Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update: June 07-11, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Thank you families for partnering with us in the educational experiences of your child. This is our final week of school with two on-site celebrations for students!

Wednesday, June 09, 2021, we will have our fifth-grade farewell celebration from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the soccer field. We ask that those that plan to attend this face-to-face event complete our RSVP form prior to coming to inform our planning.

We will also celebrate our Kindergarten students with a very special open-house style event on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We will have cool treats, signed promise certificates, pictures, and more... We ask that families attending, complete our RSVP forms prior to arrival.

It has been my honor to serve you in this capacity as the principal of Woods Lake Elementary. Thank you for all of the well wishes as I begin my new role as Director of Elementary Education for the Kalamazoo Public School District.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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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!

What is SEL?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to: recognize and manage their emotions; demonstrate caring and concern for others; establish positive relationships; make responsible decisions.
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Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

What a year it has been! So proud of all our students and families for navigating the virtual world this year. Ms. Blaec will be working throughout the summer, if there is a need for something or a question about anything, please reach out at via text or phone call at 269-815-8209 or send me an email at arevalobc@kalamazoopublicschools.net. Wishing you all a healthy a restful summer!

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune (KKIT)

Thank you to everyone who attended Music in the Park and a huge shout out to all of the amazing young musicians we have at Woods Lake! KKIT is now enrolling for their summer program and accepting rising 4th and 5th WL students with previous playing experience and 6th-12th grade students enrolled at any KPS school. We are offering 2, 3-week sessions where students will attend in-person programming twice a week. Breakfast, lunch and bus transportation provided. For more information contact Ms. Donielle at dhetrick@kalamazoosymphony.com or enroll here: https://forms.gle/oQ7qhV7sXys1bHdx6
Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

5th Grade Farewell

Wednesday, June 9th, 10-11am

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

Fifth-Grade students and families will be celebrated as we send them off to Middle School!

Kindergarten Celebration

Thursday, June 10th, 5-7pm

3215 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

Kindergarten students and families will celebrate with students receiving their signed promise certificates and more...
STEM Passport

Help make your summer memorable by checking out these super STEM venues! Click on the name of any of the places to see to be taken to their website for information about what things they offer and directions to get there.

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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.