Woodstock Elementary School

We believe all elementary students
are diverse learners with unique needs.

5601 SE 50th Ave.Portland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6380Fx (503) 916-2688

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  • Upcoming Dates of Note

    11/25-11/26 - Book Fair (see details below)
    11/25 - 11/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
    11/27 - 11/29 - Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
    12/4 - Shu Ren Dine Out: Pure Spice 
    12/6 - 6:00-8:00 - PTA Movie Night
    12/9 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - OMSI TAG Family Night
    12/11 - 8:30 AM - Chinese Affinity Tea/Coffee Talk
    12/12 - 6:00 PM - 3rd-5th Winter Music and Art Program

    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

  • Woodstock School Newsletters

    Find an archive of our School News Woodstock School Newsletter Archives.
  • New Procedure for Visitors and Volunteers

    Portland Public Schools has implemented a new visitor/volunteer management system at Woodstock for the 2019/20 school year. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times. Upon entering Woodstock when school is in session (8:10 AM - 2:45 PM), visitors/volunteers will need to present a government issued identification (ID), i.e. drivers license, passport, consulate card, etc. All names will be automatically checked against the sex offender registry, and registered sex offenders will not be permitted to enter the school grounds (View Policy: Registered Sex Offenders 3.10.015-AD or https://www.pps.net/domain/4814).

    All visitors/volunteers will need to wear the printed name badge that identifies their name, the date and their destination. The system will create a record with the scanned photo, name, date of birth, and last four digits of the ID number. If you are undocumented or do not have a government-issued ID, bring the official records that you have (i.e. birth certificate, foreign passport, etc.) and school administrators will evaluate and make determinations. Our database is for PPS district use only, and information is not shared with any outside agency. 

    Approved volunteers who have cleared a Volunteer Background Check will already have their names in the system; however, they will still need to provide their ID upon their first visit. Upon future visits, they will be able to use their name to pull up their record and sign in. Approved volunteers may chaperone and work with students in our schools, whereas, visitors are only allowed restricted access and for shorter lengths of time. New volunteers should visit www.pps.net/volunteer to complete the online volunteer application. 

    Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district. Please bear with us over while we implement this new system, as it may take longer to sign-in with the office staff.

  • Friendly Reminder: Parking and Traffic Safety Reminders

    In order to keep all children, families, and staff safe, please follow the below parking and traffic safety rules:
    • Please park facing the flow of traffic (50th Ave. is NOT a one way street)
    • Please check for signs indicating parking laws (see below)
    • Please do not block neighbor driveways or crosswalks
    • When backing out, please be aware of pedestrians on all sides
    • Drive carefully and slowly during school hours
    • Please don’t let your child exit the car in the middle of the street
    Parking Signage at Woodstock Elementary School
     
    We appreciate your help and support in keeping everyone safe!
  • Outdoor Recess and Jacket Reminder

    Just a friendly reminder that recess will be held outdoors as much as possible. Students should also dress appropriately for various weather conditions. Layers are always encouraged. Bring a water-resistent or waterproof jacket on days with the potential for rain.
  • Dismissal Locations

    Please review the Dismissal Location Map to see where to meet your child at the end of the day.
    As our teachers get to know new students and parents, please be patient with the dismissal process so we can ensure we safely connect children back with their parents/guardians.
    If you have any questions, please contact the office. 
  • Traffic and Parking Reminders: Arrivals and Dismissals

    We would like to gently remind our families to please remember to follow the voluntary traffic pattern that has been established for Woodstock “Rush Hour” from 7:50 -8:25 AM and 2:20 -2:45 PM.
     
    In addition, we would like to remind you to follow all traffic laws and regulations, including parking correctly and following parking and traffic signs.
     
    Please be mindful and avoid blocking residential driveways as well as pedestrian walkways. 
     
    Woodstock Traffic Flow

Principal's Message

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  • Welcome to Woodstock Elementary

    Welcome to Woodstock Elementary!
  • August 31, 2018 - Update

    Woodstock Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  It was great to see everyone together for the first time at our Morning Meeting.  With all our new and returning students and staff, I’m really looking forward to this school year.

    Please remember that the Woodstock Open House is next Wednesday, September 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  

    Prior to the Open House will be a TAG Information Meeting (this is open to all interested families) at 5:00 PM and there will be an ELL Family Information Meeting at 5:30 PM.  Both of the events will take place in the cafeteria.

    If you were at our Morning Meeting today, you may have heard about some changes to our upcoming Open House.  This year, all grade level teams will be doing a presentation in the cafeteria. Here is the schedule for the the grade level presentations:

    6:15 PM - Kindergarten
    6:30 PM - 1st Grade
    6:45 PM - 2nd Grade
    7:00 PM - 3rd Grade
    7:15 PM - 4th Grade
    7:30 PM - 5th Grade

    Teachers will not be available in their classrooms during their respective presentations, but will be available to talk with families, on a more personal level, before and after their grade level presentation.

    Please note that conference sign-ups will not happen during Open House this year.  We hope you can focus on meeting your child’s teacher, exploring the school, and learning about Woodstock’s instructional program.  There will be more information coming about conference sign-ups in September.

    I’d also like to take a moment to remind families to review the updated Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Document.  Specifically, I would like to point out that the cafeteria doors will no longer be open during arrivals. This week, we piloted the additional security of keeping those doors closed and having students and families enter, primarily, through the main school doors.  We discovered that it provided better supervision and safety for students. We understand that this may cause an inconvenience for some families, but believe it allows for a more secure school. If you have any questions about these safety changes, please let me know.

    Students and families may enter the building starting at 8:00 AM.  However, there is not supervision and the front doors may be locked prior to 8:00 AM. To make sure your child is safe and supervised, please do your best to plan your morning so that you child arrives between 8:00 and 8:10 AM.

