What's Happening Woodward

5/16/22

Is it May or July? The temps have us all confused!

So far in the month of May, Mother Nature has been a little indecisive. While we still are having some colder days, we all can see and feel the winds changing. As is the case every year, the month of May is packed with all sorts of family and school commitments. With only 25 days left in the school year, we are poised to make the most of our time together!


Please read on for some important news, updates, and reminders for the last month+ of school.

Math MCAS Reminder

  • Session I- Tuesday, May 17

  • Session II- Wednesday, May 18

  • Make-Ups will occur- Thursday May 19 and Friday, May 20


Please set your student up for success by getting a good night's sleep the night before and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. Please encourage your student to simply try their best and "show what they know".

Field Day Fun Day

  • Field day this year will be held on June 3rd and will be expanded beyond sports and games. This year we are planning for a day of fun outside with a portion of the day being used for team building and individual games and challenges and the other half for community partnerships.

    • We will be welcoming guests from Harvard University and the Think First Injury Prevention Program. They will share information and strategies for vehicle and bus safety, bicycle and pedestrian safety, playground safety, water safety, and violence prevention.

    • Kim Ivers from the Southborough Public Library will join students for a Summer Reading Kickoff presentation.

    • The Southborough Fire Department will be joining us to discuss summer safety and may even be bringing a vehicle for students to explore.

    • Finally, We are finalizing plans for a student-created art installation that will be hung in the building as a way for kids to leave their mark on Woodward.

Field Day T-shirts

As mentioned in a previous update, through student voting, a 2022 Field Day design was selected! The winning entry was created by Alisa B. from Mrs. Lehane's 3rd-grade class. Way to go Alisa!! A special thanks go to Mrs. Dubois who first introduced the design contest in her art classes and to all the students who submitted a design. The submitted designs were excellent and highlighted many of our Woodward CARE themes.


Thanks to the SOS, all students will receive a Field Day t-shirt featuring the winning design!

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Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month

During the month of May, the Northborough-Southborough Schools will be recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. The month of May is significant as it recognizes the immigration of Japanese people to the United States in 1843. Chinese workers played a prominent role in the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.


As a district, we celebrate and honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders' impact on our society, culture, and history.


ColorĂ­n Colorado celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage all year long with books, activities, and classroom resources.


AAPI Website

Drop off and parking lot safety

With the nice weather here to stay, many students are taking advantage and playing in the lower parking lot while waiting for the morning bell to ring. With our active drop-off line, this can pose a safety issue. We ask for your partnership to ensure all students have a safe arrival each morning- please review the bullets below for clarity.


  • Parents/ guardians are responsible for supervision until the first bell rings and students enter the building. Teachers are not on duty to help with arrival until 8:40 am.
  • If your child would like to play, please park your vehicle in the lower lot so they are not passing between cars in the active drop-off line. Students who wish to play should use the field, not the basketball court.
  • As always, please proceed with caution when dropping off and do not pass other vehicles that are in the unloading process.
  • Please have your students exit the vehicle from the passenger side door so they can avoid walking in front of or behind vehicles.
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Incoming Grade 2 Parent Orientation Update

Dear incoming Woodward families,

As a reminder, our incoming grade 2 parent orientation was rescheduled for the evening of May 24th. This event, which will be held in person in the Woodward cafeteria from 6:00-7:00 pm, is designed to give parents and guardians valuable information about their child's transition to Woodward and what to expect. This event is for parents and guardians only. Your incoming 2nd grader will have an opportunity to visit Woodward during our transition day in June. More information will be shared on that day soon.


We hope you are able to make the new date of May 24th to meet staff and see our beautiful building.

Food Allergy Awareness at Woodward

With May 8th -14th being food allergy awareness week and to promote food allergy awareness among our students, we had a guest presenter, Kyle Dine perform virtually for our school. Kyle is a Keynote speaker, musician, and performer, and also the founder and CEO of Equal Eats. He uses songs, stories, and puppets to share the message of food allergy awareness with students and adults. A special thanks to Amy Benford, ITS at Woodward, and the Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Foundation for sponsoring the presentation.

Woodward Walks to School

Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to school day was recognized at Woodward on Wednesday, May 11th with over 30 students joining teachers, staff, and parents. This event was moved from the original date the previous week due to the weather. It was a great way to start the day. I am proud to share that Woodward School will be recognized at the MA Safe Routes to Schools Awards ceremony on Friday, June 3rd.