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How to Order a DVD for the Lower School 2015 Spring Dance Concert

You can purchase the DVD through the order form (click here for a form) or online at http://tinyurl.com/LSDANCE2015

After School Care Notification

Please be aware that on Friday, April 24, After School Care will be located in the Chorus Room.  There is an event to be held in the gym which makes it unavailable for use after school.

Aahh choo, sniffle, sniffle…

As temperatures begin to rise, so does the pollen count. If your student suffers from any allergy-related symptoms (sore throat, sneezing, post-nasal drip, red and watery eyes, etc.) please make sure they are taking their allergy medication on a regular basis. You may also want to consider supplying your student with eye drops for comfort during high pollen count days. If outdoor activities, (P.E. or recess) causes severe allergy flare-ups, please send in a note indicating that you would prefer your child not to go outside during high pollen count days. Don’t wait until symptoms appear before treating; plan ahead.

Registration Schedule for Rising 7th Graders

Monday, April 27 – Students will bring home their registration forms to parents for signatures.
Monday, May 4 – 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 at school.
Tuesday, April 28 – 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 can also email questions to
ed.notestine@woodward.edu or shannon.jackson@woodward.edu 

Swimming Unit For ALL Lower School P.E. Classes

Beginning on Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, May 20, the P.E. classes will begin a swimming unit. It will last until the end of the school year. Every day each student needs to have four items: 1) their P.E. uniform, 2) a dry swim suit {girls must have a one piece suit}, 3) a dry towel, and 4) a plastic bag. 

Note: they need to have their P.E. uniform, socks and tennis shoes for days when the weather is bad enough that we cannot go across to the pool. 

The students will be taught strokes and basic water safety. There will be times for free swimming and diving. Our number one priority, as always, is the safety of each child. This is not a time when we can do individual lessons; therefore, if your child is not a swimmer, please communicate this to the P.E. teachers. We will provide an alternate activity if they are unable to swim. Thank you for all your support this year! It has been a joy to teach your children, and we hope they have enjoyed their time in physical education.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students should bring eye drops for the duration of the swimming unit for students whose eyes become irritated due to chlorine. Also "Swimmer's Ear" solution may be needed for some students as well.

Woodward's Main Campus Spring E-cycle/Reuse Drive

The spring e-cycle/reuse drive for Main Campus will be Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate Earth Week. To learn more including location, accepted items, and tax receipt from CFY, please visit http://www.woodward.edu/go/ecycle.

Volunteers Needed for Final Teacher Luncheon

The Lower School Parents Community is hosting our final Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and would love any help with this upcoming luncheon. This is a wonderful way to show our Lower School Faculty and Staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children this year. Thank you all so very much for your help throughout this school year! Please see the link below for our Sign-Up Genius.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca5ad23a02-teacher1

May Community Service Project

Woodward Warriors for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Thousands of women and men come together each year raising money for Susan G. Komen®. Then they take their commitment to end breast cancer one step further and walk 60 miles over the course of three days. The team of Woodward Warriors comprised of Danise Fields [captain] and Kim Mulkey will be participating in this 60-mile journey.

On May 8, Lower School students who bring a minimum donation of $10 are invited to come out of uniform. Of course, pink is the theme, but not required. For more information about this worthy cause, please visit http://www.the3day.org

If you are paying by check, make payable to Susan G. Komen.

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure

Join Woodward students, parents, faculty, and staff by participating in the 25th anniversary Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. at Lenox Mall. 
This year, Komen Atlanta is challenging Atlanta area schools to form a team to run/walk as a school on race day. Woodward eighth grader Sam Humphrey is chairing Woodward's school team.

Visit komenatlanta.org to register. Click on Race for the Cure under the Events tab, locate our team - Woodward War Eagles Fight for the Cure - and sign up as a team member. Student registrants may use the discount code school20 once per registration. Then come out on race day, and we'll show our support as a school. With the number of people in the Woodward community, the life we save may just be one of our own.

If you have any questions, please contact Ronda Zents in the Upper School or email Sam Humphrey at samforthecurekomenatl@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Upcoming Honors Recognition Information

Our Eagle Award Reception rewards sixth grade students whose academic average qualifies them for honor roll status. Gold and Silver Eagle Awards are presented to students who have attained an overall grade point average of 3.2 (silver) or 3.8 (gold). Many students were placed on Eagle Roll following the second grading term; however, that does not mean they will be invited.  Several will fall short of the average by fourth term and will not receive an invitation.

