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Woodland Elementary 1.6.16

Dear Woodland Families,

Happy New Year! I love finding inspiring quotes and sayings to share with others. Recently, I came across the following piece of wisdom: "Life is like a camera. Just focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out just take another shot." As I pondered on these words, I thought of how the new year is a time to reflect on what went well and set goals for change. I am not a big believer in New Year's Resolutions, but taking time to reflect on the year can be a powerful component to build on success and create a plan for change.

Although the format of this reflection looks different for children, guiding these conversations with your child and listening to their responses can give you a little glimpse of how they feel about different areas of their life. Children have a unique perspective on success and failure. By sharing their reflections, you can celebrate the successes with them and help them through making goals for improvement. Below you will find a couple of documents that can help you start these conversations with your child.

Our staff wants to wish you a wonderful start to 2016! We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school this week and starting the second semester together. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Standing for students,

Stacy Shipley


The Nutcracker performed by 4th and 5th Grade Students

4th and 5th grade students spread holiday cheer this season by learning a selection from the beloved musical suite "The Nutcracker". By using a "kit" of household items and percussion instruments, they learned basics of rhythm and ensemble playing. This great program called "Kidstix" was a hit and was a great way to learn about focus and teamwork.
4th Grade Nutcracker Video

Family Access Cards included with Grade Card Packets

Per district policy, all individuals wishing to gain access to the building between the hours of 8:20 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. will be required to show identification. Enclosed in your 2nd Quarter grade card packet, you will find family access cards which can be shown to office staff in lieu of driver’s licenses upon arrival to the front door camera. Each family will receive TWO cards. You may choose to place this card on a lanyard that remains in your car or securely utilize this card however you see it best working for you as a parents and family members. The purpose of this card is to be able to readily access entry in the building and minimize the risk of losing your driver’s license for families who frequently enter our building. This card will not be reissued each year, but will be used year after year for families. We will continue to ask all visitors to Woodland to sign into the office. Thank you for your patience as we implement this new system for school safety.

SAVE the DATE: Thursday, February 4th Woodland Night at Urban Air

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 6-8pm

14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Woodland Elementary PTO invites you to participate in an all school Urban Air experience on February 4th from 6:00-8:00. Early Bird rates for access to all activities will be $12 per person (rather than the $8 rate listed for one listed on the website). Keep your eyes open for information. Click link below for more information about Urban Air. This event will replace our Sneaks and Snacks Health Fair previously scheduled.

Woodland Elementary

Mission Statement:

Woodland Elementary is a positive learning environment that develops thinkers and leaders who serve our school, community and the world.

The Olathe Public Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in its programs, activities or employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups to its facilities as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other relevant state and federal laws. Inquiries regarding compliance with applicable civil rights statutes related to ethnicity, gender, age discrimination or equal access may be directed to Staff Counsel, 14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone 913-780-7000. All inquiries regarding compliance with applicable statutes regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent General Administration, 14160 Black Bob Rd. Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone (913) 780-7000. Interested persons including those with impaired vision or hearing, can also obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons by calling the Assistant Superintendent General Administration. (04/13).