Northwood News Nov. 7-11

Be Smart. Be Kind. Be United. Be a Unicorn.

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

This is a very special week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th, is election day. The NEISD school board voted to make it a school holiday since so many schools, including, Northwood are polling locations and the general public is in and out of the building throughout out the day. So we are here today, have the day off on Tuesday and come back to finish up the week on Wednesday through Friday this week.

Friday, November 11th is Veterans' Day. We are having a special assembly to honor any Veterans that are connected to Northwood at 8:30 am. We hope that you will join us. Please complete THIS form to let us know that you are coming so we can recognize you and your student and so that we can pre-print your visitors badge.

We had a great time last Thursday Night for our Family Math Game and Greenback Night. We raised over $3500 and plan to have a mural painted on the side of the old gym facing Rockhill. A big thank you Lauren Ahrens and her committee for planning the event and making it happen! We also want to thank Ms. Lussier, 5th grade teacher, for organizing all the fun family math games. The event was a huge success!

Please be sure to read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out about everything that is going on at Northwood and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

Upcoming Events

PTA Life Membership: Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help the students of Northwood? Please nominate a parent, teacher or community member who has gone the extra mile for our Northwood community. Please turn in the nomination form to your child’s teacher or the front office by Friday, November 11th. Nominations may also be sent via e-mail to

Thanksgiving Pies - The PTA staff appreciation committee would like to ask for donations of pies. This is a Northwood tradition that is truly appreciated by all the staff. Pies will be delivered to Northwood staff the Friday before Thanksgiving holiday break. To sign up for a pie donation, please click this link. Please have your pie delivered to the school on Friday, 11/18 at student drop off between 7-7:30 AM. Committee members will be outside the front doors collecting pies. For health and safety reasons all pies must be store bought. The PTA staff appreciation committee will deliver the pies that morning to their classroom/office. Contact Blythe Boeck at for more information or with questions.

Coats for Kids: We are going into the colder months & want to ensure children in our school community have a coat to keep them warm. Do you have coats that have been outgrown? If so, we would love for you to donate them to our coat drive! We will be collecting new and gently used coats ongoing through the winter months. Please look for the large donation box next to the green Northwood bench by the main entrance during school hours. Please contact our school counselor Johna Adams at 210.407.5400 or if you have a specific need for your child.

Tuesday Shoesday: Please help support our school community by donating new or gently used kid's tennis shoes during the month of November! Each Tuesday in November will be "Tuesday Shoesday!" and our PTA will be collecting shoe donations during morning drop-off between 7:00 - 7:30 am. All kids sizes are needed (13-8, boys and girls). If you would like to drop off shoe donations outside of the collection time, please deliver to the front office. Please contact our school counselor Johna Adams at 210.407.5400 or if you have a specific need for your child.

Unicorn Watch: Watch Dogs is now Unicorn Watch! If you would like to volunteer please use the following link: Unicorn Watch Sign Up . You will also need to order a Unicorn Watch shirt which can be purchased using this link: Unicorn Watch Shirts . If you would like to volunteer, please make sure that your DPS clearance is current. You can do that here: DPS Clearance There will be no orientation meeting this year. If you have any question please email them to

Join PTA: When you join the PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and builds a partnership between our families and our school. PTA organizes teacher appreciation, provides classroom grants, supports student enrichment programs, and so much more. We believe that together we can help our children be successful. Go to and sign up online or submit cash or check to the front office. Payment envelopes are available. The membership fee is $7.00 per person and there is an additional $1.50 transaction fee for joining online. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! If you have not already joined, please join today.

Upcoming Dates:

November 8 - Holiday (Election Day)

November 11 - Veteran's Day

November 13 - World Kindness Day

November 18 - Substitution Appreciation Day

November 21-25 - School Holiday (Thanksgiving)

November 29 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

November 30 - PTA officers/Board Mtg. (1:45)

Visitors on Campus

All visitors to campus will be required to present an ID and receive a visitors badge through the Raptor system in order to come into the building during the school day. We understand that this may not be convenient, but it is necessary in order to ensure safety.