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Grades: 3-4      Hours: 8:40 AM - 2:45 PM

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Woodsdale Weekly Newsletter please click here for the Woodsdale Weekly - English version... and Portuguese version...
Woodsdale Upcoming Events

01/20 - NO SCHOOL, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
01/21 - DRAMA CLUB FLYERS ISSUED
01/21 - SEPAC MEETING, AHS/AMS LIBRARY, 6:30 PM
01/23 -  AHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS "ALMOST, MAINE", 7:30, AHS AUDITORIUM
01/24 -  AHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS "ALMOST, MAINE", 7:30, AHS AUDITORIUM
01/28 - SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, AHS/AMS LIBRARY, 7 PM
01/30 - EARLY RELEASE/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, 11:40 AM DISMISSAL, BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES SERVED
02/05 - SELF HELP, INC. CFCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING, ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 10:30 AM
02/05 - WOODSDALE PTO MEETING, 7 PM
02/06 - EARLY RELEASE/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, 11:40 AM DISMISSAL, BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES SERVED
02/10 - DRAMA CLUB BEGINS
02/17 - 02/21 - NO SCHOOL, WINTER BREAK
02/24 - CLASSES RESUME
02/25 - SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, AHS/AMS LIBRARY, 7 PM
03/11 - WOODSDALE SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING, 4 PM
03/24 to 04/14 - WOODSDALE ART EXHIBIT, ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
04/02 - WOODSDALE FAMILY/COMMUNITY ART EXHIBIT, 5 PM TO 7 PM, ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
03/30 to 05/01 - MCAS TESTING WINDOW

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Abington Cultural Council - Woodsdale

Last November we applied for and were awarded a grant from the Abington Cultural Council. The grant funded paint and supplies that we've used to add messages of positivity, kindness, and empowerment to the walls, hallways, and nooks within our school. Check out what we've added in the slideshow at this link: Wall-Art slideshow

Stop and Shop A+ Program
Parents, it's time to make sure your Stop and Shop cards are connected to the A+ savings program! This incentive program gives us a chance to raise money for our PTO each time that you use your Stop and Shop card. Directions can be found below:
A+ Rewards Program...
Woodsdale Drop Off/Pick Up 2019 For parents dropping off in the morning, students can be dropped off starting at 8:20AM. Please follow the traffic line, pulling up to the curb as you drop off, and please pull as far forward as you can (there is a sign marking where the dropoff zone begins and ends). At afternoon dismissal, walkers/parent pick up students will be dismissed together through the front door. Parents are encouraged to park and meet their students on the curb. We will assist with crossing to the far side of the parking lot. Mr. Hawes and staff will be at the curb for both drop off and dismissal, should you need their help
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Message from the Principal

Dear Woodsdale Families,

There are not many quiet days at the Woodsdale School, and this week was no exception! We had visitors, projects, guest speakers, and volunteers all throughout our week. Today, author Jarrett Lerner came to work with our school about the process a writer uses to go from ideas to a refined, publishable work. Earlier this week, TLA (the Teaching and Leading Alliance) spent the better part of a day with us, observing our reading instruction and helping us assess our needs as we continue to perfect our approach.

Within this week's newsletter, you'll see a blurb from one of our classrooms - a feature that we shall have bi-weekly. These students are logging what they are doing throughout the week, seeking to give a glimpse of their classroom happenings.

Lastly, a reminder that progress reports are being sent home in backpacks today. Speaking of academic reporting, Abington Public Schools is currently in the process of revamping our elementary report cards, more on that on page 2 of the newsletter. 

We are already preparing for February's invitation-only Woodsdale Focus Group. Each February, we seek feedback from parents relating to the overall Woodsdale experience, social-emotional learning, homework/workload, and topics such as school-based anxiety in children. The first round of randomly-selected invitations were sent out, please RSVP by January 29, 2020 so we may give ample notice for those potentially filling our remaining spots. 

Have a great long weekend!
Mr. Hawes

January's Character Trait - Cooperation