Communications

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board

Chair:
(none)
When:
September - June

The marquee helps to keep our students and families up to date on upcoming events. The sign is located in the front of the school and is updated by the chair person on a monthly basis.

Volunteer Needed
Room Parent Coordinator
Room Parent Coordinator

Chair:
When:
September - June

This person coordinates all of the room parents. He/she provides information to the room parents and works with them to obtain volunteer support within each classroom for different class parties and PTA programs (e.g., Jog-a-thon, Red Ribbon Week, Staff Appreciation Week, etc.).
Yearboook
Yearboook

Chair:
When:
Year Round

The coordinator is responsible for developing a yearbook with Life Touch. He/She must organize the yearbook class pictures, candids, school events and ads. Many pictures are needed from families and an email is provided for families to upload their pictures to. Further information will be provided by this committee. You may contact the yearbook at nweyearbook@gmail.com.

PBIS
PBIS

Chair:
(none)
When:
September - June


Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a school-wide positive behavior system that is focused on defined behavior expectations and positive reinforcement for all students. Northwood Elementary School’s R.O.L.L program is a school-wide commitment to positive behavior support. Identifying, teaching, and reinforcing the expected behaviors allow students to achieve academic, behavioral and social success. PBIS stems from the University of Oregon’s Center of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (P.B.I.S) program. Two years ago, Northwood Elementary decided to adopt the P.B.I.S. philosophy and our first step was outlining our school-wide expected behaviors. We decided on R.O.L.L., which stands for Respectful, On-time and Ready, Living Responsible, Living Safely.


Consistent consequences for misbehaviors with opportunities for re-teaching
Use of recorded data to make decisions about school-wide practices
Collaborative school and staff involvement

Community

IPSF Ambassador
IPSF Ambassador

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

The Advocacy Representative will work to keep the Executive Committee and membership appraised of key state and local legislative issues and seek the committee’s input if necessary. Attend IPSF meetings and publicize IPSF news to the PTA and Stonegate community. Lead Northwood Elementary in participating in legislative activities to help Irvine Unified School District on the local, state and federal levels. Attend legislative action meetings and relay information back to the PTA and the Northwood community.
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Chair:
When:
Apr 27 - May 1

This is an important week where we get to show the entire staff our appreciation with a daily lunch or special treat in the teachers' lounge. Gift bags are also given to each staff member at the end of the week. We need many parent volunteers to help make this week successful. Please look at the volunteer section of the website if you are able to help.

Fundraiser

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
TBD

The book fair is a fundraiser to support the needs of our library such as reading counts, reading olympics, licenses for... and new books for the students to borrow during their scheduled library times. We have two a year and it's fun for the entire family. Relatives and friends of the students are welcome to shop during open hours and on-line.
Box Tops
Box Tops

Chair:
When:
September - June

Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs. You can send Box Tops to school anytime. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for your school. Box Tops earnings are sent out to schools twice a year, in December and in April.
Family Night Out
Family Night Out

Chair:
When:
September - June

Family night out is organized on the first Wednesday of the month. The coordinators work with restaurants in the community to plan a night where families can eat in or take out. A portion of the proceeds from that night are donating to our school. It is a fun event for all the families to gather and have an excuse to not cook.
Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

This person responsible for coordinating volunteers to obtain donations from local restaurants and services for our silent auction. Each classroom will also create a themed basket for auction. This will involve the help from the Room Parents. We are in need of gift cards, services, tickets for Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Museums, movies, etc. There are also auction items such as lunch with your teacher, front row seats at promotion and a special parking space
ESCRIP
ESCRIP

Chair:
(none)

Start making a difference for our school by shopping at participating local grocers and drug stores or dine out with eScrip Dining Restaurants give back!

Please review the many different ways you can earn money for the school while doing your regular shopping. It will take a little time and effort on your part to get these all setup, but will literally pay dividends in return!
CLICK FOR MORE INFO
Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive

Chair:
When:
September 5th to September 20th, 2019

The Pledge Drive is an annual PTA fundraiser that raises money for Northwood Elementary school programs and events that are not funded by the School District. The money supports student enrichment, instructional materials, technology, as well as community events throughout the year. These programs are only made available by your direct and generous contributions.
JOG-A-THON
JOG-A-THON

Chair:
When:
March 13, 2020

The Northwood Elementary JOG-A-THON is one of our main fundraising event that helps support Wednesday Wellness and other technology needs for the staff and students. We raise almost half our funds for the year with this event and the kids love it!
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
Year Round

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the year and kids can wear them on spirit days. This person in charge of designing, processing orders and distributing the spirit wear throughout the year to the students. Volunteers will be needed to help process the orders especially at the beginning of the year. Please see the volunteer section of the website if you are interested in helping.

Student Life

6th Grade Committee Events Coordinator
6th Grade Committee Events Coordinator

Chair:
(none)
When:
Jan - June 2020

Coordinate events for 6th grade activities.
Sixth Grade Committee
Sixth Grade Committee

Chair:
(none)

Coordinates the sixth grade Outdoor Education fund and oversees fundraising events for sixth grade activities. Recruits volunteers for fundraising events, sixth grade party and promotion.

