May is Walk + Bike Month
5/17, 6:00 PM - K-3 Spring Music Program
5/22 - Science Fair
5/23, - Afternoon - Grandparents’ Day
5/25 - Field Day
5/31 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
6/1 - School Carnival
6/8 - School Wide Picnic
6/8 - 5th Grade Completion Ceremony and School Wide “Clap Out”
All around Portland students will walk, bike, and roll as often as possible to
and from school in May.
If you have to drive, consider parking three blocks away and walking in -- that's enough to provide a morning brain boost!
Fun events in May:
* THIS SATURDAY MAY 5TH 10:30am-12:30pm BIKE RODEO with games, bike repairs, and prizes (on the blacktop at school)
* WEDNESDAY MAY 9TH 7:30am BIKE TRAIN/WALKING SCHOOL BUS/PARADE from the Advantis Credit Union parking lot (Woodstock & 43rd)
* FRIDAY MAY 11TH a visit from the BIKE FAIRY. Bike this day if you can!
* EVERY FRIDAY 7:40-7:55am WELCOME STATION for all walking, biking, and rolling students (at the bike rack)
Students are encouraged to mark the tally sheet outside their classroom and record their mode of travel each morning.
VOLUNTEER! Sign up to help at one of the events:
Would you like to join a bike train or walking school bus? Any other questions? Contact Madi Carlson at email@example.com
Thanks to the PTA we have many different after school classes at Woodstock, and the spring terms starts the week after spring break. Scholarships are available. Browse the catalog and find all the registration information you need on the PTA website - woodstock-pta.org/after-school-programs - or on the community website pdxafterschool.com.
The first day of school for the 2017/18 School Year is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for 1st - 5th Grade students. Kindergartners will start on Tuesday September 5th.
Notice of School Hours Change for Next Year 2017-18
PPS will be changing school start and end times at a number of schools, including Woodstock. As of the start of school in fall 2017, we will start at 8:00 and release at 2:15 p.m. This minor adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of schedules. Please take note of this change.
I would like to remind you of some important events and updates for the the fall.
Project Community Care - This year, Community Care Day is scheduled for August 26 from 9:00 to 11:45 AM. This will be a great opportunity to help spruce up the school by spreading bark dust, pulling weeds, and doing some general landscaping. Our Sustainability Committee will also be embarking on the first steps to create a Learning Garden for our school. Please come and join us for this event to help our school and reconnect with other Woodstock Families.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - The Annual PTA/Shu Ren Incoming Kindergarten Family Ice Cream Social will follow the Community Care Day starting at noon. This event is for families of incoming kindergarten students and will take place in the Woodstock City Park, adjacent to the school grounds. Please help spread the word if you know any incoming kindergarten families!
First Day of School (and new school hours) - The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 30. As noted below, the new school hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM...be prepared!
First Day of School for Kindergarteners - Kindergarten students will have an individual appointment on August 30, 31, or September 1. Their first day of school is September 5.
I hope you have a great summer and we are already excited for your return in the fall.
Seth Johnson, Principal
Athletes from the Portland Interscholastic League won Class 6A state championships in track and field and golf last week, led by a Benson High School sophomore who took two titles with record performances.
Ockley Green Middle School showed off some teamwork at the
56th Annual St. John’s Parade. Ockley Green was one of seven PPS
schools that had an entry in the parade (joining Bridlemile Elementary, Faubion
K-8, George Middle, Franklin and Lincoln highs and Metropolitan Learning
Center), but was the only school to feature its band and dance team performing
together. The two teams combined on “Celebration” and the James Bond theme
Last week, 31 students who are about to graduate from PPS high schools were honored in the Golden Minds ceremony, which honors the district’s top Asian and Pacific Islander seniors. The ceremony, held at the district office, recognized students for academic achievement, community service and overcoming daily challenges.
Approximately 350 Special Education students from across the district, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, attended the first annual Superhero Field Day on May 17 at the Jefferson High School track. Students had a blast circulating through 16 stations, such as the Aquaman Relay and Hulk Smash!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Grandparents and Special Friends Day
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Senior Honor Day, Indian Education
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Oaks Park Safety Patrol Picnic
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ¡Sí Se Puede! Latino Student Recognition Event
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM Field Day
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shu Ren Community Dinner and End of Year annual meeting & election
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Young Gifted and Black award ceremony
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PTA Carnival