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Northwest Announcements
PTO Meeting rescheduled for Oct 29th
Due to conflict in schedules, the PTO meeting scheduled for Monday- October 27th will now be held on Wednesday--October 29, 2014 6:30 pm in the Library.

Good Choices Week - Oct 27-31, 2014
Next week is Good Choices Week on October 27-31, 2014 -- all staff and students are invited to participate in theme day fun for a combination of Red Ribbon Week and Anti-Bullying week.

  • Monday--     Sock it to Negative Choices--wear crazy socks
  • Tuesday-     Relax! We Have Being Kind Under Control-- wear comfy clothes
  • Wednesday- Show Your Heart and Do a Random Act of Kindness -- wear red
  • Thursday-    Stomp Out Negative Behaviors -- wear mixmatched shoes
  • Friday-        Northwest Pride-- Wear Northwest gear or Jaguar colors!


Trunk or Treat Night
The Northwest PTO is holding Trunk-or-Treat evening on Friday-October 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Parents are invited to tailgate behind their vehicles in our parking lot and pass out candy or treats.  All Northwest students and families are invited to trunk-or-treat even if you choose not to bring your vehicle.  Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated trunk.  And after all the treats have been handed out, everyone is invited into the gym at 6:45-8:30 pm for a Monster Mash with music and dancing--new this year is a DJ to spin the tunes!

There are still parking spaces available!  If interested contact Heather Staebell 971-0415 or heatherstaebell@yahoo.com


Picture RETAKE Day
School picture Retake day has been scheduled for Thursday-October 30, 2014.  If your student was absent on picture day, they will be added to the schedule and have their picture taken that day for school records and identification purposes.  If you are unhappy with the portrait package you purchased and would like to have your student's picture re-taken, please call the office 965-9680 to have them placed on the schedule.  Please return the entire portrait package to the school office.

NW PTO Meeting Dates
The NW Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has the following dates scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year:

August 25 November 24 March 30
September 29 January 26 April 27
October 27 February 23 May 11

All meetings are held in the Northwest Media Center from 6:30-7:30 PM.  There are no fees associated with PTO and no future obligations by attending our meetings.  PTO is open to all parents of NW students.  Join us and help make Northwest the BEST school it can be!  PTO is a great way to become active in our school community.  Contact us for PTO related questions nwpto.wakely@outlook.com  Hope to see you at a future PTO meeting!

Visit our website https://nwpto.ourschoolpages.com for minutes and up-to-date happenings with Northwest PTO!

Parents: Please take the School-Year Calendar Planning Survey -
Each year, Ankeny Schools’ staff, administration and Board representatives meet to discuss and plan the school calendar. Part of that planning includes surveying parents regarding their preferences and using that feedback to guide our decisions through the process.

We are beginning our planning process for the 2015-2016 school calendar, and would like to invite parents to take our brief nine-question, multiple-choice survey found at the following link:


 
November 6 flu clinic location changed to Southview Middle School -
The Polk County Health Department flu clinic originally scheduled to be held at Ankeny High School on November 6 has been changed to Southview Middle School at 1020 SW Cherry Street.  Please note this change of location.  Ankeny Community School District is again partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide seasonal flu vaccination clinics, and vaccinations will be available to all staff and students, and to the public.  Learn more about the flu clinics here.
Register today! Community Ed art classes are filling up quickly:

The Community Education Department and the Ankeny Art Center are partnering to bring three art class opportunities to your child on Saturdays!  

  • Art Exploration - children in grades K-8 will create and bring home drawings, paintings, and much more.
  • Pottery Hand Building - children in grades K-4 will roll-out clay, press stamps, and create sculptures to bring home.
  • Pottery Wheel - children in grades 5-8 will learn techniques to create a bowl to be fired and taken home.

Classes are filling up fast, sign up today at http://ankeny.revtrak.net/tek9.asp.


Polk County Health flu clinics scheduled at Ankeny schools:
The Ankeny Community School District is again partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide seasonal flu vaccination clinics in Ankeny Schools October 9 and November 6. The influenza vaccination will be available to all staff and students, and will be open to the public.  Learn more about the flu clinics here.

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