News for January 31, 20201/31/2020
1/17 - 2/5 - PTA Funding Proposal Window Open
1/28 - 2/7 - Chinese New Year Door Decorating
2/1 - PTA Dine Out After Dark
2/5 - Hosford Connect to 6th Grade Info Night
2/7 - Lunar New Year Celebration
2/10 - Report Cards Sent Home
2/12 - Connect to Kindergarten (Including Mandarin Immersion Program Information Meeting)
2/17 - NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Holiday
2/19 - 双语班幼儿园说明会 Mandarin Immersion Program Meeting (Chinese Family Focus)
2/20 - School Tour
2/21 - PTA Family Movie Night: TBD
2/24 - PTA Meeting (special) for funding proposals
2/28 - 3/20 - PTA Read-a-thon
From the Principal
Hello Woodstock Families,
The first official week of the third quarter is off to a strong start. Students in the MIP have adapted well to the AM/PM schedule change and we are already getting into spring activities, like Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). We’re also wrapping up our winter benchmark assessments. Be sure to look for an update on your child’s progress in their report card which will come home on February 10.
At today’s Morning Meeting, we were able to discuss our fourth value, Perseverance. Next Friday, we are going to recognize and celebrate our school’s focus this month on all four values: Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, and Perseverance. As a part of our celebration, we are planning to give students their 2019-2020 Woodstock Pride T-Shirts! We would like to keep this a surprise for students, so please help us with this effort by not mentioning it until we announce it next Friday. You can also help by having your child dressed in a way that they can easily pull their new t-shirt over what they are wearing or have them dressed in something that will be easy to change so they can put on their new t-shirt. We’d really like to see all students wearing their new t-shirts as they go home at the end of the day.
I’d also like to share a brief update and summary of the recent school-based Curriculum Night and Communication/Engagement Survey. We had 75 individuals respond to the survey. As we plan our Spring Curriculum Night, we will take into account the interests identified in the survey. The topic that received the most interest was “Academic Intervention and Support.” All the other topics received varying levels of interest. We’ll keep this information in mind as we create the agenda and plan for the event.
In regards to the communication/engagement component of the survey, 77% of respondents indicated satisfaction (either “Very Satisfied” or “Somewhat Satisfied”) with “Communication with the School” and 80% or respondents indicated satisfaction with “Family Engagement Opportunities” at Woodstock.
We very much appreciate the additional comments and feedback received too. We have already taken action on a few of the recommendations to improve communication and engagement opportunities. We will continue to use this information as a guiding resource for our future work.
Thank you to all that took the time to respond and provide feedback for our school improvement efforts. If you weren’t able to participate in the school-based survey, you’ll have another opportunity to contribute through the district-wide Successful Schools Survey which has been opened to families this week. Hopefully, you received an email from the district with a direct link to the survey. If you haven’t, you can access it below.
Have a great weekend!
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, Principal
PPS Successful Schools Survey: Family Feedback
Thank you so much for participating in our annual Successful Schools Family Survey. Your responses will help your school understand your experience and use them to set goals and plan for next year. The survey will cover topics on school safety, school climate, barriers to family engagement, racial equity and inclusion as well as how well your school fits your student’s needs. Please be honest and thoughtful, and take your time to read and respond to the questions.
Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select the school your child attends. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact your school office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey. Thank you so much for your time and feedback!
OBOB 2020 Off To A Great Start!
Congrats to all of the readers who took part in OBOB this week! We are proud of all of the pages you read/listened to and all of the information you recalled. Thank you to all of the adults who have supported these kiddos along the way and helped us out this week! Thank you to Woodstock staff who gave up rooms, were flexible with schedules and who helped run battles to support our readers!
The top scoring teams will be moving onto the next round, which will take place within the next few weeks.
Have a great weekend, and keep reading!
Ms. Kari and Mrs. Lingo
Coronavirus Information From MCHD
MCHD Novel Coronavirus FAQ
The changing weather along with spills and accidents make for wet clothes during the school day. The kids at Woodstock Elementary still go out to recess on wet rainy days. Please store a complete change of clothing (socks, underwear, pants, and shirt) in your child’s backpack in the event they are needed.
5th Grade Parents: Hosford Connect to 6th Grade Info Night
February 5th is Connect to 6th Grade: an incoming 5th grade parent night
Hosford’s Incoming 5th grade Parent event, Connect to 6th Grade, will be held at Hosford on February 5th at 6:00-7:00 PM. If you have a current 5th grade student who will be in 6th grade the fall of 2020, please come to this incoming parent event for some great information, to meet school leaders and counselors, and get an introduction to life in middle school. Please pass this information along to any of your friends and neighbors living in the Hosford attendance area
Focus Option and Dual Language Immersion Registration Information
PPS offers Focus Option schools that teach through such lenses as Arts, Science and History, and Dual Language Immersion (DLI) schools for Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Japanese. To be considered for these, apply between Feb. 5 and March 6 at www.pps.net/schoolchoice and attend a Connect event at the school.
To learn more about DLI programs and enrollment, please attend a DLI Connect to Kindergarten event: Tues, Jan. 28: 6 pm; Thurs, Jan. 30: 10 am; Wed, Feb. 5: 11:30 am, BESC, 501 N Dixon St.
