Warhawk Weekly 11/26/19

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The Hall Way...

My family has a tradition of sharing things that we are thankful for when we get together during the upcoming holiday season. As I was thinking of what to share this week, those thankful reflections came to mind so I thought I would share what I am thankful for at Northwood.


I am thankful for students that work hard, do their best, and never give up. I am thankful for staff members that spend endless hours caring for our students to help them learn and grow. I am thankful for the families of our students that partner with us to help their students during this formative part of their life. In other words, I am thankful for our Northwood family.


Wishing all of our Northwood families a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

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Kindness Closet at NMS

Our Kindness Closet is a place in our building where students/parents can come pick up items they may not be able to afford, that can help students and their families feel confident and ready to take on the day! If you would like to donate or have a need, please check this newsletter each week, to see what we currently have available.


What do we currently have?

  • Clothing, including some winter gear

  • school supplies

  • dish soap and laundry soap

  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, full size and travel size containers of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, deodorant

  • NEW THIS YEAR: various items from the local food pantry

What do we currently need?

  • Clothing: Boys and girls coats/snow pants/boots/hats/gloves, boy and girl clothes (joggers, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies) sizes juniors - adult sizes, blankets, shoes, hangers, hanging clothing rack/wardrobe

  • Toiletry items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, soap, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, washcloths and towels


If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call the office or you can contact one of our social workers:



Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!


Together we can make a difference!

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6th Grade

SCIENCE NEWS:

The students in Ms. Thomas' science class have started projects on astronomy. Students picked their topics and are becoming experts. They are teaching their classmates as well as making a 3D model of their topic. Ask them to show you what they're learning!


LITERACY NEWS:

This past week, students in co-taught literacy classes have been hard at work, writing summaries for non-fiction text. Students have been working diligently creating their summary plans,making sure to include their S.A.A.C. statements for their topic sentence and including only the main idea from each paragraph. Students will continue working on summaries in the upcoming weeks, this time focusing on fiction text. Stay tuned for plot mountain information.

7th Grade News!

In the mono literacy block classes students are learning about the concept of perception versus reality in Collection 2. Ask your child about the connection between Shakespeare and Hip Hop.


In the mono literacy single classes, students have begun writing their personal narrative revolving around a bold action.


In the dual literacy classes, students are working on a project on Julian Beever due next Tuesday before Thanksgiving break. In class, we are writing an argumentative essay on ¨Verlo para creerlo, ¿es un dicho acertado?"


8th Grade Teachers are Thankful...

8th Grade Teachers are Thankful...

  • for teamwork with colleagues. (Mrs. Bochat)

  • for students who try hard even when the work seems difficult. (Mr. Cooper)

  • for students who are proud of their hard work and get excited to show me their end product! (Mrs. Dahlin)

  • for students who complete their assignments on time and with effort. (Mrs. Dechant)

  • that he has worked with his students for many years, watching them grow up and become young adults. (Sr. Garcia)

  • for students who brighten my day with their questions, hardwork and smiles. (Mrs. Healless)

  • for students who work hard and have a growth mindset. (Mrs. Kohley)

  • for his students in his 8th/9th period class for giving their best efforts to improve their reading skills. (Mr. Kunzie)

  • for the opportunities I’ve had to learn about my students and engage them in our class. (Ms McDaniel)

  • for students who are willing to collaborate together and learn in a new way. (Mrs. Miller)

  • for the energy and enthusiasm the students bring to school everyday. (Mr. Wesley)

  • that every day I have the opportunity to serve others and encourage them to be the best version of themselves. (Sr. Wilson)


Enjoy your time with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rescue Readers Reading Program

Helping Paws Woodstock, IL Animal Shelter has launched Rescue Readers Reading Program that lets kids age 6 and up become a hero as they read to shy dogs and cats to make them more comfortable around humans. The activity has a dual benefit: It increases the animal’s chances for adoption while improving the participant’s reading skills. All Rescue Readers must attend a training session with their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian also must be present as the child reads to the animals. To register and for details, call Helping Paws at 815-338-4400.

PEER TUTORING IS ON HOLD FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK! It will resume 12/3/19.

Does your student need help in math or literature? Does he/she struggle in social studies or science? Is homework a daily struggle?

WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!

Woodstock North High School is offering PEER TUTORING on Tuesday and Thursdays after school! There is a bus that will bring students to WNHS and there is an activity bus to bring your student home!


UPDATE: In order to get each student properly tutored, there is a limit of 6 students per session allowed to go to North. Students will need to know what they are working on before heading to North. Students MUST take the activity bus to attend Peer Tutoring.


Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

Social Services Snippet


The vacation from school and work means a break from routine, something kids and parents rely on. It can be challenging facing travel, relatives you don’t often see and changes in routines. We’ve compiled a list of seasonal tips to help all kids—and parents—enjoy the party.

The Family Gathering: A Survival Guide

How to help your kids be at their best and have fun, too

Just a reminder!

If your student has a fever of 100* or above, he/she must stay home from school. Additionally, your student must be fever free for 24 hours before they can return to school (without the use of medications).

Per the NMS handbook:

ILLNESS: Should a student begin to feel sick during the school day, he should ask the teacher for a pass to the nurse's office. The student must tell the nurse that he/she is not feeling well. Should the student be seriously ill, the nurse, or designee, will contact the family. Students are not allowed to use a cell phone or to call their parents from a classroom to tell them to pick them up from school. A student will be excused from school ONLY by the school nurse or by an administrator once already in school. Should a student be picked up without going through the nurse or administrator, the absence will be unexcused.

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Project Mistle-Toes collection begins NOW!

Please bring in new socks in pairs, that have a holiday/winter theme. Socks with non-slip soles are best for kids in the hospitals!
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NORTHWOOD CLUB INFORMATION!

StuCo News!

The Student Council food drive is starting and each homeroom teacher will receive a poster and Bingo board. The Bingo board has items that the local food pantries need. Please mark off the items your homeroom collects.


- Each Bingo is worth 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a hot chocolate & cookie party

- Fill the whole card for 6 raffle tickets

- If you fill your whole card, send it to Willecke or Healless for a new one

- The raffle will be drawn on Dec. 20 during the semester celebration :)


Each grade level will also have a homeroom winner for the most items collected. We will send students around to count and take the items from your rooms of the next few weeks.

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Art Club, Girls Who Code, and Writing Club will be meeting together in the Art Room on Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th to create altered book journals.

ART CLUB

ART CLUB WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING BREAK (11/26/19)!


Northwood art club meets in the art room (138 Inspiration Drive) each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.


There is no fee to join art club, although there may be a small fee for individual projects if students sign up for them. Students are welcome to drop in at art club throughout the year as their schedule allows. Students typically have a choice of 3 different activities during each meeting, and students may also have the opportunity to help design and create large-scale projects for the school.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rice at Northwood

(815.338.4900) or by email: vrice@wcusd200.org

WRITING CLUB

WRITING CLUB WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING BREAK (11/27/19)!


Do you like to write?


We meet Wednesdays in the library (100 Kindness Circle) from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Parrent at 815-338-4900 or mparrent@wcusd200.org.


We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!

Girls Who Code

GIRLS WHO CODE WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING BREAK (11/26/19)!


Girls Who Code meets in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. Girls Who Code's mission is to "...close the gender gap in technology" For more information visit www.girlswhocode.com


Girls Who Code will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

NaNoWriMo is HERE!

November is National Novel Writing Month! As is our tradition, the library invites students and staff to eat lunch and write in the library. Stop by the library for more information and a pass.

First Lego League

COMPETITION QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT IS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th DOORS OPEN TO WATCH ROBOT RUNS AND PROJECT RESEARCH AT 9:00AM
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PTO MEETING

PTO will hold ONE combined meeting for November and December and it will take place on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the library. There will be no meeting the end of December. Next meeting won't be until January 27, 2020.


Any 8th grade parents interested in being part of the 8th Grade Dance committee for this year should attend the Dec 2nd meeting.

ATHLETIC FEES FOR ALL SPORTS

There is a $75 athletic fee that will be added to your child’s account when they officially make the team. This payment or a payment plan needs to be made prior to the first competition. Schedules and detailed information will be given to your child by the coach. Schedules will be posted on the Northwood website (www.northwood.woodstockschools.org).

What's Happening, Warhawks!

11/27/19

NO SCHOOL

Happy Thanksgiving!


11/28/19

NO SCHOOL

Happy Thanksgiving!


11/29/19

NO SCHOOL

Happy Thanksgiving!


NO CLUBS ARE MEETING THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING!


12/2/19

Pictures for Basketball, Cheer and Poms (after school)


12/3/19

Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Boys BB @home vs Nippersink (4:15pm)


12/4/19

LATE START (School starts at 9:30am)

Writing Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)


12/5/19

Boys BB @CMS (4:15pm)

Winter Orchestra Concert (7:30pm)


12/7/19

Lego Robotic Competition

What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Attendance Line

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE to report the absence. Please feel free to call in any planned vacation prior to leaving and be advised your student is responsible to get his/her homework ahead of time.

NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE

(815) 337-8618

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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