NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Woodridge Afterschool Program Survey
Please help out our new after school program coordinator and take this Woodridge after school program survey:
We would like to know what type of programs you'd like to see after school.
Do you enjoy…
Join the 1st-2nd grade or 3rd-5th grade
Makerspace Club will meet on Tuesday for grades 1-2 and Wednesday for grades 3-5 from 8:00am-8:45am, with Ms. Baser. We have 2 sessions left for the year, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t had a chance!
Space is limited (20 spots). Participants will be chosen by lottery. Only open for students to participate in once, depending on space.
Registration is due by Friday, March 1st . Notification of selection sent through Talking Points or email provided. Clubs starts the week of March 5th.
Link to application online: https://forms.office.com/r/DAj4fLij0p
PTSA Reflections Art Contest Update
Congratulations to Henry Yang (Ms. Okuri's class) and Sanskriti Jindal (Ms. Baser's class) for making the finalists for the Bellevue council in the Reflections art contest!
Click HERE to find out more!
March Movie Night
and Woodridge PTSA General Membership Meeting!
Let's Band Together for another Movie Night in the Woodridge Elementary School Café on
Friday, March 1st
6:45pm - General Membership Meeting outside the PTSA Office
7:15pm - Movie starts in the Cafeteria
Bring a blanket and/or chairs.
No drop offs please.
Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Movie and Popcorn are Free*
*paid for by your donations to the Woodridge PTSA
$5.00 Pizza and Drink package available for purchase
Please pre-purchase by scanning or clicking on the QR Code below.
Limited packages will be available to purchase at the event.
*** Volunteers for this event are also needed ***
Click the button below to sign up:
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Art afterschool program with CreArt
In this session, we will explore Romero Britto mosaics, create vivid oil pastel wicks, design blue pottery pots, play with complementary colors, mold clay coil treats, paint with Starry Night strokes, sketch pet portraits, and experiment with foam prints. Join us for a season of artistic discovery and expression with all new themes and projects!
One parent volunteer is required, your child can enroll for free. If interested, email Fatima.
Spanish Immersion After School Class
Come and join us in a bilingual, multicultural education which opens doors and minds to the world. The class is taught by an experienced teacher using the curriculum that is carefully designed by language experts in the field. Total Physical Response Activities, Songs, Games, Crafts and Culture. Inspired by the Montessori system, groups are organized by language level and age and work in groups or one-to-one to maximize learning outcomes.
SPANISH Fridays 3:35-4:35 PM 3/1/2024– 5/31/2024 (12 sessions, No class: Mar 22, Apr 12)
Tuition: $365 One parent volunteer is required - your child enrolls for FREE!
Click HERE to register.
Afterschool Scratch Class Grade 3rd-5th
Unleash your creativity with Scratch, a fun drag-and-drop coding tool. Learn coding basics like loops and variables if you're new, or explore advanced concepts like functions and game physics if you're returning. Build exciting games, animations, and story projects, like the Greedy Birds! SCRATCH: GAME DEVELOPMENT Grades 3-5 Mon, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Apr 15 - Jun 17 no class on May 27 $225 / 9-week session One parent volunteer is required, your child can enroll for free.
If interested, email here: email@example.com
Sign Up HERE
Afterschool Robotics Class Grade K-2nd
LITTLE CODERS: INTRO TO ROBOTICS
Thu, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Apr 18 - Jun 13 $235 / 9-week session
In this course, students use visual programming to learn computational thinking and core coding concepts, such as code structure, variables, and loops. Engaging activities boost problem-solving and creativity. They code robots for tasks like navigating mazes, detecting obstacles, playing music, and more.
The days are getting colder and wetter and with that comes the need for dry pants!
The Woodridge health office could use donations of size Small and Medium pants for some of our littlest eagles.
Please drop off your donations in the front office.
The Future Is Female is a student led non-profit that teaches students of all ages the fundamentals to many different STEM topics. We will be hosting FREE weekly classes for school students on introductory and advanced topics including coding, machine learning, business, finance, artificial intelligence, and much more. Our mission is to empower women and non-binary people in these fields, raising awareness to gaps in educational opportunities.
For sign up information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can visit our website at https://femalefuture.wixsite.com/the-future-is-female.
Lake Hills Soccer Spring Training
Registration for LHSC Spring Training Soccer Program is now open!
The program will be led by our dedicated volunteer LHSC coaches. The training/practice sessions will be a clinic-style format, with possible "friendly" games against LHSC opponents.
The spring training soccer program is available for ALL rec and select players.
Here are the details: Spring Training Soccer Program (Age Years 2010 – 2015) — A five (5) week program with two (2) training/practice sessions per week — Starts: Week of March 4, 2024 — Ends: Week of April 1, 2024 — Cost: $80 per player, includes LHSC training shirt (scholarship rates are available).
Mercer Island Bluebirds Track and Field
USATF certified Mercer Island Bluebirds Track and Field team practices-
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm at Luther Burbank Park
Saturday 8:30-9:45am at Islander Middle School
Ages K-8th are welcome, for more info go to www.mibluebirds.com
Odle World Languages Culture Night
Come celebrate World Languages Culture Night @ Odle!
