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Woodland

Elementary

March 22, 2019

Volume 11 | Issue 15

NEWSLETTER


Sweet's Stop and Hull's Highlights

CLASS PLACEMENT 2019-20 (Please read carefully!!!)

As this school year enters the final grading period, it is time for us to be thinking about teaching assignments and class lists for next year.  We are fortunate at Woodland Elementary School to have an outstanding staff of dedicated teachers who provide positive educational experiences for children.  Creating class lists is a task that involves consideration of many factors and is a job that we take seriously. For those parents who wish to have a part in this process, please adhere to the following guidelines.  

                  

  • Requests for a specific teacher will not be accepted.  Requests should describe the type of learning environment you feels best suits your child.
  • Requests must be written (e-mail is acceptable) and stated in a positive manner.  You can email Mr. Hull at bhull@tsc.k12.in.us or Mr. Sweet at  lrsweet@tsc.k12.in.us
  • Requests to separate or combine specific children will be considered if a valid reason is provided.  Combinations based on friendship do not meet this criterion.
  • Requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.
     

We do reserve the option to conference with you about your child's classroom placement.  Our goal is to help create the optimum learning environment for every child at Woodland Elementary School.  We know you want to provide the best opportunities for your children, too. We are confident that we can accomplish both of these goals by working together.  Please direct any questions you have to Mr. Hull or Mr. Sweet at school (765-269-8220) or at bhull@tsc.k12.in.us or lrsweet@tsc.k12.in.us.


This past Tuesday was Arni's Night.  We had a great turnout. Thank you for being there to support our school PAC! The profits received from this night will directly impact our students! Thank you for all you do to help our Woodland family be successful.  


As discussed previously, this semester involves many different school and state assessments.  The students have worked hard this year on NWEA and IREAD3. As the students return from Spring Break, we will begin our preparation for ILEARN. That test will be online and will begin the last week in April.  Please do your best to have your children ready and present during this testing window. Many students will be testing first thing in the morning so punctuality will be important during this time frame. Thank you for all you do to help your students be successful during the school year.  


Enjoy spring break and we will see you all back at Woodland April 1st.

Kindergarten Roundup

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Woodland Elementary's Kindergarten Roundup 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 Roundup. 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 Roundup. Extra pre-registration forms can also be located in the office. 

Upcoming Kindergartners and their parents are welcome to come to Kindergarten Roundup. 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 in class during their activities, parents will attend an informative meeting.

Parents are welcome to stop by the office prior to Kindergarten Roundup 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 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. We look forward to meeting you and we hope you enjoy this fun day! Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns at 765-269-8220 

  

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

Nurse News

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As required by law, the School Board establishes the following wellness policy for the Tippecanoe School Corporation as a part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the Corporation's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It will be necessary for not only the staff but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE: WELLNESS POLICY 8510

DONATIONS NEEDED

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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. We are also low on larger children's coats.  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 AM until 4:00 PM.

 

  

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

 

 

PAC News

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Our spring carnival is Saturday, April 6th from 12-4 p.m. Flyers are going home to "save the date". ALL are welcome, not just Woodland students, to this fun event! This event is indoors so rain or shine, it will happen. There will be 18 games, bounce houses, a balloon artist, food, Kona Ice, 11 vendors, prizes for winning the games played, & our ever popular pie in the face!! Please see the link below as to what donations we need for this event.

 

Thank you!!! We hope to see you and your family there!

 

Spring Break

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This week coming is spring break!
March 25-29th is Spring Break! Enjoy some time off! We look forward to seeing your bright shining faces ready to learn on April 1st.

Children's Book Author Visit

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On April 16th, award-winning author Tammi Sauer will visit Woodland Elementary.  We are excited to have her!

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Student Activity Opportunities

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McCutcheon wrestling Club will begin April 2nd and run the whole month of April. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Grades K-5 will practice from 6-7 pm and grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 pm. The fee is $50 and that will include a T-Shirt and a pizza party. You can pay at your first practice or on the McCutheon Athletic website.
 
TICKETRACKER.COM
 
Student Clubs - McCutcheon High School - Athletics

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Purdue University and the College of Agriculture would like to invite students and their families to attend Spring Fest 2019.  This is an annual event that showcases the lighter side of higher education through hands on activities.  This free event is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about animals, art, insects and so much more.  A few of the highlights include the College of Veterinary Medicine's open house, Bug Bowl, the Purdue Horticulture Society's plant sale and the Department of Animal Sciences boiler barnyard.  Please join us for a lot of fun on April 6 and 7. We hope to see you there!

