Sunday, December 16, 2018

PTSA Executive Board 2019-2020

The Nominating Committee is looking for any interested people for the NHS PTSA board positions for the school year, 2019-2020.  Per the bylaws all the positions are open and the nominees will be considered for the following positions:
1.     President 
2.     EVP 
3.     VP 1- Membershi
4.     VP 2 - Programs 
5.     VP 3 – Grad Night 
6.     Secretary 
7.     Treasurer 
8.     Financial Secretary 
9.     Auditor 
10.  Historian

The description of duties are listed here.

If you are interested or have any questions on the duties of any position, please contact the Nominating Committee at: Nominatingcommitteeptsanhs@gmail.com

Please let us know by January 15th if you are interested to be considered as a nominee for any of the above board positions.  Thank you in advance for your interest!

Nominating Committee - NHS PTSA

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PTSA first meeting of 2019 - Save the date!


Tuesday, January 8th, 7 p.m. in room 906.

Hope you will join us and will see you in new year!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Run with the Pack! Saturday, February 9, 2019


Register now for the 10th annual Timberwolf 5K, sponsored by Mike Dunn.  The 5K helps 25 Northwood athletic teams fund raise the gap between IUSD funding and the cost of the program.  Did you know that IUSD only funds in-season coaching, officials and transportation?  But the rest is up to us.  Teams fund raise for off-season coaches, extra in-season coaches, uniforms, equipment, training, websites, awards, banquets and more.  Run with the pack and support your favorite team on Saturday, February 9, 2018 and stay for the pancakes.

Best 5K* prices are now:

·  $40 from now until 12/25/2018

·  $45 from 12/26/2018 to 1/24/2019

·  $50 from 1/25/2019 to race day

·  *Youth up to 12th grade students are $10 less 



Timberwolf Trail/Volunteer prices are now:

·  $25 from now until 12/25/2018

·  $30 from 12/26/2018 to 1/24/2019

·  $35 from 1/25/2019 to race day

Northwood Baseball Fundraiser - Fuel Up For Finals


Need a break from studying?  Need food for a study group?   Fuel up with fish tacos (brain food) from Rubio's in the Marketplace on Sunday, December 16 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and support Northwood Baseball.  Just bring the flyer!  Hope to see you there!! 

Career Lunch Presentation for Students – Medical Sales - Mr. Tim Bass


Do you know what you want to do after high school? Want to find out more about a specific profession? Come and ask the professionals in the field about their careers.

What are the necessary qualifications? What are the salary and growth options? What are the positives and negatives of the profession? What should you do to prepare for this career?

            When: Monday, December 10, 2018 at lunch time

Where: Room 1035

            Career: Medical Sales

Come and hear about a career in Medical Sales from Mr. Tim Bass. Mr. Bass is a graduate of Servite High School and Loyola Marymount where he played 4 years of water polo. He has worked in sales for several Fortune 500 companies including 3M and Stryker Corporation.  He is the owner of Baar Surgical which has sold spinal implants to orthopedic and neurosurgeons in the greater Orange County area for the last 20 years.  We service almost 10 companies as independent distributors and assist the surgeons we work within the operating room during the use of our products.  

Monday, December 3, 2018

Career Lunch Presentation for Students – Pharmacist / Dr. Lawrence Brown:


Do you know what you want to do after high school? Want to find out more about a specific profession? Come and ask the professionals in the field about their careers.

What are the necessary qualifications? What are the salary and growth options? What are the positives and negatives of the profession? What should you do to prepare for this career?

            When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at lunch time

Where: Room 1035

            Career: Pharmacist

Come and hear about a career as a Pharmacist from Dr. Lawrence Brown. Dr. Lawrence Brown is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Professor of Pharmacoeconomic and Health Policy at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific and completed his Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. He began his career as a U.S. Air Force Pharmacy Technician and has worked in chain, independent, compounding, ambulatory care, and hospital pharmacies.

Substance Abuse and Vaping – Special Thanks


The Northwood PTSA hosted the Substance Abuse parent education night. The presentation was very informative. Thank you for everyone who attended. If you missed it, please find the link for the presentation and resources in this link 
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PvwGvuV4r3WdkC9h1gr1ZBp8SJDZjpQE
A huge thank you for our VP of Programs Anita Raman for organizing this event. A special thank you to Northwood High School administration and staff for supporting the event.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 STUDENT SACRAMENTO TRIP - DEADLINE DECEMBER 5TH

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, please visit  http://www.northwoodptsa.org/advocacy to fill out an application.  The selected students must be PTSA members before joining the trip.  You may join PTSA by filling an online form (no service fee) or bringing the attached form to the front office by December 5, 2018.  If your parent is already a PTSA member, then print out/fill out a membership form, attach a $5 check, and drop off in the PTSA Membership mailbox in the front office.  Applications are due to the front office by December 5th, 2018.

