Warhawk Weekly 3/23/2020

#Be A Warhawk!

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The Hall Way...

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings. As an educator, I can honestly say that this past week was a time of growth for me. (It was in my roles as mom, wife, sister, daughter, and friend too!) This time in our lives is unlike anything we have experienced. This past week our school community worked together to support our students with the transition to learning from home. I cannot express how proud we are of our students. Our staff met virtually a few times this past week, and so many of them were eager to share how proud they were of their students and how they appreciated being able to connect with them. Although we will not be returning to our building for a while, I am confident we will continue to work together to support our students. Thank you to our Northwood families for encouraging your students to continue to learn and take advantage of the lessons our teachers created for our students.


Please remember that this newsletter is a live link. As things progress, we will use it to provide any updated information throughout spring break. All you have to do is click the newsletter to go to the live page!


We hope all of our NMS families stay healthy and enjoy thier time together during our spring break.


--- Mrs. Hall

D200 is asking parents to continue to report student health issues on our attendance line.

NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE

(815) 337-8618

D200 eLearning and School Closure Updates

Click here for D200 eLearning and school closure updates

Food Services During D200 School Closures

Governor Pritzker made clear in his stay in place message that feeding students is still a priority. Therefore, breakfast and lunch will be offered to families while schools are closed during our spring break, March 23-27. Families may drive through or walk up to Olson Elementary School and Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m - noon. Families will receive both breakfast and lunch at this time. In addition we will be delivering meals to families at the following locations at the following times:


    • Mapletree Apartments 10:30 - 10:50 am (Infront of the office building)

    • Willow Brooke Apartments 10:30 - 10:50 am (Back entrance, near the bus stop)

    • Autumnwood Apartments 11:10 - 11:30 am ( South parking lot next to the Building 717)

    • Woodstock Commons 11:10 - 11:30 am (Front entrance to the right of the Leasing Office)

    • Prairie View Apartments 11:50 - 12:10 pm (Parking lot next to the Rental Office)

    • Walden Oaks Apartments 11:50 - 12:10 pm (Picnic area near the pond)

    • Greenwood School 12:45 - 1:30 pm (School parking lot)

How will you BE A WARHAWK during Spring Break?

Although this spring break may differ from what we had planned, there will still be opportunities to BE A WARHAWK. Whether it is helping each other, enjoying each other's company with a board game, going for a walk to enjoy the sunshine, or creating a piece of art with things we find around the house. Opportunities to BE AMAZING, BE RESPECTFUL, BE BRAVE, BE POSITIVE, BE DRIVEN, BE HONEST, BE KIND, BE YOURSELF, BE A WARHAWK. Whatever it is, we want to create a video so we can all "see" each other when we return after spring break. Please send pictures or videos to Mrs. Hall's email at bhall@wcusd200.org. to help us all connect during this time.
Need internet?

Comcast is offering FREE internet (for 60 days) to those who qualify. Click this link for more information.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open!

Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year is open. Please refer to the registration link you received in your email or visit our website here . As a reminder, payment is not due at the time of registration. If you have any questions or need help registering your child, please feel free to email one of our secretaries.


Mrs. Butler (Spanish) sbutler@wcusd200.org

Mrs. Dycus sdycus@wcusd200.org

Mrs. Maldonado cmaldonado@wcusd200.org

Social Services Snippet

Webinar for helping your child manage anxiety: This is a free class designed to help your child if they worry about social situations; making mistakes; test taking or performance anxiety and negative thinking.

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis

Useful tips to help calm fears, manage stress, and talk to your children about the coronavirus.

Do you want to see what has been assigned to your student in Canvas?

We have had some requests from parents on how to log in and be an observer in Canvas. The document below has directions to become an observer on your student's account. This log in will allow you to see what has been assigned to them.


Canvas Parent Access for New Observer


Canvas Acceso de Los Padres en Español

Third quarter report card grades are updated in Home Access

We will not be mailing third quarter report cards due to the school closure. However, you can access your students report card in Home Access.


Directions to see Third Quarter Report Cards Grades in Home Access:

  • Make sure you have selected the correct student.
  • Click the grades icon at the top of your screen.
  • Click the report card tab.
  • Under where it says Report Card, select “View Report Card for Reporting Period” and select 3 from the drop down.
  • View the final grades in MP3

MESSAGE FROM OUR CHOIR TEACHING STAFF 3/16/20

Tonight, the WHS gym that would normally house the District 200 Choral Festival is vacant, devoid of the sounds of students and music-making. In this time of isolation, we were lucky enough that our teachers were informed of the cancellation of our concert during the day on Thursday, March 12th. While students and teachers were disappointed that all of the hard work going into that concert may be lost, there was a scramble to salvage something. Through quick collaboration and extreme flexibility, the directors at our middle and high schools were able to record a version of our combined closing piece.


Each year, a piece is chosen for all singers grades 5-12 to sing together in the spirit of hope and collaboration. This year, the piece selected was “One Voice” by The Wailin Jennys. “It is a song about singing together, but in the larger sense about all of us coming together in the spirit of peace and harmony and love and hope, and all that stuff that we need more of in the world.” What better piece to enjoy at a time like this. We hope you enjoy.

One Voice 2020

What's Happening, Warhawks!

3/23/20 - 3/27/20

Spring Break


3/30/20 - 4/2/20

eLearning Days

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.


If you would like to volunteer for this amazing night for our 8th graders or if you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

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What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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