Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update April 26-30, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

What a great way to celebrate Earth Day with plants to “give back” to mother earth. Families of our Kindergarten, First and Second-grade students were invited to the school to pick up their child’s plant and Earth Day Every Day at Woods Lake Elementary T-shirts!

If you were unable to stop by the office, you may drop by Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m. to get your child’s supplies. Feel free to share a picture of your child wearing their t-shirt! Also, we are still in need of pictures of your child from the shoulders up. Yearbook pictures and questions can be sent to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com

Our Superintendent Dr. Raichoudhuri presented information on the 2021-22 school year during two virtual town hall sessions last week. The town hall recording; slides in English, Spanish and Arabic; and additional 2021-22 school year resources (including opt-in/opt-out forms) can be found on the website.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Academically Talented/Avant-Garde 2021-22

Any student who has already been identified for A/T will be invited to participate next year, regardless of whether they participated this year. We understand that this year was a unique year and that many families chose not to participate; therefore there is no penalty for this. We will let families know that if they wish to opt-out again, they may do so by contacting the elementary education office.

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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!

Facial Expressions

The face and its expressions, are the window to the soul - if you know how to read them. Facial expressions are responsible for a huge proportion of nonverbal communication. While nonverbal communication and behavior can vary dramatically between cultures, the facial expressions for happiness, sadness, anger, and fear are similar throughout the world.
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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

KKIT is hosting another Family Game Night this Friday, April 30th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm over Zoom. Join us for a night of fun and laughs as we gather over Zoom for another KKIT family game night! We're playing all of our favorites: Scattergories, Blooket, and Skribbl.io! Sign up here to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.

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

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.

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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