Letter from Principal Medford
Dear Woodbridge Families,
As the last days of the 2015-16 school year approach, I wanted to extend best wishes to our students for a memorable conclusion of this school year, and congratulations to the academic and social progress that students have demonstrated this year. This is the time of year when we take stock of the challenges and accomplishments of this year, and thank those who have positively impacted the future course of our children’s educational path. Our children are our world’s future. It has truly been an honor and a blessing to be a member of the Woodbridge Learning Community these three years. The caliber of the staff, their dedication to student success, and the sense of “family” that is seen and felt on a daily basis on this campus is a tribute to the “it takes a village” philosophy that is exemplified at Woodbridge School. Parents and teachers working together as partners; students who are positive and respectful—these relationships open up a world of future possibilities for our children!
I shared this news with staff a few days ago, and now I share it with all of you. It has been a most difficult decision to make, but I have decided to conclude my 35 years in the roles of teacher and site administrator. My hope is that with this career’s “retirement” I will have greater opportunity to spend time with my mother (soon to be 90!!), my black lab “MaryAnn”, ten-year-old niece and brother; and embark on a new business venture opportunity in my hometown Valley Springs. There are no words to express how fond I have become of my “Woodbridge home away from home” or how very much I will miss being here. I have most certainly been blessed to end this long career in such a place as this. The last weeks of school are emotional ones---for staff, students, and parents. Some of you will watch your sixth graders “walk” on the last day of their elementary experience. With every “ending” there awaits a new “beginning”. I affirm my belief in greeting each day with “High Hopes and Great Expectations” (which has been the theme for our 2015-16 school year).
At the LUSD Board meeting last night, the newly appointed Principal for Woodbridge was announced. I am most pleased to pass the baton to Neil Young, who is currently Director of Personnel at the district office. He is very familiar with Woodbridge School; previously Vice Principal here when this campus was a Middle School, and resides in our school neighborhood. I had the pleasure of working with him 18 years ago at Vinewood. I am confident that Woodbridge Elementary School will be in good hands and that the 2016-17 school year will be a terrific one!
I wish for you rest and relaxation during the weeks of summer!
Always remember to “Accentuate the Positive”!! New horizons await!
Congratulations to our New PTA Board
President: Donna Matthews
Vice President: Michelle Apolonio
Secretary: Celia Cardenas
Treasurer: Precillia DeSantiago
California Department of Education
Common Core Brochures
English Second Language
Library and Cafeteria
Please turn all your library books in!
Make sure Cafeteria accounts are paid in full!
GATE Advisory Committee Meetings:
River Otter Good Deeds
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)