Woodward North's Run for Fun
Come and experience the exciting Woodward North "Run for Fun," featuring the course legs Flat Out Flats, Heart Healthy Hill, Rapid Ramp, Daunting Donut, and The Downhill Thrill! This is an event to get students and their family members running or walking to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since its founding in 1962, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment. The majority of funding comes from individual contributors. This is a wonderful opportunity for the WN community to come together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against childhood cancers.
The run/walk will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 24, during PE class. (See grade schedule below.) Family members are encouraged to participate. The minimum required donation for all participants, including family members, is $5 per person. All registrants may come to school on April 24 dressed in athletic attire appropriate for the run. Registration forms were sent home last week via book bags.
PE/Fun Run Schedule – Friday, April 24
8:30-9:15 - Sixth grade
9:15-10:00 - Third grade
10:00-10:30 – PK and K
10:45 - 11:30 - Fourth grade
12:30 - 1:15 - Second grade
1:15-2:00 - First grade
2:00-2:45 - Fifth grade
Time to Party
Our Woodward North 5th and 6th graders have been invited to socials on Main Campus. Tomorrow, Friday, April 24, there will be a bus boarding at 5:45 p.m. from WN to take our party-goers to Main Campus. (The bus will leave promptly at 6 p.m. to be there on time.) Permission slips were sent home and should have been returned to your child's homeroom. Parents were to choose return options for their student. There will be a returning bus that should arrive at Woodward North at 9:45 p.m. or parents may have chosen the option of picking up their child at Main Campus at 9 p.m.
Cheetah Cup, Here We Come!
The following 5th and 6th grade students will be competing against 15 other schools in this Saturday's Cheetah Cup Math Competition at Creek View Elementary School:
5th: Harrison, Vishal, Khushi, Kanav, and Alex
6th: Avinash, Akash, Lekha, Connor, and Justin
Go War Eagles!!!
Thank you to all of our families and friends who contributed items to Woodward North's E-Cycle Saturday. Most of all, thank you to our scouts who assisted with the collection. This was a successful event that was a highlight for our community as we celebrated Earth Day this week.
Every day is Earth Day at Woodward North, but on Wednesday, April 22, our students celebrated this important day in a special way. Going paperless, planting vegetables, taking nature walks and turning off the lights in class when not needed for instruction were just a few of the activities seen throughout the building.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
On April 30, Woodward North students and faculty members will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day. All of us will select a poem, carry it with us throughout the day, and offer readings of the poems in our pockets.
As we finish out this school year, we ask that all of our students continue to be respectful of the uniform guidelines provided in the WN Parent and Student Handbook. Uniforms should be free of tears and in clean condition each day. We ask that all students wear proper footwear and be mindful of guidelines regarding hairstyles. Thank you for your support.
Spring Topic Study Groups Planned for Parents
All parents of students at Woodward North are invited to attend a series of parent study groups that will meet on campus this spring. Each group meeting will focus on a different parenting topic and will consist of a presentation of basic information on the topic followed by group discussion. All sessions meet in the After School Care Room from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. Below are the class dates and topic assignments:
Wednesday, April 29
Kids, Chores, and Allowance: Setting Limits and Teaching Responsibility
Wednesday, May 13
Kids and Competition: Healthy or Harmful?
No registration is necessary. Each session will be led by Love and Logic parenting instructor Ellen Carrington. The cost per session will be $15 per person, payable by check directly to the course instructor at each session. For additional information please email the course instructor at email@example.com.
Micro Soccer began Wednesday, April 8, and will continue on April 29, and May 6. Come join in the fun, learn basic skills, and how to play together as a team. Each session will be led by former college soccer player and WN's own Mr. Matt Key. Mr. Key will be assisted by Coach Eric Brown and Mrs. Kaye Brinson. The cost of Micro Soccer will be $90, which includes a t-shirt, sports drinks, and all instruction. Fliers have been emailed home to all PK and K classes. Please call Mr. Key at 404.765.3761 with any questions.