For those students who qualify and receive an invitation :
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Location and Time: Honors Recognition in Gresham Chapel at 6:30 p.m. 
              Reception to follow in the Robert W. Woodruff Dining Hall (RSVP required)
Attire: Girls – dressy clothes; boys – coat and tie

Save The Date - Fifth & Sixth Grade Socials

Friday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Make plans for your Lower School fifth and sixth grade students to attend these much anticipated events for "kids only." The fifth grade will be held in the Lower School gym. The sixth grade social 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.

Parent Community Upcoming Events

Coming up are the fifth and sixth grade socials, which will be held on Friday, April 24We need lots of help with the fifth grade social, but for the sixth grade social, the teachers plan everything and just ask a few parents to act as chaperones.  

Fifth Grade Social Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449a9aa2ba57-5thgrade

While the fifth and sixth grade socials are going on, the Lower School Parent Community will host a Parent Social get-together at the Feed Store for all of the fifth and sixth grade parents. It is an opportunity for the parents to have some social time of their own.

Parent Social Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449a9aa2ba57-5th6th

On Tuesday, May 5, we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We celebrate during lunch with fun decorations and treats and would love to have you join us.

Cinco de Mayo Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449a9aa2ba57-cinco

Our Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 21. We need lots of volunteers for this event. If you can come help for an hour or the entire day, we welcome everyone. It is so much fun. The kids absolutely love it!

Field Day Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449a9aa2ba57-lower

Thank you so much for your help throughout the year. Without you, Woodward would not be such a great place! I look forward to seeing you soon!

Phyliss Hasen
Lower School Parent Community Chair

Double Your Woodward Fund Gift This Spring

From classroom technology and professional development for teachers to high-quality musical instruments and other learning tools, many of the opportunities that make Woodward special are made possible by The Woodward Fund. Right now, Lower School parent participation is 46 percent compared with over 70 percent at peer schools. We can do better!

It is not too late for you to support The Woodward Fund. In fact, your gift will now have twice the impact since all gifts received between now and May 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to and including $135,000.

Gifts can be made online at www.woodward.edu/go/giving, through the mail, or by contacting Claire Hegarty at 404.765.4043 or claire.hegarty@woodward.edu.

Thank you for your commitment to our students!

Yearbooks On Sale – Online Only!

Don't forget to buy a 2015 Phoenix yearbook! There will only be a limited number of yearbooks on sale during distribution, so buy a yearbook ahead of time to ensure your child gets one. To purchase a yearbook or check a list to see if you've bought one already, please go to woodwardyearbook.com.

  

 


Lower School Calendar & Events

Apr 27 Mon

Mentor/Intern Expanded Program (All Grades)

Location: TBA
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
May 4 Mon

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

Location: Gresham Chapel
May 5 Tue

LS Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Location: Lower School

Cinco de Mayo

May 6 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

MS Theater Production - Assembly for LS

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
10:15 AM
May 9 Sat

Woodward Academy Governing Board Meeting

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
May 10 Sun

Mother's Day

May 11 Mon

WA Retiree Reception

Location: TBA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
May 12 Tue

LS Orchestra & Honor Orchestra Concert

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
12:30 PM
May 13 Wed

Parent Community Board Transition Breakfast Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Administration Bldg.
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

LS 4th & 5th Grade Choruses, 4th Grade Choristers & 5th Grade Ensemble Concert

Location: Gresham Chapel
1:30 PM
May 14 Thu

LS Band & Honor Band Concert

Location: Richardson Hall Theater
12:30 PM

LS 6th Grade Chorus, Honor Chorus & Handbell Choir Concert

Location: Gresham Chapel
2:00 PM





Newsletter last updated: 
April 23, 2015
 

 

Upcoming Highlights

Apr 27 Mon

Mentor/Intern Expanded Program (All Grades)

Location: TBA
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
May 4 Mon

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

Location: Gresham Chapel
May 5 Tue

LS Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Location: Lower School

Cinco de Mayo

May 6 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Upcoming LS Volunteer Opportunities

May 5 Tue

LS Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Location: Lower School
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May 6 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 13 Wed

Parent Community Board Transition Breakfast Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Administration Bldg.
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
May 16 Sat

LS New Parent/Student Mingle and Bowl

Location: Midtown Bowl
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMore Information...

Parent Programming Events - all parents invited

Jan 13 Wed

Parent Programming Speaker Event

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