Bulldog Blast

October 28, 2020

Annual Title 1 Federal Programs and Special Education Overview Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 6pm

This is an online event.

TONIGHT: Join us to review our Title I Program and related parent information. We will also share special education overview information at this session.

The meeting will be held at the following Zoom link:

Annual Title 1 Federal Programs Information Session

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Survey

On Tuesday, November 3rd, grades 5-8 will be having assemblies to be introduced our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Survey, which students will complete after each introduction session. They will receive a link to attend in their homeroom that day. The schedule for these assemblies is below:

Grades 5 and 6 - 8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Grades 7 and 8 - 9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Parent Workshop Resources

Thank you to all of the families who engaged in our Parent Virtual Cafe workshops last week, and congratulations to the following three parents for winning the Amazon raffle!:

  • Ms. Hankerson, Kindergarten parent
  • Ms. Figuereo, 4th grade parent
  • Ms. Knox, 8th grade parent

For those who could not attend the live events, resources from the virtual gatherings can be found at the links below:

We hope you can join us next time workshops are offered in order to connect with the parent community!

8th Grade Financial Education Workshop

We are excited to be offering this opportunity for our oldest Bulldogs focusing on essential life skills around financial education, and the session will be facilitated by a Northwood alum! Students will receive a dress down pass for attending. See the flier below for more details.

November 4th at 6 p.m. - Mr. Fitzgerald's and Mr. Thomas' homerooms only

November 5th at 6 p.m. - Ms. Gerczyk's and Mr. Paleologos' homerooms only

Zoom meeting link: Financial Education Workshop

Passcode: NACS

Class Schedule on Election Day

In order to encourage community participation in this year's crucial election, the majority of the day on November 3rd will be an asynchronous learning day for students. The following is the plan for the day:

  • Students will be logging on from 8:30-10:45am for small group instruction.
  • Work for all of your child's usual synchronous subjects will be assigned via a Google Form.
  • All students will participate in some sort of voting or election activity.


Reminder: Free Meals Pickup Update

We are now giving out frozen meals that last up to a month in the freezer, so extra meals can be stocked and saved for the weekends or a much later date!

Pickup for multiple meals takes place at our cafeteria (Adams Ave. entrance) on Mondays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. We hope families continue to take advantage of this cost saving and nutritional convenience.


Drop off your Mail-in Ballot or VOTE on Election Day!

While the voter registration deadline and the option for requesting a mail-in ballot has passed, it is now time to get your ballot in; or if you want to keep to the standing tradition, safely plan for your outing on Election Day:

CLICK HERE to find your closest ballot drop-off site or polling place

*If you have already received your ballot in the mail, important deadlines are below.*


You can return your vote by mail ballot in the following way(s):

Dropped off in person at your local drop-off site (see link above) by

November 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.


Postmarked in the mail by: November 3, 2020

and received by your local election official in the mail by November 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


SOWN GrandFamily Resource Center Workshops

See the below fliers for information to learn more about SOWN, and sign up to attend their weekly Wednesday morning virtual workshops:

Focus Parent Portal

Northwood's Focus Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement for you in your child's education. This portal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing timely access to both assignments and grades that are entered by the teacher throughout the grading period. This communication tool will improve your ability to assist your child and to communicate with the teacher if necessary.

CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to set up or login to your Focus Parent Portal account.

Parent Hybrid Town Hall Meeting Video

For families that missed the Town Hall Meeting last week, which shared information about potential hybrid learning models and considerations for the coming months, the entire webinar presentation is available to watch on our website and at the following link:

Parent Hybrid Town Hall Meeting - October 20, 2020

WIFI Issues Submission

If you do not have reliable high speed internet, or are experiencing connectivity issues, please feel out this form.

Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

Student/Parent Handbook Sign-Off

It is urgent and essential for all families to complete this brief form in order to acknowledge your compliance with school protocols and remote learning for this year.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Wednesday, October 28 - Annual Title 1 Federal Programs Information Session

Thursday, October 29 - Virtual Costume Contest / Character Day for students and staff

Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day / morning activities followed by asynchronous activities in the afternoon

Wednesday, November 11 - School Closed for Veteran's Day