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Northwood High School PTSA Updates!

Congratulations to Northwood's Reflections Winners! 
Northwood High School has three students who were named as District finalists in the PTA Reflections Programs. These individuals were the only high school students in IUSD who made it to the finals! Congratulations to Mary-Ann Chen (Film Production), Troy Charbonnet (Photography) and Steven Lee (Visual Arts) on their tremendous achievement. They will be recognized at an award ceremony on February 14th and will find out at that time if they have been chosen to move on to the State level competition. Great Job!

Participate in the Timberwolf 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, February 14 
The Northwood High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding the 6th annual Timberwolf 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, February 14th at NHS at 8:00 AM sharp. This is the major fundraiser for our Northwood athletic program and for the 4th year in a row, a portion of all funds raised will be donated to Families Forward. We hope you will join PTSA in supporting this important NHS event. Please go to www.timberwolf5k.com for more information and to register for the event. The registration fee goes up on January 30, so sign up today.

Winter Formal Tuxes and Suits 
Rent or buy a tux or suit for Winter Formal from Men's Wearhouse and support Northwood! Receive $40 off your tux rental or 40% off a retail item including suits. Men's Wearhouse will donate back to Northwood for every purchase when you mention Northwood High School and bring in the flyer available at the SAC (and attached here). Store located in Crossroads shopping center, 3730 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. 

SENIOR PARENTS:
Two Grad Night 2015 Announcements


1. Grad Night tickets are on sale. Purchase by February 27 before the next price increase. Ticket purchase agreement form can be found via the link below, or on the PTSA website (www.northwoodptsa.org) under Grad Night Forms.

http://northwoodptsa.org/2014-2015/assets/newest/GN%202015%20Ticket%20Purchase%20Agmt%20v2.pdf

Parent and student must complete and sign the form, and attach payment of check only to NHS PTSA.  Please return to front office or SAC. If you would like to make an additional contribution toward the event, family donation information can be found also at the bottom of the ticket form.

Grad Night is a special all-night party at a secret location for Seniors only, on the night of Graduation and into the next morning (10:00 p.m. on June 17 until 6:00 a.m. on June 18).  The ticket price includes transportation, food, entertainment, and more! The event is completely safe and supervised by adults and organized by PTSA. Grad Night is the best night of the year for the Seniors, and most all of the Senior Class attends! After the Graduation ceremony, there is still plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends before Grad Night begins. 

Buy your ticket today ... We don't want any of the Seniors to miss out!

2. Our next Grad Night Committee meeting is Tuesday February 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the Staff Lounge on campus at NHS behind the cafeteria. Please join us to learn about this exciting event and see how you can help and become involved.

Questions? Contact Cari Coleman at andycaricoleman@cox.net

MaryAnn Bentrott and Cari Coleman
Co-Chairs, Grad Night 2015, NHS PTSA
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Participate in the Timberwolf 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, February 14 
The Northwood High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding the 6th annual Timberwolf 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, February 14th at NHS at 8:00 AM sharp. This is the major fundraiser for our Northwood athletic program and for the 4th year in a row, a portion of all funds raised will be donated to Families Forward. We hope you will join PTSA in supporting this important NHS event. Please go to www.timberwolf5k.com for more information and to register for the event. The registration fee goes up on January 30, so sign up today.

Join us for our First PTSA Meeting of 2014!
Our next PTSA meeting will be on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center and will feature the following special presentation: "Preparing for Change: Transitioning to College and Empty Nesting".

Parents of a graduating senior? Congratulations! However, are you wondering if your child is sufficiently prepared to transition to adulthood and what your life will be like when they leave for college? Speaker Eileen Lenson will talk about how parents can prepare for the changes in their children in the months prior to high school graduation, to know when to shift decision-making responsibility to their children and how to take care of yourself and your changing role as a parent. Hear about the challenges that parents face when their children are preparing to enter college and learn practical tips to help the changing relationship between parents and children and how to reduce stress in these emotional roller coaster months.


Winter Formal Tuxes and Suits 
Rent or buy a tux or suit for Winter Formal from Men's Wearhouse and support Northwood! Receive $40 off your tux rental or 40% off a retail item including suits. Men's Wearhouse will donate back to Northwood for every purchase when you mention Northwood High School and bring in the flyer available at the SAC (and attached here). Store located in Crossroads shopping center, 3730 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. 

Do you have Talent?
Open auditions for "America's Got Talent" are coming to Los Angeles on February 14th and 15th and they are seeking participation from high schools in Southern California.This will be a great opportunity for people to showcase their talent, which can lead to the chance to compete for the Million Dollar prize and gain national exposure. Any Age, Any Talent! Come spend an exciting day with us! It's a great fantastic opportunity to meet the producers of the show and let them see your talent in action. Even if you have never auditioned for anything in your life, it will be a fun way to spend the day and have some stories to tell your friends.  

America's Got Talent Season 10 Open Auditions: February 14 & 15, 2015
LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

SENIOR PARENTS:
Two Grad Night 2015 Announcements


1. Grad Night tickets are on sale. Purchase by February 27 before the next price increase. Ticket purchase agreement form can be found via the link below, or on the PTSA website (www.northwoodptsa.org) under Grad Night Forms.

http://northwoodptsa.org/2014-2015/assets/newest/GN%202015%20Ticket%20Purchase%20Agmt%20v2.pdf

Parent and student must complete and sign the form, and attach payment of check only to NHS PTSA.  Please return to front office or SAC. If you would like to make an additional contribution toward the event, family donation information can be found also at the bottom of the ticket form.

