Grandparent and Special Friend Day
Please join us for Grandparent and Special Friend Day
Friday, November 18, 2022
Grandparent and Special Friend Day is a beloved tradition at Woodland bringing together students with grandparents, relatives and friends (over the age of 18). We are delighted to host the following program on campus for our guests. Those unable to attend in person are invited to enjoy the assembly livestream (link provided upon registration).
Parking opens for guest arrival
9:00 - 9:30am
Welcome coffee and breakfast buffet
Early Childhood classroom visits
9:35 - 10:20am
10:20 - 10:40am
K-8 recess and coffee break
10:40 - 11:35am
Lower and Middle School Classroom visits
Guests will have the opportunity to visit two classrooms
Instructions will be provided in the confirmation email
- All times are Pacific Daylight Time.
- Due to capacity constraints, this event is for Grandparents and Special Friends only. We thank parents for your understanding and appreciate your help with volunteer opportunities. Please check Monday Mail and This Week Messages for the volunteer link.
- Registration is required for on campus events and the assembly livestream.
- To simplify registration, we ask ONE parent to complete registration for all guests.
- On November 14, all guests will receive a detailed confirmation email with the registering parent on cc.
- Registration is closed, but late registrations are accepted on a space-available basis. Please email email@example.com.
We look forward to celebrating this special day with our extended community.
Parking is available on both sides of La Cuesta Drive, in the Woodland parking lot in marked spaces and along the yellow curb. Overflow parking is available on the Woodland field (staff will direct you to the field if needed). When you depart, please turn RIGHT onto La Cuesta Drive. Left turns onto La Cuesta Drive are not permitted.
The check-in table will be in the covered corridor next to the Lodge. After checking in, pre-school and pre-kindergarten guests will proceed to the Early Childhood classrooms for coffee, breakfast and classroom visits. Early Childhood visits conclude at 9:30am so that guests can join the all-school assembly, where Early Childhood students will present. All other guests, please proceed to the gym patio for coffee and breakfast. The all-school assembly takes place in the gym at 9:35am. Maps will be provided in the confirmation email sent November 14 and at the check-in table.
After the all-school assembly and recess, please proceed to the classroom of the youngest kindergarten through eighth grade student you would like to visit (guests with Early Childhood students depart after the assembly). Your confirmation email will include the class name (K1, 5B, etc) and room number for each student you would like to visit. Maps will be provided in the confirmation email and at check in. Volunteers will also be on hand to assist guests. Classroom visits begin at 10:40am.
At 11:35am, the classroom visits conclude and guests depart campus.
To simplify registration, we ask ONE parent to complete registration for all guests. You will have the opportunity to specify attendance on campus or for the livestream.
A confirmation email will be sent on Monday, November 14 to all guests with the parent contact copied.
Why Give to the Annual Fund?
At Woodland, we take pride in being a place that fosters authentic connection and a caring community. A place that understands diversity is a strength and that we thrive when all community members feel a sense of belonging. A school that puts a premium on attracting and retaining top teaching talent to educate the whole child. A campus where students build and deepen connections through rich and diverse co-curricular, social and emotional learning experiences.
Many things come together to make Woodland the authentic and caring place that it is, including the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund help Woodland:
- Keep tuition as affordable as possible and make tuition assistance available to 13% of students, more than ever before.
- Attract and retain exceptional educators by offering robust professional development and a faculty compensation pool that rose 6.5% this year.
- Finance a wide range of co-curricular learning experiences such as Outdoor Education, after-school athletics, field trips, Sci-Con, art shows and musicals to educate the whole child.
- Invest in Social Emotional Learning expertise in the belief that “SEL can be a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy communities that support all individuals in reaching their fullest potential*.”
* Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: Guide to Schoolwide SEL.
Woodland thanks and celebrates every donor to the Annual Fund! We are pleased to recognize donors in our Annual Report honor rolls as follows:
$25,000 and above
$10,000 - $24,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 to $2,499
$1 - $999
Donors of $5,000 or more will be invited to a recognition reception each fall.
How to Make Your Gift
You can make your tax-deductible gift by check, credit card, stock or securities.
Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash; you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, and you may not be required to pay capital gains tax. To make a stock gift, please instruct your broker to transfer your gift as follows:
Charles Schwab & Company for the benefit of Woodland School, Account #1898-1906, DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40.
After you have transferred your stock, please email the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the stock, the number of shares and when to expect the transfer.
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Chan Zuckerberg Foundation
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Annual Fund FAQs
- It’s one measure of the strength of the Woodland community and sends an important message to leadership donors that there is broad-based support for the school.
- Woodland is evaluated by organizations including NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools), and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). High levels of giving and participation are seen as a sign of a healthy educational organization and bode well for any accreditation evaluation.
- Collective giving adds up! Last year, gifts “without commas” accounted for nearly 20% of Annual Fund totals.
- Every gift, of every size, is important to Woodland and provides vital support for students and faculty. Last year, gifts ranged from $50 - $60,000 and the most frequent gift was $5,000.
- Gifts of $2,500 per student fully close the gap between tuition and the full cost of a Woodland education.
- Donors of $5,000 or more are invited to Woodland’s annual Donor Appreciation Event in recognition of their leadership support.
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