Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

April 7, 2021 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Cloud 9 (weeks of school left)


Greetings Woodcrest families,


While I was working in the hallway yesterday, a student sat down on the floor with me and asked me “Do you have a paper chain to count down to the end of school?” I told the student that I have a paper chain that counts how many days we have until the start of next school year (153 days from today). The student was very underwhelmed by my response.


That student – and all of us – can see the end of this school year is right around the corner. We have nine weeks of school left. Nine weeks for the continued investment in meaningful learning experiences for each of our students.


To make sure that each of our students has the chance to enjoy these last nine weeks of school, I encourage you to continue to do a health screening before sending students to Woodcrest. If a child has any symptoms, they need to stay home. We are all tracking news of variants and their spread. Please be diligent with this and help us keep learning going at school with minimal interruptions.


The Woodcrest community has had very few COVID-19 incidents since returning to learning at school full-time. This isn’t because of luck. It’s thanks to all of us rigorously following Health & Safety guidelines. Thank you. Let’s keep it up and make these the best nine weeks.


Thank you,


John Franke

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SLP Schools Online: Complete interest form for 2021-2022

As we expand Spring Lake Park Schools' online school to grades K-12, we're gauging interest from current families in the district for the 2021-2022 school year. SLP Schools Online is fully online school experience in which students cover the same concepts as their in-school peers but tailored to an online environment. Learn more about SLP Schools Online for grades K-8 and 9-12. If you are interested or have questions? Please complete this brief interest form. We’ll invite interested families to information sessions in May.
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Los Nativos Americanos

Las clases de segundo grado han estado estudiando la vida y las costumbres de los Nativos Americanos durante unas semanas, al final del proyecto, los estudiantes mostraron su conocimiento en la historia de los Nativos Americanos creado diferentes proyectos.


Second grade classes studied the life and customs of Native Americans for a few weeks and at the end of the lesson, the students showcased their knowledge on the history of Native Americans by creating different projects.

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Dine to donate night at Culvers

Save the date for our next dine to donate night, which will be Monday, April 19 at Blaine Culvers from 5-7 p.m. If you order food during this time, a percentage of sales will be donated by Culvers to our PTO to support our activities of student support, staff appreciation, and community engagement.

New or Gently Used Book Drive

Woodcrest PTO is collecting new or gently used books for literacy initiatives at Woodcrest.

Depending on the number of donations we receive, this may include giving books to students who do not have access to books at home and/or a summer reading book giveaway event for all students.


Books can be dropped off in the collection bin at Woodcrest during school hours.

If you are EFL or have a large donation, send PTO a FB message or email the Woodcrest PTO to arrange porch pick-up from your home.

PTO Meeting and Board Nominations

Our next PTO meeting is Monday April 12 via zoom at 6 p.m. We will be collecting nominations for next year's 2021-2022 WCSI PTO Board, which will be voted on during our May 10 meeting.


Board positions currently include:


  • President: Lead monthly Parent Teacher Meetings, Lead monthly Board Meetings, Lead monthly meeting with staff
  • Secretary: Take minutes at meetings as able to attend, create newsletters
  • Treasurer: Keep track off all transactions, prepare monthly report for meetings, help with reimbursements/purchases
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Maintain Konstella database, create posts for volunteers as needs arise, communicate with committee chairs
  • Social Media Coordinator: Create posts on Facebook/Twitter for events/volunteer opportunities


For more information about the board and positions please email the Woodcrest PTO.


Meeting ID: 767 9988 6422
Passcode: PTO2021

FREE Digital Games Available

Free Digital Family Game Night for all via Breakout EDU! New puzzles have been released for the month of April. Complete one to be entered into the monthly prize drawing. Sign up online with code OQXAW6

Scholastic Book Club

Woodcrest PTO is offering Scholastic Book Club. Please visit Scholastic online and enter class code NJ89V. All purchases will help earn FREE books which will be used to support children's literacy at Woodcrest.


Questions about Scholastic Book Club can be emailed to PTO.

PTO Contact Info

If you have ideas or questions at any time, contact us via email.
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  • Woodcrest PTO Meeting- April 12 at 6 p.m. via zoom
  • MCA Testing: May 2021
  • May 31- No school for students
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Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale

The Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department is hosting a Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale on Tuesday, April 20 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the SBM Fire Station.


Bike helmets will be sold for $10 each. Various colors and sizes are available for the whole family. Bring your helmets from home to have them adjusted for free.


Check out the flyer to learn more.

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