February 28, 2020
Conference Day for Woodward North PK-3rd graders will be Thursday, March 19. There will be no classes held on that day. Childcare will be provided for Woodward North students during the parents' conference time.
Please see the link below to place an order for the 2020 Woodward Academy yearbook.
Neighborhood Meet & Greets!
After hearing in the annual Parent Feedback Survey that you, as parents, are interested in getting to know and engaging with your Woodward neighbors, the Academy has facilitated a Meet & Greet initiative!
We have parents in several neighborhoods who have offered to host events at their homes for Woodward families and for neighbors interested in learning more about WA, across metro Atlanta. Please be on the lookout for invitations to events in your neighborhood from your fellow WA parents!
And we’d love to expand our group of hosts and volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering as a host for a Meet & Greet in your neighborhood, please contact the Admissions Office. We hope to create more connections within our Woodward community for our parents!
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! We want to make sure siblings of current Woodward students have primary consideration for openings, so we encourage parents to visit the Admissions Getting Started page to apply today. If you have family, friends, or neighbors interested in applying their children, you can send a letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org to improve their chances for acceptance. Thank you for entrusting Woodward with the education of your child, and we look forward to helping your family and friends share the Woodward experience!
Intramurals, Mini-Intramurals, Tutorials and Chess Cancellations
Until further notice, Intramurals, Mini-intramurals, tutorials and Kids Chess have been cancelled. We will keep you updated with any information regarding this situation.
We have many Spirit Days throughout the year. On designated Spirit Days students may wear the Spirit shirt with out-of-uniform pants, shorts or jeans. Please mark your calendar for the following Spirit Days: March 20, April 3, and May 1. We have also decided to have another Spirit Day tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Please wear the Spirit Shirt with your favorite out of uniform bottom. Do you have spirit? We want to see it!
Rising 7th Grade Parent Meeting
Please note that the rising 7th grade parent meeting originally scheduled for April 18 has been changed to Monday, April 6 at 7:00 P.M. in Richardson Hall. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Thank you to all of our parents for your diligence in signing in at the front office before entering the school. We appreciate your cooperation.
Students may arrive as early as 7 a.m., at which time they will be supervised. Those arriving between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. must enter the building at the front entrance. The side entrance doors will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Every student should be in their classroom by 8 a.m. Morning meetings are a very important part of the day and begin promptly after the first bell.
Find the Parent Community Online!
Whether you’re looking to volunteer or wondering when the next Parent Community event is, you can now find it all on the Parent Community website. Please be sure to check it regularly for upcoming Parent Community events and opportunities to volunteer. You also can follow us on Facebook @WAParentCommunity.
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, PE 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.
John Potts, Woodward North Counselor
We, as parents and educators, really want our children to know how to navigate through the “ups and downs” of social interactions and social dynamics with classmates and friends. Setting a solid foundation in teaching children how to understand and apply the act of “forgiveness” will truly guide a child to learn how to have freedom from pain and hurt throughout their life. Psychologists define forgiveness as a “conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.” Maryam Abdullah, the author of the article “How To Teach Kids Forgiveness Skills,” discusses amazing skills that we can teach our children at all different ages. She first touches on the importance of teaching our young children about the concept of love preceding forgiveness. “Before introducing young children to the subtleties of forgiveness, you can first introduce them to the concept of love—caring for the other for the sake of the other.” Knowing how to love and appreciate others will certainly drive one’s ability to understand how to forgive eventually.
The Woodward Academy Parent Community is currently planning volunteer activities for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit this website periodically for updates on volunteer activities.