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Woodland

Elementary

February 8, 2019

Volume 11 | Issue 12

NEWSLETTER


Sweet's Stop and Hull's Highlights

Thank you to everyone who participated in Parent/Teacher conferences this past week. We do enjoy sharing information about your child's growth and success and appreciate you making it a priority to attend your scheduled time. If you were unable to meet with the teacher this week, please email or call to reschedule or speak with them.


The Woodland Blood Drive has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25th. Thank you to the Woodland community and the Indiana Blood Center for collaborating to help save lives. You may schedule your appointment online (indianablood.org) or return the form and we will schedule for you.  We appreciate your support and participation in this worthwhile service project. If you can not find the form, please contact the school and we will get you a new one! We look forward to a great turnout.


Please save the date!!! On Wednesday, February 27, Woodland Elementary School will have our Family Reading Night and Science Fair display from grade 3. Students and their parents will be able to read books, take AR quizzes for some additional incentive points, answer some Dr. Seuss trivia questions throughout the evening, enjoy treats, and see examples of some wonderful student science experiments. We hope to have a big turnout for this event!


Each year, all Indiana third grade students take IREAD 3 in March. Woodland will administer this test beginning Tuesday, March 19th. IREAD3 is a standardized test where students must demonstrate sufficient levels of proficiency in order to move on to fourth grade. Students who may not achieve at designated levels will receive additional instruction and be expected to attend summer school in June. They will have another opportunity to take the test and earn a passing score. Woodland students have worked hard all year and we are confident they will do well.


The Lifeskills for the next two weeks are Courage and Pride. 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

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Woodland Elementary's Kindergarten Round-up has been scheduled on:

 Wednesday, April 10th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Children that will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2019 are welcome to be registered for Kindergarten. If you have a child that meets this qualification, please fill out and return the form attached in the link below. Extra forms can also be located in the office. 

Parents are welcome to stop by the office prior to Kindergarten Registration. Families need to provide the child's immunization record, proof of residency, and a legal birth certificate (not the certificate presented by the hospital) or passport during Kindergarten Roundup. We cannot register your child without a birth certificate on file. We will then provide an access ID and password for registration through the PowerSchool Portal. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns

We look forward to meeting you!

  

Please click on the link below for access to the registration form.

Helpful Information

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 the TSC Website. Sign up to receive notices via email or text at www.tsc.k12.in.us

Dismissal Plans

 

Please notify the school if your student's dismissal plans to go home have changed prior to 3 p.m. You may call the office at 765-269-8220. You may also send an e-mail to your student's teacher or a note with your student to notify us of the change. Thank you for your flexibility.

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.

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Special Events for Students

Engage Nature, Inc. leads the Junior Nature Club (JNC) for Pre K-2nd grade and 3rd-8th grade youth at Lilly Nature Center Monday nights 6-7 p.m. Some dates are at the Imagination Station in Lafayette so we can use their garden space! Please see the attached schedule in the link below. 


There is an excellent nature program put on by Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources on Tuesday nights for youth ages 4-13 from 6-7 p.m. at The Hartford Hub at 1103 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN 47904. Program dates so far are Feb 19, March 26, and April 16. They are typically the third Tuesday of the month. 

Engage Nature is having a Truffles making workshop Saturday, Feb 9th just in time for Valentines day! This is suitable for all ages. Click on the event link below.

Donation Opportunities

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The annual Woodland Elementary School blood drive has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25th from 3-7:30 p.m. in the gym. Together we can save lives!!!

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Woodland Elementary has been blessed to have a backpack program. This program helps provide proper nutrition for the Woodland Students. Malnourished children lack energy, so they become less curious and playful and communicate less with the people around them. This impairs their physical, mental and cognitive development. 20% of children in households at risk of hunger may be forced to rely exclusively on charitable organizations to obtain the recommended amount of nutrition.

 

As of now, Woodland has almost completely run out of funds for this program. Please consider donating money to help keep the program going. A donation of any size will help.


How:
Please mail a check or money order to:

Food Finders Food Bank
1204 Greenbush St.
Lafayette, IN 47904

 

Please include with your check a note or letter stating that your donation should be applied to Woodland Elementary School's account.


If you are unable to send a donation directly to Food Finders, you may send it to Woodland instead. Thank you so much for your consideration!

If you are a family in need of food or other resources, attached below are links for more information on how to receive relief. Please click on them for more information.

PAC News

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Our Moore's Pies fundraiser kicks off Monday, February 11th and goes through Friday, February 22nd. Delivery for this will be Tuesday, March 12th after school. These pies are locally made in Kokomo and are absolutely amazing! Look for fliers to go home on Monday.

