Academics

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Coming Soon: Lower School Play – King Midas

Please make your plans to come see the public performance of KING MIDAS performed by Lower School students. The play takes place Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Richardson Hall.

Thanksgiving Outreach Out-of-Uniform Day

Students who brought in at least 20 items or $20 during our collection time (November 3-14), may come to school out of uniform on Friday, Nov. 21.

Thanksgiving Break

Reminder: The Academy will be closed the week of November 24 – 28 for the Thanksgiving break.  The last day before the break, Friday, Nov. 21, will be a regular full day for the students with dismissal at 3 p.m.  There will be After School Care as well.  Students should return to school on Monday, Dec. 1.

Holiday Concert Rehearsals To Begin Soon

Our holiday concert rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 3 and will continue every day through Friday, Dec. 12.  The students will be in the Lower School building for rehearsals on Wednesday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 5. The students will begin traveling across campus to Richardson Hall or Gresham Chapel in Woodward buses at unusual times starting on Monday, December 8.  If you are going to need to pick up your child for an appointment or check in late, be aware that they may or may not be readily available.  The rehearsals and performances take place at either Gresham Chapel for all chorus and handbells, or at Richardson Hall for band and orchestra.  If you are going to need to sign your child out, you are advised to call the office to see where his or her class is and possibly allow extra time for you to get your child from the chapel or Richardson Hall.

Holiday Concerts

The Lower School concerts are coming soon, so mark your calendar.  Please note that the concerts ARE NOT held in the Lower School building.  Please refer to the schedule below.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 9
    12:30 p.m.
    – 6th Grade Band & Honors Band Concert, Richardson Hall
  • Thursday, Dec. 11
    12:30 p.m.
    – Orchestra Concert, Richardson Hall
    2:00 p.m.
    - 4th and 5th Grade Choruses, 4th Grade Choristers, 5th Grade Ensemble, 6th Grade Honors Chorus Concert in Gresham Chapel
  • Friday, Dec. 12
    1:30 p.m.
    – 6th Grade Chorus, Honors Chorus, Handbell Choir Concert in Gresham Chapel

NOTE: Please refer to your parent letter regarding uniform for the concerts.

Message from the Nurse

When is my child “too sick” to send to school?  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has published a very good informational flyer to answer this question for you.  Click here to read this important information sheet.  If you still have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Lower School Infirmary at 404-765-4423 or email the nurse at phyllis.sullivan@woodward.edu.

Lower School Art Show

The Lower School Art Show is now in progress. Every student of the Lower School has a piece of artwork on display on the lower level hallway. Artwork will be on display until mid-February.  Please come by and see the various works of art by our very talented students.

Holiday Shoe Decorating Fête at the Lower School

Please join us for lots of fun, candy, and a visit from Père Noël. The Upper School French Club presents Our Holiday Shoe Decorating Fête at the Lower School.

When: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. You should pick up your child from After School Care at 4:30.

This is a one day event, and it is FREE

Be sure to send an old pair of shoes in a grocery bag to school with your child. We will provide materials to decorate the shoe and candy. If your child is interested in participating, please return a permission slip to the Lower School Office by Friday, Nov. 21. Permission slips were given to students this week.
Holiday Shoe Decorating Fete permission form

Yearbooks On Sale – Online Only!

The 2015 Phoenix staff would like you to know that the yearbooks are now for sale!  They are available for purchase at woodwardyearbook.com and cost $70 until Feb. 1. But don't let that deadline sneak up on you! Order your yearbook today and support your student publications!  

Yearbook Staff Needs Information From You

The Phoenix staff is currently looking for photos from summer trips/educational experiences and outside of school club activities (like Girl Scout trips, Habitat builds or chorus competitions). If you'd like to submit photos to be considered for the yearbook, please go to woodwardyearbook.com and click on "Upload Your Photos For the Yearbook Here" by Monday, November 17.  There will be more requests for pictures in the future.  Thank you!

Chess Winter Session Information

The winter session for chess will begin on December 4 and end on February 26. The Chess Club meets in room 206 every Thursday after school at 3:30 and ends at 4:30 p.m. There will be no chess meetings on Dec. 18 and 25, and Jan. 1. These are dates which the Academy is closed. If your child is interested, they need to pick up a registration form from the school lobby.  Form and payment must be sent to the Chess Academy. Follow the instructions on the form. If your child does not bring home a form, you can click here to access the information/registration form for the winter session of the Chess Club.

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

  

 


Lower School Calendar & Events

Nov 25 Tue

Thanksgiving Break School Closed

Nov 26 Wed

Thanksgiving Break School Closed

Nov 27 Thu

Thanksgiving Break School Closed

Thanksgiving Day

Nov 28 Fri

Thanksgiving Break School Closed

Dec 1 Mon

LS Holiday Decorations Go Up!

Location: Lower School
Dec 4 Thu

Parent Programming - “Raising Digital Natives: Using Technology to Build & Develop Executive Functioning Skills”, Gail Flanigan, Ph.D.

Location: Woodward North Campus

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Our children are immersed in the digital world. Technology has great potential to manage and build executive functioning skills and has the added advantage of being natural and motivating for today’s students. This presentation will explore executive functioning skills as it pertains to technology. Parents will gain an understanding of both positive and negatives aspects of technology on skill development while also gaining practical suggestions for helping their child progress academically.

Register to attend!

Young Choreographer's Showcase Assembly

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
4:15 PM
Dec 5 Fri

Young Choreographer's Showcase

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
7:00 PM
Dec 8 Mon

PS, LS, MS, US Private Piano Recital - Thompson Studio, 4:00pm & 6:30pm

Location: Gresham Chapel
Dec 9 Tue

LS 6th Grade Band & Honor Band Concert

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
12:30 PM
Dec 10 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Desert Party

Dec 11 Thu

LS Orchestra & Honors Orchestra Concert

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
12:30 PM

LS 4th & 5th Grade Choruses, 4th Grade Choristers, 5th Grade Ensemble & 6th Grade Honor Chorus Concert

Location: Gresham Chapel
2:00 PM





News from Woodward 360

Newsletter last updated: 
November 20, 2014

 

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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

Dec 1 Mon

LS Holiday Decorations Go Up!

Location: Lower School
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Dec 10 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Desert Party

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Dec 19 Fri

LS Holiday Parties

Location: Thomas Hall
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Jan 13 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

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