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January 06, 2020
Dear Northwood Families,
Welcome back from Winter Break. I hope you had a wonderful few weeks with family and friends. Happy New Year!
Topics included in this email are:
- Northwood's Great Kindness Challenge
- Twitter & Facebook
- Northwood International Night
- Professional Learning and Early Release Days - Did You Know?
- Literacy - Professional Learning
- Upcoming Events
Northwood’s Great Kindness Challenge
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said "Life's most persistent question is: What are you doing for others?" To answer that question, and as part of our observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Temperance and Good Citizenship Day, Northwood Owls will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 16 – February 14. We are observing an extended period of this Kindness focus as part of Mercer Island Community-wide effort to focus on Kindness. All our MISD schools will be engaged in Kindness-focused activities during this period, and our MISD leaders have coordinated with other community organizations to partner with them as we collectively focus on Kindness.
To kick off this focus, your child will receive an Acts of Kindness checklist from their teacher which will provide many different ideas for acts of kindness. The goal is for students to engage in as many acts of kindness as they can during this Kindness Challenge period (and beyond). Students can engage in these acts anywhere: school, home, activities, daycare, etc. It is their job to check off the kind acts they complete (and to keep track of their checklists). As part of this Challenge, students will periodically reflect on their kind acts and create a school-wide Kindness display in the commons near the library. The Northwood Student Council has also been working on ways to support the community efforts for Kindness.
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February 5, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM NW International Night
February 6, 2020
12:05 PM - 1:15 PM NW Parent Playground
February 7, 2020
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM NW Family Movie Night
February 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Council Reflections Reception at IMS
February 11, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MIEA Executive Board
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5th Grade Orchestra Curriculum Night at MIHS
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM All District Orchestra Concert at MIHS