Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update January 11-15, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

This week we ask that our First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade parents come to the school to pick up new curriculum. Our main office will be open daily from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. You may park in the Oakland drive parking lot and walk to the main entrance where you will collect the materials that will be located in the foyer. We will have Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:00-6:00 p.m. as additional times for curriculum pickup.

Those students who successfully completed our Lexia Challenge during winter break, will receive a treat to eat! Teachers will notify families of the recipients. Treats are available next week during our regular office hours and at curriculum distribution times.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Families Enjoying Woods Lake Hill

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!

Putting Growth back into Growth Mindset!

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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

We are business as usual this week - KKIT starts up again on Tuesday and our virtual study halls start up again on Wednesday. We still have spaces for students to join us, they can enroll online here: https://forms.gle/moeXZLJDe9K2hfaz5

We are currently gearing up for Family February. Every February, we welcome loved ones of KKIT students to become honorary members of the orchestra! You don't have to have previously playing experience or an instrument at home to join. We will provide instruments and introductory lessons so you and your student can prepare together for a special virtual performance on March 4. The time commitment is 2 hours per week, including every Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/aNckVMhfbGqugTtaA We will also be holding a virtual family board game night and picture scavenger hunts throughout the month for families.

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Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

PTO (virtual) meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 5:15-6pm

This is an online event.

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What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

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

What is the Global Reading Challenge?

See website for more information.

Who participates in the Global Reading Challenge?

Selected students in grades (4) four and (5) five participate in the KPL Global Reading Challenge.

What curriculum items am I picking up this week?


    • First Grade - Module 3, (learning cubes for math)
    • Third Grade Module 4
    • Fourth Grade Module 5
    • Fifth Grade Module 2