Northwood News September 26-30

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Thank you for Choosing Northwood!

Dear Northwood Community,

We are ready for a fun and busy last week of September! Our Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser is coming up soon and tomorrow (Tuesday) we will have the team from Boosterthon here to kick off the event. Be on the lookout this week through email and social media for information about our nightly challenges and ways that everyone can help support our fundraiser.

Tomorrow is our monthly early release day at 12:30 pm. Busses will be taking students home at 12:30 and KIN will start at 12:30 and go until regularly scheduled time. Please make arrangements for pick up early tomorrow and the last Tuesday of every month.

On Friday, we have our annual bike rodeo. A flyer will be going home with more information about how to drop off and pick up your child's bike for the event. Our bike rodeo course is on the front parking lot. Feel free to come up and practice in the evenings this week. It is always a fun event!

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 this month and for important reminders.

Have a great week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Harper

Life In the Library

Welcome to your Northwood Library! Check out our Padlet each week for the latest in library news and events by clicking THIS link.

Upcoming Events

1st Grade Volunteer Art: Attention 1st grade parents, or any parent or guardian who loves creating art. Art lessons are split this week because of Bike Rodeo Friday. Art lessons will be on Thursday AND Friday, September 29th AND 30th. 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. Luetkenhaus’ class will be from 1:25-2:25 on Thursday the 29th.

Mrs. Moeller’s class will be from 12:25-1:25, and Mrs. Schlough’s class from 1:30-2:30 on Friday the 30th.

Bike Rodeo: This Friday, September 30th at 7:45am. Volunteers are needed to help guide the students to the obstacle courses, assist with timing students as they navigate each course, and cheer the students on as they complete each course. Contact Jordan Slaughter at if you’re interested in helping out.

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. Consider having both parents, grandparents and even your child join! We are trying to get the early bird award by reaching 100% of last year's total membership by Sept. 30th. If you have not already joined, please join today.

Reflections Art Program -

Calling all artist! The Northwood PTA is now accepting entries for this years Reflections program. Reflections is an art program that aims to foster creativity and interest in the arts. We invite all students to express their creative interpretation of this years theme "Show Your Voice" through the categories of visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and/or film production. You can find the rules for each category and the entry form here. Entries are due to your teacher no later than Friday, October 28th. For more information contact Kaela Momtselidze at

Upcoming Dates:

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

October 4 - PTA General Meeting

October 5 - National Walk to School Day

October 7 - Boosterthon Fun Run

October 10 - School Holiday - Columbus Day

2022 Brahma Bash

This year’s Brahma Bash will take place on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Each year MacArthur H.S. PALS transform our courtyard into a fall festival including music, great food, prizes and other fun games!!! This event has something for all ages and will be fun for the whole family. Wristbands for entry will be $2. Please enter through the main front entry of the school to purchase tickets (50 cents each) for the event. All profits will go to Barrington Neighbors Creative Hearts Program and MacArthur H.S. clubs and organizations. At 6:15 pm we line up for our annual Brahma March. At 6:30 we invite you to line the parade route as we March out the MAC Bus circle and through the Regency neighborhood. We finish the evening with our Night Pep Rally back in the MAC courtyard. This is a fun event for the whole family. Invite your friends, bring the family for one of the most fun events of the year. Go Brahmas!!!

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.