News for February 14, 20202/14/2020
2/17 - NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Holiday
2/19 - School Exclusion Day
2/19 - 双语班幼儿园说明会 Mandarin Immersion Program Meeting (Chinese Family Focus)
2/19 - PTA Dine Out: DeNicola’s
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
3/2 - 3/6 - Classified Staff Appreciation Week
3/6 - Recycling Roundup
3/6 - Talent Show
3/6 - Shu Ren Board Meeting
3/9 - PTA Meeting
3/12 - Author Visit: Peter Reynolds (K-2nd) - additional information below
3/13 - PTA Family Movie Night: TBD
3/14 - Woodstock Foundation: Sip & Bid
3/23 - 3/27 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
From the Principal
Hello Woodstock Families,
Happy Friday! It was an event filled day at Woodstock that included No One Eats Alone Day, Valentine Classroom Events, OBOB Battles, some classroom earned PJ Days, and Friendship Recognitions. Our building was definitely abuzz with excitement!
Going into a three day weekend for students will be a great way to recharge after this week and be prepared to return next Tuesday.
Planning ahead, please mark your calendars for “Bring Your Grown-Up to School Night” on March 18! This “curriculum night” event is still in the planning stages, but we are excited to offer an opportunity for families to connect with teachers and learn more about the curriculum and instructional strategies that are happening in our school each day. Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
Thanks for a great week!
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, Principal
OBOB Winners Announced
The top 4 OBOB teams - Wise Weird Word Warriors and Wizards of Woodstock, Paperback Pandas, Knowledgeable Narwhals and the Reading Wonders - competed in the final day of school-level battles this morning! The Reading Wonders and the Paperback Pandas moved on as the top 2 teams - where after a dramatic finish the Reading Wonders emerged as the winners! Congratulations to all of our participants, and we wish Willa, Nora, Dee and Aliya the best of luck on 2/29 at the regional battle!!
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!
Medications at School
As a reminder, all medications that are to be taken at school must be checked in through the health room. These medications include over the counter as well as prescription medications. Please stop by the health room to fill out the appropriate forms or you can access the attachments here.
All medication will be required to be in its original container. For prescription medication, the pharmacy prescription label must be present to have the medication at school. This includes albuterol inhalers.
If you have questions, please contact our school nurse at email@example.com
School Exclusion Day is February 19
Don't let your child miss school! If your student is missing vaccines, now is the time to catch them up. February 19, 2020 is school exclusion day. On this date, PPS students who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend school. PPS partners with the Multnomah County Health Department to provide comprehensive preventative, primary and mental healthcare services for all Multnomah county school-age youth regardless of ability to pay.
Student Health Centers are located in the following Portland Public School High Schools: Cleveland, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison (at Marshall), and Roosevelt.
All students who were nominated for TAG testing have completed their testing this week in Math, Reading and Intellectual. It will take a few weeks to process results and you will be notified by the TAG department if your student qualifies for TAG support. Thank you!
Candace Jahn ( Woodstock TAG facilitator)
An Invitation from the Art Room
Are you a parent/guardian whose career involves the arts? Do you have an art practice that you'd like to share with the students? The art room is always open to families, and I'd like to formally invite anyone interested in coming in to talk about their job in the arts to your student's class during art time. I'd love to collaborate with you to create a lesson based off of your profession or art practice. Please e-mail Miss Candace (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a date this spring!
The Woodstock School Garden is Growing!
The Woodstock School Garden Committee (part of the Woodstock School PTA) has received a grant from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District in the amount of $1860 to install a "pollinator garden" as part of the Woodstock School garden. This spring we will plant 16 different varieties of native plants along the northern border to the school garden. Each type of plant will have its own high-quality plant marker. Additionally, there will be educational signage installed to teach students and the community about the importance of pollinators (e.g. birds, bees, butterflies) to a healthy ecosystem and also about the importance of water conservation. Lastly, the garden will utilize soaker hoses as a way to conserve water.
Keep an eye out to the school newsletter and Konstella this spring for ways to get involved with this exciting project. Additionally, the garden committee will be hosting another community meeting to get input for a master design for the garden. If you have any questions about the Woodstock School Garden or would like to get involved, please email Jesse Hunter (2nd Grade Neighborhood Teacher / Volunteer Garden Coordinator) at email@example.com.
Family Input Survey
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we welcome and encourage family input to incorporate into our school programs and we are seeking additional ways to weave additional family voice and perspective into our work. If you have an interest in participating or contributing, please complete this form. Your input is much appreciated.
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 3/12), this event is free for our school. Order forms are available here!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Lingo! firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Hello Woodstock families,
As a follow up to the presentation Principal Johnson gave before the previous general PTA meeting, there will be a 45 minute Q & A before our funding proposals meeting on Monday, February 24th. He will take questions about our report card and he will also be sharing an update on funding for staffing for next school year. In order to best utilize time during that meeting please have a look at this survey.
You can include any questions you have ahead of time in the survey.
Thank you for your consideration.
See you at school!
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
ORDER YOUR 2019-2020 YEARBOOK ONLINE
Enter our school name or order #15015.
Yearbooks are $15.
We will accept cash/check yearbook orders in the spring.
Questions? Email Stephanie Krasnow at email@example.com
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, $75 reimbursement available. To volunteer or for more information please contact Nora and Damiana at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 14, 2020.
Year of the Rat Totes & T-Shirt Ordering
Dear Parents of Woodstock, Hosford and Cleveland Schools,
This year’s Zodiac shirt was designed by Keane Toney, a 4th grade student at Woodstock Elementary. Shu Ren is selling Year of the Rat Tshirts for youth sizes ONLY this year. Shirts are priced at 18$ 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 .