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Kindergarten enrollment is now underway for the 2019-20 school year in the Mercer Island School District.
May 1, 2019
Dear Northwood Families,
Welcome to May! We had a great turn-out this morning for walk and bike to school day. Thanks to the Northwood PTA for organizing this event to encourage safe and healthy ways to get to and from school. As the weather continues to warm and brighten, take a look at the Safe Walking Information page on our Northwood website.
This letter includes:
- Student School Supplies for 2019-20: New Process!
- Northwood Family Folk Dance Night
- Northwood Spring Hootenanny
- Special Considerations & Class Placement Process
- Kiss and Go Zone (Car Loop Drop-off and Pick-up)
- Mindfulness and Character Trait of the Month
- Northwood Main Office Staffing Change – Welcome Laura Bowers
- Upcoming Events & Activities
Student School Supplies for 2019-20: New Process!
As we prepare for the start of school next year, we have decided to change the process for collecting school supplies and wanted to alert you to this as soon as possible.
In the past we have collected monetary donations at the beginning of the school year (via the PTA back to school packet or online process) and then purchased all of the supplies ourselves. We have identified some problems with this system: 1). Not enough money is being collected to fund the supplies for all our students. As a result, we have spent more than was collected and this has put some pressure on our school budget. 2). The ordering process has required significant time for our office manager, during an already very busy period of student enrollments and registrations. 3). Another concern voiced by some of our teachers is the apparent lack of ownership some students are feeling regarding taking care of the supplies provided.
In an attempt to rectify these problems, we will be offering two methods for purchasing supplies...
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Strategic Planning Update meeting for community
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting/Employees of the Year and Retirees Recognition
May 30, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Band Blast at IMS
May 31, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5th Grade Mixer at IMS