The Woodward North Student Council invites all fourth-sixth graders to a social on Friday, January 23. The social will be held in the Multiplex from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come dressed representing a brand name. (The theme was explained further and demonstrated at assembly last Friday.) Our Student Council members look forward to seeing everyone at the social.
Open House 2015
I hope you have enjoyed the holiday season and the time spent with your families over the past weeks! As we prepare for Open House on January 25, we would like to get our current Woodward North families involved in promoting the event.
We want to invite bright, engaging students just like your children to visit our campus and see all of the wonderful things our students are doing. This year, we are introducing a little friendly homeroom competition to encourage students to invite prospective families. The homeroom with the most prospective families to attend Open House will win a pizza party!
The “rules” of the friendly competition are simple. Beginning this week, current Woodward North families get prospective families with children in grades PK-6 to sign up and attend Open House. As new families are signing up for Open House, they will simply fill in the “How did you hear about Woodward Academy” box with the homeroom teacher’s name. After Open House we will count the number of attendees by homeroom and the class with the most wins!
Thank you for your continued support of Woodward North. We hope you will join us in encouraging students like your own to visit and explore all Woodward Academy has to offer. We value each of our students as unique and wonderful assets to our school.
Vice President for Admissions
Otis Lennon Testing
Otis Lennon testing for grades K, 2, 4, and 6 will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep Monday and eats a well-balanced breakfast on the day of testing. Additionally, please do not schedule any doctor appointments on that date.
Thank you for your help with the testing process. We want everyone to be at their best.
Dress Uniform Plans
Please remember that students in first through sixth grades will wear the dress uniform every Friday through March 6. Students may also be asked to wear their dress uniforms for other special activities. Blazers should be clean with all buttons sewn on and the patch attached to the front left pocket. Blazers can be purchased through Mills Wear or through the Parent Community Consignment Store.
Girls on the Run
Online registration for the Woodward North Girls on the Run program (GOTR) began on Jan. 14 and will close for the spring session on Feb. 15. GOTR will meet twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. beginning Feb. 9 through April 27. The GOTR program is open to third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade girls. It's not too late to register! To register, go to www.girlsontherunatlanta.org.
Family Fun Night
Join us for food, games, prizes, and lots of fun as we turn Woodward North into Candyland. THE place to be on Friday, February 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the WN Multiplex. Registration forms have been sent home, and there is still time to get in on the fun. Family Fun Night is sponsored each year by our Woodward North Parent Community and is one of the most popular events of the year! Please return the registration form and your check to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Volleyball intramurals began after school Tuesday, Jan. 6, and will end with the faculty/student volleyball game on Feb. 9. All fourth-sixth graders are invited to join in the fun. Jump Rope Club will not begin again until volleyball intramurals are over.
Winter mini-basketball for boys and girls in Pre-K through third grades will be offered every Saturday through Feb. 14. (There will be no mini-basketball on Jan. 24.) In this fun-filled activity, players will be taught the fundamentals of the game so they can be successful when playing in leagues. Proper techniques in dribbling, shooting, passing, and basic defense will be taught. The sessions are led by WN teacher Mr. Matt Key. He is assisted by Mr. Eric Brown and Mr. John Potts. Registration forms were sent home, and it is not too late to register. The cost of this program is $95. Forms should be returned to the office.
Information about the Woodward North Cotillion has been sent home to all fifth and sixth grade families. This after school program began Thursday, Jan.15, and continues on Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 19. If you are interested, but have misplaced the registration form, contact Valerie Macdonald at 770-781-5580. The program promises to be educational as well as fun for all participants.
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT Woodward North!
Help us spread the word about our wonderful school to prospective families! As our Woodward North Open House approaches, many of them are interested in learning more about what our current parents, students, and faculty have to say. YOU are our best ambassadors!
The two websites prospective families use the most are Great Schools and Private School Review, yet Woodward North only has a few reviews on each site. Please help us by taking only a minute of your time to click on the links below and rate our school:
Follow Woodward North on Facebook
Remember to check our Woodward North Facebook page
often to see what's happening around our school. Please "like" and share posts that you find interesting or informative.
Main Campus, Here They Come!
The Woodward North fourth-sixth graders will be visiting the Middle School on February 10 to see several performing arts groups. Additionally, the sixth grade will be taken for a special tour of the Middle School before all enjoy lunch in the Middle School cafeteria.
Summer Camp News
This summer, Woodward Academy will be filled with aspiring scholars, artists, chefs, athletes, explorers, and performers.tThere are 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.
It's Getting Cold Outside
Part of every student's day at WN is time spent outside, either during P.E. or recess. Winter in the Atlanta area can be very chilly, so please be sure your students have the proper WA regulation outerwear to keep them 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 Feb. 1
. But don't let that deadline sneak up on you. Order your yearbook today and support your student publications!
Generous Donors Exceed Woodward Fund Challenge Goal
The Woodward community surpassed the $60,000 goal for the December Challenge Match by contributing $129,706 in qualifying dollars. Many thanks to all who contributed during this challenge and throughout the first semester.
As of January 21, $1,283,877 has been contributed toward the 2014-2015 Woodward Fund goal of $1,825,000. Every year, The Woodward Fund enhances the educational experience of our students by providing support for classroom resources, technology upgrades, athletics, and the arts as well as faculty and staff professional development. All students, teachers and coaches benefit from the generosity of donors. If you have not yet made your commitment, you can give online at www.woodward.edu/go/giving or call Dale Welch, Associate Director of Advancement for The Woodward Fund, at 404.765.4034.
Kids in the News
Mrs. Namburar's first grader Christopher recently made the elite Academy soccer team with Gol Academy. Also he has advanced several belts in his karate black belt course.We are proud of your accomplishments Christopher!
Congratulations to Kelsey and Mischa for designing the winning T-Shirt in the OotM contest. We can't wait to see your design worn by our OotM teams.
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
True or False: 8 out of 10 girls report they have been on a diet by the age of 10?
Sadly, the above statement is true. (Children, Teens and Media, January, 2015) As an important part of our elementary school learning, time both in homeroom class and Life Skills class focuses on balanced diet and lots of exercise as an important part of being healthy. But how do we truly raise a “body positive” child?
Because we are keenly aware of the need to help our students learn to be “body positive,” Woodward North is very pleased to introduce a new program for our third through sixth grade girls, Girls On The Run. GOTR combines fitness, character, community, and service as part of its recipe for success. Faculty sponsor Mrs. Nan Banks along with coaches Kristin Chapman, Deneen Compton, Suzette Thompson, and Valerie Yu are on the mark and ready to get our inaugural GOTR season off and running!
For information about GOTR registration click this link or speak directly with Mrs. Banks. I look forward to seeing you at the finish line cheering our Woodward North GOTR team at their first 5K on April 25!