Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

1.19.15

Staff 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.
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Learning in Action

Teacher of The Year

Please send me an email with nominations for Teacher of the Year. Please include a paragraph. Please submit by Thursday morning at 9 AM.


Thank you.

Personal Items

Students' personal items that should not be brought to school include anything of great value. Other items that should not be brought to school include: electronics which are potentially disruptive to the classroom, toys or other distracting items, trading cards or other items with numerous loose pieces and any other items that are not directly used in the classroom for instructional purposes.


This information is from the back to school packet.

PBIS January Bullying Focus

Just a note that bullying lessons will be the focus in classrooms this month.

Here is the link to all the resources:


http://www.royaloakschools.org/elementary/northwood/pbisbullying-prevention/

BYOD Link

Please click the following link for information on Bring Your Own Device:


http://www.royaloakschools.org/downloads/technology/byod_guideline_for_policy_5136_20130820_153447_39.pdf

Reminders


1/19 MLK Holiday NO SCHOOL

1/20 ROMS Cultural Arts presentation to Grade 5 students in CAFE @ 9 AM

1/20 PBIS Committee with Ashley Gaskill 3:45

1/22 End of Second Marking Period

1/22 SST AM/IEP PM

1/22 Oakland Schools Aspiring Principals' Leadership Meeting Angela @ 5PM

1/23 Records Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

1/23 PTA Family Skate Night #2 5:15-7:15 PM (see PTA site for details)

1/26 2nd Semester Begins!

1/26 Allyson Dewar @ Northwood

1/26 BFC @ 3:45

1/27 Lockdown #2 @ 9:45 AM

1/27 NWEA in Computer Lab All Day

1/27 PTA Blood Drive at Berkley Center 1-6 PM (see PTA site for details)

1/28 Late Start

1/28 NWEA in Computer Lab

1/29 NWEA in Computer Lab

1/29 Report Card Window Closes at 11:59 PM

1/30 NWEA in Computer Lab

1/30 SQT @ 1

2/2 Report Cards Go Home - End of Day

2/2 PTA Founder's Day Dinner @7 (opens at 6) Red Run: Tickets Required


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Check www.neropta.com for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.

Head Lice Reported

A parent contacted a teacher about a case of head lice upstairs so I just emailed a note home to parents to be checking.

Attendance

We are preparing for February Count and I thought this was a good time to send out reminders on attendance:


Teachers are responsible for accurate attendance records. Please make sure that attendance corrections are made immediately. You do not have to worry about the absence being marked excused but you must make sure you accurately record if a student is absent. Thank you for getting attendance completed in the first ten minutes in the morning and after lunch.


When you have a sub they must have an attendance list, record attendance, sign and date it. Please make sure you leave a sheet for am and pm attendance. Donna has noted that some teachers leave several copies for the sub in their sub folders. A sticky note will not work for the auditors. Thank you.

Report Cards

I know that you communicate on a regular basis with parents and I want to thank you. This is very important because any academic problems or behavior concerns should be addressed during the marking period. This helps prevent surprises.


I will remind parents about communicating with teachers first about any concerns.