Field Day News
Tomorrow is Friday, May 17!!!
All students should wear their country's Field Day T-shirt to school on Friday with the uniform gym shorts, white socks, and P.E. shoes.
The Concession Stand will be in Ms. Hviding’s Art Room located downstairs in the Art Center. The schedule of volunteer shift times will be located on the wall outside her room and near the entrance of the Art Center. If you have volunteered to work at the Concession Stand, we look forward to seeing you. Thank you in advance to all of the parents who have agreed to help.
Check out the samples of the Field Day Spirit Items on the Parent Club Bulletin Board located outside of Mrs. Maxwell’s room. During the week of Field Day, spirit items will be displayed and sold every day during lunchtime in the cafeteria for the 1st through 6th graders to purchase.
We have some new spirit items this year. Prices for the new items are listed below:
- Hair Bows and Ponytail Holders--$8
- Megaphones with popcorn--$3
- New Fitness Bottles--$4
- Sports Backpack--$8
- Car Magnets--$5
- Car Stickers--$5
- Lands End Woodward Canvas Bags--$28
If it is necessary to cancel Field Day due to inclement weather, the rain date is Monday, May 20.
Library Books Due
All library books are due. Please look in all the "nooks and crannies" of your home to see if you might have some books hiding. Thank you.
Woodward Academy Commencement
Last Saturday’s commencement on Main Campus was once again very impressive in the quality of the Woodward graduates and their college choices. Some examples of these universities are: Agnes Scott, Dartmouth, Brown, Carnegie-Mellon, Wellesley College, Princeton, Rice University, Yale University, Davidson, Emerson, Emory, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Belmont, Howard, University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, New York University, University of Georgia Honors Program, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, University of Southern California, Tulane, University of Texas/Austin, Southern Methodist University, Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee, Wake Forest, Washington University, Williams College, and United States Naval Academy.
We are honored to acknowledge that of this year’s 32 Suma Cum Laude graduates 10 are former Woodward North students.
We are proud of all of our Woodward North alumni:
Zoya Abdullah – Agnes Scott College
Bahar Amalfard – Emory University
Grayson Berger – University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (National Merit Finalist)
Holly Boyles – Wake Forest University
Savannah Burgess – Ringling College of Art and Design
Catherine Callaway – University of Georgia Honors Program (National Merit Finalist)
Catherine Carter – Tulane University
Spencer Clapes – Southern Methodist University
Sam Fishman – University of Maryland, College Park
Katherine Goldstein – University of Georgia
Kelly Guest – Georgetown University (National Merit Finalist)
Anum Jiwani – Agnes Scott College
Robert Newman – New York University
Alexandra Norfleet – University of South Carolina
Priya Reddy – Emory University
Jackson Ritchey – University of South Carolina
Brandon Rohrer – Samford University
Lindsay Rohrer – Auburn University
Jared Ross – Washington University, St. Louis (National Merit Finalist)
Nabil Sawja – University of Miami
Ansley Sobel – Northwestern University
Brian Stringer – University of Alabama
Ellie Trice – University of Georgia
Caroline Tucker – University of Southern California
Sydney Wheat – University of South Carolina
Willliam Willsey – Carnegie Mellon University
Parents are welcome to join us for our Honors Assembly at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 24. Special recognition will be given to many of our students for their notable achievements. Our first and second graders will join this assembly at 11:00 A.M. so that they may be with us as we bid our sixth grade students farewell. PK and Kindergarten students with older siblings may stay in the classroom until the noon dismissal.
Woodward North will dismiss for the summer Friday, May 24, at noon. PK/K will dismiss at 11:30 A.M. PK will dismiss from the Multiplex side and Kindergarten from the front of the building. There will be no lunch or After School Care that day. School will resume on August 13. Registration Day will give the students an opportunity to meet their new teachers, sign-up for various activities such as horsemanship, piano and violin lessons, Scouts, etc. Parents may also sign up for various Parent Community activities. All students must wear their school uniform on Registration Day.
Summer Office Hours
It's that time! The Woodward North office will be open May 27 through June 6 from 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Monday-Thursday. Please note that the office will reopen Monday, July 29. Thank you and have a restful summer.
Keep on Counting!
Rising fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students should refer to the Academy website under Academics to print out the summer
math packet. These packets should be complete before the first day of school.
