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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.


I sent this our two week ago. If you completed it already, THANK YOU. If you did not complete it yet you still have time.

In an effort to improve system practices, Royal Oak Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Please complete a survey for each one of the schools that your children attend before March 31, 2015.

Thank you.

March is Reading Month

Keep reading at home!

March is Reading Month! Arrrrgh! Open a book and find a treasure! The media center has turned into a Pirate's Cove, and our "bookaneers" will celebrate reading all month long. Please look through reading information that comes home with students. The class with the most minutes will display the reading trophy for their grade level. "Yo ho, yo ho, reading is right for me!"

Keep turning in your reading tickets!

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next two weeks will be: Arrival/Departure

*Wait at your assigned entrance.

*Follow school rules (ex: hands to self)

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Always follow adult directions.

*Follow safety and service squad instructions.

*Voice level: outside 3, inside 1

*Help students in need.

*Stay on the sidewalk.

*Know and follow your after school plan.

As a reminder: students are not allowed on the playground at arrival or departure unless with their parent or guardian.

Please review with your children. Thank you.

Head Lice


Please notify the school if your child has head lice. This assists us with lice checks and monitoring.

Please continue to check for head lice. If you need assistance or have a question contact Donna Judd or Angela Ashburn.

If your child has head lice it is helpful if you contact anyone who had direct contact so they can check their child.

Thank you for your assistance.

Dress for the Weather

Please make sure students are dressed for the weather. As it warms up students often need their boots for the muddy areas.

Thank you!

Mstep Testing begins 4/13

As we get closer to the testing dates a more specific calendar will come home for grades 3,4,5. It is important that students are in attendance. Please make sure appointments are outside of the school day. Thank you. Here are the testing windows.

Testing Window for 5th grade: April 13-May 1

Testing Window for 4th grade: April 27-May 15

Testing Window for 3rd grade: May 18-June 5

Dates to Remember



3/17 Green Bagels Orders Delivered Today

3/17 MIRM Reading Drill @ 1:55 PM

3/19 4th Grade Lansing Field Trip

3/19 5th Grade Counselor and Bil Jones Meet with 5th Grade MC @ 11:30

3/20 PTA Daddy Daughter Dance; Cafe @ 7 PM; RSVP required; Entry at North Door @ 7

3/23 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 4th Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM; Doors open at 6:45; North Entrance

3/25 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/25 Late Start

3/26 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/26 PTA Ice Cream Social 5:15-6:15 PM Cafe

3/26 Northwood Open House @ 6:30 PM

3/27 End of 3rd Marking Period

3/27 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/30 PTA Book Fair 3-6 PM Media Center

3/31 Gemini Concert for STUDENTS 9-10 AM (K-5)

3/31 PTA Book Fair 1-8:30 PM

3/31 PTA Poetry Jam 6:30-8


4/1 April Fools

4/1 Late Start

4/1 PTA Book Fair 1-6 PM

4/2 5th Grade Scheduling in Computer Lab AM

4/2 Report Cards go home at the end of the day




Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



I appreciate every person following the rules!

Please remember to be patient and follow the rules on the main roads. Police will continue to monitor and ticket.


Please communicate with teachers if you have any positive notes, concerns or questions. Email is a great way to communicate. All staff email addresses are on the building website!

Click on the link below and then click on the envelope next to the staff member you would like to email.

Thank you!