Northwood School Laker

November 3, 2023

News from the Library

The library staff is joined this year by a student teacher. Kristen Buckman is a graduate library student at the University of Rhode Island. She will be working in our school library for the next six months doing her student teaching internship for the school library media certification track. She has an undergraduate degree in biology and has worked in public libraries for many years. She has an interest in theater and art. She looks forward to continuing meeting the students and staff of Northwood School and discovering how she may be a support to the school community during her learning journey! 

The 5th graders are enjoying the Skeleton Creek read aloud. The series by Patrick Carman takes place in a fictitious town in Oregon which has a history of mining and secret societies. The books are in journal format, with occasional video clips which have passwords to access them. They have some great predictions about where the story is headed!

The 3rd graders have begun Non-Fiction November! We started this month by exploring biographies, and the students took turns reading with partners to learn more about Jim Thorpe, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, and other interesting people.

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 great kids and great staff! Please contact Ms. Roy or Ms. Young with any questions.

From the Parent Teacher Group

We want to make your holiday season a little brighter! The Northwood Parent Teacher Group is sponsoring a Giving Tree this year! If you or a family you know could benefit from some help please contact Lynda MacDonald by November 30th. Please have names of family members with ages, sizes, and wish list items.

Important Dates

November 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences, no school

November 10 - Veterans Day observed, no school

November 15 - School Board meeting, 6:30

November 22 - Early Release, 12:35

November 23 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break, no school

December 1 - Teacher Workshop Day, no school

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