Northwood Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • February 1, 2018
    Dear Northwood Families,
    It is hard to believe it is already February, with mid-winter break on the near horizon.

    This newsletter contains the following content:
    ·      Do your children know your phone number?
    ·      Differentiation in the Classroom
    ·      Northwood Family Literacy Night
    ·      Northwood Scholastic Book Fair
    ·      Mindfulness and Focus Character Trait
    ·      Upcoming Events and Activities

    Do your children know your phone number?
    With the proliferation of smart phones, all of us have increasingly come to rely on our devices to “remember” phone numbers and other contact information for us.  However, it is still a good safety practice to ensure your children know “by heart” a phone number to use contact you in case of emergency.  Kids can remember and store a number as early as Kindergarten.  Please take some time this month to see if your children have your phone number memorized; if they don’t, now is a good time to help them learn it.

    Differentiation in the Classroom
    This month, we will shine the spotlight on what takes place in school that you may not see but that is instrumental in supporting your student(s) and making Northwood a premier learning institution:  differentiation.  Differentiation is the practice of meeting all students where they are and bringing them along the learning continuum.  At the elementary level, we do this across the entire learning day and across all grade levels K-5; in the classroom, during specialists, and during large group gatherings (lunchroom and recess, for example).  We also do this across all learning; academic, behavior, and social-emotional.

Northwood Mission Statement

  • About Northwood 

    At Northwood, our mission is to provide all students access and opportunity to learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally through meaningful relationships and relevant and engaging learning opportunities, supporting all members of our community to be better than we think we can be, and preparing to embrace the challenges of a changing world.