Northwood NH News

December 9, 2009


A Holiday Pie Sale and Soup Lunch will be held on Saturday, December 12, from 9-1 at the Northwood Advent Christian Church (Route 107) at the Narrows. Let us help you save some time this week by baking your pies. See you there bright and early at 9 a.m. The coffee will be hot.

On Saturday, December 19th at 7 p.m., the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield will be presenting “The Story of Christmas” through word, song and the handbell choir. The foretelling of the coming of the Messiah and the celebration of the Birth of Jesus, will be told in nine Bible readings, interspersed with carols and hymns.

The public is cordially invited to attend. There is no admission charge, but all are encouraged to bring a canned good or non-perishable item for the local food pantry. For more information, please call the church office at 435-7471.


Do You Have A Teen In Your Life?

Loving and supporting teenagers can be an exhilarating, painful, exciting, frightful, rewarding and frustrating experience. How we stay connected with our teens, and who our teens are connected with, can be key components in supporting young people in exploring their worlds constructively.

Are you an adult in the life of a teenager? Then join us on January 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Coe Brown Northwood Academy to spend an evening with Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS. Stephen brings extensive experience working with children and adults that he will share in helping us more effectively support the healthy development of all teens. Learn more about Stephen at

This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone attending will be entered into drawing for Door Prizes! Refreshments served!

This event is sponsored by the SYNC (Supporting Youth In Communities) Coalition. SYNC is partially supported by the ONE voice Coalition, as part of the State Prevention Framework. For more information or how to get involved in the SYNC Coalition, visit our new website at



Hero Packs Are On Their Way

Northwood School has turned Field Day into a year long event. Our theme this year is Heroes. In December, we would like to honor the young heroes of our community by doing a Hero Pack Project through Operation: Military Kids. Hero Packs are a way to say thank you and show military kids our support. They are given to children at the time of their family member’s deployment, often delivered by other children from the community. Hero packs are designed to help connect kids with their loved ones who have been deployed.  They contain a handwritten letter/drawing, fun items (puzzles, playing cards, stuffed animals, stickers, frisbees, reading and coloring books, small games, etc.) and connection tools (disposable cameras, calling cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, journals, etc.).

Northwood School  assembled Hero Packs December 7th during Team Time.  Teams created letters/cards and filled the Hero Packs with items they have donated.  The packs are smaller sized backpacks supplied by Operation: Military Kids.  The packs will be given to children from New Hampshire. More information about Operation: Military Kids and Hero Packs can be found at

The Laker Spirit Committee (formerly The Field Day Committee)



Coe-Brown Earns Top Scores In Regional Test

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (CBNA) students were among the top scorers in New Hampshire in the science portion New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).

“I am proud to announce that Coe-Brown’s science scores in the statewide 2009 NECAP assessment tests earned us a tie (with Bedford High School) for the second highest in the state,” says CBNA Headmaster David Smith. “Our 11th graders (this year’s seniors) earned a mean score of 1138, just behind Hanover High at 1141. Congratulations to our students, the science department faculty and the entire school as a whole.”

The New England Common Assessment Program is the result of collaboration among New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to build a set of assessments for grades 3 through 8 and 11 to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Test results are often used by school districts and individual schools to help improve curriculum and instruction.



Northwood Recreation Update
Holiday Party

Join the Northwood Recreation Department and the Recreation Commission at the Community Hall on Sunday, December 13th from 2:00-4:00. We will be holding our annual Holiday Party. The Community Hall is located at 135 Main St in Northwood.  Enjoy games, Holiday Craft projects, Holiday Cookies, and Hot Cocoa. Bring your camera because this time of year Santa might stop by for a visit.

There is no charge for this event. All are welcome.  Don’t forget to check out the web site for information about upcoming programs at or contact the Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209.












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