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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

PTA Membership & Pledge Drive

August 24 - September


Reflections Art


Get ready, all Northwood artists! The Reflections Art Contest begins on Monday, September 11. “Within Reach” is this year’s theme. Entries are accepted in six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Works of art must be original and created by one artist, although others may participate in dance, film, and music entries. There are four entry divisions (Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grade 6, and Special Artist). More information will be sent home in Thursday folders. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 6. There will be a submissions box in the Northwood front office.

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Northwood Elementary


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.


Staff Development = NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 9, 2017


Harvest Cup

Tournament of Champions

Irvine Youth Sports will handle all of the logistics for the tournament. Specific questions should be directed to info@irvineyouthsports.org. Irvine Youth Sports will be running the tournaments.

Click on for timeline and point system for general information

2017 TOC Harvest Cup Flyer

TOC Overview Grid

Tournament of Champions Point System

Registration for all three tournaments is now open here:


All students interested in trying out for any tournament MUST sign up in order to participate.

Upcoming deadlines for Harvest Cup:

August 28

Registration to receive information about try-outs, or to register as a coordinator or coach opens https://irvineyouthsports.org/soccer/

September 29

Registration for try-outs (Harvest Cup only) closes

Fall Conference Week

Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 20, 2017.

Minimum Day Schedule


Grades 1-3 1:15pm
Grades 4-6 1:40pm

Kindergarten remains on their regular schedule.

Northwood Fall Festival


Friday, October 27th

More information will follow.


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

crossing guard

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.