Dear Northwest Community,
As the crisp autumn breeze gives way to colder temperatures, we embrace the cozy atmosphere accompanying this time of year. November marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for cherished family moments and celebrations. In this edition of Coop’s Corner, I have some important reminders and exciting updates to share with you.
Sophomore Testing and Senior Family Meeting
This month, our sophomore students will be undergoing important testing with the React assessment. This assessment provides valuable insights into their academic progress and helps us tailor their educational experience to their needs. We encourage all sophomores to prepare diligently and approach the tests positively. Remember, your hard work and dedication will pay off!
In other news, I’m delighted our recent senior family meeting was a resounding success. It was an excellent opportunity for our seniors and their families to come together, discuss important information with counselors, and receive valuable information about college applications, scholarships, and plans. We are proud of our seniors and look forward to supporting them as they embark on their next journey beyond Northwest.
Maintaining a Laser-Like Focus for Learning
As we progress through the academic year, it’s important to emphasize the value of maintaining a laser-like focus for learning. We encourage all scholars to approach their studies with dedication and commitment. Minimizing disruptions to the learning environment is crucial, so we kindly request that scholars be punctual and attend classes regularly. By being on time and present, scholars can maximize their learning potential and contribute to a positive and productive classroom atmosphere.
Dressing Warm for Cold Weather
With winter just around the corner, it’s essential to ensure that our scholars are dressed appropriately for the dropping temperatures. As the cold weather settles in, I request that all parents and guardians help their scholars prepare for the season by layering up and wearing warm clothing. Encourage your scholars to wear coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to keep them comfortable during their time outdoors. By dressing warmly, we can ensure everyone stays healthy and focused on their studies.
Embracing the Winter Season
November heralds the start of the winter season, a time filled with joy, gratitude, and togetherness. It’s a beautiful opportunity for families to create lasting memories and strengthen their bonds. Please take some time to enjoy family activities, such as baking seasonal treats, crafting decorations, or simply cozying up with a good book or movie. Let’s make the most of this particular time and create cherished traditions that will be treasured for years to come.
Safety First, Always
While we revel in the winter spirit, it’s crucial to prioritize the safety of our families. As we gather with loved ones, remember to follow necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illnesses. Regular handwashing, wearing masks when appropriate, and practicing social distancing are simple yet effective measures we can all take to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Additionally, if you plan to travel during the holiday season, please stay up-to-date with the latest travel advisories and guidelines.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Remember to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 5th. With the conclusion of fall, we return to standard time as daylight saving time ends. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and make the most of the daylight during the earlier part of the day. It’s a gentle reminder that time marches on, and we must adapt to the changing seasons.
As we bid farewell to October and enter the enchanting month of November, I hope this newsletter finds you in good spirits. Remember to dress warmly, embrace the holiday season with love and gratitude, and prioritize the safety of your loved ones. Wishing you a month filled with warmth, happiness, and treasured family moments.
Important Dates for November
- November 2nd
- Pre-ACT Test (Only 10th graders report to school)
- November 14th
- Parent Teacher Conferences (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
- November 17th
- Falcon Blast (5:30 – 7:30 pm) Athletic Booster Club Pep Rally
- November 23rd – 25th
- No School
Off to a Great Start
Did you know students can read graphic novels and magazines in Sora? No holds, no wait! These materials are always available for students to borrow and read. Borrow and read one of Sora’s thousands of high-interest, popular books.
- Go to portal.lps.org.
- Log in with your LPS credentials. Contact your school office if your student does not know his/her username and password.
- Select Sora from the alphabetical listing in the LPS portal.
- Browse and check out a book.
- You can also download the Sora App on your devices.
SCIP provides prevention, education, and early intervention services. We recognize that a child’s behavioral health needs must be addressed early on-set rather than waiting until they have progressed to a more critical level and are more challenging to address. For more information about SCIP, contact Kelsey Dady, our SCIP coordinator, at email@example.com
LPS has a number of Information Nights and Open Houses for our Focus Programs in the coming months.
2023-2024 yearbooks are now on sale for $60. The price increases after term one, so get your book now! Feel free to send us your school-related photos by going to this LINK. The access code to upload pictures is LNW Falcons.
Listen up, SENIOR families! If you want to submit a senior photo for your student, go to the following LINK and upload that photo to the district office. Those photos will then be shared with the yearbook staff to put into the yearbook. The deadline for that photo is October 31st.
SENIOR ads are in full swing. If you would like to dedicate a portion of the yearbook to your graduating senior, please complete the following FORM.
The deadline for senior tributes is Dec. 1st.