• News for October 18, 2019

    Upcoming Events

    10/18 - Run for the Arts
    10/18 - PTA Family Movie Night
    10/21 - 3rd - 5th Author Visit: Remy Lai
    10/23 - Make Up Day for School Pictures
    10/25 - PTA Harvest Carnival and Shu Ren Annual Apple Fundraiser pickup
    10/25 - 11/8 - PTA Book Harvest
    11/15, 2:45 PM - Site Council

    See the full calendar for Woodstock Elementary online here: https://www.pps.net/Page/434#calendar573/20180831/month

    For information on accessing our online school calendar from other applications, please click here: https://www.pps.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=434&PageType=20&DomainID=166&ModuleInstanceID=573.

    2019/20 District Calendar: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/4/2019-20-School-District-Calendar.pdf 

    From the Principal

    Hello Woodstock Families,

    What a great Friday!  Although many of us were concerned with the precipitation forecast for today, we were, for the most part, able to avoid the rain for today’s Run for the Arts.  We were even lucky enough to see the sunshine during two of the runs! 


    A big thanks to our Arts and PE Department (Mrs. Krill, Ms. Austin, Ms. Candace, and Mrs. Rowey) for making today’s event such a fun day for all!

    With the Annual PTA Harvest Carnival one week away, I’d like to remind families that the PTA is still seeking volunteers.  This is a great tradition at our school and only possible due to the tremendous volunteer support we see each year.  With a week to go, now is a great time to sign up to be a volunteer. Detailed information below.

    Also, the PTA would like all parents/guardians to know that wristbands for the Harvest Carnival will be available for pre-sale.  If you’d like to skip the lines next Friday, wristbands will be on sale Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before school next week.

    We also want to let everyone know that students and families are encouraged and welcome to wear costumes to the Harvest Carnival, however, costumes should remain at home during the school day, including October 31 (Halloween).  Please help us keep the focus on learning and do not wear costumes to school.

    Thanks again to everyone who joined us for Run for the Arts.  It was great to see so many families hear running, smiling, and supporting the arts at Woodstock!

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary


    This year, conferences are scheduled for November 25 and 26.

    If you need an interpreter for you child's conference or need assistance scheduling a conference, please email your child's name and your needed language to WoodstockAttend@pps.net.

    Any appointments that are scheduled prior to the appropriate registration window may be deleted as the schedule is cleared for the tiered registration. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Parents/guardians are being asked to register for conferences online.  As this is such an important event and we truly want all families to be able to attend, we have developed tiered conference scheduling to allow for more equitable access to conference registration.  Below you will find the dates that registration opens to families:

    • Families whose First Language is NOT English - Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 AM
    • Families with Multiple Children Attending Woodstock - Friday, October 11 at 8:00 AM
    • Open to All Families - Monday, October 14 at 8:00 AM

    Please use the following link to register for conferences during your window:

    Again, if you need an interpreter for conferences or if you have extenuating circumstances that need to be considered for conference scheduling, please email WoodstockAttend@pps.net.

    We look forward to seeing you at conferences!

    Additional Conference Information:

    • Families who will not be able to attend conferences due to a family vacation or similar reason will receive a conference summary form from their student(s) teacher(s).  Since these days have been designated as conference days when the orginal district calendar was approved, we will not be scheduling additional conferences outside of these times.
    • Also, please note that due to time limitations and other factors, we are only scheduling one conference per student.





    • 母语非英语的家庭; 10月8日星期二早上8点
    • 有两个或两个以上在本校就读的家庭 :10月11日星期五早上8点
    • 本校所有家庭 ;10月14日星期一早上8点


    如果你的会议需要翻译或是你有特殊状况需要被考虑,请电邮至 WoodstockAttend@pps.net 



    • 因旅游或类似原因而无法参加会议的家庭,将收到老师提供的会议摘要表。由于学区在公告校历时已批准家长教师会议时间,因此我们不会在其他时间安排会议。
    • 请注意,由于时间限制和其他因素,我们仅为每个学生安排一次会议。

    Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) at Woodstock

    We are seeking 2 parents (3rd grade parent and a 4th/5th grade parent) to co-lead our OBOB program here at Woodstock. 

    From the OBOB website:

    “The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.

