Good Friday Holiday
Woodward North will be closed for Good Friday on April 18. Enjoy the long Easter weekend with your family.
Spring Micro Soccer is being offered to students in PK-1st grade. Players will meet on Wednesdays after school, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on April 16, 23, 30, and May 7. The cost for the program is $90, which includes a t-shirt, snacks and all instruction. Come join Mr. Key and crew for five fun-filled Wednesdays with exciting non-stop soccer action.
Woodward North fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will present "The Music Man" on Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m.
for the school). We may not have "76 Trombones," but we have loads of enthusiasm for this exciting musical that will have you marching all the way home!
Those with principal roles should arrive at the Arts Center at 6:00 p.m. Chorus members (River City Townspeople) should arrive by 6:30 p.m. (All students should come to school with hair and makeup done for our 10:00 a.m. performance.)
Dear Parents of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students,
Our fourth, fifth and sixth grade Spring Program will be performed next week; Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! To help you relax and enjoy the show, the Woodward North Parent Community has arranged for Pat Tyron Films to professionally record this event. If you would like to pre-order a DVD or Blu-Ray using your credit card go to http://fourthfifthsixth.eventbrite.com
Our videographer requires a pre-event minimum, so advanced orders are greatly appreciated!
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Conference Day for PK-3rd grade is scheduled for Friday, May 2, and students will not attend class that day. Childcare will be provided for your Woodward students in the Multiplex for the duration of your conference. Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with parents to discuss your child's progress.
ART IN THE GARDEN
An exhibition of art created by children and their parents.
Here is a chance to share your creative spirit with the Woodward North community by working with your child on a collaborative art piece. The sky is the limit as to what this may be. Let your imagination carry you on your own artistic journey. This is a great opportunity to interact with your child in the world of creativity and gain a little insight into their heart and soul along the way. The finished pieces will be displayed on the Art Center patio at an after school Art/Garden Party.
What: A gathering of creative spirits for an afternoon of viewing art created by the Woodward North community.
When: Thursday May 8, from 3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Where: Art Center Patio and Organic Garden
Who: Any adult/child team interested in creating a work of art and having a bit of fun.
Please register to be in the show by e-mailing Ms. Clegg
before Thursday, April 17.
Finished pieces must be brought to the Art Center by Friday, May 2.
Light refreshments will be served.
2014-2015 WOODWARD NORTH WELCOMING COMMITTEE
Do you remember:
- when your child was first accepted to Woodward Academy?
- standing inside Millswear and asking yourself how many blue vs. white uniform shirts are needed?
- wondering what to bring and where to go on Registration Day?
- thinking how does carpool really work and if morning drop off is different than afternoon pick up?
- planning for after school care and activities?
If so, we invite you and your child to serve as valued ambassadors for Woodward Academy by participating in the 2014-2015 WN Welcoming Committee. It is a great opportunity to share your lessons learned and serve as a resource for a new family by answering their questions, introducing them to other Woodward families, and welcoming them in to our community through phone calls, e-mails and get-togethers. Your child also will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in helping to acclimate the new students into the Woodward North Community. Perhaps, some of you benefited from this program when you first joined Woodward. Please consider volunteering to participate in this key program.
For more information and to volunteer, please complete the volunteer form at WN Welcoming Volunteer or contact Wendy Harben at email@example.com.
Several Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact any of the following teachers: Gayle Miller, Viji Namburar, Rhonda Nichols, Joella Potts, John Potts (3rd-6th grade Math), Audrey Robbins, Kathy Smith, and Nancy Winfield (June & July).
Travel Around the World in Just One Night
Parents, it's time to pack your bags! Ticket sales end this Friday, April 18, for "Around the World in a Night," to be held on Saturday, April 26, from 7 p.m. 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. We are GIVING AWAY over 100,000 airline miles, gift cards to upscale restaurants throughout Metro Atlanta, fine wines, tickets to sports and theater events, paintings from up and coming artists, a priceless, handcrafted Moroccan lamp, and so much more! For details, visit the PC Social Events webpage.
Link to PC Social Event page… http://www.woodward.edu/parents/pc/socials/index.aspx
New Parent Event
A new parent dinner will be held on Main Campus Sunday, May 18. Buses will be available at WN to pick up attendees at 3:45 p.m. and drive them down to College Park. Please be on the lookout for invitations in the mail.
Have you made plans for the summer? Woodward Academy is offering a wide variety of camp opportunities throughout the summer at WN and the Main Campus. Camp dates, descriptions and registration can be found on the Home Page under Summer Programs.
Parents, please make every effort to have your children at school no later than 8:15 a.m. Students are actually admitted to the classroom at 8:00 a.m. to begin their daily routines; which sometimes includes important morning work. We all understand occasional tardiness, given the nature of North Fulton traffic, but habitual lateness puts students at a disadvantage and shows a disrespect for the classroom.
Students may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m., at which time they will be supervised. Those arriving
between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. must enter the building at the front entrance. The side entrance doors will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. All doors will be open at 7:00 a.m. on rainy days. Every student should be at school by 8:00 a.m. Classes will begin at 8:15 a.m., and it is important that students have a 15-minute buffer to organize and settle themselves.
Parents of Pre-K through second grade students arriving after 8:15 a.m. should park in the parking lot and accompany their children to the office to obtain a tardy slip. Students in grades four through six who are tardy may be dropped off at the front entrance, from which they must report to the office to obtain a tardy slip before going to their homeroom.
Parents dropping students off in the morning and picking
students up in the afternoon should avoid entering the building. The exceptions, of course, are tardiness (PK-3), After School Care pick-ups, and any special circumstances. We ask parents who must enter the school to please be mindful that traffic must be able to continue to flow through the loops. Please avoid dropping children off at the front portico after 7:30 a.m.
Carpool and Cell Phone Usage
No parent should be on a cell phone while in the carpool line during active arrival and dismissal times. You will be asked to refrain from using your cell phone before we place your student in the car. Our security officer, Ed Smith, has asked that cell phones not be used while your child is being placed in the car and until your car has left school property. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to ensure the safety of our children.
The Counseling Connection
from Ellen Adolph
Which one are YOU?
Which flower are you? Which color are you? Social media shares a new personality inventory almost weekly! A survey I recently saw posted by the Family Education Network has a more grounded focus, “What kind of parent are you?”
Initial studies on parenting styles focused on the following variables: discipline, warmth and nurturance, communication, and expectations of maturity and control. Parenting style would then fall into a range from authoritative to permissive. Some newer parenting labels identify some extremes you may have heard of such as Free Range, Tiger Mom, or Helicopter.
The bottom line is that no one but you is the expert in raising your child, and your parenting style is what works for your family! You do your best to be an actively involved parent. Your resources are the individuals you select in seeking advice for your family, (your own parents, pediatrician, teachers, faith leaders) with the goal of raising a happy, healthy, well-rounded, and confident child.