Dear Northwood High Community,                                                                                                                                               

Northwood High School (NHS) PTSA WELCOMES the new families and all the returning Timberwolf families to the 2020-2021 school year.

 

We send our best to everyone during this challenging time and wish to continue to support, serve, and connect with each other. Whether our students are learning remotely or in the classroom, we will continue to support all, virtual, hybrid, and blended models: the staff, the students, and their families, equally, in a variety of ways.

 

During this time, your support is more important than ever for the NHS PTSA to continue to provide the programs for NHS! Any level of involvement is greatly appreciated and helps show your support.

 

Please use the following links to the PTSA Membership and Store to complete the 2020-2021 PTSA Registration Packet. Payments are processed via PayPal where all major credit cards are accepted. Thank you for your grace and patience as we transition online this year! (The option to complete physical paper form is still available, by downloading the form >here. You must then put payment in secured and labeled envelope and drop off at school.)

  • Membership/Pledge: Please join here for your annual membership and supporting our pledge drive! Sign up for your yearly membership of the Northwood High school’s PTSA (Parents, students, and staff are all encouraged to join). Help us keep our bragging rights, as NHS PTSA is one of the Irvine Unified School District’s largest PTA units, with around 840 members and is active in a variety of school programs.  Also, please consider supporting our primary fundraiser, Pledge Drive, by donating today. Be sure to ask your employer if an employee matching program for non-profit organizations is offered. Your contribution may be tax deductible in accordance with Federal and State tax laws.  Northwood High School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our tax ID is 33-0843565. Let us together meet the PTSA annual goal- 800 members (Parents, Students, and Staff) AND $30,000 in pledges!

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  • Spirit Wear: Pre-order your spirit wear today and wear it to show your school pride! Spirit wear will only be available for purchase now during pre-order through September 3rd.  Do not miss this once in a year opportunity to get your Spirit Wear.

 

  • Volunteer:  Give the gift of time and consider to volunteer. The collective spirit of our community to support our students and their schools is truly amazing!

 

  • Book Fair: We have once again partnered with Barnes & Noble at the Market Place/Irvine for a book fair.  Books on the NHS English reading list and back to school supplies will be available for purchase from August 22-August 31– online or at the store. Thank you for your support as a portion of each sale will go directly to NHS PTSA to support our students and the academic programs. Enter our Book Fair ID # 12596086 at checkout at bn.com/bookfairs for PTSA to qualify.

 

Reasons As To Why Support PTSA:

NHS PTSA makes a difference...

 

This 2020-21 school year will definitely feel different than the past years but as always, the PTSA will strive to support the students, the school, and their families through special events, teacher and learning support, and community building programs. Some Programs that are supported by the NHS PTSA are:

  • NHS PTSA donates funds to the school each year to support the technology enhancements, classroom supplies, or other equipment, disaster prep, and supplemental funding for a full-time health clerk. NHS PTSA hosts Staff Hospitality as a token of our Community’s collective gratitude to our amazing staff.​

  • ​NHS PTSA hosts meetings on the second Wednesdays of every month at 7 pm, where you can hear of the latest school happenings from our Principal Roach and an ASB Rep. We also have weekly newsletters and Facebook and Instagram page to keep you informed and connected.

  • NHS PTSA maintains the popular Student Store and coordinates its parent volunteers. Student store is open at lunch time, five days a week, and serves snacks and drinks for around 200 students weekly. NHS PTSA Spirit-Wear team, organizes the school spirit-wear purchase every year.

  • NHS PTSA organizes the fun, safe, memorable, and  much-anticipated graduation-evening celebration with classmates, the Grad Night, for our graduating Seniors each year.

  • NHS PTSA assists at annual events like SOS (State of the Student) where lunch is served to all the students, Kick-Off Days, Back to School Night, Link Crew for Freshmen, PBIS Drawing Prizes, NHS Student Directory, RACC Dinner for Colleges, and gift cards for the visiting college reps and speakers.

  • NHS PTSA participates in the PTA activities such as Reflections, a national art appreciation program for K-12 students, and Advocacy trips to Sacramento for students and parents.  

  • NHS PTSA Programs hosts parent/community volunteers as Career Speakers at lunchtime for the students to hear about the different available career paths and hosts presentations/movies for the community on topics requested, such as, school safety, internet safety, mental health awareness, etc.

 

On behalf of the Board and the Committees of Northwood High School Parent Teacher Student Association, thank you in advance for your support of the NHS PTSA. We look forward to staying connected and working with you this year as we continue to maintain our support for advocacy and excellence in education for all students regardless of whether learning happens online or in-person! Your membership and support are appreciated!

 

Thank you,

Archana Gima

NHS PTSA President

#NHSbettertogether

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