Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence


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.

HQ Sheets

Every Certified Staff member needs to turn the sheet in. If you did not get one at the last PD email me and I will put one in your mailbox. You should only check one box. See me with questions.

UPDATE: AdvancEd Surveys

It looks like approximately 50 students need to complete the survey. If we take into consideration absences it looks like one class:) Great job. Please finish up any student surveys by FRIDAY!!

It is very important that every staff member completes the survey. This includes everyone who gets this email. Please complete by Friday. The numbers indicate about 10 more need to be completed. THANKS!

3/25 Late Start: USE AS RECORDS

Sign in sheet will be with Donna. Thanks.

Maintenance Items; Interior/Exterior

I will be meeting with Patrick Murphy about building needs. Please email me any items you think need to be addressed.

Supply Lists

Reminder that they are due by 4/30. K, 3, 4 yours are done and you can check in Google for the updated version, it should be correct.

Math Expressions Smarter Balance

A question came up at BFC about reviewing the tests. Any test already given can be reviewed with students. They should not go home and you cannot review a test that has not been given to a class.

Self Assessment in Stages

A reminder that these are due April 15. They are not required but are very helpful in showing what you have going on this year. Student Growth Data is due May 15. I will be making appointment for the Summative Meetings soon. Just like last year the meeting can be prior to your growth data being entered. That information can be entered prior to closing the the evaluation. This is the same as last year.

Please see me with any questions.

MStep: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers

I sent out a reminder about the practice sessions and I placed a copy of the survey in your mailbox. These are due to Lisa Shannon by 4/2/15. Thank you.

I have sent out an updated calendar. Please check your CA. If it is not on for Math and ELA, send it to me. I need to get a "parent friendly" calendar out. IF YOUR CA FOR MATH AND ELA IS NOT ON THE CALENDAR SEE ME ASAP.

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next week will be: Arrival/Departure

*Wait at your assigned entrance.

*Follow school rules (ex: hands to self)

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Always follow adult directions.

*Follow safety and service squad instructions.

*Voice level: outside 3, inside 1

*Help students in need.

*Stay on the sidewalk.

*Know and follow your after school plan.

As a reminder: students are not allowed on the playground at arrival or departure unless with their parent or guardian.

Please review with your students and be sure to teach the lessons. Thank you.


Please consider nominating students and let me know. It is nice to be represented at the event and have our students shine.

Dates to Remember


3/23 IEPs AM

3/23 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 2nd Grade Field Trip Troy Historical Museum

3/24 4th Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM; Doors open at 6:45; North Entrance

3/25 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/25 Late Start RECORDS

3/26 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/26 PTA Ice Cream Social 5:15-6:15 PM Cafe

3/26 Northwood Open House @ 6:30 PM

3/26 SST AM

3/27 End of 3rd Marking Period

3/27 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/30 PTA Book Fair 3-6 PM Media Center

3/31 Gemini Concert 9-10 AM (K-5)

3/31 PTA Book Fair 3-8:30 PM

3/31 PTA Poetry Jam 6:30-8


4/1 April Fools

4/1 Late Start

4/1 PTA Book Fair 3-6 PM

4/1 Report Card Window Closes at 11:59 PM

4/2 5th Grade Scheduling in Computer Lab AM

4/2 Report Cards go home at the end of the day




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