Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update April 19-23, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Monday, April 19, 2021, is our virtual April PTO meeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. via zoom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Day Every Day at Woods Lake Elementary is this week on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We are inviting our Woods Lake families in grades K-2 to come to the parking lot located off of Whites Road to receive your child's plant and Earth Day Every Day Woods Lake Elementary T-Shirt!

We ask that you place your plant in your home or plant it in your yard. Be sure to take a picture of your child wearing their T-Shirt and placing/planting their plant. As we continue to raise awareness about climate and global warming, our students' increased understanding of our earth and environment are important principles of nature. Thanks for your help!

We are still in need of pictures of your child from the shoulders up. Pictures and questions can be sent to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com ASAP.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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Letters of Intent

You may remit your child's Letter of Intent in any of the following ways, see below:

  • Place in dropbox at Student Services, 824 Jackson Street. The administration building is temporarily closed due to construction.

  • Fax it back to Woods Lake at 269-337-1637

  • Send in US mail back to Woods Lake at 3215 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49008

  • Take a picture and email it to one of the email addresses: knightcm@kalamazoopublicschools.net or student_services@kalamazoopublicschools.net

  • Drop it off at Woods Lake

Any questions please call 337-0790.

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

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!

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How To Become The Boss Of Your Emotions

  1. Recognize what emotions you are feeling and name it. Instead of saying “I am angry”, recognize the emotion is impermanent and not “you”.

  2. Focus on where you feel the emotion in your body. If you notice yourself tensing up, release the tension in your body as you breathe out. Think of the emotion as a cloud passing through the sky: there one minute, gone the next.

Love yourself through it. Say something good to yourself, such as “ it’s okay to be angry sometimes. Keep doing this until the emotion passes. Being the boss of your emotions isn’t about bullying them into submission, it’s about relating to them with kindness.

(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

Here is the latest episode of Some Good News: KKIT Edition. A monthly YouTube News Report where we share all of the amazing things going on at KKIT. This month we reported on Family February and interviewed a mom and son about their experience. We had 25 families participate (the highest yet!) and 30 families join us for our Virtual Game Night. It was such a hit - we're going to plan another one in the Spring.

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

Woods Lake CIS ASP soon will be accepting Think Summer applications from students that are currently in our program. Due to capacity, we will not be able to accept new-to-program applicants.

A friendly reminder that CIS is available for a variety of needs. Our Kid’s Closet offers basic needs resources such as clothing, hygiene, and school supplies. CIS is also available to assist with vision needs for your student if necessary. Tutoring help is unfortunately limited, but please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student.

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

Spring Clean Your Chromebook!

Here are four things that you can do to help clean up your device!

WL PTO Meeting

Monday, April 19th, 5:15-6pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Woods Lake PTO Meeting

Time: Apr 19, 2021 05:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 299 882 6214

Passcode: 2HJZcg

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School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, April 22nd, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

e-mail Mrs. Sikaundi if you would like to join us: SikaundiEC@kalamazoopublicschools.net
KRESA Seeks Special Education Millage Renewal

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for voters.


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 ASAP.

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.