hot cocoa bombs

Jan 13th Cocoa Bomb Class rescheduled for February 3rd at 3pm. Email president@woodinpta.org for the Zoom link.  If you are already registered you will automatically be emailed the link a day ahead. 

 


January 18th: PTA Focus Day for Advocacy in Olympia.
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January 28th at 6:30 pm. Family Education with Spanish and Hindi translation available. Racial and Educational Justice Development

Inclusion in the Early Years:  Why, What, and How?  by Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

Folk wisdom tells us young children don't notice differences or have any biases, yet research is telling us otherwise. What are age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children? 
This session will give parents of children in elementary to middle school a developmental timeline for when kids notice difference, absorb biases, and believe stereotypes (much earlier than most adults think). 
Parents will learn age appropriate conversational tools and advice for modeling behaviors for kids, coaching them for reacting for reacting to difference, and choosing/using media mindfully. 
Join us in learning how we can, in age appropriate way, instill positive self identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others' identities. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all. 
For more information on Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee visit https://sites.google.com/a/sgs-wa.org/sgsprofessionaloutreach/speaker-bio-1

Register now!

Educación para padres

Inclusión en los primeros años con Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

Jueves 28 de enero 6:30 pm en Zoom

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Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo podemos, de manera apropiada para la edad, inculcar una identidad propia positiva en nuestros hijos y entrenarlos para que sean influencias positivas en la identidad de los demás. Aprenda herramientas de conversación y consejos sobre formas de desarrollar niños intencionalmente inclusivos y conscientes de su identidad.

Habrá interpretación disponible en español e hindi. Se proporcionará una grabación después del evento. Patrocinado por Northshore Counsil PTSA, Kenmore

Elementary PTA y las siguientes PTA: Canyon Creek, Fernwood, Kokanee, Ruby

Bridges, Woodin.

Estas actividades no son patrocinadas ni aprobadas por el Distrito Escolar Northshore ni ninguna de sus escuelas. El distrito no asume ninguna responsabilidad por la conducta o seguridad durante estas actividades. El Distrito Escolar Northshore será exento de cualquier causa de acción, demanda o petición presentada en cualquier tribunal judicial o administrativo que surjan de la distribución de estos volantes incluyendo honorarios de abogados, sentencias o laudos

 



Coming soon: Inviting all Wildcats to join the hunt!

 

Woodin Teams Scavenger Hunt.  A fun activity to get out of the house and have some fun while social-distancing! Three types of missions to be completed for points:

 

1) location – use clues to locate a specific GPS coordinate location

 

2) Trivia – use clues, online research or any means to identify the correct answer to a trivia question – spelling and exact answers matter

 

3) picture/video evidence – complete a task and take a picture or video evidence to show the completed task (find something, make something, create something, etc) 

 

If you would be willing to help coordinate the sign-up, promotion, and prizes, let us know.  We have many prizes donated already and the actual Scavenger Hunt will be created by a company called Goose Chase.  We'll be doing this in partnership with Canyon Creek, Ruby Bridges, Skyview and Northshore PTSA Council. 

 

Nominating Committee

Heather Pybas has been elected to the Nominating Committee. Thank you, Heather! We need two more committee members. Please let us know if you’re interested. It is a short-term volunteer commitment.  The Nominating Committee reaches out to members to find candidates to run for Board Positions for next year.  By March 9th, they will publish the list of nominees to be voted on at the General Meeting on March 23rd.  Then the new Board can start planning for the following school year.  Their term starts July 1st.  

 

Other Teams!

Please email us at contact@pta.org to join any of the following planning teams:

Bingo, Science Fair, 5th Grade of Year Celebration, or Multi-cultural Event.  We need volunteers to make these events happen. Thank you!

We love our Woodin community!

We have raised nearly $10,000 for our "We Can Do More Together" Campaign!  And thank you for participating in the Book Fair, for ordering Spirit Wear, and grabbing take-out at MOD Pizza to support Woodin PTA and our school! We appreciate it!