2019 SACRAMENTO SAFARI TRIP

PTSA Members: Each year the PTSA sponsors 2 adults (parents) on a trip to Sacramento Feb. 25-26th 2019. 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. If you are interested, please contact Mae Towada at advocacyPTSAnhs@gmail.com by December 10th 2018The selected parents must be PTSA members before joining the trip. Please feel free to join PTSA by filling an online form (no service fee). Please see the  flyer with all the details on the trip.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Grad Night Meeting


The Grad Night Committee meeting for Tuesday, November 27 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Monday February 4, 7:00 pm at NHS, room 906. (this is a date change from Tuesday February 5)

Junior and Senior parents interested in learning more about the event are encouraged to attend! You may also volunteer for the night of the event (June 6, 2019) by emailing


Future meeting dates are: March 5, April 16, May 7, and May 21

Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Grad Night Tickets - PRICE INCREASE!


On Dec 1st the price will increase to $175.

SENIORS! Don't miss out on the best party of the year! Online purchase only (no fees) at the NHS PTSA website: http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night.

PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Congratulations to NHS Reflections Contest Winners!


PTSA would like to congratulate the following two NHS students whose Reflections entries placed with Irvine Council PTA:



     Kaitlin Blam, 1st place for Photography

     Sarah Kosoy, 1st place for Literature

    

All winners’ entries will be on display at the Irvine City Hall. The winners will be honored at our Reflections Art Ceremony on January 17th, 2019. Both entries will advance to Fourth District. We’re very proud of our talented artists! Thank you to all students who participated in this year’s Reflections Contest.

Career Lunch Presentation for Students

Dietitian / Ms. Jigna Mehta


Do you know what you want to do after high school? Want to find out more about a specific profession? Come and ask the professionals in the field about their careers.

What are the necessary qualifications? What are the salary and growth options? What are the positives and negatives of the profession? What should you do to prepare for this career?

            When: Monday, November 26, 2018 at lunch time

Where: Room 1035

            Career: Dietitian

Come and hear about a career as a Dietician from Ms. Jigna Mehta. Ms. Mehta is a registered Dietician and a nutritionist who graduated from Loyola university, Chicago. She has been a dietitian for the last 13 years and has been working with Kaiser Permanente (Irvine).

Parent Educational Night


Substance Abuse and Vaping / Stephan Lambert

The Northwood PTSA invites you to attend a presentation by Mr. Stephan Lambert, the Orange County Department of Education's Prevention Coordinator, on vaping and other issues regarding substance abuse. Studies show that large numbers of our youth are using these substances and this presentation is intended to educate parents on the dangers of vaping and substance abuse.

Stephan Lambert is the Prevention Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). He has ten years of experience in substance abuse prevention, positive youth development, developmental asset building and community organizing. In his role at OCDE, he supports schools and districts with alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Northwood High School Media Center.

Please note that due to the sensitivity of the material being presented, this event is for adults only.

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Raman at programsptsanhs@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving


NHS PTSA wishes that all Northwood families have had a very happy Thanksgiving. We are blessed to have such an amazing community that supports our PTSA and our students.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Do You Know What You Want to Do After High School?


Want to find out more about a specific profession?

Career Lunch Presentations Room

College &Career Center, Room 1035

           

Come and ask the professionals in the field about their careers.

What are the necessary qualifications?

What are the salary and growth options?

What are the positives and negatives of the profession?

What should you do to prepare for this career?



Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Career: Army Master Sergeant



Come and hear about a career as an Army Master Sergeant from

Mr. Hai Liang. Mr. Liang has served in numerous Army bases within

the U.S. and in countries such as Germany, South Korea, Bosnia, Iraq.

He has served in various positions such as a tank commander, platoon

sergeant, program manager and operations manager.

He has received numerous medals, including the NATO Medal,

Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal

Thank You NHS Family!


Many thanks to the NHS families for your donations, and for taking time out to come and serve lunch to the NHS students on the “State of The Student Day”. NHS PTSA was able to provide the luncheon to the whole student body on this important day because of your generous support.  “What is your Why?”- was the theme this year and we are thankful for this time that NHS takes out of the traditional schedule in an effort to provide an environment that supports the whole child.



We also, like to thank specially Archana Gima for her wonderful effort in organizing this important day.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

PTSA Meeting on Nov 13th

Please Join the Northwood PTSA on Tuesday November 13th at 7:00pm in room 906.  You will hear updates from our Principal, Dr. Roach, and our student representative, and find out about the programs and events organized by PTSA for our school.

