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 

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 d├ęcor 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 PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Questions? Email

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), at PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Questions? Email

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

 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

Back-to-School Night

Hope you all enjoyed Back-to-School Night, meeting the teachers and hearing about all the exciting things your child(ren) will be learning this academic year! SPECIAL THANKS to Hospitality Co-Chairs Patty Schell and Lupe Howard for organizing the beverages and snacks, to all the parents who donated sweets and drinks and volunteered. A SPECIAL THANK YOU  to Peet’s Coffee in Orchard Hills for donating the coffee.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Athletic Boosters Announcement

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  We are expecting great things from our athletes this year.  Northwood HS Athletics Boosters trains parents from each of our 25 athletic teams to raise the funds each team has budgeted for the school year to bridge the gap between IUSD paid costs (in-season coaches, transportation and officials) and all other costs (extra in-season coaching, off season coaching, uniforms, equipment, practice gear, tournaments, team building, awards, banquets, etc.).

Boosters invites you to support your favorite athlete(s) with your time, talent and treasure.  Yes, although we have free school education, about $330,000 of team needs remains unfunded each school year. 

Through generous donations from parents, extended family, 5K and golf tournament events plus team fundraising activities, our teams hire additional coaches, play in tournaments, purchase uniforms and equipment and host alumni days, senior days and end of season banquets. 

IUSD funds $322,000 in-season costs for 63 coaches, league officials and transportation.  Everything else a team needs comes from our community, including Boosters.  We hope you join us in donating, fundraising and volunteering. 

Donate here  Thanks for supporting your favorite athlete and team!

 If you are interested in helping your team with fundraising (Learn more here),  our first meeting of the school year is Wednesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. in room 1403.   All are welcome.