Knightly News Update
February 20, 2021
Honor--I Will Honor Those Things Which Are Good and True
Respect--I Will Show Respect To Others At All Times
Service--I Will Do Good Things For Others Without Being Asked
Work--I Will Be A Good Learner and Work Hard to Prove It
"Together We Can"
A Message from Ms. Butler
Dear Woodlands Classical Academy Families,
This has definitely been an epic week that we won't soon forget. We will be resuming school this week. I know many of you are still dealing with the damage from the winter storm. If your child is unable to attend classes in-person or attend virtual classes due to internet issues, please let us know. We will try our best to make accommodations for your child(ren).
If your family is in need of assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Sonya. She is coordinating assistance for our families. You can reach out to her via Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't guarantee that we can fully support all needs but we will try to help as much as possible.
Want to Give Assistance
If you want to help a family that is in need of assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Sonya. She is coordinating assistance for our families. You can reach out to her via Facebook or email at email@example.com.
This year, our breakfast program is completely free. If your child is an in-person scholar, they can pick up breakfast from the breakfast cart each morning. The elementary's breakfast cart is located in the atrium as the scholars enter the double doors. The junior high's breakfast cart is located in the atrium between Mrs. Clopton's and Mrs. McCoy's classrooms. If your child is a virtual learner, you can pick up breakfast on Mondays for the week. You will be given a week's worth of breakfast per child that attends TWCA. Again, this program is completely free to all scholars.
In-Person Scholars COVID-19 Daily Screener
Just a reminder, please remember to complete your COVID-19 screener daily. If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms on the screener, please email Nurse Kennerly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 936-242-1541. All staff is required to complete a COVID-19 as well. If your child begins experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at school, we can test your child for COVID-19; however, we need consent. Please click on the link below for more information.
- English: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/5660166
- Spanish: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/5660568
4th 9-Weeks Instructional Selection
It is time to select your instructional selection for the 4th 9-Weeks (March 22-May 26, 2021). Please select your instructional selection below for each of your scholars. The deadline to select your instructional selection will be Friday, February 26, 2021. Once you make your instructional selection, you must make any changes with our front office. Remember, if you select in-person learning, you can return to virtual learning anytime.
I'm ready to resume a sense of normalcy and to put this week behind us. We look forward to seeing you all next week.
Roxana L. Butler, Campus Director
The Woodlands Classical Academy
COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines
Face Covering Guidance--Substantial Level
Based on county COVID-19 activity levels, our campus will adopt the protective measures found under "Substantial Activity" in our ResponsiveEd COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines this week (2/1 - 2/5: responsiveed.com/covid-19.
Among other practices, this means that students in Grades PK-12 will wear face coverings when it is not feasible to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other individuals, including in classrooms. Thank you for your partnership in the safety of the students and staff on our campus.
Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin
Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin.
It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn't get up."
Claudette Colvin’s stand didn’t stop there. Arrested and thrown in jail, she was one of four women who challenged the segregation law in court. If Browder v. Gayle became the court case that successfully overturned bus segregation laws in both Montgomery and Alabama, why has Claudette’s story been largely forgotten? At the time, the NAACP and other Black organizations felt Rosa Parks made a better icon for the movement than a teenager. As an adult with the right look, Rosa Parks was also the secretary of the NAACP, and was both well-known and respected – people would associate her with the middle class and that would attract support for the cause. But the struggle to end segregation was often fought by young people, more than half of which were women.
Virtual School Tour
Fully Promoted (Uniform Provider)
Fully Promoted is the official uniform provider for The Woodlands Classical Academy. All uniforms must be purchased from Fully Promoted Only. Please see the pictures below of our uniforms.
Shoes should be athletic shoes (no ballet flats or boots allowed). Shoes should be black or white and can contain up to 10% of another color (please see the examples below). Girls can wear black or white leggings under their jumpers, skorts or skirts. Only Woodlands Classical jackets or sweaters can be worn inside the building (please see examples below). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
Fully Promoted is having a sale on uniforms. Please use the link below to check out their deals.
February Character Virtue--Wisdom
Imagine a jar full of marbles. Every time you make a good decision or learn from a bad choice, it is like adding a marble to the jar. The more understanding you have, the "wiser" you become. Apply good character to every decision. Find wise friends, read good books, and spend your time constructively. "Little Choices" can make a big difference.
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 6—Synergize: I know that together is better!
I know that everyone is good at something.
Everyone needs to get better at something.
I believe that we can all learn something from each other.
I know that working in groups helps to create better ideas than what one person can do alone.
7 Mindset of the Month- We Are Connected
The We Are Connected mindset helps us to understand that everyone who comes into our lives can help us live our dreams. Through this mindset, we learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish competition that will allow us to maximize our potential with and through others.