Woodward Newsletter #38 - June 24, 2022

Hi Woodward families!


There has been so much fun this week! At our year-end assembly, we celebrated all the amazing work and volunteering our students and staff have done to support our school. With heavy but grateful hearts, we wished our grade sevens and some staff farewell (please see the attached letter from Mr. Cameron). Although saying goodbye can be hard, we are thankful for all the time we had together. Each of you has made our school special. Thank you!


Many classes went on year end field trips too. We know that these experiences really complement the learning opportunities that happen in school. We are grateful for the support of PAC and the planning of our teachers to make these moments happen.


Next week, Woodward will be wrapping up our year of learning. We encourage our Wildcats to dress for the weather (and possible water fun in the park) and pack some extra bags to help bring mementos home from the year.


Have a great weekend!


Lost and Found

Please check our recent Lost and Found email or the tables at the front of the school for any articles of clothing or water bottles that may have been left behind this year.


Summer Fun

As we look towards the summer, here are some summer ideas to help your children have a fun and 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.
  • 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 29                        Last day of school – reports sent home

September 6                School re-opens

September 22              Meet the Staff night

September 23              Pro-D Day

September 30              National Day for Truth and Reconciliation



Have a great weekend!


~Woodward Elementary





Updated: Friday, June 24, 2022