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Northwood High School PTSA Updates!

Special Speaker this Tuesday!
Please join us for a special speaker this Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 PM in the NHS Media Center. Our guest will be renowned adolescent psychologist Dr. Jerry Weichman, who will discuss the latest trends behind the scenes in teen life, increasing communication with your son or daughter and warning signs. Note that this is a Parents-Only evening and we will be joined by parents from around the district. See the attached special event flyer for more information.
 

Are You Considering a Career as an Educator or School Administrator? 
Come and meet Corey Pace, Principal of Santiago Hills Elementary School and former teacher, and Beatrice Tseng, Professor of Spanish at Irvine Valley College. Find out about the academic qualifications for different teaching positions (elementary, middle and high schools and college/university), the salary range, the day-to-day realities of the job, the different paths available in academia, and much more! Take this opportunity to ask all that you want to know about teaching and school administration!

When:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:  During Lunch, 11:55 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:  College and Career Center, room 1035

Questions? Contact Beatrice Tseng-Chen, PTSA VP of Programs, beatseng@gmail.com. For a list of the 2014-2015 Career Lunch Presentations, see the attached updated schedule.


Election Day is Fast Approaching!
Tuesday, November 4th is a local, state and federal election and YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Your polling location is listed on your sample ballot or visit www.ocvote.com to find your polling place. If you have received an Absentee Ballot, return it as soon as possible. PTSA reminds you to stand up and be counted. Vote!


NHS Baseball Clothing and Shoe Drive
We are collecting new or gently used shoes, clothing, purses, belts, hats, backpacks, blankets, comforters, bedspreads and stuffed toys. So start cleaning out your closets and gathering up those items you no longer use or wear. Contact Lori David Jones at ldjorange@aol.com for free pick-up or you can drop off your donations on this Saturday, November 1, from 12:00 NOON to 3:00 PM at Northwood High school parking lot. Thank you for supporting NHS Baseball.


15th Annual NHS Baseball Christmas Tree, Wreath and Garland Sales
With the Holidays right around the corner, the NHS Boys Baseball team is once again sponsoring its Christmas tree sales fundraiser. The trees - Noble Firs and Douglas Firs - are typically sourced from the Pacific Northwest and are cut two days before shipping. In addition, we are selling fresh and fragrant wreaths and garlands to help round-out your holiday home decorating.

We are also conducting a Christmas Tree drive to help out military families at Camp Pendleton who cannot afford to buy a tree this holiday season. If you wish to help us out with our Christmas Tree drive and support our military families, you can purchase a tree to be donated.

Purchases will be available for pick-up on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Northwood High School (just follow the signs at the entrance to the high school). So please don't wait! Sales are underway and will run through Thursday, November 6. Contact Lori David Jones at ldjorange@aol.com to request a sales form and for any questions you may have. Thank you for your support of NHS Baseball.
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Save the Date - Special Event October 28th
Mark your calendars for a special event on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM. Our guest speaker will be renowned adolescent psychologist Dr. Jerry Weichman, who will discuss the latest trends behind the scenes in teen life, increasing communication with your son or daughter and warning signs. Note that this is a Parents-Only evening. Go to the following link for more information:
special event flyer

Community Partners/E-Scrip
Help support PTSA and Grad Night 2015 by signing up for Community Partners. All you need to do is continue to shop at Vons and Ralphs and a portion of every purchase will be donated to PTSA for Grad Night! Instructions on registering are available at the following link. In order to participate, you must renew your E-Scrip information by November 1st by going to www.escrip.com.


Communities for Cause
Support Northwood PTSA every time you shop and dine! Download the Communities for Cause flyer for more details.


NHS Baseball Clothing and Shoe Drive
We are collecting new or gently used shoes, clothing, purses, belts, hats, backpacks, blankets, comforters, bedspreads and stuffed toys. So start cleaning out your closets and gathering up those items you no longer use or wear. Contact Lori David Jones  at ldjorange@aol.com for free pick-up or you can drop off your donations on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM at Northwood High school parking lot. Thank you for supporting NHS Baseball.


