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Academy Closed Thursday, September 25

This is to remind you the Academy will be closed on Thursday, September 25, in recognition of Rosh Hashanah. School will resume on Friday, September 26, as usual.

Super Goober Day Important Ordering Information

Cakes, cakes, and more cakes - oh my!  Just last week, we set a goal of collecting 100 cakes for the famous Super Goober Day Cake Walk, and we already reached that goal. We had so many cakes coming in that we had to cut off the donations. Thanks for stepping up and donating.

Super Goober Day is Friday, Oct. 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Don't be NUTS and wait in lines to buy tickets. Order now!

The Primary School and Lower School kids will eat lunch at school before the event. Woodward North kids have chosen to eat on the way to the event.

Kids will enjoy new rides, inflatables, face painting, entertainment, group art projects, crafts and wacky hair art. The Goober Store will have the ultimate in goodies. The concession stand will be on site for cash-only purchases, and a Yumbii gourmet food truck will be available for parents. 

Please remember to VOLUNTEER. This is a Parent Community sponsored event and takes 350+ parent volunteer hours to make this fun and safe. We still have many hours to fill. Invite your friends to volunteer with you. http://www.woodward.edu/parents/pc/sgd/index.aspx

WRISTBAND & TICKETS: Order now and avoid standing in line. EASY ONLINE ORDERING ENDS AT NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - Last day to order wristbands and tickets.

LOBBY SALES: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1. This is your LAST CHANCE to get a t-shirt or wristband and tickets. Sales will be set-up in each school lobby.  Remember supplies are VERY LIMITED and only cash or check will be accepted.  Exact sales times will be announced closer to the date.

DONATIONS: Donations are very much appreciated and help us make this fun day even more special for your children. The last day to make a donation is Friday, October 3.

Recyclables cluttering up your house? Bring them to WA Sept 20th!

Woodward Academy is celebrating its first Green Apple Day of Service with a Drop & Go recycling drive which include:

  • electronics
  • textiles & shoes
  • books & bulk paper
  • paint - latex & oil
  • secure paper shredding
There also will be tours focused on the LEED certification aspect of Jane Woodruff Hall. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Main Campus. More information.

6th Grade Moms... Ready for a Mom's Night Out?

Join us for a fun, casual evening. We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Thursday, October 2
Where: Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Intercontinental Hotel, 3315 Peachtree Street,
                   Atlanta, GA 30326
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Parking: User Pay/Valet (Valet parking will be validated with purchase in Southern Art for up to 3 hours.)
RSVP: Randi Zelcer (randiz02@gmail.com) or call/text 404-502-0509

Woodward Auto Exhibit

Save the date for the second annual Woodward Auto Exhibit, sponsored by Porsche, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m .on the Academy’s Main Campus in historic College Park. This free admission, family-friendly event will feature classic, vintage, and modern specialty automobiles, music, food, and a Porsche display. Rain date is Sunday, October 19, 2014.

If you have a car you would like to exhibit, contact Bob Hawks at 404.765.4031 or Jane Covington at 404.765.4030 in the Advancement Office. All proceeds from Auto Exhibit fees will support need-based student financial aid.

Lower School Intramurals

The Lower School sponsors an intramural sports program for boys and girls. Intramural programs generally run Monday through Thursday with a few exceptions (football and cheerleading).  Students must have a signed permission form turned in by the first day of the activity. Permission forms are sport-specific and are available two weeks prior to the first day of the event. The events begin at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m.

We have record numbers of students participating in intramurals, and the coaches need time to prepare accordingly. Therefore, a student MUST have a signed permission slip by the Monday that the intramural activity begins or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Thank you for your cooperation as this will keep our program safe and successful! There will be a separate form for each sport they plan to participate in during the year. Again, the student must have the signed permission slip turned in prior to the start of the activity.

2014 – 2015 Lower School Intramural Schedule

LS Service News

  • Woodward Students in Community Service

    Students volunteer at Special Olympics tennis event Lacrosse team members at the Walk for Wishes

    Students from Woodward Academy's Lower and Middle Schools volunteered recently at a Special Olympics tennis event. In addition, members of the girls varsity lacrosse team participated in the Georgia Make A Wish Foundation's annual Walk for Wishes on a recent Saturday. Freshman Emily Citarella organized the lacrosse team members and collected donations for the Walk for Wishes.

