Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walk-a-Thon
On Friday, April 11, the Woodward Academy community will hold the 20th Annual Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walk-a-Thon. This Academy-wide community service project has raised more than $460,000 for the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club, located in East Point adjacent to our Main Campus. Woodward's contribution has become an integral part of the club’s operating budget, and the club has come to depend on our support.
Once again, all four schools on Main Campus will have the opportunity to participate in the walk. At 11:30 a.m. on April 11, students from the Lower School will join the Primary, Middle and Upper School students at the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club to celebrate another successful fundraising effort. Students who raise at least $50 will be able to participate in this community service project. Students MUST have written permission to participate in the walk. A signature is required on the envelope. Woodward Academy will serve the students lunch at the Boys & Girls Club. After lunch, Lower School students will return to Thomas Hall for special prizes.
Family Fun Night - Thank You Volunteers
Many thanks to LJ Reamsynder and Virginia James for chairing the Family Fun Night. It was a huge success.
We also thank Sharon Williams, Tammi Duncan, Delicia Smalls, Dawn McDonald, Nija Meyer, Antoinette Macaulay, Molly Weathington and Becky Carpenter for volunteering to help with set-up and clean-up the event.
We also had some Upper School volunteers help us set up the event. A special shout-out goes to Marcellustene Clincy and Jordan Meachum. These students were the first to arrive and immediately asked what they could do and started helping. They have such an amazing attitude and we cannot say enough about their maturity level, commitment and attitude. Thank you, ladies!
Registration Schedule for Rising 7th Graders
Friday, April 25 – Students will bring home their registration forms to parents for signatures.
Monday, May 5 – Students must return forms, with parent signatures, to homeroom teachers. (All forms must be returned whether or not the student plans to return to Woodward for 7th grade.)
Date to be determined – Students will register online for classes during the school day.
Tuesday, April 29 – Mr. Notestine and Mrs. Jackson will be available at the Lower School from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. by appointment. You must call the Middle School to make your appointment (404.765.4430). You also can email questions to
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Lower School Dance Concert
The Dance Concert will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014. Please mark your calendars so you can be present. Information concerning rehearsals and the concert can be found on Edline. Or, click on the links below.
Fifth and sixth grade dancers also will perform for the other 5th and 6th graders on Monday, April 14, at the Lower School. It is important that all 5th and 6th grade dancers are present for this performance.
General Concert Information
Link to Watch Dance Concert Live
For those family members unable to attend the performance, you will be able to watch it live by clicking on the link below. The link will not be live until the day and time of the concert: Friday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Save the Date and Sign up to Volunteer for the Upcoming Lower School Parent Community Events
• 5th and 6th Grade Social: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. (Students only attend – please be sure they mark their calendar.)
• All Grade Hosted Faculty Luncheon: Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
To volunteer, please contact Sheila Cornelius (email@example.com) or Brantley Abrams Brantley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Lower School Field Day: Thursday, May 22, 2014.
To volunteer, please contact email@example.com
• 6th Grade End of the Year Party: Friday, May 23, 2014.
To volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth & Sixth Grade Socials Information
Friday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Make plans for your Lower School 5th and 6th grade students to attend these highly anticipated student only events. The 5th grade 'Red Carpet Social' is dressy casual and will be held in the Lower School gym. The 6th grade social is casual and will be held at the Middle School cafeteria. There are no "dates" allowed at these Lower School events. Parents are invited to a separate event held off campus at The Feed Store in College Park.
Invitations will soon be mailed to the students for both socials.
Red Carpet Event for the 5th Graders
The 5th Grade Social is Friday, April 25, in the Lower School Gym. The red carpet is being made ready to roll out for our 5th graders.
We are looking for help in supplying food items for the students during the social. Along with our red carpet and other features, we hope to put together an amazing silver, gold and red candy buffet to top off the evening.
Please help us with donations of these items. Please review the list and directions on this link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AADAC23A3F49-5thgrade
If you are interested in volunteering to set up, please contact Randi Zelcer, email@example.com.
Travel Around the World in a Night - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Parents, it's time to pack your bags! Tickets are on sale now on the Parent Community Social Events page for "Around the World in a Night," on Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. This is a magical, fun-filled evening for Woodward parents, with gourmet food stations from countries around the world, a full range of premium adult beverages, your favorite dance music, and international door prizes! Buy your tickets by April 13 and double your chances of winning! Details available at PC Social Events page.
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 a record number 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. Again, the student must have the signed permission slip turned in prior to the start of the activity.
Scuba Trip to Panama City Beach - Memorial Day Weekend
We are going to Panama City Beach, FL, for Memorial Day weekend! Join us for some great wreck diving, dolphin encounters, and a fun BBQ on the beach. This is the perfect weekend to refresh your scuba skills, become more advanced, log some more dives, or learn a new specialty like search and recovery, rescue, night diving, boat diving, deep diving, or fish identification. For more information, go to: http://fintasticdiving.com/upcoming-trips/ or contact Saffron@FintasticDiving.com.
Upcoming Scuba class held at Woodward’s pool: April 27: 10-1; May 4: 10-1; May 18: 10-2.