Woodward #34 - May 27, 2022

Hi Woodward families!


Year-end excitement has come to Woodward. Field trips are planned. Events are being organized. We look forward to sharing these memories and events with you all month long.


Earlier this week, I mentioned that there will be a new principal starting at Woodward in September. Mr. Zarchikoff has been a principal in Richmond for 20 years. He has even been a principal at Woodward before. He is excited to return to our amazing community.


Over the last 3 plus years, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow with this amazing community. Students, staff, and parents of Woodward have always been supportive, caring and generous. The children have taught me perseverance, laughter, and joy. The parents have taught me the power of a nurturing champion and a strong advocate. The staff have taught me to always give my best every day because this is what all our students deserve. I will hold this learning close to me as I continue my journey at another school Thank you for all your kind messages and support. I look forward to cherishing each moment June will bring to us.


Have a great long weekend!


PAC AGM Monday

Our PAC AGM is scheduled for Monday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. It will be on Teams. A link will be sent to our community on Monday. At our PAC AGM, we elect our executive for the next year. As our PAC transitions into a new year, this is a great opportunity for parents to take an active role in supporting our school. We encourage parents to attend to learn more about our PAC. Our current PAC executive is amazing and supportive. It is a great team to join.


Bike to School Week: May 30 –June 3.

Bike to School Week is an annual celebration where students are encouraged to bike, roll, or walk to school.  A Bike to School Week Guide, with accompanying links, activity ideas and strategies for inclusion can found on the attached HUB Cycle information page.


Please bring your bikes to the side entrance and bikes can be stored in our courtyard.


ParticipACTION Community Challenge

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a nationwide initiative that rallies communities to sit less and move more. The goal is to engage families, friends, neighbours, schools, organizations, businesses, and fellow community members to get active and track all physical activity through the ParticipACTION mobile app from June 1 to 30.


The following two websites will have information about the Challenge and activities offered in Richmond for June: – Information about the APP and Community Better Challenge - Information on Richmond specific activities and events offered in June



Grade 7 Parent Volunteers Needed

Our grade seven parents help make our year end celebrations special. We need your help. If you are interested in supporting our events, please contact Bonnie Tan at


Picnic in the Park – June 17

Save the date! Our PAC and Woodward Elementary would like to invite you to a family picnic in the park on Friday, June 17. Bring your dinner and outdoor games to enjoy an evening with our Woodward community. More information will come at the beginning of June!


COVID and Health and Safety Updates:


We all continue to have shared responsibility (staff, students, and families) to maintain and promote safe and healthy schools. In accordance with the updated provincial guidelines, all schools will continue to employ communicable disease measures to support a safe school environment and all schools will continue to adhere to the standards, guidelines, and protocols from the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Education. Important personal health measures that continue to be employed include:

  • Complete daily health check and stay home when ill
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene are important throughout the day
  • Vaccination is recommended for everyone who is eligible
  • Respect personal space as much as possible


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


Coming Soon:


June 2              Band concert (students)

June 9              Band concert (parents)

June 10            Camp Jubilee for Gr. 6/7

June 17            Sports Day

June 17            Hot lunch

June 17            Picnic in the Park – Family night

June 24            Grade 7 Farewell assembly

June 29            Last day of school – reports sent home


Have a great weekend!


~Woodward Elementary



Updated: Friday, May 27, 2022