license plate. Do not block cars in during arrival and dismissal times.


Miranda Roscoe

Principal Northwood Elementary

Congratulations to Mrs. Voros' First Grade Class

Congratulations to Ms. Voros' first grade class for winning a recycling contest sponsored by the Lorain County Solid Waste Company. The class won a pizza party. The class will also be recognized on the Lorain County Solid Waste social media pages and website.

From the Desk of School Counselor Milesa Brunetti

This month in classroom guidance lessons, we will finish up our Emotion Management unit. The students have done a great job using clues such as facial expressions & body language to guess how others are feeling. We have practiced ways to calm our strong emotions using deep breathing exercises, slow counting, and asking for help. The students also learned other strategies to calm strong emotions so they can think clearly, make good choices, and focus on learning.

  • Next, we will begin the Problem-Solving unit in the Second Step curriculum.
  • The unit goals for grades K-2 students are:
  • Say the problem in a given scenario
  • Demonstrate an appropriate problem-solving strategy (for example, apologizing, taking turns, offering to share) in a given scenario
  • Think of possible solutions that are safe and respectful
  • Identify which solutions work better than others for a given problem
  • The unit goals for grades 3-4 students are:
  • Say the problem in a way that is respectful to each person’s point of view
  • Think of possible solutions that are safe and respectful
  • Explore the outcomes of possible solutions by considering the points of view of everyone involved
  • Pick a solution that is safe & respectful and could work for everyone involved

Here is my contact information.

Milesa Brunetti

(440) 284-8310

Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families with concerns about their child.

Does your child get an upset stomach the morning of a big test? Does the thought of being called on to read aloud in class terrify your child? Are math struggles causing worry? Join John Zbornik, PhD, of Kenneth A. De Luca, PhD and Associates Inc., for a group discussion about academic anxiety disorders including test, reading and math anxiety. Attendees will learn how to spot these disorders and ways to ease a child’s fears.

Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.



Is your child ahead of peers academically but struggling to control impulses? Are you looking to connect with families of other gifted or 2e students? Join Christine Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First LLC, as she provides 10 tips to help high achieving students learn how to regulate their behavior and manage emotions. Find out why high cognitive skills do not necessarily equate to high emotional regulation skills.

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.

Westlake Porter Public Library

Register an adult

Register for Childcare

Lorain County Public Health Community Grant Available

Healthy Places Grants available

Hello Lorain County Leaders,

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is again offering Healthy Places grants in 2022! The purpose of these grants is to create a long-lasting impact on the health of people in Lorain County, especially people in underserved populations.

We’ll host an information session for potential applications on February 2, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be recorded and posted to our website.


  • Apply for up to $25,000
  • $100,000 total will be awarded
  • Technical assistance from LCPH staff is available

Dates & deadlines

  • Webinar: Feb. 2
  • Deadline for TA: Feb. 18
  • Deadline to apply: March 1
  • Award notices: March 14
  • Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2022


  • Serves people in Lorain County
  • For nonprofits or government agencies
  • Partnership with 1 other entity
  • Makes a built environment change (see details in the app)

Important Dates

February 2nd- Spring Conferences 3:30-7:00

February 21st- President's Day/No School

March 31st- End of 3rd Grading Period

April 1st- Records Day/No School for Students

April 15th-Spring Break

April 25th- School Resumes

Second Harvest Food Pantry @ Ely Stadium 3:30-5:30

Food pantry dates:

2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2/ 6/6 & 7/11

Goals for Northwood Elementary School 2021-2022

Standards Alignment

By the end of the 2023/2024 school year 75% of teachers will design lessons that consider the point of view and interest of all students to enhance their learning.

Safe and Healthy Schools

By the end of the 2023/2024 school year, Elyria City Schools will improve 75% of students' sense of safety and feelings of belonging through health/wellness support, increased implicit bias awareness, and positive behavior programming as measured by a 30% decreased discipline referrals and 30% increased attendance.

Elyria Schools Belief Statements

We believe…

  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful.
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through a detailed vision, commitment, and moral leadership