15th Annual NHS Baseball
Christmas Tree, Wreath and Garland Sales

With the Holidays right around the corner, the Boys Baseball team is once again sponsoring its Christmas tree sales fundraiser. The trees - Noble Firs and Douglas Firs - are typically sourced from the Pacific Northwest and are cut two days before shipping. In addition, we are selling fresh and fragrant wreaths and garlands to help round-out your holiday home decorating.

Purchases will be available for pick-up on Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Northwood High School (just follow the signs at the entrance to the high school). So please don't wait!  Sales begin now and will run through the beginning of November. Contact Lori David Jones at ldjorange@aol.com to request a sales form and any questions you may have. Thank you for your support.
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Deadline for Reflections Program Has Been Extended!
The deadline for the PTA Reflections Program has been extended to WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. Remember to pick up your entry forms and rules in the front office. For more details, contact our Reflections Chair, Lisa Hopper, at lisashopper@sbcglobal.net.




Northwood Pizza Grad Night Fundraiser 
Our first Northwood High School fundraiser will be 
on Wednesday, October 8, at Northwood Pizza. 
Order a pizza for pickup or delivery ALL DAY, 
and bring the attached flyer or mention NHS and
Northwood Pizza will generously donate 20% of sales. 
Don't miss out on this great opportunity 
to support Northwood.



Save the Date - Special Event October 28th
Mark your calendars for a special event on Tuesday, October 28th at 7pm. Our guest speaker will be renowned adolescent psychologist Dr. Jerry Weichman, who will discuss the latest trends behind the scenes in teen life, increasing communication with your son or daughter and warning signs. Note that this is a Parents-Only evening. More information to follow in the coming weeks.
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Northwood Pizza 
Grad Night Fundraiser
  Our first Northwood High School fundraiser 
will be on Wednesday, October 8, at Northwood Pizza.  
Order a pizza for pickup or delivery ALL DAY, and bring 
the attached flyer or mention NHS and Northwood Pizza 
will generously donate 20% of sales. Don't miss out on 
this great opportunity to support Northwood.



Last Week of September PTSA Membership Drive!
We need you to become a PTSA member! The Northwood PTSA supports basic educational needs that impact ALL students. NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! Specifically, PTSA is seeking funds to provide, among other needs, spectrophotometers for our science department, calculators for the math department and document cameras for social studies. Membership forms can be printed out from www.northwoodptsa.org. ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE A FREE NHS DIRECTORY!


Deadline for Reflections Program is WEDNESDAY!
Show your artistic skills by participating in the PTA Reflections Program. The theme for 2014 is "The world would be a better place if..." Express yourself through Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts.  Submittals are due NEXT WEDNESDAY, October 1st, Go to this flyer link for more information. For details, contact our Reflections Chair, Lisa Hopper, at lisashopper@sbcglobal.net.
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Join Us for our First PTSA Meeting!

Our first PTSA meeting of the year will be next Tuesday, September 23, at 7pm in the Staff Lounge that is located in the 800 Building behind the cafeteria. Come and hear updates from our principal, Mrs. Roach, and all of the activities that PTSA has planned for the year.

Becoming a PTSA Member 

We need you to become a PTSA member! The Northwood PTSA supports basic educational needs that impact all students and communicates directly with Northwood Administrators and Faculty. NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! Specifically, PTSA is seeking funds to provide, among other needs, spectrophotometers for our science department, calculators for the math department and document cameras for social studies. Membership forms can be printed out from www.northwoodptsa.org. ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE A FREE NHS DIRECTORY!

The Reflections Program is Here!
 
Show your artistic skills by participating in the PTA Reflections Program. The theme for 2014 is "The world would be a better place if..." Express yourself through Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts. Submittals are due by October 1st in the front office. Go to this flyer link for more information. For details, contact our Reflections Chair, Lisa Hopper, at lisashopper@sbcglobal.net.
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