May 1, 2017
Dear Northwood Families,
Welcome to May. I hope you are all enjoying the lengthening days and the sunny, blue skies.
Please note: Friday, May 26 is a school day. This is a weather make-up day, and school will be in session.
As we approach the final months of school, we will begin the process of placing students in classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. Student placement at all elementary schools is guided by the following principles:
• Every teacher is dedicated to high academic standards and meeting the learning and social needs of each child.
• Every child’s placement is important and deserves careful consideration.
Classroom teachers, specialists, support staff, and the principal are all part of the placement process. Parent input is important and valued. However, classroom groupings based solely on parent requests can result in unequal class size, and/or classes organized by friendship groups, neighborhoods, sports teams, etc.
• Students benefit from new experiences.
A life lesson for children to learn is that working with a variety of student and teacher personal styles is enriching and helps prepare them to successfully handle new and different experiences.
• Balanced classrooms should reflect our diverse society.
March 6, 2017 - Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. Read more...
Mercer Island School District will be offering summer school for students who need an extra boost or to maintain skills over the summer. Current Mercer Island teachers and staff teach and support students. The summer school staff collects information from the current teachers to help determine areas of focus for the students. Parents who are interested can register online: Click here.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Newcomer (email@example.com).
Location: Northwood Elementary
Dates (15 Days):
9:00- 10:30- Literacy
10:45- 12:15- Mathematics
Summer School Cost
$250 for just literacy
$250 for just math
$500 for both content areas
Families interested in financial assistance may contact Mary Newcomer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.
April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Instructional Materials Committee Mtg.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MIHS Spring Concert III (Beginning Steel Drums, Jazz Choir, Jazz Bands)
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Paraeductor/Bus Driver Training
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MIHS 8th Grade Transition Morning
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM MIHS PTSA General Meeting
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