February 22, 2019

Volume 11 | Issue 13


Sweet's Stop and Hull's Highlights

This week we were able to honor many High Five Winners at Woodland. We were able to host things like, "Eat with the Principal" and "Shadow Principal".  It has been great watching the students come into the office to show off their Owl Honors and see how proud they are of honoring those life skills we all value.  Way to go Woodland students!!! Next week, we will be awarding students with the awards: Bean bag chair for the day, Ear buds, Cooking class, and BINGO game.

The Woodland Blood Drive has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25th. Thank you to the Woodland community the Indiana Blood Center for collaborating to help save lives. You may schedule your appointment online ( 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.

Corrected Administration Date: Each year, all Indiana third grade students take IREAD 3 in March. Woodland will administer this test beginning Monday, March 18th. 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 Life Skills for the next two weeks are resourcefulness and integrity.



Kindergarten Round-Up


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

 Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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

Upcoming Kindergartners and their parents are welcome to come to Kindergarten Round-up. Kindergartners will have activities in a classroom geared specifically towards them. They will enjoy a very first bus ride around the building and take a Kindergarten preparedness test. While Kindergarten students are having a blast during their activities in their classrooms, parents will attend a fun informative meeting.

Parents are welcome to stop by the office prior to Kindergarten Round-up to become registered with the school and get a username and access password. Families will 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 or before Kindergarten Round-up. 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 at 765-269-8220


We look forward to meeting you and we hope you enjoy this fun day!


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

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.



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.


Special Events for Students and Parents


Please Join us for an evening of free family fun on Wednesday, February 27 from 6-7 p.m.

Students get to enjoy fun family reading time, earn extra AR points, play Dr. Seuss games, win prizes, visit the 3rd grade science fair, and enjoy a special treat!

The grade level with the highest attendance wins a movie pass at school with Mr. Sweet!!!

We are so excited to see you there!!!


Wea Ridge Middle School is hosting a meeting for parents of our current 5th-grade students who will be attending Wea on April 18th at 6 pm. Wea appreciates all of you working to provide our students with a smooth transition to the middle school. Welcome incoming sixth-grade class!!


Wainwright Middle School is hosting a meeting for parents of our current 5th-grade students who will be attending Wainwright. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 18th - at 6pm in the Wainwright cafeteria, The building opens at 5:30 for parents to walk around prior to meeting. Students are welcome to come with their parent/guardian.

Topics to be covered at parent meeting: discuss Chromebook, CANVAS, lockers, PE uniform, summer dates building will be open, student activities for 6th grade, Mustang Network PTO, 6th grade challenges, overall discipline, class offerings, etc.

Be sure to check the Wainwright Middle School Facebook page, @WMS_Mustangs on Twitter, and  the school website for school updates. Welcome incoming sixth-grade class!!


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.

Daylight Savings


It is getting close to that time of the year again! Don't forget to set your clocks forward on March 10th before you go to bed! 

Donation Opportunities


Woodland Elementary School

Community and Family Blood Drive

Be a hero and your student gets recognized!



Dear Woodland Elementary Parents,


As you know, we had to cancel our blood drive that was scheduled at the end of January due to the extreme weather and school being canceled that day.  We are happy to announce that we were able to get the blood drive rescheduled for next week - Monday, February 25 and we would love to invite you to participate. Our goal is to have 27 donors signup and save lives with us next week!


Need more inspiration on why blood donation is so important, read Steven's story below…


When Steven Seraphine grows up, he wants to be a storm chaser – but leukemia was trying to dash his dreams.  Thanks to the generosity of donors, the blood and platelet transfusions Steven receives are helping his body to heal.  
Support kids like Steven by donating blood!

Donate, and your student will be recognized for inspiring others


PLEASE volunteer to donate blood at our school blood drive by clicking below. You can also email Courtney Adkins at to make an appointment.


Thank you for being a lifesaver!

-Courtney Adkins


Monday, February 25, 2019

3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Blood Drive in the Gym


Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!

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.

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


SAVE THE DATE: Woodland's Spring Carnival is back!! It is Saturday, April 6th from 12-4 p.m. ALL are welcome! Flyers will go home soon! If you have an item you can donate for our silent auction, please email with your information!

Moore's Pie orders are due today! Delivery for this will be Tuesday, March 12th. Pick up is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. that night. Pies must be picked up at this time.

Our recent book fair brought in just over $1,100 back to PAC. This money goes towards field trips, teacher supplies, playground equipment, and more! Thank you to all who shopped!


Our March movie night has a date change. It will be on Friday, March 15th. The movies will be The Grinch and Ralph Wrecks the Internet. Flyers will go home at the beginning of March.

The next PAC meeting will be Monday, March 11th at 6:30-7 p.m. in the media center. Childcare is always provided!

Nurse News


February is dental health awareness month. Despite the fact that it's almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. Your child should also see their dentist regularly. Some other tooth-friendly tips are:

  • Limit between-meal snacks. This reduces the number of acid attacks on teeth and gives teeth a chance to repair themselves.
  • Save candy, cookies, soda, and other sugary drinks for special occasions.
  • Limit fruit juice. Follow the Daily Juice Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Make sure your child doesn't eat or drink anything with sugar in it after bedtime tooth brushing. Saliva flow decreases during sleep. Without enough saliva, teeth are less able to repair themselves after an acid attack.



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



School Yearbooks


The School Yearbook Order Deadline is this coming Monday, March 1st. If you would like a yearbook, please get your orders in soon!

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 next Friday, March 1st. You can also click on the link below to order online or send the order form with payment to the office.

Paid Opportunities


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.

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 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.


Volunteer Sign-up


Thank you for volunteering for the Tippecanoe School Corporation! We appreciate you and your service to our students and staff.

In an effort to continue our due diligence with regard to providing a safe environment for our students and staff, we 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, etc. 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 if you would like to attend field trips, or volunteer in your student's classrooms.

We appreciate your understanding of this important safety guideline.

Book Rental

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. 

Important Dates and Events

♦Monday, February 4th-March 1st♦

Yearbook Sales


♦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.

♦Friday, March 15th♦
PAC Movie Night


Correction - Monday, March 18th♦


♦Tuesday, March 19th♦

Hoops for Hearts Forms Due


♦March 25th-29th♦

Spring Break


♦Saturday, April 6th♦

School Carnival
12-4 p.m.


♦Wednesday, April 10th♦

Kindergarten Round-Up

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


♦Thursday, April 18th♦

5th Grade Round-Up at Wainwright and Wea Middle Schools

6:00 p.m.



3200 E 450 S • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 269-8220
Attendance line: (765) 269-8275

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