Bulldog Blast

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

What you need to know this week:

🍎 Our Miss Chocolate fundraiser will be running until MONDAY, October 11th! PLEASE NOTE, it is extremely important someone is available to pick up the items during the window on the delivery day (November 9th) due to many items being perishable*


🍎Please note, Upper School homerooms are being restructured in an effort to minimize cross-contamination among students. This change went into effect Monday, October 4th.
You should have received additional information from Mrs. Herschberger.

Ways to Continue Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each week during this month we will be sharing a different idea on how to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15 ).


Here is an idea:

Check out Latinx and Hispanic art museums, exhibits and events.

Scan your community listings for a museum, exhibit or cultural event near you. For an online alternative, try the Latino Cultures in the U.S. section of Google Arts & Culture, which includes “25 Latino Artists You Should Know,” an “Art of the Americas” online exhibit, and a virtual tour of The Mexican Museum.

DINE LATINO RESTAURANT WEEK

Dine Latino Restaurant Week is a great way to check out all the amazing Hispanic-owned dining establishments around Philadelphia. The deal? Diners will get one free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees. The list of restaurants will be announced soon, but what we do know for sure: It’s happening in Philadelphia from October 11th to 15th.

Virtual Parent Cafe

Thank you to all who attended our 1st Virtual Parent Cafe of the academic year! We had a total of 30 parents/guardians on zoom with us.


If you missed out below is a link to a folder that includes a PDF of the session (with all the hyperlinked games), the recording of the session, and an Innovageous Family Game plan checklist.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jZP1FDBKj5MrE_5DEpuAfbfx2Szv6Rj4?usp=sharing


Keep a look out for our next virtual cafe and new topic in October!

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Fall Fun Fest

Northwood Academy invites all K-4 students to join us as we celebrate the season!


We are so excited to introduce Fall Fun Fest this school year. This event will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, and include a variety of fun activities for all of our K-4 grade students. Unfortunately, we will be unable to hold our traditional parade due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, students may come to school dressed in character costumes or dressed down. We are also excited to introduce our first-ever Scarecrow Contest!


Each K-4 classroom will be responsible for creating a unique scarecrow to display outside of their classroom on October 29th. Northwood families are encouraged to donate supplies to help your child's classroom scarecrow. The donation list will be provided by your child's classroom teacher.



All scarecrows will be judged by a team of Upper School student volunteers. We will finish the day with classroom walkthroughs so the students can view all of the amazing scarecrows displayed in the building.

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Parent Corner:

Hey Northwood Fam!



We will be participating in a "Pink Out Day" for breast cancer awareness on Wednesday, October 20th.


What is Pink Out Day?

Students will pay $1 and wear a pink shirt on that day, with the proceeds going to breast cancer research and awareness.


Students can also pay an additional $1 to be included in raffles to win prizes.

Northwood's Lottery Application

Northwood's Lottery Application is officially OPEN!

Spread the word! The lottery application window for the 2022 school year will begin this Friday. If you have a child who will be an incoming kindergartner (Age 5 by September 1, 2022) or another child, who is a sibling (one common parent) and does not currently attend Northwood, you will need to apply to our lottery now for potential enrollment for next school year.


Please note that grades 1-8 will ultimately enroll on seat availability.

Visit ApplyPhillyCharter.org to apply for your child.

Questions? kdugan@northwoodcs.org

MISS CHOCoLATE FUNDRAISER

HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO BEAUTIFY OUR BLACKTOP AREA!


Friendly reminder ALL Miss Chocolate orders are due this Monday, October 11th.


**Delivery date, Tuesday, November 9th**


**PLEASE NOTE, it is extremely important someone is available to pick up the items during the window on the delivery day due to many items being perishable**


You will be emailed information closer to Tuesday, November 9th regarding pick-up window and location.

COMMUNITY CORNER

TODAY: Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic 12-4pm

Greetings!


If you or someone you know hasn't gotten their COVID-19 vaccine yet, drop by the Kensington Library TODAY, Wednesday, October 6th from 12-4 PM for a free shot. No ID or insurance is required, and everything is free. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered.


Booster shots will be available for those who are eligible. There will be a follow-up session on October 27th.


WHERE?

Kensington Library: 104 West Dauphin Street (Hope & Dauphin Sts.)
Philadelphia, PA 19133-3701 215-685-9996

Register today and join the fun!

Join 'You're Beautifully Made, Inc.' and community partners for the 2nd annual Autism event. This event is a FREE event for the whole family. The event will be held at the Garsed Center, 4704 Leiper St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19124 on October 17, 2021, at 1:00 pm (until 4:00 pm)!


Attendees will engage in:
- Sensory
- Activities
- Resources
- Meet Authors
- Giveaways

For more information, ybmphilly@gmail.com.

Mark your calendars: Saturday, October 9th

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MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT: NORTHWOOD IS HERE TO HELP

If you live in a shelter, motel, or even doubled up with other people due to loss of housing for economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. A full definition of what constitutes homelessness can be found below.


If you believe you may be eligible, contact Lower School Counselor (K-4) Ms. Lozandieu at mlozandieu@northwoodcs.org or Upper School Counselor (5-8) Mr. Whitlatch at awhitlatch@northwoodcs.org to find out what services and supports may be available!


CLICK HERE to watch a video (created by Kevin Lofton) for families in Philadelphia to understand their rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for students experiencing homelessness. Check it out now!

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Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Monday, October 11th, Miss Chocolate Fundraiser due date

Monday, October 11th, NACS After-School Clubs begin

Monday, October 18th, School Closed, classes will resume 10/19

Wednesday, October 20th, Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 20th, Pink Out Day (optional)

Friday, October 29th, Fall Fun Fest

Tuesday, November 9th, Miss Chocolate Fundraiser school delivery date

Thursday, November 11th, School Closed in observance of Veteran's Day

Friday, November 12th, PICTURE DAY

Monday, November 15th- 19th, American Education Week

Wednesday, November 18th, Board Meeting

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