Monday, May 3, 2021

All Things GradNight 2021 for NHS Seniors

All Things GradNight 2021 for NHS Seniors

GradNight Tickets: Buy your tickets here.

Get Your Yard Signs: Yard-Signs for NHS Graduates are available now for purchase!  Please see the flyer for details and help support this fundraising effort of the GradNight Committee. Flyer

Photo Shoot Fundraiser: Senior Photoshoot Fundraiser is here! Get your Senior year pictures taken and support your GradNight Committee. Flyer

GradNight-2021 FAQs: Much awaited information from the GN committee on GradNight 2021! FAQ

GradNight Volunteers Needed: GradNight NEEDS YOU!  GradNight is a parent-volunteer-run event, where parents are encouraged to VOLUNTEER. The GradNight Committee is looking for parent volunteers who are interested in helping make a memorable and fun night for our graduating seniors. Please click HERE to volunteer. For more information, please contact Sandy Chou at

Lei Sales: To commemorate your Class of 2021 Graduate, order a beautiful Hawaiian Flower Lei for your Senior!  GradNight will be offering purple, white, & “Keepsake” ribbon leis to benefit our Sr. Class of 2021! ORDER DEADLINE is Friday, May 14th while supplies last.  Sorry, but orders can only be placed online and paid via credit card only.

To commemorate this “ending and beginning tradition” we are selling these as a fundraiser. Please share this wonderful opportunity with neighbors/family/friends, as there are so many festivities being celebrated besides high-school graduations including promotions, luaus, birthdays, and more!

If you have any questions regarding GradNight, please contact the committee at:

Many thanks to the PTSA 2021 GradNight Chairs - Vida Gotico and Renu Agnihotri, PTSA GradNight VP - Julia Stark, and all the members of the GradNight committee for their dedication and hard work put in planning these safe, fun, and memorable experiences for our Seniors’ final year at NHS.

NHS Library Book Drive

NHS Library Book Drive

BOOKS are HERE and Shelves are Packed!!!

Thank you to all the generous donors who have purchased books or made cash donations to the library to increase the book collection at NHS. The books are arriving, and the shelves are beginning to get packed. 

With funding from parents (Book-Drive), PTSA (GiftstoSchool), and an IPSF grant, over 1200 books have been ordered and 857 have been received to date. Students may now check out the books by following the instructions to the link here. 

Our appreciation goes to our new librarian, Peter Fatzaun, who has been spearheading the effort to revamp the library this year by adding high-interest young adult novels, graphic novels, manga, and non-fiction titles. It takes a concerted effort to fund and build a library collection and to keep it current and relevant to our student population. Northwood lags the other Irvine high schools in the number of books and titles available for circulation but now we are building on! If you haven’t had a chance to donate a book and would still like to do so, please donate here.

Here are some before & after photos:

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 3-7)

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 3-7)

Around the nation, during the first week of May, we celebrate our educators. Please remember to give a shout-out or a note of gratitude to your teachers and staff. Educators play a vital role in the lives of children. It’s a job that requires lots of patience, understanding, and a lifetime of dedication. For all the hard work and continued effort that our teachers and staff put in every day, it’s only right that we let them know how much they are appreciated!


Dear NHS Staff, THANK YOU for gifting the NHS students with the magic of YOU every day as you provide a supportive, inspiring, and welcoming environment here at Northwood high. -- With gratitude, NHS PTSA

Monday, April 26, 2021

From the Desk of NHS Athletic Boosters

From the Desk of NHS Athletic Boosters

Boosters Annual Meeting – Officer Elections and Bylaws Restatement Vote

Northwood HS Athletics Boosters Club (NHSAB) is holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.  If you would like to attend, please email for the zoom link and password.  

Members may vote on officer election and a motion to restate and replace our bylaws. Thanks for the many families that donated, helped, cheered their favorite student athletes on this year during this time.  For the Good of The Pack!  It’s Great to be a T’Wolf!

From the Desk of NHS Counseling

From the Desk of NHS Counseling

Mental Health Workshop for Parents:  Topic - What I Wish My Parents Knew

(Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin, Korean and Farsi will be provided)

Date: May 10, 2021 / Time: 6:00pm

 Zoom Meeting: / Meeting ID: 813 4552 6966

From the Desk of IUCPTA

From the Desk of IUCPTA (Irvine Unified Council PTA)

IUCPTA Senior Scholarship 2021 Winners:

IUPTA has announced the 2021 IUCPTA Senior Scholarship winners! Hearty congratulations to the following two Seniors:

 Kaitlin Blam & Kamryn Scott 

IUSD Learning Recovery Academy Webinar:

IUCPTA is hosting a Zoom webinar on IUSD Learning Recovery Academy.  Flyer here

When: Apr 28, 2021 / Time: 7:00pm

Register in advance for this webinar:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Thank you to NHS Hope Squad

Thank you to NHS Hope Squad

PTSA appreciates Hope Squad advisors and students for taking the time to come to our April PTSA meeting and share information about the program! It was a very helpful presentation as we learned about this program that NHS offers and how it works on building a support community for all its students.  We learned more about the mental health resources available on campus for our students and ways parents can be proactive and supportive of their student’s mental health.

To learn more about the Hope Squad at NHS and Irvine Family Resource Center, please visit the following links: Hope Squad link and Irvine Family Resource Center link.