Sunday, December 15, 2019

IPSF - December

December IPSF information
Further questions? Please contact our PTSA IPSF Representative Madhavi Holay at

Screenagers Movie


PTSA presents the screening of  “SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  This is a follow up and second chapter of our first screening of “Screenagers” in 2017.  This film continues the topic of screen time for teenagers, but in this next chapter it furthers discussions on the effects of screen time and social media on teenagers and how parents deal with it.  Please mark your calendar for this special screening!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Next PTSA Meeting


Tuesday, January 14th at 7p.m. in Room 906, See you there! #NHSbettertogether

PTSA Lunch Time Presentations for Students


Please consider sharing your career with our NHS students in 2020!  PTSA organizes lunch time presentations for our students to learn and hear about a variety of careers and professions.  In the past we have had Civil Engineers, Air Traffic Controller, Attorneys, Accountants, Doctors, Aerospace/Mechanical Engineers, Private Detective and a former member of the Military speak with our students to share some insight into what careers are out there. This is a wonderful way to bring information directly to our students about possible careers they may be interested in! If you are in the industry of manufacturing, food, the arts, retail, fashion, restaurant, or the profession of law, medicine, science and/or education, our students would love to hear from you!

If you are interested, please contact Anita Raman at programsptsanhs@gmail.com  Thank you for your consideration and time!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! PTA Reflections Award Winners


The following Northwood High School students received awards from entering the PTA Reflections program with this year’s theme “Look Within”:

Award of Excellence:  Kevin Sohn, Freshman – Literature, Title of Entry:  Specks and Places

Award of Excellence:  Kaitlin Blam, Junior – Photography, Title of Entry:  The Unseen Healer

Award of Excellence:  Audrey Harjanto – Music Composition, Title of Entry:  Kindling Flame

Thank you to all our following NHS participants:

Peiying Tsai, Junior – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Within the Artist

Ellie Lan, Sophomore – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Beauty in Chaos

Karen Wang, Freshman – Visual Art, Title of Entry:  Within the Ocean

Seo Yeon Chung, Senior – Literature, Title of Entry:  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

Vritti Chopra, Freshman – Literature, Title of Entry:  Beyond the Reflection

Nicole Fassett, Sophomore – Photography, Title of Entry:  Equanimity Awaits

Bethany Huang, Senior – Photofraphy, Title of Entry:  The Heart of Piano

PTSA Career Lunch Presentation


Tuesday, December 3th 2019 at the College & Career Center in Room 1035

Career: Civil Engineering

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?              

As the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Irvine, Scott Smith oversees a $70M+ annual budget and a team of 130+ staff members who have the responsibility of building and maintaining the City’s road infrastructure, public parks, public buildings, and public amenities within the Great Park. Mr. Smith previously worked for the City of Oceanside, owned his own Engineering and Construction business, and worked at various engineering firms creating designs for undeveloped land. He is a licensed Civil Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, and General Contractor. Mr. Smith obtained his Masters and Bachelors degrees from California State University - Fullerton and the University of California – Irvine, respectively. He lives in Irvine with his wife and two teenage sons, who attend Northwood High School.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

IPSF Events


Please see the flyer
Questions, please contact our PTSA IPSF Representative, Madhavi Holay at IPSFrepPTSAnhs@gmail.com

PTSA Advocacy


California State PTA Legislation Conference registration is open!
For more information and details about this conference, please visit the following web page: https://capta.org/programs-events/legislation-conference/
Questions, please contact our PTSA Advocacy Chair, Jyoti Bhagavan at advocacyPTSAnhs@gmail.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Dear Northwood Families, Students, Teachers and Staff,

We would like to wish each of you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy your holiday with friends and family. We are thankful to have such an amazing community who supports our PTSA at Northwood.

