The Wonderful World of Woodbury
Weekly Update for Families: October 17th
Updates & Friendly Reminders
Thank you to all who walked & rolled to school with us on Wednesday! We are thankful the weather held out!
We loved having the Sandwich Fire Department present to our students on Thursday. Our students have not had an all school assembly since 2020 and we are so proud of what a wonderful audience they all were and the respect they showed these special guests of our school.
Attendance reminders will be going out in the week ahead. Please note that it is our policy to send out reminders to keep you informed if your student(s) is near or beyond 7 excused absences. You can read more about our attendance policy below and also refer to our student handbook. Please contact us if you are having trouble getting your child to school.
If your child is being offered an additional support/intervention in the areas of reading, speech or social work you will or have already received a letter in your child's folder. We are thankful for the all hands on deck approach to supporting our students. This allows us target and reteach skills in a small group setting and help our students grow even more! This takes place throughout the day and during our WIN (What I Need) time during the day. Students are never pulled from core classroom instruction.
PT Conferences are coming up in November. If you have not scheduled a time with your child's teacher, please contact them.
As a reminder, a volunteer form has to be filled out and approved through our district before volunteering in the school building or on field trips. Forms are available on our district website and in our office.
Be sure to scroll through the newsletter to see more great news and celebrations below!
Did you miss a weekly update? All previous weekly newsletters can be found on our website.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
10/18: School Board Meeting
10/21: Kindergarten Field Trip to Kuiper's
10/24: Pumpkin Entries Due! Red Ribbon Week, Social Emotional Screener SAEBERS
10/27: Woodbury PPA Meeting
10/31: Outdoor Costume Parade 1:00 p.m., Halloween Classroom Parties to follow
11/11: End of Trimester I
11/15: Fall Picture Retakes
11/16: 3rd Grade Hoover Outdoor Ed
11/21: 11:10 Dismissal P/T Conferences
11/22: NO SCHOOL, P/T Conferences
11/23-11/25: Thanksgiving Break
Did you know that absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year? Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. If you are having a hard time getting your child to school, please reach out to us! We want to help! We are partners working together to provide your child and our students the best start in their early years of education. Check out these other 10 facts about school attendance.
In CUSD 430, students shall be permitted no more than seven excused absences, including vacations, per school year based upon parental/legal guardian confirmation for the reasons of the absence. After the student has been excused seven times in one school year, additional excused absences for illnesses may only be verified through a written medical statement from a physician. A letter from the school will provide notice that the seven absences have been met or exceeded.
Thank you to the Sandwich Fire Department who came and presented to our students on fire safety!
Check out this great news!
Sandwich Fire Department Poster Contest Winner!
Fall Walking Club
Woodbury Way Recognition: Grit & Perseverance
Our most recent recognition was all about grit and perseverance! In Second Step, students have been talking about how learning something new can be challenging, but we don’t give up. Mistakes are a part of learning. Mistakes are proof we are trying! A shout out to the students below for being great models for taking on new learning with a positive mindset! In the coming weeks ahead we will be focusing "Harvesting friendship" and how to be a good friend!
Pumpkin Storybook Contest: Due on 10/24
We will be enjoying Halloween festivities this year on Monday, October 31st. In addition to afternoon Halloween Festivities, the reading room will once again be transformed into a BAT CAVE and classrooms are invited to come experience life as a bat and participate in DEAR time in the dark with finger lights. So fun! We will also have our annual Costume Parade. The parade will begin around 1:00. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend along with younger children to see their older sibling(s) and their classmates! Guests of the parade can line the sidewalk around the building and students will be making their way around the building on the sidewalk by classroom. If we have inclement weather, we will parade around in the gym and hallways.
Students are invited to wear their costumes with the following guidelines:
Students will change into costumes after lunch and must be able to put on independently over their clothes.
If a student's costume includes a mask it will not be able to be worn while at school except for a picture and the parade.
Please limit costume accessories, as these can potentially serve as a distraction to our daily learning. Weapons (play swords, knives, guns, etc.) are not allowed.
Halloween parties will be coordinated by the classroom teachers. Due to limited space, only designated adult helpers who have been approved as volunteers will be able to accompany the students back to the classrooms for the parties. Please note that we are unable to approve last minute volunteers. Due to our new district handbook treat policy (seen below), we will not be having treats during our classroom parties.
Celebrations and positive reinforcement are an important part of our district’s culture of supporting students. Often students bring treats or snacks to school to share on special occasions. Due to food allergies and other health concerns, we do not permit students to bring in food items or treats to school to share. We would like to encourage healthy eating habits and promote non-food items such as pencils, stickers, bookmarks, or other small items in place of food treats. Curricular activities involving food will be dealt with individually.
Safety provisions will be set up for food or environmental allergies on an individual basis.
Curricular activities involving food will be dealt with individually.