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Three of a Kind

The pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade classes will present their spring musical Three of a Kind on Friday, March 27, at 1:15 p.m. in the Arts Center. This is the story of The Three Bears. Baby Bear is missing, and it takes a community of trios working together to find Baby Bear. We hope to see everyone there.

Hands for Terranova

Tomorrow Friday, March 27, is the last day to donate! 

For the past several years, Woodward North has lent a helping hand to our sister school in Zambia, Terranova. Student and family donations have helped Terranova install a computer lab, supply new uniforms, buy new school supplies, and build new classrooms! Because of our kindness and compassion, they are doing very well, but we can help the school succeed even more!

Because the theme of our Week of Understanding is kindness and compassion, we want to encourage all students to help support Terranova by donating at least $5. 

The Student Council officers and classroom representatives began collecting donations on Monday on the Multiplex and Arts Center sides of the Main Building. When a donation is given, each student has the opportunity to write his/her name and class on a hand, which will support an even bigger hand symbolizing our support for Terranova. If a specific grade achieves 100 percent in donation participation, that grade will get an out of uniform day!

Please remember to lend a helping hand to Terranova!

Week of Understanding

Friday, March 27, will be the final day of our Week of Understanding. There will be morning quotes read over the intercom about "how to become the answer." Jose, Jay, LuLu, and Andrix will be speaking to our 4th, 3rd, 6th, and 2nd grades, respectively, from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Everyone will also participate in a campus-wide "Kindness Chain Walk" from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. that ends on the Lower Field.  All of Woodward North will be decked out in our Week of Understanding t-shirts. (Week of Understanding t-shirts should be worn with the uniform bottoms.)

Class Group Pictures

Class group pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please be sure your child's uniform is in tip-top shape, hair is neat, and the proper belt and shoes are worn.  Thank you for your help with this matter.

Spring Holiday

Woodward North will be closed for a spring holiday on Friday, April 3, and Monday, April 6.  Enjoy this time with your family. Have a wonderful Easter and Passover!  We will see you back in school on Tuesday, April 7.

Important Meeting for Rising 7th Grade Parents

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – 7 p.m. 

All current Lower School and Woodward North sixth grade parents are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Richardson Hall. This meeting will be led by Mr. Ed Notestine, Principal of the Middle School, and Mrs. Shannon Jackson, Assistant Principal of the Middle School. This is a very important meeting for the parents to attend. They will be discussing the process for the student’s schedule for Middle School. This is a parents only meeting; students are not to attend. 


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 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Below are the class dates and topic assignments:

  • Wednesday, April 1
    Handling Homework Battles
  • Wednesday, April 15
    From Innocence to Entitlement: Finding a Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement
  • Wednesday, April 29
    Kids, Chores, and AllowanceSetting Limits and Teaching Responsibility
  • Wednesday, May 13
    Kids and CompetitionHealthy 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 loveandlogicworkshop@yahoo.com.                                              

Micro Soccer

Micro Soccer begins on Wednesday, April 8, and will continue on April 15, 22, 29, and May 6.   Come join in the fun, learn basic skills and learn how to play together as a team. Each session will be led by former college 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. Flyers have been emailed home to all PK and K classes.  Please call Mr. Key x3761 with any questions.

Come Join Us!

I want to invite everyone to a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the Georgia Tech campus on April 25 at 8 a.m. We will be celebrating Woodward North's first Girls on the Run program. Sixteen third through fifth grade girls have been in training for this 5K, and in the process have been reinforcing self respect, healthy living, and character building. I want to include anyone who would like to join us for this fun event to support our girls. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information. Register for the run at girlsontherunatlanta.org.
 

Thanks in advance!
Nan Banks

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 p.m. 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 before Thursday, April 23 at karen.clegg@woodward.edu. All finished pieces should be brought in to Ms. Clegg/Dean by Friday, May 1.

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. 

Summer Tutoring

Several Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact Joella Potts, John Potts, Rhonda Nichols, Gayle Miller, and Nancy Winfield (first two weeks of summer) 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 on 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.

The Phoenix staff wants to feature your children in the yearbook! Right now they are looking for pictures from activities and vacations over winter break, school performances, and students' favorite places at school. If you have any pictures to share, please email them to wastpress@gmail.com. Use high-resolution or maximum size photos and identify in the body of your email the student(s) and events/places pictured. Thank you!

Kids in the News

Kindergartener Lawrence passed his purple belt test in taekwondo on March 14. Congratulations, Lawrence, we are so proud of you!

 

Congratulations to one of our young violinists, fifth grader Toby,  who has won second prize at the American Protege International Competition for Strings and Piano. Toby will be performing solo in the winners recital at the Carnegie Hall, New York, on May 3, 2015.His older sister Phoebe, a Woodward North alumni, has won first prize and will be performing solo there as well.

