The Cub Corner

Expect Excellence In Everything

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September 16, 2022

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A Note from Dr. Brown

Greetings Parents and Guardians!

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you are enjoying this brisk fall weather! Speaking of Fall, please ask your child about the Cub family in the front lobby. It signifies togetherness, which is what Woodward Mill stands for!

It was so nice to see our Woodward Mill family at the first PTA skate night of the year! Thanks for your support. We all had a blast!

Please continue to check our school calendar for updates. Please see Ms. Hardin, PTA President, to volunteer for upcoming events. Bear Scare is right around the corner!

Best Regards and have a great weekend!

Dr. Sonya Brown


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Important Dates

9/21 Play2Learn Wednesday 9:00am

9/22 Chorus Practice 7:15am

9/28 Play2Learn Wednesday 9:00am

9/28 Safety Patrol Meeting 7:20am

9/28 Running Club 3:15pm

9/29 Chorus Practice 7:15am

9/29 Readers Rally 7:15am

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The first round of live virtual AKS at Home K-5 sessions will begin on September 20, 2022. AKS at Home provides math and language arts resources to support families of children in grades K-5. Through live virtual grade-specific Zoom sessions and helpful AKS tip sheets, families of students in grades K-5 can learn ways to help their children practice foundational skills in language arts and math. Session 1 live Zoom sessions will be offered from September 20, 2022, to September 22, 2022, in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Click the link below to learn more and to register to attend.
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No Place For Hate

Woodward Mill ES is a No Place for Hate school! What does this mean? This means that each year, our school seeks to build a safe and inclusive community in which respect and equity are the goals and where each and every student can thrive. We empower students, teachers, administration and family members to take a stand against bias and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message. We send a clear,unified message that all students have a place where they belong.

Last week, our students and staff signed the No Place for Hate Pledge to be displayed in our hallways. If you are in the building, we would for parents to sign the pledge too! Ask at the front desk to sign the pledge and support our school climate. Check out our website for the No Place for Hate Pledge and the Woodward Mill Inclusive and Equitable School Climate Policy Statement.
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September 19-23

Monday: Peanut butter & jelly, drumstick, alfredo pasta, or turkey basket

Tuesday: Boneless wings, 3 bean chili, enchilada, or peanut butter & jelly

Wednesday: Burger, veggie burger, or turkey basket
Thursday: Pizza, spinach dip, or corn dogs

Friday: Pasta, veggie nuggets, or pinwheel

*Menu is subject to change due to supply shortages.

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Parent Night

The counseling department will host an SEL Parent Night via zoom on November 1st at 5:30pm. Mark your calendars to learn more about this initiative at our school and what it means for your students!

Character Trait of the Month

Each month, we will focus on a different character trait. The character trait for the month of September is “Responsibility”. Teachers will be looking for students that exhibit this trait during September to be recognized as the “Cub of the Month” with a certificate and free ice cream!

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. When students are not at school, they are missing valuable instructional time.

Here are some things you as a parent can do to help improve your child’s attendance:

  • Talk with your child about what happened at school each day. The more interested in school you are, the more they will be!

  • Set a bedtime and morning routine so that your child is well-rested and ready for school.

  • Wait to take family trips until school holidays or summer break.

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Spotlight on Hispanic Authors & Illustrators

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Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors. This empowering story of community engagement might inspire kids to get involved in their own neighborhoods.

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Join us on Facebook for more updates & upcoming PTA meeting information!

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GCPS 1:1 Initiative

How can I make my Chromebook easier to use for me? What features can I add accessibility features to my Chromebook? Watch the video below to find out more!

1:1 Accessibility Features for Read Aloud 7
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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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Publix Partners

Support your school every time you shop!

Publix Partners has contributed $38.7 million to more than 4,950 schools across the Southeast since the program's inception.

Participating is easy! Simply sign up for Club Publix or log in to your existing account, click Publix Partners, and select a school. Then, every time you shop at Publix, pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout. We’ll give back to the school of your choice—one of the many perks of being a Club Publix member!

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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About Us

Woodward Mill’s mission is to achieve academic and social excellence through quality instruction that promotes lifelong learning.