Northwood School Laker

May 7, 2021

Thank You!

During Teacher Appreciation Week, our staff enjoyed many meals, gifts, notes, cards, and kind words and gestures from students, members of our community, parents, school board members, SAU staff, and other staff members. We are so grateful for the support and encouragement of our amazing community at all times, but especially so during this very challenging year. Thank you to the parents who organized and contributed to a fantastic lunch today. It was a wonderful way to end the week!

Information on State Testing

Please click the picture to see a corrected schedule for upcoming NHSAS testing.

Also included in the document is some information from the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Last Day of School

Friday, June 18 will be the last day of school for students. June 18 will be an early release day; the exact time students will be released will be announced next week (once we've coordinated with the bus company).

Second Grade News

Second Graders have great ideas about how we can help keep Earth clean and healthy!

Check out our technology project!

Kids Heart Challenge Update!

Students in grades 1-6 who participated in the fundraising raised a total of $1,496 for the American Heart Association! Nice work to all of the heart heroes! The envelopes have been mailed to the association, and I will distribute the thank you gifts when they are delivered to the school. Stay tuned for our Jump for Heart Event happenings during the related arts block for students in 1st through 5th grade!

A special shout out to Jonathan in 6th grade who was our Northwood School top fundraiser! Another shout out to Ogen in 4th grade who has been working on his jump rope skills at recess and at home and has now earned his ninja jump rope blue belt at 60 consecutive jumps!

Guest Teachers Needed

If you are interested in working at Northwood School as a guest teacher (also known as a substitute teacher), please apply at this link! The School Board recently increased the daily rate of pay to $100. Please contact Mrs. Gulick-Ryan or Mr. Alford with any questions.

News from the Library

It's important to take care of our mental health: Our thoughts, feelings and even our imaginations are more important than ever right now.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The library has a number of books, picture books, Early Readers, graphic novels, and Young Adult titles on different aspects of mental health.

If you'd like to check out one of these books to read, or to share with someone, or if you'd like to know what other books the library has on these topics, contact Ms. Mawn. You can also look at the Reader Advisory lists on the library website  or search the library catalog for other titles.

Kindergarten News

The month of May brings the time-honored tradition of “Teaching Time” in kindergarten! We began with learning how to plant seeds, cut paper snowflakes, and scooter safety. Each child becomes the teacher for the day. They assist with morning meeting, read their classmates a story, and teach their friends a new activity or lesson that they have practiced at home. We are so proud of our mini teachers this week!

Literary Magazine

Ms. Carloni is accepting student submissions to be considered for publication in an end-of-year online school literary magazine. Please send original poems, essays, or stories to Ms. Carloni by May 14th. This is open to students of all ages!

Meals Information

Community Information

Important Dates

May 13 - Sixth grade field trip

May 14 - Kindergarten Registration - No school for K students

May 17 - Seventh grade field trip

May 20 - School Board meeting, 6:30

May 31 - Memorial Day, no school

June 3 - School Board meeting, 6:30

June 8 - No school for students (voting day)

June 15 - Eighth grade graduation, 5:00

June 17 - School Board meeting, 6:30

June 18 - Last day of school, early release

June 25 - Report cards emailed home

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