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District Announcements
Professional Development Day
There is no school on Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Creative Choices Extended day Will be offering an all day program at
Johnny Appleseed School from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Entrovirus D68 prevention

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for important information on keeping your child from getting and spreading the Entrovirus D68.


 
Northwest Announcements
Open House & PTO Newsletter
Northwest PTO Newsletter and Open House Letters are now available for download.
 Welcome Newsletter 2014

 Open House Letter
Welcome Message
Welcome to all of the Northwest families! We are off to a great start to the school year. We are very excited to see our returning students and pleased to meet our new ones.
 
Here are some important dates and information:
 
  • School hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Students can only be dropped off after 8:00 AM. If you need child care before 8:00 AM, the district offers a fee-for-service program called Creative Choices. They can be reached at 978-534-7700 ext. 313.
  • Northwest does not release a required supply list for students. Necessary supplies are provided by our school and our wonderful Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)!
  • Open House is on Thursday September 11th. There will be two identical presentations at 6:40 and at 7:30 p.m. Parents should choose the one that is better for their family.
  • Northwest PTO will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m.
  • If you do not receive emails from Northwest School, please call the office to update your email address in our student information system. You could also email us at steven.mammone@leominster.mec.edu with the request.
2014-2015 Northwest Calendar of Events
October 27-31 – Health Screenings
November 3 – Marks close term 1
November 3 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
November 4 – Professional Development Day
November 5 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers
November 6 – Northwest School Pasta Supper
November 7 – Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment (MKEA) fall checkpoint 
November 10 – Report cards term 1
November 11 – No School – Veteran’s Day
November 17 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
November 18 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in cafe
November 19 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
November 21 – Power of One Bullying Program – 3-5 @ 9:00, K-2 @ 10:05
November 24 – Early Release ½ Day 11:45 Dismissal
November 24 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30 p.m.
November 25 – Early Release ½ Day 11:45 Dismissal
November 25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-5:00 p.m.
November 26-28 – No School – Thanksgiving Recess
December 1 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
December 3 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
December 10 – Progress reports term 2
December 10 – PTO sponsored Jingle Bell Fair
December 15 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
December 17 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
December 24 – January 2 – No School – Winter Recess
January 5 – January 12 – DIBELS mid-year assessment window
January 5 – February 5 – MAP Mid-year assessment window (details to follow)
January 7 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers 
January 8 – February 11 – ACCESS for ELLs Assessment window (ELL students only)
January 13 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in cafe
January 16 – ½ Day Professional Development Day – Early Dismissal @ 11:45
January 19 – No School – MLK Jr. Day
January 20 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
January 21 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers
January 23- Marks close term 2
January 30 – Report cards term 2
February 2 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
February 4 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers
February 6 – Father / Daughter Dance
February 11 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
February 16-20 – No School President’s Week Recess
February 23 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
March 3 – Progress reports term 3
March 4 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
March 9 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
March 10 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in cafι
March TBD – PTO Sponsored Mother / Son event
March 13 – ½ Day Professional Development Day – Early Dismissal @ 11:45
March 16-April 10 – PARCC Performance-based Assessment (PBA) for grades doing Computer-based Testing (TBD)
March 18 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers 
March 23-April 6 – PARCC Performance-based Assessment (PBA) for grades doing Paper-based Testing (TBD)
March 23 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
April 1 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers
April 2 – MCAS Alt- Deadline for UPS Pickup
April 3 – No School – Good Friday
April 6 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
April 6 – Marks close term 3
April 10-16 – PTO Sponsored Book Fair (tentative)
April 13 – Report cards term 3
April 14 – Northwest Bulldog Bingo and Book Fair
April 15 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers 
April 20-24 – No School – Spring Recess
April 27 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below (week of)
May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4-29 – PARCC End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) for schools doing Computer-based Testing (TBD)
May 5-19 – MCAS 2015 Science and Technology/ Engineering Testing Window – Grade 5 students only
May 6 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers
May 11-22 – PARCC End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) for schools doing Paper-based Testing (TBD)
May TBD – PTO sponsored Calendar Raffle
May 11 – June 16 – MAP assessment window K-2
May 11 – June 1 – MAP assessment window 3-5
May 11 – DIBELS Next Progress Monitoring – at risk/well below; some risk/below (week of)
May 12 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in cafe
May 14 – Progress reports term 4
May 18 – Grade 3 field trip to Concord – (Machunsky, McNamara, Wilson)
May 19 – Grade 3 field trip to Concord – (Kiely, Mendes, Santos)
May 20 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers 
May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
June 3 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
June 5 – Kindergarten field trip to Southwick Zoo
June 6 – LHS Graduation
June 8 – Grade 4 Nashua River Canoe Trip – Flaherty/Hudak
June 9 - Grade 4 Nashua River Canoe Trip – Mundy/Santucci
June 9 - Grade 4 Nashua River Canoe Trip – Yoder
June 10 – Curriculum Meeting for teachers (60 minutes)
June 12 - Grade 4 Nashua River Canoe Trip – Raindate
June 16 – Grade 5 field trip to Old Sturbridge Village
June TBD – DIBELS End of Year assessment
June TBD – Marks close term 4
June TBD – Field Day grades K-2
June TBD – Field Day grades 3-5
June TBD – Report cards term 4 (distributed last day of school)
June 16 – Last Day for Students and Teachers (this day may change if snow days are used)
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