The Cub Corner
Expect Excellence In Everything
April 2, 2021
A Note from Mr. Bender
It’s hard to believe that it’s time for Spring Break. As a reminder, GCPS is following CDC guidance regarding travel outside of the U.S. Please see the CDC document related to international travel in this week's Cub Corner for specifics. Thank you for helping to keep all of our students and staff safe!
Enjoy your break, remember to read, and we’ll see you on April 12th!
Have a wonderful break!
4/2: April Reading Rewards Logs Go Home
4/5 -4/9: Spring Break (No School!)
4/20: Digital Learning Day for ALL Students (Planning day for staff)
4/22-5/26: Milestones Testing (Grades 3-5)
2021-2022 In-Person Learning
Experience Online Testing Georgia: Grades 3-5
Yearbooks will be on sale until the end of the school year, or until we sell out. Online ordering has ended. All orders must now be turned into the office using the attached order form. Price is $25 and can be paid by cash or check. Please make sure to include both student and teacher names on the form.
2021-2022 Kindergarten Online Registration
*Registrations submitted prior to April 6th will be returned and must be completed again.
Lunch Menu: April 12-16, 2021
Monday: Pull apart cheesy bread with marinara sauce
Tuesday: Corn dogs
Wednesday: Flavor to the Max sticks
You are an important partner with your child’s teacher, whether your child is learning at home or at school. To help you support your child’s learning, GCPS is launching a new initiative called AKS at Home. With this project, families will learn ways to help their child practice skills they are learning in class as part of the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Parents have access to a library of recorded sessions and tip-sheets. Find more information on the AKS at Home web page.
**NEW DATES FOR 4th QUARTER HAVE BEEN ADDED!**
Character Word of the Month: Fairness
The character trait for the month of April is Fairness. We define fairness as treating others in a way that is right or reasonable. Fairness also means that each of us gets what we need. We can show fairness by playing by the rules, taking turns and sharing, and taking personal responsibility for our actions. Teachers will choose one student in their class that exhibited fairness the most for the month of April to represent their class as the Cub of the Month.
Reading Rewards logs for the month of April were sent home in today’s Friday folders! I hope you will read and log your minutes over spring break! We look forward to recognizing our March readers during the month of April.
The goal of our Reading Rewards program is to help students develop a consistent habit of reading. The monthly requirement is to read, outside of school hours, at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days of the month. Students are expected to list book titles and minutes read on each of the 20 dates that are logged on the form. Parents must initial each of the entry dates.
For students to be recognized, the reading log must be turned in on time and considered complete. Students can complete and submit a paper or digital log. The digital log can be found on the school home page of eCLASS. The digital log is an editable pdf file that can be downloaded and saved to your computer at home. Once complete the digital log is submitted as an eCLASS assignment.
Reading logs can be turned into your teacher anytime you have finished the requirements. No logs should be received before the 21st of each month.
If you have any questions about the Reading Rewards program, please email Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org.
Georgia Picture Book Award Winner
Written by Matthew Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Woodward Mill Picture Book Winner
Written by Lupita Nyong'o and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Parent: What did you do at school today?
Wanting to know more about what your child is doing at school each day? Learn how to ask open-ended questions to engage in better communication with your child(ren).
"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.
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.
Help our school everytime you shop! Enroll in the Publix Partners program to earn money for Woodward Mill every time you go grocery shopping.
Woodward Mill just received our quarterly check from the Publix Partners program for $122 dollars. Please help us raise more money for our school by registering for a Publix Partners account and entering your phone number every time you grocery shop at Publix. Every dollar counts!
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: