Friday, March 27, 2020

Grad Night 2020


Grad Night Tickets - 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


Next PTSA Meeting TBD in May

Stay In


NHS PTSA will continue to follow our school and district on when and if PTSA items can resume. When we learn more, we will share. As we head into spring break, savor this time with your families and please continue to stay in your homes except for essential needs and keep exercising social distancing. Wishing everyone to stay safe and stay well. We will get through this together. #NHSbettertogether



The following are links to IUSD, the City of Irvine and CA.gov for the most updated information on COVID-19.



IUSD COVID-19 Resource:




City of Irvine COVID-19 Resource Guide:




COVID-19 in California



Appreciation for NHS Teachers, Administration and Staff


Thank you to our teachers, administration and staff at NHS for setting up communications so quickly with our students and families. Keeping connected is so important during these day to day and ever evolving times. Some districts are struggling to continue instruction, but the hard work put into distance learning helps our students to continue the semester as best as possible. We are lucky and grateful for you all.


Remembrance of Ali Gholamrezaei


It is with a profound sadness to hear about the passing of our fellow student, Ali Gholamrezaei. Our hearts are heavy and go out to his family and friends during this most difficult time. To virtually honor Ali and support his family during this time of tremendous loss, please consider giving to the GoFundMe page set up at https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-ali-gholamrezaei?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

We mourn the sad loss of Ali with our community at Northwood HS.

With deepest condolences,

NHS PTSA


Sunday, March 8, 2020


IPSF Innovative Grants Program Award - Northwood High

Letter from IPSF Director of Marketing & Communications, Kellie Pendergest:

Good morning! 

I wanted to extend our congratulations to your school community! As you may have already heard, your school received a grant award as part of IPSF’s 2020 Innovative Grants Program. The grant recipients were recognized last week at a special reception in their honor. Your school received the following grant:

Northwood High School - $4,716.8

Hope Squad: Preventing Youth Suicide

Megan Keller

A peer-based suicide prevention program to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating positive culture change in schools and communities.

Please help in spreading the news to your PTA board and sharing with your parent community when possible. IPSF grants are funded through corporate sponsors and the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) program. Parents who purchase PATS are helping to promote innovation in classrooms across the district and make grants like this possible. We have launched the PATS campaign and appreciate your help in making that connection so that your parents understand how their support benefits your school directly! PATS are available now at www.ipsf.net/pats. 

To learn more about this grant and how your school will implement it, I would encourage you to contact the teacher(s) listed above and/or your principal for more information. 


Thank you!!!

Kellie

KELLIE PENDERGEST | Director of Marketing & Communications

Irvine Public Schools Foundation 1 Post, Suite 250 | Irvine, CA 92618

d 949.265.6405 | o 949.263.8340  | e kpendergest@ipsf.net
www.ipsf.net

Lunch Career talk


College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: March 20, 2020

Career: Law

Come and hear about a career as a Lawyer. Sue Collins is a seasoned corporate attorney with significant expertise in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, corporate governance, executive compensation, FDA regulatory and general corporate matters. Ms. Collins has extensive experience gained from more than 20 years of practicing both in-house at public companies and at reputable law firms. In addition to a law degree, Ms. Collins also possesses an MBA.

Monday, March 2, 2020

PTSA Meeting

This Tuesday, March 10th at 7p.m. in Room 906

Guest Speaker: Paul Bokota, IUSD School Board Member will share with our association the new Say Something system in Irvine and how it pertains to our schools. Also, the slate for the 2020-2021 NHS PTSA Executive Board will be read!
See you there! #NHSbettertogether   

IPSF PATS Campaign


Congratulations to Northwood for receiving in Innovative Grant from IPSF titled “Hope Squad-Preventing Youth Suicide” which will help support a peer-based suicide prevention program.



Grants like the above are made possible by IPSF with the support from parents/guardians. Funds raised from the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) campaign directly support grants for IUSD staff and students. PATS is an easy way to show our teachers, nurses, and administration how much we appreciate all that they do! For a small donation, IPSF provides NHS teachers and staff a certificate of appreciation, which includes a personal message from you and your student, along with a small gift as an expression of gratitude during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

To contribute to the PATS campaign and purchase your gift of appreciation, please visit: www.ipsf.net/pats

All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in room 906

Grad Night Tickets 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



ZUMBA/Ujam Grad Night Fundraiser! Sunday, April 26, 2020 1-3 p.m.

