Entries in Acorn July 2009 (4)


A Note from the Woods... 

The more things change, the more they stay the same…

This wonderful adage is amazingly appropriate for Wood Acres. As we welcome and embrace our new status as an International Spanish Academy which will bring so many new resources to our Spanish program, the faculty brims with excitement but has always been committed to the cross-curricular support for this tremendous program.

Likewise, we are thrilled to that our new website provides greater access to information for our parents, but it will never replace that which truly distinguishes Wood Acres…the daily interaction of our faculty with students and parents. Even with our dedication to constantly improving our programming and curriculum, the core of this special school stays the same.

Parents, students and teachers alike have always noted the special feel that Wood Acres has. When you walk on campus, there is a feeling of connection that calls to the hearts of all the people , big and small, of this wonderful school community. So even with our terrific new Spanish status, a wonderful virtual update of the website, new curriculum that arrives each year, it is the connection between you, your child and this school that remains wonderfully the same.

Here’s to another year of extraordinary learning here in the woods!

Judy T. ThigpenHead of School


Meet and Greet

Come meet your teacher for the 2009-2010 school year as well as greet friends old and new.

Take part in a great Wood Acres tradition by bringing an outdoor perennial bedding plant that will be planted outside our class- rooms to welcome a new and exciting school year!

  • Two & Three Year Old Programs:
    Monday, August 31 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Kindergarten, First, Second & Third Grades: 
    Monday, August 17 from 9:00am-10:00am
  • Fourth, Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Grades:
    Monday, August 17 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tree House Club

The Tree House Club, Wood Acres’ before and after school program, is an optional service for all enrolled students at The Wood Acres School. The Tree House Club offers supervised time for play, special activities and study time as well as enrichment tuition classes.

Hours of operation are 7:00am until class begins and continue after class dismissal until 6:00pm. Students must be in attendance in their academic program to use Tree House Club services.

The Tree House Club can be reserved through the school office. Reservations are required and are accepted based upon availability of staffing through 4:00pm the day prior. Cancellations are also accepted through 8:00am without penalty — cancellations after 8:00am for the same day will be charged a $10 fee.

Reservations for occasional Tree House Club can be made beginning in September. For permanent or fulltime reservations, please complete the reservation form included in the parent packet by August 12th.

Wood Acres Parents: The Tree House registration forms are also available in the Forms section of the Parent site (requires login).

Forms & Function

A necessary function for school is to insure that all students have current immunization forms on Georgia Form 3231.

These forms are required to be on file with the school by the State of Georgia before your student can attend class.

Please make sure that we have your child’s form no later than August 12th. Additionally, a copy of a birth certificate is necessary for all new students.

Thank you!