Principal Markworth's December 2017 Letter

Believe, Achieve, Become an Everyday Hero Issue #4, December 2017

The Hero Herald

Holiday Activities


7 K’Nex Challenge (5th Grade Team) @ South Cache from 3-7 pm
11 Juanito Bandito’s Christmas 2-4th Grade
13 Orchestra Christmas Concert @ 2 pm
13 School Community Council @ 3:15 pm
14 PTA Meeting @ 3:15 pm
20 Coffee & Cocoa w/the Principal 8:00 am
20 Christmas Program @ 6 pm (Mt. Logan Middle School)
22 ½ day of school, dismissed at 12:30 pm
25 Merry Christmas
25-Jan. 2 No School, Christmas Break, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

“Leadership is doing what’s right even when no one is watching.” -Stephen R. Covey

Stay Informed


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December includes our Christmas Program Wednesday, December 20th at 6:00 pm at Mount Logan Middle School
We want to invite all of our Woodruff families to celebrate the Holiday Season with these events at our school:
  1. Christmas Program on December 20th at 6:00 pm at Mt. Logan Middle School. All families are invited to hear our students celebrate the season through songs and speaking parts.

  2. Christmas Orchestra Concert December 13th at 2:00 pm.

  3. Throughout our school, every grade level has decorated a tree in the hallway. Come check out our students’ decorating skills.

“All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” ‒Gerard May

Woodruff Students Cheer on the Aggies for AR Reward

Over 400 students and teachers cheered on the Utah State Aggie Women’s basketball game on November 14th. Congratulations to the students who met their personal reading goal. Please keep reading for our next reward in February.

Keeping our Students Safe and Warm in the Winter

As the cold weather approaches we want to remind all of our families of our commitment to student safety and comfort:
  1. Utah Recess Guidance. Poor air quality is common during Utah winters. Every day we follow the guidelines on our web site concerning air quality. If your student is sensitive during poor air quality days please contact the main office and we will find alternative indoor activities. If the air quality is red, all students stay indoors for recess.

  2. Please send students in coats, gloves, hats, boots, etc. on cold days. Please label these with the students’ name on them if they happen to get misplaced.

  3. On the day your student has PE, please send a pair of tennis shoes in their backpack. Snow boots are not safe to run and play inside in the gym.


Coffee & Cocoa with the Principal:
This year join Mr. Markworth every 3rd Wednesday from 8:00-8:30 to discuss school issues and have a cup of coffee and/or hot cocoa.

You can check the air quality each day at

Our Hour of Code

Woodruff Elementary is a STEM Designated School

December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education Week. See the information on the right for ways we are encouraging students to pursue careers in this field.

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Woodruff Elementary is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Logan.

See for details, and help spread the word.