Northwoods News

A Message from Principal Nixon--Week of November 25, 2019

Dear Northwoods Families,

As we move into Thanksgiving week, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all that you have done to support our teachers, staff, and students at Northwoods. Your acts of kindness and generosity make a huge difference in the lives of our students and staff and your involvement is critical to the smooth and successful operation of our school. On behalf of the teachers and staff, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Travel safely and enjoy spending time with loved ones.

On November 13th, our first grade students had the opportunity to assemble in the cafeteria to witness me get pied in the face. Two students from each class had the honor of doing the deed, which made for lots of laughter and quite a mess. Check out the video below. Again, on behalf of the teachers and staff, we would like to thank you all for your generous contributions during our annual Run and Done fundraiser.

Lastly, I am proud to announce that Elda McGrath, our full-time ESL teacher was crowned as our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Please help us congratulate her on this special honor.

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Other News and Information

Toys & Games

As a general reminder, please DO NOT send students to school with toys, stuffed animals, trading cards (pokemon, football, basketball, etc.). These items can create major distractions and disruptions during the school day and sometimes lead to conflicts between students. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. More specific information regarding this topic can be found in the student/parent handbook, which is linked below.

AIG Information Nights

Ms. Casey, our AIG teacher, will be holding information sessions for parents over the next couple of weeks. Please see the information below regarding regarding those sessions and RSVP if you would like to attend.

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3rd Grade Explorers Meeting

Monday, Dec. 2nd, 5:30-6pm

Northwoods Elementary Media Center

Parent meeting for 3rd Grade Explorers. Hosted by Ms. Casey, AIG Teacher at Northwoods.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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AIG Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 5:30-6pm

Northwoods Elementary Media Center

This meeting is for parents whose child(ren) have completed the AIG nomination process and are currently receiving services.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Northwoods Elementary PTA Information

Our first cultural arts assembly, Japanese Magical Journey took place this past Friday!

Students were treated to a performance by Yasu Ishida, an award-winning magician and storyteller. Maybe you have heard your students talk about the definition of emojis, or the story of the moon princess, or the magic of cherry blossom petals floating like snowflakes? If not, ask your students about any of these!

To learn more about Yasu Ishida and his performance, you can visit his website at:

This performance was just one of several PTA sponsored Cultural Arts activities scheduled throughout the year. Please click on the link below to learn more about the current 2019-2020 Cultural Arts schedule and PTA Cultural Arts program. Remember to check-in for updates throughout the year as more activities are being planned.

Helpful Links for the 2019-2020 School Year