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May 21, 2021
Digital Student Device Return
2021-2022 Kindergarten Online Registration
Kindergarten Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened on Tuesday, April 6th. All children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register. To register online, click the link below. A list of the documents you will need can be found on the Gwinnett County website. If you are unable to upload the documents listed, you can still complete the first step of Online Registration. You will receive an email from the school after you have completed Online Registration containing a link to sign up for a time to come in with your child. At your scheduled appointment time, you can bring any missing documents that you were unable to upload. Your child will complete a kindergarten readiness profile as well.
Lunch Menu: May 24-26, 2021
Monday: Pull apart cheesy bread
Wednesday: Peanut butter & jelly
We are so proud to announce that WMES has been designated as a No Place for Hate School for the second year in a row by the Anti-Defamation League! Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Education is inspiring a generation to challenge bias in themselves, others and society in order to create more inclusive learning communities.
ADL’s No Place for Hate® initiative is a school climate improvement framework that provides PreK–12 schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive and equitable climate.
No Place for Hate® schools receive their designation in the following ways:
• Building inclusive and safe communities in which respect and equity are the goals and where all students can thrive.
• Empowering students, faculty, administration and family members to take a stand against bias and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message.
• Sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place where they belong.
Character Word of the Month: Perseverance
The character trait for the month of May is Perseverance. This is a great word to focus on as we finish out the year! Perseverance means trying your best, even when things are hard and even when you are tired. Let’s finish the school year strong.
Overdue Media Center Books
Student media accounts must be clear of outstanding books and fines before the end of the school year. We have many digital and in-person students with overdue and/or damaged books. Per GCPS policy, fines are charged for lost and damaged media center books.
Overdue notice reports will be emailed to parents on a weekly basis. If you receive an overdue notice, please make every effort to locate the overdue books and return the books to the school. Digital students can return overdue books to the front lobby or place the books in the book crate outside of the front doors. If you have lost a book, the fine can be paid with cash, check, or through MyPaymentsPlus. Should a book be found after payment is made, a refund request will be promptly generated.
Please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org or refer to the media center circulation procedures on the media center page of the school website if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
Get Georgia Reading
Get Georgia Reading 2021 begins on May 3. Provided by Renaissance, the program gives all children, parents/guardians, and educators free access to thousands of digital books and news articles through July 31, 2021.
Get Georgia Reading supports student learning now and all summer with a diverse library of over 6,400 digital books from myON and age-appropriate news articles from myON News. Use the credential below to login and browse the amazing collection of digital books provided in the MyON program. Please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org if you have any questions about the Get Georgia Reading program.
2021 Gwinnett County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
In August, we will recognize all rising Woodward Mill K-5 students, who participate in AND log 500 minutes of reading in the Gwinnett County Public Library summer reading challenge. The GCPL will use the digital platform, Beanstack, to keep track of student reading. You can register for a Beanstack account online. Be sure to choose The Chapter Challenge when you register.
Once a student logs at least 500 minutes of reading time in Beanstack, they will be considered as having completed the program for Woodward Mill recognition purposes. The GCPL will award prizes to students throughout the program. We plan to have the GCPS BookMobile return as a part of our summer reading celebration.
View the promotional video from the GCPL to learn more about registering for a Beanstack account. Beanstack will be used to log reading minutes while participating in The Chapter Challenge. Be sure to create your Beanstack account and start reading and logging your minutes!
All Woodward Mill students have received summer reading training. Be sure to look for the yellow Summer Reading informational flyer in this week’s Friday folders. If you have any questions about the summer reading program, please contact Jennifer.Alden@gcpsk12.org.
2021-2022 PTA Board
Please welcome our PTA board for the 2021-22 school year:
President - LaRhonda Harden
Vice President - Jennifer Smith
Vice President - Ellen Chaffee
Secretary - Danielle Woodrum
Treasurer - Emily Maniccia
Thank you for a successful year! We look forward to seeing all of you next year!
"The Promise of Gwinnett” campaign is a means of focusing attention on the importance of public education, the role it plays in our nation, and the outstanding schools found right here in Gwinnett County. In addition, the campaign focuses on the accomplishments of our students and the promise they hold for a bright future. Click here to visit the Promise of Gwinnett.
In5ive is a fast-paced, fact-filled informative program that gives you a quick five-minute update on the latest good news in education from Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Help our school everytime you shop! Enroll in the Publix Partners program to earn money for Woodward Mill every time you go grocery shopping.
Woodward Mill just received our quarterly check from the Publix Partners program for $122 dollars. Please help us raise more money for our school by registering for a Publix Partners account and entering your phone number every time you grocery shop at Publix. Every dollar counts!
Woodward Mill would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous business partners that support the students and teachers at our school. Our business partners support our school in various ways such as sponsoring after-school clubs, providing teacher appreciation gifts, donating supplies, and mentoring students. Please check out our wonderful business partners below: