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Woodland

Elementary

8/24/2018| Volume XI Issue I

NEWSLETTER

Hull Highlights

 

It has been a very smooth start to the 2018-2019 school year at Woodland. As of today, we have an enrollment of 627 students in our Preschool -Fifth grade classrooms. In addition to the Kindergarten students, more than 40 of those students are new to Woodland this year. We're glad you're here!


A new school year also brings new staff to Woodland. This year we welcome, Mrs. Heap as a new 4th grade teacher and Mrs. Sawyer joins the WES team as a new Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Buhring is not a new face at Woodland but moves to a new position as our newly established ELL teacher.  Mrs. Poad, Mrs. Christobal, Mrs. Tieke, and Mrs. Vanier join the Woodland family in a variety of supporting staff positions. Welcome to everyone!


We appreciate you following the established procedures for children coming to school by car. This takes place at the rear of the building. We have a number of staff members out on the sidewalk to assist students as they get out of your vehicle. We ask that you remain in the car to help move the line along. If it is necessary for the parent to come in to the school with the child(ren), please park in front of the school (outside the yellow striped area in front of the main entrance) and come to the office.


The Lifeskills for the next two weeks are initiative and flexibility.

 

Sweet's Stop

 

It has been a great first couple weeks here at Woodland. Thank you all for everything you have done to make the beginning of the school year a success!!!


I have been impressed with how fast the Kindergarten students have picked up the habits and routines of the lunchroom and the school. In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for Kindergarten lunch codes. Gradually, the classes will begin typing in lunch codes as they purchase a school lunch. Practicing these numbers at home will greatly help the students as they learn this new skill.


Next week, students will begin the first round of NWEA. Kindergarten through second grade will complete a reading and math assessment taking approximately 30 minutes each. Third through 5th grade will complete a reading, math, and language assessment taking approximately 45 minutes each. This is a great tool to help guide teacher's future instruction. By gaining the data this assessment brings, teachers will be able to pinpoint specific information to get the most out of each student. Thanks for all you do and have a great weekend!!!

 

School Closings and Delays:

 


For information on school closings and delays, please tune to WLFI TV 18, WASK 98.7 (radio), WAZY 96.5 or TSC Website, Sign up to receive notices via email or text at www.tsc.k12.in.us

Reminders:

 

The tardy bell rings at 9:00 a.m. If a student arrives at school after the tardy bell rings we require a parent to walk the student into the building and sign the student in at the office. A hallway pass will be given to the student and they may proceed to class.

Tippecanoe School Corporation and Woodland Elementary Website!!

 

TSC's website underwent a complete overhaul last summer. It has essentially become a one stop shop for all news, events, and reminders. Please take some time to explore the site and the "Parents" tab. Under this tab you will find how to access the ParentPortal and most importantly—how to sign up for alerts.  Please click the link "TSC Alerts & Notifications".  This link will take you to a document that will guide you in signing up for alerts via text or email. This is  very important because of late buses. Or weather delays/cancellations. It is also a great way to get reminders for events that we place on our school calendar. If you have questions, please call the Woodland office.

 

 

 

PLEASE be sure to keep your EMAIL ADDRESS  up to date on your ParentPortal for important communication from the school office!!

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES

 

 All students who are picked up and /or dropped off by cars are to utilize the back parking lot. Students should enter doors #16 and #17. Students may not be dropped off before 8:50. Please do not let your student out of the vehicle before you see an adult.

 

The front parking area is for unloading and loading buses only. Please DO NOT drop off any students in the front of the building.

 

All doors will be locked at 9:00. If your child arrives after 9:00 please enter through the front doors and you must sign them in at the office.

 

PAC News

  • First PAC meeting will be held Monday 8/27/2018, 6:30pm in the media center. Childcare will be provided.
  • Back to School Grill Out/ Family Movie Night will be on Sept. 21,2018. Volunteers are needed. 
  • Pink Walrus Food Night will be held on Sept.18,2018, 5-8pm.

Book Rental:

 


Book rental is due!

 


K-$88.77

1-$95.96

2-$95.35

3-$82.82

4-$84.40

5-$85.41

If you receive free or reduced lunch then you owe:

K-5 $22.27

 


Assignment notebooks are required for 3rd-5th grade students. These are available in the office for $3.00. If you haven't purchased one, please do so as soon as possible.
 

Nurse News

If your student needs medication given, please have a parent bring in medication. Student should not bring medication to school, including cough drops.

 

With the flu season upon us, please keep your student home if they have a fever above 100, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. Lets keep students healthy this school year.

Volunteer Procedures Changing - Effective September 30, 2018 -- Don't wait!


It is a priority of the Tippecanoe School Corporation to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and employees. In an effort to continue our due diligence, we now require all volunteers having ongoing contact with children and/or supervising students (field trips, etc.) to have cleared an expanded criminal background check. These background checks are conducted through Background Investigation Bureau (BIB).  


The criminal background check will search national sex offender databases, court records,and other sources. The cost of the criminal history check is $17.95 (base cost) and is paid for by the volunteer through a link on our website. SECUREVOLUNTEER

 

Once approved, the volunteer will receive a TSC Volunteer identification card that will be valid for a period of three (3) years. If you volunteer in multiple buildings, you will only need to complete one background check.


Volunteer background checks may take several business days to process so it is important to plan ahead.  


We appreciate your understanding of this important safety guideline.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

August 27
PAC Meeting
Media Center 6:30pm

 

September 3
NO SCHOOL

LABOR DAY

 

September 18

Pink Walrus Night!

5-8 PM

 

September 21
Back to school Grill out

 

September 24

Fall Pictures

 
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