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Wood Rose joins Gradelink

Welcome back or just Welcome to Wood Rose We are all excited about this new school year. As you surely noticed, during the last couple of months, while you were on vacation, we were working hard to get the school ready for our families. We hope you and your students appreciate the freshly painted school and other improvements. As in every new school year, changes in procedures and personnel must be adapted to, but so far, so good! Students and staff had a positive first day and look forward to a great school year. As part of the changes, we would like to introduce this new newsletter format. It will be sent monthly instead of weekly, so you will be able to hang it on your fridge and take a look everyday at the menu, birthdays and all the school events. Also, I will send a weekly updates and letters through email as reminders or to inform you what is going on here at Wood Rose. Have a blessed month! Mr. Solino

Academy Lunch Duty Signups Needed Each Academy family is asked to help supervise the lunch hour at least 5 times per enrolled student during the course of the school year. Volunteers help students manage their lunches, direct students in cleaning up, maintain a safe, fun environment for play and enforce school rules for the playground. Parents (or grandparents) may signup at http:// signup.com/go/JWghkNC

Wood Rose families are able to download the phone app and follow up on everything that happens at school.

Calling all Student Leaders! Wood Rose would like to have a student council this year. Are there any interested 5th, 6th ,7th or 8th graders? If so please plan on attending a meeting this Friday September 1st during lunch in 8th Gr classroom from 12:45 to 1pm to help beginning planning and formulating our Student Council. Be a Leader!

Prayer Corner The Wood Rose Community is praying for all of those affected by flooding in Texas. Please keep Ms. Susan Chabot in your prayers as she grieves the loss of both a very dear friend and her sister-in-law, Mia, who both passed within a week’s time.


Alumnae Corner: Joe Crnkovich Joe Crnkovich attended Wood Rose Academy from 1st- 8 th grade. After graduating from 8 th grade, he attended Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, where he played basketball. After high school he went to UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He currently works for a SAP as a software engineer.

Mom’s Ministry at St. John Vianney. Kathleen Mazolewski is starting a Mom’s Ministry at St. John Vianey Church in Walnut Creek. She is facilitating a series on marriage using the book, Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. It begins this Fall and is the 1st and 3rd Weds morning of each month beginning 9/20. If interested please see the attached flyer.

New Preschool Bilingual Materials As most of us already know, since our partnership with Fundacion Arenales, we have been constantly undergoing significant transformations to enhance all the aspects of how we provide the highest quality education possible to our pupils. From changes to our culture, curriculum to our vision of providing a better school environment; we are again proud to announce that we will start providing our pre-school students with the proper educational materials to complement our more developed and beneficial teaching techniques. In the coming days, we will provide our little geniuses with our new and definitely improved learning materials. Each child will be provided with their own set of books that they would need to reach their highest potentials in learning about Religion, Math and Writing. Along with the impeccable teaching expertise of our faculty, the DAIS philosophy -- The Development and Activation of our students’ Intellectual Skills is the approach we apply to educate our students in a Bilingual manner (Initially, through English and Spanish, with the possibility integrating Chinese in the future); and to develop early stimulation, psychomotricity, creativity, language and math skills -- will be applied to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to every child. This is indeed great news and we hope we all -- teachers, parents and students -- get to maximize these books for the benefit our beloved students!

Fund a Need Our Goals for September: The Preschool would like to acquire a classroom projector. Cost: $350 The Academy would like to add two soccer goals to our field. Cost: $500 Your tax-deductible contribution could be put directly to use by our teachers and students. Consider making a gift today!


Wood Rose joins Gradelink Gradelink provides parents a means to stay up to date with their child’s current academic progress at school and get information on upcoming assignments and due dates. The following information Is available when using Gradelink: ·

Current grade by class


GPA, if applicable

· Class descriptions, grades and teacher comments for graded assignments ·

Handouts or documents

· Email alerts that can be individualized for grades and attendance ·

Attendance information

To get started using Gradelink, you will need to know

your school ID, your username, and your password. These will get sent home this week as a hard copy and as an email. Students and Parents can have separate accounts and separated parents can each have separate, independent access. Billing, Enrollment, and Sibling views are some of the powers that will be available exclusively to the Parent. In addition to Students and Parents having different accounts with different permissions, there can also be multiple parent accounts, referenced as Family 1 and Family 2, that can view the student’s grades.

Manners for Success September 19th and 20th we will have our first manners for success course. On 19th will be for 3rd, 4th & 8th Grade, and on 20th for 6th, 7th & 8th. As the one we organized last month about study, this one will be free too and opened to everyone that would like to come. Extracurricular activities of both days will be all cancelled except extended care.

Back To School Night, new format but all welcomed! September 12th will be Back To School Night for 2nd to 8th Grades beginning at 7:00 p.m. Every family will have the opportunity to meet their core teacher/ mentor for 30 minutes and learn about plans and expectations for the school year. After that we will have a half hour Parents School Session named “Raising Children to become authentic, responsible and caring Adults”. We will have Mr. Joe Itchon, an expert in family development. September 13th at 6:30 p.m. will be for Preschool to 1st Grade families. During the first half hour parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher/mentor and after a 30 minute Parents School Session with Mr. Solino titled “ Helping from the very beginning” After both sessions we will provide some snacks to share and get together. Both evenings are intended for parents only, please.




1 Hot Dogs Go-Gurt Veggie Straws Fruit Slices 4



WEDNESDAY 6 Rice, Cheese & Bean Burritos Green Beans Fruit Slices


Chicken Penne Rolls Salad Mix



French Toast Hash Browns Cantaloupe

Cheesy Bake Rolls Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Rice Mixed Veggies

MONDAY 18 Hot Dogs Go-Gurt Veggie Straws Fruit Slices






Chicken Alfredo Rolls Salad TUESDAY

Hamburguer Chips Fruit Slices


Lasagna Rolls Salad


4 MONDAY Labor Day - (Academy & Preschool closed) 5 TUESDAY Beginning of the year Assesments 7 THURSDAY 7:00 p.m.Parents Association Meeting 12 TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Back to school night (2nd - 8th grade)


Dino Nuggets Baked Fries Fruit Slices THURSDAY



Beef Stir Fry Rice Rice Krispie Treats 27

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Fruit Slices Cookie


13 WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Back to school night (Preschool - 1st grade) 19 TUESDAY 3:05 p.m. Manners for success 3rd, 4th & 5th. 20 WEDNESDAY 3:05 p.m. Manners for success 6th, 7th & 8th 21 THURSDAY 3:05 p.m.Adoration of the Blessed Sacramentciation Meeting 27 WEDNESDAY Midterm progress reports


Sloppy Joes Baked Fries Fruit Slices

Events 1 FRIDAY First Mass




Quesadillas Corn Fruit Slices WEDNESDAY


Cold Cut Sandwich Pretzels Fruit & Cookie



Pizza Baby Carrots Fruit Slices FRIDAY 15 Pizza Baby Carrots Fruit Slices FRIDAY 22 Pizza Baby Carrots Fruit Slices FRIDAY 29 Pizza Baby Carrots Fruit Slices


3 Juan Pablo Cardenas 7 Carlos Cardenas, Owen Riley & Raymond Davis 8 Sofia Rubiales 9 Brenden Alton, Dexter Lux, Dylan Lux & Angelo Recacho 17 Katya Fagundes 19 Sebastian Garcia 24 Layla Vanderver 26 Ethan Choi 28 Kyara Frabotta, Sebastian Fox & Ella Opinion 30 Spencer Smith

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