Grad Night is a special all-night party at a secret location for Seniors only, on the night of Graduation and into the next morning (10:00 p.m. on June 17 until 6:00 a.m. on June 18).  The ticket price includes transportation, food, entertainment, and more! The event is completely safe and supervised by adults and organized by PTSA. Grad Night is the best night of the year for the Seniors, and most all of the Senior Class attends! After the Graduation ceremony, there is still plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends before Grad Night begins. 

Buy your ticket today ... We don't want any of the Seniors to miss out!

2. Our next Grad Night Committee meeting is Tuesday February 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the Staff Lounge on campus at NHS behind the cafeteria. Please join us to learn about this exciting event and see how you can help and become involved.

Questions? Contact Cari Coleman at andycaricoleman@cox.net

MaryAnn Bentrott and Cari Coleman
Co-Chairs, Grad Night 2015, NHS PTSA
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Northwood High School PTSA News

Presentation on "Preparing for Change:
Transitioning to College and Empty Nesting"

Parents of a graduating senior? Congratulations! However, are you wondering if your child is sufficiently prepared to transition to adulthood and what your life will be like when they leave for college? Join the Northwood High School PTSA on Tuesday, January 20th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center for this special presentation by Eileen Lenson. PTSA Meeting will follow presentation.

Ms. Lenson will talk about how parents can prepare for the changes in their children in the months prior to high school graduation, to know when to shift decision-making responsibility to their children and how to take care of yourself and your changing role as a parent. Hear about the challenges that parents face when their children are preparing to enter college and learn practical tips to help the changing relationship between parents and children and how to reduce stress in these emotional roller coaster months.


Are You Considering a Career as a Publisher, Reporter, Editor or Journalist? 
Come and meet Steve Churm, CEO of Churm Media and Vice President of Freedom Communications (OC Register) and find out about the academic qualifications, the day-to-day realities of the job, the different paths available in this career, the salary range, and much more! Take this opportunity to ask all that you want to know about journalism!

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time:  During Lunch, 11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Where:  College and Career Center, room 1035

Questions?  Contact Beatrice Tseng-Chen, PTSA VP of Programs, beatseng@gmail.com.


Winter Formal Tuxes and Suits 
Rent or buy a tux or suit for Winter Formal from Men's Wearhouse and support Northwood! Receive $40 off your tux rental or 40% off a retail item including suits. Men's Wearhouse will donate back to Northwood for every purchase when you mention Northwood High School and bring in the flyer available at the SAC (and attached here). Store located in Crossroads shopping center, 3730 Barranca Parkway, Irvine.

SENIOR PARENTS:
Two Grad Night 2015 Announcements


1. Grad Night tickets are on sale. Purchase by February 27 before the next price increase. Ticket purchase agreement form can be found via the link below, or on the PTSA website (www.northwoodptsa.org) under Grad Night Forms.

http://northwoodptsa.org/2014-2015/assets/newest/GN%202015%20Ticket%20Purchase%20Agmt%20v2.pdf

Parent and student must complete and sign the form, and attach payment of check only to NHS PTSA.  Please return to front office or SAC. If you would like to make an additional contribution toward the event, family donation information can be found also at the bottom of the ticket form.

Grad Night is a special all-night party at a secret location for Seniors only, on the night of Graduation and into the next morning (10:00 p.m. on June 17 until 6:00 a.m. on June 18).  The ticket price includes transportation, food, entertainment, and more! The event is completely safe and supervised by adults and organized by PTSA. Grad Night is the best night of the year for the Seniors, and most all of the Senior Class attends! After the Graduation ceremony, there is still plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends before Grad Night begins. 

Buy your ticket today ... We don't want any of the Seniors to miss out!

2. Our next Grad Night Committee meeting is Tuesday February 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the Staff Lounge on campus at NHS behind the cafeteria. Please join us to learn about this exciting event and see how you can help and become involved.

Questions? Contact Cari Coleman at andycaricoleman@cox.net

MaryAnn Bentrott and Cari Coleman
Co-Chairs, Grad Night 2015, NHS PTSA
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NHS PTSA Meeting - Speaker

Presentation on "Preparing for Change:
Transitioning to College and Empty Nesting"
Parents of a graduating senior? Congratulations! However, are you wondering if your child is sufficiently prepared to transition to adulthood and what your life will be like when they leave for college? Join the Northwood High School PTSA on Tuesday, January 20th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center for this special presentation by Eileen Lenson.

Ms. Lenson will talk about how parents can prepare for the changes in their children in the months prior to high school graduation, to know when to shift decision-making responsibility to their children and how to take care of yourself and your changing role as a parent. Hear about the challenges that parents face when their children are preparing to enter college and learn practical tips to help the changing relationship between parents and children and how to reduce stress in these emotional roller coaster months.
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Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 
We hope everyone enjoyed the break and is ready for 2015! We have a lot planned and we hope you can join us. Our next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Teacher's lounge.

Are You Considering a Career as a Publisher, Reporter, Editor or Journalist? 

Come and meet Steve Churm, CEO of Churm Media and Vice President of Freedom Communications (OC Register) and find out about the academic qualifications, the day-to-day realities of the job, the different paths available in this career, the salary range, and much more! Take this opportunity to ask all that you want to know about journalism!

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time:  During Lunch, 11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Where:  College and Career Center, room 1035

Questions?  Contact Beatrice Tseng-Chen, PTSA VP of Programs, beatseng@gmail.com.


High School Advocacy Trip to Sacramento for Juniors and Seniors 
The annual IUSD High School Advocacy Trip to Sacramento is scheduled for March 10, 2015. This is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors who are interested in being an advocate for Northwood to travel to Sacramento and meet our legislators and learn more about state government. If you are interested, please download and complete the application. Please return it to Mrs. Roach by January 9th. Applications are also available in the front office.
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