Lower School

October Blast

Thank you!!!!

Thank you for attending our Tailgate Party and cheering on the varsity football team to victory on Friday, Sept 18. Hats off to our co-chairs Tiffany Richburg and Tammy Bagwell, and all the student and parent volunteers for making this a fun family event. Our War Eagles secured another win and are 4-0 for the season!

Parent Programming

“Executive Functioning” Managing Complex Children

Thursday, October 8, 2015; 8:30-10:00AM

Location: Gresham Chapel (Main Campus). Click here to: Register to attend!

Carol Matheson, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Matheson specializes in working with children and adolescents targeting ADHD, behavioral issues, anger management, depression, and anxiety. She also offers psychological evaluations addressing possible ADHD, learning disabilities, processing deficits, dyslexia, or emotional/behavioral issues. She provides individual counseling, parent coaching, and psychological evaluations. She also works with schools in terms of observations or consultation.

She has worked with children and adolescents for over 20 years in hospital, private practice, and public/private school settings.

Click here to: Register to attend!

“From Stressed to Success: Conscious Parenting for Kids in a Complex World”

Thursday, November 5, 2015; 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Gresham Chapel (Main Campus). Click here to: Register to attend!

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

In this interactive presentation, parents will learn:

  • 2 major stressors that challenge most families in this day and age

  • A simple 4 step process parents can use to learn to manage your own stress

  • Some surprisingly simple strategies to begin to calm the chaos in your home

Click here to: Register to attend!

Book Fair - October 26-30 "Open a World of Possible"

The parent community invites you to help our young readers! The LS Book Fair is an exciting time to spend time in the library helping our children make selections and purchases. To volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fadad2ea31-lower2.

Look for an email in the coming weeks to order books online 10/19 - 11/6 and share with family members.

Save the Date! Book Fair Coffee is from 7:30-8:30 am on October 26. This is a great time for parents to shop at the Book Fair with or without your children.

Faculty Appreciation

A BIG thanks to Pia Wurth, Lisa Klumok, Alex Leibold, and volunteers for making our September brunch extra special from Lotta Frutta!

If you are interested in volunteering for the November luncheon please sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fadad2ea31-teacher


Mark your calendars for Halloween fun at the Lower School!

The Lower School will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 30 at 2:20 pm in each homeroom. Parents are welcome to attend the parties. Please contact your room parent if you are interested in volunteering or sending a treat.

Please remember that this is a regular school day and uniforms are required. Children are not allowed to wear costumes or masks to school.


Whether you’re stopping by the Consignment Shop, dropping off your student, or meeting with other parents, come by to grab a cup of coffee, connect to the WiFi, and have coffee with a friend!

Free WiFi available.

Drop in and join us for the next Academy Coffee on :

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Date: First Wednesdays

Time: 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus

Celebrating Faculty Birthdays

10/1 - Debbie Notestine

10/2 - Danielle LeFevers

10/17 - Shawn Stratton

10/26 - Paulette Durst

Woodward Academy Open House

It is time to raise your Woodward flag and shine your car magnet. It is Open House season for Admissions. Please let friends and neighbors know about Woodward Academy's Open House.

November 1 at Main Campus. 2 - 5 p.m.

November 8 at Woodward North. 2 - 4 p.m.


  • Oct 7 - Academy Coffee. 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Gresham Chapel
  • Oct 8 - "Executive Functioning" Managing Complex Children. 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Gresham Chapel. Click here to: Register to attend!
  • Oct 9 - First grading period ends - No homework night
  • Oct 12 - Fall Holiday - School Closed
  • Oct 16 - Super Goober Day
  • Oct 22 - Conference Day - No School for Students
  • Oct 26 - Book Fair Coffee. 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Oct 26 thru Oct 30 - Book Fair
  • Oct 30 - Halloween Festivities. Check Lower Letter for details.
  • Nov 2 - Canned Food Drive. More details to follow.
  • Nov 3 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
  • Nov 4 - Academy Coffee. 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Gresham Chapel
  • Nov 5 - From Stressed to Success: Conscious Parenting for Kids in a Complex World. 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Gresham Chapel. Click here to: Register to attend!

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