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New Families

Families new to Mercer Island  — WELCOME!  

In addition to reviewing the Back to School Checklist and Important Dates, here is some important information to help you and your child have a smooth transition to Northwood.

  • School supplies are purchased in bulk and are included in the Student Fee portion of the Parent Pack.  You do not need to purchase any of your child’s school supplies other than a backpack and lunch bag.
  • Get involved with the PTA!  Volunteering for PTA events and in the classroom is a wonderful way to meet people and learn about all Northwood has to offer.  We are encouraging 100% parent participation — whether it is helping in the school for an hour or signing up to help plan an event!
  • Download and review the “Your Mercer Island Community” guide, which provides a wealth of information about resources, activities, events, programs and organizations on Mercer Island.
  • A member of the Northwood PTA’s Owl Ambassadors will be contacting you by phone in the near future to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have.  In the meantime, feel free to email us at communications@northwoodowlspta.org if you have questions or contact the Mercer Island School District at 206-236-3330.