Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update February 22-26, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Thank you parents and families for submitting a headshot of your child, shoulder up with a solid background, to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com. If you were unable to send your child's picture, please take a moment to do so; we want all of our Woods Lake Students included in our 2020-2021 Woods Lake Elementary School yearbook. Thank you for your help!

You may bring your Box Tops for Education to the building and place them in the box located on the corner table in the main office. We appreciate your continued support!

We are gearing up for our Magic School Bus Literacy Night on March 3rd. Each student will receive a cinch sack that includes: two Magic School Bus books, a magnifying glass, an experiment, slime Play-Doh, and more as we prepare for our virtual Literacy Night, featuring Ms. Frizzle. We are asking parents to stop by the main office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to collect your child’s cinch sack with their literacy night materials. Don’t Delay!

We are excited about our virtual Literacy Night scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Middle School Counselors Presented to 5th Graders

Middle School Counselors presented an informational video to our fifth grade students. A course selection Google form was given for their completion. Click on the link to view the courses offered in Middle School!

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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!

Growth Mindset

...is believing in the power of yourself and your brain! A growth mindset is when we know, with practice, we will get better at something.
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Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

We have made the tough decision to not hold a Girls on the Run team at Woods Lake this year. However, 3rd-5th grade girls will still have the opportunity to participate in GOTR. Please see this flyer for more information. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out!

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

This month Kids In Tune transforms into Families In Tune as we celebrate Family February! Every February we invite family members and loved ones of KKIT students to join our Orchestra for the month and learn an instrument alongside their student. We are so excited to welcome 25 family members into our Orchestra this month - our highest number of participants yet! Together we are all working on a new piece of music that we are excited to perform for everyone at our upcoming virtual Spring concert March 5th at 6:00pm. You can watch the performance and cheer on fellow Woods Lake students and their family members on our KKIT Facebook page, we will be live streaming the event.

That's not all! We are also hosting a photo scavenger hunt where families take pictures of themselves completing fun activities together in order to win a pizza party. So far, our families in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are all from Woods Lake! Last but not least, we are hosting a Family Game Night and KKIT Open House on Friday, February 19th at 6:00pm. If you'd like to play some fun games over Zoom with other KKIT families, you can RSVP here: https://forms.gle/vo1cF3TV4FwTZEv7A

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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


When is Literacy Night?

This year we will host our Magic School Bus Science themed Literacy Night, Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:00-6:30p.m. You will get log-in information from your child's teacher. We look forward to seeing you!

Where and when do I send the Pictures for the School Yearbook?

We need pictures of your children from the shoulders up. Pictures and questions can be sent to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com by Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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.