Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Week of 12.6.15 & 12.13.15


Staff Edition

Mission Statement

Northwood Elementary School will provide higher-level learning opportunities for all students to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and diverse environment.

Gift from Parents

A group of parents will be setting up breakfast for you on Tuesday, 12/8/15, in the lounge. They wanted to do it and I said sure! Enjoy. I think it will be ready by 7:45 am.
The Best Value in Formative Assessment

Click on the link and see if you know the difference between formative and summative assessments.

PBIS Matrix/December Lesson Focus

Please focus on "BATHROOMS" during the month of December. Please REVIEW and PRACTICEall four areas in the OAKS Matrix related to BATHROOM behavior. Be prepared to discuss with your colleagues and share lessons.


Please double check the Assessment Calendar and make sure all information/data that indicates "record results in Pearson Inform" is in Pearson Inform for 1st Marking Period.

This is a good time to review dates/assessments on the Assessment Calendar for 2MP.

Thank you.

Educator Effectiveness Info - Reminder

The following link has all the Educator Effectiveness information in one great location. The most recent items you can review are:

Educator Effectiveness Updates

Expectations for Teacher Evaluations

Please review each item.

This week the K, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers had PD time to work on SLO and we discussed progress to date. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers will have the same PD time. The data for fall was due by 11/6 so at this time you have the data you need to set your SLO. Please continue your work on your SLO. They should all be entered into Teachscape by December 18. I already have some submissions, thank you.

Please stop by after school on any of these dates or make an appointment if you have questions.

after school: 12/4, 12/7, 12/9, 12/16

Teachscape SLO Process:

*Login to Teachscape

*Click the triangle next to: Goal Setting Forms and Conference

*You will see a clipboard and Student Growth Goals (Domain 5): Click on this

* On the right you will see and EDIT button; Click on it; FIll in the form by using the SLO form that is in Google Drive and that was passed out earlier this year.

*Click on Save and Exit

*Under Edit click SHARE

*I will be able to see it and send it back to you.

*You will need to submit once revisions are complete

Welcome to Northwood

We welcome Alexandria Bastian to Northwood as a Special Education Paraprofessional. We also welcome Michael Early as a part time class size relief paraprofessional, he also works in transportation and @ Keller. Pending fingerprints and scheduling they should start this week.
Click here for Haven Schedule 12/15 &12/16

Please note your time, location and any changes to schedules. Changes to Doody, Bath, & Land on 12/15. Media Center will be closed at noted times. Please plan accordingly and make alternate plans with Patty Hanson.

Haven/Erin's Law Reminder

When are the lessons:

December 15: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th

December 16: 3rd

How long are the lessons:

45-60 minutes. Teachers remain in the classroom during the entire presentation. (Parents asked about this at the information night.)


Most sessions will occur in the classroom but in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade two classes will be combined and meet in the Media Center. The combined classes will be for the same grade level. Ex: 3rd and 3rd NOT 3rd and 5th

Students that have been opted out will be working on an academic assignment related to their classwork. I will ask you for these but I imagine a reading assignment for upper el will work and lower el can advise me on what is best. Tentative location: Main Office Conference Room

Teachers: Please make sure all opt outs are turned into Angela.

Tornado Drill

Please review and practice the procedures prior to the drill.

This is a reminder that the areas under the stairwells must be free of any items. We are not allowed to store items in this area per the fire marshall and because it is an area we use for shelter.

Ugly Sweater Day - Winter Holiday Version

Oh yes (or oh no!) it is that time of year again. Dig out your favorite ugly sweater and wear it on Thursday 12/17. There will be a group photo for all staff at 3:35 in the office! Yes it is on the calendar:)

Ho Ho Ho

Northwood District Website Calendar

Do you know what is happening? Please check the building and Google calendar often. Let me know if you do not have access. Enter field trips and class events on the Google calendar.

Dates to Remember : Check Google Calendar


Please sign up for time in CALENDLY (click bar above) if you would like someone to help work with students. Feedback appreciated. Open to anyone.


Please sign up for time in CALENDLY (click bar above) if you would like someone to help work with students. Feedback appreciated. Open to anyone.


Click the bar above

Schedules Folder

You can access schedules in this folder.

School Information and Student Handbook

Please make sure you keep this as a reference. Check out the showcases:)

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