Art in the Garden
Woodward North is once again planning an exhibition of art created by our students and their parents on Thursday, May 7, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. This is a chance to share your creative spirit with the Woodward North community by working with your child on a collaborative art piece. The sky is the limit as to what art may be created. It is a great opportunity to interact with your child in the world of creativity and gain a little insight into their heart and soul along the way. The finished pieces will be displayed on the Art Center patio and by the Organic Garden on May 7. Please register by emailing Ms. Clegg/Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
. All finished pieces should be brought in to Ms. Clegg/Dean by Friday, May 1.
It's uniform resale time. Please save the date! Woodward North will be holding its annual uniform resale event on Tuesday, May 12, from 8-10 a.m. Look for details coming your way soon via email.
Double Your Woodward Fund Gift This Spring
From classroom technology and professional development for teachers to high-quality musical instruments and other learning tools, many of the opportunities that make Woodward special are made possible by The Woodward Fund. Right now, Woodward North parent participation is 41 percent compared with over 70 percent at peer schools. We can do better!
It is not too late for you to support The Woodward Fund. In fact, your gift will now have twice the impact since all gifts received between now and May 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to and including $135,000.
Thank you for your commitment to our students!
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Several Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact Joella Potts, John Potts, Rhonda Nichols, Gayle Miller, Nancy Winfield (first two weeks of summer), and David Wilkes for music lessons if you are interested.
Summer Camp News
This summer, Woodward Academy will be filled with aspiring scholars, artists, chefs, athletes, explorers, and performers. There is a variety of camps offered on both campuses. The Woodward North Summer Camps Program provides a wide range of offerings to children throughout the area. All camps are open to both WN families and the public. Our goal is to provide every camper with a positive and uplifting summer experience while they enjoy new activities, meet new challenges, and share the summer with friends. Woodward's faculty and staff are experienced in providing rewarding summer programs for students of all ages. Most camps have both minimum and maximum enrollment limitations, so please enroll in the camp of your choice today. All camp information and registrations can be found online under Summer Camps.
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 at Main Campus. All other items will be donated to charity.
The 2015 Phoenix
Don't forget to buy a 2015 Phoenix yearbook! There will only be a limited number of yearbooks on sale during distribution, so buy a yearbook ahead of time to ensure your child gets one. To purchase a yearbook or check a list to see if you've bought one already, please go to woodwardyearbook.com
Kids in the News
Fifth grader Vishal came in 1st in the North South Foundations State Senior Geography Bee competition. He also got a 3rd place in the Math Bee competition. Congratulations, Vishal!
Fourth grader Kylie was 1st runner up for the Kid Chess Ocee Branch Library Tournament. Way to go, Chess Whiz Kylie.
Fifth grader Khushi took the ACT EXPLORE in a program sponsored by the Duke TIP. She scored overall in the 96th percentile on the ACT, reflecting a score that included all 8th graders who took the same ACT test. Khushi scored in the 99th percentile in English and the 96th percentile in math. We are so proud of you, Khushi!
The Counseling Connection
Woodward North’s second graders had a real treat this Wednesday! Woodward North parent and professional counselor, Rabia Khan (mom to Jasim and Iyla) helped students learn more about our word of the month, peace. Students practiced yoga, made sensory connections to peace, made flying peace papers, and learned about identifying and developing their sixth sense! At the conclusion of our time together, students were dubbed “Peace Ambassadors” and charged to spread their peace.
How do you practice peace at home? It certainly is a timely thought during this very busy time of year. Is there time for quiet conversation, a family meal, technology time-outs? On the way to and from school, do you note the beautiful sunrises or sunsets? Have you noticed the almost fluorescent green of the newly leafed trees? Do you hear, as one student suggested, the peace of a calm breeze? Peace surrounds us daily—we just need to allow ourselves to observe it, especially when we feel the stress and anxiety of hectic days and weeks. May you all find and allow peace!