News for February 21, 20202/21/2020
2/21 - PTA Family Movie Night: The Addams Family
2/24 - PTA Meeting (special) for funding proposals and Principal Update
2/28 - 3/20 - PTA Read-a-thon
3/2 - 3/6 - Classified Staff Appreciation Week
3/5 - Race Matters: a community dialogue series (at Taborspace)
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
3/18 - “Bring Your Grown-Up to School Night” (More Information Coming)
3/23 - 3/27 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
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From the Principal
Hello Woodstock Families,
Happy Friday! The sunshine and brisk weather was a welcome change to the rain we’ve been experiencing lately.
This week, we also wrapped up our Connect to Kindergarten and DLI Lottery Meetings. If you have an incoming Kindergartener and weren’t able to attend the meetings, the presentations are available on our website. Also, if you know of a family that has an incoming Kindergartener that hasn’t connected with the school yet, please encourage them to look at the presentations and contact the Woodstock Office for enrollment procedures.
I’d also like to remind you of two upcoming events:
- Monday, February 24 - Principal Update, Prior to the PTA Funding Proposal Meeting
- Wednesday, March 18 - “Bring Your Grown-Up to School” Night (This event is still in the planning stages, but be on the lookout for information coming soon.)
Finally, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the hard work of our students and staff. This time of year can be challenging and we are pushing our students to reach their fullest potential and meet their goals. We have just wrapped up our winter benchmarking and are updating our intervention schedules to support the needs of all our learners. Our Educational Assistants and Support Staff are working, tirelessly, to make sure students are making growth and building their confidence as independent learners. Classroom teachers are continuing to analyze their classes’ progress and the individual abilities of their students, creating instruction that is tailored to their specific strengths.
As we move into spring, we’ll continue to work toward meeting growth goals and to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our students.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our students and staff!
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, Principal
Successful Schools Survey - Shape the future of your student's education!
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “successful schools?” We believe that successful schools are safe, healthy and welcoming learning spaces that are inclusive for all students. But we want to hear your thoughts.
Our commitment is to continue listening about the experiences, needs, and perceptions of our students, families and personnel to be better equipped to support our school communities.
Please be honest and thoughtful, we value your feedback!
成功学校调查 - 塑造学生教育的未来！
Encuesta Escuelas Exitosas - ¡Determine el futuro de la educación de sus alumnos!
¿Qué es lo primero que se le ocurre cuando escucha la frase "escuelas exitosas"? Creemos que las escuelas exitosas son espacios de aprendizaje seguros, saludables y acogedores, inclusivos para todos los estudiantes. Pero queremos escuchar sus ideas.
Nuestro compromiso es continuar escuchando sobre las experiencias, necesidades y percepciones de nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal para estar mejor preparados para apoyar a nuestras comunidades escolares.
Sea honesto y reflexivo,
¡valoramos sus comentarios!
Dogs on School Grounds
Just a reminder to all visitors that PPS school grounds are public property and are used for many different kinds of play, from soccer to jogging during non-school hours. Dogs on leash are also welcome visitors except during school hours (generally 8:30-4:15) as long as owners scoop the poop. Dogs off-leash are not allowed on PPS school grounds at any time.
Thank you for your help in keeping our schools clean and safe for our students and the community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Next Thursday is the order deadline for Peter Reynolds book orders. Please consider purchasing a book to have autographed - 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!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Lingo! email@example.com
Chess Tournament this Saturday
Dear Woodstock parents,
Our chess team is heading to regionals! Apologies for the late notice, the tournament will take place Sat the 22nd, 8:30 a.m at Harrison park. Congratulations to the participants! I hope to see everyone there.
Coach - Lucas P.
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. The survey will close after Wednesday, February 19th.
Thank you for your consideration.
See you at school!
WOODSTOCK FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: The Addams Family
Get ready for our next PTA Family Movie Night coming up this Friday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Come join us! Bring a pillow and sleeping bag or blanket, wear your jammies, and bring some money to buy popcorn, yummy baked goods, and beverages!
We'll be screening the hilarious animated film The Addams Family, a new animated take on the eccentrically macabre and silly family. In this newest film, the Addams family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. A trailer can be viewed here.
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT PTA FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS
Please remember that PTA Family Movie nights are intended to be family events; they are not a "drop-off" event for parents to leave their kids at the movie. It is expected that all kids in attendance will be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film.
PTA needs volunteers for our Family Movie Night! We need help with making popcorn, selling food and drinks, and doing cleanup. We also need some families to volunteer to bring in some baked goods (which can be store-bought or home-baked) and beverages for concession sales. Let's all pitch in! Please sign up on Konstella here to confirm your slot!
Seeking After School Class Coordinator for 20-21 school year
The After School Class Coordinator compiles and distributes information about after school classes to Woodstock families. The most important part of the job is to collect class descriptions and registration information at the start of each term and deliver it to parents via the PTA website and the PTA bulletin board.
Other tasks include:
- communicating with after school providers,
- being a liaison between the school front office and after school providers,
- posting information to the school and PTA newsletters,
- answering parent questions about after school classes,
- reaching out to after school providers to bring new classes to Woodstock,
- creating and distributing fliers.
This is a fun and important role that can largely be done from home. It's ideal for someone who likes to organize information, likes details and likes getting creative with a bulletin board!
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
Volunteers Needed for Clothing Center!
The Portland PTA Council Clothing Center provides families with age-appropriate clothing for PPS students in need. The center assigns each Portland public school two days during the year to staff the center with volunteers, and this allows referred students from across the district to come select clothes up to two times per year. Volunteers sort donations, wash clothing, and help people pick out clothes that are appropriate for them.
We need 5-6 volunteers to fill Woodstock's spring commitment, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16th.
To sign up using Konstella's sign-up function, click here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5c86e780e4b0619322da7ec0/recurring-signups/5d89646fe4b00b35f15476c3, or you can email the PTA volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to the clothing center site for more information.
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
SHU REN "GOOD FORTUNE" GALA 2020
Tickets are now available for the Shu Ren Good Fortune Gala!
This event will take place on May 8, 2020 at HK Cafe.
Individual tickets are $55 and tables for 10 can be purchased for $500. You can also reserve childcare and pre-purchase drink tokens. Family and friends welcome! Come join us for a wonderful night of food, silent and live auctions, wine wall, dessert dash and MUCH more! This event sold out last year - get your tickets HERE before it's too late!