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President’s Welcome Letter


Welcome to Northwood Elementary and Northwood PTA


Dear Northwood Families:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year at Northwood Elementary! I look forward to meeting and working with all our families this year.

Mercer Island schools are known as some of the best in the State. Northwood Elementary, with its state of the art campus, enthusiastic teachers, and incredible community is no different. Why? Because of you! Mercer Island parents are involved and generous. As your PTA, we harness that spirit to provide volunteer activities, enrichment programs, and classroom grants to supplement the inadequate financial resources provided by the State.

Here is how you can help.

First, join the PTA and stay connected. This is your organization, and your membership is your voice. You can join, sign up for our e-newsletter, and keep up-to-date on events through our website.

Second, volunteer! Our parents make our enrichment programs and community events happen. Whether you can give an hour this year, or an hour a week, we have a volunteer job for you.

Finally, contribute! You can provide financial support through Northwood’s annual “Give a Hoot” fundraising campaign.

Each year Northwood PTA embarks on a single, annual fundraising campaign, which is the ONLY time you will be asked to give money to support the PTA, so everyone’s participation is critical. You can show that you give a hoot about your student and the learning community at Northwood by making this one-time gift.

Your PTA spends $275 per student on supplemental staff, learning support, enrichment programs, and family events. Please consider this minimum donation to cover the cost of the support your child receives from the PTA. If you are able to support PTA at a level beyond your child’s costs, we invite you to give at the Wisdom Circle ($350) or Parliament Leader ($425) levels. These donations ensure that we can offer our full programming and service to all students at Northwood. If $275 is beyond your ability, we invite you to define your own giving level at an amount that works for you. Every gift is important and shows that you give a hoot about the success of Northwood Elementary.

To donate and to accomplish all other back-to-school tasks, please review the enclosed instructions and complete the online parent packet on our website at www.northwoodowlspta.org. If you have any questions, please contact me at president@northwoodowlspta.org. Thank you for your support.


Very Truly Yours,

Danielle Orr-Bement

Northwood PTA President, 2017-18