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Northwood High School PTSA Updates!




As we reach the end of the school year, I wanted to thank all of you for your volunteer time and contributions in support of Northwood High School and NHS PTSA. We have created a special place here at Northwood and you play an important part in the continued success of our school and our students. I have personally enjoyed working with so many of you during my time as your PTSA President for the last two years. I am excited to welcome Beatrice Tseng-Chen as our new President and look forward to the future of the Northwood PTSA.

Congratulations to our graduating Seniors! We are proud of you and your achievements and can't wait to hear of your adventures in the future. To the rest of our students, faculty and families, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in August!

- Michele Glasky, NHS PTSA President


Grad Night Tickets available at the door only!
Senior Families: Grad Night tickets are now only available for purchase at the door, on Wednesday June 17 at 10:00pm in the NHS Gym. Cost is $160 each, payable by check to NHS PTSA or exact cash. Ticket form link: GN 2015 Ticket Purchase Agreement pdf. All student and parent signatures, and allergy notes, must be completed on the form prior to arrival. If no allergies, write NONE.

Price includes all-night fun with food, music, activities, entertainment and transportation, all supervised by event staff and PTSA parents. Almost every Senior is attending, so don't miss out on the most exclusive party of the year! There is plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends after the Graduation ceremony. Grad Night begins on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00pm in the NHS Gym, student ID required to enter. Students are then transported via bus to a secret party venue, and will return to NHS via bus by 6:00am on Thursday, June 18.
 


More details about what to bring/not to bring to Grad Night will be emailed to Senior families and distributed to Senior students in the coming days. Ticket or event questions, contact Cari Coleman at andycaricoleman@cox.net or cell 714-381-2230.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! 

Student Store Shoppers Needed
Do you like to shop? If so, we are in need of volunteers to do weekly shopping for the NHS Student Store for next year. This is an easy way to help. For more information, please contact Satomi Connelly at satomiusa@yahoo.com



Calling All Volunteers! 
Registration Kick-Off Days for the Fall 2015 school year are around the corner and we need your help! Please contact the class registration chairs listed below to learn how you can volunteer.
 
Seniors - Monday, August 17th
Contact: Satomi Connelly - satomiusa@yahoo.com 

Juniors - Tuesday, August 18th
Contact: Carol Erle - cerle@cox.net

Sophomores - Wednesday, August 19th
Contact: Isabelle Mah - isabellemah@aol.com 

Freshmen - Thursday, August 20th
Contact: Jodee Spellman - jodeespellman@cox.net 


Make Up Day - Friday, August 21st
Contact: Michele Glasky - glaskyfamily@cox.net
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Congratulations to Spirit of Community Awards Winners from Northwood - Diane Aviles and Lisa Hibbard 
Congratulations to Diane Aviles and Lisa Hibbard for receiving "Spirit of Community" awards from the Irvine Public School Foundation (IPSF). The Spirit of Community award recognizes four outstanding individuals who have given so much to IPSF and our school community. They received their awards at Friday's IPSF/Irvine Council PTA joint luncheon. Thank you both for your commitment to Northwood High School and our students.

Final Days to Buy Grad Night Tickets!
Senior Families: June 12 is the last day to buy Grad Night tickets at NHS. Tickets are $160 each, payable by check to NHS PTSA or exact cash. All purchases after this date will be at the door only.
Ticket form link: GN 2015 Ticket Purchase Agreement pdf. All student and parent signatures, and allergy notes, must be completed on the form. If no allergies, write NONE.

Price includes all-night fun with food, music, activities, entertainment and transportation, all supervised by event staff and PTSA parents. Almost every Senior is attending, so don't miss out on the most exclusive party of the year! There is plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends after the Graduation ceremony. Grad Night begins on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00pm in the NHS Gym, student ID required to enter. Students are then transported via bus to a secret party venue, and will return to NHS via bus by 6:00am on Thursday, June 18.

More details will be emailed to Senior families and distributed to Senior students in the coming days. Ticket or event questions, contact Cari Coleman at andycaricoleman@cox.net or cell 714-381-2230.

Lei Sales for Graduation
Graduation lei sales have ended. If you ordered a lei, you will receive an email soon with information including pickup instructions for the day of Graduation. With questions on the graduation lei orders, contact Heather Usiski at heather.usiski@gmail.com or via cell 480-244-7592. 

Thank You Grad Night Sponsors
We greatly appreciate the generous gifts of these families to make our Grad Night event the best ever! Please help us meet our goal to fund this event. There is still time to donate, please see attached sponsor form.

Gold
The family of Kelsey Towfiq

Silver
The family of Jessica Borrmann
The family of Kaitlyn Caldera
The family of Cooper Campbell
The family of Andrew Clyde
The family of Yafei Dai
The family of Matthew Hsing
The family of William Monjay
The family of Garrett Rosborough
The family of Kelly Seidler
The family of Elizabeth Yu

Bronze
The family of Judson Balding
The family of Amy Bentrott
The family of Kyle Cachola
The family of Kerissa Iyer
The family of Zachary Johnson
The family of Robert Knights
The family of Emily Kory
The family of Aiden Malik
The family of Jonathan McFadden
The family of Kevin Okuda
The family of Lauren O'Neill
The family of Claire Pukszta
The family of Kristine Tanaka
The family of Chase Walmsley
The family of Kira Wong
The family of Laurel Wong 

Calling All Volunteers! 
Registration Kick-Off Days for the Fall 2015 school year are around the corner and we need your help! Please contact the class registration chairs listed below to learn how you can volunteer.
 
