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Expect Excellence In Everything
March 11, 2021
A Note from Mr. Bender
Our next Digital Learning Day will take place on Tuesday, March 16. This will be an asynchronous learning day for all students in GCPS. There will not be any live teaching in-person or through Zoom. Students will be expected to complete assignments independently on eCLASS. Teachers will be checking email periodically throughout the day. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
This Friday, March 12, is a school holiday. There is no school tomorrow. Enjoy your three-day weekend!
3/12: Inclement Weather Make-Up Day (No School!)
3/14: Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward 1 Hour)
3/16: Digital Learning Day for ALL Students (Planning day for staff)
4/5 -4/9: Spring Break (No School!)
4/20: Digital Learning Day for ALL Students (Planning day for staff)
Don't forget to set your clock forward one hour on Sunday, March 14!
Experience Online Testing Georgia: Grades 3-5
Yearbooks are on sale! Order online at https://commpe.pictavo.com/shop. Yearbooks are $25. Recognition ads for 5th graders are also available! Purchase and design a quarter page ad recognizing your 5th grade student for $10. You can use one of the design templates or design your own! The deadline for purchasing, designing AND submitting your 5th grade recognition ad is Friday, March12th.
Parents of Digital Students - If you did NOT come in for school pictures, you can submit a picture of your student for the yearbook. Pictures should be taken from the waist up against a solid colored background. We also need candid pictures for our Digital Learning pages. If you have pictures of your student(s) participating in Digital Learning or Digital Learning activities, we would love to have them! Please email all pictures to email@example.com.
Lunch Menu: March 15-19, 2021
Monday: Chicken quesadilla
Tuesday: Peanut butter & jelly
Wednesday: French bread pizza
Friday: Fish sandwich
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 tipsheets. Find more information on the AKS at Home web page. **NEW DATES FOR SECOND SEMESTER HAVE BEEN ADDED!**
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!
Character Word of the Month: Cooperation
The character trait for the month of March is Cooperation. We define cooperation as working together to get something done. Kids practice this when they are working together on a group project, reading a book, or completing an assignment together. Teachers will choose one student in their class that exhibited cooperation the most for the month of March to represent their class as the Cub of the Month.
Women's History Month
Check out read-aloud books by your counselors on our eCLASS page for Women’s History Month in March! Look under “Content” to find books featuring incredible women in history!
We look forward to recognizing our February readers next week! Be sure to read and log your March minutes throughout the month! All March logs are due on or before the beginning of April.
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.
Georgia Picture Book Nominee Spotlight: "Lubna and Pebble"
Lubna and Pebble
Written by Wendy Meddour and illustrated by Daniel Egneus
An evocative tribute to the refugee crisis and the power of friendship finds a little girl enduring hardships in a World of Tents by sharing stories and confidences with her best friend, a pebble, before realizing that a lost young newcomer needs the pebble even more.
The Woodward Mill Georgia Picture Book favorite nominee will be shared next week. Thanks to all of the classes that have read and voted on their favorite book.
"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.
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.
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!
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: