The November Howler

November 2021

Calendar of Events for November

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Principal's Message


We are asking that you opt into school messenger. This is where important messages will be sent from in the event of an emergency. Thank you for helping us keep the communication lines open.

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Winter Party Information

Winter Party information sign up

Party times are as follows:

Grades 3rd,4th,5th(9:15-9:45 am)check in starts @ 9:00am

PPCD, K,1st,2nd (10:15-10:45am)check in starts @ 10:00am

Please click the link below to fill out the form for the Winter Party fast pass Deadline is November 30th. After that date you will have to wait in line in order to check in/ out your student(s) as early release. We will only process transportation changes that day due to the parties.

In addition to the link above, this is the link to the form that must be printed and sent back to school for someone other than a guardian to pick up your Student(s). The deadline will be November 30th (per district policy all leave early documents must have a handwritten signature; we can not accept emailed forms for this.) *

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Counselor Information

Please use the website below to gather additional information regarding credit-by-exam for grades K-5. Click on this link:

Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered and the next testing placement will be for the 2022-2023 school year. All applications for testing will be due no later than November 5, 2021 and the testing window is November 29-December 3rd. These tests cover all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS for the grade level academic year. If you would like more information, please contact Reuberta Bitz.

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Test Student Will Take

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1st Grade Math & Language Arts / Reading

2nd grade in 2022-2023 school year


2nd Grade Math, Language Arts / Reading & Science

3rd grade in 2022-2023 school year


3rd Grade Math, Language Arts / Reading & Science

4th grade in 2022-2023 school year


4th Grade Math, Language Arts / Reading & Science

5th grade in 2022-2023 school year


5th Grade Math, Language Arts / Reading & Science

6th grade in 2022-2023 school year


For fifth grade students who want to skip subjects in grade 6, follow the application procedures and timeline for middle school.

Review the STAAR Testing Dates below:

  • Tuesday, April 5th - 5th Grade STAAR Math

  • Wednesday, April 6th-5th Grade STAAR Reading

  • Friday, April 8th - Makeup testing for 5th Grade STAAR Math/Reading

  • Tuesday, May 10th - 3rd-4th STAAR Math/ 5th Grade Math Retest

  • Wednesday, May 11th -3rd-4th Grade STAAR Reading/ 5th Grade Reading Retest

  • Thursday, May 12th - 5th Grade STAAR Science

  • Friday, May 13th - Makeup testing for 3rd-5th STAAR testing

Rating Scales or Recommendation Forms

If you have a teacher rating scale form or any teacher recommendation forms for teachers to complete, please send those directly to Mrs. Bitz. We must have parents complete a Release of Confidentiality form before the teacher can complete any documents. Each school year, a new release of information form will need to be completed.Once we’ve received the release, teachers will be able to complete the rating scales or teacher recommendation forms.

If your student is in Martial Arts USA and needs a recommendation for belt testing, please make sure you contact Mrs. Bitz, to receive your release of information form for the school year. Once the release of the information form is completed, your student’s teacher(s) will be able to complete the recommendation.

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Library News!

As Veterans Day approaches, we would like to

honor our veterans in a few different ways. First, on Friday, November 5th, we are having a patriotic dress up day. Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite red, white, blue, or any other patriotic outfits that they might have. That morning we will also have a parade to celebrate our own personal veteran heroes. Students and staff are asked to complete the following form in honor of a special veteran in their life. If your student is related to a veteran, living or deceased, that you would like to honor them in our parade this year. Finally, the Woodard Choir along with each grade level will be completing special Veterans Day activities in November. The activities will be recorded and compiled to make our 2021 Veterans Day program. Students will watch the program in their classrooms on November 11, 2021. The program link will be shared with families as well. Thank you for helping us to continue

to be "ALL IN" for those that serve our community and nation.

Form to honor a veteran hero in your life:

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Nurse Information

Link to the Nurses’ webpage: Clinic Website School Nurse: Denise Knippers RN

Clinic # 281-213-8240 l Fax # 281-373-2304 l Main # 281-373-2303


What is happening in November:

  • Volunteers needed for Hearing & Vision Screening 11/11 & 11/16/21: Click Link Here to Volunteer (opt-out spinal screening due by 11/8/2021 forms sent home)

  • Human Growth & Development for 4th and 5th graders 11/19/2021: Click Link for Form due by 11/16/2021






Best Regards,

Denise Knippers RN

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Early Release or Change of Transportation:

Early Dismissal, Change of Transportation and

Visitors to Campus :

District policy- A person’s inclusion on the emergency card will not authorize that person to have access to the campus or the student(s) without separate written permission from a parent / guardian to do so.

Woodard policy- In addition to district policy in the event there is no note from a guardian/ parent, we will do a courtesy call to verify we can let this person(s) on campus for their Student(s). Please note that it will delay them without a note ahead of time.

District policy- All persons including the parents/guardians and visitors should be prepared to present a picture ID and state their purpose to the school officials upon arrival to the campus.

Transportation changes / Leave early notes

We verify all information in eschool before we process a note.

All notes to the front desk need to contain:

First and Last name of the student(s)-(No Nicknames)

Homeroom teachers name and grade level

First and Last name of the person picking up(If not a guardian) with release time.

First and Last names of lunch visitors.

Per District Policy we can not accept emails for early release or transportation changes which requires a handwritten signature. You may send a note to school with the student(s) or fax a note to the front desk 281-373-2304.

NO CHANGES- Transportation Changes or Early Release will be made after 3:00pm without a note, after that an Administrative Approval is needed. You may have to wait in order for this to happen. Thank you for understanding and helping us keep the children safe.

If you forget or lose your Car rider tag you must park and come in to sign out your Student(s). Please note that we do not release students to non-guardians without a note. Thank you for understanding in helping us keep the children safe.

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When you are volunteering on campus, please notify the front desk receptionist so your hours can be logged as volunteer time. If you volunteer after hours or weekends, you can log your

hours manually. Visit the volunteer page at

Woodard uses the “Raptor System” to log volunteer hours. This assists us in getting you the recognition you deserve and an invitation to the VIPS Appreciation Event in April. Also, it is a portion of the annual report we submit to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Trustees. We want the community to know how valuable our volunteers are, and how much they assist in the success of our school.
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Important Links