12/3/2018| Volume XI Issue VIII


Sweet and Hull's  Highlights


Last year, over 4,000 students participated in the Hour of Code at Tippecanoe School Corporation!  This year, even more students will be impacted by this wonderful program. This week, Woodland students will participate in a variety of activities.  With Hour of Code, students will be able to program their own interactive stories, games, and/or animations and share the creations with others. Hour of Code helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively which are all essential skills for life in the 21st century!  We are excited for our students to gain such relevant and engaging experiences next week as they participate in Hour of Code!

Car Rider Line:  Thank you all for your patience and help to make the car rider line run smoothly.  Please make sure when dropping students off at school in the morning you are going to the back of the school and going through the line. Please pull your vehicle all the way up to help the line move quickly (even when it is cold and rainy).  By doing this, the students will all enter the building quicker, the line will move faster, and the kids will be able to enter in a safe manner. If you are running late and the adults are no longer in the back and you need to drop off in the front, please walk your student in to the building to sign them in. Please do not send the kids in by themselves.  In the afternoon, please make sure to have your number in your window so the person calling on the radio can quickly communicate to the indoor supervisors who is being picked up. This helps keep things moving quickly, ensures the correct student is getting in the correct car, and helps anyone call students numbers during pickup. We appreciate all your help streamlining this process to get everyone to and from school safely and quickly!








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.

 Please put your students name inside their coat. We have a lot of lost and found, here at Woodland. If your student is missing any items, please check the lost and found as soon as possible.




An entry system has been installed on Door 16 as of 11/16. This is the same  system that is used on the front door. This means that all families wishing to enter the building from Door 16 to drop off or pick up their children (primarily  Y-Care users) will have to ring the doorbell mounted on the brick wall to gain access. An employee from YMCA will then buzz you in and greet you. This is also the same for after-school activities that utilize the gymnasium/cafeteria.


This notice also serves as a reminder that our doors open to students at 8:45. Door 16 will be unlocked from daily 8:45-9 AM for car riders along with supervision from our staff. Any family wishing to gain

access to the building will continue to use Door 1 (main entry). The new doorbell system on Door 16 will not be monitored by the office during the school day. 


We are still working on streamlining procedures  to ensure we maintain a

secure building, please be patient with us during this transition.


This is welcomed news because this now means that our building will be locked at all times. Thank you for your patience.


This procedure will go into effect Monday, December 3, 2018 .


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.



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


Pac meeting: Monday, December 10th at 6:30 in the media center. Child Care always provided.


Movie night: Friday, December 14th. Doors open at 6 with The Incredibles 2 being the only movie shown at 6:30. Look for Flyers to go home soon.


McDonald's night: Monday, December 17th from 5 to 7. Woodland will receive 20% of all sales at the Veterans Memorial Parkway location.


Look for Flyers to go home today for our Pacers night in February where the Pacers will take on the Cavaliers. Forms must be turned in before winter break.


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.

Kidz Art and Club Scientific is offering classes here at Woodland! The new session will start up Dec. 3 for Club Scientific and Dec. 7 for Kidz Art. For registration forms or more information about these classes, please contact the Woodland office.


Nurse News


Thank you families for continuing to keep your children healthy! According to TSC Policy, 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!


All prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications must be FDA-approved and will be kept in the school health office. All prescription and OTC medications must be in the original container with the current pharmacy or package label.

Written permission with instructions from the parent/guardian are required for all prescription and OTC medications. Permission forms are available at your school's health office and on the TSC website.

Your child may not carry any medication at school, with the exception of inhalers, diabetic supplies and epinephrine (Epipen etc.). These emergency medications may be carried only with written permission from your child's physician and from the parent/guardian.

Medications must be picked up in the health office by a parent, guardian, or designee who is at least 18 years old and with written permission from the parent/guardian. Medications (with the exception of emergency medications) CANNOT be sent to school or sent home with a student. Failure to comply with this may result in disciplinary action for your child.

Thank you to everyone who has donated clothing and coats to the school. We appreciate you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Woodland Health Office. Thank you for taking such good care of your kiddos!



Dear Parent,

Your child is at the age when they should have, or should soon be getting, their six year molars.  These four teeth are located in the back of your child's mouth on both sides and with the top and the bottom teeth.  They are permanent teeth and should last your child's lifetime.

These teeth are very important.  They help to guide your child's other permanent teeth into position and they are vital in helping to chew food properly.  They are also very important for proper speech and appearance.

Cavities form very easily in these teeth because they have little grooves on the chewing surfaces that tend to hide food particles.  You should encourage your child to brush the teeth in the back of their mouth to remove these food particles. If a cavity should form on one of these teeth, it should be filled as soon as possible.  These teeth are sometimes lost because they are mistaken for teeth that will be replaced by adult teeth. This is not the case. If one of the six year molars is lost, another tooth will not replace it.

Please contact your primary dental provider if you have any questions or concerns about your child's dental health.



Estimados Padres,

Su Hijo está en la edad en la que ya debería tener o pronto debería estar recibiendo sus seis muelas.  Estos cuatro dientes están ubicados en la parte posterior de la boca de su hijo en ambos lados y con los dientes superiores e inferiores. Son dientes permanentes y deben de durar la vida de su hijo.

Estos dientes son muy importantes.  Ayudan a guiar la posición de otros dientes permanentes de su hijo y so vitales para ayudar a masticar los alimentos apropiadamente.  También son muy importantes para el buen habla y apariencia.

Las caries se forman muy fácilmente en estos dientes porque tienen pequeñas ranuras en las superficies de masticación que tienden a ocultar partículas de alimentos. Debe alentar a su hijo a cepillarse los dientes en la parte posterior de su boca para eliminar estos restos de alimentos. Si se forma una caries en uno de estos dientes, se debe llenar tan pronto como sea posible. Estos dientes a veces se pierden porque se confunden con dientes que serán reemplazados por dientes adultos. Este no es el caso. Si se pierde una de las muelas de seis años, otro diente no lo reemplazará.

Por favor contacte a su proveedor dental/dentista si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación sobre la salud dental de su hijo.


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.  




December 10

PAC Mtg. 6:30pm


December 14

Movie Night


December 17

McDonald's Food night

5 to 7 pm


December 24-Jan 7

Winter Break 

No School


January 8

Students Return




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