Holiday Cookie Fest for Staff Recap

On Wednesday, December 15th and Thursday, December 16th, the Woodlawn School community showed our love for Woodlawn School staff by bringing 29 different types of homemade cookies, including vegan and gluten-free options! Thank you to the PTA Staff Resilience Room Chair, Bettina Hammersly-Rhys for coordinating this awesome event. Here is a photo of just a few of the cookies…

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Woodlawn Pie Sale Fundraiser Recap

Thank you to all our families and community members who supported the 3rd Annual Willamette Valley Pie Company pie sale fundraiser! We sold 307 pies and raised $1,100 for the PTA General Fund, which supports the PTA Staff Fund, the Staff Resilience Room, and PTA events (such as Movie Nights, First Friday Morning Coffee Cart, Celebrate Woodlawn, 5th Grade Promotion, just to name a few)! In the past, in addition to offering pies, Willamette Valley Pie Company has also…

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Lionel Clegg: A Woodlawn School Alum and Teacher

Did you know that one of our own teachers has been at Woodlawn since he was a toddler? Mr. Clegg first attended Woodlawn School as a preschool student and has been part of the school community ever since.

Mr. Clegg was born in Arkansas, the youngest of 5 children. His family moved to Northeast Portland’s Woodlawn neighborhood shortly after he was born. In fact, his parents…

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Woodlawn PTA Staff Fund

Nationwide, many educators purchase items out of pocket. One of Woodlawn PTA’s budget goals each year is to provide $100 in discretionary funds to each Woodlawn Elementary staff member to use for items that directly support their classroom or Woodlawn students. In the past, staff have used these funds to subsidize field trip costs, purchase tee shirts for their class, purchase classroom books and other materials, and purchase items to enhance teaching remotely during the pandemic, to name just a few. This year, Ms. Audel has used her funds to revamp the fish tanks in the library, another teacher has used her funds to purchase seating for her classroom, and the kindergarten team has used their funds to purchase educational […]

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Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon Recap

Thank you so much to all our Woodlawn community members who showed their school spirit and staff support by providing such yummy food to the Woodlawn Elementary school staff on Friday, November 5th! Staff were so grateful to have such delicious lunch options and really felt the love from the school community. Over 30 families brought soup (7 different kinds, including vegan and gluten free options!), various types of bread, salads, beverages, and desserts! Thank you to the PTA Staff Resilience Room Chair, Bettina Hammersly-Rhys for coordinating this awesome event. We are Wildcat strong!

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On OMSI exhibit showing phases of the moon

Woodlawn Students Take a Virtual Voyage Through Space

Do you wish you could take a planetarium tour during the pandemic? All of our classesat Woodlawn took a tour of the universe without even leaving their seats. The K-2students attended a scientist led virtual indoor star party and our 3-5th attended ascientist led virtual astrobiology lesson. These virtual voyages through time and space were fully funded by a NASA grant and our Woodlawn Wildcats were chosen by OMSI, based on an application process. I am lucky enough to have a third grader and a first grader at Woodlawn so I sat in on each presentation. I learned that life may exist in some surprising places and that Mount Hood is tiny compared to the mountain on Mars. Remember the […]

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How do we build community when we can’t be together?

In ordinary times, we would be looking forward to regular Woodlawn school events, assemblies and celebrations. We would be finding our own way to connect with and get involved in our school and our communities.

This year we are experiencing a pandemic, and struggling to find…

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