This special world languages event features rich cultural experiences including live performances, cultural activities, and cultural foods. All the Odle families and neighborhood communities are invited to join. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and appreciate world languages and cultures at Odle community. This event is funded by Bellevue Schools Foundation Arts, Enrichment & Innovation Grant and Odle PTSA Educator Grant.
Time and Date: 5-7pm, Thursday Feb 8th 2024
Location: The Commons, Odle Middle School
Address: 502 143rd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Looking forward to seeing you at Odle World Languages Culture Night!
Math is Cool
Math Is Cool: Team Registration (4th-5th Graders)
Woodridge Math Club invites students to participate in Math Is Cool competition. Math is Cool is a full-day regional math competition held in Renton, WA. Students participate in teams of 4, but are also welcome to register as individuals to compete in only the individual events.
This competition is open to 4th-5th graders. (3rd graders may register as 4th graders). We suggest that teams schedule practice sessions to familiarize students with the format of the events and the style of the questions. Past tests and rules are available at https://www.academicsarecool.com/
5th Grade Champs: Saturday, March 9th (Renton WA), 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
4th Grade Champs: Saturday, March 23rd (Renton WA), 9:15 am - 2:00 pm
Team fee: $60/team
Registration Deadline: February 5th, 2024
Please finalize and register your team at this link:
Team Registration (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNSOHWk01i5ILVHvu3ibR2uxuwoZQMITnTGtjOnuqiHYmQSA/viewform)
If your child would like to register for the individual competition only, please email: email@example.com
For more information about the competition, please check out: https://academicsarecool.com/
Need help finding a team? Please post your information here or contact other parents who have left a note.
Let me Run
Let me run is coming back in Spring! starting on 4/18 for boys grades 3-5.
We need two volunteers, one head coach (free for your student) and one assistant coach (Only pay $50 for your student).
Interested parents can email Jen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up below.
Click HERE for more information.
Bellevue West Little League
Player evaluations for 9-year-olds and up take place Saturday, February 10. Teams for all ages will be formed during February. Opening day is Saturday, March 2. Register now!
SPRING GIRLS BASKETBALL - STARTING MARCH 21st!
Starting March 21st, join us at the Tyee Middle School Gym for Spring Skills Training. Our coaches will help the girls work on their basketball skills and organize scrimmages. The fee is $150 and it is open to girls of all experience levels in 2nd – 8th grade that eventually will go to Newport High School! Most sessions will be on Tue/Thu and it runs through May 30th. Based on skill level, there will be 2 time slots:
- 6:15-7:45pm: Beginner/Intermediate skill level
- 7:45-9:15pm: Advanced skill level
Email email@example.com for more details on how to register.
For more information, click HERE
4th - 5th Grade Spring BGCB Volleyball Team
I will be coaching a 4th and 5th grade co-ed volleyball team through BGCB. Please ask to be on Dawn Novak's team to gather as many Woodridge students together as possible. No experience required. email Dawn if you have questions. This league includes one game and a one-hour practice each week. Practices will begin the week of April 17th and run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Practice days and times WILL NOT be known until the April 5th. Games will begin Saturday, April 22nd-June 10th.
For more information, check out https://www.bgcbellevue.org/Programs/Athletics/Spring-Volleyball
or email Dawn
Please drop off only used and clean items that we could turn into something new.
You (or your child) can drop off the supplies at the Front Office.
We are looking for the following items:
Cardboard: tubes, boxes, cartons, packaging
Art Supplies: pipe cleaners, lace, paper, fabric, clay, ribbon, buttons, felt, yarn, craft sticks
Plastic: containers, lids, tubing, spools
Other: thin wood, corkboard/corks, Legos® (used), blocks (used)
Thanks for your help!
Registration now open for Spring 2024 Season.
For more information, go to:
Math Kangaroo Registration is open!
Math Kangaroo is a fun individual math competition. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt and a small gift!
If you are new to Math Kangaroo, you can learn more and view sample questions on their website: Math Kangaroo USA – International Math Competition.
This year, the competition will take place at Woodridge on the evening of Thursday, March 21 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM.
1. Log into the Math Kangaroo website or establish your user account if you are new.
2. Click on the tab By Invitation.
3. Copy and paste this code in the field Invitation Code: W2024MK
Registration fee: $21 until Dec 15. Late Registration (Dec 15th -Dec 31): $35.
Limited scholarships are available.
Questions? Contact the parent volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Woodridge Elementary PTSA
Wise Camps - Summer Camps
Click HERE to find out!
Join Cub Scouts!
Is your student interested in learning more about Cub Scouts at Woodridge? All returning and interested scouts (boys and girls, grades K through 5) are invited to join the Cub Scout Pack 643. Meetings are held once a month in the Woodridge Cafe.
You can email email@example.com to find out more.
All are welcome!
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Ways & Means Chairperson
to become a sponsor!