Sincerely,

The NHS PTSA Executive Board of 2019-2020

President, Isabelle Mah

Executive VP, Archana Gima

1st VP of Membership, Tina Zhao

2nd VP of Programs, Anita Raman

3rd VP of Grad Night, Connie Stone

Recording Secretary, Ginger Kawanami

Treasurer, Natalie Wang,

Financial Secretary, Marisa Blam

Historian, Rajesh Narayanan

Parliamentarian, Julia Stark

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Great News, We are almost There! Help Us to Beat our Highest Record

Total PTSA Memberships to date are 823! We are close to reaching our PTSA Memberships from 2011 of 874!
Thank you to all our 823 PTSA members and all our donors so far! Thank you for supporting the NHS PTSA!
If you haven’t turned in your PTSA membership, how is the time! EVERY bit helps our school! Parents, Teachers and Students can join! Membership is $25 for first member and $5 for additional members. Memberships are Parent, Teachers and Students! Every membership counts and together brings in the funds to help our Northwood! Added bonus, being a member gives you access to the free school directory coming soon this month!
Become a member today and fill out the online membership form.
All donations are greatly appreciated! Please Donate Now!
#NHSbettertogether

All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting - Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM in Room 906, instead of 11/26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Grad Night Tickets – Price now is $160! PRICE INCREASE to $175 on December 1st! Don't miss out on the best Class of 2020 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.
Grad Night 2020 on Instagram - Follow at @nhsgradnight2020
Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

Attention Students! First Career Lunch Presentation is TODAY Tuesday, November 12th!


Do you know what you want to do after high school? Want to find out more about a specific profession? Career Lunch Presentations 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: November 12, 2019

Career: Education and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Deena C. Brown is a 20 year veteran educator who works with clients to create sustainable growth by developing leaders at every level within an organization. Dr. Brown is a certified John Maxwell speaker, teacher and consultant with a purpose and passion for helping individuals, leaders, and organizations connect the dots between their core values and transformative leadership for the 21st century and beyond. Dr. Brown served for 16 years overseas with the Department of Defense Education Activity (D0DEA) as an elementary and secondary school principal, educator and school improvement facilitator. In 2012 Dr. Brown was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School Principal for Academic Excellence. In addition to completing the competitive DoDEA Center for School Leadership, Dr. Brown graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Economics. She was awarded a M.A. in Education from Old Dominion University and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Mark your calendar! Athletic Booster

Saturday, February 8, 2020 is the 11th Annual Mike Dunn Northwood Athletics Booster Timberwolf 5k! Run with the Pack and support your favorite team when you run or walk the 5K. 100% of race registration goes to the team of your choice. Register here.

Science Symposium at NHS


Please come to the night of science information at Northwood High. Bring your questions to be answered by panel of expertise. Mark your calendar, November 14th, 2019, 6-7:30pm at NHS Theater

Please sign up here

NHS Soccer Fundraiser at Chipotle!

Order from Chipotle on Wednesday November 13th, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Support our Soccer Team.
Bring the flyer or show it on your phone.
Chipotle at 3955 Irvine Blvd., Irvine 92620

Thank You for Supporting State of the Student Day!


Thank you to our NHS community for donating all the bags of chips and all our volunteers for helping to pass out lunch on SOS day!  Thank you to Archana Gima, our PTSA Executive VP, for gathering and organizing our volunteers!  It was a great day for our students to take a break and focus on how our community is #NHSbettertogether!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Christmas Tree Deadline Extended!!!


It's not too late to get a beautiful Douglas or Noble tree, wreath, garland or poinsettia and support Northwood Baseball, Lacrosse or Pep Squad. The deadline has been extended to November 6. All orders must be received by that date. Pick up your trees Saturday December 7 from 9-1. Here is the link to order: https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2019-northwood-christmas-tree-sales/ Questions: email Myra Firth at myra4cal@gmail.com

State of the Student (SOS) Day – Volunteers Needed!


State of the Student (SOS) Day volunteers are needed during lunch time this Thursday, October 31st! PTSA will support the school by providing lunch to Northwood students. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch. The school is also asking for individual bags of chips to be donated. Chips can be dropped of to the front office. Please spread the work and thank you for your support! Here is the link to the sign up genius for chips and volunteers for SOS Day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4BAFA929A6F49-state1

If you should have any further questions, please contact Archana Gima, PTSA Executive VP at vpptsanhs@gmail.com #NHSbettertogether

Sunday, October 20, 2019

COMMUNITY CORNER

- Beckman High School PTO is hosing the following: COLLEGE, wait, WHAT? No matter what the age of your student, college will be upon you before you know it. Navigating the road to college is difficult for parents! Join Beckman PTO on Wednesday October 23rd at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as we welcome speaker and author Cindy Muchnick for a special parent presentation on Navigating the Road to College. Cindy is a Stanford graduate and has worked in the education field for the past 20 years as an educator, admissions representative, and private college counselor. She now works primarily as a public speaker, presenter and panelist. Cindy is the author of several books about college and study skills success and will be doing a special book signing. Mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! Space is limited, sign up today @ https://signup.com/go/DsjmEVr

- Portola High School PTSA is hosting a Vaping Presentation open to the community on November 12th at 6:30p in the Student Center (middle of campus).

