The Wood Connection

12/05/19

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.

Creating Calm, Connection, and Resilience for our Children


Please join us and our parent communities for a presentation and discussion by our school social workers Sarah Hiatt, LCSW and Brittany Bucholz, LCSW. They will explore the following: creating balanced home routines, connecting with our children to foster resilience, social media screen time, building self-efficacy, family values and expectations, and more!

There are two remaining events:

Thursday, Dec. 19; 6-8 p.m. at Inza Wood Middle School

Wednesday, Jan. 22; 8-9:30 a.m. at Lowrie Primary

The event is free to attend. Interpretation services will be provided by request. Please RSVP to Brittany Bucholz, school social worker, if you need interpretation services no later than one week before the event at bucholzb@wlwv.k12.or.us or 503-673-7818.

Have you heard? Music and Arts Partners (MAP) has a new website!

The look may have changed but MAP’s mission remains the same. We are proud to share with you the new MAP website! The address is still the same: http://www.musicandartspartners.org.


While the site has a new look, donations to the MAP general fund and the Lynne Detrick Instrument Memorial Fund can still be processed online. We hope you will check it often for events and updates to all that is happening with MAP and music and arts education in the district.


MAP is an independent, volunteer, nonprofit organization that works to advocate and promote arts and music education in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

Wrestling with Wilsonville Youth Sports

When: Practice begins Tuesday, January 7th from 3:55-5:10. Practices will be Monday through Thursday each week. Activity bus runs for possible transportation home.

Where: Main gym here at Wood.



How to sign up: Go to www.wilsonvilleyouthsports.org

Find the wrestling link on the side and go to Wood MS. Find the link to create an account and register through the youth program. Make sure you sign up for the Middle School season.


Cost: $125 for the season. This includes insurance, uniform, transportation and USA wrestling card. Scholarships are available through the website.


Questions: Please talk to Mr. Arndt


What you will need: The only equipment we do not provide to students is wrestling shoes. We may have access to some used pairs, but if you can find your own it would be ideal. Otherwise, shorts and a t-shirt are best for practices and singlets/uniforms are provided.

Season of Thankfulness

Hello Wood Families! During this season of thankfulness, please consider making a donation to Wood's Community Closet. Your donations directly benefit our students in need. Please contact Erin Block (blocke@wlwv.k12.or.us) or your PTSA (woodmiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com) with any questions. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!


Here is a link for the community closet. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AAAC2CA6FB6-help



Wood Middle School PTSA

Ski & Ride Is Getting Closer!

Mt. Hood Meadows 2019-2020 Ski & Ride Bus Programs

Register at www.skihood.com/go. Dates are 1/12,1/19,1/26,2/2. Group GO Code is 1163315.

Don't forget to download release and medical forms from your confirmation email. Send completed forms to Sarah Haefner at haefners@wlwv.k12.or.us.

Bus Info

If your student's bus is running late, please consider using the FirstView Bus Tracking: see https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/15770 for more information.

Apply for the WLWV Budget Committee!

There are currently three vacancies on the West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee. The Budget Committee works with the School Board to review and approve the school district budget for each school year. Budget Committee members are asked to attend 5-6 evening meetings in the spring to review the proposed budget. There is a one-year term as well as two separate two-year terms.

Budget Committee members are appointed by the School Board. To apply, or to learn more, please visit the district website today!

Education Foundation to Host 6th Annual Night with the Portland Trail Blazers!

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation is excited to announce the 6th Annual WLWV Education Foundation’s “Night with the Portland Trail Blazers"!

You won’t want to miss out on a fun evening with friends and family as our Portland Trail Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons at the Moda Center on February 23, 2020.

As in years past, ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in at least one experience. First, all ticket holders who purchase through the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation link will have the opportunity to go onto the court after the game and shoot a free throw. This has been a very popular activity over the past five years. Second, any tickets purchased for children between the ages of 6 and 13 will be entered into a drawing to participate in the pre-game Courtside Kids experience.

Ticket Sales will open in December — stay tuned! For any questions please contact Michele Beyer at marcouxbeyer@gmail.com.

Science Fair Club

Meets Every Tuesday. All lunches in the library classroom. After school in Ms. Haefner's room.

Chess Wednesday!

Every Wednesday is Chess for everyone! 8:00 -9:00 AM. They meet in Mr. Daigle's classroom.

Beginners through advanced are welcome to come play.

Soccer Club also meets on Wednesdays!

Come with your proper gear and water bottle to the football field after school on Wednesdays. Games go from 3:50-5:10 P.M. See Mrs. Haefner with any questions.

Homework Club!

Homework Club meets on the SE Porch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:00 P.M.

Yearbook Club

We are looking for a parent to lead our yearbook club this year! Before or after school- you can decide based on when you are available. In years past, it was once a week for one hour.


Deadline to place 8th grade baby picture ads is February 7th. Don't wait- click here to get started!


Yearbooks are also on sale- click here to place your order now. Our code is: Yearbook ID: 12661020

If you order before 4/15/20, their picture and name will be on the cover.

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