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Woodstock Elementary School

We believe all elementary students
are diverse learners with unique needs.

5601 SE 50th Ave.Portland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6380Fx (503) 916-2688

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  • PBIS Booster Week is January 9-13

    Monday-Thursday we will be focusing on boosting expected behaviors in several common areas of our school.

    Monday - hallways
    Tuesday - bathrooms
    Wednesday - playground
    Thursday - cafeteria. 
    If students are seen exhibiting expected behaviors for that day's area, they could earn a special booster week pride inside. Then, on Friday at our morning meeting, 2 lucky students from each grade will be chosen from the week’s pride insides to win lunch with Principal Johnson! In addition, each classroom can earn a class wide reward by listening to the focus area’s expectations each day– this reward will be revealed on Friday!
  • Ms. Vawter's Safety Corner

  • Book Fair 2016 was a huge success this year!

    We did $9,700.00 in sales! A BIG thanks goes out to our community for helping to support our library program this year! A special thanks to the following individuals who volunteered to help make this book fair such a great event:Moana Rogerson, Barbara Larrison, Katy Ruhoff, Becky Love, Shelly Trone, Lorie Linn, Beth Schaller, Meilei Chen, Heidi Hanlon, Anne Nichol, Damania King, Laura Bilyeu, Tanya Correll, Jade Chan, Natasha Beeler, Megan Quigley, Tabitha Rhodes and Kristin Pierimarchi.
  • Coffee Conversation with Mr. Kosmas

    This past Tuesday, Ponny Kosmas, one of Woodstock’s School Counselors spoke about a class he took last summer where he learned about something called Growth Mindset. Growth Mindset was developed by Dr. Carol Dweck, and it is a belief that intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning. 
  • Seeking Sustainability Coordinator

    In an effort to increase our sustainability at Woodstock Elementary, we are seeking a volunteer to represent our school as a Sustainability Coordinator.  Please read more for a description of the role.
  • Chinese Delegation

    I am excited to share that I have been selected to join the 2016 Confucius/Hanban Chinese Delegation!  Through the delegation, I look forward to continuing the work we started last year.  It is a great opportunity and I am excited to travel to China with several objectives to improve learning for students at Woodstock.
  • Positive Behavior Banners and Ribbons

    For those of you who have attended a Morning Meeting this year, you may have observed the new Classroom Flags/Banners. One of our School Climate goals for this year is to increase school wide recognition of students and classrooms that exhibit appropriate behavior and display the values and expectations of our school.

    Please talk with your child about things they can do to help their class earn a ribbon for their classroom flag/banner.

  • Radon Testing at Woodstock

    Please see the message from Portland Public Schools regarding radon testing at Woodstock.
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Principal's Message

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  • November 2016

    Dear Woodstock Families,
    Thanks for a great start to the school year!  It has been a full, fast, and fun first two months of school!  As of today, our school population is at 535 students.  This is an increase of 44 students from where we were at last year at this time.  It is wonderful to see so many new faces in our school!
    As we have grown this year, we have experienced some growing pains.  I'd like to thank our staff and parents for being flexible and with changes this year designed to decrease the learning distraction to students.  Considering our growing population and some unexpected facility issues, our students are doing AMAZING!  Thanks for your role in keeping the focus on learning. 
    As we move into the late fall and winter months at Woodstock, we look forward to continuing to work with you and your child(ren) to make their school experience positive and enriching.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child's education, please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary 
  • Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

    I am very excited to start my second year as the Principal of Woodstock Elementary.  I look forward to continuing our work to make your child’s school experience rich, meaningful, and successful!

    As we are eager to see returning and new students, I would also like to introduce staff new to the Woodstock School Community:

    • Katy Vawter, Assistant Principal - With our growing student population, Woodstock has been assigned a new Assistant Principal for the first time as a K-5 school.  Ms. Vawter joined us mid-August and is preparing to support students, teachers, and parents/guardians through this school year.
    • Kylea Sundberg, Counselor (Halftime) - Mrs. Sundberg is also a new addition based on our growing population.  She will be working at Woodstock in the mornings alongside Mr. Kosmas supporting whole class guidance and small group work.
    • Rebecca Wilcox, Kindergarten Neighborhood Teacher - Ms. Wilcox was a temporary Neighborhood Kindergarten Teacher last year and has been officially hired for this year.  We are excited to have her back!
    • Lynette Diller, 1st Grade Neighborhood Teacher - Mrs. Diller joins us from Peninsula Elementary.  She comes with some strong experience in differentiation and is looking forward to working with the families of Woodstock!
    • Jamie Hillenberg, 3rd Grade English Immersion Teacher - Ms. Hillenberg brings a great teaming approach and technology skills to our school.  She is excited to work with her Immersion Teaching Partner and begin the school year.
    • Aron Steinke, 5th Grade Neighborhood Teacher - Mr. Steinke will be teaching 5th Grade and will be a strong addition to our 5th Grade Team.  He has some creative and “out-of-the-box” approaches to connecting with students and engaging them in learning.
    • Ali Borosky, ELL Teacher - Mrs. Borosky comes to Woodstock from Lent Elementary School.  With a background in both Reading Instruction and English Language Development, she will be a great addition to our school.

    Please be sure to say hello to our new members of the Woodstock Staff!

    As we all return to school, please take a moment to review the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures in this packet of information.  With student safety being our first consideration, please cooperate with the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures.

    In preparation for a year full of learning and growth, the Woodstock School Community participated in a survey last spring to identify our school values.  In addition to our school expectations that students are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible, this year we will be emphasizing our community’s values of Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, and Perseverance.  Through these expectations and values, we look forward to another great year!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email, give me a call, or stop by the office.

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary


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  • School conditions update

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    We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.

  • Friday, January 13: All schools and offices closed

    Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13.  Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school.   All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.

  • End of semester date change

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    Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:

    Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND

    Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).

  • Thursday, January 12: All schools and offices closed

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

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