Are You in the Know?
If you are reading this now, the answer is a resounding YES!
Northworthy News is a valuable asset of the WN community. It contains "all the information that is fit to print" and then some. The weekly NWN includes a calendar that shows all the activities occurring at our school, the time of the activity, and where it is being held. We also print fun facts about students and teachers, so send us pictures and information about your children's out of school activities. We will make them famous!
Please join us tomorrow, Friday, August 29, for an Edline Question & Answer period for Woodward North parents. This informative session will be held in the Mac Lab from 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Kaye Brinson will be facilitating the course.
New Families Display Woodward North Pride
We are delighted to have new license plates that have been made specifically for Woodward North students and their families. All new WN families will be receiving license plates as gifts from the Parent Community; and our more "seasoned families" will be able to purchase these license plates from the Campus Store. Show your pride - display a new Woodward North license plate!
Fall Family Festival
The Johns Creek community Fall Family Festival will be held on Saturday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Newtown Park. The festival features music, carnival games, activities, art and crafts, moonwalks, a giant slide, an obstacle course, food, and fun for the entire family. Woodward North will have two tables set up at the fair. A representative from the Woodward Academy Admissions Office will be attending as well as Ms. Hviding, our art teacher, and several faculty members leading art activities. Come enjoy the day and support Woodward North!
Badminton Intramurals have begun and will continue every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. All 4th graders through 6th graders are invited to join in the fun.
Jane Woodruff Hall
If you have not yet seen the new Upper School humanities building - Jane Woodruff Hall - we encourage you to visit the Upper School campus to tour the Academy's impressive new building. Woodruff Hall is the largest single building on campus with 101,297 square feet, housing Upper School English, world languages, and social studies departments as well as the Upper School administration. The building includes a 150-seat lecture hall, a suite of counseling offices, and computer and world language labs. Every classroom is technology-equipped with hard-wired and wireless connectivity and interactive SMART Boards. Click here for photos of the building and dedication event.
After School Care
We have made changes in the After School Care schedule that we think will be beneficial to the children who join us in the afternoon. We have gotten a wonderful response thus far from all of the families who have had the opportunity to use After School Care. All of our instructional aides join Ms.Gruber, Ms. Day, and Ms. Smith to supervise study hall, outdoor playtime, and indoor activities. One of the biggest changes we have made is our check-out procedures. We ask all parents to enter the main building on the multiplex side. A supervising adult will be in the hallway and will call your child from ASC to meet you. Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this new plan.
Better Than a Barista
Need a breather after morning carpool? How about a moment to relax before your busy day begins? We have a coffee station set up in the lobby for parents, and plenty of comfy couches to sink down in. Enjoy!
News from the Nurse
Please be aware that all sixth grade students who will be attending Camp Tumbling Waters must have the medications they are bringing with turned in to Nurse Banks before Friday, September 10. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Nan Banks.
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.
Woodward North Tailgate
Join us on Friday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m. for the WN Tailgate party on Main Campus! There will be free food, raffle prizes, face painting, and lots of fun. Kickoff for the Woodward Academy football game will be at 7:30 p.m. Middle School Principal Ed Notestine will be treating Woodward North students to inflatable bouncers to enjoy along with other activities. Come meet the cheerleaders, Eddie the Eagle, and get in the Woodward spirit. Go War Eagles!
Students may arrive as early as 7 a.m., at which time they will be supervised. Those arriving
between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. must enter the building at the front entrance. The side entrance doors will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. All doors will be open at 7 a.m. on rainy days. Every student should be at school by 8 a.m. Classes will begin at 8:15 a.m., and it is important that students have a 15-minute buffer to organize and settle themselves.
Parents of Pre-K through second grade students arriving after 8:15 a.m. should park in the parking lot and accompany their children to the office to obtain a tardy slip. Students in grades four through six who are tardy may be dropped off at the front entrance, from which they must report to the office to obtain a tardy slip before going to their homeroom.
Parents dropping students off in the morning and picking
students up in the afternoon should avoid entering the building. The exceptions, of course, are tardiness (PK-3), After School Care pick-ups, and any special circumstances. We ask parents who must enter the school to please be mindful that traffic must be able to continue to flow through the loops. Please avoid dropping children off at the front portico after 7:30 a.m.
Carpool and Cell Phone Usage
No parent should be on a cell phone while in the carpool line during active arrival and dismissal times. You will be asked to refrain from using your cell phone before we place your student in the car. Our security officer, Ed Smith, has asked that cell phones not be used while your child is being placed in the car and until your car has left school property. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to ensure the safety of our children.
The Counseling Connection
The 4 C’s
From Counselor Ellen Adolph
This year our school theme, Woodward North is Going Above and Beyond, comes from the wonderful book "Going Places," written by one of Woodward North's favorite authors, Peter Reynolds. The theme of the story focuses on the importance of essential life skills, or the "4 C's." These are critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
I have thoroughly enjoyed introducing this theme with our students. Classroom discussions have touched upon many ways to think about the 4'C's. Older students quickly identified the necessity of good communication skills and teamwork along with appreciating different approaches to problem solving. These conversations have also tied in to some sixth grade work with learning styles. Even our youngest students promptly noted the importance of working as a team and being excited about the chance to show your most creative and fun work! Teachers were especially delighted to hear students identify two more C's; curiosity and compassion. (I think we should contact Mr. Reynolds!)
Woodward North is very excited to see how our students will take us all Above and Beyond. Take the opportunity to view this story at home with your child via the link below.