Northwood News Feb. 13-17

Be Smart. Be Kind. Be United. Be a Unicorn.

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

This is the week of love and friendship as we celebrate Valentine's Day tomorrow. Students will be exchanging cards in their classrooms, but we will not be having class parties. Please do not send in treats for the class or other deliveries for your child.

On Friday, our district announced that after communicating with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Monday, February 20th will no longer be one of our severe weather makeup days. February 20th is a school holiday. Our last day of school will be Tuesday, May 30. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

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

Life In the Library

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News and Upcoming Events

3rd Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 3rd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, February 17th is 3rd grades’ LAST PTA art lesson. 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! Mrs. Gloege’s class will be from 7:40-8:40, Mrs. Howe’s class will be from 8:45-9:45 and Mrs. Taylor’s class from 9:50-10:50.

Clothes Closet: Northwood's Clothes Closet Volunteer Day is coming up February 15. We still need 1 more volunteer to come and help at the store from 9:45 - 1:15. The store address is NEISD Clothes Closet 8758 Tesoro Dr. 78217. If volunteers can only come for a few hours that is fine, we can split up some of the shifts. Here is a link to the sign-up NEISD Clothing Closet Sign-Up If there are any additional questions please contact

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 & watch for flyers in backpacks over the next few weeks!

*Volunteer your time & join a Committee, please contact Kerry Pape at or 817.690.3251

*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.

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

A HUGE thank you to our early sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Real Estate Muses, Dryline Partners, Kumon & Austin Flipsters for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate their generous support!

Connected Classroom

Our District is excited to announce the Connected Classroom, a new Chromebook lending program that enables students in 3rd-12th grades to have a designated Chromebook for usage both at school and at home. Please click on THIS for more information.

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:

February 15 - Clothes Closet Volunteer Day

February 20 - School Holiday

February 22 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 21-23 - Interim testing grades 3-5

February 22 - PTA Officer Board Meeting @ 1:45

February 24 - Go Red Day for Women's Heart Health (Wear Red)

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

March 1 - Spring Pictures

March 2 - College Shirt Day

March 7 - PTA Meeting - 2nd grade performs

March 13-17 - Spring Break

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.