    Job Duties:

    • Support registration/teams
    • Help with parent/guardian communication
    • Create and manage brackets
    • Support volunteers for battles

    Resources available:

    • OBOB Website
    • Mrs. Lingo and Ms. Shawen
    • Books provided in the library for student check-out
    • On battle day(s): Space, time, and staff

    Author Visit: Remy Lai


    Woodstock is excited to welcome author Remy Lai on Monday, October 21st at 9:00 am. 3rd-5th graders will attend an assembly where she will be speaking to her new book, Pie in the Sky. Family members are also welcome to attend!

    About the story:

    When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama.

    Read more about her here.

    Woodstock School Garden Visioning Seminar

    • When: Wednesday, November 6th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Child supervision is provided)
    • Why: The Woodstock School garden committee is seeking input from the school community as part of creating a master plan for the school garden
    • Activities:  Participants will  see photo examples of various elements of a school garden, including different kinds of seating, pathways, garden beds, tool sheds, etc., then vote for their favorites. Additionally, participants will be able to engage in a hands-on art activity in which they get to create the school garden of their dreams.

    Bond Paint Program 

    PPS Health & Safety Bond painting staff will be starting paint stabilization work at Woodstock in the next couple of weeks. This work is being completed as part of the 2017 Health and Safety Bond Lead Paint Stabilization program that will be addressing painting projects at all schools. Work locations were identified as part of a Lead Paint Condition Assessment completed by a certified Lead-based Paint Risk Assessor. (The paint assessment reports can be found on the PPS Risk Management web site: https://www.pps.net/Page/10329). Click here to read the Bond Pain Program Notification Letter.  

    PICCs of the week

    We are excited to recognize our PICCs for this week.  Our PICCs of the Week are students that went above and beyond to display Perseverance, Integrity, Compassion, and/or Curiousity. 

    Please see the group photo of the students from today’s morning meeting below:



    Volunteers Needed for the Portland PTA Council Clothing Center

    The Portland PTA Council Clothing Center provides families with age-appropriate clothing for PPS students in need. The center assigns each Portland public school two days during the year to staff the center with volunteers, and this allows referred students from across the district to come select clothes up to two times per year.  

    We need 5-6 volunteers to fill Woodstock's fall commitment, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21st. Check in is at the Grant Main Office.

    Volunteers sort donations, wash clothing, and help families in need pick out clothes that are appropriate for them.

    To sign up, please visit: Konstella or email Michelle Jasso at volunteer@woodstock-pta.org.


    Friday October 25th (6:00-8:00 PM)


    Want to skip the admission line? We will be selling activity wristbands ($12) at drop off on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings next week. Find us in the main entrance near the office between 7:45am-8:30am. Cash, check, and credit card accepted.



    We still need LOTS of volunteers!

    Everyone who signs up to volunteer by Sunday October 20th will be entered into a drawing to win their choice of: a free 2019-2020 Woodstock School yearbook, or a free t-shirt or beanie from the Woodstock Spiritwear store. Three winners will be chosen at random and contacted after the carnival.

    Online sign-up:  www.konstella.com/cd/hsEaPd

    Questions?  Email Stephanie Krasnow (stephaniekrasnow@gmail.com)


    Last day to order is this Monday, October 21st!

    From Shu Ren

    Chinese Homework Help:

    Chinese Homework Help will start on Sept. 24th. It will be offered every Tuesday & Wednesday after school from 2:40-3:20 pm. 

    The first two weeks are now available for signup. You can sign up your student here: http://bit.ly/HHStudent

     In order to make Chinese Homework Help possible please consider volunteering to be Classroom Monitor or Chinese speaker, as we cannot run this program without your support. Volunteers may bring sibling child with them while volunteering at homework help.

    Sign up to volunteer here: http://bit.ly/HHVolunteer

    Year of the Rat Design Contest - Woodstock, Hosford and Cleveland!
    October 14 - November 24

    Would you like to see your art on next year’s Zodiac T-shirt?  Year of the Rat Design Contest artwork can be submitted to the front office of your school. Digital designs can be sent to gena21@msn.com. Designs will be adjusted to make a silkscreen shirt. Please limit your colors to 2-3 or simply black and white.

    Winner will receive a FREE T-Shirt and a 25$ Amazon Gift Card!

    Contest Flyer