State of the Student (SOS) Day – Volunteers needed


State of the Student day is coming up. The theme this year is #NHSbettertogether.  PTSA will support the school by providing lunch to Northwood students. Volunteers are needed to help serve the lunch. If you can volunteer during lunch time on Thursday, October 31st, please reach out to Archana Gima, PTSA Executive VP at vpptsanhs@gmail.com Please spread the word and thank you for your support!

Well Balanced Student Night


 See the flyer here
October 29th, 2019, 6-7:30 pm – NHS Theater






Northwood High School PTSA Student Directory


We are pleased to inform you that our 2019/20 Northwood High school online directory is 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 is at your fingertips.
If you have not renewed your PTSA membership yet, or are new to the school, please do so and we will be sure to add you to the approved directory User list. New approved users received an email to set up their user-id and password last Monday. Returning/renewed PTSA members can use their last year's login.
Joining PTSA is a great way to support your child’s school and get access to the directory! Let’s show students and teachers that we care! Fill out the attached membership form today and get a free school directory! You can also pay for membership and make a donation online (PayPal and credit cards accepted - no service fee) at www.northwoodptsa.org/membership

Thank You To Our PTSA Hospitality!


Thank you to our Hospitality Chairs Patty Schell and Lupe Howard and their committee!  They helped provide and served two staff and teacher lunches during conferences last week!  This tremendously helps our teachers who have back-to-back conferences and being able to provide lunch during such a busy week is much appreciated!  Our hospitality committee also provided the snacks during registration week and coffee and treats during back to school night!  Up and coming volunteer opportunities are Pride of Pack Breakfast on February 11th and Teacher Appreciation Week in May.  Interested in helping out with setting up, serving or baking? Please contact Patty Schell at patty.schell@sbcglobal.com.  Again, thank you to our PTSA Hospitality Committee for representing PTSA to our NHS community, students, teachers and staff! #NHSbettertogether

Monday, October 14, 2019

Next PTSA Meeting


Tuesday, November 12th at 7p.m. in Room 906, See you there!

Mark your calendar: Saturday, February 8, 2020 is the 11th Annual Mike Dunn Northwood Athletics Booster Timberwolf 5k!


Run with the Pack and support your favorite team when you run or walk the 5K. 100% of race registration goes to the team of your choice. Register here.

Athletic Summit


Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m. in the NHS Theater. Marti Reed is our Challenge Success Presenter. Join Northwood’s Athletics Department with another Challenge Success presentation on life preparedness for student athletes. Hear Marti Reed’s story on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in the theatre. Reed played softball at UCLA from 2008-2012, where she won a National Championship and graduated with a degree in Sociology. As a coach, national speaker and mentor, she specializes in working with athletes prepare for life outside their game with the same commitment they brought to their sport. All are welcome: students (athletes or not) parents, coaches, community members. RSVP here , so we can plan lunch quantities correctly. The flyer

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Grad Night Meeting

The next Grad Night Committee meeting will be Tuesday October 22 at 7:00 pm at NHS, room 906. Junior and Senior parents (Freshmen and Sophomore parents included also) interested in learning more about the event are welcome to attend! You may also volunteer for the night of the event only (June 4, 2020) 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.

Grad Night 2020 on Instagram - Follow at @nhsgradnight2020

Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com





Support Northwood Baseball, Pep Squad and Lacrosse - Buy Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garlands and Poinsettias!!


One more week to order for guaranteed delivery on beautiful Noble and Douglas Fir Christmas Trees, wreaths, garlands and poinsettias. Orders must be received by October 21 for guaranteed delivery.
Pick-up is on December 7 from 9-1. Support your favorite Northwood Baseball, boys lacrosse player or pep squad team member.
Have an artificial tree? Don't celebrate Christmas?? Consider donating a tree to help a local family in need through Families Forward.
Just use this link: https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2019-northwood-christmas-tree-sales/
Questions: please email Myra Firth at myra4cal@gmail.com

Don't Cook Sunday October 13!

