Entries in Charity (4)


Wood Acres Students Raise $4,627 for Charity

Even with tough economic times, Wood Acres families gave and gave BIG during our February philanthropic drives, Jump Rope for Heart and the Junior Beta Club’s Hats for Haiti event.

The Wood Acres School will be donating $3,925 to the American Heart Association as a result of some serious jump ropers on campus and some seriously generous donations promoting healthy hearts in America.

And if that wasn’t generous enough,  Hats for Haiti netted $702 to send to the American Red Cross Haiti Rescue project. Thank you for helping your children and our students grow into caring, compassionate, and fun young men and women! Way to go Wood Acres!!!


Destination Book Fair October 19th-23rd

Scholastic Books will again be Wood Acres’ partner in hosting the Destination Book Fair.  

The Book Fair will be held in the Music Room/Multi-Purpose Building at the following times: 

  • Monday, Oct 19th
  • Tuesday Oct 20th to Thursday Oct 22nd
  • Friday, Oct. 23rd

Our Fall Book Fair has an amazing and inspiring selection of new and exclusive titles. Don’t miss this opportunity to begin your holiday shopping and give an adventure. Open a book and read around the world! No passport required!

This year, Wood Acres would like to contribute to our community. Please join us by bringing your used books to the Book Fair. All books will be donated to Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Greater Marietta and Children’s Shelter of Marietta. Book donors will receive a special Wood Acres bookmark designed by our contest winners in the 4th and 5th grades! 

Proceeds from the Book Fair help to grow our own Wood Acres Stacks.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you!


Flood Damage Relief for Clarkdale Elementary School & East Cobb Park

Clarkdale Elementary in Austell was evacuated on Monday when rising waters began flooding the school. By end of day, the entire school was covered in water. Students and teachers lost everything.

11Alive and The School Box have launched a program to collect school supplies to aid the district. Please visit the Be a Hero for Clarkdale Elementary page for more information.

Most children in East Cobb play on the fields and trails at East Cobb Park. The Park sustained an estimated $150,000 in damage when the swollen waters of Sope Creek crested its banks. At its highest point, the waters were four feet higher than the bridge spanning Sope Creek. The Cobb County Parks department has closed the park until it can be cleaned and repaired.

Friends for East Cobb Park is asking for donations to help restore the park to its previous state. Please visit the park’s website for information how you can help.


Thank you for your outstanding generosity

Wood Acres families are known for their commitment to education as well as their generous spirit.  Many thanks go out to every family who supported the “Thankful” Baby Food & Supply Drive.  We received a tremendous outpouring of love and concern for our community with contributions of baby food, diapers, cereals, baby wipes and so much more.

To top off the contribution to  area charities, Mr. & Mrs. Thigpen will be adding their own contribution to that of our Wood Acres families in honor of the arrival of their grandson. Baby Logan will be a cherished gift to his family and has already contributed to his extended family in our community.  Thank you so much!