Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update March 08-12, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

We had a magnificent time with all of our students that attended our Magic School Bus Literacy Night event! Our students are truly learning to, "think like a scientist" and remembering to ask lots of questions! Thank you parents for stopping by the office to collect your child's materials for our extravagant event!

It's not too late for those students that did not receive their materials. We have the remaining cinch sacks at the school for those families that were not able to make it to the school in time for the event. We appreciate our Woods Lake families!

The second round of letters of intent are due to the office by Thursday, March 11, 2021. Reserve your seat by completing the document and submitting it to the main office.

We are ending Trimester II on Friday, March 12, 2021. It is hard to believe that we have completed two thirds of the school year. We want to remind you that there will be No School for students this Friday, March 12, 2021, record day!

We will be hosting our virtual Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. We are delighted to welcome our incoming Kindergarten students to Woods Lake Elementary!

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Highlights from our Literacy Night

Here are some highlights from our Literacy Night!

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!


Working as a collective unit toward a common goal.
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Wednesday, March 10th 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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School Improvement Team

Thursday, March 11th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

No School Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday, March 12th, 8:45am

This is an online event.

NO SCHOOL for students, Records Day!

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Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

We have made the tough decision to not hold a Girls on the Run team at Woods Lake this year. However, 3rd-5th grade girls will still have the opportunity to participate in GOTR. Please see this flyer for more information. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out!

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

This month Kids In Tune transforms into Families In Tune as we celebrate Family February! Every February we invite family members and loved ones of KKIT students to join our Orchestra for the month and learn an instrument alongside their student. We are so excited to welcome 25 family members into our Orchestra this month - our highest number of participants yet! Together we are all working on a new piece of music that we are excited to perform for everyone at our upcoming virtual Spring concert March 5th at 6:00pm. You can watch the performance and cheer on fellow Woods Lake students and their family members on our KKIT Facebook page, we will be live streaming the event.

That's not all! We are also hosting a photo scavenger hunt where families take pictures of themselves completing fun activities together in order to win a pizza party. So far, our families in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are all from Woods Lake! Last but not least, we are hosting a Family Game Night and KKIT Open House on Friday, February 19th at 6:00pm. If you'd like to play some fun games over Zoom with other KKIT families, you can RSVP here: https://forms.gle/vo1cF3TV4FwTZEv7A

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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


When is the Kindergarten Orientation?

This year we will host our Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Be sure to click on the link to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

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.