Middle School student and WN alumni Mona won the state spelling bee. She showed great composure throughout the entire bee and came across as a formidable competitor and a gracious winner. Mona is the first WN student to qualify for the National Spelling Bee. Mona has worked very hard to get where she is today, and she has made Woodward proud!

The Counseling Connection

Mrs. Ellen Adolph


Week of Understanding
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There are many reasons we love Woodward Academy! The fourth week in March is one of those reasons; during that week, Woodward celebrates the Week of Understanding.

Many organizations espouse the benefits of diversity. At Woodward, diversity is something we celebrate each day. During Life Skills classes, we have enjoyed discussions about what diversity means and how Woodward Academy represents diversity. We are most thankful for the members of our school community, represented at our campus by employees and family members, who have shared their stories with our students. To be sure, these lesson learned by students reflect the important message to be learned; appreciate the opportunities you have here as a member of this wonderful community! Yes, we are thankful for Woodward Academy!

 

 

Woodward North Calendar & Events

Mar 23 Mon

WN Week of Understanding

Thru: 3/27/2015
Mar 25 Wed

WN Love and Logic

Location: ASC Room
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

WN PK/K/1st Grade Program Rehearsal

Location: Arts Center
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

WN Art Club

Location: Room A101
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN ASO

Location: Arts Center
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN K Dance Class

Location: Dance Studio
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

WN Garden Club

Location: Room A101
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WN Kids Yoga/K-3rd

Location: Eagle's Nest
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WN Show Choir

Location: Arts Center
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

WN Jump Rope Club

Location: Multiplex
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

WN Handbell Choir

Location: Arts Center
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Mar 26 Thu

WN Soccer Intramurals

Location: Lower Field
3:15 AM - 4:45 AM

WN PK-1st Grade Program Dress Rehearsal

Location: Arts Center
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WN PK-1st Grade Spring Program Dress Rehearsal

Location: Arts Center
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WN 6th Grade OotM Spontaneous

Location: OotM Room
11:29 AM - 12:30 PM

WN Art Club

Location: Room A101
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN BSO

Location: Arts Center
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN 2nd Grade Spanish Club

Location: Room M112
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

WN Annie Rehearsal/Scene 1

Location: Arts Center
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

WN Beg./Int. Tap

Location: Dance Studio
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Newsletter last updated: 

March 26, 2015

 

Upcoming Highlights

Mar 23 Mon

WN Week of Understanding

Thru: 3/27/2015
Mar 26 Thu

WN Soccer Intramurals

Location: Lower Field
3:15 AM - 4:45 AM

WN PK-1st Grade Program Dress Rehearsal

Location: Arts Center
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WN PK-1st Grade Spring Program Dress Rehearsal

Location: Arts Center
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WN 6th Grade OotM Spontaneous

Location: OotM Room
11:29 AM - 12:30 PM

WN Art Club

Location: Room A101
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN BSO

Location: Arts Center
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WN 2nd Grade Spanish Club

Location: Room M112
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

WN Annie Rehearsal/Scene 1

Location: Arts Center
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

WN Beg./Int. Tap

Location: Dance Studio
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WN Costume Club

Location: Room 106
3:00 PM

WN K Daisies

Location: Room A102
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

WN OotM/Panunzio/Miglani

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WN Girls on the Run

Location: Room 214
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Mar 27 Fri

WN Faculty Refreshments

WN PK-1st Grade Program

Location: Arts Center
1:15 PM

WN PK/K Kids Chess

Location: Room 104
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

WN 3rd Grade Brownies

Location: Room A101
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

WN 4th, 5th, 6th Kids Yoga

Location: Eagle's Nest
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WN 1st-6th Grade Kids Chess

Location: Multiplex
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

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Woodward North Weekly Parent Community News


 

Upcoming WN Volunteer Opportunities

Mar 27 Fri

WN Faculty Refreshments

WN Get Air Night

Location: Get Air, Johns Creek
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Apr 2 Thu

Parent Programming: "How to Help Children Grow & Thrive, Keeping a Balance & Perspective", Kimbrell Teegarden

Location: Woodward North Campus
8:15 AM - 10:00 AMMore Information...

WN Parent Community Meeting

Location: WN
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Parent Programming Events - all parents invited

Mar 31 Tue

Parent Programming Event - Transition to College: A Partnership for Success

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Apr 2 Thu

Parent Programming: "How to Help Children Grow & Thrive, Keeping a Balance & Perspective", Kimbrell Teegarden

Location: Woodward North Campus
8:15 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Jan 13 Wed

Parent Programming Speaker Event

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More