• News for December 13, 2019

    Upcoming Events

    12/20 - School Wide Pajama Day
    12/23 - 1/3 - NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
    1/6 - Students return to school from Winter Break
    1/10 - PTA Family Movie Night
    1/10 - Shu Ren Board Meeting
    1/13 - PTA/Shu Ren Meeting
    1/20 - NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    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,

    Thanks to all who attended the 3rd-5th Grade Art and Music Show last night.  It is always great to see families come out to support and enjoy the Woodstock Arts Program.  A special thanks to Mrs. Rowey, who has been working hard with students in preparation for last night’s performance, and to Ms. Candace, who has been able to bring some great ideas and approaches to visual arts instruction at our school that were on display last night.

    Speaking of art, many of you may have noticed that the mural that used to be in our cafeteria has recently been removed.  I’m sorry that this information comes a little after the fact, but I wanted to take a moment to share the rationale for its removal.

    At Woodstock, we believe that all students should feel their school is a welcoming place.  We want our school and our walls to be positive and encouraging to students, staff, families, and community members.  Unfortunately, the mural did not align with our school beliefs. In cooperation with Facilities and Asset Management, the decision to remove the mural was based on discussions with the Arts Advisory Committee and the Equity Committee, as well as through consultation with district officials knowledgeable on the subject.

    Moving forward, this provides us with an opportunity to create a new mural that captures our school values and is a better representation of our community, while allowing for discussion on how students can be active social change agents.

    As community-building is based on an understanding of who we are and how we cooperate, it is important to be sure to recognize and celebrate our successes as a school community and individuals.  Over the past several weeks, students have been working to fill the “Lion’s Den.” (The “Lion’s Den” is where we collect all the individual “Pride Insides” students earn.) At the Morning Meeting today, we were able to fill the den!  As a reward, we are going to have a School Wide Pajama Day on Friday, December 20!  Students can wear appropriate PJs to school next Friday.  Please make sure that students also wear a jacket and appropriate footwear for the school day.

    Finally, I would like to provide an update on some important staff updates and changes.  First, Ms. Fogg has accepted a new position at the District Office as an Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA).  As a result, her last day as a First Grade MIP English Partner Teacher will be December 20. Mid-year transitions are always difficult, but she has been able to communicate with families impacted by this change and has been working with the teacher replacing her to ensure a smooth transition.  We thank Ms. Fogg for her work with students at Woodstock and wish her the best in her new role as a MTSS TOSA.

    As I’ve mentioned, mid-year transitions are difficult, but we are fortunate that we have already been able to secure the new First Grade MIP English Partner Teacher.  Mrs. Ruhoff has been hired as the First Grade MIP English Partner Teacher for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year and will assume responsibilities immediately upon Ms. Fogg’s departure.  Some you may already know Mrs. Ruhoff as she is currently a Temporary Teacher in our Neighborhood Kindergarten, covering for Ms. Taya, who will be returning after winter break. Last year, Mrs. Ruhoff was one of our English Language Development Teachers, so she has some great experience in our school and a strong knowledge of students across our building.  We are excited to have her continue as a teacher in our building!

    I also need to share some staff news that I’m sure will be sad to our whole school community: this will be Karla’s last year at Woodstock.  Effective at the end of December, Karla will be retiring from PPS. However, she will continue to work through the rest of this school year.  Karla has obviously been a fixture at our school for years and has impacted and touched so many lives, her presence will definitely be missed.  It is difficult to share this with a school community that has such strong connections to Karla. Although we felt it was important to share this information now, there will be more opportunities throughout the year to thank Karla for her service and her work caring for the students, staff, and families of Woodstock.

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary

    Comic Contest Winners Announced!

    A huge thank you to all of the students who submitted Comics for our first Comic Contest! Congratulations to the winners (pictured below):
    Maeve Doll, Anika Struck, Kai Wheeler-Kay, Lachlan Hoof, Romana Caputo and Frances Hanlon (not pictured).


    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:


    From the PTA



    We have many different after school classes at Woodstock. Browse the catalog and find all the registration information you need on the PTA website -  woodstock-pta.org/after-school-programs.



    Questions? afterschool@woodstock-pta.org 
    如果问题的话请电邮 afterschool@woodstock-pta.org 



    December 9th - 20th

    Don't let those broken strings of lights end up in the landfill, recycle them!
    Drop them off in the school lobby anytime between Monday, December 9th and Friday, December 20th.
    We appreciate everything you do to make our world a little greener!

    From Shu Ren


    Pure Spice Chinese Restaurant really enjoyed having our school dine-out at their restaurant!

    To show appreciation they have offer an additional 5% donation towards Shu Ren on any future dining at their restaurant throughout the school year at anytime. In order to get the donation please mention "Shu Ren"or "Woodstock". 

    SHU REN 2020 Winter Enrichment After School Classes

    This term Shu Ren will be offering the following classes after school:

    • Chinese Art Grade K- 5 
    • Chinese Performing Arts Grade K- 2 
    • Chinese Performing Arts Grade 3-5
    • Advance Chinese Dance Grade 3-5
    • Chinese Storytelling Grade K- 2 

    For CLASS DESCRIPTION and REGISTRATION please visit: https://www.shurenofportland.org/after-school-enrichment 

    WSE   WSE   WSE

    2020 Dumpling Festival/Lunar New Year Poster Contest! - Deadline 1/16/20

    Entries due by 3 p.m. Thursday January 16th 2020, to Woodstock (main office) or Hosford (main office). 

    Free poster paper in the Woodstock hallway on the Shu Ren bulletin board and in Hosford Main Office.

    • Contest open to ALL Woodstock and Hosford students.
    • One entry per student.
    • 6 posters will be selected for Woodstock per grade; and 1 Hosford poster
    • Poster size should be 12”in X 18”in (1 feet x 1½ feet)
      • Use computer graphics (300+ DPI) or markers to design a poster featuring dumplings and the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat/Mouse and the following words:
        • “Annual Dumpling Festival and Lunar New Year Celebration”
        • “Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 5:30-8:00pm”
        • “Sponsored by Shu Ren of Portland”
        • “Hosted by: Woodstock Elementary School, 5601 SE 50th Ave.”
        • “Food, Fun, and Community!  And Prizes!”
        • Poster designed by [student’s name, grade, and school]. (Needs to be in front of the poster.)
        • PPS print shop will not accept glue, glitter, oil/pastels, etc. It may damage the print machine.

    Each winner will receive a $25 gift card, Chinook Book, and Shu Ren bag.


    Please contact: Theboard@shurenofportland.org                                   

    All winning entries become the property of Shu Ren of Portland. All posters will be in the gym for 1-2 weeks after the event is ended. Posters not selected may be picked up from their submission location Feb 17–-Feb 21. Shu Ren is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed posters. Entry in the contest constitutes full permission to publish names and photos of winners. Shu Ren of Portland provides services without regard to race, age, color, religion or belief, sex, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, expression of gender identity, source of legal income, geographic origin, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    2020农历新年饺子节海报比赛!Deadline 1/16/20




    • 比赛对所有Woodstock和Hosford学生开放。
    • 每个学生设计两张海报。
    • 大赛将从Woodstock学生的作品中选出3张海报(K-1 年级、2-3年级和4-5年级中各一张)和Hosford学生的作品中选出一张。
    • 海报尺寸应为12英寸X 18英寸(1英尺x1½英尺)
      • 使用计算机图形设计软件(300+ DPI)或记号笔(markers)设计海报,海报要体现饺子、春节、鼠年并包括以下词语:
        • “Annual Dumpling Festival and Lunar New Year Celebration” (“年度饺子节和春节庆祝”)
        • “Friday,February 7th,2020 from 5:30-8:00pm”(“2019年2月7日星期五晚上5点半-8点”)
        • “Sponsored by Shu Ren of Portland” (“赞助方:波特兰树人”)
        • “Hosted by: Woodstock Elementary School, 5601 SE 50th Ave.”(“主办方:Woodstock小学, 5601 SE 50th Ave.”)
        • “Food, Fun, and Community!  And Prizes!”(“食物、娱乐和社区!还有抽奖”)
        • Poster designed by [student’s name, grade, and school](由[学生姓名,年级和学校]设计的海报)(可在海报正面或背面标注)
        • PPS 印刷店不会接受带有胶水、闪光物或由油性或彩色粉笔(oil/pastels)完成的海报,因为这些可能会损坏打印设备。

    每位获奖者将获得一张25美元的礼品卡、Chinook Book、Shu Ren挎包和一个神秘礼品盒。

    有问题请联系 Theboard@shurenofportland.org。