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Each Mercer Island elementary school (Island Park, Lakeridge, Northwood and West Mercer) will hold a Kindergarten registration information session from 6 to 7 p.m. on January 28, 2019.
Effective January 28, 2019, the Mercer Island School District’s administrative policy and procedure for excusing student absences will be significantly changed.
January 7, 2019
Dear Northwood Families,
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful winter break with your children.
In this letter you will find the following topics:
- Parent Playground
- Northwood Social Emotional Learning and the Great Kindness Challenge
- Global Reading Challenge
- Guest Author Visit
- 5th Grade Orchestra & Band Curriculum Nights
- Kindergarten Orientation for 2019-2020
- Northwood International Night
- Upcoming Events
On the first Thursday of each month, we invite parents to join their child(ren) for lunch and or recess. Please see the attached flier for more information about this event, and to ensure you have completed required visitor paperwork to be able to attend. We hope to see you this Thursday, January 10! PARENT PLAYGROUND.NW.pdf
Global Reading Challenge
Many of our 4th and 5th grade students have taken on the Global Reading Challenge, a reading challenge and incentive program in partnership with the King County Library System. Through this enriching program, students read six selected books and take quizzes to show what they know about each of the texts they have read. They meet weekly during a lunch time, and they practice writing and responding to thoughtful questions about each book. Our student participation has grown each year, and Mrs. Harnish, our Librarian-Teacher, is thrilled with our participation this year. We look forward to the school competition later this year.
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Northwood Mission Statement
About NorthwoodAt 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.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM MIHS curriculum fair and info for incoming 9th graders
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 5th Grade orchestra curriculum night at IMS
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM MI Parent Edge: Parenting with Identity in Mind with Rosetta Lee
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5th Grade Band Curriculum Night at IMS