 

Our Book Fair is still going for students through next Tuesday, February 12th. Students may shop from 8:45-9:15 a.m. They must go to their classroom, drop off their book bags & jackets and ask their teachers permission before coming to the LGI room. Teachers have been coming in & using the money they earned from the Fall book fair to purchase books for their classroom. The money earned from this Spring Book Fair goes back to PAC to help aid in funds for teacher supplies, field trips, and more.

 

If you purchased Pacers tickets through our fundraiser in December, your game is Saturday, February 9th against the Cavaliers! Enjoy the game & look for Woodland's name to be displayed on the signs. Don't forget to use your tickets that were given to grab all your free items (some before halftime).

 

Our Carnival is quickly approaching! Saturday, April 6th from 12-4 p.m. at Woodland, ALL are welcome to come & enjoy games, food, bounce houses, a balloon artist, a silent auction, vendors, and more! If you work for a business or own one and would like to add to our silent auction, please email Tina at WoodlandElementaryPAC@gmail.com.

 

Our next PAC meeting is Monday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is always provided at each meeting. Come hear how we did for McDonald's night, Chuck E. Cheese night and about all upcoming events.

 

Nurse News

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Winter is a time where we often see an increase in cases of head lice. Following is information from TSC in regards to head lice:

"Head lice checks are done on an as-needed basis if an infestation is suspected through excessive scratching, or if lice are seen in the hair. TSC Health Office staff do not perform head-checks of entire classrooms.

Our staff will check students who are symptomatic (excessive scratching or visible nits/lice), and as needed for students undergoing lice treatment.

Students will not be sent home for having nits in their hair, but will be sent home for live lice. Students sent home with live head lice must be checked by health office personnel before they return to class.

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Head lice is very distressing to kids as well as parents, but they do not pose a health threat. Lice do not transmit diseases, and are spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact. Dogs, cats or other pets do not play a role in transmission. Lice move by crawling, and do not jump or fly.

Common places that lice are transmitted include school, daycare, home, sporting activities and slumber parties.Transmission may occur in the following ways:

  • Wearing clothes, such as hats, scarves, coats or helmets of an infested person.
  • Sharing combs, brushes, hair ties or towels with an infested person.
  • Lying on a bed, pillow, couch, carpet or stuffed animal of an infested person.

 

All reasonable measure will be taken to prevent the spread of lice at school. Students will be reminded not to share coats, hats and brushes/combs at school. We recommend that you routinely check your child for head lice at home. Below is a head-lice treatment checklist that should be followed in the event your child has lice."

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The health office provides extra clothing to children who need to change during the day. We are low on pants and clean new/gently used underpants for both girls and boys. If you have any clothing that you no longer need, please consider donating them to our health office.

 

As always, please contact me with any questions or health care concerns that you may have. I am available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

  

Katherine L. Hudgins RN
Tippecanoe School Corporation Nurse
Woodland Elementary: 765-269-8225
klhudgins@tsc.k12.in.us

 

 

Drop Off And Pick Up Procedures

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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 a.m. 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 or on the side of the building. Please DO NOT drop students off behind buses. 

 

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

 

Paid Opportunities

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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 call Mrs. Kirk at Woodland. 

School Yearbooks

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School Yearbooks sales have begun. This is a great opportunity to keep lasting memories. If you would like a yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year, please have your forms turned in by March 1st. You can also click on the link below to order online or send the order form with payment to the office.

Book Rental

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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. 

Important Dates and Events

♦Monday, February 4th-March 1st♦

Yearbook Sales

 

♦Saturday, February 9th♦

Pacers VS Cavaliers
Basketball Game Fundraiser

 

♦Monday, February 11th♦
PAC Meeting-Childcare Provided
6:30 p.m.

♦February 11-22nd♦

Moores Pie Fundraiser

 

♦Monday, February 18th♦

School is in session - Make-up day for day missed on 11/15/2018

 

♦February 18-22nd♦

IREAD Testing 

 
♦Monday, February 25th♦
Blood Drive

♦Wednesday, February 27th♦

Family Reading Night and 3rd Grade Science Fair

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

♦Tuesday, March 12th♦
Moores Pie Pick-up

3:30 p.m.

 

♦Tuesday, March 19th♦

IREAD3

♦Saturday, April 6th♦

School Carnival
12-4 p.m.

 

♦Wednesday, April 10th♦

Kindergarten Round-Up

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

QUICKLINKS

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY

3200 E 450 S • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 269-8220

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