Super Goober Day
We plan to celebrate Super Goober Day
on Friday, October 24,
on Main Campus. Students may wear their Super Goober Day t-shirts with jeans or shorts. If they did not purchase a t-shirt, they may come to school out of uniform in nice play clothes. PK and K will dismiss at 10:00
a.m. and first through sixth grades will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. T
here will be no after school care offered that day.
Johns Creek Arts Festival
We are proud to have Woodward North represented at the Johns Creek Arts Festival on Saturday, October 25, at the Atlanta Athletic Club Field. Our Festival Orchestra will be performing at 10:00 a.m. We hope that you will be able to bring your family and watch our students shine that day.
Main Campus Tour
Mark your calendars for the Monday, October 27, (please note the date change) tour of Main Campus that will include the Middle School, Jane Woodruff Hall, and more. During lunch, you also will have the opportunity to hear from seniors, former WN students, and administrative leaders. There will be a bus leaving WN at 9 a.m., returning at 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to join the tour.
We've Got that Halloween Feeling
Our Halloween fun is fast approaching. On Friday, October 31, your children may come to school in their costumes, worn over play clothes. Please do not use elaborate makeup (no gore) or send inappropriate props. We also ask that no one dress in a costume which could possibly be frightening to the younger children. The classes in PK/K/01 will parade in their Halloween splendor, remove their costumes for most of the day, and redress for the parties. Parties will be held in the afternoon for PK/K from 1:30-2:15 p.m. and for grades 1-3 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. Halloween snacks for the 4th-6th grade will be served at the teacher's discretion. BOO to YOU!
Jump Rope Club
Ms. Bryant is calling all 3rd-6th grade students to join the Jump Rope Club every Wednesday starting October 29 to work on jump rope skills that encompass the most basic to more advanced tricks. Get ready for lots of fun and fitness! The club will meet each Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Ms. Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Red Ribbon Day
Red Ribbon Day is Thursday, October 30. Students will attend a special assembly at 10:00 A.M to become more aware of the negative issues surrounding drug usage and to become more aware of drug prevention. Woodward North parent and DEA officer, Chuvalo Truesdell, will speak to the WN student body at the assembly and earlier at 8:15 a.m. for the Parent Community. We hope everyone will have the opportunity to attend this very informative event.
Daylight Savings Time Ends
The last day of Daylight Savings Time this year will be Sunday, November 2. Please don't forget to set your clocks back on hour so that we all will be at school on time Monday.
Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day has been scheduled for Monday, November 10. Another Eaglegacies picture will also be taken that same day. A $5.00 payment is due at the time the picture is retaken. (There is no charge for the Eaglegacies picture.) First-sixth graders will need to be in dress uniform to have the retakes done. All individual picture proofs should be sent home by the first of next week.
Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt
The following dates have been designated official "Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt Day:"
Friday, Nov 14-Rock & Read, Wednesday, Dec. 17, Thursday, Jan. 15, Wednesday, Feb. 11, Wednesday, March 18, Friday, April 17, Wednesday, May 13.
On these days, all students are expected to wear the Woodward North T-shirt they were given at the beginning of the year. T-shirts should be worn with the regular uniform pants, skort or shorts. Time to display your Woodward North pride!
The ERB Standardized Test will be issued to all 2nd-6th graders from Monday, November 3, to Friday, November 6. Please make sure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast each of these mornings before attending school. Thank you.
Each year, Woodward Academy supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the annual food drive. We encourage you to visit the Atlanta Community Food Bank website to learn about the good works of this organization. In solidarity with our Main Campus family, we are asking each student to bring 10 cans/non-perishable items, or $10, beginning Monday, November 3. Student Council members will be accepting these donations each morning between 7:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. in the hallways of the side school entrances. We hope that our students will understand the needs of those less fortunate and will help fill the food barrels placed in our hallways.
Rock & Read
Make plans to join us as we kick off Book Fair with Rock & Read on Friday, November 14, from 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Rock & Read is a fun-filled family night of dinner, dancing and book buying. It is a "must-not-miss" social event for students and parents alike. Be sure to look for registration forms that were sent home via book bags. Cost for the evening will be $12 per adult and $8 per child. (Friday, November 14 will also be the 1st "Wear the Woodward North T-shirt Day!")
Save the dates and plan ahead for our favorite time of year at Woodward North! Our WN Book Fair will run through Friday, November 21.This year's theme is Sir Readalot's Castle. Woodward North will be transformed into a kingdom laden with books full of rich stories (true and fantasy). Be on the lookout for kings, queens, fair maidens, brave knights, and, of course, a couple of fire-breathing dragons. More details will be forthcoming as the time gets closer.
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 2015 Phoenix
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 February 1
. But don't let that deadline sneak up on you. Order your yearbook today and support your student publications!
Kids in the News
On Saturday and Sunday October 11 and 12, fourth grader, Leksi, was awarded bronze medals in the CRN Regional U.S. Championships in Atlanta and will now go on to compete in the Nationals at the North American Open Irish Dance Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., on February 14, 2015. Leksi has been dancing in the Celtic tradition since the age of 4. Great work, Leksi, for your recent success at the U.S. Regionals and good luck at the U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas on February 14.
Blood Mountain Conquered Again
Our Woodward North 5th Graders enjoyed a wonderful Fall day on Blood Mountain this week. Below are pictures to show some of the fun they all had!
Camping Out the Woodward North Way
Saturday, October 18, was the 2nd annual Woodward North campout and everyone attending had a wonderful time. Special thank yous go out to all the Scouts and parents that made this such a special event. There were activities galore, campfires, an outdoor movie, and food trucks. We can't wait for next year!
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
Red Ribbon Week 2014
The week of October 23-30, 2014, marks the national Red Ribbon Campaign. Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide program, designed to keep children, families, and communities safe and drug-free. It is sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Family Partnership.
As part of this program, DEA Agent Mr. Chuvalo Truesdell will be here Thursday morning, October 30, 2014. Before assembly, he is speaking to our Parent Community in the After School Care room between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. At our weekly assembly, he will speak briefly to our entire student body as part of the "Healthy Me is Drug Free" program. Mr. Truesdell and his associates with the DEA will also have an outdoor program for our students following assembly. I have had several inquiries as to what are age appropriate conversations with elementary aged children concerning drug education. Here are some guidelines:
Pre-K and kindergarten students should know there are good and bad medicines. Good medicines are those a pediatrician prescribes. Other medicines, while good for another family member, may be harmful to a younger child. These children should also be aware of household products that are considered poisonous (cleaning products, yard chemicals). By third grade, students should know that in addition to “good and bad” drugs, alcohol and tobacco are harmful as well. While some adults will partake in moderation, the effects of these drugs on young, growing bodies are harmful. Before students enter middle school, they should be widely aware of the short term and long term effects of drugs on their bodies. They will also become aware of the effects of drug use to their family and greater community.
While these lessons are a part of our Counseling and Life Skills classes, the most important conversations take place at home. As always, YOU are your child’s most important teacher!
(If you are available to attend Mr. Truesdell’s Parent Community program next Thursday morning, please RSVP here.)