The Wood Connection

06/18/21

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

6/18/21


Wood Families,


We’ve almost completed a full year of changes and challenges. One thing that we’ve learned this school year is that our students are resilient and they’ve learned to adapt to all the changes that have been presented to them throughout the pandemic. The Wood staff and I are looking forward to full school days of in-person learning next year. A couple of reminders for the end of the year:


Monday 6/21

Regular Hybrid School Day - A cohort in-person/B cohort Zoom

8th Drive through celebration ALL WOOD 8TH GRADERS - 3:30-5:30


Tuesday 6/22

Half day of School 12:20 release - B cohort in-person/A cohort Zoom


Thank you to the 8th grade students and their families for your time at Wood. We’ll miss you next year! Take care and we wish you the best in the future!


Sincerely,


Mike Strande

Hello 8th Grade Families!


The interactive, drive-thru 8th Grade Celebration is coming Monday, June 21st from 3:30-5:30pm at Wood! Check out the below Sign Up Genius to see how you can help with donating your time or money.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AAAC2CA6FB6-8thgrade2



Thanks,

The Wood PTSA

Can You Help Provide Over $10,000 for Wood Students?



We have a new Treasurer and a Secretary candidate for the 2021-2022 PTSA Board, but we still need volunteers for the roles of President & Vice President (VP). If these roles are not filled by July 1, there is a good chance that the Oregon PTA will dissolve our unit and all remaining funds (over $10,000) will be donated to a non-profit. Let's please find a way to keep these funds in the hands of our students and staff.


Don't want to volunteer alone? Grab your close friend and work together on the board this coming year!


The President position includes putting together a monthly meeting agenda and running the monthly meetings. The President also acts as a liaison with school administration and staff. The history of past meetings and events are available to the next President, so re-inventing the wheel is not required. We are looking for someone to help keep things going. Total time commitment per month averages between 5-7 hours per month (depending on the month).


The VP supports the President and shares all the above responsibilities as necessary.


Email woodmiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com with additional questions! We just need 2 people to keep over $10,000 for Wood MS!


- Your Wood PTSA

Increase in Local Fatal Fentanyl Overdoses: Family Resources

Dear parents and caregivers,

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is sharing the following information in response to a Tri-County press release regarding fatal Fentanyl drug overdoses in the Tri-County area. In April, Multnomah County shared the following information with Portland-Metro residents regarding a recent increase in deaths, which have included teens and others who do not regularly use illicit drugs. https://www.multco.us/multnomah-county/news/health-officials-warn-rise-deaths-counterfeit-pills

The Beaverton School District recently created the Fake and Fatal Awareness Campaign in response to this increase in fatal overdoses. BSD collaborated with a family of a Beaverton student who died by Fentanyl in an effort to bring awareness to surrounding communities. To see the campaign and learn more about this important topic, families can watch the following videos. These videos show community conversations in Beaverton regarding Fentanyl and mental health.

Fentanyl Community Conversation English

Fentanyl Community Conversation Spanish

If you or a family member is interested in receiving alcohol or substance use treatment, please see the following resources:

· West Linn-Wilsonville has a partnership with Northwest Family Services

· Clackamas County Mental Health

· Morrison Child and Family Services

· Lifeworks Northwest

· Alcohol & Drug Help Line

o Call: 800-923-4357

o Text: recoverynow at 839863

· Oregon Youth Line:

o Call: 877-968-8491

o Text: teen2teen at 839863

· Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

o Call: 1-855-387-4347

o Text: 55753

o https://oregonyouthline.org/

Donate your cans for our library!

Who doesn't like a good book? Here at Inza Wood Middle School, we want to increase our funds for new books and need your help! We have hooked up with BottleDrop to raise funds for our library. Drop off your cans at our school or you can even donate directly from your BottleDrop account into ours! We are listed under Inza Wood Middle School. All funds will be used to buy new books!

Message from your librarian

As this year comes to an end, Wood library is working hard to collect library materials. The due date for all library materials is Thursday, June 17th. If students are still using library materials in their current classes past this date, those materials can be kept until the class is finished with them. Students and families should begin to receive automated emails from the library with a list of materials that are checked out to students. Please encourage student(s) to hunt around their rooms, homes, and cars to find these materials to return to Wood. If students or families feel there is a mistake with their library account, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Medinger at medingec@wlwv.k12.or.us . Wood library's focus is on the return of materials, not the collection of fines.

Cross Country Training this summer!


Cross-Country Training: Open to all district HS and MS students. There will be folks at all fitness levels from college athletes to just getting off the couch. This is a great way to get started on HS running or get prepared to have a great year in middle school. These practices are run by the Wilsonville HS coaches. Starting June: 24th. See the link below for earlier dates.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Monday and Thursday at Wilsonville HS Track
  • Tuesday and Friday at Grahams Oaks Parking Lot.


More XC information at: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=162

Summer Meal Service Information

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will offer free meals for all children age 0-18 during the three weeks of summer learning this school year. Children do not need to be participating in summer learning to receive free meals. Summer Meal Service begins June 29. Meals will not be provided from June 23-28 as we prepare for our Summer Meal Service.

What will be offered? Free meal kits will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Summer Learning. Tuesday Meal Kits will include three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. Thursday Meal Kits will include four days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. Families who would like seven days’ worth of meals need to pick up meal kits on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Where: Meals will be available for pickup at all four Summer Learning locations. Meal locations include Boeckman Creek Primary, Meridian Creek Middle School, West Linn High School, and Wilsonville High School

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays during the three weeks of Summer Learning. Meals can be picked up between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Meal Kit Pick-up dates are:

  • June 29 and July 1
  • July 6 and July 8
  • July 13 and July 15

Meal Kits for Students Participating in Summer Learning: Students who are participating in summer learning will place orders on Tuesday and Thursday mornings while at school. Students will bring meal kits home with them at the end of the school day (11:30 a.m.).

Meal Assistance and P-EBT Information for WLWV Families

The State of Oregon received approval from the federal government to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2020-21 school year. This will provide more than $550 million in food assistance for approximately 572,000 children in Oregon.

Oregon was approved to provide retroactive food benefits to eligible students for the 2020-21 school year. The P-EBT benefits are expected to be issued beginning in July.

  • Households need not apply for P-EBT. Benefits will be automatically issued for students who normally have access to free and reduced-price meals and are enrolled at a school in Oregon.
  • Qualifying for free or reduced meals for the 2020-21 school year before June 30, 2021 will ensure you receive P-EBT when the benefits are issued. P-EBT benefit eligibility and amounts will vary.
  • Apply now!
  • Visit the Oregon.gov website for more information

Moving?

If any new families have moved into your neighborhood recently, please let them know to complete school registration right away.


If you know you are moving away over the summer and your children won't be returning to Wood for the 2021-22 school year, please be sure to let our office know at (503) 673-7501.


This information is important to our staffing and planning for next school year.

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