The Chuck

March 21- April 8

Weekly Happenings for March and April

March 21 – April 8

Monday, March 21

· PAC Meeting 3:15: Learning Commons

Tuesday, March 22

· Girls on the Run

· Outreach for 5th Grade: "Lighten Up"

Wednesday, March 23

· Good News Club, 3:15

· LA Learning Walks with Abby D. @ 8:30am-11:30am

Thursday, March 24

School Improvement Plan MTG with DOSL and T&L : 10:15am

· Girls on the Run

· Citizen of the Month, 8:45 a.m.

· Jump Rope for Heart

· 3rd Grade Planning 1:00pm-3:10pm

Friday, March 25

· Jump Rope for Heart

· March 26 – April 3 SPRING BREAK

Monday, April 4

· BRIEF Staff Mtg, 3:15

· PBIS Webinar 3:15

Tuesday, April 5

· Girls on the Run

· 4th Grade Integrated Performance Task (IPT) 9:15 a.m.

· Guidance Mtg 1:00-3:15

Wednesday, April 6

· Good News Club, 3:15

· Last Book Buddies, Field Trip to IHOP 3:15

· PLP Gearing Up for the SOL’s with Authentic Reading 3:15 (see MLP for location)

Thursday, April 7

· Girls on the Run

· TST Mtg, 1:30pm Mrs. Pinner

Friday, April 8

· Mrs. Capps: Math Mtg

· All city chorus/orchestra rehearsal (Mrs. Rojas)

· All city music festival/ 7pm Sandler Center

Science Standards of Learning

The VDOE has announced that it is beginning the Science Standards of Learning review process. Please read the following information carefully!

  • The review process includes both the 2010 Science Standards of Learning and the Science Curriculum Framework simultaneously. The timeline and process has been revised and can be found at the Science Standards of Revision Review page on the VDOE site.

  • There is an opportunity to provide input on the current Science Standards of Learning and the Science Curriculum Framework. Teachers, administrators, science specialists, parents, and the public may submit public comment to The public comment period is open from March 11-April 18, 2016.

  • Another opportunity is to provide input on the revisions is to be a part of the Science Standards of Learning and Science Curriculum Framework review committees. Applicants must be teachers, principals, administrators, content area specialist, or other educators that have experience with the science content areas and the standards. To apply for this committee please submit an electronic application HERE. These applications require both a professional reference and school division approval and are due to VDOE April 18, 2016.

Woodstock Shout Outs!

Many thanks to Michelle McDonald for handling maintenance for the Ellison die-cutter AND for working on repair of the Accu-Cut machine (which will be returned to the blue workroom when it is fixed). –Pam Barre

Kudos to these staff members for donating books for the Mrs. Livingston Shelf in the Learning Commons: Sonia Lacewell and Mary Ellen Sawyer. –Pam Barre

Thank you for your guidance Sonia. I appreciate more than I can ever express. Jeannie

Thank you Linda M. for all the countless hours you spend sorting everything out for us. Jeannie

Thank you Linda L. for going above and beyond Friday! I am still amazed we completed that mission. Jeannie

Thank you Emily for being such a thoughtful person. You really are a great heart for staff welfare. 2nd Grade

Congratulations to Pam, Amy D., and Heather! THE PAGE TURNERS did an excellent job on Friday night representing Woodstock! Reading 12 books and coming up with all different types of questions is quite an amazing task!! Not to mention, the early mornings, too! Thank you, Ladies! Also, a BIG THANKS to Christine Marcus, Abby, Delaney, and Theresa Holloran for coming out on Friday night to support our team!!

~Mrs. Hedrick

I’d like to thank Luz Bonet for giving me such a special treat!! You’re the best!!


Thank you, Luz, for the sweet poem! I have not received the I MAKE A DIFFERENCE award since the years I taught fourth grade, and your presentation was so kind and thoughtful! I will save that plaque forever!! ~Mrs. Hedrick

Staff Welfare would like to thank ALL the staff who generously stepped forward to assist with providing meals for Pam Livingston’s family. You have been nothing short of amazing!

Thank you Mrs. Hedrick for helping RipTide read to my class. Beth K.

Thank you to our PTA for the Mad Hatter Tea and for raising funds at Chuck E. Cheese. Your efforts are appreciated. Beth K.

Pam and Heath, once again, the monthly collaboration was so refreshing! Beth K.

Teachers and Staff!

It's time to select Woodstock's Assistant of the Year for 2016! You will be receiving an email on Friday announcing the election. On Monday, a ballot will be in your mailbox. Place your ballot in Denise Maples' mailbox. Vote for one nominee. Voting deadline is Thurs. afternoon, March 24. Your vote matters!


Carolyn Davis 3/20

Heather Winn 3/26

Mr. K 3/30

PTA Membership!!

Please consider joining the WOODSTOCK PTA! We need only 6 more staff members to join in order to be considered for the Merit Award. Consider all that the PTA has done for staff welfare this year and for students, too. Please get a membership envelope from the front office and put your membership in the PTA box as soon as possible.

Save the Dates:

Tuesday, 4/12/16

  • Adjusted Dismissal

  • Last day of 3rd grading period

Wednesday, 4/13/16

  • Staff Work Day

Thursday, 4/14/16

  • Spirit Night at Wendy's on Providence Rd

Friday, 4/15/16

PTA presents "Cookies and Canvas" Family Paint Night

Tuesday, 4/19/16

  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued

  • Class Pictures

  • Staff Picture (TBD)

  • Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, 4/21/16: Wee Woodchucks

Tuesday, 4/26/16: Volunteer Recognition Breakfast (TBD)

Thursday, 4/28/16: Citizen of the Month

Monday-Friday, 5/2/16- 5/6/16

  • Nation Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, 5/3/16

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Tuesday, 5/10/16

  • Chorus, Strings, and Grade 2 Performance

Thursday, 5/12/16

  • Field Day

Monday-Friday, 5/16/16- 5/20/16

  • Nation Education Bosses Appreciation Week

Tuesday, 5/17/16

  • Progress Reports Issued

Monday-Thursday, 5/23/16- 6/16/16

  • SOL Testing

Monday, 5/30/16

  • Memorial Day - Schools Closed

Friday, 6/17/16

  • 5th Grade Rising Stars 9am

  • Last Day of School

  • Adjusted Dismissal

Monday, 6/20/16

  • Staff Flex Day

Debbie Diller talks about Spaces & Places

Debbie Diller: Friday Focus

On Friday, I had the opportunity to meet and listen to Debbie Diller discuss planning spaces in your classroom for instruction. I walked away with many AHA moments. I feel like now is the best time to share her ideas as you start "Spring Cleaning" and thinking about next year. My vision of a classroom environment is pretty simple- it starts with what is best for students to learn rooted in the intentional planning and execution of the standards and the curriculum. It is organized to meet your students' needs for instructional delivery. In my experience, when students learn in an organized space and know their expectations for learning in that space, the rest is easy!

According to Debbie Diller, there are three essential spaces you should have in your classroom: a space for whole group instruction, a space for small group instruction, and a classroom library. We will continue to talk more about these three spaces in April. Here are a few takeaways that you could try this week!!

  • First off, look at one bookshelf or just one corner of your room. See what you can do to do model organization in that space for your students.

  • Consider what is in the eyeline of students during small group instruction. You want their focus to be on you, but is it? Are they checking out the playground from the window behind you? Are they focused on the busy bulletin board or teacher desk or sink clutter in the corner?

  • Ask yourself, "Are my classroom focal points "teacher-centered" or "student- centered"? We consistently harp on our students keeping an organized binder, desk, etc....but are we practicing what we are preaching??