Northwood Notes

Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence

3.22.15

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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.

Survey: We need you!

I sent this our three weeks ago. If you completed it already, THANK YOU. If you did not complete it yet you still have time.


We still have about 100 families that need to complete the survey.


In an effort to improve system practices, Royal Oak Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/8596669

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Please complete a survey for each one of the schools that your children attend before March 31, 2015.

Thank you.

Cyber Safety

ROMS is hosting an event on 3/26 from 7-8:30 PM on Cyber Safety.

Updates

*Students and their guests had fun at the dance on Friday. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this event a success. It was nice to see the students having so much fun! I think the guests enjoyed the evening as much as the students.


*Students had a reading drill this week. Everyone in the school dropped everything and read for ten minutes:)


*We completed a Tornado Drill this week. Information on severe weather also came home with students this week. Thank you for discussing this with students.

March is Reading Month

Keep reading at home!


Students are enjoying all the reading and events!


March is Reading Month! Arrrrgh! Open a book and find a treasure! The media center has turned into a Pirate's Cove, and our "bookaneers" will celebrate reading all month long. Please look through reading information that comes home with students. The class with the most minutes will display the reading trophy for their grade level. "Yo ho, yo ho, reading is right for me!"


Keep turning in your reading tickets!

PBIS Focus

The focus for the next t week will be: Arrival/Departure

*Wait at your assigned entrance.

*Follow school rules (ex: hands to self)

*Use appropriate and positive language.

*Always follow adult directions.

*Follow safety and service squad instructions.

*Voice level: outside 3, inside 1

*Help students in need.

*Stay on the sidewalk.

*Know and follow your after school plan.


As a reminder: students are not allowed on the playground at arrival or departure unless with their parent or guardian.


Please review with your children. Thank you.

Mstep Testing begins 4/13

As we get closer to the testing dates a more specific calendar will come home for grades 3,4,5. It is important that students are in attendance. Please make sure appointments are outside of the school day. Thank you. Here are the testing windows.

Testing Window for 5th grade: April 13-May 1

Testing Window for 4th grade: April 27-May 15

Testing Window for 3rd grade: May 18-June 5

Dates to Remember

March

3/23 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/24 4th Grade Vocal Concert @ 7 PM; Doors open at 6:45; North Entrance

3/25 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/25 Late Start

3/26 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/26 PTA Ice Cream Social 5:15-6:15 PM Cafe

3/26 Northwood Open House @ 6:30 PM; Doors open at 6:20 PM

3/27 End of 3rd Marking Period

3/27 Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1,3,5

3/30 PTA Book Fair 3-6 PM Media Center

3/31 Gemini Concert for STUDENTS 9-10 AM (K-5)

3/31 PTA Book Fair 1-8:30 PM

3/31 PTA Poetry Jam 6:30-8


April

4/1 April Fools

4/1 Late Start

4/1 PTA Book Fair 1-6 PM

4/2 5th Grade Scheduling in Computer Lab AM

4/2 Report Cards go home at the end of the day

4/3 - 4/12 SPRING BREAK - ENJOY THE TIME OFF!

4/13 RETURN FROM BREAK

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Check www.neropta.com for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.


FIND INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR PTA EVENTS VISIT THE PTA SITE!

Parking


Reminder: At arrival time please drop off and pull away from the drop off lane starting at 8:15. Thank you.

Communication

Please communicate with teachers if you have any positive notes, concerns or questions. Email is a great way to communicate. All staff email addresses are on the building website!

Click on the link below and then click on the envelope next to the staff member you would like to email.


Questions directly for any other staff member should be directed to them at their email address. Thank you. We appreciate your input.


http://www.royaloakschools.org/elementary/northwood/staff-directory/


Thank you!