The Cub Corner

Expect Excellence In Everything

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From Administration

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Hello families,

We enjoyed our second week of school at WMES! Our teachers and students have been busy this week learning, practicing school-wide behavior expectations, and having fun! As I visit classrooms, I am impressed with the high levels of learning I see in every room. I am confident this is going to be the best year yet!

We encourage all families to attend our Curriculum Nights on August 22nd (PreK - 2nd grade) and August 29th (3rd-5th grade). Curriculum Nights take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. On Curriculum Night, you will learn about classroom routines and expectations, grade level curriculum, classwork and homework expectations, field trips, and much more. If you are unable to attend Curriculum Night, please reach out to your child’s teacher so that they can provide you with important information and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night!

Mike Bender


Important Dates

8/22: Curriculum Night Grades PreK-2 (6:00-7:30 p.m.)

8/23: Hat Day! (Bring $1.00 and wear a hat to school!)

8/29: Popcorn Sales During Lunch ($1.00)

8/29: Curriculum Night Grades 3-5 (6:00-7:30 p.m.)

8/30: PTA Mornings with Mom (7:15-7:45 a.m.)

9/2: Labor Day (No School!)

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Friday, August 23rd is Hat Day! Bring $1.00 to school and wear your favorite hat! All money raised goes directly to WMES!
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Ice cream is for sale every Tuesday and Friday for $1.00. Students must turn in ice cream money to their teacher by 8:45 a.m. Money cannot be accepted in the cafeteria during lunchtime.
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Hi Cubs! Welcome back! We hope you all had an amazing summer! We're gearing up for another great year! We have our first event on Friday, August 30th. Please join us for Morning with Mom and enjoy donuts with your child. (7:15-7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.) This event is open to all mothers, grandmothers, aunts or any female figures. If you are already PTA member, the event is free. If you're not a member, we encourage you to join through MyPaymentsPlus or by sending in $5 with your name, email address, student's name and teacher in a sealed envelope addressed to PTA. You can skip the line at the door by joining now! All classroom that have 100% participation for PTA memberships will be awarded a special treat party from the PTA! (Deadline is Monday, August 26th.)

Our VIP group is already in full swing helping the teachers complete classroom projects that support student learning. VIP meets on Wednesday mornings. If you would like more information or you are interested in joining the VIP team, please contact Gina Elliott at

Popcorn sales begin Thursday, August 29th! Your child can purchase popcorn during lunch for $1.00.

Upcoming PTA Events:

Wednesday, September 11th - Step-It Up Assembly

Thursday, September 12th - Popcorn Sales at lunch

Friday, September 13th - Donuts with Dad

Thursday, September 26th - Popcorn Sales at lunch

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Popcorn sales will take place on Thursday, August 29th, September 12th, and September 26th! Your child can purchase popcorn during lunch for $1.00.

Transportation Reminder

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Morning arrival begins at 7:45 a.m. Students may not enter the building prior to 7:45 a.m. unless previously arranged with the teacher. The car rider lane is open for drop off between 7:45-8:10 a.m. After 8:10 a.m., parents will be directed around to the front of the building to check in their child in the front office. The side street is for busses only from 7:30 - 8:10 and 2:30- 3:15. Afternoon dismissal begins at 2:40 p.m. Car riders must be picked up by 3:10 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation!

A Note from the Clinic

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Does your child need to take medication during the school day? If so, please stop by the clinic to talk with our clinic worker, Ms. Bacon. All medication must be dropped off in the clinic. Students are not permitted to carry medicine to or from school in their backpack.

Our lost and found is located in the front lobby directly across from the clinic. If your child has misplaced a book, lunchbox, or water bottle, please encourage him/her to check the lost and found.

Media Center

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We had a great turnout of fourth and fifth-grade students for our Readers Rally informational meeting this week! If you missed the meeting, it’s not too late to join. All permission forms must be returned before the end of August. Students will read two chapter books from the elementary list before the Thursday, September 12th meeting. We are excited about forming a team of readers to compete at the 2020 GCPS Readers Rally event. Be sure to refer to the Readers Rally page on the media center channel of our school website. If you have any questions about this reading club, please email Ms. Alden.

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Welcome back! We hope you and your family had a wonderful summer, full of excitement, sun, and even some learning! To start the year off right, we are going to kick off our Character Education Program with the character trait of respect. Showing respect means that you act in a way that shows that you care about that person’s feelings and well-being. Please talk to your child about how to show respect at home, in school, and in the community.

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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.

Technology Tidbits

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Complete the registration form below. You must return this form in person to allow the school to verify your identity. Your email address will serve as your user ID. A few days after returning the form, you will receive an email with the URL for the Parent Portal and directions for activating your account. You will create a password during the online registration and will have the option to Log into your new account.
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Help our school everytime you shop! Enroll in the Publix Partners program to earn money for Woodward Mill every time you go grocery shopping.

Over the years, Publix Partners has contributed more than $30 million to over 4,500 schools giving back to support education. And giving is easy. Simply sign up for a account (if you don’t already have one), select Woodward Mill Elementary, then enter your phone number at checkout. A percentage of each eligible transaction made using your Publix Partners account is allocated to Woodward Mill. Publix Partners’ schools receive checks up to four times per year based on earnings they accumulate from the purchases you make at Publix. Check out our current totals below:

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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:

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Woodward Mill proudly thanks our business partners! Please support these businesses that support our school!





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