Bulldog Blast

November 4, 2020

Parent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

Your perspective is so valuable to us! Surveys must be complete by Monday, November 9, 2020.

Give It Up for Our Character Day Winners!

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There were so many creative spirits out there during Charatcer Day - we were thrilled to hear and see all of the fun that was had last Thursday!


*Bulldog Spotlight* Giving Thanks

While this year's season of giving may look different than we are used to, we want to highlight how gratitude comes in many different shapes and sizes. This month, set an intention to ask your child: what do you feel thankful for right now?

Their might surprise you! Is it the fact that they have had more quality family time over these past long months? Or maybe they are proud of an accomplishment they made in school this year? Send their answer and a photo of their smiling face (feel free to get creative here to incorporate the theme of gratitude) to Mrs. Smith at jsmith@northwoodcs.org. The most stand-out submissions will be featured in the Bulldog Blast sent out during the last week of November.

8th Grade Financial Education Workshop: Tonight & Tomorrow!

We are excited to be offering this opportunity for our oldest Bulldogs focusing on essential life skills around financial education, and the session will be facilitated by a Northwood alum! Students will receive a dress down pass for attending. See the flier below for more details.

(TONIGHT) November 4th at 6pm - Mr. Fitzgerald's and Mr. Thomas' homerooms only

(TOMORROW) November 5th at 6pm - Ms. Gerczyk's and Mr. Paleologos' homerooms only

Zoom meeting link: Financial Education Workshop

Passcode: NACS

Chromebook Pickup This Saturday

This Saturday, November 7th, the cafeteria entrance (on Adams Ave.) from 10am-1:30pm!

*Please note*: This is only for students who have not yet received a school-issued Chromebook or if your school-issued Chromebook is not working. If your child has received an iPad from us, exchanges must be made in order to receive your Chromebook. If you are planning to swap a device, you must also bring the charger in order to do the exchange.

The Free Library *Parent Share*

Thank you for this community resource share from 2nd/8th grade parent, Mrs. Melone!:

"The Northeast Regional Library (freelibrary.org) is allowing people to request books by phone and then pick them up. You might want to check the website for the location nearest to you, as there are so many and they all offer different things. Each has specific hours that you may have to call to find out more information. My kids and I were very happy to be able to finally get books yesterday!"

There is also a large selection of virtual programming for every age group, which can be found at this link: Browse The Free Library's Virtual Programming

If you have community resources that you would to share with Northwood families, please email Mrs. Smith at jsmith@northwoodcs.org.

Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

The U.S. Department of Education just released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide. Through this guide, you will get a better understanding of how digital tools work to enhance your child's learning experience. The guide will also teach you how to:
  • provide tailored learning opportunities for your child
  • engage your child with course materials
  • encourage creative expression
  • enrich the educational experience

CLICK HERE to download the complete Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

GrandFamily Resource Center Workshops

See the below fliers for information to learn more about SOWN, and sign up to attend their weekly Wednesday morning virtual workshops:

Reminder: Free Meals Pickup

We are now giving out frozen meals that last up to a month in the freezer, so extra meals can be stocked and saved for the weekends or a much later date! We hope families continue to take advantage of this cost saving and nutritional convenience. Pickup for multiple meals takes place at our cafeteria (Adams Ave. entrance) during the following days/times:

Mondays and Thursdays

10am to 12pm and

1pm to 4pm

WIFI Issues Submission

If you do not have reliable high speed internet, or are experiencing connectivity issues, please feel out this form.

Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

Student/Parent Handbook Sign-Off

It is urgent and essential for all families to complete this brief form in order to acknowledge your compliance with school protocols and remote learning for this year.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Saturday, November 7 - Chromebook pick-up / exchange

Wednesday, November 11 - School Closed for Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 18 - Board Meeting

Thursday, November 19 - Parent Workshop (more information to come)

Monday, November 23 - Family Bingo Night (more information to come)

Wednesday, November 25 - Half Day of School / Thanksgiving Eve

Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 - School Closed / Thanksgiving Holiday