PTA Newsletter
December, 2015

Goodbye Mr. Sonny 

We are sad to say goodbye to our crossing guard James Alston (aka Mr. Sonny). After his initial stroke Mr. Sonny had been making progress and fought hard to recover. He was over joyed by the card and notes that everyone made for him. We read them to him each day and decorated his hospital room with them. He was able to to see how loved he was, not just by our Northwoods families, but also by the entire community. Unfortunately he suffered a second stroke that required emergency surgery. The trauma was to much on his body and Mr. Sonny passed away on December 20th, 2015. He will be greatly missed by so many. Memorial services are listed below. 
January 9th at 11 am
Grace Bible Fellowship
9043 Chapel Hill Road
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 468-4590


Winter Food Drive 

We are very thankful to those of you who donated items during our annual Food Drive. We collected a total of 1151 items! These donations were distributed by our Social worker Ms. Young, to families from Northwoods Elementary and Cary Elementary. Ms. Palmer & her 5th grade team did an awesome job collecting, counting and sorting each day!

Decembers Teacher Appreciation

On December 18th our wonderful Staff Appreciation Committee hosted a Holiday Craft Lunch. Staff members packed up some amazing homemade goodies donated by Northwoods parents. They also made adorable cork reindeer! 

Accelerated Reader Awards

Awards will be given out to students that qualify in the media center at 8:45 am on the following dates:
January 20th & 21st
April 4th & 5th
June 1st & 2nd

Read a Book, Get a Book

Read a Book, Get a Book is here! This is a great way to help students that are chosen for the program with their reading skills. We need volunteers to make sure all the children get a chance to read and move onto the next book.

The program will be M-F from 8:45-9:15 am, in the media center. Please click on the SignUp Genius link for more information. Thank you!

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

2015 Winter Food Drive

December Staff Appreciation Craft

Cork reindeer craft 

December staff appreciation


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. 

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Jan 4th, 8:45 am 
Students return 

Jan 5th, 6:30 pm
School Store: K-2

Jan 8th, 8:45 am 
School Store

Jan 13th, 6:00 pm
Spelling Bee finals

Jan 15th, 9:30 am
PBIS Assembly (K-2)

Jan 15th, 10:15 am
PBIS Assembly (3-5)

Jan 15th, 1:15 pm
Early Release

Jan 18th & 19th, All Day

No School 

Jan 21st, 8:30 am
Walk to School Day

Jan 28th, 5:30 pm 
International Festival! 

Jan 29th, 8:45am 
School Store: (3-5)

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8850 Chapel Hill Road Cary, North Carolina 27513
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