Support Northwood Baseball by eating at Miguel's in the Tustin Marketplace for breakfast, lunch & dinner!!  Just bring this flyer. Northwood Baseball will get 25% of the proceeds.  Hope to see you there!!

Parents and Students! Show your Northwood Athletics Spirit!


Check out the Northwood Athletics Boosters store here

Website closes Friday, October 11th and items will be delivered to your student at Northwood by October 21st.

Thank you!

Thank you Debra Sussman MA, AMFT and Michael Uram MA, LMFT, LPCC from Uram Family Therapy for bringing the movie “LIKE” to Northwood High School and our fellow IUSD High Schools and Middle Schools. We had a great turn out at the screening last Thursday evening. Here is the link to Debra Sussman’s presentation if you would like to further pursue any questions: http://debrasussman.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Social-Media-Teen-Brain-MU.pdf

Next PTSA meeting...


PTSA Meeting This Tuesday, October 8th at 7p.m. in Room 906

Mark you calendar, the next meeting is Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Support Northwood Baseball, Pep Squad and Lacrosse - Buy Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garlands and Poinsettias!!

ORDERS DUE OCTOBER 21
·  Premium grade, beautiful Noble and Douglas Fir trees for your home or office.
·  Grown in the Pacific Northwest - Cut two days before shipping.
·  Fresh and fragrant holiday wreaths and garland; vibrant and festive poinsettias.
·  Please consider donating a tree to Families forward
·  Or make a donation directly to your team!
Pick up your purchases Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Northwood HS, behind building 1400 in the parking lot (staff parking lot). 

Parents and Students! Show your Northwood Athletics Spirit!

Check out the Northwood Athletics Boosters store here.
Website closes Friday, October 11th and items will be delivered to your student at Northwood by October 21st.

PARENT ONLY NIGHT: Movie Screening of “LIKE” – Impact of Social Media and the Effects on the Teen Brain

THIS THURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 at 6:30p at the NHS THEATER

The Northwood PTSA invites Parents to attend a special screening of the movie “LIKE” with guests Debra Sussman and Michael Uram from Uram Family Therapy. The movie is designed to address the impact of social media and the effects on the teen brain and to educate families on how to navigate the pros/cons of a technology that is based on likes and shares that prioritizes a battle for our attention and social comparison that exceeds human vulnerabilities. More information can be found at: https://www.thelikemovie.com

Debra Sussman, MA, AMFT is an associate marriage family therapist, has continued education at Harvard Medical School using evidence based practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Michael Uram, LMFT, LPCC is a psychotherapist specializing in treating teenagers, ADHD, Asperger’s, Anxiety and Depression and Parenting difficulties.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walks

This year, NAMIWalks Orange County celebrates its 15th annual 5K walk at Angel Stadium. NAMIWalks Orange Country is a community awareness campaign to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and to fund crucial NAMI programs for families, peers, and providers. Last year, over 3,500 people gathered to advocate the change in the perception of mental health conditions. Your participation and generous contributions allow NAMI to provide life-saving tools and education to the Orange County community. Be a part of this inspirational event on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
All IUSD schools are welcome to walk and join IUCPTA (Irvine Unified Council PTA). They will be in pink t-shirts!
For more information: https://www.namiwalks.org

Movie Screening of “LIKE” - Impact of Social Media and Effects on the Teen Brain

ProgramsPTSAnhs@gmail.comThe Northwood PTSA invites Parents to attend a special screening of the movie “LIKE” with guests Debra Sussman and Michael Uram from Uram Family Therapy. The movie is designed to address the impact of social media and the effects on the teen brain and to educate families on how to navigate the pros/cons of a technology that is based on likes and shares that prioritizes a battle for our attention and social comparison that exceeds human vulnerabilities. More information can be found at: https://www.thelikemovie.com

Debra Sussman, MA, AMFT is an associate marriage family therapist, has continued education at Harvard Medical School using evidence based practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.
Michael Uram, LMFT, LPCC is a psychotherapist specializing in treating teenagers, ADHD, Asperger’s, Anxiety and Depression and Parenting difficulties.
Save the Date: 6:30pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Northwood High School Theater If you have any questions, please contact Anita Raman at ProgramsPTSAnhs@gmail.com

