What's Happening Woodward

3/15/22

Spring is on the way

As we move our clocks ahead, we are one step closer to spring and all the things that come with it. As a skier, I am sad to see the snow melt but am hopeful for a healthy, prosperous, and productive spring. Bring it on mother nature!!


In this edition of What's Happening Woodward, you will find updated information regarding our cafeteria and lunch procedures, school-specific reminders, important upcoming dates, and notes from SOS.


As always, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or the Main Office with any questions you may have.

Woodward Walking School Bus is back!

We are so excited to announce that the Walking School Bus is back. What better way to start your day than with fresh air, good conversation, and exercise with friends. Please consider joining us for the walking school bus every Friday, beginning Friday, March 18th.


How does the Walking School Bus Work?

  • The Walking School Bus follows a designated route to school with bus stops along the way.

  • Two school staff members, wearing bright yellow safety vests, will walk the route, stopping at the bus stops and picking up children.

  • The students will be walking on a sidewalk the whole way to school. If a Southborough Police Officer is available, they will help us cross at the busy intersections.

  • An adult should wait with the children at the bus stop until the Walking School Bus arrives.

  • At the bus stops, students, as well as adults and siblings can join the group. NO PETS PLEASE!


The scheduled stops are as follows:

8:05 East Main St/ Overlook Dr

8:09 East Main St/ Walker St

8:11 Walker St/Upland Rd

8:13 St. Anne’s parking lot (20 Boston Rd)

8:20 Main St/ Boston Road

8:23 Main St/ Latisquama Rd

8:26 15 Latisquama Rd (where the sidewalk ends)

8:30 Main St/ Latisquama Rd

8:35 Woodward School (via the back pathway)

Coming Soon!

Get ready- the Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Woodward! The fair is scheduled to be at Woodward from March 28th through April 1st.


The Book Fair will be in-person and will be located in the Woodward Lobby. It will be open during the school day for browsing and scheduled shopping by class. It will also be open during parent-teacher conferences on both Thursday and Friday.


Please help support our Woodward Students by participating in the book fair.


Volunteers- if you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Lisa Jackman, SOS Co-Chair for ways to get involved with the Book Fair. Lisa can be reached at ljackman@gmail.com.

Cafeteria Updates

The District and the MAT (medical advisory team) have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 data and it appears that there is a new variant on the horizon: Omicron BA-2 subvariant. While we continue to learn more about the new variant, it is important that we slow down the process of returning to normal seating in our cafeterias.

Taking all factors into consideration, we have decided to wait until at least the April break to shift to traditional cafeteria tables. Instead, on Tuesday, March 22nd, we will be shifting from 6 ft. to 3 ft. and moving individual student desks to the cafeteria from the gym. This shift will allow us additional time as we continue to monitor for changes.


Thank you for your continued patience and support.


As a reminder, with this change and a large number of students with nut allergies, we request that you do not send in snacks that contain any nut products. Nut-containing foods can be consumed in the cafeteria. Also, please remind your child that is school protocol not to share or trade food with friends.

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month reminds us to honor the contributions women have made to the United States and to recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history.


Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.


Follow this link for some culturally responsive, vetted teaching resources that support a range of developmental learners.

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National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental disabilities can affect movement, learning, language and behavior. Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, hearing loss, intellectual disability, learning disability, and vision loss are all examples of this set of disabilities which affect approximately 17 percent of children in the United States between the ages of 3 and 17.


Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities and its partners creates a social media campaign to promote the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.


According to NACDD, “the campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.”


This year’s campaign is branded with a logo created by Eileen Schofield, an artist from Art Enables, a studio in Washington D.C.


SOS Fundraiser incentives

Students who participate in the SOS Jaws detergent fundraiser are eligible for some great incentives at several different levels. Selling as few as 4 buckets will earn a $5 Uhlman's Ice Cream Coin! The top seller will earn a Fidget and Pop-it Pack!


Try your best and help raise funds for the SOS!

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