• News for November 1, 2019

    Upcoming Events

    11/1 - Shu Ren Board Meeting
    11/2 - Daylight Savings Ends (Adjust Clock One Hour Back)
    11/4 - PTA Dine-out: Hopworks
    11/6 - Woodstock School Garden Visioning Seminar
    11/6 - PTA Seminar
    11/8 - Recycling Roundup (details below)
    11/8 - PTA Movie Night
    11/11 - NO SCHOOL for Veteran’s Day
    11/15 - 2:45 PM - Site Council
    11/20-11/22 and 11/25-11/26 - Book Fair (see details below)
    11/20 - PTA Dine-out: PDX Sliders
    11/21 - Grandparents and Special Friends Day
    11/22 - OBOB Interest Forms Due (see details below)
    11/25 - 11/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
    11/27 - 11/29 - Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    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,

    Happy November!  Yesterday marked the end of the first quarter.  It is hard to believe that we’re already entering the second quarter of the school year.  There has been a lot accomplished this year so far and I’m excited to move forward and to continue to watch students grow the rest of this year.

    As we move into November, please remember that daylight savings ends this weekend.  Be prepared to “fall back” one hour Saturday night!

    Although this was a short week for students due to today’s teacher work day, I still encourage you to read through this newsletter as there is important information about current activities and upcoming events.

    We hope you have a safe weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary


    WSE Dear Families,

    For the winter holidays, we are offering some assistance for families that are having difficulty making ends meet. We are currently collecting holiday wish lists from families needing support.

    Here is how the program works:

    We will be taking referrals for families during the month of November. Families wishing to participate in the program will fill out a wishlist for each child in their home. Please return your child’s wish list by November 12th.

    Each wishlist item will be coded, written on a tag and placed on the bulletin board across from Room 1. All names of program participants will be left off the tags and kept confidential. Families that are able to give will take one or more wishlist tags from the bulletin board and shop for those items. They will then bring the wrapped gift(s) or gift card(s) to the office with the tag attached. The tags are very important because they will have the family code written on it to be sure that the gifts go to the appropriate families.  I will contact participating families and distribute the gifts.

    This is a confidential program. To inquire about participation, please call me at 503-916-6380 or talk to your child's teacher. During the weeks of Nov 12 - Dec 6th, check out the Season of Sharing bulletin board if you would like to fulfill someone's wish! Thank you for your care and concern for our school community. 


    Ponny Kosmas and Shannon Nicolas
    School Counselor

    A Note from the Health Room

    Please send your child to school with lip balm if your child gets severely chapped lips in the winter so that he/she does not miss class time coming to see the health assistant for chapped lips. The health assistant does not have the ability to supply lip balm to the children.  

    Also please remember that as the weather gets colder the children will still be having recess outside.  Please provide your child with gear to keep them warm at recess. 

    REVISED: Chess for Success Returns November 19th


    Woodstock chess club is back! Chess club meets TUESDAYS from 2:45 until 3:45 in the cafeteria starting November 19th. We have a new coach this year, Mr. Padura! Mr. Padura used to be in a chess club when he was in school and he can't wait to teach you all about his favorite game, and all its intricacies. 

    Pick up your permission slips in the office, and remember club starts November 19th.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    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。


    The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries and run through locally our school.  Students in 3rd-5th 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.  https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org

    A form for any interested 3rd - 5th grader can be found here .  

    Every student who wishes to participate needs to fill out a form and return it to the Library by Friday, November 22nd

    Weds Nov 20 - Fri Nov 22
    2:30 pm-4:00 pm (after school)
    * Opens @ 12:30 on Thursday for Grandparents/Special Friends Day

    Mon Nov 25 - Tues Nov 26
    8:00 am - 7:30 pm (during conferences) 

    Open online Nov 15 - Nov 28

    Many hands make light work! Volunteers can sign up to help here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044FACAB22AAF58-2019 

    From Shu Ren


    Purchase Chinook Books and Support Shu Ren  & Save All Year Long! 50% of proceeds benefit Shu Ren and activities such as After-school Homework Help


    1. Purchase the book In the school Lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday After school
    2. Purchase through the Chinook Book App:
    • Go tocom to download the app. Go to the "Purchase Full Access" screen on the "More" menu to pay for your subscription and enter the Partner ID “shurenofportland” to have your purchase benefit the fundraiser.
    • Visit https://chinook.co/shurenofportland from your phone to purchase your Chinook Book mobile app subscription and benefit our fundraiser
    • Already have the App on your phone? Great! Enter “shurenofportland” as your Partner ID and when you renew you will be supporting our fundraiser. Simply open the App, click More… then Manage My Subscription. Then enter “shurenofportland” as the Partner ID.


    全年购买支持Shu R en。50%的收益将用于支持Shu Ren和课后作业帮助等活动。


    2。通过Chinook Book App购买:


    从您的手机访问https://chinook.co/shurenofportland以购买Chinook Book移动应用订阅并使我们的筹款活动受益。



    Annual Holiday Wreath Sale!

    WSE Dress up your home for the holidays with a lovely handmade wreath. Each wreath is made using noble fir, juniper berries, pine and comes with a red wired bow.

    Order Online here https://www.shurenofportland.org/wreath-fundraiser 

    Or on the paper form that's sent home in your child's backpack. With the paper form you can make checks payable to Shu Ren and place in Shu Ren box in the Woodstock Elementary School office

    DEADLINE TO ORDER is by Thursday, November 14, 2019 by 3:00pm paper form or by Midnight Online Orders. 

    Pick-up will be Friday, November 22, 2019, after school, at Woodstock Elementary School, Portland Oregon.

    Please contact Debbi.kaufman@comcast.net with any questions.

    All proceeds will benefit the 8th & 5th grader's CRR Trip!





    Recycling Roundup

    WSE It’s recycling time again! Bring in your cereal bags, bar wrappers, pencil stubs, soap and lotion pumps, toothbrushes, L.O.L. Surprise! packaging, and other hard-to-recycle items.

    Woodstock Lobby
    Friday, November 8
    8:00-8:30 am and 2:30-3:00 p.m.

    Please make sure your items are clean and free of crumbs/debris.
    To see what's accepted and what’s not, visit www.terracycle.com and read about the following brigades:

    • Dixon Classroom
    • L.O.L. Surprise!
    • Barilla Ready Pasta
    • Bausch + Lomb
    • Brita
    • Energy Bar Wrappers
    • Cereal Bags (NOTE: Dec. 6 will be last day)
    • Personal Care and Beauty
    • Tom’s of Maine Natural Care
    • Solo Cups

    Future Recycling Roundup Days:
    1st Friday of month (unless a no-school day), before and after school

    November 8*
    December 6
    January 10*
    February 7
    March 6
    April 3
    May 1
    May 29*

    *not 1st Friday, due to school closure

    Questions? Contact Jade Chan (3rd gr. parent).
    Thanks for making our world a little greener and for supporting CRR2025 (3rd grade MIP class)!