How Your PTSA Membership Benefits Northwood

Your PTSA membership is a very valuable contribution in helping our Northwood students. As Mrs. Roach in her email mentioned:
Due to memberships and generous donations in previous years, the PTSA was able to support the school by purchasing:
· A Chromebook cart filled with 35 chrome books
· Portable Speakers
· 34 calculators
· RACC dinner for College representatives
· Gift cards for college reps and speakers
PTSA has been providing funds every year to support
· Full-time Health Clerk
· Reflections
· Creative arts program
· Speakers for parents and students
· Advocacy programs to Sacramento to meet government officials
· All the necessary emergency supplies to maintain the NHS staff and student body for an extended amount of time during a disaster.
PTSA also,
· Runs the Student Store at lunch each day offering spirit wear, school supplies and healthy snacks
· Supports our Kick-off Day process
· Provides Staff Appreciation lunches
· Creates a fun and safe Grad Night party for our graduates each year
We would like to invite all members of the NHS family to Join PTSA to have a larger impact in our children's education at Northwood High School. Membership is $25 for first member and $5 for additional members. Being a member gives you access to free school directory that is available in October.

Let’s show students and teachers that we do care! To be a member, fill out the online membership form.







Besides being a member, your donation is greatly appreciated. Please Donate Now!





Next PTSA Meeting


Tuesday, October 8th at 7p.m. in room 906. Mark your calendar. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

COMMUNITY CORNER


Irvine Family Resource Center Presents:
Click here to print the flyer.

QR Code for PTSA!




Step 1: Turn on your camera on your cell phone.
Step 2: Point your camera at the QR code.
Step 3: Tap the link which appears at the top of your cell phone’s screen.
Step 4: Fill out the PTSA membership form and become a member!
It doesn’t get any easier than this to be become a PTSA member! Parents, Teachers and Students can all be members! With numbers we can be strong! Every DONATION and a PORTION of every membership goes directly to NHS! PayPal and credit cards accepted - no service fee! All donations welcomed! Donate Now!


"CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER??!??” 

YES - IT'S TIME FOR NORTHWOOD BASEBALL, BOYS LACROSSE AND PEP SQUAD'S CHRISTMAS TREE SALES!
With the Holidays right around the corner, Northwood Boys Baseball, Boys Lacrosse and the Pep Squad are once again sponsoring their 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. FYI prices for trees, wreaths and garlands have not increased!


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.
Order by Wednesday, Oct 23 for guaranteed supply or by Wednesday, Nov 6 (in the past, always supplied).

All sales must be made on line: https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2019-northwood-christmas-tree-sales/

Purchases will be available for pick-up on Saturday, December 7th 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). For questions, please contact Myra Firth at myra4cal@gmail.com


Movie Screening of “LIKE” - Impact of Social Media and Effects on the Teen Brain

The Northwood PTSA invites Parents to attend a special screening of the movie “LIKE” with guests Debra Sussman and Michael Uram. The movie is designed to address the impact of social media and the effects on the teen brain and to educate families on how to navigate the pros/cons of a technology that is based on likes and shares that prioritizes a battle for our attention and social comparison that exceeds human vulnerabilities. More information can be found at: https://www.thelikemovie.com

Debra Sussman, MA, AMFT has advanced education at Harvard Medical School using evidence based practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving. Ms. Sussman is also a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Michael Uram, LMFT, LPCC is a psychotherapist specializing in treating teenagers, ADHD, Asperger’s, Anxiety and Depression and Parenting difficulties.
Save the Date: 6:30pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Northwood High School Theater
If you have any questions, please contact Anita Raman at ProgramsPTSAnhs@gmail.com

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 http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Rather Just Go Out or Pick Up Dinner?

The first Grad Night 2020 restaurant night is at Lazy Dog 4p.m.- 9p.m. on September 30, 2019. Click here to print the flyer.

Support Grad Night 2020 at the upcoming restaurant nights
Click here to print to flyer.

ACT NOW: Northwood High School Online Directory Going Live Soon

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 Friday, September 20th, 2019 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.

All Students’ and parents’ information will be added to the directory, including home addresses and cell phones. You can opt out of being in the directory or choose to customize your information using the following link until Friday, September 27th, 2019.

https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/ripq9od0mts249/

Thank you for supporting Northwood High School PTSA.

