Northwood School Laker

November 10, 2023

Veterans Day Gratitude Moment!

According to historical documents, it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that an armistice to the fighting in World War I brought the war to a halt. Within the next year, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation that officially made that day Armistice Day.  However, in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Armistice Day to be renamed Veterans Day, and although details of the commemoration have changed over time, the purpose and role that the holiday plays in the lives of Americans remains the same.  As most probably realize, the observance of Memorial Day, in May, typically honors those men and women who lose their lives while serving in the various military branches for the sake of our country.  However, Veterans Day is the day that is set aside for honoring all those who have served in the past, or are presently serving today.  So, as a self proclaimed history geek, long time social studies teacher, brother of a former United States Marine, son of an United States Air Force veteran, and a member of the Northwood School administration, I would like to take a moment to thank all of the brave men and women across all branches of our military for your dedication, sacrifice, and service.  During this season of thanksgiving, it is important to honor you for all that you have done, are doing, and will continue to do for our country, citizens, and families!  Your commitment is priceless, and our gratitude is immeasurable!  Have a blessed day and wonderful weekend!

~ Mike Ling, Curriculum Director

News from Kindergarten

During the month of November the kindergarteners are learning how to have good manners. It is important to always say please and thank you, and to apologize when we do something wrong. Setting the table is a fun way to help our family. We are very excited to set the table at home!

Want to Get More Involved?

Volunteers Needed:

Want to help copy things for teachers, chaperone a field trip, or help out with fun events during school hours? If you would like to volunteer in the building/field trips, there are a few steps in order for this to happen. First you will need to fill out a volunteer form. (This form needs to be completed every year.) Once you have returned the completed form to the school, you will need to schedule fingerprinting through the SAU office. After that has cleared (usually 3-4 weeks), we look forward to your help!

From the Parent/Teacher Group:

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, from 6pm-7pm in room 133. We are planning a fun event for December. If you are unable to attend in person, we can provide a Zoom link. Please reach out to for the Zoom link, any questions, or ideas you may have!

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 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.