  • Woodward Families Take Mission Trip to Kenya

    Lower School PE teacher Greg Vandagriff and his son Brock, 6th grade, recently traveled to Kenya on a mission trip for the Kenya Project/FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Mission.

    The group visited Mountain Park Academy in Nakuru, Kenya. Each morning during their visit, the group assisted teachers in the classroom at the Academy. Later in the day, the Kenyan students were taught sports like American football, volleyball, soccer, kickball and other games.

    The Vandagriff's traveled with the Witmer family (Stephen '16 and Tucker '17) and the Cole family (A.J. '14 and Susannah '17), along with members of FCA from across the country.

  • Lower School Students 'Put Cancer to Bed'

    Last week, students in the Lower School celebrated their fundraising efforts to "Put Cancer to Bed," on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by wearing pajamas to school. Students raised close to $6,000 dollars for the cause. Isabelle W., Joey C., Colin E., and Abby W. were the top fundraisers. Woodward has contributed more than $32,000 to LLS since 2007.

  • LS Girl Scout Troop Builds Library for Genesis Shelter

    The Woodward Lower School Junior Girl Scout Troop 10715 recently established a library for the Genesis Shelter--a local shelter devoted to helping homeless infants. The Girl Scouts collected books, for all ages, and created a wonderful reading space for the children, decorating the library with posters and other accessories. Additionally, the girls raised money from candy and cookie sales to donate a Nook e-reader to encourage the teenage shelter residents to read.

    A collection bin is available at the Lower School for the remainder of the school year to collect additional book donations.

  • Lower School Supports American Heart Association

    On January 17, a group of Lower School students raised $9,695 for the American Heart Association during their Jump Rope for Heart event. Faiza M. and Alex Z. tied for top fundraiser, raising $1,200 each. The event was led by Coach Jeanine Duke.

  • LS 2012-13 Community Service Totals

    --Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
    $6,457.00
    --The Terranova School:
    $3,625.00 ($17,854.04 Academy's Grand Total)
    --Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walk-athon:
    $8,886.00 ($43,118.78 Academy's Grand Total)
    --Canned Food Drive:
    $16,603.00 and 24,000 lbs. of food (Academy's Grand Total)

  • LS Terranova School Project Update

    The Lower School Ambassador’s Club would like to thank the Lower School community for their generosity and participation in the spring service project for the Terranova School, Woodward's sister school in Zambia, Africa. Lower School students raised $3,675.00 for new reading and spelling books. Lower School Principal, Andy Phillips, will personally present this to the Terranova School when he visits this summer.

  • LS Students Receive Awards for Essay Contest

    Three Lower School fifth graders were recognized with awards during morning announcements on April 23 for winning top honors in the No Place for Hate student essay contest.

    Victoria D. won first place in Elementary Writing; Ella W. won second place in Elementary Writing; and Sarah B. won first place in Elementary Media/Songs/Poetry. In addition to having three winners, Woodward also had the most entries of any school.

    Click on the link at right to read the award winning essays. Click the following link to listen to the award winning song: No Place for Hate Award Winning Song.

  • LS Walk-a-thon Gallery

  • Soaps for Terranova

    Here is a way you can help our sister school in Zambia, Africa! If you have unused soaps, hair conditioners and shampoos, or other small travel items you have collected, they need them. These products are the perfect size for the staff at the Julia Burke Medical Clinic at the Terranova School to hand out to their community.

    It may be hard to believe, but in their world, soap is a special thing. Your help will be greatly appreciated and Mr. Dietz (MS assistant principal) thanks you from the kids at Terranova School. Please gather these new items and drop them off at the Middle School front desk.

  • 2013 Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walkathon

  • Lower School Students Raise the Bar

    The Lower School collected more than $6,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of their annual "Put Cancer to Bed" program. 92 percent of the Lower School student body participated. They also raised $6,500 for the American Heart Association during their Jump Rope for Heart event held on Feb. 15. The top fundraiser was Faiza M. with $1,036.

  • Lower School Ambassadors Volunteer at Food Bank

    The Lower School Ambassador Club visited the Atlanta Community Food Bank on December 18. The fifth and sixth grade students, along with their sponsors Julia Duke and Leigh Ann Peek, worked a three-hour shift alongside other volunteers from the Atlanta community. The day's work resulted in 9,740 pounds of food boxed and ready to distribute. This amount translates to 6,486 meals to serve people in need.

