February 17, 2023

Building Excellence Successfully Together

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February 20 - Presidents' Day (No School)

February 21 - Professional Development Day (No School)

February 23 - FCS Board Meeting

February 24 - PTA Bingo Family Fun Night

February 28 - Hardship Transfer Deadline

March 13 - Professional Development Day (No School)

March 14 - Teacher Workday (No School)

March 17 - All Pro Dads

March 23 - FCS Board Meeting

April 18 - Northwood Kindergarten Round Up

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Second Grade Explorers

Hello from Second Grade! Can you believe that February is halfway over? In writing, we have started learning about fact and opinion; and will be writing our opinions, backing them up with reasons and examples. The students have been learning about and researching various historical figures who were important in the fight for civil rights. Students learned all about Harriet Tubman at an inhouse field trip, and MLK, Jr. at another.

Valentine’s Day was a hit! The children had so much fun decorating their bags and passing out valentines. We are all looking forward to spring and warmer weather!

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Fourth Grade Explorers

Fourth graders have been diving into a new social studies unit! Students participated in a fun “Brainstorm Carousel” activity. Groups walked to different charts around the room and contributed one important fact they learned from reading each chart’s article. Students were intrigued about the many ways the Industrial Revolution shaped the United States!

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Read Across America

We will celebrate Read Across America Week February 27th - March 3rd. Students and staff are invited to dress up each day. We also have a local author, June Akers, coming to speak to students in grades 2-5. Please see the flyer for information if you are interested in purchasing her books.

Monday, February 27th- Hats off to Reading! Wear your favorite hat.


Tuesday, February 28th- Reading in my Silly Socks! Wear silly socks.

Wednesday, March 1st- Reading Takes You Places! Wear a college shirt or shirt that represents a future career path.

Thursday, March 2nd- Read My Shirt! Wear a shirt that others can read.

*Author visit grades 2-5​*​

Friday, March 3rd- Wear a Northwood spirit shirt or colors because our school loves to read!

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FCS Annual Parent Perception Survey

Northwood Families – your opinion matters. Starting Monday, February 13th, Fulton County Schools encourages parents to take the Annual Parent Perception Survey. The survey link will close on March 10th. The survey is anonymous and confidential and should take about 15 minutes to complete. Please complete one survey per school where you have one or more students enrolled. Additionally, students in grades 4-12 will take the Annual Student Perception Survey between February 13th and 24th, during the school day.

School Governance Council 2023 Elections

What is a School Governance Council?

The purpose of a School Governance Council (SGC) is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role through monitoring and implementation of the strategic plan.

What is the commitment?

All School Governance Council members serve two-year terms. Time commitment varies from school-to-school, but expect 4-5 hours per month which includes meetings, trainings, and school and community events.

When are the 2023 elections?

Candidate Declaration: February 1 - March 24

Elections will be held from April 12 -19

Where to declare candidacy?

Visit the SGC website and click on Elections for a candidate guide and/or declaration.


Northwood Artist Day - Call for Artists

Artists and performers needed for Northwood’s Artist Day!

Are you a painter, sculptor, fine artist, musician, performer, dancer, craftsperson or someone with other creative talent? Northwood’s Artist Day committee is putting together this year’s event and WE NEED YOU! Last year’s artist day was a smashing success and we hope to make this year even better for our explorers. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Mollie Katzin (katzinm@fultonschools.org)

Hardship Transfer Deadline - February 28

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning Jan. 1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2023-24 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information. Get more info and access the application 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. February’s date is Monday, February 27th.

Cafeteria News

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Bingo Night and Silent Auction

Get ready for one of the best nights of the year...BINGO Night!!! Head over to Membership Toolkit to purchase your tickets today! You can also print the bottom portion of the below image and send to your teacher, along with a check, to reserve your spot! We will not sell tickets at the door. Advanced purchase is necessary, and this event typically books up very quickly.

Our Silent Auction will also kick off a week before BINGO and run from February 17th through February 24th at 8PM. We have amazing items including three vacation spots, passes to Treetop Quest, spa gift cards and more. In the coming days and weeks, check out the link below as we update our offering. Scope out what you love and get ready for bidding when the time comes! For now, save the link so you can check back shortly!

To make the night run smoothly, we'll need volunteers. Please consider volunteering a portion of your time that night to help it run smoothly. We can't do it without our volunteers.

Purchase tickets: www.Northwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/10762

Silent Auction: https://northwoodpta.betterworld.org/auctions/northwood-spring-silent-auction-2

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548ACAA23A0FD0-northwood


Have you bought a yearbook yet? The cost is $43. Click here to order: tinyurl.com/2y4vw5xw

If you have any questions, please email Yearbook@northwoodpta.com

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