Ask Your Children About Dot Day
On Monday, September 15, our school will be celebrating Dot Day. If you are unfamiliar with the story, please read on:
"Her teacher smiled. Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself, but Vashti can't draw, she's not artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an angry mark. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery." That special moment is the core of Peter Reynolds' fable about the creative spirit in all of us.
To help celebrate Dot Day, students will be allowed to accessorize their regular school uniforms with "dot-wear." We are looking forward to enjoying the Woodward North Dot Day experience.
Super Goober Day
Super Goober Day is almost here. Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, Oct. 3, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Don't be stuck in line waiting to buy tickets. Order now! Kids will enjoy new rides, inflatables, face painting, entertainment, group art projects, crafts and whacky hair art. The Goober Store will have the ultimate in goodies. The concession stand will be onsite for cash only purchases and 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 the event fun and safe.
T-SHIRTS: Get your Super Goober Day t-shirts here. This years’ shirts will be BLUE and the 6th graders will have NEON YELLOW. It is an out of uniform day and t-shirts are not required. We hope you will consider showing your support of this event by purchasing a t-shirt.
- MONDAY, Sept. 15th – Last day to order t-shirts.
- WRISTBAND & TICKETS: Order now and avoid standing in line.
- FRIDAY, Sept. 26th – Last day to order wristbands and tickets.
CAKEWALK: Cake goal - 100 cakes. As of today, we have 26. Please remember, cakes or cupcakes should be store bought, containing NO NUTS, and must not require refrigeration. This year we are going to collect the cakes the day before the event but if you want to make it even easier, we are happy to purchase and deliver the cake for you. Just follow the link below to make a cake donation.
- TUESDAY, Sept. 30th – Last day to sign up to donate cakes or $ for cakes.
- DONATIONS: Donations are very appreciated and help us make this fun day even more special for your children.
FRIDAY – Oct. 3rd – Last day to make a donation.
ORDER NOW. All the information you need to participate and place your order is in one place: http://www.woodward.edu/go/pcsgd
Drop & Go Recycling Drive and LEED-Focused Tour of Jane Woodruff Hall
Woodward Academy is celebrating its first Green Apple Day of Service with a Drop & Go recycling drive which includes electronics, textiles, shoes, books, paint, and paper shredding. There will also be tours focused on the LEED certification aspect of Jane Woodruff Hall. So mark your calendar for Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Main Campus. More information.
Kids Yoga Coming to Woodward North
Please see the following attachment for more information about this exciting new after school program. kids yoga.docx
Out of Uniform Day
As a result of parents volunteering so generously of their time for parties, Friday, September 19, will be an out of uniform day. Students may attend school in nice play clothes.
Speech and Hearing Screening
Applications have been sent home from the Speech and Hearing Center. Mrs. Majeska and her team will be here Tuesday, September 23, to complete the screenings for speech, language, hearing, vision, and listening. Kindergarten students will receive complimentary testing for speech, language and auditory skills.
Love and Logic
Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a six-session, skills-based parenting course beginning September 24 that introduces 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
Visit this link
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.
Admission and Tardies
All students are required to report to their assigned homeroom each day by 8:00 A.M. Supervision is provided from 7:00 - 8:00 A.M. each morning. Students arriving after 8:00 A.M. should report directly to their classrooms. Classes begin at 8:15 A.M., and it is important that students have that fifteen minute buffer to organize and settle themselves. Students who arrive in the classroom after 8:15 A.M. are considered TARDY.
Parents of PK-3 students arriving after 8:30 AM should park in front and accompany their children to the school secretary's office to receive a tardy slip for entrance to class. Students in grades 4-6 who are tardy may be dropped off at the front entrance from which they MUST report to the office before going to the classroom. They will not be admitted to class without a tardy slip.
Woodward North Tailgate
The weather was nice and the company was even better as our families gathered last Friday night for the Woodward North tailgate on Main Campus. Many thanks to the Harris family for planning the event and for the fantastic prizes. Thank you to all the parents and faculty that made this our best attended tailgate yet. Look below and see for yourself!
Fall Family Festival
The Johns Creek Fall Family Festival was last Saturday. Woodward North was well represented with two tents, arts and crafts activities and admissions information. This was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We attracted several prospective families and a lot of interest in our great school.
Late Start Days
There will be three late start days this school year: Wednesdays, September 17, November 12, and February 18. On these days, school will begin at 10:00 a.m. Teachers will be using this time for collaboration and professional development. We ask that students not come to school until 10:00 a.m. on the late start days. If a student has to be dropped off earlier, there will be morning child care. Dismissal time will remain the same. Forms were sent home to all families so that we can have an accurate account of how many students will be here before 10:00 A.M. on those days. Please return these forms as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Student Talent Show Auditions
Auditions for the Student Talent show will be held Monday, September 22, through Wednesday, September 24. Each day's auditions will begin at 3:00 p.m. and should run until at least 4:00 p.m. Dancers and variety acts are scheduled for Monday, vocalists for Tuesday, and instrumentalists on Wednesday. All fourth, fifth and sixth graders are encouraged to audition.
Rosh Hashanah/Fall Holiday
Please note on your family calendar that Woodward North will be closed Thursday, September 25 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Classes will resume on Friday, September 26.
Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals
Badminton intramurals will end on Monday, September 22, and Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals will begin on September 23. All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students are invited to join in the fun Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:45 p.m.
After School Care
Thank you to all of our families for their cooperation with our new check out system in After School Care. Please remember that you must enter the main building through the multiplex side and your child will be called to meet you.
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, PE 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.
Welcome from the 2014-2015 Woodward North Parent Chairs for The Woodward Fund
As this year’s Woodward North Parent Chairs for The Woodward Fund, we welcome you to a new school year and look forward to another successful year for each student and our Academy!
As committed parents of the Woodward community, we believe it is important to support The Woodward Fund, a program vital to our school that provides resources beyond what is provided by tuition to enhance the quality experience enjoyed by each student. Making a gift has an immediate impact by supplying funds for technology, athletics, the arts, and co-curricular activities. Additionally, gifts may be designated for need-based financial aid.
From now through May 31, 2015, you will have opportunities to make a gift toward this year’s Woodward Fund goal of $1,825,000. Gifts of all sizes are important in reaching the goal. Gifts can be made in response to direct mail, phonathon calls, and emails. Additionally, gifts may be made online at www.woodward.edu/go/giving.
Updates on progress toward our goal will be posted throughout the year on 360 headlines, in this newsletter, or you can click www.woodward.edu/support for more information.
Please join us in expressing your commitment to Woodward students by making a gift to the 2014-2015 Woodward Fund. We look forward to a great year for all Woodward students!
Hina and Amirali Noorani
Woodward North Parent Chairs
The 2014-2015 Woodward Fund
The Counseling Connection
Dot Day is Coming!
Woodward North is going dotty! Plans are ramping up for Woodward North to spend September 15 celebrating Peter Reynold’s story, The Dot.
Woodward North has been celebrating Dot Day since 2011! We honor the opportunity to take a moment as a community to celebrate some very important skills Woodward Academy endeavors to teach our students; confidence, creative expression, perseverance, and sharing our gifts with others. Students will celebrate Dot Day in a variety of ways; in special area classes, in homerooms, and with book buddies. They also will have great fun displaying creative additions to their uniforms on Monday, September 15. The telling story is hearing “veteran” Dot Day celebrants describe the event to new Woodward North students. It’s wonderful to hear students voice their renditions of what Dot Day means!
At home over the next week, I hope you will enjoy some important conversations with your child asking about The Dot’s main character, Vashti, and for older students, how they intend to “make their mark.”