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To the Parents/Guardians of Wood 8th Grade Students:


Please review these 8th grade activities, requirements and expectations for year-end events.

  • Friday, June 2 from 7 to 10 PM. - Eighth Grade Dance at Wood. Students must enter dance by 7:30PM. Chaperones will have to speak to a parent if any student want to leave before 10PM (free)
  • Tuesday, June 6 at 8:20 AM- Promotion rehearsal at The College of Alameda’s gym (students will meet at gym at the College of Alameda and be dismissed from the college at 12:30. The College of Alameda is located at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501 )
  • Wednesday, June 7 - Eighth Grade Picnic at Lincoln Park in Alameda (students will come to Wood at 8:20 and walk to the park with staff at 9:15. Students will be dismissed from the park at 2:58) ($15)
  • Thursday, June 8 at 10:00AM- Promotion Ceremony at The College of Alameda!

Behavior Expectations for Picnic, Dance, and Promotion Ceremony

  • The dance and picnic are for promoting 8th grade Wood students only.
  • Dress code for the dance and promotion: clothing for both formal events should be appropriate. Most students will dress “nicely”.
    • No hats or sagging pants, no strapless, halter-top, or spaghetti strap dresses (you need to bring a shawl to cover shoulders). We recommend practicing walking in high heels, particularly climbing stairs.

Details for the Promotional Ceremony

  • Please do not bring balloons or other items that may obstruct the views of other audience members, or floral arrangements that others may be allergic to.

Every student will receive 8 tickets for promotion. We ask that if students don’t need all 8 tickets, they hand them back to staff at the time of distribution.


We look forward to a happy and joyous celebration of your son or daughter’s middle school years! If you have any questions, please contact the school.




Ms. Harris

Mr. Peterson

Ms. Dwyer


Dear Wood PTA,


Will C. Wood staff would like to acknowledge and thank our fabulous PTA for providing us with coffee, pastries, home cooked meals and baked sweets along with a lot of love and support this week.


We are grateful to have the support of such a wonderful and generous group of parents!



Wood Staff




Please Support Our PTA's Last Dine & Donate


Yogurtland in Alameda Landing will host PTA's last Dine & Donate on June 1, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm!


For this fundraiser,  we need to show the attached flyer. The flyer can also be displayed as a picture or email on a mobile phone!


*If we exceed $500 in sales, Yogurtland will donate 30% of the proceeds to Wood!


Date: Thursday, June 1st

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Location: Yogurtland Alameda 2640 5th St Suite B Alameda, CA 94501


Thank you :)


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Volume III

Why Do Some Children and Adolescents Become Bullies?

Most bullying behavior develops in response to multiple factors in the environment—at home, school and within the peer group. There is no one cause of bullying. Common contributing factors include:

  • Family factors: The frequency and severity of bullying is related to the amount of adult supervision that children receive—bullying behavior is reinforced when it has no or inconsistent consequences. Additionally, children who observe parents and siblings exhibiting bullying behavior, or who are themselves victims, are likely to develop bullying behaviors. When children receive negative messages or physical punishment at home, they tend to develop negative self concepts and expectations, and may therefore attack before they are attacked—bullying others gives them a sense of power and importance.
  • School factors: Because school personnel often ignore bullying, children can be reinforced for intimidating others. Bullying also thrives in an environment where students are more likely to receive negative feedback and negative attention than in a positive school climate that fosters respect and sets high standards for interpersonal behavior.
  • Peer group factors: Children may interact in a school or neighborhood peer group that advocates, supports, or promotes bullying behavior. Some children may bully peers in an effort to “fit in,” even though they may be uncomfortable with the behavior.

Why Do Some Children and Adolescents Become Victims?

Victims signal to others that they are insecure, primarily passive and will not retaliate if they are attacked.  Consequently, bullies often target children who complain, appear physically or emotionally weak and seek attention from peers. 

Studies show that victims have a higher prevalence of overprotective parents or school personnel; as a result, they often fail to develop their own coping skills.


Many victims long for approval; even after being rejected, some continue to make ineffective attempts to interact with the victimizer.

Andrea Cohn & Andrea Canter, Ph.D., NCSP


Try reflecting on the factors that have shaped your child's behavior.  Think of ways to change those factors that have led to undesireable behavior. 

Volume II

W ith every bullying situation, there are only four roles in which individuals can play a part:

  1. The Bully– the person doing the aggressive behavior. Bullies are not bad people, rather their choices to ...more

Volume I

B ullying is a common and unfortunate occurrence that is typically at its peak in the middle school years. It can have devastating emotional effects that disrupt student performance in school and ...more