We will also have a special presentation by our own IPD officer, Officer Tanya Ayalde. Officer Ayalde is the designated School Resources Officer for Northwood High School. She will speak about the various types of support that IPD provides to our school and students. She will speak about vaping and will show case some vape machines.

It is a great opportunity to meet our new assistant principal Kortney Tambara and welcome her to Northwood High School.

Also, you have a chance to hear from IPSF representative regarding developments in our district.

Last Chance - Order Today!


ORDERS DUE NOW TO GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY OF NOBLE AND DOUGLAS FIR CHRISTMAS TREES.  ORDER TODAY!!!

Order by Monday, Nov 5 (in the past, always supplied)

All sales must be made online
https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2018-northwood-baseball-christmas-tree-sales/



State of the Student (SOS), Donations and Volunteers are Needed


 

State of the Student day is Tuesday Nov 6th. PTSA will support the school by providing lunch for Northwood students.
We appreciate donation of snack size bags of chips and water bottles to supplement the free lunch. Please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4BAFA929A6F49-state  and drop off your donations at the office by Monday November 5th.



We also need volunteers to serve lunch. If you can, please volunteer during lunch on Tuesday, November 6th. Please reach out to Archana Gima, PTSA Executive VP at vpptsanhs@gmail.com
Thank you for all of your support in making this a great day for the students

Monday, October 29, 2018

NHS Soccer Fundraiser at Chipotle!

Order from Chipotle on Wednesday November 7th, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Support our Soccer Team. 33% of the proceeds will be donated to
Northwood High School Boys Soccer.
Bring following flyer or show it on your phone.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f191bb2261bf17a4bea53eaa1/files/e71ccc51-7100-4ce5-b2b8-c968e1fab217/Soccer_ChipotleFundraiser2018_flyer.pdf

Chipotle at 3955 Irvine Blvd, Irvine 92620

Baseball fundraising...

One More Week To Order Your Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garlands and, Poinsettias. Please Order Now!!
ORDERS DUE NOW TO GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY OF NOBLE AND DOUGLAS FIR CHRISTMAS TREES. ORDER TODAY!!!
order online
https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2018-northwood-baseball-christmas-tree-sales/

Monday, October 22, 2018

Grad Night Meeting


The next Grad Night Committee meeting will be this Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm at NHS, room 906. Junior and Senior parents interested in learning more about the event are welcome to attend! You may also volunteer for the night of the event only (June 6, 2019) by emailing GNvolunteerPTSAnhs@gmail.com 

Meet & Greet Korean Speaking Families - Northwood Korean Parents Group (NKPG)


Northwood Korean Parents Group (NKPG) is organizing a Meet & Greet for Korean speaking family. Please join us at the Media center to meet our Principal, Dr.Roach and her team! The evening will have light refreshments and lots of information! It will be held on October 24, 2018 at 7pm!

๋…ธ์Šค์šฐ๋“œ ํŒจ๋ฐ€๋ฆฌ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„!


10์›” 24์ผ ์ €๋… 7์‹œ์— ๊ต์žฅ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜๊ณผ ๊ทธ์™ธ์— ์นด์šด์Šฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„๋“ค๊ณผ ๋งŒ๋‚จ์˜ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ์ค€๋น„ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.  ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ฐธ์„ํ•˜์…”์„œ ๊ทธ๋™์•ˆ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ ๊ณ„์…จ๋˜ ์˜๋ฌธ๊ณผ ์งˆ๋ฌธ์„ ๊ฐ™์ด ๋‚˜๋ˆ ๋ด์š”!  ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ ๋‹ค๊ณผ๋„ ์ค€๋น„๋˜์–ด์žˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ ์˜ค์…”์„œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ํ•™๋ถ€๋ชจ๋‹˜๋“ค๋„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜์‹œ๊ณ  ์ข‹์€์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋˜์‹œ๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!

Christmas Tree Fundraising for Baseball Team


ORDERS DUE NOW TO GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY OF NOBLE AND DOUGLAS FIR CHRISTMAS TREES.  ORDER TODAY!!!



Order by Monday, Oct 22 for guaranteed supply or by Monday, Nov 5 (in the past, always supplied). 

All sales must be made online


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Last NHS PTSA Meeting - Guest Speaker Megan Keller

Thank you so much to all the parents who attended last meeting. Megan Keller, the wellness coordinator at Northwood High School presented about Suicide prevention and substance abuse. The information presented was so relevant and helpful.

As a follow up, she’s sharing the following information for parents in regards to suicide prevention and substance abuse.

