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.
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!
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.
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 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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All finished pieces should be brought in to Ms. Clegg/Dean by Friday, May 1.
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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, 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 email@example.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 AdolphWeek of Understanding
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!