The Wood Connection

5/20/22

Welcome to Wood Middle School

We Grow as Learners

We Grow As Community Members

We Work To Improve the World Around Us

We Strive To Be the Best Version of Our Self

Don't forget to call the attendance line with any messages on tardies or attendance issues at 503-673-7502.

Principal’s Message

Hello Wood families,


With only about 4 weeks left of the school year we’re continuing to engage in great learning in the classroom while also looking forward to some exciting experiences on the horizon (including our first school dance, Outdoor School, and the 8th Grade Celebration). It’s a great time to be a Wolverine!



Wood Way Week & a School Dance!

A few weeks ago, students had the opportunity to give feedback on the things they think would help themselves and the rest of the school community continue to grow in positive ways. Based off of that feedback, we created what we’re calling Wood Way Week, which will be happening May 23rd-May 27th. Each day during that week, one class/subject area will use their period to do a lesson on one of the three main themes students identified: the power of words (understanding the impact of language and working to improve how we talk to and about one another), how to be an upstander (what do we do when something is happening around us that isn’t kind, safe, or okay), and stress management. The week will wrap up with one final thing that students let us know they wanted: a school dance! This will happen right after school (from 4pm until 5:10pm) on Friday, May 27th, and is open to all current Wood Middle School students who would like to attend (sorry, no guests from other schools). Be on the lookout for a message from our PTSA if you’d like to volunteer to help supervise.


Parent Volunteers for school dance

If you are interested in volunteering for the school dance on May 27th please contact me directly at strandem@wlwv.k12.or.us.


6th Grade Outdoor School Reminder!

Outdoor School was officially rescheduled to Tuesday May 31st and Wednesday June 1st

Students will leave Wood Middle School at 9:30 am and return to Wood Middle School approximately 6:30 pm on both days.


Make Up Testing

Due to testing requirements, any student who hasn’t finished their testing during our designated sessions or was absent for a testing day will participate in make up sessions. Make up sessions will occur during the normal school day where students will be called out of one of their regular classes in order to test.


8th Grade Ceremony

Friday, June 17th at 9:30-10:15 in the Wood gymnasium.

What to consider if your child has any symptoms of illness:

Keep your child home:

● Cough

● Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher or chills

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● New loss of taste or smell

Children with the above symptoms are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19.

● If your child has 2 or more of these symptoms, they must either have a negative COVID test to return to school or isolate for 5 days.

● A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications to return to school. Symptoms should be improving before your child returns to school.


Consider keeping your child home:

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● Sore or scratchy throat

● Nasal congestion or a runny nose



These symptoms do not necessarily mean your child must stay home, but if they persist for more than one day, please consult with your child’s healthcare provider.

If your child has vomiting or diarrhea, they need to be home for 48 hours from the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea, before returning to school.

It is strongly recommended that students with any symptom(s) of illness or who are returning from isolation after COVID19 (Day 6-10), wear a mask.



Be well,

The WLWV School Nurse Team

503 673-7041





22210 SW Stafford Road • Tualatin, OR 97062 • (503) 673-7000 or Fax (503) 673-7001 • www.wlwv.k12.or.us

Last Day of School

With the cancellation of school on April 11 due to inclement weather, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is now June 22. The last day of school is subject to change in the event of additional school closures.

Wood PTSA

May 24th: Fundraiser with Chick-fil-A. 5:00-9:00 P.M. Beaverton/Hillsdale HWY location. 15 percent of all purchases on the mobile app go to Wood. You can go in to order on the app from a table and dine in or carry out. No need to mention Wood, because it's all purchases on the app.


Spirit Wear

Sweat Shirts - Small & Medium $25

T-Shirts - Small, Medium, Large & XL $15

Sold in the front office. Cash or checks made payable to Wood Middle School PTSA

Meals No Longer Free Starting in 2022-23 School Year

Due to COVID-19 state and federal funding for free meals ending, students will need to pay for meals starting in 2022-23.

Eligible families are encouraged to apply for the free and reduced meal program starting in July. After applying, families will receive a letter notifying them if they’ve been approved. Families need to apply for the free and reduced meal program every year, even if they’ve applied and been approved previously. Applications can be printed or submitted electronically by visiting the district website. Applications are also available at your child’s school.

Schools will also return to our pre-pandemic meal service protocols starting in 2022-23. This requires students to enter their student ID number prior to receiving lunch. Schools will re-teach students meal protocols at the beginning of next school year, and we encourage families to start working with their students now to memorize student ID numbers.

Thank you for your attention to this meal service change.

CATALYST CAMP for Incoming 9th Graders to WHS

What: Join the science fair program coordinators as we travel around the Portland area visiting local research labs on animal behavior, medicine, space travel, the chemistry of toxins, neurobiology, sustainability, and other exciting fields! This is a great way to kick-start your own original project for the high school science fair or simply just learn more about STEM in our area.

When: August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022, 10am-2pm

Where: Wilsonville High School (6800 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070) with plenty of field trip opportunities

Cost: $40

Who: Anyone who will be a 9th grader in fall 2022

How to Register: https://camps.wlwv.k12.or.us/

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CREST announces a new summer program for students entering grades 8-12 in the fall:


Intro to Farm Business

Get creative, work as a team and cultivate beauty and joy in your community!

Students will get hands-on experience while learning how to grow and market produce and flowers from the CREST garden. Combining life and business skills, students will harvest, sell, prep, cook and eat produce! Another focus of this camp will be flower harvesting and arranging. Students will choose where to distribute weekly bouquets in the community.



Space is limited, register here or go to www.crest.wlwv.k12.or.us and click on "Camp Registration" in the upper-right hand corner of the web page.

(Sessions 1 & 2 have the same content, please only register for one session)

  • SESSION 1: August 1, 2022 - August 4, 2022
  • SESSION 2: August 8, 2022 - August 11, 2022
  • Location: CREST (11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR)
  • 8:00am - 11:00am except Thursday, which will be 10:00 - noon.
  • Registration is $100.00


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May Calendar

Important Dates

5/24 Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM

5/25 Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM

5/26 Final Band Concert 7:00 PM

5/27 Wood Way Dance 4:00-5:15

5/30 Memorial Day-no school