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Back to School Checklist

Welcome back to school!  

We are so excited to re-open the doors to Northwood Elementary for our second year!

Here is important information to review as you prepare for the new school year.



  • Update your family calendar with all of the Northwood activities and events.  Here are helpful links:
  • Find out your child’s Teacher Placement Information by logging onto Skyward (available on August 24 at 8 am)
  • Complete the Northwood PTA Parent Pack (available on-line starting August 30th).  In the Parent Pack you will be able to:
    • Pay your School Supplies Fee ($40 per child)
    • Pay your Field Trip Fee ($50 per child)
    • Purchase a “Little Hoot” Birthday Book for your child ($20 per student)
    • Join the Northwood PTA
      ($35 per family, tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching).
    • Contribute to the Northwood PTA “Give a Hoot” Fundraising Campaign
      (tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching).
  • Sign-up to receive the Parliament Press E-Newsletter and communication from the Northwood PTA.  (NOTE:  If you are already receiving the Parliament Press E-Newsletter, you are already subscribed and do NOT need to sign-up again.)
  • Join the Northwood Owls PTA Facebook Page
  • Sign-up for the School Alert System.
  • Be sure to view important information about your child’s first day of school from MISD. 
  • Ensure your contact information is correct by checking your address on Skyward.  If you need to make any changes, you must complete the MISD Student Change of Information Form.
  • If your child is taking the bus to school, view information about Northwood bus routes.


Important Dates

  • August 24 – Teacher Placement Information available on Skyward beginning at 8 am
  • August 29 – Northwood Open House, 3-4 pm
    Bring your child to the Open House between 3-4 pm and meet your child’s teacher and tour the school.
  • August 30 – First Day of School for Grades 1 -5
    • 9:15 am – Come to the Welcome Coffee in the Commons and meet your new community and learn more about volunteer opportunities at Northwood.
    • 10:30 am – First Northwood PTA Membership Meeting of the year – meet your Board and learn all about Northwood PTA.
    • 2:05 pm – Dismissal – School Ends at 2:05 pm on the first day of school (early dismissal Wednesday).  
  • September 5 – First Day of School for Kindergarten – 9:15 am to 3:45 pm
    • 9:15-9:45 am – Kindergarten Coffee – Kindergarten parents, please join the Northwood PTA Board for coffee, meet other parents, and ask any questions you may have
  • September 13 – Fall Family Social – 6-8 pm
  • September 14 – Curriculum Night  – Grades 3-5 (5-6 pm), Grades K-2 (6-7 pm)
  • September 15 – New and ELL Families Coffee – 9:15 am
  • September 15 – Parent Packs Due 


You will be receiving a mailing to your home from the Northwood PTA and MISD in the next few weeks with important information that needs to be returned to school.  See you at Northwood very soon!