Seniors - Monday, August 17th
Contact: Satomi Connelly - satomiusa@yahoo.com 

Juniors - Tuesday, August 18th
Contact: Carol Erle - cerle@cox.net 

Sophomores - Wednesday, August 19th
Contact: Isabelle Mah - isabellemah@aol.com 

Freshmen - Thursday, August 20th
Contact: Jodee Spellman - jodeespellman@cox.net 


Make Up Day - Friday, August 21st
Contact: Michele Glasky - glaskyfamily@cox.net

Student Store Shoppers Needed
Do you like to shop? If so, we are in need of volunteers to do weekly shopping for the NHS Student Store for next year. This is an easy way to help. For more information, please contact Satomi Connelly at satomiusa@yahoo.com
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Speaker on Managing Teen Stress
The Irvine Prevention Coalition’s May meeting will have a special presentation on “Enhancing Teen Stress Management” by renowned author Ross Szabo.  Mr. Szabo will share positive steps to help teens manage stress at this meeting at the Irvine City Hall on Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Senior Parents - Grad Night Volunteers Needed 
Volunteers are still needed at the party venue (the best volunteer job of the year, and the kids don't even notice you are there because they are so busy having fun!). Volunteer shifts begin Wednesday night June 17th and go till Thursday morning June 18th (from 10:30 pm-1:30 am and from 1:00 am-4:00 am). You will receive private information the night before the event with secret location and other details. If you would like to volunteer during the Grad Night party, please contact Suzi Okuda at smo37@cox.net.

Grad Night Tickets - Price goes up May 22
If your Senior has not yet purchased a Grad Night ticket, please do so now as the price goes up on May 22!  Almost the entire Senior Class is attending, and we do not want anyone to miss out. All student information and all parent and student signatures must be completed, along with allergies noted or if no allergies you must write NONE.

Ticket form attachment:
GN 2015 Ticket Purchase Agreement pdf

Questions?  MaryAnn Bentrott and Cari Coleman: 
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Northwood Athletic Scholarships Being Offered
The NHS Athletic Boosters annually awards three $500 scholarships to NHS Student Athletes that are graduating seniors, headed to college. Applications are due Friday, May 15th at 2 p.m. in the NHS front office, attention NHS Athletic Boosters. Scholarship earners will be presented at the Distinguished Timberwolves Awards on Monday, May 18th, 2015.

NHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIPS 
via Mike Dunn, the Timberwolf 5k presenting sponsor
Mike Dunn, presenting sponsor of the Timberwolf 5K, is proud to sponsor two $500 scholarships (1 female/1 male) for senior athletes who will be attending college in the fall. The scholarships are designed to reward NHS athletes that have exhibited outstanding community/volunteer service. Qualified applicants must be a current member of the NHS Athletic Boosters, must have competed for Northwood High School athletics and participated in significant community/volunteer service. The emphasis will be on the community/volunteer service. Please write an essay explaining the sports, levels and years participated at NHS and the details of your community / volunteer service. Reference letters from adults that were associated with the community / volunteer service are recommended. Submit applications by Friday, May 15th at 2 p.m. addressed to NHS Athletic Boosters - Mike Dunn Scholarship, Northwood High School front office, 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA  92620.

RICK AND SHARON CROWELL COMMEMORATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
In commemoration of the late Rick and Sharon Crowell, the NHS Athletic Boosters Club is proud to sponsor a $500 annual scholarship for an NHS senior who will be attending college in the fall, has participated on an NHS athletic team, and has experience or a strong interest in web design and technology. The scholarship is also designed to reward NHS athletes that have exhibited outstanding community / volunteer service. Qualified applicants must be a current member of the NHS Athletic Boosters, must have competed for Northwood High School athletics and have a clear interest in web design and technology. The applicant must also have a record of community / volunteer service. Please write an essay explaining the sports, levels and years participated at NHS and the details of your experience and / or interest in web design and technology, as well as your community / volunteer service. Reference letters from adults that were associated with the applicant’s experience and / or interest in web design and technology, in addition to community / volunteer service are recommended. Submit applications by Friday, May 15th at 2 p.m. addressed to NHS Athletic Boosters - Crowell Scholarship, Northwood High School front office, 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA  92620.
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Northwood Named 2015 California Gold Ribbon School! 
Northwood High School was recognized as one of the top high schools in the state under the new California Gold Ribbon program. California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson described the winners as "embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate." Congratulations Northwood students and faculty!

Senior Parents - Grad Night Volunteers Needed 
Volunteers are still needed at the party venue (the best volunteer job of the year, and the kids don't even notice you are there because they are so busy having fun!). Volunteer shifts begin Wednesday night June 17th and go till Thursday morning June 18th (from 10:30 pm-1:30 am and from 1:00 am-4:00 am). You will receive private information the night before the event with secret location and other details. 

If you would like to volunteer during the Grad Night party, please contact Suzi Okuda at smo37@cox.net.

Grad Night Tickets - Price goes up May 22
If your Senior has not yet purchased a Grad Night ticket, please do so now as the price goes up on May 22!  Almost the entire Senior Class is attending, and we do not want anyone to miss out. All student information and all parent and student signatures must be completed, along with allergies noted or if no allergies you must write NONE.

Ticket form attachment:
GN 2015 Ticket Purchase Agreement pdf

Questions?  MaryAnn Bentrott and Cari Coleman: 

andycaricoleman@cox.net

Northwood's Jazz at the Oak Annual Outdoor Concert this Friday, May 15
Jazz at the Oak is a free outdoor concert and fundraiser which features the Sierra Vista Jazz Band and Northwood's Award Winning Musicians! Come join us by the oak tree for an incredible night of jazz music from Northwood's three jazz bands and our new jazz choral group. You can also enjoy a great meal from one of the gourmet food trucks and join the fun by entering the raffle to win loads of fantastic prizes!

Do not miss an entertaining and fun evening for the entire family! All money raised at Jazz at the Oak supports Northwood High School Instrumental Music. See flyer for details.
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