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.