Monday, October 30, 2017

Evening Speaker - Nov 15

Please​ ​Save​ ​the​ ​Date​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Speaker​ ​Evening​ ​–​ ​Wednesday, ​ ​November​ ​15 for Parents and Students

Speaker​​: ​​NHS​ ​PTSA​ ​presents, ​​Dr.​ ​Michele​ ​Robinson, ​​Ph.D.,
Dr.​ ​Michele​ ​Robison, ​​Ph.D., ​​is​ ​an​ ​evidence​ ​based​ ​Psychologist​ ​whose​ ​approach​ ​is
to​ ​not​ ​just​ ​help​ ​meet​ ​goals​ ​but​ ​truly​ ​flourish. ​​She​ ​has​ ​been​ ​working​ ​with
teenagers, ​​families, ​​and​ ​adults​ ​for​ ​over​ ​two​ ​decades​ ​and​ ​is​ ​on​ ​a​ ​mission​ ​to
decrease​ ​the​ ​startling​ ​statistics​ ​regarding​ ​depression, ​​anxiety, ​​and​ ​suicide
among​ ​our​ ​youth​ ​by​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​science​ ​of​ ​positive​ ​psychology​ ​and​ ​blending​ ​with
practical​ ​application.
Topic: "Using​ ​Stress​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Advantage"
When: ​ ​Wednesday, ​ ​November​ ​15, ​​2017, ​​at​ ​6:30​ ​p.m.

Where: ​ ​NHS​ ​Media​ ​Center

Monday, October 23, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Nov 2nd

PTSA is sponsoring lunch for all students.  We appreciate any water/chips donations. PTSA needs volunteers to help during lunch.  Donations needed from NHS community:  Waters and chips to be dropped off to NHS anytime from now till Nov 1st.

Date: Friday, Nov 2nd
Time: 10:15 a.m. until the end of lunch.
Where: Sign-in at the front office.  Groups of volunteers will be taken to the field
If you can volunteer, please contact Isabelle Mah  isabellemah@aol.com

Lunchtime Career Speakers Needed

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR CAREER?
To provide NHS students exposure to a variety of career paths after high school, the PTSA, with the help of our counseling department, began Lunchtime Career Speakers five years ago. We target careers based on interest data gathered from the students through Naviance, the counseling department, as well as various surveys conducted at our PTSA events.
Lunchtime Career presentations are done on a volunteer basis.  They're about half an hour, happen twice a month, and run from October through May - plenty of time to plan ahead!
The lunch times at NHS for 2017-2018 are as follows:
Monday and Friday -11:35 a.m. -12:10 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday -11:50 a.m. -12:25 p.m. and
Wednesday -11:55 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
The students are interested in knowing about a career, its path- academic requirements, day to day realities of the career, salary info, growth prospects, job satisfaction, different options available in the field, etc.

If you are available and interested in sharing your career with the students and/or need more information please email 
programsptsanhs@gmail.com.

Northwood Baseball Christmas Tree Sales

With the Holidays right around the corner, the Northwood Boys Baseball team is once again sponsoring its Christmas treesales fundraiser.  The trees - Noble Firs and Douglas Firs - are typically sourced from the Pacific Northwest and are cut two days before shipping. We are also selling fresh and fragrant wreaths, garlands and Poinsettias to help round-out your holiday home decorating.
Please consider donating a tree to Irvine’s own Families Forward, helping families in Orange County that are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.  
Purchases will be available for pick-up on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am to 1pm behind building 1400 (or request to have your NHS ballplayer/salesperson deliver your Holiday d├ęcor to your home or office).  
Order by Monday, Oct 23 for guaranteed supply or by Monday, Nov 6 (in the past, always supplied). All sales must be made on line:

If you have any questions please contact Myra Firth at myra4cal@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support.

2018 Student Sacramento Trip

Juniors and seniors: Each year the PTSA sponsors 5 students on a trip to Sacramento. The purpose of the trip is to meet with state lawmakers and staff to express public education concerns and ideas, hear from a variety of experts on state education policy and network with IUSD students, administrators, and school board members. Students attending the trip will go through several information gathering meetings and will be expected to research on their own. This is an exciting opportunity! If you are interested, application will start November 1st so please visit  http://www.northwoodptsa.org/advocacy. The selected students have to be PTSA members before joining the trip. Please feel free to join PTSA by filling an online form (no service fee) or bringing the attached form to the front office.

STATE OF THE STUDENT

Volunteers Needed!
On Nov 2nd, Northwood high School will be hosting the State of the Student event (previously known as Wellness Day). PTSA is sponsoring lunch for all students.  We appreciate any water/chips donations. PTSA needs volunteers to help during lunch.

Date: Friday, Nov 2nd
Time: 10:15 a.m. until the end of lunch.
Where: Sign-in at the front office.  Groups of volunteers will be taken to the field

Donations needed from NHS community:  Waters and chips to be dropped off to NHS anytime from now till Nov 1st.
If you can volunteer, please contact Isabelle Mah  isabellemah@aol.com

Thank you for supporting Northwood high school and our students.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Grad Night Committee Meets Wed, Oct 4

Seniors and Parents - Grad Night News 
Grad Night Committee Meeting - This Wednesday October 4 at 7:00 pm at NHS in Room 906.  This is for any parent interested in learning more about the event or who would like to serve on the committee this year.  You may also volunteer for the night of the event only (June 7) by emailing gradnightptsanhs@gmail.com

Grad Night tickets - Don't miss out on the best party of the year!  Online purchase is preferred (no fees), or paper ticket form is also available (must be signed by both parent and student and returned with check to NHS PTSA to front office).  Both purchase options can be found on the Northwood PTSA website, link is below - Online purchase is GRAD NIGHT TICKET and paper is GRAD NIGHT FORM:  http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night