We are enjoying every bite of all the goodies that are being brought into the office. Thank you so much for thinking of all of us in the office at this very busy time. We are trying to be as sweet as the baked goods we are eating!
In order to streamline the assignment of carpool numbers, all Woodward North families with children entering 1st grade or higher must complete the information in the attached link: WN 2013-2014 Carpool Number assignment no later than Friday, May 10. This will allow us to assign you a carpool number for the upcoming school year. There should be one submission per family, even if you are planning to carpool with another family.
Please note that if you do not submit this information by May 10, you will need to stand in the carpool table line at registration in order to obtain your carpool number.
2013-2014 WOODWARD NORTH
WELCOMING COMMITTEE (MENTOR FAMILY PROGRAM)
Do you remember:
- when your child was first accepted to Woodward Academy?
- standing inside Millswear and asking yourself how many blue vs. white uniform shirts are needed?
- wondering what to bring and where to go on Registration Day?
- thinking how does carpool really work and if morning drop off is different than afternoon pick up?
- planning for after school care and activities?
If so, we invite you and your child to serve as valued ambassadors for Woodward Academy by participating in the 2013-2014 WN Welcoming Committee. It is a great opportunity to share lessons learned and serve as a resource for a new family by answering their questions, introducing them to other Woodward families, and welcoming them in to our community through phone calls, emails, and, get-togethers.
For more information and to volunteer, please complete the volunteer form by clicking on this link WN-Vol-Form-Welcome-Committee or contact Mira Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Consignment Shop is running its annual Spring Clearance Sale. Come shop for big savings on selected items as we make room for new consignments this spring and summer. Now is also a great time to bring in and consign your gently used items so they will be on the floor during our busy seasons. Check the guidelines for consigning on our link on the Parent Community Consignment Shop webpage. If you answer “yes” to the question “Would I buy this?” then chances are someone else will say yes, too! We also have several options for donations of items that we cannot accept. The shop is open every Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on regular school days.
The end-of-the-year piano recital will be held at WN on Sunday, May 19, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Please come out and enjoy the talented piano students at Woodward North.
Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact Joella Potts, John Potts, Rhonda Nichols, Gayle Miller, Nancy Winfield, or Alison Weiss-Remillard if you are interested.
Summer Camp News
This summer, Woodward Academy will be filled with aspiring scholars, artists, athletes, explorers, and performers. There 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 Woodward North 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. www.woodward.edu/camps
Sign In Policy
Parents, please sign in at the office when entering the school buildings. If you require time with an individual teacher, appointments should be made by email or by phone. Students are our teachers' number one responsibility during the school day, and teachers should never be approached in the hallway to discuss parental concerns. All deliveries to students should be taken to the office and will then be taken to the classroom by the office staff. Thank you for your adherence to this policy.
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/shoe items with your child's first and last name so, if lost, they can be found. This includes items with previous owners. At the end of the year, all uniform items will be donated to Woodward's Consignment Shop on Main Campus. All other items will be donated to charity.
Vintage Car Show Scheduled
A vintage car show has been scheduled on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11am-4pm
on Main Campus. If you have a vintage car and are interested in joining the exhibition, please contact Bob Hawks (404.765.4031). More information will be available in the fall.
Kids in the News
Congratulations to sixth grader Hans, who played up an age bracket with the U13 Concorde Fire Elite soccer team and won the 2013 Nike Invitational cup this past weekend.
The task of writing a parenting column for many years has been easy compared with writing a final column attempting to express my great appreciation to all the children and parents who have provided me with well wishes, a marvelous assembly program, notes, cards, and your generous gifts to me.
Samson’s strength was thought to come from his hair; my strength, inspiration and joy in day to day satisfaction of purpose comes from your children, and I am at a loss as to how to compensate for that, but the season has come and new adventures await.
I have been so very fortunate to work at Woodward, and especially at
this oasis of Woodard North. I consider it a magic place, a loving place, a place
set apart from any other place in the world, and that is because of the people:
parents, children, and teachers and administrators.
It is with a heavy heart that I leave, but please look for me in the halls next year as I try to find a niche to still be with you on occasion!
Thank you, Parent Community, for your generous gifts, for attending the assembly last week, for all your well wishes. Who else could be so fortunate to have spent more than half of one’s life doing a “job”, and loving every minute of it, and then have children singing in one’s honor at an
assembly program! I am so grateful!