Art Festival
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Art Festival

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The Annual Wood Acres Art Festival is an excellent opportunity for our budding artists to display some of their favorite works of art. The halls of Wood Acres will be transformed into the most prestigious art gallery in all of Bethesda. This year’s theme is Colors In Motion. On Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 PM, all students and parents are invited to browse the hallways and observe the amazing talent of our Wood Acres prodigies. All Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited and encouraged to participate.

Stay for dinner! Potomac Pizza will be selling food. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tricia Fredley, HeeChong Choi or Anne Schulman.

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Martha’s Table Collection
May
7
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Jogfest 2018
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Jogfest 2018

REGISTER NOW! - THERE'S A RUN FOR EVERYONE!

SCHEDULE:

  • 8AM: 5k USATF Sanctioned and professionally timed 
  • 8:30AM: 1-mile run for kids (and adults)
  • 9AM: Fun Run (1/4 mile) for everyone

VOLUNTEERS: Roles for runners, non-runners, neighbors and students - SIGN UP! All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt. Middle school and high schoolers will receive SSL hours. For everyone's safety we particularly need ADULTS as COURSE MARSHALS.

BIB PICK-UP: Race bibs and T-Shirts may be picked up in person at these locations:

  • SCHOOL- THURSDAY MAY 10 - 8-9am & 3:15-6pm
  • SCHOOL- FRIDAY MAY 11 - 8-9am & 3:15-6:30pm
  • WOOD ACRES PARK- SATURDAY MAY 12 - 7-7:45am

IMPORTANT! STARTING LINES: 5k begins in the park. One-miler and ¼-mile Fun Run GATHER in the park and WILL BE LED a short distance to the starting lines. See COURSE MAPS and arrive 15 minutes before your race!

PARKING: Neighborhood streets will be closed from 7-10am and there is no parking in the Wood Acres Park lot. Allow time to walk. For road closures and routes, DOWNLOAD COURSE MAPS.

WEATHER POLICY: This is a rain or shine event. However, in case of severe weather, notification will be sent to participants prior to the race.

Questions? woodacresjogfest@gmail.com 

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Martha’s Table Collection
Jun
4
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Community Parent Conversation: Speak Up!
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Community Parent Conversation: Speak Up!

All parents in the Wood Acres ES whitman Cluster are invited to the third Race and Equity Discussion, April 18th at 7pm in the Media Center at Wood Acres Elementary. At this session, we will discuss the importance of speaking up about racial injustice and microaggressions. To follow up on our previous work on implicit bias, you will learn about a protocol to use and teach your children when speaking up to address everyday stereotypes and biases. Attendance at either of the first two discussion meetings is not required, and we invite and encourage all members of the Whitman cluster community to attend.

Childcare will be provided by Bar-T for elementary-aged students. Please email Kim Bishop to secure a spot for your child(ren). 

Please follow this link and use password "Wood Acres Elementary" to RSVP

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Apr
10
to Apr 13

Used Book Drive

Our Wood Acres community has steadfastly supported our sister elementary schools with the Thanksgiving Drive, the Holiday gift drive and - our personal favorite - this Wood Acres Annual Used Book Drive!

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Martha’s Table Collection
Apr
9
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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