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The last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 6th. Here are a few important announcements for families:

posted Jun 4, 2017, 7:11 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 5:47 AM ]


-Any lost and found items not claimed by June 15th will be donated.

-Mark your calendars for the Summer Assessments at Woodland - Tuesday, 8/22 and Wednesday, 8/23 from 8AM-8PM.

-You will receive a letter in July with your child’s teacher placement and timeframe for the assessment sign up. This will be done online.

-Open House for the 17/18 school year will be on Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00-6:30.

-Important dates for the 17/18 school year will be added to the calendar on the Woodland website this summer


Thank You All Who Donated Time and Money Throughout the Year!

posted Jun 4, 2017, 6:59 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 7:05 PM ]

Thanks to everyone who donated both time and money throughout the year! We are happy to report that we EXCEEDED our fundraising goal. We couldn't do it without your help. Below you will find a video showcasing HOW the PTO money is used at Woodland!


Thank YOU for a great year!

- PTO Fundraising Committee




Interested in getting more involved at Woodland? We Need You!

posted Jun 4, 2017, 6:50 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 6:50 PM ]

There are several Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) positions open. Consider volunteering where you will have the opportunity to make a difference at Woodland and for your children. The time commitment varies. Find a way to get involved that fits your schedule!

Open Positions & ways to get involved 

Leadership

  • President 

    • The President shall serve as leader and key contact for the PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; coordinate the work of the officers and committees so that the PTO’s objectives can be met. The time commitment for this position is typically 10-20 hours each year. 
  • Treasure 
    • The Treasurer shall be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for each meeting and as needed; prepare the books for an annual audit. The time commitment for this position is typically 12-15 hours in annual PTO meeting attendance, as well as, independent time with fund management (depositing and writing checks) and peaks during major events throughout the year. 
  • Volunteer Coordinator 
    • The Volunteer Coordinator shall coordinate volunteers for PTO events and school activities. Collect list of general volunteers at beginning of year and for special events. Assure that volunteer data is recorded and available to both the Board and teachers. Work with teachers, staff, and leaders of committees to assure volunteers are recruited for programs. Maintain on-going dialog with Grade Level Coordinators as to class and grade activities. The time commitment /effort: on-going, time peaks with a few big events. Average: 3 hours per month; could range from 3 to 20 hours per month during major events. *This is a paid position. 
Committees 
  • Social Committee 
  • Fundraising Committee 
  • School Pride Committee 
  • Hospitality Committee 
Attend Meetings
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the school library. Free childcare provided! 
We look forward to your interest and participation! For more information about these open positions or PTO in general, please contact Julie Jensen juliejensen1016@gmail.com or Lisa Carlson lisa.carlson@district196.org.


The Woodland Yearbook is Here!

posted May 31, 2017, 1:18 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 31, 2017, 1:18 PM ]

Yearbooks have arrived!  Teachers will be distributing the 2016-2017 Woodland Yearbook in the next few days.  The office does have a few copies for sale for $16 for those that missed the opportunity to pre-order. Please make checks out to Woodland PTO.  They are first come, first served.  

 

Love the book?  Help us continue to make the yearbook great next year!  We are looking to form a specific yearbook committee to try to better streamline and delegate the process.  Specific roles can be tailored to your availability and preferences.  Please contact Jen at crazyredheads@hotmail.com if you are interested.  Thanks!

 

THANK YOU to all the Woodland staff and parents that assisted in the yearbook production this year, especially:

Amanda Smoot

Brittany Klee

Sarah Sondag

Christine Sexton

Jaclyn Groneberg

Maisha Frederickson

Carrie Koudelka

Angie Siwek

Jen Sellner

Julie Jensen

Marie Fousha

Sara Novak

Dana Birk

Lori Johnston

Amy Kosnick

Kate Boom

Amy Erickson

Tara Waldron

Tina Morin

Jillaine DeGraw

Cyndi Brassow

Vadim Braginsky

Lori Peterson

Mr. Lostetter

Ms. Zappa

Ms. Ernst

 

Jen Sherman & the School Pride committee



Track and Field for Grades K-4 This Week

posted May 21, 2017, 1:51 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 21, 2017, 1:52 PM ]

Students in grades K-4 have Track and Field this week! We had to reschedule every track and field day to the alternate day. Weather this week looks better but still has the possibility of rain. Please check the Woodland website for any announcements regarding cancelling due to weather.

Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students during track and field. It is a lot of fun!

Here is the current schedule for track and field this week:

5/23: 3rd Grade Track and Field Day - 9:40am - 12pm
5/23: 4th Grade Track and Field Day - 1:20pm - 3:30pm

5/24: 1st Grade Track and Field Day - 9:40am - 12pm
5/24: 2nd Grade Track and Field Day - 1:15pm - 3:30pm

5/25: Kindergarten Track and Field Day - 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Jenna Rubischko is this year's recipient of the $500 Terry Langager Scholarship

posted May 21, 2017, 1:45 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 21, 2017, 1:45 PM ]

The recipient of the Terry Langager Scholarship by Woodland Elementary is Jenna Rubischko.  Jenna, a former Woodland student, was awarded a $500 check at a breakfast gathering with the Woodland staff on May 19th.  Congratulations, Jenna!

 

Track and Field for Grades K-4 This Week

posted May 14, 2017, 1:20 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 14, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Students in grades K-4 have Track and Field this week! The weather looks as though rain is a possibility for some of the days. Please check the Woodland website for any announcements regarding cancelling due to weather. 

Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students during track and field. It is a lot of fun!

Here is the current schedule for track and field this week:

5/16: 3rd Grade Track and Field Day - 9:40am - 12pm
5/16: 4th Grade Track and Field Day - 1:20pm - 3:30pm

5/17: 1st Grade Track and Field Day - 9:40am - 12pm
5/17: 2nd Grade Track and Field Day - 1:15pm - 3:30pm

5/18: Kindergarten Track and Field Day - 1:30pm - 3:00pm



Literacy Connection at Woodland

posted May 14, 2017, 1:16 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 14, 2017, 1:17 PM ]

Our Literacy Connection program will be completed for the year on May 19th. Literacy Connection is a program in which volunteers were trained to work one-to-one with a kindergarten, first, or second grade student to reinforce reading/writing strategies. The following volunteers came in once or twice a week for 30-60 minutes to work with students. The volunteers were Woodland parents, former WL parents, a friend of a WL teacher, a WL grandparent, a WL neighbor, former WL students, and a retired WL teacher. We have volunteers who have served for several years with this program! A huge thank you to the following volunteers who served as Literacy Connection volunteers this year:

  • Bob Birk 
  • Dana Birk 
  • Eric Hansen 
  • Gaby Hanzel 
  • Wendy Holmin 
  • Erica Knipe 
  • Theresa Read 
  • Deb Shultz 
  • Susie Sunderland 
  • Jennifer Turner 
  • Christine Uhl 
  • Anna Wetschka 

If you are interested in becoming a Literacy Connection volunteer next year, look for signups at Open House in August or email Heidi Zimmerman, Literacy Connection Coordinator at heidi.zimmerman@district196.org.

 


Photo Album from 5th Grade Track & Field

posted May 14, 2017, 1:09 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated May 14, 2017, 1:14 PM ]

Ms. Nordstom snapped a few quick pictures from 5th grade's Track and Field day. It was a ton of fun and the students did a great job representing Woodland! Click here to view the photos.

https://goo.gl/photos/Q71EffBZui23A4CD8

 


ISD 196 Indian Education Program Special Event

posted May 7, 2017, 6:02 PM by David Lostetter

Join the Indian Education Program on Saturday May 13th from 1:00-3:00pm for a special lacrosse event! Come learn and play traditional lacrosse. All ages are welcome and sticks will be provided. Registration will begin at 12:45pm. Questions: please call 651-423-7882.

Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley


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