Homecoming T-shirts for Sale
Information for the purchase of Homecoming T-shirts went home in book bags this week. Shirts are $10.00, and checks should be made out to Woodward Academy. All orders should be turned in to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than Monday, September 29.
Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals
Ultimate Frisbee intramurals began on September 23. All 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students are invited to join in the fun Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Love and Logic
Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a six-session, skills-based parenting course, which began September 24, to introduce parents to effective parenting skills and strategies that emphasize the elimination of power struggles. The course is effective with children of any age and serves to give parents the skills and confidence they need to find greater enjoyment in their parenting. Parents who want their children to become self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world and who want to establish healthy control without resorting to anger, threats, and nagging will find this course immediately useful.
Register to attend!
Fee: $90 per person for the entire series
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Say 'Cheese Please'
On Wednesday, October 1, individual yearbook pictures will be taken of all students in PK through sixth grade. PK and K students will wear their regular uniform but first through sixth graders must wear their dress uniform. Please check now to be sure your child has the complete uniform, including the blazer and ties. Students may bring their daily uniform to change into after the morning pictures. Please be sure to have names printed on all article of clothing.
Super Goober Day
Cakes, cakes, and more cakes - oh my! Just last week we set a goal of collecting 100 cakes for the famous Super Goober Day Cake Walk, and we already reached that. We had so many cakes coming in that we had to cut off the donations. Thanks for stepping up and donating.
Super Goober Day is FRIDAY, Oct. 3, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.. Don't be NUTS and wait in lines to buy tickets. Order now!
Kids will enjoy new rides, inflatables, face painting, entertainment, group art projects, crafts, and wacky hair art. The Goober Store will have the ultimate in goodies. The concession stand will be on site for cash-only purchases, and a Yumbii gourmet food truck will be available for parents.
Please remember to VOLUNTEER. This is a Parent Community sponsored event and takes 350+ parent volunteer hours to make this fun and safe. We still have many hours to fill. Invite your friends to volunteer with you. http://www.woodward.edu/parents/pc/sgd/index.aspx
WRISTBAND & TICKETS: Order now and avoid standing in line.
FRIDAY, Sept. 26 – Last day to order wristbands and tickets
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Friday, October 3, at Super Goober Day! In case you missed the deadlines, Super Goober Day representatives will be selling a limited quantity of t-shirts ($12) and wristbands ($40) next Wednesday, October 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the main lobby of WN. Cash and checks only please. For more information, contact Mira Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATIONS: Donations are very appreciated and help us make this fun day even more special for your children.
FRIDAY – Oct. 3 – Last day to make a donation
Flu Shot Clinic Being Offered October 3!
The Woodward nurses are sponsoring the annual Flu Shot Clinic on October 3.
All Upper School and Middle Shool students can receive the flu shot between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
in the Upper School infirmary. We will also have a second location at the Lower School from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(during Super Goober Day). Students from Woodward North, Lower School, and Primary School must have an adult accompany them to the clinic. Please go to the Health Services page for more information including cost and the consent form: http://www.woodward.edu/parents/health/index.aspx
Hands on CPR
Project S.A.V.E. will offer first aid, CPR, and AED certification on Friday, October 17, and Tuesday, October 21, at Woodward North, from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the After School Care Room. Cost for the class is $5 for the certification card. Click here to register. Donations payable to CHOA are appreciated. For more information, contact Suzette Riley Thompson at email@example.com.
WNter Camp Out
All Woodward North, students and their parents and faculty and staff and their families are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 582 for Woodward North’s Second Annual WNter Camp Out on Saturday, October 18.
WNter Outdoor Activities!
We will pitch camp in the lower field beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Camping overnight is encouraged but not required to join in the fun at the WNter Camp Out including:
Group games and arts and crafts - (Pumpkin decorating, etc.)
- Traditional campfire storytelling and sing-a-long with s'mores
- Outdoor movie, "Croods," at the outdoor amphitheater with movie treats and popcorn
For our overnight campers, we will end the campout on Sunday morning by with hot waffles for breakfast from the Waffle House food truck.
Reserve Your WNter Camping Spot!
Please RSVP by Friday, October 10 at this link: RSVP to help us with planning.
All children must be accompanied at all times by parent(s) at the Camp Out. Families are responsible for bringing their own tents, sleeping bags, and camp chairs.
Purchase dinner or bring your own – We will have Firewall Food Truck that serves delicious food . They focus on using fresh ingredients to make their pizza and sandwiches from their one of a kind wood fired oven. They make their own dough, sauce, and even their fresh mozzarella cheese.
In case of inclement weather, we will have the Camp Out on November 1.
For More WNter Information, contact Pack Leaders Mira Moss (Alex and Drew) at 678-576-4426 or Suzette Thompson (Ava and Cameron) at 404-822-3707. Hope to see you there!
Lost and Found
The three areas for Lost and Found are in the Multiplex (by the stairs), the Main Building (by the doors to the Arts Center), and the bottom floor of the Arts Center. Please remember to label all uniforms, P.E. bags, and other clothing/shoes with your child's first and last name. After three months in Lost and Found, uniform items will be donated to Woodward's Consignment Shop on Main Campus. All other items will be donated to charity.
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
Things Have Changed
Parents who are interested in learning are hearing that things are changing. My own parents would talk at length about the “new” math, and I would hear my sons’ teachers discuss reading skills in terms of phonics versus whole language. Today’s teachers are talking about learning in much broader terms.
In a recent meeting, I heard one of our faculty members discuss the fact that many parents often discuss academic success in terms of a competitive comparison. Does my child have only A’s or B’s? How can my child score the highest ERB scores? Does my second grader’s reading range reflect fourth grade skills? Is success determined by a high grade on a test or about the process of becoming a lifelong learner?
As elementary educators, we are committed to teaching children a love of learning. No one is saying that basic skills like spelling, grammar, or math fact competency don’t matter. Today’s teachers are also saying that in this globally connected, technology driven world, the content of what we learn is always changing. What you learned today will often change by tomorrow. Teachers are focused on fundamental skills which now encompass how to be a lifetime learner. Students need to know how to ask important questions, be curious and excited, and to think critically.
You will enjoy reading more about this in an article shared by sixth grade teacher Debbie Stephens. Click here to read an Edutopia feature, Educating Parents About Education.