Purchase tickets to this event here:  
https://nhsptsa.wufoo.com/forms/z10przpk0o9sdya/

PTSA Career Lunch Presentations

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?

College &Career Center, Room 1035
Date: March 9, 2020
Career: Pharmacy

Come and hear about a career in Pharmacy from Dr. Lawrence Brown. Dr. Lawrence Brown is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Professor of Pharmacoeconomics 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.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

IPSF Corner - Feb 2020

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Thank You to our Neighborhood Retailers!


Big thank you to Pavilions in Orchard Hills for the donation of 8 dozen donuts and beautiful floral centerpieces. To Starbucks at Northpark Plaza and Cypress Village for the donation of coffee all for the recent Pride of the Pack breakfast!  We value and appreciate your continued support! 

Support Northwood Baseball Team

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Support Northwood Swimming Team

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All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in room 906


ZUMBA! Grad Night fundraiser coming soon! More details to follow.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Next PTSA Meeting


Tuesday, March 10th at 7p.m. in Room 906

See you there! #NHSbettertogether

Thank You Pride of the Pack Volunteers!


Special thank you to PTSA Hospitality Co-Chairs Patty Schell and Lupe Howard for organizing the Pride of the Pack breakfast held last Tuesday before the assembly.  Additional special appreciation to Diane Aviles, a NHS alumni parent who came in the early morning to help, PTSA board members, and the NHS staff and teachers, including Dr. Roach, who all came together to help put this event together. Congratulations to all students with their families who were recognized at Pride of the Pack this year! #NHSbettertogether

PTSA Event: “Screenagers Next Chapter”


Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the NHS Theater

PTSA presents this special screening with guest Megan Keller, LMFT, NHS Mental Health Specialist. This is a follow up and second chapter of our first screening of “Screenagers” from 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 join us on this important topic of how the effects of screen time impacts our students and the resources available for support. See you Tuesday! View the trailer here: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/nc-trailer

Sunday, February 9, 2020

PTSA Career Lunch Presentations


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?



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: February 11, 2020

Career: Optometry

Dr. Kelly Tran, O.D., graduated from the University of Southern California, USC with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois

College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr.Tran is currently in her private practice in Tustin.



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: February 21, 2020

Career: Aerospace Engineering

Sara Song has worked for 19 years in the United States aerospace industry, at aircraft Tier 1 supplier companies. Her experience is mainly related to Flight Control system development, but she also has broader knowledge and involvement in other aircraft systems, project management and marketing. Her work involves system architecture, software architecture, product development, system and software requirement definition, development and verification etc. With various project assignments, her roles have been Software Engineer, System Engineer/Program Lead/Engineering Manager. Her aerospace career started at Honeywell Aerospace, and she later worked at Parker Aerospace and the Safran Passenger Solution Division.

Volunteers Needed for Pride of the Pack Breakfast


PTSA needs your help to support Northwood’s Pride of the Pack Breakfast for this Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30 a.m. at the courtyard of the Student Activities Center (SAC)Please consider getting an early start to your day to help with this breakfast as NHS recognizes students who have exemplified shining Timberwolf spirit! For more information, please contact PTSA Hospitality Chairs Patty Schell or Lupe Howard at HospitalityPTSA@gmail.com. Thank you!

PTSA Meeting - This week


This Tuesday, February 11th at 7p.m. in Room 906

See you there! #NHSbettertogether

Sunday, February 2, 2020

All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in room 906

Grad Night Tickets 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



Grad Night Restaurant Night

Timberwolf 5K


Race week is here! The 11th Annual Timberwolf 5K is this Saturday, February 8, at 8am! Run with the Pack and support your favorite team when you run or walk the race on this year’s brand-new course, and then enjoy a pancake breakfast afterward. 100% of race registration goes to the team of your choice. Register here. Save $5 until 11:59pm Monday night with the code FLASH5OFF.

PTSA Career Lunch Presentations


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?



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Rescheduled: February 5, 2020

Career: Financial Planning

Jeff Demaio is a financial planner at a leading financial services firm and has been working in the personal financial industry for over 25 years.  Jeff advises senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and private investors and their families on personal financial planning strategies including company equity planning and benefits and compensation maximization, tax compliance, estate planning, wealth transfer, charitable planning, investment strategy and risk management.  Jeff has a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Golden Gate University.



