Northwood School Laker

March 10, 2023

Brain Awareness Week

March 13th - 19th

The brain is at the center of human experience. Everything - from the way humans form societies, to the way we engage with the world, to our capacity for thinking, feeling, learning, and remembering - it all lives within the billions of neurons and connections in our brains. There is so much that we know about the human brain, and yet there is still far more to explore. As such, this creates potential endless opportunities for the future of the field. At its best, neuroscience will help deliver better health outcomes, improve education, and advance innovation for all of us.

So, what is Brain Awareness Week?

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, schools and communities provide education and activities that share the wonders of the brain, and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives. Needless to say, spreading the word about the importance of brain science, and the impact on learning, provides a critical role in helping our students lead healthier, more productive lives. Of course, the wonderful aspect of this movement is that one does not need to be a neurobiologist to begin to help one another learn, grow, and remain cognitively healthy. If you are new to some of these concepts, or simply do not remember your high school science classes, check out this article on basic neuroscience and brain health! Have a great weekend! 


Source: Nicole Schwarz,

Merrowvista Info Session for Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians

When: Tuesday, March 14th, 6:00

Where: Northwood School Library

Staff members from Camp Merrowvista and Northwood School will be providing additional information and answering questions about the upcoming 6th grade overnight trip.

Information will be shared afterwards with families who are not able to attend this meeting.

Additional questions/concerns should be sent directly to

News from Kindergarten

Read Across America was a fun filled week in kindergarten! We had several guest readers including Northwood School’s very own Cat in the Hat. We shared lots of Dr. Seuss stories and made “Seuss” themed crafts. Thank you to everyone that made this a special event for us!

22-23 Yearbooks

Ordering for 22-23 yearbooks is now open! Please click on the link below and enter the Yearbook ID code on the flyer. Purchasing a yearbook is only for Kindergarten through seventh Grade. Eighth graders are gifted a free yearbook and do not need to purchase one. Paper copies are being sent home but online ordering is preferred. 

Order your yearbook!

News from the Art Room

Second grade has finished creating their winter hats showing physical and implied texture. 

FIfth grade has finished working on creating their texture animals showing implied texture.

Artist in Residency

Northwood School will welcome local artist Kim Bernard for a week-long residency in April. You can help us prepare by collecting some items. Please check out the flyer below for more information.

2023 Literary Magazine

Students are invited to submit original writing to the literary magazine, which will come out at the end of the year. Students may email their poems, stories, plays, or essays to their classroom teacher or to Ms. Carloni.

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.

School & Community Information

Crafts for cancer is a fundraiser that collects arts and crafts supplies for children undergoing treatment for cancer. These items include but are not limited to; stickers, note pads, crayons, all ages coloring books, etc. Donations will be accepted until 3/13.

Important Dates

March 14 - Sixth Grade Merrowvista meeting, 6:00

March 17 - Trimester 2 ends

March 22 - School Board meeting, 6:30

March 27 - Report cards issued

March 29 - Music in Our Schools Month Concert, 6:30

April 5 - Spring Picture Day

April 5 - School Board meeting, 6:30

April 10 - 14 - Artist in Residence

April 21 - Progress reports issued (5-8)

April 24 - 28 - April Vacation

Please see the athletics calendar for information regarding games.  

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