Friday, March 27, 2020

Grad Night 2020

Grad Night Tickets - Online purchase only (no fees) at the NHS PTSA website:

PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Grad Night 2020 on Instagram - Follow at @nhsgradnight2020

Questions? Email

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 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

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

With deepest condolences,


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 

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 PENDERGEST | Director of Marketing & Communications

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

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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:

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:

PayPal, credit card, check and cash accepted.

Grad Night 2020 on Instagram - Follow at @nhsgradnight2020

Questions? Email

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

Purchase tickets to this event here:

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.