Woodward Academy's homecoming is Friday, October 17. Our fifth grade students are decorating the Woodward North float. WN is going, "Above and Beyond," and will head to Main Campus at 10:15 a.m. to be in the parade. The sixth grade students will be traveling to Main Campus at 12:00 p.m. to watch the Homecoming Parade. Woodward will be playing Fayette County tomorrow night for the Homecoming game.
- Any student who purchased a Homecoming t-shirt may wear his/her t-shirt with a pair of jeans, black pants or khaki pants on Friday.
- Those students who did not purchase a t-shirt have to wear their regular school uniform.
- 5th grade students participating in the parade at Main Campus should wear their homecoming t-shirts with a pair of jeans, black pants or khaki pants. If they did not purchase a homecoming t-shirt, they should wear their Woodward North t-shirt with jeans, black pants or khaki pants.
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. You can register here. Donations payable to CHOA are appreciated. For more information, contact Suzette Riley Thompson at email@example.com.
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!
Hear ye, hear ye! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 23rd! That day, we will have a book club style discussion of our Academy-wide faculty read,
Global Achievement Gap.
Harvard School of Education professor Tony Wagner's challenge to schools across America has parents and teachers alike debating how to best prepare our children for their future. Please respond via this
to attend the session most convenient for you--8:15 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
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. There will be no after school care offered that day. We will be having our normal Friday assembly that week on Thursday, October 23, so that we may enjoy Ms. Smith's second grade class performing for us.
Note to SGD Volunteers: We thank all of the volunteers who signed up, realizing many of you made special arrangements to attend the October 3 Super Goober Day. If you need to change your commitment, please visit Sign-Up Genius and correct your information. Because of the postponement to October 24, we have some volunteer slots that need to be filled. This is important to make sure activities are covered and safe for Super Goober Day. Please click here to sign up to volunteer and encourage your Woodward friends to sign up.
Cake Donations: If you have already purchased a cake for the Super Goober Day cakewalk, please freeze it and save it for October 24. Those who have signed up to bring a cake to Super Goober Day should still plan to bring their cake on October 24. Look for cake drop off details the week of October 20.
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.
Jump Rope Club Coming Soon!
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.
Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt
The following dates have been designated official "Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt Day:"
Friday, Nov 14, 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!
Save the dates and plan ahead for our favorite time of year at Woodward North! Rock & Read, the official beginning of Book Fair, will be held on Friday, November 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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.
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 their parents. There will be a bus leaving WN at 9 a.m., r
eturning at 2 p.m. Please RSVP
to join the tour.
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
This time in October is always marked as Academy Parent Teacher Conference time. This conference is an important benchmark in your child’s school year that will provide both you and your teacher more detailed information about your child’s learning.
This is the time to get a sneak peek at how your child approaches their school day. How do they walk in the door each morning? Do they easily settle into class routine? At nine weeks into the year, are they easily able to follow directions? How are they adapting to the curriculum which is progressing in terms of difficulty and pace? How do they get along with their peers?
Teachers also are interested in how their students approach learning outside of the classroom. What is homework time like? Are they cooperative about ongoing, independent tasks like reading and math fact practice? What does your child say about unstructured time (lunch and recess) and relationships at school?
Conference time is not limited to specific days on the calendar, and part of what Woodward celebrates as an important strength is our commitment to ongoing parent-teacher communication. To be certain, it is a two-way street, and if there is ever a question you have about your child’s learning experience, we are all here to help and answer questions.