September 1, 2017
Dear Northwood Families,
We had a great first week at Northwood. It was wonderful to see so many families at our Open House and at
the Welcome Coffee, and the kids are quickly getting back into the swing of school.
Please help us out with a few practices to keep things running smoothly and safely:
• Labeling - Please label your child's items with their first and last name. Items such as water bottles,
lunch boxes/bags, and any clothing that can/will be removed (hats, coats, sweatshirts, etc.). Kids
frequently put these items down and forget to pick them up, leading to an overflowing Lost and
Found. If they are labeled, we have a greater chance of the lost items being returned to you.
• Arrival on Campus - We do not have supervision before school, so we ask that children not arrive on
campus earlier than 9:00a.m. The time before school is not intended as a recess time, as 454
children on one playground presents safety concerns. Children are asked to line up and talk with
their friends upon arrival.
• Car Loop - Please pull forward in the car loop as far as you can before stopping to drop off or pick up
your child. The parking area is not a pick-up zone, and children will not be allowed to cross to meet
you at your car. If you wish to park to pick up your child, please park in a designated spot, cross at
the cross-walk, and escort your child back to your car. Please be mindful of the Handicapped
parking spots, as we have families and children who need to use these spots for accessibility
purposes. Safety is our first priority in the car loop.
• Bus Loop - As a reminder, there is no parent pick up or parking in the Bus Loop at 40th and 88th. For
safety reasons, our busses need that loop to be clear as they transport our students to and from
school. Please use the car loop on 86th if you are dropping off or picking up your child.
Thank you for your support.
Our Kindergartners start school on Tuesday, September 5, and we are looking forward to their presence on
campus. Kindergarten parents are invited to join the Northwood PTA at the Kindergarten Welcome Coffee on
September 5 at 9:15-10:00a.m in the Northwood Commons. We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a wonderful long weekend.
Principal | Northwood Elementary School