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: February 11, 2020

Career: Optometry

Dr. Kelly Tran, O.D., graduated from the University of Southern California, USC with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois

College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr.Tran is currently in her private practice in Tustin.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Price Increase - Timberwolf 5K


Saturday, February 8, 2020 is the 11th annual Mike Dunn Northwood Athletics Booster 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.  $45 price increase deadline changed to midnight Monday, January 27th - Tuesday, January 28th morning!!

PTSA Career Lunch Presentations


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?



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: January 27, 2020

Career: Veterinarian Technician

Diane Kelly has been in the vet business in one way or another for over 20 years. She has worked mostly in general practice but most recently worked in an emergency room for the first time as a triage technician. The field is both challenging and interesting.



College &Career Center, Room 1035

Date: January 30, 2020

Career: Financial Planning

Jeff Demaio is a financial planner at a leading financial services firm and has been working in the personal financial industry for over 25 years.  Jeff advises senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and private investors and their families on personal financial planning strategies including company equity planning and benefits and compensation maximization, tax compliance, estate planning, wealth transfer, charitable planning, investment strategy and risk management.  Jeff has a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Golden Gate University.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Next PTSA Meeting


Tuesday, February 11th at 7p.m. in Room 906

See you there! #NHSbettertogether

All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting:  Tuesday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in room 906

Grad Night Tickets 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

Call for Volunteers! 11th Annual Timberwolves 5k Run


We are looking for volunteers to help with the “11th Annual Timberwolves 5k”.  If you aren’t running in the 5k, will you please support the school by volunteering your time & talent?   Any help is greatly appreciated to make this a phenomenal event for our school & community once again!!

We are taking sign-ups now:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044aa5aa23a3f58-20192
Student volunteers may earn service hours!  Please bring your forms the days of service to have them signed, by Mei Ramos or Julie Wurster.  (Email meiyuramos@gmail.com if you have any questions.) 

Sacramento Safari 2020


This is Fourth District PTA’s annual two-day trip to our State Capitol in Sacramento where up to 100 PTA members get to:

  • Hear from key speakers on issues that affect children and youth
  • Learn about the inner workings of state government
  • Advocate directly to our legislators
  • Network and learn from other PTA leaders

Congratulations to the following Northwood students and staff selected for Sacramento Safari taking place on February 24-25 2020!  

Juniors

Rohan Agrawal

Seniors

Liana Friedman

Emme Orozco

Jadyn Tiong

Returning Senior

Ellen Wang

Alternate

Franz Kieviet

Teacher Representative

Emily Rhodarmer

Irvine Unified Council PTA Senior Scholarship


Irvine Unified Council PTA Senior Scholarship is Due April 6, 2020

IUCPTA is pleased to offer one $500 Scholarship at each Irvine High School (Creekside, Irvine High, Northwood High, San Joaquin, Woodbridge High, University High, and Portola High) to a graduating senior that will be used towards continued education after graduation. Click here for more information:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSece06q5f8L7Qa_0AZ4Nf7HocAL9SEOV6bT0Hs3jmpN4XmZcQ/viewform

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors


California State PTA Scholarships Due February 1, 2020

·       $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

·       $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

·       For questions and more information, please contact the California State PTA at scholarships@capta.org or visit https://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/

Sunday, January 5, 2020

All Things Grad Night 2020


Next Grad Night Meeting: Tuesday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in room 906
Grad Night Tickets 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
Grad Night Restaurant Night: See Flyer

Timberwolf 5K


Saturday, February 8, 2020 is the 11th annual Mike Dunn Northwood Athletics Booster 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.  Price increases Saturday, January 25, 2020!!

Northwood High School PTSA Executive Board 2020-2021


The Nominating Committee will be looking for any interested people for the NHS PTSA board positions for the school year, 2020-2021.  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- Membership 

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 21st if you are interested to be considered as a nominee for any of the above board positions.  Thank you in advance for your interest!

Attention Baseball Player


On Thursday, January 9th, 7:00 p.m. in Room 1405 we will be having a parent meeting for all baseball players and potential baseball players.  Come learn about the spring season.

Hope to see you there.