School News & Announcements
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School Activites and Events-December
2014 Winter Concerts
Under the direction of Mr. David Top
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades
Thursday, December 18th
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Friday, December 19th
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. in the School Cafeteria
12/5 – Season of Sharing Ends
12/8 – Student Council Interviews (Applications due 12/4 Grades 4 & 5 Only)
12/9 – Kinderkonzerts – Woodwinds
12/12 – Dumpling Festival 6:00-8:30
12/17 – Late Opening
12/18 – Music Concert Grades K-2
12/19 – Music Concert Grades 3-5
12/22-1/2 – Winter Break
December 3, 6:00-7:30pm
Come to the December SEPTAP (Special Education PTA of Portland) general meeting at Ockley Green Campus, 6031 N. Montana. The meeting will include a special presentation by Moira Finnegan, PPS speech-language pathologist and Co-founder of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon, called "Understanding Dyslexia and Assistive Technologies that help." Dinner and refreshments will be provided. For childcare, please RSVP at 503-810-5192, but children are also welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, please check www.septap.org.
ANNUAL DUMPLING FESTIVAL
December 12, 6–8:30 p.m.
The annual Dumpling Festival celebrates PPS's Mandarin Immersion Program. This is Shu Ren's Homecoming event. All families are invited. The Dumpling Festival helps raise money for Shu Ren of Portland's general fund. Drink and dessert sales will benefit the 8th grade Chinese Research Residency class fund. Join us for a fun evening Friday, December 12, with friends and families, lively entertainment, and, of course, delectable dumplings. Sign up here to help us make this event memorable and successful.
DUMPLING FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to the Dumpling Festival Poster Contest winners!
Woodstock (K–2): Olive Trone, 2nd grade
Woodstock (3–5): Jago Dorn, 5th grade
Hosford: Ellie Ruhoff, 6th grade
Shu Ren thanks the contest judges—Emily Urbach, Woodstock art teacher; Erica Hailstone, Woodstock PTA treasurer; Selby Stebbins, Shu Ren chair; and Phil Liu, Dumpling Festival coordinator—for their time.
NEW BASKETBALL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Looking for a great way for your child to try out an organized team sport for the first time? Then check out One on One Athletics upcoming winter instructional league at Woodmere Elementary school. The league will be formatted in two five-week sessions (one for K-2 and one for 3-5) and consist of skill building through drills and organized scrimmages. Each weekly session is 75 minutes in length! This opportunity is open to several schools in southeast Portland and will be a collaborative community event. Your child can sign up with friends or as an individual; our caring staff will group them into teams onsite and work with them every step of the way.
Register here or check for information on cost, location, and date range. Still have questions? Email Jon Pennington.
INVITATION TO PARENTS FROM THE PORTLAND ECO-SCHOOL NETWORK
What: Eco-School Network Kickoff meeting for prospective members
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown location TBA
Topic: Network parents will share stories, resources, and best practices for creating more sustainable school environments.
The mission of the Eco-School Network is to introduce sustainable practices and increase eco-awareness to enrich the lives of children at school. The Network includes parents from about 30 schools who come together in person and online to share ideas, experiences, and projects, as well as offer each other motivation and inspiration. We would love to have a Woodstock Elementary parent join us!
Please RSVP to Erica DeJong at 503-227-2315. The sponsor of the Eco-School Network is the Center for Earth Leadership.
We are still looking for:
· Cafeteria helpers Monday-Wednesday (8:15-9:15)
· Recess Monitors, sign up by the day here
Please contact Moana Rogerson if you are interested in getting more involved.
AMAZON SMILE: CHOOSE WOODSTOCK!
As we move into the holiday shopping season, for those of you doing your holiday shopping on Amazon, please sign up for Amazon Smile here and choose Woodstock Elem PTA, Portland, Oregon. A small percentage of the cost of eligible Amazon purchases will go to Woodstock PTA!
DOUGH FOR DOLLARS PIZZICATO DINE-OUT
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Support Woodstock School by eating delicious pizza and salads, Tuesday, December 9, at the Mt. Tabor Pizzicato (6042 SE Division, 503-546-1686). 20% of all sales for the entire day go to Woodstock School!
There are several ways to participate:
- Eat at the restaurant or call in an order for pick-up any time during the day!
- Don't live nearby or feel like facing a crowd? Check out the menu ahead of time. Print and fill out the pre-order form and turn it into the front office with your payment by 12/4 (please make checks payable to Woodstock PTA).
- Stop by the scrip table between 8-8:30am and fill out a pre-order form. You can write a check (payable to the Woodstock PTA) or use the Square with your credit or debit card (for a small fee).
- OR...try our new online option. Download and fill out the online pre-order form and email it to Molly Doll. You will be contacted to arrange payment.
Pre-orders will be available for pickup in the school cafeteria after school on Tuesday, 12/9 from 2:30-4:30pm. The PTA has arranged for a late pick-up option this year as well! If you would like to pick up your order after 4:30pm, please contact Molly Doll (pick up will be at a local Woodstock family home).
Pizzas are par-baked so you may finish cooking them at your convenience! Backpack flyers with pre-order information will be coming out soon!
PTA CLOTHING CENTER
Thursday, Dec. 18 from 9:30 to 1:30
Since 1964, The PTA Clothing Center has given clothing to children throughout Portland Public Schools. By caring for the basic needs of youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, the center encourages positive self-esteem, academic success and regular class attendance. Our next opportunities to represent Woodstock by volunteering at the Clothing Center is on Thursday, December 18th. Volunteers work at the PTA Clothing Center on the Marshall High School Campus (3905 SE 91st Ave) from 9:30-1:30. Each school is asked to send 5-6 volunteers. If the center does not have enough volunteers, it has to turn the kids away. This is during the busy holiday season, which makes for a great opportunity to take some time to share and give back! If you're interested, please contact Moana Rogerson.
INTERNATIONAL BEATS AND BITES NEEDS YOU!
Friday, January 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. is our annual International Beats & Bites family night. This year we have lined up many amazing local Hula schools to share some Aloha with our school! This event features food, music and fun, and needs your great ideas! If you'd like to be on the planning committee, please contact Moana Rogerson.
CALLING FUTURE VETERINARIANS!
The PTA is pleased to announce a new fundraiser for the 4th and 5th grade classes. A raffle for one student to be a "Veterinarian for a Morning" will run from December 1-12. The winning student will experience the role of a veterinarian by observing physical exams, lab tests, procedures, reading xrays, and helping with patient care during their morning visit 9:30-11:30am.
Every child in 4th and 5th grade will automatically have one ticket put into the drawing. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased in the school entrance foyer for 50 cents each, every morning until 8:30am.
The drawing date will be announced. The winner will pick from several available dates. Questions? Please contact Danni Reche. And many thanks to Danni for spearheading this great fundraising opportunity!
LABELS FOR EDUCATION
Labels for Education is a fun and easy program where students, families, and school staff work together to EARN FREE STUFF for Woodstock School. By collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products and registering your shopper cards (Safeway, Fred Meyer, and QFC) our school can earn points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise.
UPCs and beverage/sauce caps can be deposited in the collection box located in the school office. Please go here to register your shopper cards and be sure to select our school. Contact Coordinator, Gardna Lam, with any questions.
School Days, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Don't forget about Scrip for all of your holiday shopping! Scrip cards are for sale in the main lobby from 8-8:30 every day. Scrip cards can be purchased with cash, check, credit or debit cards.
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