 

Spotlight on PTA Enrichment:  

Why do we PTA? To connect families and provide enriching social activities for our kids.  At the recent Natural Leaders meeting, several first-grade families exchanged phone numbers because they have felt isolated during COVID. Families that have just started at Woodin have extra challenges finding friends and support. One family has started a Facebook page for first grade families. There are Facebook pages for each grade. If you haven’t found yours contact your teacher or email us at  contact@woodinpta.org and we’ll help you find it.  These pages are not run by the school or PTA but we support our families’ efforts to connect with each other.  If you don’t Facebook, we can help you find contact information for other families that have given permission for their information to be shared. 

 5th Grade End of Year Celebration

Thank you, Michelle Ngo, for volunteering to chair this committee! Please let her know if you can help plan the celebration of our 5th-graders at the end of the year!  Email us at contact@woodinpta.org.

Multi-Cultural Event

PTA and Natural Leaders are collaborating on this event which will likely be held in May.  We are looking for a chair and committee members. Please let us know if you’d like to join the committee!

Bingo Night

Bingo Night will go on!  Our expert Bingo Chair, Tracy Dulas, has agreed to return!  The Bingo Team is fun!  Contact tdulas@nsd.org if you want to help plan this beloved event!

 


We have 145 Members!   Our goal is 150! We’re so close!

 We have funds for 8 Membership Scholarships. Please email our Membership Chair at membership@woodinpta.org to join with a scholarship.  These funds are designated just for this and we’d like you to be a member!

Washington PTA has awarded us the Silver Award for Membership Growth but we still have time to qualify for gold, platinum, and 100% Staff!

Help us reach 150!   Join Woodin PTA today!

- If you're new to the PTA: First click on the "I'm In! Join the PTA" button from the homepage. Then "Create An Account" and fill out the form. 

- If you've joined the PTA during a previous school year, first "Sign In" on the top Right-Hand Corner and then click on "Create An Account" and update your information and follow the prompts.

 

Staff Appreciation

Heather, our VP of Events, surveyed our staff and this is their latest list of favorites!  We know our staff is going above and beyond right now to adapt to these unique circumstances.  Saying thank you means a lot! In case you want to give them a treat too, here are some ideas. 

Our Staff Favorites!

 
How would you like to see Woodin PTA prioritize our time and resources?  Any other feedback?
 
Thank you to Judy Hsu for making this great sign that was displayed yesterday at the parade!

Join PTA Sign

 

How would you like to see Woodin PTA prioritize our time and resources?
 
And show your support by becoming a member!
 
We appreciate your membership, your donation, and your voice!
Our role is more important than ever in connecting the home, school and community and enriching every child’s learning experience!
Thank you!

 

We've got an outstanding team planning for this is

extraordinary year!  

We're working on updating the website! If you notice anything that doesn't work or is out of date, please let us know at contact@woodinpta.org. Or if you have any other feedback for PTA, email us! Thanks!

 

Woodin Elementary’s Food Bank is will be open every Thursday 10:45-11:30am at the main office entrance. We are utilizing only 4 gloved/masked volunteers to run the food bank outside of the building and ask those waiting to follow the 6ft social distance techniques.
This is a valuable resource for our community. Over 20 families utilized this service last week, and we expect the numbers to grow the longer people are out of work.
If you can help supply the food bank, the following items are appreciated. You can bring them by from 10:30-11:30am every Thursday at the main entrance of Woodin.
Items requested:
The following items are not covered through (WIC)
Laundry detergent
Liquid dish soap
Shampoo
Bar soap such as Dial
Toothpaste
Shaving cream
Deodorant
Diapers sizes 1-4
Baby wipes
Formula(dairy and soy welcome)
Toilet paper
Boxes of cereal
Oatmeal
Beans (dried)
Rice
Crackers
Canned protein
Canned fruit/veggies
Pasta
Pasta sauce
Soups
Mac’n’cheese
Boxed almond/coconut/soy milk
Perishable foods such as dairy/milk, eggs, produce, bread are welcome.
Thank you!!!
 
 Please join our Woodin PTA Facebook Page for the latest information!