Northwood News September 12-16

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

On Friday we celebrated Grandparents by inviting them to come to Northwood and have lunch. We had a wonderful turn out with over 200 guests! It was amazing to be able to bring this event back. A huge thank you goes out to Susan Craig and her team for volunteering to organize and make our Grandparents' Day so special.

Don't forget that we have early dismissal this week on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 pm. Our teachers will be meeting with parents for conferences to discuss how their students are doing in school and what they will be learning this year. If you have not set up your conference yet, please contact your child's teacher right away.

Thursday, Sept. 15 is International Dot Day. It is a celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. It was celebrated for the first time in a single classroom in 2009 and has grown into a global event. Today, people from across the world participate in a dot-filled day of making your mark! We will be reading the book "The Dot" by H. Reynolds, wearing polka dots and doing creative activities in celebration of Dot Day.

Finally, on Friday we will have individual picture day. Please see below for more information and don't forget to wear your smile! Everyone will have their picture taken.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

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Upcoming Events

3rd Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 3rd grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Friday, September 16th is 3rd grades’ PTA art lessons. 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! Mrs. Gloege’s class will be from 7:40-8:40, Mrs. Howe’s class will be from 8:45-9:45 and Mrs. Taylor’s class from 9:50-10:50.

Orderup Fundraiser: Wednesday, September 14th is our Orderup Fundraiser, Stop by Orderup anytime on Wednesday, tell the cashier you are there for the Northwood Fundraiser and 20% of the total sales will be donated back to Northwood. Orderup is located at 999 E. Basse Road and is open from 7am to 9pm.

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:

September 14th - Order Up Spirit Night

September 14 & 15 - Early Dismissal at 12:30pm for Conferences

September 14 - Robotics Club Interest Meeting - 5:30 pm

September 15 - Dot Day - Wear Polka Dots
September 16- Individual Picture Day

September 22 - Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 27 - Boosterthon Kick-Off

September 27 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30/Staff Development

September 28 - Bike Rodeo Safety Announcement

September 28 - PTA Officers/Board Meeting(Cafe @ 1:45)

September 30 - National Custodial Appreciation Day

September 30 - Bike Rodeo

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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.