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April 30, 2021

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Important Dates

4/22-5/26: Milestones Testing (Grades 3-5)

5/1: Saturday School

5/3-5/7: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7: All books from teachers returned to school

5/26: Last Day of School

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Experience Online Testing Georgia: Grades 3-5

This practice site lets students experience Milestones testing online. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

Superintendent Survey

The Gwinnett County Board of Education is moving forward in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent. An essential part of the search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders in the community. As a member of our school community, we hope you will participate in the online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent. The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.


Click here to take the Gwinnett Community Superintendent Search Survey.


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Yearbooks will be on sale until the end of the school year, or until we sell out. Online ordering has ended. All orders must now be turned into the office using the attached order form. Price is $25 and can be paid by cash or check. Please make sure to include both student and teacher names on the form.

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2021-2022 Kindergarten Online Registration


Kindergarten Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened on Tuesday, April 6th. All children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register. To register online, click the link below. A list of the documents you will need can be found on the Gwinnett County website. If you are unable to upload the documents listed, you can still complete the first step of Online Registration. You will receive an email from the school after you have completed Online Registration containing a link to sign up for a time to come in with your child. At your scheduled appointment time, you can bring any missing documents that you were unable to upload. Your child will complete a kindergarten readiness profile as well.


Kindergarten Registration Information

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Book Return

As we prepare for the end of our school year, please locate any books sent home by your child’s teacher. All books sent home by your child’s teacher need to be returned by May 7! Please check with your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
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Lunch Menu: May 3-7, 2021

Monday: Pull-apart cheesy bread

Tuesday: Corn dogs

Wednesday: Flavor to the Max sticks

Thursday: Burrito

Friday: Peanut butter & jelly

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You are an important partner with your child’s teacher, whether your child is learning at home or at school. To help you support your child’s learning, GCPS is launching a new initiative called AKS at Home. With this project, families will learn ways to help their child practice skills they are learning in class as part of the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Parents have access to a library of recorded sessions and tip-sheets. Find more information on the AKS at Home web page.

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Your counselors are available for individual sessions with digital students during office hours or by appointment. Check out our eCLASS page to speak with us and for other resources including great read-alouds!

Character Word of the Month: Perseverance

The character trait for the month of May is Perseverance. This is a great word to focus on as we finish out the year! Perseverance means trying your best, even when things are hard and even when you are tired. Teachers will choose one student in their class that exhibited perseverance the most for the month of May to represent their class as the Cub of the Month. Let’s all work to persevere as we finish out a great year!

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Reading Rewards

All Reading Rewards logs for April are due on or before Monday, May 3! April is the last month for our Reading Rewards program this school year. We will recognize our April readers in early May! .


The goal of our Reading Rewards program is to help students develop a consistent habit of reading. The monthly requirement is to read, outside of school hours, at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days of the month. Students are expected to list book titles and minutes read on each of the 20 dates that are logged on the form. Parents must initial each of the entry dates.


For students to be recognized, the reading log must be turned in on time and considered complete. Students can complete and submit a paper or digital log. The digital log can be found on the school home page of eCLASS. The digital log is an editable pdf file that can be downloaded and saved to your computer at home. Once complete the digital log is submitted as an eCLASS assignment.


Reading logs can be turned into your teacher anytime you have finished the requirements. No logs should be received before the 21st of each month.



If you have any questions about the Reading Rewards program, please email Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org.

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Overdue Media Center Books

Student media accounts must be clear of outstanding books and fines before the end of the school year. We have many digital and in-person students with overdue and/or damaged books. Per GCPS policy, fines are charged for lost and damaged media center books.


Overdue notice reports will be emailed to parents on a weekly basis. If you receive an overdue notice, please make every effort to locate the overdue books and return the books to the school. Digital students can return overdue books to the front lobby or place the books in the book crate outside of the front doors. If you have lost a book, the fine can be paid with cash, check, or through MyPaymentsPlus. Should a book be found after payment is made, a refund request will be promptly generated.


Please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org or refer to the media center circulation procedures on the media center page of the school website if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

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Get Georgia Reading

The Get Georgia Reading program will be funded again this year at the state level.

Get Georgia Reading 2021 begins on May 3. Provided by Renaissance, the program gives all children, parents/guardians, and educators free access to thousands of digital books and news articles through July 31, 2021.


Get Georgia Reading supports student learning now and all summer with a diverse library of over 6,400 digital books from myON and age-appropriate news articles from myON News. Use the credential below to login and browse the amazing collection of digital books provided in the MyON program. Please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org if you have any questions about the Get Georgia Reading program.


MyON


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2021 Summer Reading Challenge

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Information Coming Soon!

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WMES Facemasks

Facemasks are still available to order through My Payments Plus. Masks are $8 each and available in Youth small and Adult medium and large.
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PTA Elections

Are you a CPA, bookkeeper or just love crunching numbers? We need YOU! Our PTA board is currently looking to fill positions as Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President. Joining the PTA board is a great way to become more involved in our school. Please contact Gina Elliott (regina.elliott@gcpsk12.org) for more information.
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Check out the latest updates to the Parent Portal! Don’t have a Parent Portal account? Contact your child’s teacher now.

Updated Parent Portal
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"The Promise of Gwinnett” campaign is a means of focusing attention on the importance of public education, the role it plays in our nation, and the outstanding schools found right here in Gwinnett County. In addition, the campaign focuses on the accomplishments of our students and the promise they hold for a bright future. Click here to visit the Promise of Gwinnett.

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In5ive is a fast-paced, fact-filled informative program that gives you a quick five-minute update on the latest good news in education from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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Help our school everytime you shop! Enroll in the Publix Partners program to earn money for Woodward Mill every time you go grocery shopping.

Woodward Mill just received our quarterly check from the Publix Partners program for $122 dollars. Please help us raise more money for our school by registering for a Publix Partners account and entering your phone number every time you grocery shop at Publix. Every dollar counts!

Business Partners

Woodward Mill would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous business partners that support the students and teachers at our school. Our business partners support our school in various ways such as sponsoring after-school clubs, providing teacher appreciation gifts, donating supplies, and mentoring students. Please check out our wonderful business partners below:


Woodward Mill proudly thanks our business partners! Please support these businesses that support our school!

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