11/2/2018| Volume XI Issue VI


Sweet and Hull's  Highlights

Woodland Elementary's 4th grade students will be presenting our Veteran's Day Program Friday, November 9th at 1:30pm.  During the program, students will sing songs, read poems, and recite facts about Veteran's Day. A special thank you to Mrs. Polk, Mrs. Goff, and the 4th grade teachers for all the hard work that went into this presentation.


Food Finders Food Bank is conducting a canned food drive collection from now until December 15th. Non-perishable food items can be brought to school and placed in the large green barrel outside the student bookstore. Woodland SAC members will help organize the food for pickup. Your help supporting Food Finders is appreciated.


This week, we were able to highlight more students exhibiting High Five Behavior at Woodland.  We awarded students who exhibit the lifeskills of respect, integrity, cooperation, responsibility, and perseverance. Staff members who see students meeting these expectations throughout the school award those students Owl Honors. The students are able to put those Owl Honors in a drawing to earn prizes. This week we awarded students with game with teacher, earbuds, bean bag chair for the day, and a treasure chest prize. The students are doing a great job while at school! Go Owls!

The students did a great job coming back from fall break! We enjoyed talking with them about all the fun things they did to rest and relax during the long 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



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.


Daylight Savings


Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour on Sunday, November 4th.


Woodland is looking for people who are interested in substituting as an instructional assistant when a member of the Woodland Staff would be absent. People are needed to help with supervision of students at recess and in the cafeteria. Woodland also needs individuals who are willing to work with individual or small groups through the resource room. If you are interested and able to help out with these paid substitute opportunities, please contact Ms. Nulty at Woodland.



Spirit wear will start next week!! More information will be sent home as soon as we get it. There will be new items!!

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!!




 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.


Personal Body Safety


During November, our counselor will be meeting with each classroom to present a TSC-required sexual abuse prevention lesson. The Indiana Department of Education requires that these lessons be completed by December 15, 2018. Each lesson consists of either a book-based or DVD-based discussion to help students develop an important personal safety plan. If you have any questions or would like to preview the material for your child's grade level, please call our counselor, Mr. Mugford, at 269-8220.


PAC News


November 9th is our next movie night. Teen Titans go to the Movies & Sherlock Gnomes will be shown. Doors open at 6 with both movies starting at 6:30. High 5 behavior is expected at movie nights.


Next PAC Meeting is Monday, November 12th at 6:30 in the media center. Childcare always provided.


Wednesday, November 14th is our food night with Wings Etc! Fliers are going home today. From 11am-11pm, Woodland will receive 15% of all sales by showing the flier. This is for the location on Veterans Memorial. Check our Facebook page for a flier to show as well should you forget yours.


This past Scholastic Book Fair went straight back to your teachers! Teachers were given money to purchase books for their classrooms. Mr. Hull and Mr. Sweet also received books and posters to give away for rewards! Thank you to all that helped set up, run and pack away this book fair. Our Spring book fair is scheduled in February during conference week.

Book Rental:








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

Get Ready for Flu Season


Flu season is around the corner! Protect yourself and your family this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone in your family who is 6 months and older. While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. CDC recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible.  It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection.

Three Actions to Fight the Flu this Flu Season


Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications. Learn more about how you can fight the flu this season at

What You Need to Know this Flu Season


The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia.  Most children who die from flu have not been vaccinated.


You have the power to protect your family from flu this season by getting vaccinated and making sure everyone in your family 6 months and older gets their yearly flu vaccine too.


You have the power to protect your family against flu this season. Get yourself and your family a flu vaccine. Fight the Flu!  



We have started sending out notices to families that still need updated immunizations. Please have immunizations completed as soon as possible. Indiana state policy states that a school must have updated immunization records on file for each student at the start of the school year. If you know that you have not sent in these records please do so. IC 20-34-4-3 Indiana Code 2015
The link below provides the immunizations required to attend school. Remember to get your flu shots!

Thank you families for continuing to keep your children healthy! We have noticed that you are making a difference at home and teaching valuable handwashing skills! I see lots of students being diligent to wash their hands. Students with vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed eye infections, or fever over 100° should not attend school. They should be symptom free for 24 hours. Students exhibiting these symptoms at school will be sent home.


We do not perform class lice checks. It would be beneficial to your family if you check your children's heads at home on a regular basis. If you notice live lice or eggs in your child's head please remove the lice before sending your child to school. This will help us keep lice out of school. If live lice are found moving around on your child's head at school, the student may be sent home until the living lice are removed. Students will not be excluded for the presence of nits, also known as lice eggs. Thank you so much for your help with this!


Thank you for keeping medications with an adult and keeping our students safe! Our primary focus is on the health and well-being of your child. The goal for our staff is to provide our students with appropriate treatments to keep them at school and in class. The TSC physician provides standing orders for our health offices. These orders allow the use of first-aid medications including contact solution, eye drops, topical antiseptics, topical analgesics, cough drops, throat spray, antacids, oral glucose, and activated charcoal. Antihistamines (Benadryl and Pepcid) will be used as the first treatment of severe allergic reactions, and epinephrine is available if needed. It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to notify the health office at their child's school if they prefer these items not be used when treating their child.


The health office is running low on boys and girls pants. Leggings and sweat pants work very well! Any donations are welcome. If you have borrowed clothing from the health office, please return them. We thank you so much in helping our students stay in clean clothing during the day at school.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Woodland Health Office. Thank you for taking such good care of your kiddos!


Kathy Hudgins, School Nurse


Loni Shell, Health Assistant



Volunteer Procedures Changing - Effective September 30, 2018

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.  




November 9

Movie Night


November 12

Picture Retakes


November 12


6:30 pm


November 14

Wings Etc food night



November 21

Thanksgiving Break

No School


November 22

Thanksgiving Break

No School


November 23

Thanksgiving Break

No School



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