Northwood News March 6-10

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Tuesday evening at 6:00 we have our monthly PTA meeting. This month our 2nd graders will be delighting us with a musical performance after the short meeting. If you are not already, I would like for you to join PTA. You are making no commitment of time, volunteering or anything else by becoming a member. You are simply saying that you are supporting your child and your school. Please see below about how to join.

We are just 5 days away from Spring Break and every day of learning is important and valuable. Please make sure that your child is at school and on time every day! Remember the tardy bell rings at 7:30am! Students should be in their classrooms ready to learn at that time. I hope that you all enjoy some rest, relaxation and fun while we are off of school next week. We will really hit the ground running to finish off the school year when we return.

Please be sure to read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out about everything that is going on at Northwood and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

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News and Upcoming Events

PTA Open Positions: Build relationships in our community and share your voice and talents! The PTA Board is looking for new faces to fill next year's open positions of Secretary and 2nd Vice President (chair of Greenback Night). If you are interested, please email Vanessa Woodworth at interested individuals please respond by March 7th. The nominating committee will meet on March 9th. Committee members are: Coral Croom, Monica Lopez, Robbie Shepherd, Jordan Slaughter, and Vanessa Woodworth.

Attention 5th grade AND Kindergarten parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. We’ll be doing our LAST art lesson of the school year on Monday, March 6th for 5th grade and Friday March 10th for Kindergarten. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email Amanda Bennett at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with!

Monday March 6th: Mrs. Hildebrand's class will be from 9:00-10:00 and Mrs. Lussier’s class from 10:15-11:15.

Friday March 10th: Mr. Straube's class will be from 11:30-12:25, Ms. Knapp’s class from 12:30-1:25, and Ms. Marhofer’s class from 1:30-2:25.

Flocking: Our beloved Northwood Carnival is just around the corner! Show your Northwood pride and help us raise funds for the event by flocking your yard (or a friend/neighbor's) with fun Northwood signs, unicorns and more! Each home that is flocked will receive signage for 24 hours. Flocking will begin after Spring Break (March 19th) and run until the event on April 1st. Please list addresses to be flocked in the comment section. Flocking is available within a five mile radius of the school. Cost of flocking is $30. Please send payment via Venmo tp @NorthwoodElementaryPTA with "flocking" in the description. To sign up click on the following link: Flocking

Carnival: Northwood's Spring CARNIVAL will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-6pm! There will be lots of fun, food & laughs for April Fool’s Day:) There are many ways to help, please see below & keep watching for flyers in backpacks over the next few weeks.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Britton Orthodontics, American Bank, Theory, Real Estate Muses, Dryline Partners, The Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Mindful Kindness Counseling LLC, Next Level Urgent Care, Kumon & Austin Flipsters for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate their generous support!

*Donate an item or service for our Silent Auction, please contact Robbie Shepherd at or 806.438.5827.

*Sponsor underwriting for event costs if you own a local business or would like to contribute as a family, please contact Lauren Ahrens at or 210.286.2629. See the attached fliers if you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a booth at the carnival. Booth Sponsorship Family Sponsorship

*Want to Volunteer?! Please click the following link or email to sign up!

Unicorn Watch: Watch Dogs is now Unicorn Watch! If you would like to volunteer please use the following link: Unicorn Watch Sign Up . You will also need to order a Unicorn Watch shirt which can be purchased using this link: Unicorn Watch Shirts . If you would like to volunteer, please make sure that your DPS clearance is current. You can do that here: DPS Clearance There will be no orientation meeting this year. If you have any question please email them to

Join PTA: When you join the PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and builds a partnership between our families and our school. PTA organizes teacher appreciation, provides classroom grants, supports student enrichment programs, and so much more. We believe that together we can help our children be successful. Go to and sign up online or submit cash or check to the front office. Payment envelopes are available. The membership fee is $7.00 per person and there is an additional $1.50 transaction fee for joining online. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! If you have not already joined, please join today.

Upcoming Dates:

March 7 - PTA Meeting 2nd Grade performs

March 13-17 Spring Break

March 25 - Campus Beautification Day

March 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

March 29 - CIC Meeting

March 31 - Carnival Set Up

April 1 - Carnival

Visitors on Campus

All visitors to campus will be required to present an ID and receive a visitors badge through the Raptor system in order to come into the building during the school day. We understand that this may not be convenient, but it is necessary in order to ensure safety.