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PTA Newsletter
September/October, 2015



National School of Excellence!


Northwoods PTA has been recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence. This is a great honor that only 8 North Carolina schools received. This program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTA's and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. 
 
Spirit Night Success!
 

Our first spirit night of the 2015-16 school year was a great success! Thank you to everyone that came out to Chipotle and/or YoLo to support Northwoods. Thanks to your support we made just under $1000 that evening. It is successful fundraising like this that allows us to provide ALL Northwoods students with wonderful programs and events. 
 
PTA Membership

Membership for the 2015-16 school year has already surpassed our total from last year. So far our Membership Drive has raised about $3200 for our programs and events! 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
Yearbook
...And SO much more!!
 
Disney World Raffle Winner! 

Congratulations! The Northwoods PTA has held the Membership raffle drawing and the winner has been notified. Due to super secret planning for the family, we will withhold the name of the winner so as not to spoil the surprise for the children. However, the winner has two children at Northwoods and they will be going on a family vacation at Disney World very soon! 
 
Internet Safety Night

Northwoods PTA welcomed Nimasheena N. Burns, an Outreach Specialist from the North Carolina Department of Justice, at our free parent workshop. She spoke about the dangers of unwanted exposure to Illicit or explicit material, solicitation, and harassment/cyberbullying. She also gave tips on how to develop family rules to protect against these online risks.

We also welcomed parents from Reedy Creek Elementary, Kingswood Elementary, Washington GT Magnet Elementary, Cary High School, Davis Drive Elementary, and Cardinal Charter School. As well as representatives from North Carolina PTA and students from Meredith College studying Early Childhood Education. 

 
Photo Highlights


Walk to School Day 2015


September Adopt-a-Spot


Mask making


Anti-Bully Assembly  (PreK-2nd grade)
"The Pirate of Bully Bay" 


Anti-Bully Assembly (3rd-5th grades)
"#Respect"

 
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. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS



Nov 6th, 8:45 am
School Store: K-2


Nov 9th - 13th
Jersey Mike's coupon Fundraiser! 


Nov 10th, 9:15 am
Hero Day


Nov 11th, All Day
No School: Veterans Day


Nov 15th, 2 pm
Garden Workday


Nov 17th, 6:30 pm
PTA Board Meeting


Nov 18th, 8:30 am
Monthly Walk to School


Nov 20th, 8:45 am
School Store: 3-5


Nov 25 - 29th
No School: Thanksgiving Break


Nov 30th, 8:45 am
Food Drive begins



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