Click here for additional information about enrollment for Woodstock’s DLI program, our Connect to Kindergarten event and School Tours.
A Note From Your School Counselor......
I want to thank you all for your generous donations in the past for our Wellness Center. It's provided a great resource for many of our students without snacks, or in need of some food to help regulate. While we want to continue this resource being available, we are unable to continue this resource being available through our Wellness Center.
Instead of donating to our Wellness Center, please communicate with your parent rep and classroom teacher regarding snacks for the classroom. This will encourage students to remain in their class, and also reduce the interruptions to our work with students in the Wellness Center.
Thank you for your understanding and your continued generous donations!
Woodstock Elementary School Counselor
Peter Reynolds K-2 Author Visit!
Peter Reynolds (www.peterhreynolds.com/) is coming to Woodstock on Thursday, March 12th! He has written and/or illustrated over 30 children's books, a few of Mrs. Lingo's favorites include Ish, The Dot and Sky Color. Peter will be presenting to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students at 9:30 am in the cafeteria about his work as an author and illustrator. He'll also be talking about his new book, Be You.
With the community purchase of at least 30 total books (which will be autographed by Peter on 3/14), this event is free for our school. Order forms are available here!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Lingo! email@example.com
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 the PTA
DO YOU HAVE A FUNDING IDEA?
Funding Proposals Due 2/5/2020
The Woodstock PTA did a mid-year review of its budget and identified money to fund new projects above and beyond its continuing support for classrooms and school activities.
The first step in this process is to solicit ideas (along with their estimated costs) from teachers, staff, committees, parents, and students. Once all proposals are submitted, the Budget Committee will determine which projects are economically feasible and present a list of options to the Woodstock PTA for discussion and voting.
We anticipate devoting up to $5,000 for this round of funding proposals. Examples of funded proposals from recent years include school-wide OMSI assemblies, tree planting, after school class scholarships, books for classroom libraries, and a lion mascot costume.
Click here for the funding proposal form.
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
From Shu Ren
Help Needed for MIP Class Art Projects for Shu Ren Gala
Volunteers are needed to lead and help students create an art project at each grade level to auction at the Shu Ren Gala on May 8th. Time commitment is minimal, $75 reimbursement available. To volunteer or for more information please contact Nora and Damiana at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 14, 2020.
Woodstock Elementary Lunar New Year Event
Friday February 7, 2020 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
~ Chinese Performing Art/ Dance by Woodstock Students
~ Traditional Guzheng Performance
~ Chinese Food catered by Pure Spice Chinese Restaurant
~ Bouncy House/ Face Painting/ Origami/ Hand Drum Making/ Lantern Making and more.
Dumpling Festival Lunar New Year Poster Contest Winners
As announced in last weeks morning meeting. Here are the winners of the poster contest for each grade. Prizes for the winners will be distributed during Woodstock Lunar New Year event on the February 7, 2020 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Kindergarten: Beatrix Sommer_Andrews
1st Grade: Ruby Rose Hayes
2nd Grade: Cecilia Su
3rd Grade: Annabelle Berg
4th Grade: Lucas Zhao
5th Grade: Carina Loeng
Hosford: Karina L.
We will honor all of kids who put their hard work and heart into their artwork!
Phil Liu, Audrey Wang, and Candace Jahn
Poster Contest Judges
Year of the Rat Totes & T-Shirt Ordering
Dear Parents of Woodstock, Hosford and Cleveland Schools,
This year’s Zodiac shirt was designed by Keane Toney, a 4th grade student at Woodstock Elementary. Shu Ren is selling Year of the Rat Tshirts for youth sizes ONLY this year. Shirts are priced at 18$ each or 2 for 30$. Shirts will be pre-ordered and then delivered after Feb 14th. In addition, we are selling Year of the Rat Grocery Totes. Totes can be pre-ordered but will also be for sale and on hand at the Lunar Festival. With the new grocery bag law in effect, some new grocery totes would be a useful purchase. Totes are 5$ each or 5 for 20$. All proceeds will benefit the Mandarin Immersion Program parent group, Shu Ren of Portland. The money raised goes to funds allocated to the immersion students at our three ‘sister’ schools. The t-shirts and totes support our program and create visibility in the larger community.
Order forms can be downloaded here and orders can be placed online here: https://www.shurenofportland.org/post/year-of-the-rat-tote-s-t-shirt-annual-lunar-new-year-fundraiser
Paper order forms are available in the front of Woodstock School. Orders can be placed by email: email@example.com . Order forms are due back to the office no later than February 14 to ensure delivery to your child’s school by March 6th.
At the Lunar New Year Festival Shu Ren will be printing the Year of the Rat design onto paper and framing it. It is a fun activity to do with your child. Prints will be 3$ each and with a frame 5$.
If you have any inquiries about the Zodiac shirts, please email Gena Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Oregon Convention Center & Keller Auditorium Chinese New Year Performances on 1/25/20
Our After-school Chinese Performance Arts K-5 / Advance Chinese Dance 3-5 had the opportunity to perform at both these venues last week in celebration of the Chinese New Year. All students that participated had a wonderful memorable time. We couldn’t have don’t this without our wonderful instructor’s Zhang Li and Kathy Li in the After-school program.