We've Got that Halloween Feeling
Tomorrow, 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!
Mystery Teacher Project
A committee of 6th grade volunteers have been meeting during lunch times for the Mystery Teacher Project. Committee members are Anisha, Kennedy, Shreya, Yasmin, Connor, Rohan, Audrey, Karam, Sreva and Sara. The project was an idea suggested by Mr. Twiss to create some fun and community. This is a completely student directed project, and the children have decided exactly how the program would work.
All faculty and staff names were put into an online randomizer, and two names were selected.
Students then decided on a holiday theme and created a list of questions which they submitted to the "Mystery Teachers." They created their own bulletin boards on the upper and lower levels. Each board has an envelope, and students are invited to write their guesses on a slip of paper and place it in the envelope. The homeroom with the most correct guesses will earn Chick-Fil-A coupons. Our first pair of Mystery Teachers will be announced the Monday after Halloween!
The students' goal is to have two more Mystery Teachers for Nov./Dec., Jan./Feb. and Mar./April.
The ERB Standardized Test will be issued to all 2nd-6th graders from Monday, November 3, to Friday, November 6. Please make sure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast each mornings before attending school. Thank you.
Each year, Woodward Academy supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the annual food drive. We encourage you to visit the Atlanta Community Food Bank website to learn about the good work of this organization. In solidarity with our Main Campus family, we are asking each student to bring 10 cans/non-perishable items, or $10, beginning Monday, November 3
. Student Council members will be accepting these donations each morning between 7:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. in the hallways of the side school entrances. We hope that our students will understand the needs of those less fortunate and will help fill the food barrels placed in our hallways.
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.
Daylight Savings Time Ends
The last day of Daylight Savings Time this year will be Sunday, November 2. Please don't forget to set your clocks back on hour so that we all will be at school on time on Monday.
Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy!
Have extra Halloween candy? Bring your extra candy to school the week after Halloween -- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 3-5. Our Scouts will be collecting it to throw to the crowds during the Johns Creek Founders Day Parade. Collection boxes will be located by each of the carpool doors.
Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day has been scheduled for Monday, November 10. Another Eaglegacies picture also will be taken that same day. A $5.00 payment is due at the time the picture is retaken. (There is no charge for the Eaglegacies picture.) First-sixth graders will need to be in dress uniform to have the retakes done. All individual picture proofs should be sent home by the first of next week.
Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt
The following dates have been designated official "Wear Your Woodward North T-Shirt Day:"
Friday, Nov 14 - Rock & Read, 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!
Rock & Read
Make plans to join us as we kick off Book Fair with Rock & Read on Friday, November 14, from 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Rock & Read is a fun-filled family night of dinner, dancing and book buying. It is a "must-not-miss" social event for students and parents alike. Be sure to look for registration forms that were sent home via book bags. Cost for the evening will be $12 per adult and $8 per child. (Friday, November 14 will also be the first "Wear Your Woodward North T-shirt Day!")
Monday, November 17th - Friday, November 21st
Save the dates and plan ahead for our favorite time of year at Woodward North! 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.
Please click on the link below if you want to sign up to volunteer:
Woodward North's Medieval Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
PK and K Thanksgiving Celebration
Parents of all Pre-Kindergarten 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 that 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. Please respond to the invitation in order for us to plan accordingly.
Student Council Homeroom Representatives
The following student council homeroom representatives were elected this week.
Mrs. Rovsek: Rep-Brooke, Alternate-Mahanya; Mrs. Markey: Rep-Shristi, Alternate-Emily;
Mrs. Milton: Rep-Anderson, Alternates-Misha and Ava; Mrs. Nicholson: Rep-Kelsey, Alternate-Alyssa; Mrs. Remillard: Rep-Jack; Mrs. Guest: Rep-Myan, Alternate-Amelia; Ms. Barton: Rep-Aneesh, Alternate-Kimmy; Mr. Key: Rep-Neil, Alternates-Tobi and Rehaan; Mrs. Remillard: Rep-Calista; Mrs. Stephens: Rep-Shay, Alternates-Faheem and Alex; Mr. Potts: Rep-Kennedy, Alternate-Avinash; Mrs. Cooper: Rep-Rohan, Alternate-Vaishnavi. Congratulations to everyone!
Thanksgiving Musical Program
On Friday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m., the Pre-kindergarten 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.
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.
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!
Kids in the News
Third grade girls Aashni, Maya, and Lara performed a traditional Indian dance to help celebrate the Diwali holiday. The dance, dancers and costumes were beautiful and enjoyed by all.
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
The upcoming week marks an annual academic event at Woodward Academy. November 3-7, students in grades two through six will participate in ERB standardized testing.
This week, in Counseling and Life Skills Classes, we have spent time discussing ERB tests, what the children can expect, and how to best prepare. Here are some highlights:
- The children have learned that standardized tests are used across our nation. At Woodward Academy, the tests are used to help teachers understand how children are learning and also help the Academy evaluate our curriculum.
The children understand that these are not tests for which they can study. In fact, their best test preparation involves getting a good night’s rest, eating a healthy, protein-filled breakfast, and arriving to school no later than 8:15 a.m.
- We have discussed the fact that the most important evaluation of each student’s classroom progress continues to be their day-to-day performance in classes. We typically receive the ERB reports the middle to end of January, at which time the Academy will mail the reports to parents.
- In each homeroom, students will participate in practice tests so they can see the kinds of questions asked and practice “bubbling in” the answers.
- We also discussed the fact that students can look forward to the fact that there are no other tests scheduled during ERB week and homework will be lightly assigned.
We are excited to help our students have a great testing week.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.