Be A Northwood Timberwolf Junior Cheerleader!

Northwood families – please forward this information to the Junior Timberwolf Cheerleaders in your life!
Camp is for ages K through 6th grade. Cost is $65 per camper ($60 for returning campers and siblings). Space is limited; no refunds. Registration closes on September 18, 2019. Please register each camper separately.

Date of camp: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 2:30 to 5:30 at Northwood High School (behind the tennis courts). Camp includes new pom poms, t-shirt, hair bow, dinner (new event) with the varsity team and other goodies!!!

Optional: Cheer at the Varsity football game Friday, September 27, 2019 at Irvine High stadium (4321 Walnut Ave. Irvine, CA 92604) from 5:00 to 8:00 (the end of halftime performance). Schedule:
● Dinner with team/sit in stands with the JV Pep Squad during the first quarter
● Cheer with varsity team on field during 2nd quarter
● Perform dance with Pep Squad during halftime
● Your registration includes camper's free admission to the game

Questions: Gigi Labus at gigilabus@cox.netgigilabus@cox.net

WANT TO WRESTLE?

Interested in participating in the world's oldest and greatest sport?
Join us Wednesday, September 18th at 6 PM to learn more about our Northwood Wrestling team. This meeting is for students and parents and will be held in the wrestling room. All levels of wrestlers are welcome. Wrestling is a non cut winter sport for boys and girls. Practice currently takes place during Periods 7/8. Last year we had 3 wrestlers take home metals in the Pacific Coast League Individual Wrestling Finals and we had 4 wrestlers participate at CIF. For more team information go to www.NHSIrvineWrestling.com

First PTSA Meeting Tomorrow!


Please join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17th in room 906.

Looking forward to seeing you all.



Next PTSA meeting in October - mark your calendar
Tuesday, October 8th at 7p.m. in room 906

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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 http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.
Questions? Email GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Northwood Baseball


Does your son play baseball or is interested in playing baseball at Northwood?
On Tuesday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1405, we will have a meeting for parents of all current Northwood High Baseball players, current off-season players, parents of young men who are interested in playing baseball and any parents who just want information about the baseball program.
Looking forward to a fun year! Go T-wolves!!
If you have any questions in the meantime, please email Myra Firth at myra4cal@gmail.com

Keep Northwood High School’s Rankings Up!

Every donation and a portion of your membership goes directly to NHS! Together, every bit helps PTSA to continue to support the funds needed for our academic, student and administrative programs. Let’s show students and teachers that we care and want to continue to be the top performing high school in Irvine! Fill out the attached membership form today! PayPal and credit cards accepted - no service fee! www.northwoodptsa.org/membership.

All donations welcomed! Donate Now!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Reflections Contest

“Look Within” is the theme for the 2019-20 National PTA Reflections Art Program. All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of the 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 use this link for further information: https://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/

All entries are due to the office on Friday, October 11th.

If you should have any questions, please contact Reflections Chair:
Linda Li at RelectionsPTSAnhs@gmail.com

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 six 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. unchtime Career presentations are done on a volunteer basis. They are about half an hour, happen twice a month, and run from November through May - plenty of time to plan ahead!

The lunch times at NHS for 2018-2019 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.

Usually, 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: Anita Raman at programsPTSAnhs@gmail.com

IPSF Representative Position Open!


PTSA is looking for someone who is interested in being our liaison to IPSF! 

Job duties include:

1)     Attend only two IPSF meetings - October 10th and February tbd

2)     Attend only two NHS PTSA Association meetings following the IPSF meetings to report anything we need to know at PTSA!

That’s it!  Interested?  Please contact:  Isabelle Mah at PresidentPTSAnhs@gmail.com

First PTSA Meeting of the Year


Please join us at the first PTSA meeting on Tuesday, September 17th, 7 p.m. in room 906. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Donate to your favorite Northwood Athletics Team – Boosters!

Everyone is a T’Wolf booster. Is your favorite student athlete on one of our 25 teams? Support the team here! Did you know that IUSD funds in-season coaches, in-season officials, some in-season transportation and safety? Everything else (think uniforms, equipment, tournaments, awards/banquets, technology, team building, etc.) only happens when the team fundraises for these items. Parent donations are the primary source of fundraising, raising $250,000 of the $400,000 gap in funding last school year. 100% of your donation stays with the team(s) designated. All donations are voluntary and do not impact an athlete’s ability to participate. Thanks to all that have donated during the back-to-school registration process. We are grateful! Northwood High School Athletics Booster Club. Learn more at nhs-boosters.com

Seniors - Buy Grad Night Tickets Now!


