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Woodland Construction Project Update - Main Entry Change

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:42 AM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:42 AM ]

Hello Woodland Families,

By now many of you have heard that our construction project has begun. Last week they began by removing trees. Later this week they will begin digging the footings for the new addition. Due to these changes our new main entry way will be by the flagpole. Please enter the building using the flagpole door unless you need handicap access.

- Principal Lisa Carlson

Winter 2017 Music Concert Videos Available Now!

posted Feb 12, 2017, 4:05 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 4:06 PM ]

Videos of the Winter 2017 Music Concerts for 3rd, 5th and the Da Capo choir are available to watch now. Click here to watch!

Upcoming Team 2220 Blue Nights (Eagan High School) Hosting Robotics Tournament @ EHS

posted Feb 12, 2017, 4:00 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 4:00 PM ]

Hello Woodland families,

A little over a week ago, we hosted the EHS 2220 Blue Nights Robotics teams as they demoes their robot to 3rd and 4th graders in my class. I wanted to pass along an invite to their upcoming tournament that they are hosting at Eagan High School.

What: Week Zero Robotics Tournament
When: 8am to 4pm on Saturday February 18th
Where: Eagan High School

If you have any questions about attending this event, you can contact me (david.lostetter@district196.org) or the team (http://team2220.org/about-2220/contact-us/)


- Dave Lostetter
Technology Specialist

Entérense de lo que pasa en el Distrito escolar a través de nuestra páginas de Facebook

posted Feb 12, 2017, 3:35 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Entérense de lo que pasa en el Distrito escolar a través de nuestra páginas de Facebook en español que sirve a todas las familias de Habla hispana del las 32 escuelas del Distrito 196. Haga clic aquí para ir a facebook

Find out what's happening in the School District through our Facebook pages in Spanish that serves all Hispanic Speaking families of the 32 District 196 schools. Click here to visit and follow now

Parent/Teacher Conferences - THIS WEEK!

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:47 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:48 PM ]

Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:00-8:00PM and Thursday, February 9 from 12:00PM-8:00PM. 

The sign up link is open now. This link is available on the homepage of the Woodland website. Conferences are 15 minutes in length. Due to the tight schedule, we recommend scheduling multiple conferences 15 minutes apart to keep everyone on schedule. 

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th due to conferences.

Think Summer! CAHOOTS 2017 Preview

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:44 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:44 PM ]

Parents, it’s time to start thinking about summer and how you’ll help your children keep their math and reading skills sharp. A NEW program is being offered through Community Education … Cahoots is replacing GRASP. The program is very similar to GRASP, as it is a workbook correspondence program for math and reading, but designed to more closely match our district curriculum through an engaging and reflective approach to learning. However, Cahoots should not be considered as a replacement for participating in summer school, if a child qualifies. Cahoots registration information will be sent home with students February 21-24. Sample workbooks will be available for review in the school office during parent/teacher conferences and the month of March. The deadline for registration is April 4. Cost for one book is $33 and $64, if both the math and reading book are ordered. Watch for more information later this winter.

Box Tops Contest - February 6th thru February 22nd

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:41 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:42 PM ]

Bring in Box Tops to your classroom and watch for results outside the Front Office!! The Classroom with the MOST Box Tops submitted at the end of the contest will win a POPCORN PARTY!

Share Your Woodland Photos for Yearbook

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:36 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:36 PM ]

Contribute photos to the Woodland yearbook here! community.lifetouch.com Use code HGRVYX

The Penny Challenge was a Great Success! 2nd Grade Wins! $4692 Raised for Woodland!

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:29 PM by David Lostetter   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 4:30 PM ]

This week was the Penny Challenge at Woodland. The students banded together with their grade to have the highest total at the end of the week. Pennies and checks added to a total. Silver change and dollars could be used to sabotage another grade.

Each morning students brought their contributions. As of Thursday, the school wide total was just over $1500. After a whirlwind of donations Friday morning, we raised $4691.98 for Woodland, every penny of which will go towards needs at the school. The Fundraising Committee would like to thank Bremer Bank who ran thousands of coins through their machine, making our job so much easier. And thanks to all of the generous donations from our Woodland families!

The 2nd graders were our overall winners! They will have a pajama day as well as an extra gym time. We will coordinate with the 2nd grade teachers to choose a date. Congratulations to the 2nd Grade!

Grade Winners
  • 1st place - 2nd Grade $750.97 
  • 2nd place - 3rd Grade $420.70 
  • 3rd place - 1st Grade $113.13 
  • 4th place - 5th Grade $104.06 
  • 5th place - K $87.46 
  • 6th place - 4th Grade -$32.71

Woodland Students Meet a Special Musical Guest, Brandon Commodore

posted Feb 5, 2017, 4:18 PM by David Lostetter

Brandon Commodore visited Woodland as a guest artist in music classes for the 5th grade students on January 30 and 31.

He is a professional drummer for Sounds of Blackness, Mint Condition and his new band #MPLS.

The students explored hidden meanings in spirituals, shared the importance of body percussion sounds and drumming, and discussed how people feel excited and energized or peaceful and calm through music.

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