What's Happening Woodward


October, Here We Come!

It's hard to believe that we are flipping the calendar to October already! It seems like only a few days ago we were opening our doors to welcome students back to school.

Our first Month together has been focused on teaching our students the routines and expectations of Woodard and how to be a community of learners. While these routines will continue to be taught and reviewed, we are off to a great start!

In this installment, I have provided a few reminders regarding arrival, a classroom highlight from National Hispanic Heritage Month, a message from the SOS including upcoming fundraisers and donation requests, and information regarding the Woodward School Council.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Woodward main office or your child's classroom teacher should you have any questions or concerns.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15-10/15

National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the many diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community.

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, one of our Woodward Second grade students, Parker Lugo, shared all about Puerto Rico and his family's traditions and culture. Students were treated to a virtual read-aloud of the book Tiny Travelers: Puerto Rico Treasure Quest by Susie Jaramillo

which took students on a journey of Puerto Rican culture, geography, cities, and landmarks.

Woodward Artists!

To raise awareness of cultures and identities, and in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this art lesson titled Mona Lisa Cats, was inspired by Fernando Botero. Check out some of the beautiful artwork from our third graders.

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness around bullying and to recognize that bullying must be addressed through education and support. National Bullying Prevention Month is an opportunity to examine best practices when it comes to creating safe school environments that foster inclusion and respect. Research shows that effective responses to bullying can include both intervention and prevention strategies that engage all people in the school community, including students, educators, school staff, families, and other community members.

Woodward SOS Donation Request and Match

Woodward SOS needs your help. Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated!

We hope to generate some income that will allow us to better support our teachers,

provide underprivileged kids with equal opportunities, as well as provide enrichment

opportunities for all students. If you are willing and able to contribute by making a

donation, it would be greatly appreciated.

As an added bonus, an anonymous donor HAS AGREED TO MATCH EVERY DONATION up to $5000! All donations are tax-deductible and the EIN is 04-3402503. Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in our students and teachers, and double your contribution!

To be eligible for the match, please add the comment "Woodward SOS Match Donation" in the notes section.

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Woodward School Council

The Woodward School Council is seeking to fill two vacant parent representative positions for the upcoming year. The council meets every other month and is a valuable connection between the Woodward school and Southborough Community.

If you are interested, please reach out to Principal Steven Mucci, at smucci@nsboro.k12.ma.us stating your interest by Friday, October 8th. If more than two parents are interested, SOS will be responsible for holding an election.

Arrival Procedure Reminder

Students arriving to school by a parent or guardian may be dropped off starting at 8:40 am using the lower parking lot drop-off line. This is an active drop-off, so please remain in your vehicle. Please DO NOT pass other vehicles as this is unsafe. Once a staff member is present in the lower lot, and after exiting the vehicle from the passenger side, students will proceed up the path and staircase, then meet staff to cross in front of the school using the crosswalks. If you drop your student off after 8:55 am, you must park your vehicle and walk your child to the front entrance to be signed in. When entering the building, please be sure both you and your child are wearing a mask.

Important Dates

10/6- Walk to School Day

10/11- Columbus Day- No School

11/1- Professional Development Day- No School

11/4- Photo Retakes

11/11- Veterans Day- No School

11/12- Woodward Extravaganza Fundraiser

11/18- Parent-Teacher Conferences- Afternoon and Evening

11/19- Parent-Teacher Conferences- Afternoon only

11/24- Thanksgiving Recess