• January 18, 2018

    Dear Northwood Families,

    Topics included in this email are:
    · Northwood's Great Kindness Challenge
    · Northwood Twitter and Facebook platforms
    · Northwood International Night
    · Upcoming Events

    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 to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Temperance and Good Citizenship Day, Northwood Owls will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 16 – 31. Your child has received 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 through the end of January (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).  At the end of the month, students will reflect on their kind acts and create a school-wide Kindness Tree in the commons near the library. 

    Twitter & Facebook
    Northwood Elementary is now on social media.  We have two new platforms, Facebook and Twitter, on which we will share the great goings-on at Northwood Elementary.  Our staff will be working together to gather and post examples of the learning our students are engaged in at Northwood.  Please see the Northwood Website and scroll down to the bottom to find our Facebook and Twitter links.

    Northwood International Night (and Day)
    · We are looking forward to celebrating our diverse community through our International Night on January 24th from 6:00-8:00pm.  The PTA leaders, and many of our Northwood families, have been working hard to plan this event, and we are looking forward to another successful year!  If your schedule permits, I hope you will consider joining us for this fantastic community event. 
    · Northwood Student Council is also sponsoring a Northwood International Day on January 24.  Students are invited to wear something that is representative of their family culture:  a piece of clothing, representative colors, etc.  If your child opts to participate, please ensure their clothing is school appropriate and will allow them to continue to participate actively in their learning day.

    Upcoming Events
    · 1/18/18 - Mercer Island Parent Edge Event @ 7:00pm in Northwood Commons - Jason Frelot "Kids and Race"

    · 1/18/18 - 5th Grade Band Curriculum Night @ 6:30pm in IMS Commons

    · 1/23/18 - 5th Grade Instrumental Music Concert student assembly @ 9:30am

    · 1/23/18 - 5th Grade Orchestra Curriculum Night @ 6:30pm @ IMS

    · 1/24/18 - PTA hosts Northwood International Night in the Northwood Commons @ 6:00-8:00pm

    · 1/30/18 - Kindergarten Information Night @ 6:00-7:00pm in Northwood Commons

    · 1/31/18 - Kindergarten Registration Begins (online)

    · 1/31/18 - Childfind @ 10:30am (see MISD website for information)


    Aimee Batliner-Gillette
    Principal | Northwood Elementary School

    Nondiscrimination Notification

    The Mercer Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.



Last Modified on January 21, 2018