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March 22, 2018

A Byline By Beth

Support the Woodward Fund This Spring

Woodward North Parents,

Thank you for all of the many ways you support our school, including your charitable gifts to The Woodward Fund. This year, our parent participation in giving is 40% and we’d like to see that number rise well before the end of school. I would like to challenge you to reach 55% participation by March 30, 2018.

If we reach this goal, all students will enjoy an out of uniform day on April 11, 2018. Show your family’s school spirit by making a gift to The Woodward Fund today! If you have already given, THANK YOU!

Gifts can be made online at or by dropping a check off in the front office. If you are not sure whether or not you have made a gift this school year, or have any other questions, please contact Claire Hegarty, Director of Advancement, at or 404-764-4043.

Thank you again for entrusting your child to us and for your continued support of Woodward Academy.


Spring Holiday

Woodward North will be closed for a Spring holiday on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday, April 3. Enjoy the Easter holidays with family and friends!

Hands on Future Tech -- Middle School Outreach Program

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Saturday, March 31; 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Georgia Tech’s Molecular Science & Engineering (MoSE) Building

This one day event is open to all BOYS and GIRLS in the 6th-8th grades. At the event, students will interact and participate in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) demonstrations with college students, faculty, and industry professionals.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., at the Molecular Science & Engineering (MoSE) building on Georgia Tech's campus (901 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). A visitors parking deck is located next to the building on State Street.

The purpose of this event is to make STEM disciplines and concepts understandable, relevant, interesting, and applicable in a student’s everyday life. The program will also include speakers, a parent’s session, and a career panel that provides information on STEM careers and the opportunities available in these areas. Lunch will be provided.

To register and for further information, please go to:

There are limited slots for participation and you are encouraged to have your parents register as soon as possible. Since we would like to share this opportunity with as many students as possible - there is a limit of eight students per school.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Keith Oden at

Spring Programs

Woodward North is blooming with talent! We have many performances scheduled for April and May. The Woodward North Parent Community has arranged to have Patrik Tyron Films professionally record these events. Don’t miss out on ordering your video today!

All orders including those at the door will be by credit card only. DVD’s and Blu-Ray orders will be sent home via backpack mail once production is complete.

The pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students will present their Spring Program on Friday, April 13 in the Arts Center. The program will begin at 1 p.m. Join us for an entertaining event! Use this link to order your video.

The 2nd and 3rd grades will have their Spring Performance on Friday, April 6 at 1:45 p.m. in the Art Center. Use this link to order your video.

On Thursday, April 19, we are off to India with 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. They will be presenting The Jungle Book in the Art Center at 7 p.m. Don’t miss out on ordering your keepsake video:

Our Spring Band and Orchestra Performance will be on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Art Center. Order your video here:

Our dance students have been working hard all year and will present An Evening of Dance on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Art Center. You’re sure to want a video of this delightful program. Use this link to order your copy:

We look forward to seeing you at these entertaining performances! Please contact Guni Dalal,, if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Transportation Services Info

As a growing number of our students use services such as Uber, Lyft, taxis, private car services, and other similar means of transportation, please note that these forms of transportation are not sanctioned by Woodward Academy, and as such, patronage is at parental discretion.

Walking Back to Woodward North

During the last school year, Woodward North raised $8,065 for our sister school Terranova by trekking (virtually of course) 8,065 miles to Terranova's location in Zambia. Now we are walking back to Woodward North. We began our return walk in August and will continue our fundraising initiative until the end of the school year. So far, we have walked 5258 miles and raised $5258. This week during our Week of Understanding-$10 for Terranova initiative, $2595 was raised! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Register for Woodward Summer Camps!

Where can my children spend their days exploring, discovering, and learning about the world around them? Who will take the time to appreciate their unique qualities and personalities? Who will ensure that my children have fun and learn in an enriching environment? Who will care for them when I can't be there?

Woodward Academy Summer Camp is the answer! Parents can rest assured knowing their children are growing their minds, building character, and developing skills—all while making new friends and unforgettable memories.


E-cycle/Reuse Drive

The spring e-cycle/reuse drive for Woodward North will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Please see more information here.

Woodward North Screening of Angst: April 17, 2018

Anxiety and depression continue to be an increasing concern in our society. Even more alarming, the numbers of children diagnosed at early ages with anxiety continue to grow.

To learn more about this issue, please join us Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the Woodward North Arts Center. At that time, we will host a special viewing of Angst, a documentary Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.

Please RSVP via this link if you are able to join us.

