National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is
I Matter Because....
Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
Deadline for submission is December 7, 2020.
Christmas Knights is an annual program designed to help middle school students in need. While the primary goal is to provide clothing, funding usually allows for some gifts, as well. The program is generously supported by monetary donations from Northwood families. Through a grade-level competition, students participate in Penny Sabotage with the winning grade level earning bragging rights for the next year! Volunteer shoppers use these funds to purchase holiday gifts for Northwood students of the families who request assistance. If you are in need, please contact a Northwood counselor. All information remains confidential.
Mentoring Overview - Come eat lunch with our students once per week for 30 minutes. Mentors are required to complete an application, attend a 1 hour training, apply for district Level 2 volunteer status (includes a background check) and commit 30 minutes per week to eating lunch with a student. Once this process has been completed, we set the mentor up with one of our students. We will introduce them to Northwood, take them on a tour and get them acquainted with the student. The mentor and student will eat lunch together once per week. Our students love this opportunity to spend time and talk with an adult who is not their parent or teacher. We have seen some great relationships and student success come out of these mentorships! Once the initial training and application is completed, the only commitment is 30 minutes one day per week!
If you or anyone you know would like more information on mentoring with Northwood and Mentor Upstate, please visit Mentor Upstate’s website – www.mentorupstate.org. Please have any interested individuals reach out Elizabeth Reed, School Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org (864) 355-7020
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