PTA Newsletter
February, 2016

Staff Appreciation Week


Staff Appreciation hosted a week of “fortunate events” for our teachers and staff, Feb 1st – 5th. Take a look at all the fun that was had that week!  
Monday: Paper fortune cookies were given to every staff member to remind them how Fortune-ate we are to have them at Northwoods.  It was also Make-It-Monday where staff were invited to create their own wire-wrapped beaded jewelry at lunchtime.
Tuesday:  The Gift of Reading----A Book Swap section in the Media Center was established and dedicated to teachers and staff, shelved with best-selling favorites of our volunteers/donors.
Wednesday:  Hugs, Kisses, and Letters of Kindness---Our mascot Mel accompanied the Staff Appreciation team to every classroom to deliver Hugs (from Mel), Kisses (from Hershey's), and Letter of Kindness (from students).
Thursday:  100th Day of School---teachers and staff received a basket of 100-calorie snacks to enjoy for the 100th Day Celebration....they were also given over 100 smiles and compliments tags as well as the mission to deliver every single one to another staff member before the day was through.
Friday: My Big Fat Greek Lunch! A lunch slightly spoofed by the comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Hosted by Staff Appreciation, Catered by Zoe’s Kitchen. Edible Cutie orange characters were also left in each staff member's mailbox asking them, "Orange you glad it's Friday?
A Big THANK YOU to our Staff Appreciation team and volunteers for helping make our teachers and staff members feel loved and appreciated! Your donations and time are greatly appreciated!

Bus Driver Appreciation 

On Friday February 12th Northwoods PTA showed their love and appreciation to our amazing team of bus drivers. Each day they provide safe and dependable transportation to and from school for many of our students!

All for Books Collection!

February 29th through March 4th, Northwoods Book Fair will be collecting spare change to raise money for the Read a Book, Get a Book program at our school. Scholastic will match the money raised and Coach Cuffe has agreed to dress up like a hippie for a day of we reach our goal of $100! So lift up those couch cushions and check the floor of the car...and send your spare coins to the media center. 

Monday: Pennies
Tuesday: Nickles
Wednesday: Dimes
Thursday: Quarters
Friday: Any Spare Change

Book Fair!!

Scholastic Book Fair—March 7-11

Come check out Northwoods’ Groovy Scholastic Book Fair, March 7-11 in our Media Center.  Stock up on books, donate to teachers’ classroom libraries, and buy gifts for family and friends!  All sales directly benefit the Northwoods Media Center, providing funds for new books and supplies.
Students will be visiting the Book Fair with their class during scheduled times to create wish lists.  Those wish lists will be brought home for you to view.  Children will then visit a second time to purchase books.  We invite parents, family members, and the public to visit the fair at any time during the hours listed below.  You do not need to be with your child to visit the Book Fair, however, children may not visit unattended outside of regular school hours.
Monday, March 7-Thursday, March 10, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 11, 8:30 – 9:30 am

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at:
Our online Fair is available from March 4 to March 24.

Join Us for Family Reading Night! 

THURS., MARCH 10, 6-8 pm

Join us for a groovy night of peace, love, and books! This is a free PTA sponsored event for the entire family! Bring your grandparents, cousins, neighbors and friends. 

PTA Membership

Here are some of the great things your support and membership dues help the PTA fund for our students: 

Cultural Arts programs
Food Drive
5th Grade Graduation Dinner & Dance
Staff/Teacher Appreciation events
Classroom Start up Funds
Accelerated Reader program
Advocacy (e.g. Internet Safety Night)
Book Fair
Family Reading Night
International Night
Fitness Club
Spanish Club
Hero Day
Career Day
School Garden
Family Picnic
School Store
Walk & Bike to School Days
Wellness Committee
...And SO much more!!

Photo Highlights

100 compliments to spread through the school

100th day of school snacks

Hugs and "kisses" to our awesome staff members!

Fortune cookies

My Big Fat Greek Lunch

Catered by Zoe's Kitchen

Thank You 2015 - 2016
PTA Platinum Sponsors! 

Northwoods Elementary PTA appreciates the generous support of our local businesses! Our students benefit greatly from their help funding the exceptional programs and activities our PTA provides. 



Sign up for Shoparoo!

This is the easiest fundraising you’ll ever do … earn $$$ for Northwoods without knocking on doors or spending an extra dime! It’s easy: Download the Shoparoo app and join with code JED82770. Then scan your store receipts and earn points—cash—for our school. Name brands or store brands, large or small stores, it all counts as long as receipts aren’t more than 2 weeks old. The more points we
earn, the bigger the payoff. 

Feb 29th - March 4th 
All for Books collection
Mon: Pennies
Tue: Nickles
Wed: Dimes
Thu: Quarters
Fri: Any Change

March 4th, 8:45 am 
School Store: K-2
Early Release: 1:15 pm

March 7th - 11th 
Book Fair!

March 10th, 6 - 8 pm
Family Reading Night!
General PTA Meeting

March 13th, 2 - 4 pm
Garden Workday

March 18th, 8:45 am
School Store: 3-5

March 22nd, 6:30 pm
PTA Board Meeting

March 24th, 8:45 am
Make-up Day: School in session

March 25th - April 3rd
Spring Break


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