Coffee with Dr. Freer: Philanthropy at Woodward

Dr. Chris Freer, Vice President for Advancement, invites you to join him for coffee to learn more about the role of philanthropy at Woodward. Topics include The Woodward Fund, the upcoming capital campaign, and the endowment. We will discuss how staff and volunteers work together to achieve the Academy’s fundraising goals for the benefit of our students and teachers.

If you have supported for a long time or have yet to make a gift, we’d love for you to come learn more in a conversational setting. RSVP to Naylene Felt at or 404-765-4036. We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 20 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Media Center


Carpool in the morning and afternoon requires the attention and patience of all involved. Please help us as we unload and load your children each day by refraining from the use of your cell phone. The safety of your children is always of the greatest importance to us, and we need your undivided attention during the morning and afternoon. Please stay in your car during morning drop-off if at all possible. If it is necessary for you to leave your car and enter one of the buildings, we ask that you park in a designated parking spot in order to allow all other traffic to flow smoothly through the carpool lanes.


Purchase the 2018 Phoenix yearbook at

The yearbook staff wants to include pictures of and stories about your kids! Right now, we are looking for information about summer travels and activities, eclipse experiences, and the first day of school. Please email your info to the yearbook coordinator of your school:

US Phoenix -
MS Nicholas Widener -
WN Kaye Brinson -
LS Jacob Edmison -

PS Michelle Nestlehutt -

Security Measures

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.

ATL Airport District Restaurant Week

The fifth annual ATL Airport District Restaurant Week will continue through Sunday, March 25. Restaurant week will include the dining destinations of College Park, East Point, the newly added Hapeville, and Union City. Experience all of the delicious cuisine the District has to offer with prix fixe menu prices of $9, $19, or $29, or signature dishes for 20% off. Participants can dine at unique local restaurants for lunch or dinner. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax, and gratuity.

This year’s participating restaurants to-date include: Apron, Arches Brewing, Corner Tavern, Bole Ethiopian, Chapman Drugs, Duck Club Speakeasy, Grecian Gyro, Hattie Marie’s, Kafenio, Kupcakerie, Louisiana Bistreaux, Malone’s, Manchester Arms, Nancy’s Pizza, The Pig and the Pint, Radial Café, Ronaldo’s Resto Bar, Silver’s Delight, the Corner Grille, Urban Foodie Feed Store, and Voya Café.

“Like” the ATL Airport District Restaurant Week page on Facebook to stay in the know regarding all things restaurant week!

I Wonder...

Have you ever wondered about any of your child's Woodward Academy experiences? Have you had any ideas or comments you wanted to share but no idea where to send them? We've created an “I Wonder” form in the Parent Portal to provide you with an opportunity to stay engaged throughout the year, rather than just at parent meetings. We invite you to share thoughts, reflections, and questions. Input can be anonymous, or you can include your email address if you would like a reply.

This “I Wonder” form is intended for questions/comments about the Academy as a whole. Please continue to consult your child’s teacher if you have a question or comment about your child’s specific class.

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.

Kids in the News

Sixth grader Emily B., won the Magnolia Open 2018 ice skating competition sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. The competition took place at The Cooler in Alpharetta on March 10. Emily scored highest among 20 competitors in her group (Free Skate - Well Balanced). Congratulations, Emily!

Counselor Connection

Ellen Adolph-Woodward North Counselor

ERB/CPT4 Testing Time!

The upcoming week marks an annual academic event at Woodward Academy. From March 26-29, students in grades two through six will participate in ERB standardized testing.

This week in Counseling and Life Skills Classes, we have spent time discussing ERB tests, what the children can expect, and how to best prepare. Here are are some highlights:

  • The children have learned that standardized tests are used across our nation. At Woodward Academy, the tests are used to help teachers understand how children are learning and also help the academy evaluate our curriculum.
  • The children understand that these are not tests for which they can study. In fact, their “test best” preparation involves getting a good night’s rest, eating a healthy, protein-filled breakfast, and arriving to school no later than 8:00 a.m.
  • These are not "pass or fail" tests. We have discussed the fact that the most important evaluation of each student’s classroom progress continues to be their day-to-day performance in classes. We expect to receive the ERB reports the end of April, at which time the Academy will mail the reports to parents.

In each home room, students will participate in practice tests so they can see the kinds of questions asked and practice “bubbling in” the answers. We also discussed the fact that students can look forward to the fact that there are no other tests scheduled during ERB week and no homework will be assigned.

We are excited to help our students have a “test-best” testing week. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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