Seniors and Parents:
Do not miss Grad Night 2020, the event of the year that almost every senior will attend! Take advantage of our back to school purchase discount by September 20, 2019! Tickets are sold online only (no fees) at http://www.northwoodptsa.org/grad-night. PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Questions? Contact our Grad Night co-chairs Karen Flanigan or Maria Satermo at GradNightPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Join PTSA and Support NHS!

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 access to our 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.

You can also donate to PTSA. Donate Now!

If you would like to volunteer at Northwood High School, please fill in a volunteer form.

First PTSA Meeting of the Year
Tuesday, September 17th, 7 p.m. in room 906

Welcome Back and THANK YOU!


A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped during Fall Registration Kick-Off Week!!



Special Thanks to:

Archana Gima – Registration Chair

Jen King – Seniors Chair
Isabelle Mah – Juniors Chair

Archana Gima – Sophomores Chair

Fran Kung – Freshmen Chair

Tina Zhao – Vice President of Membership

Linda Li– Spiritwear Chair Special thanks to

Marisa Blam – Financial Secretary

Connie Stone – Vice President of Grad Night

Grad Night Team for promoting grad night at the senior registration day!

Patty Schell and Lupe Howard our Hospitality Co-Chairs for the treats during registration days and providing lunch on behalf of PTSA to the NHS teachers, administrators and staff!

Zeff Dena – NHS Activities Director

NHS Associated Student Body (ASB) leadership



Our gratitude to STARBUCKS in NorthPark Plaza and The Marketplace for donating coffee during registration days!


To all students and teachers:  Have a GREAT school year!

Monday, May 27, 2019

GRAD NIGHT 2019 – JUNE 6, 10pm - 5am

S E N I O R S : I’ll be there for you
THE ONE WHERE THEY GRADUATE!

The last event of the year for graduating seniors to celebrate together all night long.
You can still buy Grad Night tickets! - IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION
Ticket purchase link https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/nhs-grad-night-2019/
Complete the online ticket purchase and waiver from the link above. The following payment methods are available.

ONLINE - Until 5pm on June 5. pay by credit or debit card at the time of registering.
CASH - Until June 6. Print out the completed registration form and drop off at the front office with cash.
CHECK - No longer accepted.

At the Venue - We will accept tickets purchases on the day of graduation at the check in at the school gym at 9.45pm with CASH ONLY and must be accompanied by a printed and signed waiver.

With any questions about tickets please email mailto:GNtreasurerPTSAnhs@gmail.com
Contact your Grad Night 2019 co-chairs Carole Loye, Wendy Bokota and Elle Demaio at mailto:gradnightptsanhs@gmail.com

Last Grad Night meeting will be held on Wed 29, 7pm in room 906.
Anyone helping with the event is invited to be there to finalize last minute details.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

S E N I O R S : I’ll be there for you

THE ONE WHERE THEY GRADUATE!
Important Ticket Information
You can still buy Grad Night tickets right up to the event on June 6, however the payment methods will change as detailed below.
Up to May 24 you can pay online, by check or cash (dropped off in the front office with a printed copy of your online ticket registration)
From May 24 we will no longer be able to accept checks. If you want to pay by check the online registration will have to be complete and the check dropped at the office by that Friday May 24.
Up to June 5, you will be able to pay online or with cash.
On June 6, we will only be able to accept cash payments accompanied by the online registration/waiver form at the check in at the school gym at 10pm
Ticket purchase link https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/nhs-grad-night-2019/
With any questions about tickets please email GNtreasurerPTSAnhs@gmail.com

Leis for Graduates
Pre-order a beautiful purple and white fresh Orchid Lei for your graduate here by May 24th for $20 and conveniently collect inside the Bren Centre before the graduation ceremony. https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/leis-commencement-2019/

Donations
A huge thank you to all the families listed below that have already donated to help make Grad Night 2019 a night to remember. You can still donate here:
https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/nhs-grad-night-donation/

Contact your Grad Night 2019 co-chairs Carole Loye, Wendy Bokota and Elle Demaio at gradnightptsanhs@gmail.com

Grad Night Donors
Platinum $1,000 - The Sammy Maloney family, The Stacey Kikuchi family, The Hayley Fassl family.

