Woodward Academy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Monday, November 24-Friday, November 28. Classes will resume on Monday, December 1.
Thanksgiving Musical Program
On Friday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m., the Pre-K and kindergarten students, under the direction of Kerin Reed, will present a fall program of Thanksgiving with singing, dancing, and instrument-playing. After the program, parents may join their students for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast.
Pre-K and K Thanksgiving Celebration
Parents of all Pre-K and kindergarten students have been sent an invitation to attend our annual Thanksgiving celebration on Friday, November 21. We will gather in the Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. for a program our children have been working on by studying the history of the American Thanksgiving holiday. Following the program, everyone will proceed to the Multiplex to share a traditional catered feast prepared by the WA Dining Services staff. Following the meal at 11:15 a.m., the children will return to the classroom for the remainder of the school day.
We Give Thanks
The first, second, and third grade students, under the direction of Kerin Reed and Romona Wright, will be presenting a musical celebration on Friday, November 21. This program will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the Arts Center. Join us for some festive fun.
Lights, Camera, Action
The Woodward North Parent Community has arranged for the wonderful Patrik Tyron to professionally record the event! All DVD and Blu-Ray orders will be by credit card only; we are unable to take cash or checks. To order a professionally recorded DVD or Blu-Ray copy of this performance, click on the following link: www.wn123winter14.eventbrite.com.
The totals are in! Woodward North raised $1,538.00 for the Atlanta Food Bank. (We haven't gotten the count of the actual cans yet.) We are so appreciative of everyone who took the time and effort to contribute to this worthy cause!
WN Supports CHOA
It is our honor and pleasure to announce a new philanthropic partnership with Woodward North and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). As you know, after many years of benevolent service, My House, unfortunately is no longer in operation. The majority of My House children came from CHOA and/or utilized CHOA’s healthcare services. CHOA is a not-for-profit healthcare system that specializes in pediatric healthcare, research, and education. Its three hospitals, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (on the Emory University campus), Hughes Spalding, and Scottish Rite, have more than 500 beds and provide care to some 850,000 patient visits a year. Children's also operates close to 25 healthcare facilities in the metro Atlanta area, including the Marcus Autism Center and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.
We are most grateful to have this opportunity to support innovative initiatives for the pediatric patients and their families across Georgia. We look forward to working with our WN parent community, students, and faculty to build a strong and sustainable relationship for many years to come. More information will follow soon on how you can get involved and help support CHOA with opportunities including the WN Book Fair and WN Holiday Giving.
“Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.”
WN National Geographic Bee
Congratulations to Vishal, 1st place, and Rohan, 2nd place, on winning the WN Geography Bee. As always, the competition was fierce. For his next step, Vishal will be taking the State Bee qualifying test in January. We are so proud of all of our participants!
Jump Rope Club
Ms. Bryant is calling all 3rd-6th grade students to join the Jump Rope Club every Wednesday 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.
Parent Programming: Please Join Us
Join us for a lunch presentation at the Woodward North Arts Center. Gail Flannagan, Ph.D. is an educational psychologist with more than 20 years experience working in the field of education and learning disabilities.
Raising Digital Natives: Using Technology to Build & Develop Executive Functioning Skills - Thursday, December 4, 2014 (Lunch will be served). RSVP Here.
Our children are immersed in the digital world. Technology has great potential to manage and build executive functioning skills and has the added advantage of being natural and motivating for today’s students. This presentation will explore executive functioning skills as it pertains to technology. Parents will gain an understanding of both positive and negative aspects of technology on skill development while also gaining practical suggestions for helping their child progress academically.
It's Getting Cold Outside
Part of every student's day at WN is time spent outdoors, either during P.E. or recess. Winter in the Atlanta area can be very chilly so please be sure your student has the proper WA regulation outerwear to keep him/her warm. Not to worry, Woodward North follows the guidelines sent out by the Department of Health regarding the times children should or shouldn't be outside.
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!
The Phoenix staff is currently looking for photos from summer trips/educational experiences and outside of school club activities (like Girl Scout trips, Habitat builds or chorus competitions). If you'd like to submit photos to be considered for the yearbook, please go to woodwardyearbook.com and click on "Upload Your Photos For the Yearbook Here."
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
So Much Thanks to Give
Surely there is no shortage of thankfulness at Woodward North. You can visit any corner of the campus and find something to appreciate. Each classroom bustles with energy and enthusiastic participation from students and teachers. The Arts Center is literally center stage for art projects and choral and instrumental music. Fun fitness, foreign language, science and technology activities fill the Multiplex where we also enjoy carefully prepared meals and culinary fun. The front office keeps it all afloat with TLC from Mrs. Banks and administrative leadership from Mrs. Marien, Mr. Twiss, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gruber. There is no doubt how truly blessed we are this Thanskgiving, but what I am also excited to see is the abundant "Attitude of Gratitude" evident in our older students shared on this Padlet. Happy Thanksgiving!