The Newsletter of Woodburn Elementary School - December 2019
Message from the Principal
As winter weather approaches there is the possibility of schedule changes. In the event of a school closure or delay, the district will launch an emergency notification alert. A recorded message will be sent via the primary phone number to every parent in the district when schools are delayed or canceled. You will receive this call at approximately 6:00 AM. The information is also available through local news media and the district website.
Please notify the school office immediately if your child has a different than normal emergency plan in the event school closes early for any reason. Your child must have an emergency plan in place (and the office notified of the plan) if he/she is to do something other than his/her regular dismissal routine.
Note: Snow routes are not the same as 2-hour late starts. If you live on a snow route, you have already been notified by the Transportation Department. In the event of a 2 -hour late start on any Wednesday, all elementary schools will dismiss at 2:30 instead of 12:10.
Winter Break will be from December 23 - January 3. Students will return to school Monday, January 6, 2020. Have a wonderful winter break.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me 833-5860 ext. 78221 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make every day count!
Brian Graham Principal
School Calendar Reminders
School is closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020. The last day of instruction is Friday, December 20, 2019. Students return on Monday, January 6, 2020.
PAWS Dine Around - Papa Murphy's Dough Night*
December 19, 2019
December Birthday Table
December 20, 2019
Holiday Staff Appreciation*
Friday, December 20, 2019
4th & 5th Grade Percussion Club
Percussion Club may include conga drums, barred instruments, recorders, other non-pitched percussion, and singing.
Date: Percussion Club will start on Wednesday, January 8
Time: 12:15-1:00 PM
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed through the rear cafeteria doors. Please pick up your child promptly at 1:00 PM.
***PLEASE READ*** Safety Reminders
ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL
DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
CAR DROP OFF & PICK UP
ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL
- Students may arrive as early as 7:45 AM. No supervision is available before then.
- If your child is hesitant to go on the playground from 7:45-8:00 AM, they may wait in the lobby area as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
- Bikers and walkers MUST use the crosswalks. Bikers and Walkers should NEVER cut through either parking lot.
- Parents/Guardians must park in the large, eastern parking lot. The smaller lot (west) is reserved for STAFF PARKING ONLY.
DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
- Walkers cannot be picked up curbside. If your student is dismissed through the walker area, they cannot be picked up at the curb by car. If you choose to pick up by car, you will need to park in the large (east) parking lot and walk over to meet your student. Be sure to use the crosswalk to and from your car.
The health room is in need of boys pants - small and medium sizes for our younger wolves. Elastic waist pants please, no jeans. Thank you!
Our Woodburn community donated 2,393 items in this year’s Stuff the Bus competition! This food will go directly to those in our community needing assistance.
Lost and Found is Filling Up! Unlabeled items will be donated to charity over Winter Break.
Holiday Staff Appreciation
Friday, December 20, 2019
It's time to show our thanks and appreciation to our amazing Woodburn staff. On Friday, December 20, PAWS will be treating our staff to a holiday celebration.
Please sign up to bring treats and/or purchase a $5 beverage card (to be given to each staff member.) We appreciate your generous support! Questions: email@example.com
Click HERE to sign up.
Parent Recorder Night
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30-7:30 PM
Woodburn Music Room
Do you want to help your child with recorder but don’t know how? You are invited to the Parent Recorder Night with Mr. Ainley. If you don’t have a recorder, one will be provided.
Come for an hour of learning and fun with your child!
- Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/Recorder-Night-2020
Remember Woodburn when shopping on Amazon this season!
Woodburn is registered with AmazonSmile!
All funds earned through this program will go directly toward funding our Art Program!
This link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2856481 must be used every time you shop so that Woodburn receives credit for your purchase.
1. If you already have an Amazon account, sign in and it will prompt you to select your charity
2. Search for: Parents Association of Woodburn Students
3. Confirm your selection!
That's it! Simply continue to make your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com and Woodburn will benefit every time you complete an order. Share with your family and friends too!
CALL FOR PHOTOS!
Woodburn Elementary School’s yearbook committee wants to make sure that all student groups are well represented in our yearbook. Please help us make this volume a success by emailing us photos that you have taken at school events.
Perhaps you have photos related to: • Special, in-classroom projects • First Day of School • Evening performances • Class field trips PAWS-sponsored events (have a photo of your kids watching the fall movie? Send it!) All school-related photos are welcomed and will be considered for publication!
Please send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papa Murphy's Dine-Around!
December 19th | 3:00-8:00PM
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Woodburn PAWS. Come in to Papa Murphy's at 2406 SE 8th Avenue for Dough Night on Thursday, Dec. 19th, from 3-8pm.
Bring in the flyer we sent home, print it out from here, or tell the cashier if you call in your order that you are supporting the "Woodburn Elementary School Dough Night" and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woodburn PAWS.
Presented to Woodburn Elementary School students demonstrating kindness, respect, and consideration for fellow students and staff
November Award Winners
Woodburn PAWS - Your Parent Teacher Assocation (PTO)
PAWS is Woodburn’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). As a PTO, all Woodburn parents and guardians are instantly members – no membership fees ever!
In order to receive PAWS communications, volunteer sign-ups and other PAWS (and Woodburn) related information – you’ll need to sign-up at www.woodburnpaws.org. It only takes a few minutes! Click here to see both current and past PAWS Newsletter updates.