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August 13, 2021

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A Note from Mr. Bender

Dear Families,


It’s been a great week at The Mill! It was wonderful to welcome back our 4th and 5th grade students back on Monday. We are excited about the year of learning ahead!


As we move through the year, we will continue to follow safety protocols to help keep our students and staff safe (frequent hand washing, wearing masks and increased cleaning procedures for high-touch areas).


Curriculum Nights are quickly approaching! Please save the date and plan to attend on the following days:

August 19 from 6:00-7:00 - Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

August 26 from 6:00-7:00 - 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Ms. Boone, Ms. Nelson, and Ms. Schroeder


Only one session will be offered each night. Please plan accordingly.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mike Bender


Principal

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Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night for PreK, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade will be held on August 19 from 6:00-7:00pm. Curriculum Night for Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, and Ms. Boone/Ms. Nelson/Ms. Schroeder will be held on August 26 from 6:00-7:00pm. Please plan accordingly as only one session will be offered each night.


Curriculum Night is a time for parents to learn more about what their child​(ren) will be learning this year and teacher expectations in the classroom. Plan to join your child's teacher in the classroom at the scheduled time.


We look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night!

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Lunch Menu

To view the daily lunch and breakfast menu, please visit the website below. You can also download the Nutrislice App on your phone to view the menus as well.
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Attendance Makes A Difference

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. 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:

-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.


-When possible, schedule doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours or at the very beginning or end of the school day.

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Character Trait and Mindfulness Activity of the Month

Every month, we focus on a character trait to instill great character into our cubs. The character trait for the month of August is Respect. We define respect as treating others how we want to be treated. Another way that we can show respect to our classmates and teachers is by being kind and thinking about their feelings. As a reminder, teachers will be choosing one student this month who has exhibited respect the most to represent his/her class as the Cub of the Month. We also have a famous person that exhibited this trait highlighted each month. For this month, check out Ms. O’Rear’s read aloud on our eClass page about Mahatma Ghandi.



Each month, we will feature a mindfulness activity on the announcements, during class meetings, and on our eCLASS page. You can watch Mrs. Woodworth do a demonstration of each month’s activity on the counseling eCLASS page. This month is “Counting Breaths.”

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Our summer reading celebration will be held in early September! All students that logged 500 minutes of reading in the Gwinnett County Public Library Beanstack program will be recognized and rewarded! We are proud of your efforts to meet your summer reading goals!

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Media Center Orientation

Media Center orientations are well underway! All students will receive weekly access to the media center to check out books! We are excited to provide opportunities for our students to select books of their choice for reading. Please refer to the media center policies link on the media center website for more details about student circulation procedures. If you have any questions about the media program, please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org


Media Center Circulation Policies

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Hi Cubs! Welcome back! Don’t forget to join PTA on My Payments Plus by paying a $5 membership fee per adult member. Membership is open to any and all adult family members. (You do not need to pay for students.) Please join our Facebook page for continuous updates- Woodward Mill PTA.

PTA Board Members

Please welcome our PTA Board for the 2021-2022 school year:


President- LaRhonda Harden

Vice President- Jennifer Smith

Vice President- Ellen Chaffee

Secretary- Danielle Woodrum

Treasurer- Emily Maniccia


We look forward to another successful year!

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Do you have a Parent Portal Account? The Parent Portal allows you to view your child’s grades, transportation information, lunch balances, and much more! To request a Parent Portal account for your child(ren), please complete the form below and bring it to school. The school will need to verify your identity to create your account.


https://www.gcpsk12.org/cms/lib/GA02204486/Centricity/Domain/11651/Parent-Portal-Registration-Form-10-12-20.eq.pdf


To learn more about the Parent Portal, click the link below.


https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26042
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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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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!

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.