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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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Northwood Elementary

Irvine Junior Games Registration Now Open

Attention Northwood 4th-6th grade track and field athletes!

Deadline to register is February 9th, 2018.

Let’s get the most athlete sign ups in Northwood history!

If you have any further questions please contact your Coaches:

Miss Garrison, Miss Hernandez & Ms. Julie!

Looking forward to another great year!

Link to register: www.irvinejuniorgames.com

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Monday, January 22, 2018

TK - 12th Student Teacher Holiday

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Northwood Elementary School

Winter Concert

Dear Parents:


We would like to invite you to our first performance of the school year.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have been working hard and are really excited to present this concert for you.  Looking forward to seeing you soon! 



Mrs. Gray, Ms. Gross and Mrs. Lodin



Instrumental Music - Multipurpose Room

4th Grade 12:05-12:30pm
5th Grade: 1:15-1:55pm
6th Grade: 2:00-2:40pm


Vocal Music - Portable 27 (Science Room)

4th Grade 12:05-12:30pm
5th Grade: 1:15-1:55pm
6th Grade: 2:00-2:40pm

Concert Dress:    Boys - Dress shirt with collar, dress pants, dress shoes. (Any Color)

                           Girls - Blouse, dress/skirt or dress pants, dress shoes. (Any Color)

Any Color is Acceptable

Please avoid wearing jeans, shorts, T-shirts and tennis shoes.

Yearbooks are NOW on sale

Order forms went home in the Thursday Folders.

Additional forms are in the office.

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.