Principal Markworth's April Letter

Welcome back from Spring Break.  I hope you had a relaxing week to prepare you for the rest of school. 

April and May are our SAGE Testing times for our 3rd-5th Grade students.  We are excited to see our students show their progress in the areas of writing, language arts, math, and science.  Our students have been preparing and learning for these assessments all year.  To help them be do their best on these assessments please help them with a few simple tips:

1.     Get a good night’s sleep and arrive at school on time each day

2.     Eat a good breakfast (we do provide free breakfast for all students from 7:25-7:55 am each day)

3.     Ask the students how they did on their assessments and encourage them to do their best

4.     Encourage balance in their lives.  Have them strengthen their body, heart, mind, and spirit

Next year our school start and end times will change.  Staring next school year Woodruff will start at 8:30 am and end at 2:50 pm.  We will keep you updated on breakfast times, school bus stops, etc. as we near the start of school. 

Our last AR reward for the school year is the Logan Aquatic Center on May 23, 2017.  We would like all of our students to make their reading goals this last term.  Please be in constant contact with your student and their teacher so they can meet their goal!!

For the next year, we are adding a second grade section to meet the needs of our current 1st grade class sizes.  We will be losing a 5th grade section because of lowering enrollment.  I am in the process of filling those positions for next year.

Finally, we are in the process of putting our class lists together for next year.  To help us with that process please fill out a parent input form available in the main office.  Although you cannot request a specific teacher you can provide me input as we put our classes together for next year.  Class lists will be posted in August. 

Principal Markworth's March Letter

March Newsletter Principal’s Message

It is hard to believe that it is March.  The snow will be melted before we know it.  This month offers some exciting events:

STEM at Work Night Friday, March 24th from 6-8 pm.  This is a Woodruff original where families can see the amazing things our students are doing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  We have exhibits and demonstrations from local businesses, Utah State, and our students as well.  Please come join us and bring the whole family. 

Kindergarten & Preschool Registration March 28-30th at Bridger Elementary.  We invite all families who are have children who are of preschool and kindergarten age to register them for next year.  Here is what to bring:

·      Valid State or Government issued photo ID of parent/guardian

·      Child’s official birth certificate

·      Immunization Records

·      Copy of a recent utility bill with current address

·      Copy of a recent mortgage payment or rental agreement with current address

·      Your preschool-age child for an academic screener.  It is not necessary to bring your child to Kindergarten registration. 

An immunization clinic will be available all three days at the registration site from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

We appreciate your time and effort to register.  This helps our allocation for teachers at our school for next year.  For more information visit www.loganschools.org.

Have a great month!!

Principal Markworth's February Letter

Woodruff Principal Newsletter

February 2017

 

It is hard to believe that the school is half way over.  This has been such an enjoyable year for me and I appreciate all the hard work that our students, teachers, and community members have put in so far.

 

February 15-16 is our next SEP Conferences at the school.  These are designed to have all of our families meet personally with our teachers and go over your student’s progress from our October Conferences. 

 

Along with meeting with the teachers we also provide educational opportunities as well:

 

This literacy night we are having a book trade at Camp Read-A-Lot! From Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10 bring any gently used (K-5 levels) books and drop them in the Book Boxes in the halls or office. Then come to Camp Read-A-Lot during Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-8 or Thursday, February 16 from 4-7 and get yourself a new book from one of your fellow Woodruff Wildcats!

 

We also offer the Book Fair in the Little Theater on both nights of our conferences.  So come find out how your student is progressing, buy a book, and trade for a book.  See you on February 15-16. 

 

Principal Markworth

Principal Markworth's January Letter

January 2017 Newsletter

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!!  With the New Year comes hope and excitement.  At a school it means checking students’ progress and making necessary adjustments to help improve their learning.  In the next couple of weeks we will be giving our whole school DIBELS and STAR assessments.  These are language arts and comprehension assessments to help us measure how our students are progressing.  We will be sharing these results and what intervention and extension activities we will be providing your students at our Parent-Teacher Conferences in February.  As always, if you have any question on how your students’ are progressing please contact their teacher or myself at the school.