Dress Uniform Plans
Students have two more Fridays to wear the dress uniform: February 27 and March 6.
This is a reminder that the students will be dismissed Friday, March 6, at normal dismissal time, 3:00 p.m. This will officially begin their spring break. Students are to return to class Tuesday, March 17.
Re-enrollment is now available at my.woodward.edu
Help Us Tell the Woodward Story
Help us spread the word about our wonderful school to prospective families! Many of them are interested in learning more about what our current parents and students have to say, and YOU are our best ambassadors!
The two websites prospective families use the most are GreatSchools and Private School Review, yet Woodward only has a few reviews on each site. Please help us by taking only a minute of your time to click on the links below and rate our school:
Review Woodward on GreatSchools
Review Woodward on Private School Review (You will need to scroll down toward the bottom of the page.)
Thank you so much for helping us tell the Woodward story!
You Love Woodward – We Know You Do!
Time is running out. We have just one more day to capture a $30,000 match for The Woodward Fund, and we need your support. Show your love for Woodward by giving to the I ❤ Woodward Challenge!
Our parent participation in The Woodward Fund is currently at 38 percent, which is well below our peer schools, who have over 80 percent participation. We can do better! Every gift counts, so please Make Your Gift Today!
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.
The Phoenix staff wants to feature your children in the yearbook. Right now they are looking for pictures from activities and vacations over winter break and school performances and students' favorite places at school. If you have any pictures to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use high-resolution or maximum size photos and identify the student(s) and events taking place in the photos in the body of your email. Thank you!
Sixth Grade Market Day Information
Market Day is an economics grade level project completely run and operated by the sixth graders. The sixth graders who have been selected as vendors will be selling their homemade products during the final Market Day. This will take place at the beginning of the day in the cafeteria after homeroom. There will be both food and non-food items available for all Lower School students to purchase. The students will need to bring in U.S. currency to exchange for the specially designed “Market Day Money” in order to purchase any of these items. The last sixth grade Market Day will be held on Monday, March 2.
Students, don’t stand in line on Market Day waiting to get your Market Day money! The Lower School bank will be open in the mornings before announcements on the following days:
Friday, Feb. 27
Monday, March 2
Please plan on bringing in your money to exchange for Market Day money -- $15 to $20 should be plenty. The banks will be open from 8 until 8:25 a.m. each of these mornings.
Note: Due to Market Day Activities, After School Care on the afternoon of Friday, February 27, and Morning Care on Monday, March 2, will be held in the Chorus Room.
Week of Understanding
This year's Week of Understanding is coming up on March 23-27, 2015. The Week of Understanding is a week during which students in all schools of the Academy will celebrate the rich diversity of our school community in age-appropriate ways. The theme for this year is "Hands." In the fall students across the Academy heard the story of Rachel Scott and her desire to use her hands to touch millions of people's lives. Throughout the year each school has embraced this challenge in numerous ways. The symbol of Rachel's hands serves as our theme of building a community of kindness and compassion.
The Lower School has decided to thank the members of our community who tirelessly work to make Woodward the special place it is. We want to use our hands to thank them and will do so during the Week of Understanding as follows:
Monday - Facilities
Tuesday - Campus Security, College Park Police and Fire Departments
Wednesday - Dining Staff
Thursday - Student Transport
If you are interested in doing anything to help with this effort, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower School students will be allowed to come to school out-of-uniform on Friday, March 27, if they wear the "Week of Understanding" t-shirt. These shirts will be decorated by the students as one of their activities during the week's events. For those students who do not purchase a shirt, an alternate variation of this activity will be available.
The week will culminate with a festival on Friday in the Upper School gym complex. At this festival each division of the Academy will have stations that encourage our student body to use their hands to spread kindness and compassion to others.
At the Lower School station, students will be coloring a pack of “positivities” to bring home. This is our way of spreading kindness outside the Woodward Academy community. Positivities are to be posted in public locations to spread positive thoughts. It is our hope that people will read them and smile or maybe others will truly be touched by the message from a stranger. These positivities can be posted on public restroom mirrors, in the grocery store, at your local library, or anywhere that needs a little sunshine! Please help us spread the WA positivities by taking a picture of your contribution to the community and tweeting it with #HandsOfWA2015!
Spring Chess Session Begins Soon
Follow us on www.facebook.com/championshipchess.
Go to www.championshipchess.net and click calendar to keep up with upcoming chess events.
Day and Time: Thursdays after school, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Spring session, March 5 to May 7. No chess: March 12 (spring break week)
A spring session will start on March 5. The new registration flyer is now available.
Who can play: Any child interested in learning and improving chess skills. At least 10 must register.
Cost: Early registration before March 3 for spring session: $135. Late registration from March 4: $150. Includes appropriate level instructional material
Payment Deadline: Due by March 3. Late payment fee after the deadline is $150.
Registration/Payment: Online with a credit or debit card at www.championshipchess.net. Click “Register and Pay - School Chess Clubs.” In the “School Name” field, specify “Woodward Lower." You will receive an automated email payment receipt confirmation. For an alternate method of payment, email email@example.com with your request.
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 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