Woodroe and its staff have helped me throughout my whole entire life. From teaching me the rights and wrongs of my actions with sitting in the infamous blue chair to praising me for all my accomplishments with all the staff grinning from ear to ear to congratulating me on my acceptance to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and giving me the biggest hugs because the staff knew I could do it! I have grown so much at this school, and it is because of this school I am who I am today. I have grown up here and I know how important it is for future children to have a quality education. Woodroe has all of that and more! There is no telling what my life would have been like if I didn't have this school in my life. Countless memories including lifelong friends, pony lessons, the annual pumpkin patch, the haunted house, finally achieving my lifelong dream of being a C.I.T (counselor in training) and of course woody woods cafe! It's been my second home for 19 years of my life and I hope it gets the chance to live on for many more years!! Please sign this petition for Woodroe Woods to get a new home, it would mean the world to me!

 

Alyssa Suarez, Honolulu, HI

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LOVE FOR WOODROE "Testimonials" 

Hey everyone! My grandmother taught at this school, my mom and I both went, and my sister goes to Woodroe Woods now.

This play-based, imagination inspiring place isn't just a school--it's a community. The staff, teachers, parents, and students encourage and support each other like no other educational institution I've experienced.

I still have vivid memories of the summer hikes we'd take through Don Castro: the smell of eucalyptus, the crunch of leaves, the feel of the berries growing in bushes between my fingertips, walking through tall grass.

My first memories of gardening, picking lemons from a tree, holding baby goats, petting a llama, feeding horses, climbing, jumping, spinning, building, dancing, singing, reading, of learning all happened at Woodroe.

The love of learning that I have now, the passion I have for information and sharing it, this drive I had to fight to keep through experiences in other schools was built at Woodroe. In many ways this school collaborated with me, not for or against me, to build a foundation of creativity, curiosity, and integrity.

In a time where more schools are bending to the pressure of being able to recite more information, sit and stay quiet longer, and question less at younger and younger ages, this school is a great place that needs to continue and a model for other institutions to emulate.

 

Tae Ramos, Castro Valley, CA