Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update: June 01-04, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

I hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend! We are so excited about our on-site events this week. Parking will be available on Whites Rd and all events will be held on the soccer field. Be sure to RSVP ASAP with the provided link to inform our planning. We look forward to seeing our families there!

  • Everything Educational Event (rescheduled) Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5-7pm. There will be games, fun, and food! RSVP

  • Music In the Park- Thursday, June 3rd from 6-7 pm -Kalamazoo Kids In Tune end-of-the-year recital! Students will perform solos on the soccer field behind the playground. RSVP

Grab a blanket and/or chair for picnic-style seating at both Everything Educational and KKIT. Park in the lot off of Whites Road. In order to attend, you must and complete the health form, prior to arrival.

Save the Dates:

  • Fifth Grade Farewell- Wednesday, June 09, 2021,10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us on the soccer field as we say farewell to our 5th graders. RSVP

  • Kindergarten Celebration- Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5-7 pm students with a very special open-house style event. We will have cool treats, signed promise certificates, pictures, and more.. RSVP

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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Academically Talented/Avant-Garde 2021-22

Any student who has already been identified for A/T will be invited to participate next year, regardless of whether they participated this year. We understand that this year was a unique year and that many families chose not to participate; therefore there is no penalty for this. We will let families know that if they wish to opt-out again, they may do so by contacting the elementary education office.

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Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Lead Secretary: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Child Accounting Secretary: Ms. Cheryl Knight

Behavior Specialist: Mrs. Natalie Orbe

Communities In School: Ms. Blaec Arevalo

Unresolved Issues: Dr. Micole D. Dyson

Social Emotional Learning

The Learning Hub has a Social Emotional Learning webpage with a Family SEL Guide and interactive links, PDFs to print, and more!


Being Loved - feeling important, Being Accepted - show your true self, Trust - sticking up for each other, Forgiveness - knowing it’s okay, Being Helpful - help everyone, Being Heard - we matter, Being Treated Fairly - we are all equal
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Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

First Day Shoe Fund is doing one final round of distribution for the 20/21 school year. If your student wasn't able to receive a pair of shoes at the beginning of the year this year and you would like them to, please reach out to Ms. Blaec by May 17th.

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune (KKIT)

KKIT is inviting you to their end-of-the-year recital! Join us Thursday, June 3rd from 6-7 pm for Music In the Park! Grab a blanket or chair for picnic-style seating as KKIT students perform solos in the soccer field behind the playground. Park in the lot off of Whites Road. In order to attend, you must RSVP and complete a health form.
Woods Lake Virtual Village

Our PTO invites you to the Woods Lake Virtual Village Facebook Page, click on the link above.

Everything Educational Event

Wednesday, June 2nd, 5-7pm

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

This Open House-style family game night will be packed with fun for everyone! As we comply with safety protocols, we ask that you RSVP HERE .

Music In the Park!

Thursday, June 3rd, 6-7pm

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

Come enjoy Music in the Park! KKIT Staff will perform for you on our grassy area as you sit in family groups from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

5th Grade Farewell

Wednesday, June 9th, 10-11am

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

Fifth-Grade students and families will be celebrated as we send them off to Middle School!

Kindergarten Celebration

Thursday, June 10th, 5-7pm

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

Kindergarten students and families will celebrate with students receiving their signed promise certificates and more...
STEM Passport

Help make your summer memorable by checking out these super STEM venues! Click on the name of any of the places to see to be taken to their website for information about what things they offer and directions to get there.

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What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m.

When may I get my child's curriculum materials?

You may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.