Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

Week of 9.27.15


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.
Assessment Calendar/Assessment Notes Folder

Please follow the calendar and carefully note due dates. Kindergarten and 1st Grade AIMSweb to be completed by 9/31/15.

New Student Records

If you have a student new to Northwood check in with Donna for student records. She can let you view them and you can copy any items you need. We do not have all of them yet. Thanks.

Math Expressions

All staff have been entered and you can all access. If you do not have your password email me. You can pull your students from the student list. Please note that students new to Northwood this year are not in yet. This is being addressed. Thank you.

Fun Run

Please promote this fundraiser. Encourage students and families to participate and sign up. You can see the status of our building and classes at the following link. We are at 58%.



Please send me a copy of your newsletters as they are sent out. Thank you.
From Lisa Shannon: Curriculum and InstructionNewsletter

Please read for important information that pertains to you.

Schedules Deadline Approaching 9/30

I will need a copy of your schedule by the end of the month (9/30/15). Please include each day and the times. If you need a template please ask. Please add them to the Schedules Folder. All other schedules should be added in this folder also: OT, PT,

Website Building Calendar

Do you know what is happening? PTA Events, Late Starts...... Please check the building and Gmail calendar often. Let me know if you do not have access. Enter field trips and class events on the Gmail calendar.

Dates to Remember

9/29 Fire Drill #2 @ 9:00 AM

9/29 Angela MEMSPA @ OS 4:30 PM

9/30 Staff Schedules Due/Enter in Schedules Folder

9/30 Professional Learning Morning; Late Start for Students (Agenda to follow)

10/2 Noon Walkers at Lunch Recess

10/5 Fire Drill #3 2 PM

10/7 Count Day

10/7 Professional Learning Morning; Late Start for Students (Agenda to follow)

10/7 Leaning Council 4 pm @ BO


10/8 BOE Meeting

10/9 Fun Run


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



Professional Learning 9/30

Our 90 minute PD will focus on Writing Pathways for Grades K, 1, 2 @ the Board Office.

3, 4, 5, and RtI will meet @ Northwood in the Computer Lab for Teaching and Learning: Student Growth Goals

Specials teachers will meet at Northwood and will be working on a PD plan.

Special Education Staff: Medicaid Training.

Agendas to follow.

PBIS Matrix

Review the matrix, teach lessons, and practice. We will narrow our focus in October. All components should be reviewed and taught throughout September.

School Information and Student Handbook

Please make sure you keep this as a reference.