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28 Carson Street
Irvine, CA 92620
Phone: (949) 936-5950
Attendance Line: (949) 936-5951
FAX: (949) 936-5959

A National Blue Ribbon & California Distinguished School


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Upcoming Events


Family Lunch

Friday, November 17, 2017


Come and join us for Family Lunch Day.

This is an opportunity for parents to bring a lunch to share with their children.

We anticipate full lunch tables so feel free to bring beach chairs and blankets so that you can enjoy a picnic on the grass.

Primary Lunch (Gr. 1-3): 11:45am - 12:25pm

Upper Lunch (Gr. 4-6): 12:30pm - 1:10pm


Northwood Elementary Fall Book Fair

NOVEMBER 13 - 17, 2017

Family Shopping Night - Thursday, November 16 5:00-7:00pm

Northwood Elementary’s Fall Book Fair


Join us for the Fall 2017 Book Fair! 

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read.  It is a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!


Parents are welcome at the Book Fair all day. Students may shop at lunch and after school.  Take a look your teacher’s Wish List!  Download the FREE Book Fair App!

The app enables parents to scan a book cover or barcode to find the age, grade or reading level for a book.

Book Fair Hours (Nov. 13-17, 2017):


Monday, Tuesday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and 5:00 -7:00 pm (Family Shopping Night!)         

Friday: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm (Family Lunch Day!)


Shop online at: www.scholastic.com/bf/northwoodelementarybookfair.

  We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school library and the Reading Counts Program.



Volunteers are needed for the Fall Book Fair 2017

You can sign up on: Fall Book Fair 2017


Thursday, November 16th

4:00 - 8:00pm

6424 Irvine Blvd.

Come join us for a fundraiser to support Northwood Elementary School.

Show the flyer or tell the cashier you are supporting Northwood.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to the school.

See you there!

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Classroom Volunteer Applications

Volunteer sign up application link:


Volunteers have to renew application each school year.

After an application is submitted, you need to come to the

school office with your ID to complete the process.

Northwood Elementary is excited to use

Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

for Character Education

Character Education: 

Harper for Kids Youth Character Development Program

Northwood Elementary School is proud to partner with Harper for Kids to teach our students important character traits from legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his definition of success for children which is: “Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!”

Coach Wooden believed and taught that the most important responsibility each of us had to ourselves was to do everything we could to achieve our own potential. He offered his Pyramid of Success and his definition of Success as a guide, stepping stones to help young people understand what it really takes to make the effort – 100% – to fulfill their potential and do their best.

Each month, our students will focus on one or two character traits from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Positive examples of each character trait will be recognized with “Success Tickets” given by staff members. Classroom lessons will reinforce elements of the Pyramid of Success through readings of Coach Wooden’s children’s book, Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success and other integrated activities. Additionally, whole school assemblies will feature character traits from Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.

Harper for Kids is a children’s nonprofit organization founded by Tim & Peanut Louie Harper. Harper for Kids mission is to to teach children important life skills that will empower them to achieve their personal best in life and to help schools incorporate Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success into their character education.

We are excited about working with Harper for Kids to bring focused character education to our students. For more information about Harper for Kids and Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, please visit their website: www.harperforkids.org/HFK/pyramid_of_success.html.









Traffic Safety

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Our parking lot can accommodate our staff but our school was designed for a walking community. With many parents driving, we are experiencing excessive traffic and delayed pick up for kids while fostering an atmosphere that could become dangerousfor our community. After observing our traffic patterns, I would like for you to consider one or more of the following options in order to provide a safer environment for our Northwood students, staff and parents:


  • Walk - It's healthy, environmentally friendly, and a great way to bond with others.

​ Parents can wait in one of three areas:

  1. ​In front of the school
  2. Next to the park (must stay on grass - the blacktop is for instructional use)
  3. Next to entrance off Lewis (please stay near wall)
  • Park on the street OR in our our parking lot (pick up only) - Get out and walk your child to your car. This may cost a few extra minutes, but it will reduce the traffic back up and ensure your child is safely boarded inyour vehicle.
  • Park Behind the School - There is a long stretch of sidewalk. If you drive in off of Trabuco, left on Lewis and then on Lindberg, you can park along the long stretch behind our school. Agree on a meeting place and have your child scan and look for your car behind our school - this is a great practice for upper grade students
  • Please be respectful to our neighbors and do not block their driveway.

Please note that there is no supervision for students and students must be picked up within 10 minutes of dismissal.