September Wildcat News

Continuing the Legacy...Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am thrilled and honored to be the principal of such a wonderful school. It has been an amazing start to the school year and I am grateful for the outstanding effort of our faculty to ensure a smooth start to the year. We strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and believe all students can be successful. We pursue excellence by establishing high expectations and actively engage students in the learning process to build a strong school culture. As a STEM Hub, students participate in the 4 C’s of STEM: collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. These skills prepare our students for life and empower them to solve their own problems, work together, and come up with solutions.


Social and emotional learning will promote students’ understanding of how character traits such as respect, responsibility, kindness, compassion, and empathy will build a strong foundation for the future. Students will experience greater connection and stronger relationships with peers and adults, helping them to feel accepted, valued, and safe.


We cannot do the work without you and we are striving to strengthen our partnership and encourage you to become more engaged in our Woodbridge school community. I invite you to attend our monthly School Advisory Council Meetings, PTA Meetings, or upcoming Parent Nights. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful parent community, and your support makes a big difference. Your continued efforts to stay informed of your child’s educational experience supports their success. On behalf of the staff, thank you for entrusting your child to us. I look forward to working together as a team to meet the needs of all students.


Victoria Morse

Principal

Important Dates

Important Dates

9/9- PTA/Title 1 Meeting via Zoom @ 5:30 PM

9/16- SAC Meeting @ 5:00 PM via Zoom- email diane.scalzi@hcps.net for Zoom link

9/22- Picture Day (Individuals)

9/23- Conference Night 5-8 PM (virtual)

10/6- Multicultural Car Parade to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ 5:30 PM in Car Line

Safety

Students and parents must use designated crosswalks and sidewalks at all times. Cross with the crossing guards on Woodbridge and Northbridge. Please respect our neighbors and do not block driveways or park in yards.

School Dress Code

Students are required to wear the school uniform.


Bottoms: Tan or navy blue trousers, pants, walking shorts (finger tip length), jumpers, skirts, or Capri pants. No logos, designs or ornamentations are permitted.


Tops: Shirts must be uniform style polo shirts with a collar or a solid colored t-shirt. The colors must be Red, Navy Blue, or White. No logos, designs or ornamentations are permitted.

We request jeans be worn on Fridays only.

Tardies and Attendance

This is just a friendly reminder to make sure your child is in class no later than 7:35 AM. Students arriving to school with time to spare have the opportunity of settling in, preparing their class materials and focusing their minds on that day’s lessons. They have all the time they need to get mentally ready for the day. Arriving to school after classes have begun can cause students to miss more than just the introduction to that day’s lesson. While waiting for the Morning bell to ring, teachers often share important information: reminders of upcoming assignments, class events, classroom rules, and other school-related specifics. Students who show up late may miss out on these details and as a result, be unprepared for the day. If you are having difficulty arriving by 7:35 AM, please contact the school social worker, Jovan Pagan, for possible assistance or resources.

Florida Cell Phone Law School Zones


As of October 1, 2019, Florida drivers are not allowed to hold cell phones in their hands in work or school zones. Our school zone begins on Woodbridge and extends through all school property including Car Line. Drivers in these zones should not hold the phone up to their ear, type anything on their screen, or even hold their phone to read their GPS. If law enforcement sees a driver breaking this law, they may issue a citation.

Start with Hello Week- September 13th-17th

What is Hello week? It is a series of programs, campaigns and interventions that empower children and youth to recognize loneliness and social isolation in their peers. Its implementation creates a more inclusive and connected school culture.

Why is Hello Week important? It is important to create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. As a result of these programs, campaigns and interventions children are more secure, connected, and emotionally intelligent.

What to expect during Hello Week? There will be a flyer sent home with specific information on the daily opportunities' students will have to participate in Hello Week.

Here at Woodbridge Elementary School, we pledge The Sandy Hook Promise!

PTA News

Are you interested in joining the PTA board or being more involved in the Woodbridge community? Join PTA $7! PTA is actively involved in making decisions for all students.


Title 1 & PTA Fall General Meeting

Please join us on Zoom Thursday, Sept. 9th at 5:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 843 8583 4528

Passcode: WBPTA2021!

Hispanic Heritage Month

We will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th to October 15th. During this month, students will be learning about influential Hispanic people on the morning show and in classroom activities. Mark your calendars! Our first Multicultural Car Parade will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at 5:30 PM.

Covid 19 Reminders

Student must meet the following criteria prior to returning to school as per the Florida Department of Health:

  • The student receives a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test from a medical facility and is asymptomatic; OR
  • 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student's other symptoms are improving; OR
  • The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459 or an advanced register nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 464 and this documentation is shared with the school site.