    There have also been a few requests from families to allow students in 1st and 2nd Grade to walk to meet a younger sibling at their dismissal door.  Please keep in mind that only students 3rd Grade and up can walk to meet a younger sibling at their dismissal door, but they will still need written permission to do so.  If you have any questions, please talk with your child’s teacher.

    Finally, I want to share that our new Kindergarten class has done a fantastic job of transitioning to the rigors of an elementary school.  We hope you have a restful three day weekend and look forward to picking up again next week.

    With Woodstock Pride,

    Seth Johnson, Principal
    Woodstock Elementary

  • Incoming Kindergarten Family Welcome

  • Welcome Back Letter 2018-2019

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!  Please see the staffing updates and other important information in this Principal's Message.
  • New Staff and Staffing Changes at Woodstock for 2018-2019

    For the 2018-2019 school year, we have several new hires and staffing changes which we are excited to share.
  • Unity Circle

    Thanks to all of our staff and students who participated in the Woodstock Unity Circle!
     
    This was a great was for us to show how we care for each other by creating a safe a welcoming environment.  For those of you that did not have an opportunity to read the poem that was recited by all students, please see it below:
     
     We ARE Woodstock Strong!
     We lift each other up.
    We reach for the stars.
    We are united in a circle.
    We ARE Woodstock Strong!
     
    We speak different languages.
    We are the Woodstock Lions.
    We aren't afraid to use our voice.
    We ARE Woodstock Strong!
     
    We see each other for who we are.
    We reach to those that need a friend.
    We keep each other safe from harm.
    We ARE Woodstock Strong! 
  • Thanks for a great year!

    Happy Summer Woodstock Families!  Thanks for another great year at Woodstock!  
     

    I would like to remind you of some important events and updates for the the fall.

    • Project Community Care - This year, Community Care Day is scheduled for August 26 from 9:00 to 11:45 AM.  This will be a great opportunity to help spruce up the school by spreading bark dust, pulling weeds, and doing some general landscaping.  Our Sustainability Committee will also be embarking on the first steps to create a Learning Garden for our school.  Please come and join us for this event to help our school and reconnect with other Woodstock Families.

    • Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - The Annual PTA/Shu Ren Incoming Kindergarten Family Ice Cream Social will follow the Community Care Day starting at noon.  This event is for families of incoming kindergarten students and will take place in the Woodstock City Park, adjacent to the school grounds.  Please help spread the word if you know any incoming kindergarten families!

    • First Day of School (and new school hours) - The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 30.  As noted below, the new school hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM...be prepared!

    • First Day of School for Kindergarteners - Kindergarten students will have an individual appointment on August 30, 31, or September 1.  Their first day of school is September 5.

    I hope you have a great summer and we are already excited for your return in the fall.


    Seth Johnson, Principal

    Woodstock Elementary

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  • Season of Sharing

    Dear Families,

    For the winter holidays, we are offering some assistance for families that are having difficulty making ends meet. We are currently collecting holiday wish lists from families needing support.

    Here is how the program works:

    We will be taking referrals for families during the month of November. Families wishing to participate in the program will fill out a wishlist for each child in their home. Please return your child’s wish list by November 12th.  Each wishlist item will be coded, written on a tag and placed on the bulletin board across from Room 1. All names of program participants will be left off the tags and kept confidential. Families that are able to give will take one or more wishlist tags from the bulletin board and shop for those items. They will then bring the wrapped gift(s) or gift card(s) to the office with the tag attached. The tags are very important because they will have the family code written on it to be sure that the gifts go to the appropriate families.  I will contact participating families and distribute the gifts
          This is a confidential program. To inquire about participation, please call me at 503-916-6380 or talk to your child's teacher. During the weeks of Nov 12 - Dec 6th, check out the Season of Sharing bulletin board if you would like to fulfill someone's wish! Thank you for your care and concern for our school community.

    Sincerely, 

    Ponny Kosmas and Shannon Nicolas

    School Counselor 

  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

    Hello Families,
     
    We are very excited to see everyone again and meet new faces.  This will be our second year with the Wellness Center and we are looking forward to building on the success of the space from last year.  Please visit the link below to read more information on our Wellness Center, donations we will accept, and our new protocols for students.
     
     
    In addition to these positive changes, we also have exciting plans for our classroom guidance lessons this year and what we will be teaching all students.  We plan to push in for two 20 minute lessons each month per classroom to deliver the lessons.  Please visit our scope and sequence at the link below for an overview of the lessons for this year. 
     
     
    Last but not least, we will also be welcoming a new half time counselor, Shannon Nicolas, to our building.  Shannon is a fantastic School Counselor and is coming to us from a position at Alameda.  Our former half time counselor Ruth Tessema is moving on to a full time position at ACCESS Academy.  Congratulations Ruth!  In addition to Shannon joining us, we are also lucky to host a School Counseling intern Nathan Stein from Lewis & Clark.  Nathan Stein will be joining us two days a week for the school year!
     
    Thank you and see you all soon!
    Ponny Kosmas 
  • Welcome!

    Hello Woodstock families,
    Our goal is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that reaches all students' needs. We follow the ASCA Model that delivers three domains essential for student success: Academic, social/emotional, and career. Within these domains we strive to teach students self regulation skills and social skills that can promote their potential.  
     
    "School counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that improve a range of student learning and behavioral outcomes. These programs are comprehensive in scope, preventive in design and developmental in nature. 'The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs' outlines the components of a comprehensive school counseling program. The ASCA National Model brings school counselors together with one vision and one voice, which creates unity and focus toward improving student achievement and supporting student development" (ASCA, 2017).
     
    Please check out our counseling website for more resources and newsletters.
     
    Sincerely,
    Ponny Kosmas and Ruth Tessema  
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