October 14, 2022
Building Excellence Successfully Together
October 19 - PTA Reflection Entries Due
October 21 - PTA Music Night (4th & 5th Grades; 6-9 PM)
October 27 - PTA Mornings in the Fall (A-L; 7:10-7:40 AM)
October 28 - PTA Morning in the Fall (M-Z; 7:10-7:40 AM)
October 31 - Character Parade
November 8 - Election Day (Remote - Details TBD)
November 9-11 Book Fair
November 14 - Fall Picture Retake Day
Art with Ms. Katzin
Northwood artists have been working on their artwork for our Art to Remember fundraiser. Kindergarteners made hearts, first graders made flower pots, second graders made flowers, third graders made sun/moon designs, fourth graders made animals and fifth graders made succulent pots. You will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of products featuring your child’s artwork like magnets, mugs, keychains, and more! There are over 60 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Be on the lookout for an order form sent home with your child within the next couple of weeks or click on the link below to search for your child's artwork.
Northwood Explorers to welcome the Centennial Knights
During carpool and bus drop off next Friday, October 21st, our Northwood Explorers will be greeted by members of the Centennial Knights football and cheerleading teams. We're excited to welcome them to campus as a way to show our support for our feeder high school! Staff and students are encouraged to wear Centennial gear or colors (royal blue, black, white) that day. The Knights will play away at North Springs High School the evening of the 21st.
Fulton County Schools Technology Competition Information
See the information below and then connect with Mrs. Bauer, Mr. Asher or Mr. Chaffer with questions. Students in grade 3-5 can participate and sign up is a first come basis.
Thursday Oct. 20: Sign Up Genius (3:30 pm) to sign up for your category. ONLY ONE SLOT FOR EACH GRADE PER CATEGORY IS AVAILABLE
-Monday Nov 7: All projects write ups due Mr. Asher
-Friday Nov. 11: All registration to Fulton County due
-Saturday Dec. 10: Fulton County Tech Fair (Riverwood High School)
Students may team up with one other person. Groupings can be either the same grade level, or a 3rd and 4th grader together. 5th grade can only partner with a 5th grader.
Students create a project using some form of technology in the following categories:
Only one student/team from each grade level for each category will participate in the Fulton County Technology Fair.
The sign up will go live at 3:30 pm on Thursday October 20, 2022
Device Deployment Update for Parents of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders
As we receive our devices from the district, we are beginning to distribute one-to-one devices to our students in grades 3, 4 and 5 beginning October 19th. Students in 3rd grade will receive their laptop next week with 4th and 5th grade following shortly after. The device will be checked out to your child for his/her use for school related tasks. Students are expected to bring their laptop home each night to work on homework, iReady and other school assignments. Please be sure to review the Device User Agreement in the Parent Portal and electronically sign off if you have not done so already. You access this agreement the same way you access the Code of Conduct. The device user agreement is also linked at the bottom of this newsletter should you want to review it that way.
Please be sure to do the following to ensure that your child’s device is in good condition throughout the year.
- Make sure that your child shuts the laptop down each night when finished.
- Be sure that your child charges his/her laptop each night so it is ready for school use the following day.
- Talk with your child about proper care of the laptop including: using the device for school related tasks only, handling the laptop, carrying the laptop safely, not having food/drinks near the laptop, etc.
- Please make sure that your child’s laptop is safe in his/her backpack when traveling to school. If you have a laptop sleeve feel free to use it as it will provide extra protection!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Bauer or Ms. Evangelista with any questions. Thank you for your continued support.
Northwood Monthly Awards - September
NORTHWOOD’S ANNUAL BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!
Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Media Center November 14th-18th - mark your calendars! Book Fair is the major fundraiser for our Media Center. It is also a wonderful opportunity to purchase books as holiday gifts for your children and family, or perhaps something special for your child's teacher!
Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities- Click Here to sign up to help during preview and shopping days. Be on the lookout for our child’s preview and shopping times in the weekly blasts from homeroom teachers.
Please be sure you are an FCS registered volunteer: https://www.fultonschools.org/volunteer
A message from Fulton County Schools
ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS
IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED OFF ON THE STUDENT CODE - PLEASE COMPLETE THE PROCESS BELOW!
All students and parents/guardians should sign the receipt of the Fulton County Schools Student Code of Conduct 2022-2023:
- Log into the parent portal/infinite campus account and click on documents
- Select Needs Attention, then scroll to the Signature Page
- Select the red signature box to complete the form
- Select with SIGN to agree or DECLINE to disagree
- Select SUBMIT
We appreciate you completing this so we are in compliance with the district requirements.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT – REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS
Non-Academic Skills to Show on Report Cards
Fulton County is now requiring teachers to include comment codes for four areas of non-academic skills: self-direction, collaboration, problem solving, and work habits. These scores do not affect the student average for the class.
Please know that a "C" code on this is not a "C" grade but rather stands for "Consistently" which is good. Other codes include "O" = Often, "S" = Sometimes, and "R" = Rarely. You should expect to see these marks across your child's classes.
First quarter grades will be visible in the Parent Portal on October 14, 2022. Please see more information in the graphic below describing the skills.
Lifetouch Picture ReTake Process
Don't forget to tell them to smile!
Have You Joined Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides quick and easy access to information for all enrolled students in their household. Find grades, attendance, assignments, schedules, ID numbers, school announcements and more. If you haven't already joined, please do so today as Fulton County Schools is transitioning to managing everything via the portal.
For more information, access the Parent Portal Booklet for Infinite Campus here.
Parents, please encourage your students to check regularly for lost items in the Lost and Found. Please mark all student belongings clearly with the child’s name so that it can be identified. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities after the last school day of every month. October’s date is Monday, October 31st.
Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.
That's why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
- Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
- Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
- Experience the joy and fun of making art
- Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
- Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
Call for entries! Entries due October 19th. Email Reflections@northwoodpta.com for more information!