Letter from the PTO Co-Presidents

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a nice break and going back to the routine wasn’t too hard on you and your kids!

Underwood Book Fair, Jan 23rd

We are starting the New Year with Underwood’s Book Fair! A flyer came home in your child’s folder. You can also click here for more details on how to set up your e-wallet account to purchase books! If you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity, Underwood Book Fair volunteers are still needed - please sign up here.
***Update: Cash & checks will be accepted at the Book Fair!***

Principal Hiring Process Update

The Underwood Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) has met and will be interviewing candidates for our next Underwood principal on January 21st & 23rd. Two parent volunteers are participating along with Underwood School and NPS staff. The parent volunteers on the SAC are Laura Goldworm and Margaret Battat Silva.

In case you missed Dr. Fleishman’s visits about the new principal search, click here to view the presentation outlining the process, including key dates and a description of the Selection Advisory Committee (SAC).

Parent input into the process is encouraged. All current Underwood parents/guardians can share their thoughts in the following ways:

  • Complete the 2019 Underwood parent survey. Parent input from this survey will be used in the selection process and will be shared with the new principal.

  • Attend the meetings with the finalists on Feb. 5 and 7 (time TBD)

A small group of parent volunteers will also participate, separately, in a roundtable discussion with the finalist candidates. These parent volunteers are Lucia Kamm, Laura Goldworm, Margaret Battat Silva, Erika Holmberg, Kerry Curran, Nefertiti Borders, and Elisa Rodriguez.

As always, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.


Anne-Marie Gravel & Jen Tsuda
PTO Co-Presidents / underwoodpto@gmail.com

Feb. 5th: Underwood + Ward Task Force Information Meeting

All parents are encouraged to attend the first informational meeting with the Underwood community on February 5 at 7:00 p.m. 

Updates - Principal Hiring Process 

Find out updates on the Principal Hiring Process.

Jan 23rd - Underwood Book Fair

On Jan 23rd, students will shop at the Underwood Book Fair during school. The Book Fair will be open after school from 3-6pm and available online through Jan 31st. Click the link below to learn more and sign up for an e-wallet so your student can purchase books at school! ***Update: Cash & Checks will be accepted at the Book Fair!***

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