Northwood School Laker

May 10, 2024

Let’s Get Going - OUTSIDE!!

We all know that as the weather gets warmer, and longer days start to prevail, it is an ideal time for all family members to venture outdoors. Naturally, springtime seems to improve our moods and lift our spirits, but when combined with playful activities, it is scientifically known to boost mental health. In fact, according to this article by the American Psychological Association, engaging in physical activities and games outdoors can significantly reduce stress and anxiety, enhance mood, and improve mental clarity for both adults and children. Whether it’s a game of tag in the park, a family hike on some local trails, or simply tossing a ball around in the yard, these moments of fresh air have been proven to increase the release of endorphins, often referred to as 'feel-good' hormones. So, after a quick peek at the weather this morning, I encourage you all to check out this article on outdoor adventures, close those laptops, turn off the Netflix, and take an hour or two to get outside this weekend! You will be glad you did; I promise! ~Mr. Ling

News from Kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers were busy teaching this week! We learned how to braid, plant seeds, make paper airplanes, and draw the Patriots logo. Great job kinder-teachers!

2024 Literary Magazine

Students are invited to submit original writing to the literary magazine, which will be published at the end of the year. Students may email their poems, stories, plays, or essays to their classroom teacher or to Ms. Carloni.

School & Community Information

Guest Teachers Needed

If you are interested in being a guest teacher (also known as a substitute teacher), please apply at this link. The pay is $100 a day and you get to work with wonderful kids and great staff! Please contact Ms. Roy or Ms. Young with any questions.

Important Dates

May 10 - 8th grade semi-formal, 7:00 - 9:00

May 13 - Book Fair & Spring Showcase 4:00 - 7:00

May 15 - Kindergarten Registration/Screening (no school for K students)

May 15 - School Board meeting, 6:30

May 16 - 17 - 8th grade trip

May 17 - K-4 Spring Fling Dance 5:30 - 7:30

May 21 - K/1 Performance, 6:30

May 24 - Teacher Workshop, no school

May 27 - Memorial Day, no school

May 31 - Field Day

June 5 - School Board meeting, 6:30

June 6 - Grades 4-8 performance, 6:30

June 11 - 3rd grade field trip

June 13 - Graduation, 6:00

June 18 - Last day of school, early release 12:30

July 8 - ESY/Title I summer programs begin

July 15 - Pre-K summer program begins

Please check the Athletics Calendar for information on games and meets.