Northwood News Nov. 14-18

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a nice week off for Thanksgiving break. We have just three weeks of school until the end of the 1st semester and winter break. Be on the lookout for ways that we will be celebrating the season with some special dress days, opportunities for helping others and our classroom parties.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29 is our monthly early release day at 12:30 pm. Please make sure that you have made arrangements for your child. Busses and KIN will start at this time.

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

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Upcoming Events

1st Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 1st grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Art lessons will be on Friday, December 2nd. If you would like to volunteer to help, please make sure you have your required DPS clearance, and email Amanda Bennett at (not Gmail) and let her know which class(es) you would like to help with! Mrs. Luetkenhaus’ class will be from 8:25-9:25, Mrs. Moeller’s class will be from 11:45-12:45, and Mrs. Schlough’s class from 1:45-2:30.

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 . 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. You will need to wear an official Unicorn Watch shirt on the day you volunteer. These can be purchased for $15 in the front office. 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 29 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

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

December 1 - Book Fair Setup @ 12:00

December 2 - Book Fair Preview

December 2 - Discovering Disabilities Day

December 5-9 - Book Fair

December 6 - PTA General Meeting

December 16 - Preschool Story Time @ 10:30

December 16 - Class Holiday Parties

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.