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Save the Date

April 8-21

  • Online Scholastic Book Fair

April 10-11

  • Garden Clean-Up 10:00-4:00
Wednesday, April 21
  • Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 20

  • School Picture Day, details to come

Wednesday, April, 28

  • Teacher Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL
Saturday, May 8
  • Spring Plant Sale, 9:00-2:00
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Message from Mr. Nihill

Dear Woodward Families,

I would like to thank our Mary Woodward community for making the first week of our new combination of CDL and Hybrid classes a success. We greatly appreciate your continued support and patience as we work through the process of the arrival and dismissal procedures for Hybrid classes.

If you have a child (or a friend or neighbor does) that will be in kindergarten next year, please make sure you complete the online registration. There is more information below in this newsletter.

Enrollment page

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jerry Nihill


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Reminders for Hybrid Parents

Here are a few reminders for parents of students in hybrid instruction:

1. The hours for each hybrid session are-

AM Session:

Class starts at 8:00 AM, dismissal at 10:50 AM

PM Session:

Class starts at 12:15 PM, dismissal at 3:05 PM

2. When dropping off your student for hybrid instruction, please do not drop off earlier than 7:50 AM for the morning session, and before 12:05 for the afternoon session. The earliest students can enter the building is 7:50 AM and 12:05 PM.

3. If you pick up your student in a vehicle, please have a sign in your dashboard window on the passenger side that clearly says the last name and first initial of the student, and the grade level of the student. This will help facilitate and speed up the pickup process.

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Attendance Information

MW Attendance Line


Attendance Email:

If your student is absent from school, it is your responsibility to call the Attendance Line, 503.431.4720 or email as early in the day as possible.

Because of the shortened school day, the automated attendance calls will start very early for each hybrid session. Automated calls go out for unexcused absences at 8:30 AM for the morning session and at 12:45 for the PM session. Our attendance secretary, Mrs. Debbie McRobert must hear from you early to excuse the absence before the robo calls start.

The automated attendance calls will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Remember, Wednesdays will continue the same as before, with a morning meeting online, and asynchronous learning the rest of the day. Hybrid students do NOT come to the building on Wednesdays.

It's great if you email the teacher if your student is absent, but please email the office at as well. You can simply copy us on the email that you send to the teacher so you don't have to write two emails.

This is a good habit to start building whether your child is doing 100% online or hybrid instruction. Student safety is a priority at Mary Woodward, and it it essential that we hear from you whenever your child is absent from school.

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Scholastic Book Fair Online

The Scholastic Book Fair will be online again this spring. The Book Fair will run April 8-21. Here is the link to go to the Book Fair: MaryWoodward April Book fair .

Save the Date! Picture Day April 20

April 20th will be Picture Day at Mary Woodward. Pictures will be taken during the school day for both hybrid sessions, and there will be time slots available for CDL learners via Signup Genius. We will send out the link as soon as we get it from Dorian Studios. Picture orders will be done online, and picture packages will be mailed home.

Watch for more details to come soon!

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Garden Clean-Up April 10 & 11

Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Two hour time slots available

RSVP required due to social distancing

Kindergarten Registration is Open Online

Kindergarten enrollment for 2021-22 is underway. A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021, to enter Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School year

Parents/guardians will need the following to complete the enrollment process:

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of address (current resident electric, gas, or garbage bill, rental/lease agreement or property tax bill)
  • Immunization record

Go to the Enrollment page to complete the online enrollment process or to download the enrollment forms.

For more information, go to:

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Social Emotional Learning

Competency for 3/29- 4/2 Self-Awareness

The target/focus skills this week are:

  • Review Self-Awareness

  • Becoming more self-aware

  • Interests and hobbies

What do you do when you are having a big emotion?

Here are the family videos for next week:

Problem Solving: Breaking it Down

Helping Kids Understand Emotions


Handout for families to use at home:

Feelings Poster (English/Spanish)

3 Ways to Help Handle Emotion - 3 Maneras de Ayudar a Manejar Emociones

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MW PSO Information

Visit our PSO website at

Our Facebook page that keeps up to date with school happenings. Follow us on Facebook, just search for Mary Woodward PSO.

Sign up for Smile Amazon! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at Mary Woodward PSO is listed as a charitable organization. What a great way support our school while you do your shopping!

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Staying Connected with TTSD

This link show a chart on all the different ways to stay connected to what is going on in TTSD.