  • 2012 Academy Wide Can-A-Thon

    Woodward Academy's campus-wide can drive benefits the Atlanta Food Bank and surrounding tri-city pantries. It will run from Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 9. Collection barrels will be located on each campus, so please contact each school for locations.

    Historically, Woodward has been one of the largest contributors to this worthy cause. We are proud that we “CAN” make a difference!

  • Students, Principal Donate Hair to Locks of Love

    Sixth grader Zoe B., her sister, third grader Mirabel B., and Primary School Principal Missy Duncan Smith recently donated their hair to Locks of Love. This is the second time for both Zoe and Mirabel to donate to Locks of Love. Woodward parent and hair stylist, Rochelle Andrews, donates her professional services to Woodward students and faculty who donate their locks.

  

 


Lower School Calendar & Events

Sep 19 Fri

Mentor/Intern Meeting (All Grades)

Location: Carlos Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Mentor/Intern Meeting (All Grades)

Location: Carlos Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sep 20 Sat

2014 Green Apple Day of Service - Recycling Event & JW Hall Tours

Location: Main Campus

More Information

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This is your chance to recycle: electronics, paint, books, textiles, shoes and have paper shredded!

Sep 23 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sep 24 Wed

Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown

Sep 25 Thu

Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

Oct 1 Wed

LS 5th Grade Band Recorder Concert

Location: LS Band Room

Parent Programming - "Helping Boys Succeed in School", Brenda Fitzgerald

Location: Main Campus - Woodruff Dining Hall, Civic Area

More Information

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class is designed to educate parents on the biological differences in males and how those differences influence behaviors and learning styles. Join us for a fun filled educational experience that we enlighten your life! This class is for everyone.

Register to attend!

Oct 2 Thu

LS 5th Grade Band Recorder Concert

Location: LS Band Room
Oct 3 Fri

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

Super Goober Day

Location: Lower Track Field

More Information

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oct 4 Sat

Yom Kippur

Oct 5 Sun

LS, MS, US Private Percussion Recital - Conti Studio

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
12:00 PM
Oct 8 Wed

LS 6th Grade Football Extravagnza

Location: Colquitt Stadium
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM





News from Woodward 360

Newsletter last updated: 
September 18, 2014

 

Upcoming Highlights

Sep 19 Fri

Mentor/Intern Meeting (All Grades)

Location: Carlos Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Mentor/Intern Meeting (All Grades)

Location: Carlos Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sep 20 Sat

2014 Green Apple Day of Service - Recycling Event & JW Hall Tours

Location: Main Campus

More Information

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 23 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sep 24 Wed

Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown


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Consignment Shop

Come visit the Consignment Shop! The Consignment Shop has everything you need, including brand new men's ties. We are also taking in consignments, so bring all of your items when you come to shop. Did you know that your Middle or Upper School child can come in to shop and use their Student ID to bill their account? We have great volunteers here to help them with fit and to make sure they are buying the correct pieces. We even have buttons for your blazers that may be missing a few. A second copy of that really heavy book is nice to have at home. Chances are, we can help with that too.
 
Our hours of operation are every Monday and Wednesday, that school is in session, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. You can find more information on the Consignment Shop webpage.

Upcoming LS Volunteer Opportunities

Sep 23 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Oct 3 Fri

Super Goober Day

Location: Lower Track Field

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12:00 PM - 3:00 PMMore Information...
Oct 21 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Oct 24 Fri

Super Goober Day - Rain Date

Parent Programming Events - all parents invited

Sep 23 Tue

Parent Programming: Parenting the Love & Logic Way Series, Class 1

Location: Main Campus - Gresham Chapel Activity Room
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Sep 24 Wed

Parent Programming: Parenting the Love & Logic Way Series at WN, Class 1

Location: Woodward North Campus
8:15 AM - 9:45 AMRead More
Sep 30 Tue

Parent Programming: Parenting the Love & Logic Way Series, Class 2

Location: Main Campus - Gresham Chapel Activity Room
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Oct 1 Wed

Parent Programming: Parenting the Love & Logic Way Series at WN, Class 2

Location: Woodward North Campus
8:15 AM - 9:45 AMRead More

Parent Programming - "Helping Boys Succeed in School", Brenda Fitzgerald

Location: Main Campus - Woodruff Dining Hall, Civic Area
8:30 AM - 10:30 AMRead More
Oct 2 Thu

Parent Programming - Love & Logic: Digging Deeper, Class 2

Location: Main Campus - Gresham Chapel Activity Room
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More