Stuart Bushnell



Welcome Back! 2022-2023

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, I am gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common expectations of preparing scholars for the future and promoting high-level learning. We ROAR at Woodbine.

Each year brings positive change of new faces and children and adults on our campus. We fully expect to be open and ready for students and families on the first day of school. Our Student support center (SSC) provides a spectrum of integrated support that spans the areas of youth development, family services, academic enrichment, health and mental health.  Targeted primarily to low-achieving students, SSC services address critical student needs that pose barriers to learning. We are fortunate to have two health aides/first aide in our health aide room to help out with additional needs on our campus. 

If you drove past the school or utilized our Summer Matters programing this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. They have been hard at work getting school ready for this coming school year. 

Finally, A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2022–2023 school year. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Woodbine Elementary is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Woodbine remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Stuart Bushnell Principal Woodbine Elementary

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