 

-Amy Winger

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Middle School Preparedness

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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!!

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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!!

ILearn Information

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All Woodland 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking a new assessment called the ILEARN this school year. This assessment will be replacing  ISTEP. The test will be given during one window in late April and early May and is the basis for our school's letter grade. Please read more about this test by clicking on the link below. 

Open Positions

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Woodland is in need of individuals who are interested in paid substitution as an instructional assistant when a member of the Woodland Staff would be absent. 

 

Individuals 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 in these paid substitute opportunities, please contact Mrs. Kirk at 765-269-8220.

Donation Opportunities

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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.


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.

GLASS Inclusive Classroom Preschool Opportunity

What is an inclusive classroom?


The GLASS Developmental Preschool programs serve children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.  A range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities may be represented in any one classroom. Typical peers attend in addition to the children with disabilities to serve as same age peer models for language, social, and academic development. The children have all of their daily activities together, and the curriculum, as well as the classroom environment, is adapted to support the needs of all learners. Children are seen as individuals, and it is recognized that all children are on a continuum of development. 


GLASS Developmental Preschool Peer Model

2019-2020

Peer model positions will be available for preschool students in the following programs:

  • Monday-Friday afternoons- 5 peer models
  • Peer Models must turn 4 no later than Aug. 1, 2019
  • Peer Models cannot be age-appropriate to attend Kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year

 

Once these positions are filled, no more peer models will be accepted this school year.

 

Procedure for placement of peer models:

 

Parents must complete the Peer Model Application and return it to


GLASS Developmental Preschool Programs

Attention: Tom Hermiz

1415 Ball Street

Lafayette, IN 47904


Applications must be received at this address by April 1, 2019 to be considered
The GLASS Developmental Preschool staff will review the applications to determine availability and select applicants based upon when the application was received and if the applicant meets the criterion of a Peer Model. If an opening is available, the parent will be contacted by the speech-language pathologist.   A speech/language screening will be completed with the child. The speech-language pathologist will provide a report with the screening results to the other GLASS Developmental Preschool staff members.  

Parents will be notified with the screening results and offered placement, if appropriate.
If placed in the program, the preschool teacher will inform the school office staff.


Contact Information:

Mr. Tom Hermiz
Phone: (765) 476-2900

email: thermiz@lsc.k12.in.us

 

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Volunteer Sign-up

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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.

Lost and Found

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Lost & Found items can be found inside the office. Please remind your child to look at the lost and found if they are missing items We have everything from coats, hats, gloves, lunch boxes, water bottles and so on. Items not claimed after spring break will be donated.

Community Information E-Flyers

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To help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online (E-flyers).

 

E-flyers can be accessed from any TSC school website. E-Flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month, so be sure to check regularly for new posted information.

 

If your qualifying organization is interested in posting and E-flyer, please click the guidelines on the TSC website

Helpful Information

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.

School Tardiness/Absences


If your student will be absent or late to school we ask that you make every effort to contact the office at 765-269-8220 as soon as possible. The attendance line is 765-269-8275

 

If you have changes to your personal email addresses or contact phone numbers, please correct the information in the Powerschool parent portal or call the office for assistance.

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

 

 

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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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.

 

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

 

♦March 25th-29th♦

Spring Break
NO SCHOOL

 

♦Saturday, April 5th♦

Talent Show Try-out Forms Due

 

♦Saturday, April 6th♦

School Carnival
12-4 p.m.

 

♦Wednesday, April 10th♦

Kindergarten Roundup

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Spring Pictures
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

 

2nd Grade Poetry Presentation

1:45 p.m.

 

♦Tuesday, April 16th♦

Author Visit - Tammi Sauer

 

 ♦Thursday, April 18th♦

5th Grade Roundup at Wainwright and Wea Middle Schools

6:00 p.m.

♦Thursday, April 23rd♦
5th Grade Field Trip to Chicago

♦May 6-10th♦
Teacher appreciation week

 ♦CALENDAR CHANGES- Friday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 28th♦

Due to snow days on January 30th and 31st, we will now be in school.
The last day of school is May 28th

 

 

QUICKLINKS

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY

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

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