Talk to your teen about E-cigarettes

Christmas Tree Fundraising for Baseball Team


YOU HAVE ONE MORE WEEK FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY OF BEAUTIFUL TREES, WREATHS, GARLANDS AND POINSETTIAS!!  ORDER NOW 
Order by Monday, Oct 22 for guaranteed supply or by Monday, Nov 5.
All sales must be made online

Friday, October 5, 2018

Join us for the next NHS PTSA Meeting - Guest Speaker Megan Keller:

Please Join the Northwood PTSA on October 9th at 7:00pm in room 906. We will have a special presentation by Megan Keller, Northwood High School's Wellness Coordinator from IUSD's Prevention and Intervention Department.  Ms. Keller is a Mental Health Specialist, specializing in crisis intervention, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, family conflict, trauma and resource and referral.  She will be speaking about her role at Northwood, mental health trends among Northwood students, and basics on how to develop resiliency and supportive environments for your children.

Grad Night Meeting


The next Grad Night Committee meeting will be Tuesday October 23 at 7:00 pm at NHS, room 906. Junior and Senior parents interested in learning more about the event are welcome to attend! You may also volunteer for the night of the event only (June 6, 2019) by emailing GNvolunteerPTSAnhs@gmail.com

 Grad Night tickets - Don't miss out on the best party of the year! Online purchase only (no fees) at the NHS PTSA website: http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Student Directory is Going Live

We are pleased to inform you that our 2018/19 Northwood High school online directory is ready to go live. Connecting with fellow Northwood families as well as faculty and staff has never been easier through the site or the directory spot app and by becoming a PTSA member. To those of you who already signed up, thank you for supporting PTSA. The directory will be at your fingertips shortly.

If you have not renewed your PTSA membership yet, or are new to the school, please do so by Monday, Oct 1, 2018 and we will be sure to add you to the approved directory User list. Approved users will receive an email to set up their user-id and password. Returning PTSA members will also be asked to reset their log-in credentials for continued online security.

Joining PTSA is a great way to support your child’s school! Let’s show students and teachers that we care! Fill out the attached membership form  today and get a free school directory (available in October)! You can also pay for membership and make a donation online (PayPal and credit cards accepted - no service fee) at www.northwoodptsa.org/membership 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fraud Alert


Unfortunately, there is a rash of fraudulent emails circulating asking volunteers to buy gift cards to the school. Please remember to be vigilant and to not make any electronic payments or transfers to anyone. These emails have also been sent to parents on the behalf of school PTAs requesting gift cards. Please know that PTAs will never ask a parent to donate gift cards.

Christmas Tree Fundraising for Baseball Team

With the Holidays right around the corner, the Northwood 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. 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 1st from 9am to 1pm behind building 1400 (or request to have your NHS ballplayer/salesperson deliver your Holiday dรฉcor to your home or office).  

Order by Monday, Oct 22 for guaranteed supply or by Monday, Nov 5 (in the past, always supplied). 

All sales must be made online

Original flyer, Note: the check option is not available

ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS for Parents of 7th-12th Grade Students

When: October 4th  from 6:30pm - 8:30pm  - 6 weeks

Where : Creekside Education Center's Prevention and Intervention Conference Room (N21)

Cost: $70 individuals/$85 couples (EXACT CASH OR CHECK ONLY)
Some scholarships available
Check the flyer

Chipotle Fundraising for Baseball Team


Oct 1st, 2018, between 4-8 pm, please come  to Chipotle at NorthPark and help us raise money to support our Baseball team as you give yourself a day off of cooking!

Bring in this flyer,
show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Northwood High School Baseball Team.

Go Timberwolves, and go Baseball team!

Seniors – Last Chance to Buy the Lowest Price Ticket for Grad Night!


The $150 back-to-school special is available until this Sunday, September 30. Buy your ticket now to the best party of the year! Ticket prices increase to $160 on October 1st.  Online purchase only (no fees), at http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Grad Night T-shirt for Sale

Seniors: Didn’t get a Grad Night t-shirt on Kick-Off Day? Get yours now! A limited amount will be for sale this Thursday, September 27, during lunch in front of the 900 building. $10 cash or check.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seniors - Lowest Price Grad Night Tickets Still Available!


The $150 back-to-school special is available until September 30. Buy your ticket now to the best party of the year! Ticket prices increase to $160 on October 1st.  Online purchase only (no fees), athttp://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Sunday, September 9, 2018

This Week, First PTSA Meeting!

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is happy to announce our first meeting of the year. Come and join us and see how PTSA is helping our NHS students.

Tuesday, September 11th, 7 p.m. in room 906


Reflections Contest

Heroes Around Me” is the theme for the 2018-19 Reflections Art Program (see attached promotional flyer)All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas: Dance/Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, and Visual Arts. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Reflections Contest, please print a copy from the PTSA website at http://www.irvineucpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=2


 All entries are due to the office on Monday, October 8th. Entries selected for the district level will be notified by Monday, October 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Reflections Chair, 
Cell: 925-872-3652