Sunday Call to Families 2.4.18
Good Evening Gladiator Families. This is your principal, Ms. Charley-Greene, with updates and
reminders for the week of Feb. 12.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, we will have our next GLAD (Gladiator Lunch Advisory Day) session. We
will observe a GLAD bell schedule on this day. This schedule allows time for students to work
directly with teachers to access grade reports and identify missing assignments. Students with
missing assignments will be able to work on those assignments during GLAD sessions. Students
without missing assignments will work with peers to participate in study groups or enrichment.
The goal of these sessions is to help student avoid the second-semester slump by helping them to
stay on track and get ahead.
Online registration for Advanced Placement(AP) exams at Northwood through total
registration.com has opened. Students should check their MCPS email or the Northwood website
for links to online registration. The cost of AP exams at Northwood this year is $98 per exam. The
cost can be reduced to $20 per exam by completing an AP exam fee waiver request form. English
and Spanish forms can be downloaded, completed, and printed at http://bit.ly/2018APfeewaivers.
They are also available in the front office or from AP teachers. Signed, completed, AP Fee Waiver
forms must be returned to the main office by February 16, 2018.
Northwood is exploring a new avenue of communication to supplement the methods we currently
use. Download the myMCPS Mobile app to receive alerts on your mobile device. Your feedback
Families, you should have received a letter from the PTSA AfteProm committee. Please consider
making a donation to support a safe alcohol-free environment for our junior and senior prom-goers.
We will talk more about this at our next PTSA meeting Feb. 20.
Last week we welcomed our newest Gladiators to Incoming 9th Grade Registration Night. I want
to thank you for sharing the good news about Northwood with your friends and neighbors. The
number of families making Northwood their first choice continues to grow, in large part by wordof-mouth.
I am pleased to share that Northwood is the first or second choice of our next year’s
freshman class. We know these numbers will grow as we continue to make Northwood a great
place for students to learn and grow.
Looking ahead, Monday, Feb. 19 is President’s Day and school is closed. My staff and I will
welcome students back to school Tuesday, Feb. 20.
That’s it for this week’s updates and reminders. Have a great week!