Volunteer Needed
Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
TBD

Parents graciously volunteer their time each year and teach the students about our solar system. They bring their telescopes to view the planets. It's a fun evening event that the families look forward to year after year.
Back to School Taco & Movie Night
Back to School Taco & Movie Night

Chair:
When:
Friday, August 30th at 6:00pm

This PTA sponsored event is to kick off the new school year. Families can bring a ream of paper and receive a complimentary delicious dinner, movie & popcorn. It's a fun night that brings our new and old Northwood Elementary families together.
Fall Festival
Fall Festival

Chair:
When:
October 18th

Our annual Fall Festival is one of PTA's biggest sponsored event of the year. Families can enjoy this fun night of games, inflatables, cake walk, pumpkin contest, food trucks, prizes and time with friends. Many parent volunteers are needed to help plan and run the carnival.
5th Grade Mother Daughter Tea
5th Grade Mother Daughter Tea

Chair:
(none)
When:
TBD

An evening for 5th grade girls with their mothers or a female relative featuring a presentation about puberty and the physical and emotional changes it will bring. Refreshments will be served. We will need volunteers to help with invitations, food, booking a speaker, and decorations. We will also need 5th grade parents to help serve. Please see the volunteer section of the website if you can help. This is a PTA sponsored event.

Volunteer Needed
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

Chair:
When:
October 21-25, 2019

Your future is key so stay healthy is this year's theme, "Life is a Journey, Travel Safe." This is an important and fun week where we as a school and community emphasize the importance of respecting oneself and making healthy choices. The students pledge in their classroom to make healthy choices. There are daily incentives for each student to earn fun prizes during lunch. Students will also bring pennies all week to add the their bucket in their classroom. The classes that bring in the most will win a fun prize.
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
When:
mid April

This chair person organizes this fun event. He/She holds auditions and organizes the show for all the families to watch in the MPR at school.
Walk to school day
Walk to school day

Chair:
When:
October 23

This day encourages students to walk or ride their bicycles to school as a means to promote healthy life- styles. Walk to School Day is an event held at Sycamore Park. The coordinator will organize the Northwood families at both parks and be sure they coordinate volunteers to walk with our students that morning. It is a fun family event for all.
World Fair
World Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
April 17, 2020

This event features the cultures from around the world among our Northwood families. It is a night that brings all of our families together and introduces one another to different foods, dance, games and crafts. This coordinator will organize the booths for the event. Each booth is allowed $100 reimbursement but many families are happy to donate their home made delicacies. If you are interested in helping with this event please see the volunteer section of the website.

Volunteer Needed
5th Grade Guys Stuff
5th Grade Guys Stuff

Chair:
(none)
When:
TBD

An informative presentation for sixth grade boys and their fathers or a male relative about puberty and how they change physically and emotionally when they grow up. It is usually on an evening in the spring. Refreshments will be served. We will need volunteers to help with invitations, food, booking a speaker, and decorations. We will also need 6th grade parents to help serve.

Volunteer Needed

General Enrichment

ACE Program
ACE Program

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Available on the school campus right after school, the ACE program provides high-quality, after school enrichment education to Irvine's public school children. Each semester, thousands of children participate through ACE in science, math, language, fine arts, technology, and much more. By offering classes in areas not available during school hours, IPSF's ACE Program helps to greatly enrich the diversity of educational experiences available to our kids.


Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)

Our theme this year is "Look Within". PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

Unleash creative talents and be inspired
Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
Experience the fun and joy of making art
Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

PTA

PTA Membership
PTA Membership

Chair:
When:
September - June

Becoming a PTA member opens up leadership opportunities, and builds skills in communication and advocacy strategies. Members who are willing to get involved are a valuable resource for starting and maintaining programs and projects to benefit children, youth, and the community.

Membership is $15.00 per person.

Volunteer

Library Volunteer
Library Volunteer

Chair:
(none)

Mrs. Redd needs a volunteer to help file books for one to two hours per week.

School Life

Green Team
Green Team

Chair:
(none)
When:
September - June

Fundraising

Community Sponsorship
Community Sponsorship

Chair:
(none)
When:
Sept-Apr

To work with local companies who want to support Northwood Elementary. Reach out to the community to increase our presence and show how important it is to support our school. Funds raised will help pay for all the programs at Northwood Elementary

Community Relations

Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

Other

Holiday Shop
Holiday Shop

Chair:
When:
December 9-13

It's a chance for students to shop for their family in a safe and fun environment. Teachers will bring students by class to the shop to pick out items and have them wrapped for family members. Funds raised will be used toward the school events and programs.

It's always one of the busiest events of the year and we always need lots of volunteers to help the students with their shopping. Please contact the chair if you're interested in volunteering.
Debra Krumpholz Memorial Fund
Debra Krumpholz Memorial Fund

Chair:
(none)

Northwood Elementary lost a dear staff member, Debra Krumpholz. Mrs. Krumpholz served as our school psychologist at Northwood for 33 years and 35 years in education.She was known for her passion, dedication, advocacy, and support of our students, staff and families.

The Krumpholz family has created a memorial fund that would support Northwood students and staff that honors the legacy of Debra Krumpholz.
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