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5th Grade News

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

Please save-the-date for your 5th Grader's end of year Recognition Celebration!

Thursday, June 11

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Northwood Cafeteria

Continental Breakfast, mingling and slideshow - 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Recognition Program - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parents --- Please drop your 5th grader off for school as normal. Students go to their classroom first. Parents, please head directly to the Cafeteria. Students will walk down to the cafeteria together after attendance.

In preparation for Recognition, we need your help gathering photos for our slide show. Please send in photos on flash drives to the Fifth Grade Teachers. OR use the link and password to upload photos to the shutterfly share site.

password: northwood2015

The shutterfly site will be taken down after 5th grade recognition.

Photos should be individual or group shots of students at school-related activities ONLY - Field Trips, group photos at recess, performances, PTA or scouting events, First Day of school, etc. They can be photos from any year of your children's time at Northwood.

The photos will be used on a slideshow that will be playing during the breakfast portion of the recognition ceremony.

Questions? Please contact 5th Grade Recognition Chair Tracy Purrenhage at .

Thank you!


*Thanks to the PTA volunteers that made the Muffins for Mom event a huge success! It was nice to see all of the moms!

*2nd graders and Mrs. Richert did a wonderful job at the concert this week. Thanks to all the families that supported our singers.


The police have been making a presence to help with folks parking on McDonald in the NO PARKING areas. This has been creating a dangerous situation on the street.

Please remember that with the election on May 5th we may have additional people in the parking lot. Thank you in advance for your patience on Tuesday.


You have been invited by Angela Ashburn to sign up for "May 5 Election Volunteers." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

To sign up, go to:

Boys and Girls Club Walk - May 16

The 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's Walk For The Future presented by Image One supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 AM at the Jack & Patti Salter Community Center in Royal Oak.

Read below. I created a team page for NW. Here is the link.

It is a fun day and the walk is always a great event. If someone wants to join or donate to OUR NORTHWOOD TEAM (parents, staff, students, community) they should use the link above and….

TO DONATE: click the blue donate now button


WALK AND JOIN THE FUN: click near the top of the link, next to the question mark after "Want to join this cause?" click

It is fun for all involved. Thanks.

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next week will be: Recess/Playground

*Report injuries and injuries to staff members.

*Use "Stop, Walk and Talk".

*Follow recess rules.

*Put all materials away.

*Always follow adult directions.

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Voice level

Outside: 4

Inside: 3

*Include everyone.

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

*Use games, equipment, and materials properly

*Enter and exit in orderly lines.

*Stay away form the fence and remain on the playground

Please review with your students. Thank you.

Dates to Remember


5/5 Election

5/7 5th Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert:; Please note Sam Lynch will be here from Oakland Elementary in my absence. I will be at the Teacher of the Year ceremony

5/7 Teacher of the Year Awards @ Oakland Schools (B. Garlak is our nominee)


5/8 PTA Staff Appreciation Luncheon

5/10 Happy Mother's Day

5/11 PTA Meeting at 7 pm (Note: mtg. is at Hamlin Corner)

5/13 Late Start

5/13 Junior Olympics @ 6 pm ROHS - Direct all questions to K. Doody:

5/14 PTA Battle of the Books @ 6:30 pm in CAFE

5/15 Field Day starts at 1 pm

5/16 Boys and Girls Club Walk

5/20 Late Start

5/21 Play: Trial of Mother Goose in cafe at 7 pm

5/22 Spirit Friday - Red, White and Blue Day

5/25 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL


6/1 Field Day RAIN DATE

6/2 1st Grade Vocal Music Concert @ 7 pm in Cafe (North Doors Open at 6:45) Direct all questions to Anna RIchert:

6/3 Late Start

6/5 PTA Family Picnic South Playground @ 6 pm

6/8 PTA Meeting @ 7 pm in Cafe

6/11 End of 4MP

6/11 Last Day of School

6/13 Relay for Life at ROHS


Check for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.



May Menu has an Error

I was notified that the Food Service Menu had food choices on 5/25. Please note that we will not be in session on this date so there will not be food service.

Step up to a PTA Position/Committee

Please consider leading a committee or working as part of the PTA leadership group. Many of the activities our children enjoy are because of the efforts of many fine volunteers and leaders. Thank you for considering.

For more information visit the PTA site at

FYI: neropta is Northwood Elementary Royal Oak PTA