Gold $500 - The Luke/Nick DeMaio family, The Emily Lai family, The Yuuki Fujimura family,

Silver $250 - The Scott Feeko family, The Victoria Leguizamo family, The Lia Chen family, The Kaitlyn Spellman family

Bronze $100 - The Harsema Michael family, The Aniela Bokota family, The Caitlyn Levasseur family, The Katrina Loye family, The Daniel Johnson family, The Brian Hsu family, The Trevor Tsai family, The Nicholas Kueng family.

Patron $50 - The AJ Mackay family, The Matthew Halle family, The Nathan Moua family, The Xinya Fu family, The Thomas Kim family, The Nikou Radvar family, The Sophia Abraham family, The Sean Doan family, The Leilani Brown family, The Cameron Kalatar family, The Laura Restrepo family, The Sami Alarcon family, The Nadia Sawaf family, The Shaian Mostaghni family, The Jahnavi Madhav family, The Richard Covrig family, The Kylie Adab family, The Youssef Hegab family, The Nalin Vogel family

Friend $25 - The Ashley Magpali family, The Katelyn Rhee family, The Tyler Lee family, The Isabella Haskell family, The Joshua Finkelstein family, The Charlie Shobe family, The Cody David family, The Hugo Cruz Y Ubeda family.





Grad Night Meeting


JUNIOR PARENTS

We are holding a special meeting just for junior parents who are interested in being involved in organizing Grad Night 2020. Please come along to hear more about the chair/co-chair positions, committee positions and many other ways you can be involved. The meeting is May 22 at 7:30pm in room 906.

Contact your Grad Night 2019 Co-chairs Carole Loye, Wendy Bokota and Elle Demaio at gradnightptsanhs@gmail.com



The next Grad Night meeting will be Wednesday May 29 at 7pm at NHS room 906. (THIS IS A DATE CHANGE)

Volunteers Needed


GRAD NIGHT 2019 : JUNE 6, 10pm - 5am



To be able to put on a safe and successful Grad Night party we rely on many parent volunteers. We are still short of volunteers in a variety of roles and need to ask for your help, see below for details of the open positions. You do not need to be a parent of a graduating senior! It is a great chance for any adult to get involved, see what grad night all is about and help our graduating class have a wonderful night of celebrations.

Check in – still need 10-15 people in various roles at the check in at the school gym from 9.15pm-11.30pm

Bus Chaperones – needed for both directions. To the venue 10.00pm-12.00am. From the venue 4.15am-5.45am. You can choose either but if you are willing to do both directions, there are also volunteer positions still available at the venue too that need filling.

Please email GNvolunteerPTSAnhs@gmail.com to get more information about specific positions and to get the sign-up genius link sent. Thank you.

Athletic Summer Camps

Summer camp registration is open! The step by step clearance instruction for Northwood athletics are listed here. Each athlete must submit registration payment. Online payment is preferred and note that additional credit card fees are added to price of summer camp. The form for paying by check is here; please drop checks off in an envelope to the NHS Front Office marked 2019 Summer Camp Registration. In addition to registering, please complete the athletics clearance process. After choosing CA for the state, there is a youtube video that explains the process. Your student athlete may not participate in camp until this step is completed.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Career Lunch Presentation for Students – Mechanical Engineer in Aerospace / Dr. Raman

When: Friday, May 24th, at lunch time
Where: Room 1035
Career: Aerospace and Mechanical engineering

Come and hear about a career as an Aerospace and Mechanical engineer. Dr. Ganesh Raman is the Asst. Vice Chancellor for Research for the California State University System. Dr. Raman oversees the vision and administration of Cal State’s research and scholarly mission and is a senior member of the Academic and Student Affairs administrative team. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of aeroacoustics and flow control and has published over 150 articles in leading scientific journals and conferences. Dr. Raman is also the founding ditor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aeroacoustics.

Prior to joining the Cal State Chancellor’s office, Dr. Raman was a Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Deputy Vice Provost for Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was also a researcher at the NASA Glenn Research Center for 14 years.

Dr. Raman received his PhD from Case Western University. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society, UK.