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Woodward Newsletter #9 - November 5th, 2021

Happy Diwali! 

We hope you enjoy this time with your family.

Our Wildcats enjoyed a wonderful week of learning and fun. Our classes celebrated Diwali. Student leadership received their leadership shirts and started sharing messages about open-mindedness. Our volleyball team continued their season with a game against Bridge. Way to go, Wildcats!

Remembrance Day: 
As part of our Remembrance Day assembly, we would like to include pictures of family members that have served in the armed forces. If you would like to share a member of your family, please email a photo and a brief description to bcameron@sd38.bc.ca. We may be allowed to invite a limited number of guests into our assembly. Please send an email to woodward@sd38.bc.ca if you would like an invitation. 

Shoe Drive
Woodward is hosting a shoe drive this November. While cleaning out your closets, please think about donating gently used shoes to the Sole-darity Shoe Drive Initiative (poster attached).

Communicating Student Learning: Information for Parents
Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Are you interested in learning about? 
•    How assessment and reporting are evolving? 
•    The connection between the curriculum and reporting? 
•    How assessment supports learning? 
•    How is student learning communicated with families? 
Join Jane MacMillan, Executive Director of Learning Services, and Lynn Archer, Assistant Superintendent, on a Zoom webinar to learn about current assessment and reporting practices in Richmond and BC. 
 Attendee Invitation: 
Topic: SD38 Parent Meeting - Communicating Student Learning 
When: Nov 9, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  
https://sd38.zoom.us/j/66990181411 
Webinar ID: 669 9018 1411 
Passcode: 6000 

Kindergarten Registration
Richmond School District 38 is excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2017, turning 5 in 2022. These children will begin kindergarten in September 2022. Online registration opens on November 1st, 2021. Please visit our website http://www.sd38.bc.ca/kindergarten for more information about our online registration process, required documents, important dates and FAQs. 

Please remember to check our website for information and updates throughout the year. All our newsletters can be found there too.

COVID and Health and Safety Updates:
To keep our community healthy and safe, please remember to:
•    Complete the Mandatory Daily Health Check daily
•    Stay home when you are sick
•    Encourage regular hand washing
•    Wear masks
•    Spread out and maintain distance among others whenever possible
•    Embrace kindness and support each other

Coming Soon:
Nov. 10    Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov. 11    Remembrance Day (school closed)
Nov. 18    How Raven Stole the Sun performance
Nov. 19    Hot Lunch (Subway Day)
Nov. 22    Pro-D Day (school closed)
Nov. 23    OWL presentation (Div. 3, 4, 6)
Nov. 29    PAC Meeting
Dec. 20    Winter Vacation

Have a great weekend!

~Woodward Elementary

Updated: Friday, November 5, 2021