Woodland Elementary Newsletter

November 2022

Principal's Message

Thanks to your amazing support of our fall fundraiser we are able to add additional resources to our Makerspace and support supplemental student activities at school. To celebrate that students filled the Code Slip Tank with Code of Conduct slips we had a dance party, snack and special Camp Kindness story on Friday, October 28th. Always something happening at Woodland!

While we use some of those funds to purchase items for the Makerspace, there are additional items we can use that don't cost a thing. If you have old craft items or building toys you no longer need, we will gladly accept them.

Items we can use include:

  • Empty toilet tissue or paper towel rolls
  • Wrapping paper
  • Beads and buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Tongue depressors
  • Stickers
  • Lincoln logs
  • Any other craft item you are looking to find a new home for

Many thanks. Your junk is our treasure!

Darla Harstad

Woodland Elementary Principal

1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 101 Alexandria, MN 56308 320.762.3300 ext. 4130


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PEAT (Parent Educational Advisory Team)

Research shows a positive correlation to student achievement when parents are involved with their child’s learning and development. Parents are invited to come and discuss our instructional curriculum, learn more about school and district initiatives and share strategies for supporting your child’s educational growth at home.

We will have two scheduled meetings this year with other sessions being available based on parent requests. The format allows for an open discussion with questions and input encouraged. Our fall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Woodland Media Center.

Bring your questions and topics for discussion. One area I will share information on, are the different levels of support we provide students.

If you have a question you would like addressed about our curriculum, initiatives or other school related item please email Darla Harstad at djharstad@alexschools.org.

Mark your calendars to come join us on November 15th.

Student Pick Up Changes

Alternative dismissal arrangements, must be received by 1:30 to ensure that the student will receive the message. Please call the OFFICE @ 320-762-3300.

Clothing Donations Needed

We are looking for the following items if you can help out:
  • Boys & Girls sweats/pants Sizes 6-12
  • Mittens
  • WInter hat

Thank you!

New Families

If you are a new family and would like an in-person tour of the building or would like to meet with Mrs. Harstad to discuss our school's curriculum, procedures, etc., please call our office to set up an appointment at 320-762-3300.

Important Dates to Remember:

VOTE! - Tuesday, November 8

November 15 - PEAT Meeting 5:00-6:00pm

No School - Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving!

No School - Friday, December 23 - Monday, January 2, 2023

Elementary Student Handbook

Please refer to our online Elementary Student Handbook for information regarding our school procedures and expectations.