Woodward Newsletter #37 - June 17, 2022



In front of the school through our community picnic. Please check for lost items.


Hi Woodward families!


This week was a lot of fun at Woodward as children continue learning and also focused on creating an amazing Sports Day. What a day it was! We are also excited to see the community come together for our picnic tonight.


The fun continues next week with our year-end assembly, grade seven farewell assembly, and multiple field trips.


Thank you, parents and families, for checking portfolios, encouraging band practice at home, checking portfolios, reading with your children, and everything you do to care for your children.


Have a great weekend!


Picnic in the Park – June 17

Our PAC and Woodward Elementary would like to invite you to a family picnic in the park on Friday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m.. Bring your dinner and outdoor games to enjoy an evening with our Woodward community.


South Arm Community Centre Updates:

South Arm Community Centre’s Neighbourhood Block Party is around the corner! Join in on this FREE family friendly event on Thursday June 23 from 5:30-7:30pm and enjoy inflatable obstacle courses, light refreshments, games and activities and activations from various community groups. No registration required.


Summer Fun

As we look towards the summer, here are some summer ideas to help your children have a fun, memorable summer:

  • Please see the email attachment for a City of Richmond Swim, Skate and Golf Summer Pass
  • Schedule fun – What family activity is on your bucket list? Mark something fun on the calendar, share with your kids, and look forward to the fun together.
  • But don’t overschedule! – Routines are important, but children need summer to unwind, relax, and enjoy unstructured time.
  • Spend time together – Run through a sprinkler. Ride your bikes to get a Slurpee. Find small ways to connect with each other.
  • Try something new – encourage your children to find a new hobby, activity, instrument, type of book, or sport. Summer is a great time to experiment with new things.
  • Limit screen time – Screens are often the default to cure boredom. Encourage other ways to enjoy summer vacation.
  • Consistency is good – Freedom during the summer is great but kids still need some routines. Bedtimes, meals, chores, family expectations should still be consistent through the summer.
  • Have fun!


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 20            Div. 2 field trip

June 21            Grade 7 field trip

June 22            Div. 4, 5, and 6 field trips

June 23            Year-end assembly

June 24            Grade 7 Farewell assembly

June 29            Last day of school – reports sent home


Have a great weekend!


~Woodward Elementary





Updated: Friday, June 17, 2022