Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update February 1-5, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Electronic Progress reports will be going home next week. Be on the lookout!

Dr. Raichoudhuri will host three virtual town hall sessions to discuss the district’s potential plans for the third trimester. The town halls will be:

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the Zoom session.

A survey will be sent to employees and parents after the first town hall. Before completing the survey, you are encouraged to participate in a town hall or to listen to a recording of the meeting, which will be shared on our website. The surveys will be open until midnight Feb. 7.

Dr. Raichoudhuri will announce the Trimester 3 decision at the Feb. 11 Board of Education meeting.

We will plan to celebrate those students and families that have demonstrated High Engagement by attending synchronous google meets, participating in classroom dialogue and discussions, and turning in their work. Pizza will be delivered to participating families on Friday, February 12, 2021. Teachers will be informing those families that will receive pizzas. Our office will be calling to confirm your address, as the pizzas will be delivered.

Thank you for all that you do to keep your child online and learning daily!

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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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!

Optimistic Thinking -

A person’s attitude of confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking about herself/himself and her/his life situation in the past, present, and future.
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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

We are business as usual this week - KKIT starts up again on Tuesday and our virtual study halls start up again on Wednesday. We still have spaces for students to join us, they can enroll online here: https://forms.gle/moeXZLJDe9K2hfaz5

We are currently gearing up for Family February. Every February, we welcome loved ones of KKIT students to become honorary members of the orchestra! You don't have to have previously playing experience or an instrument at home to join. We will provide instruments and introductory lessons so you and your student can prepare together for a special virtual performance on March 4. The time commitment is 2 hours per week, including every Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/aNckVMhfbGqugTtaA We will also be holding a virtual family board game night and picture scavenger hunts throughout the month for families.

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

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What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m.

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.

When will I know about the decision for Trimester III?

Dr. Raichoudhuri will announce the Trimester 3 decision at the Feb. 11 Board of Education meeting.