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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Woodstock
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  • Upcoming Dates of Note

    May

    May is Walk + Bike Month

     

    5/17, 6:00 PM - K-3 Spring Music Program

    5/22 - Science Fair

    5/23, - Afternoon - Grandparents’ Day

    5/25 - Field Day

    5/31 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

    6/1 - School Carnival

    6/8 - School Wide Picnic

    6/8 - 5th Grade Completion Ceremony and School Wide “Clap Out”

     
  • MAY IS WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL MONTH

    All around Portland students will walk, bike, and roll as often as possible to and from school in May.
    If you have to drive, consider parking three blocks away and walking in -- that's enough to provide a morning brain boost!

    Fun events in May:
    * THIS SATURDAY MAY 5TH 10:30am-12:30pm BIKE RODEO with games, bike repairs, and prizes (on the blacktop at school)
    * WEDNESDAY MAY 9TH 7:30am BIKE TRAIN/WALKING SCHOOL BUS/PARADE from the Advantis Credit Union parking lot (Woodstock & 43rd)
    * FRIDAY MAY 11TH a visit from the BIKE FAIRY. Bike this day if you can!
    * EVERY FRIDAY 7:40-7:55am WELCOME STATION for all walking, biking, and rolling students (at the bike rack)

    Students are encouraged to mark the tally sheet outside their classroom and record their mode of travel each morning.

    VOLUNTEER! Sign up to help at one of the events:
    http://signup.com/go/vUOwPXq

    Would you like to join a bike train or walking school bus? Any other questions? Contact Madi Carlson at madidotcom@gmail.com

  • Spring After School Classes

    Thanks to the PTA we have many different after school classes at Woodstock, and the spring terms starts the week after spring break. Scholarships are available. Browse the catalog and find all the registration information you need on the PTA website -  woodstock-pta.org/after-school-programs - or on the community website pdxafterschool.com.

     
    Basketball * art * drama * chess * wushu * soccer * Mandarin * Spanish * robotics * yoga * film * math * circus arts * Latin literacy * lego physics * rocket science
     
  • 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 7:40 -8:05 AM and 2:00 -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
  • 2017/18 School Year

    The first day of school for the 2017/18 School Year is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for 1st - 5th Grade students. Kindergartners will start on Tuesday September 5th.

     The student’s school day will be from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM. You can find information about arrival and dismissal procedures, along with a map of the building (which will be updated in August) on our website under Arrival and Dismissal Procedures. Please note that we will only release your child to someone on their registration form, unless we have written notice indicating otherwise.

    Notice of School Hours Change for Next Year 2017-18

    PPS will be changing school start and end times at a number of schools, including Woodstock. As of the start of school in fall 2017, we will start at 8:00 and release at 2:15 p.m. This minor adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of schedules. Please take note of this change.

    The schedule alignment allows for more efficient bus transportation, makes it easier to schedule substitute and itinerant teachers, provides more consistency in instructional time and allows for better use of teachers’ professional development time.
    If you have questions about the change, please contact Antonio Lopez, alopez@pps.net, 503-916-3440.        

Principal's Message

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  • 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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