Northwood News May 8-12

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we take our final STAAR test of the year. The campus will be closed to visitors and volunteers due to the secure nature of the test and needing to have an uninterrupted testing environment. Event though it is the last day of testing, there is still a lot of learning to be done this year. Every day is important, so please be on time and refrain from picking your child up early. It is disruptive to the whole class' learning when we have these interruptions. Thank you for your assistance.

This week we celebrate School Nurses Week! Please join me in thanking Nurse Lee and Mrs. Jaimez for the work they do in caring for our children. They always greet the children with a smile, kindness and compassion when they come to the clinic. We are lucky to have them at Northwood.

Don't forget to refer to THIS link to view the document of all of the events happening in May and feel print it for future reference.

We will continue to keep you posted of the events coming up with all the details as well.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

News and Upcoming Events

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 appr

eciation, 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:

May 9 - Math STAAR (grade 3-5) - CLOSED CAMPUS

May 10 - Special Olympics Track and Field

May 12 - Library Books are due

May 12 - School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 12 - Summer School Registration Deadline

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.