August 16, 2019
Bylines By Beth
Welcome back! Wednesday was the beginning of what promises to be another incredible year at Woodward North. For our faculty, much preparation goes into the planning and organizing of the school year and classroom. At home, you most likely were busy purchasing uniforms, new shoes, and bookbags. With all the business, butterflies start fluttering inside us as an indication of excitement and anxiety over the unknown. The butterflies the students feel may be about making friends, meeting new teachers, and the work ahead. For parents, the butterflies may be about entrusting the care of their children to new teachers, making new WN friends, and the work to be done at home. As a faculty, our butterflies are about reaching and teaching all students, building relationships with parents, and ensuring that we create meaningful learning opportunities for our students. We hope that within a few days, the butterflies felt are calm, and everyone will enjoy the beauty of the new year.
Are You in the Know?
If you are reading this now, the answer is a resounding YES!
Northworthy News is a valuable asset for the Woodward North community. It contains "all the news that is fit to print" and then some. The weekly Northworthy News includes a calendar that shows all the activities occurring at our school, the time for each activity, and where each activity is being held. Northworthy News is a wonderful way to find out what is happening on our campus.
Join us as we cheer on the War Eagles on August 23.
There will be food, fun, and prizes, and some football too!
It's Woodward North's annual Tailgate Party for the Woodward Academy varsity football game on Friday, August 23.
Game time is 7:30 P.M. vs. Westminster and we would love for you to be in the stands cheering on the War Eagles. Our tailgate is located at the Middle School Courtyard at 1655 Hardin Avenue in College Park at 5:30 P.M. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetarian options, chips, music, cheerleaders, the marching band, prizes , and more, and it's All complimentary!
We are also offering a free shuttle from Woodward North, It will leave here at 3:30 and return at halftime of the game.
Please let us know if you will be joining us and/or if you would like to ride the bus by filling out the form at this link: http://tinyurl.com/WNTailgate 19. If you've already filled out the form, you don't have to do so again. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.
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
My name is Mr. John Potts and I’m super excited about being your Woodward North Counselor! I have many fun “real life” activities planned as I meet with your child once every seven days. Our theme at Woodward North this year is “We are Soaring with Gratitude.” What is Gratitude? My definition of gratitude is “paying attention to what you’re thankful for to help you be kind and compassionate to the world at large.” How can all of us be thankful for what we have in our lives? How can we continue to better understand the world at large? Eileen Caddy said “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand, gratitude helps bring joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all of those around you.” I can’t wait to have an incredible year at Woodward North!!
Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a 6-session, skills-based parenting course that introduces parents to effective parenting skills and strategies that emphasize the elimination of power struggles.