Northwood School Laker

January 19, 2024

Hello Northwood Familes!

Please be aware, beginning next week, students will only be able to ride the bus that they regularly ride. Students will not be able to get a bus pass for a different bus to go home with a friend due to the buses being full. Please plan accordingly.

Just a reminder that there is no school for students on January 23 due to the building being used for voting.

Now that it really feels like winter outside, it is important for students to come to school prepared with appropriate winter attire for recess. This includes jackets, hats, gloves, snowpants (for younger grades), and boots to keep warm and ensure an enjoyable recess.

Kevin Skarupa from WMUR visited our third-graders this week. The students had an amazing time learning about weather forecasting and were excited to ask Mr. Skarupa questions about his job. We appreciate Mr. Skarupa taking the time to inspire our young learners with his expertise. Here's the link to the video of our students that was shown on WMUR this morning.

Finally, please encourage your child(ren) to check the lost and found!

Have a wonderful weekend!


From the Assistant Principal's Desk

Winter in New Hampshire can bring many wonderful things such as skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding and snowshoeing. However the shorter days, cold temperatures and lack of sunlight can take its toll on the physical and mental well being of everyone, especially students. The winter season contributes to decreased energy, sadness and irritability. The medical term for this condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder, but many refer to it as the "winter blues" or "winter doldrums". During this time, students may have a harder time getting out of bed, attending to tasks and completing work. Here is an article on what parents can do to help their kids combat the winter blues.

A Parent Guide for Helping Your Child Beat the Winter Blues

News from the Library

Several of the classes had a special guest reader this week: Mr. Drolet!

Mr. D came in to read to Kindergarten and 3rd grade students this week. We are using January to learn about book awards, and the award we learned about this week is the Theodore Seuss Geisel award, which recognizes excellence in books intended for beginning readers. Mr. D picked a couple of his favorites to share with the students. Thank you, Mr. D!

From the Northwood School District Clerk:

The following positions are open for the March school district elections:

School Board Member: 3 year- 2 positions

School District Moderator: 3 year- 1 position

School District Treasurer: 3 year - 1 position

School District Clerk: 3 year- 1 position

The filing dates for the above vacancy is January 24, 2024 to February 2, 2024, 5 P.M. 

Anyone interested in running for this position, please contact the School District Clerk at Email:, by phone, 603-234-8609, or leave a message at the school.

Thank you,

Penny Hampl

Northwood School District Clerk

School & Community Information

Guest Teachers Needed

If you are interested in being a guest teacher (also known as a substitute teacher), please apply at this link. The pay is $100 a day and you get to work with wonderful kids and great staff! Please contact Ms. Roy or Ms. Young with any questions.

Important Dates

January 23 - Voting Day - no school for students

February 7 - School Board meeting, 6:30

February 8 - Deliberative Session, 6:00

February 13 - Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Show, 9:30 - 10:30

February 26 - March 1 - February vacation

Please check the Athletics Calendar for information on games and meets.