Woodridge News

May 4, 2020

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Note from Principal Lunkin


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!! We love our teachers at Woodridge and we know you do too! They are among the hardest working, most dedicated individuals I know. The art of teaching often extends beyond content knowledge and the walls of the classroom. The art of teaching requires teachers to facilitate thinking, listen to questions, encourage risks, support struggles, and cultivate dreams all while instructing, mentoring, encouraging, influencing, guiding, directing and inspiring students to overcome obstacles, dream big and accomplish impossible tasks! That's a mouth full but all very true. I read somewhere that a truly great teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget! We have great teachers at Woodridge! So, take time this week to show them that we love and appreciate the work they do!!

Together We Will PREVAIL! #OurBestIsYetToCome!

Principal Lunkin

Help us Celebrate Our Teachers!!

Use our guide below and watch for the daily posts in Class Dojo for additional ways you can help us celebrate our teachers!! Remember to send us photos/videos in the upload feed below, Class Dojo or post on Twitter and tag us at @wrefama!
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Culminating Performance Assessments, Due 5/18/2020

Culminating Performance Assessments (CPA) are for students in grades 3-12. In lieu of CPAs, students in PK-2 are assigned performance tasks each week, receiving feedback from teachers.**Students who do not have access to technology and who are using the paper-based option may turn in packets by May 22, 2020.

Please view the district's informational videos related to the Culminating Performance Assessments below.

Culminating Performance Assessments

Amazing Anytime, Anywhere Learning Highlights from the

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Need Help with your assignments?

Feel free to use the district's virtual helplines from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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We would love to see how your're doing with the distance learning!

Upload photos or videos of some of the awesome things you and your family are doing as we all embrace this distance learning adventure. Who knows? Maybe your photo will be featured in the next newsletter!

Upload below and tag us on Twitter at @wrefama.

Upload Photos or Video here

Send up pictures of the wonderful things you and your family are learning from home

What's Poppin at the Wood? Episode #2

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Please watch https://youtu.be/_bPgfTR9nYA and cast your vote for this week's battle.

Voting Link- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/362WPPZ

Six houses, one mission: Be Great!

Join us for our house meetings! Many had so much fun last week they decided to sneak in another meeting before their next regularly scheduled meeting. Next regularly scheduled meetings will take place the week of May 15th. Check Class Dojo and Google classroom for schedules and zoom links

Need help dealing with Anxiety?

Are You Sleeping

It is undoubtedly tempting for us to stay up later and later since we don’t have to get up so early for school or work. However, normal sleep patterns are extremely important. While it may be ok to adjust bedtimes and wake up times a little, it is still important that we all get the correct number of hours of sleep. According to sleepfoundation.org, the amount of sleep we get affects our mood, energy, and health. Though we may all need slightly different amounts, here are some general guidelines.

Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours

School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours

Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours

Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours

Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours

View this sleep duration recommendations chart for more details. Get some rest, keep smiling, stay home if you can, and stay safe!

Click below

5 Ways to Healthier Lifestyle

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Help with Google Classroom

Turning in Assignments on Google Classroom
How to Take Pictures and Upload Them to Google Classroom
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Do you have a question?

Feel free to complete the form to ask questions that will be answered by a member of our administrative team!

Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy

Tarsha Lunkin, Principal

Charles Thomas, Assistant Principal (Grades 3-5)

Myla Wilson, Assistant Principal (Kinder- 2)

Karon Wright, Counselor

Vicky Waits, Instructional Coordinator