News for January 10, 20201/10/2020
1/10 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - PTA Family Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets 2
1/10 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Shu Ren Board Meeting
1/13 - 6:30 PM - PTA/Shu Ren Meeting with Principal’s “State of Woodstock” Presentation starting at 6:00 PM
1/15 - PTA Dine Out: Dick’s Primal Burger
1/16 - Year of the Rat Dumpling Festival Poster Contest Deadline (see details below)
1/17, 2:45 PM - Site Council Meeting
1/17 - 2/5 - PTA Funding Proposal Application Window
1/20 - NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/23 - School Tour for Prospective Students
1/24 - End of Grading Period
1/27 - NO SCHOOL: Teacher Planning Day
1/28 - MIP AM/PM Classes Switch
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,
Welcome to 2020! Although it was great for our students and staff to enjoy a well-deserved break, we were all excited to see students return this week! We started Monday with a unique School Wide Morning Meeting to welcome students back and introduce our School Climate Booster Month. For our School Climate Booster Month, we will be focusing on our four school values: Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, and Perseverance.
This past week, students and staff participated in activities in their classroom exploring the importance of curiosity and how to become better citizens by asking questions. At today’s Morning Meeting, we were able to recognize individual students who have shown curiosity throughout the week and introduce next week’s theme: Integrity.
As we move into next week, I’d like to make sure you are aware of two items. First, I encourage all families to participate in a survey regarding a tentative “curriculum night” scheduled for later this spring and to provide some brief information regarding satisfaction with and suggestions for school communication and engagement opportunities. The survey can be found here, but there is more information below. Second, I’d like to invite you to attend the PTA Meeting on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 PM. At 6:00 PM, prior to the PTA Meeting, I will provide an update on the school report card and other related information. We hope to see you there!
Finally, with a lot of discussion about inclement weather next week, I’d like to remind everyone to register you number for text alerts from Portland Public Schools. By texting “YES” to 68453, you will be registered to receive text alerts regarding closures, delays, emergencies, and other district events.
Have a great weekend!
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, Principal
Changes to Your Student’s Dismissal (new after school programs and pickups)
Have you enrolled your student in an after school program this session or had another change of plans after school? Please remember to turn in a new Individual Dismissal Procedures form to the office or your student’s teacher. In order to ensure a safe dismissal for all students, it is very helpful for us to have accurate information for where you would like your student to go at the end of each day.
We would also like to remind you to send all changes to dismissal in writing (or email to email@example.com) by 1pm to give the office time to communicate with the teachers.
Cultural Meal Day
We are looking at doing another Cultural Meal Day this spring and looking for families to submit recipes for side dishes that we can incorporate into the menu for that day.
Submissions can be sent to Woodstock Attend email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: Cultural Meal Day Recipe
Woodstock School Library Amazon Wish List
Did you know that the Woodstock School Library has an Amazon Wish List? Check it out here!
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 Oregon Department of Education
KIDS in the GAME is a non-profit that provides financial assistance to low-income families for sports registration fees. This program has found that engagement in school/intramural sports helps increase student attendance in schools and also brings positive mentors into the lives of students.
Adult ESL Classes
Do you know of any families interested in practicing or improving their English Skills? Please let them know about the Adult ESL Classes being offered at Franklin, Madison@Marshall, Vestal, Jackson and Roosevelt. All classes are free and open to the Community! No registration required. See our flier, HERE. (Translations pending on our website, esl.pps.net)
Curriculum Night - Family Interest Survey
To provide families with more information about the daily instructional routines and practices at Woodstock, we are tentatively planning a Curriculum Night for this spring. However, we’d like to shape this night around the interests and needs of families. To help plan this event, please take a moment and respond to this survey about your instructional interests.
In this survey, we are also seeking information regarding family satisfaction with communication and engagement. Please take a moment to complete the survey.
From the PTA
WINTER 2020 AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
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.
ART 艺术* DRAMA 戏剧 * WUSHU 武术 * SPANISH 西班牙语 * ENGINEERING 工程 * LEGO 乐高 * CHINESE DANCE 中国舞 * CHINESE ART 中国艺术 * BASKETBALL 篮球 * YOGA 瑜伽 * CIRCUS ARTS 马戏艺术
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 by Room 1 MIP 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.
- 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。