Northwood News Feb. 20-24

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

Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! Even though it's still February, it's beginning to feel like spring is in the air and we are just three weeks away from our Spring Break!

This week our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking the interim STAAR tests in Science (5th grade only) Reading and Math. This will help students become more familiar with the online testing format and give a good indicator about how they are likely to perform on STAAR. We will use this information to help guide our instruction and intervention for the remainder of the year.

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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News and Upcoming Events

2nd Grade Art: Attention 2nd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, February 24th is 2nd grades’ LAST art lesson for the year. 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! Mr. Bills’ class will be from 9:15-10:15, Mrs. Ogren’s class will be from 10:30-11:30, and Ms. Petrutsas' class from 1:00-2:00.

Carnival: Northwood's Spring CARNIVAL will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-6pm! There will be lots of fun, food & laughs for April Fool’s Day:) There are many ways to help, please see below & keep watching for flyers in backpacks over the next few weeks.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors: Home & Patio, Park Place Recreational, Britton Orthodontics, American Bank, Theory, Real Estate Muses, Dryline Partners, The Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Mindful Kindness Counseling LLC, Next Level Urgent Care, Kumon & Austin Flipsters for supporting the 2023 Northwood Carnival! We truly appreciate their generous support!

*Donate an item or service for our Silent Auction, please contact Robbie Shepherd at or 806.438.5827.

*Sponsor underwriting for event costs if you own a local business or would like to contribute as a family, please contact Lauren Ahrens at or 210.286.2629.

*Want to Volunteer?! Please scan the QR code below or email to sign up!

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:

February 22 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 21-23 - Interim testing grades 3-5

February 22 - PTA Officer Board Meeting @ 1:45

February 24 - Go Red day for Women's Heart Health (Wear Red)

February 28 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 / Staff Development

March 1 - Spring Pictures

March 2 - College Shirt Day

March 7 - PTA Meeting 2nd Grade performs

March 13-17 Spring Break

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.