Monthly Wildcat- March
All of the news from Woodcrest Elementary!
Parent/Teacher conferences are the week of March 8 through March 12th. Students that are above or at grade level do not need to schedule a conference. If you have not scheduled a time to meet, please either reach out to your teacher or call the office. All conferences will be via Zoom.
Report cards will come home on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Virtual students can pick them up in the office March 9-10th. Whatever is not picked up will be mailed to the address on file.
During conference week we are on minimum day schedule, with dismissal times are follows:
Kinder: 11:29 am
Grades 1-3: 12:19 pm
Grades 4-6: 12:29 pm
Students will receive a lunch on the way to the gate.
ELPAC testing is the week of March 15. In person students will take the ELPAC on Monday, March 15th, so please make sure your child is in school if they are designated an English Language Learner. For virtual students, we are offering testing in the afternoons that same week. The test will be administered by a Woodcrest teacher, in a safe setting, following all safety protocols. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please call the office if you have any questions.
March 1-5, we are Celebrating being a Nation of Diverse Learners, with spirit days all week. See flyer below.
March is Women's History Month. This month our teachers will be highlighting the contributions of women authors, poets, activists, athletes, leaders, scientists and educators all month long. Although this month is designated as such, please know that our teachers routinely share contributions in these areas all year long through our social justice lessons we do weekly in all classrooms.
Spring Break is the week of March 22-March 26th. We hope you enjoy your time with family.
Please make sure your child is coming to school, on time, every day. If they are an in person student, our gates open at 7:50, with breakfast available. All in person 5 day or hybrid students should be in the gate by 8:10, with classes at starting at 8:15. All virtual students should be logged in by 8:15. Attendance matters!
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Here are some upcoming dates to remember:
March 1: First day of Trimester 3
March 8-12: Conference week- minimum days all week
March 9: Report Cards sent home
March 15: ELPAC Testing - In person students
March 15-March 18: ELPAC Testing for virtual students
March 15: Virtual Trimester 2 Awards
March 17: Full School Day (Regular dismissal times)
March 19: Minimum Day
March 22-26: Spring Break/No classes
Lastly, I would like to announce the Woodcrest Teacher of the Year and the Woodcrest Classified Employee of the year:
Woodcrest Teacher of the Year:
Mrs. Kimberly Bergen
Woodcrest Classified Employee of the year
Ms. Francine Tavarez
Congratulations to them both for their excellent contributions to Woodcrest!
Thank you for choosing Woodcrest for your child's education.
Mrs. Rochelle Wolf
From Mrs. Shearer: Preschool
From Ms. Hong: Kindergarten
From Mrs. Michaels: Kinder/1st
In Kindergarten, we will continue to learn two new letters and sight words each week. We are close to learning every letter of the alphabet! We will also focus on blending, segmenting, and decoding words. We will start our new Writer’s Workshop unit on opinion writing. In Math, we will represent and count 20 and beyond. Also, we will identify and describe two-dimensional shapes. In Social Justice, we will explore the difference between being fair and unfair and how being fair helps everyone get along. In Science, we are continuing our study of how people, animals, and plants change the environment. In the beginning of March, we will celebrate a Nation of Diverse Readers through books and activities.
In First Grade, we will continue studying vowel teams and start learning about r-controlled vowels. We will also look at adjectives that compare and prepositions. We will start our new Writer’s Workshop unit on opinion writing. In Math, we will focus on two-digit addition and subtraction as well as addition and subtraction fluency within 20. In Social Justice, we will focus on the area of action with read-alouds, discussions, and Seesaw activities. In Science, we are continuing our study of sound. In the beginning of March, we will celebrate a Nation of Diverse Readers through books and activities.
From Mrs. Spencer: 1st Grade
From Mrs. Tran: SPED Kinder/1st
This month, we are going to be learning about the weather in ELA and Science, and Addition up to 10 in Math. We will also have cool lessons revolving around one of Mrs. Tran's favorite things-RAINBOWS! In social justice, we will be celebrating our friends on 3/21/2021 for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing our favorite mismatched socks, as well as continuing other awesome lessons regarding race, gender, and abilities with Mrs. Spencer's class. Woodcrest is so excited to Celebrate a Nation of Diverse Readers throughout this month.
We will also continue working on our weekly life skills to improve our independence and review our Covid Social stories to help us stay safe during this pandemic. During mainstreaming, we will lead our fun movement classes with our 2nd-3rd grade friends and our family from the Wing.
From Mrs. Lohr: 2nd Grade
From Ms. Pionke: 2nd/3rd Grade
From Mrs. Kollmansberger: 3rd Grade
From Mrs. Guzman: 2nd/3rd/4th Grade SPED
From Mrs. Wren: 4th Grade
From Mrs. Rangel: 4th/5th Grade
From Mrs. Merrihue: 5th Grade
From Ms. Somoza: 5th/6th SPED
From Mrs. Bergen: 5th/6th Grade
In writing our class will be writing our informational research pieces. Students will research teen activists that have fought for changes in education, the environment, child labor, abandoned pets and bullying. In math 5th grade is working on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers, and 6th grade is solving one-step variable equations.
From Coach Martinez: PE
During our in person physical education classes for March, we will be focusing on developing and improving our soccer skills. We will introduce dribbling and shooting skills and participate in activities that allow practice of these skills in a game environment. We will also be playing a student favorite, called rainbow soccer, where students work together to score a goal on 6 different colored goals set up around the grass field.
From Mrs. Adams: Speech
Ms. Neri- Speech Teacher
Mrs. Hernandez: RSP Teacher
From Mrs. Diaz: School Counselor
Reminders from the Office Staff
Social Services Assistant
From Ms. Diana- Office Manager
Last day for open enrollment was February 12, 2021. If you still need to fill out a transfer, please contact your school of residence or your district of residence to process it as soon as possible.
Enrollment for new students is now open! Please come to the office to pick up the registration packet and we will guide you through it.
Reminder: New kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021. If you have any questions please call our office at 714-447-7760.
If your student does not qualify for kindergarten because of their age, please contact the school district to ask for Preschool or TK information. Fullerton School District phone number 714-447-7400.
From Ms. Patty- Health Assistant
Wash your hands frequently and wear your masks.
If students or anyone in the household is sick please keep them home until you know that they are not contagious, whether it's by seeing a Dr or quarantining.
Please remember to take precautions and be safe!