WildCat News

November 12, 2021

In this Issue...

  • Important Dates
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application - We Need Your Help!
  • Lunch Menu
  • Progress Reports
  • Online Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 1-14
  • Donations Needed
  • Attention Kindergarten Families
  • NSD HiCap Information
  • Picture Retakes - Nov. 23rd
  • Covid-19 Protocols
  • PTA News

Important Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 18th - Nov. 24th - Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismiss at 12:20 pm
  • Picture Retakes - Nov. 23rd

Free & Reduced Lunch Application - We Need Your Help!

Apply for Free & Reduced-Price Meals for Additional Benefits

While Northshore is currently providing free meals, qualifying for free and reduced-price meals provides families additional benefits. Please see details and more information about how this information supports programs accessible to students at Woodin Elementary.


  • Woodin is one of the elementary schools in Northshore that benefits from the federal funding called Title I funding.

  • At Woodin, we use the funding to support extra instruction in reading, a math specialist, evening events for families, professional development for staff, and instructional materials for our students and staff.

  • At the secondary level, eligibility for free or reduced-price meals includes additional benefits, such as reduced fees for PSAT and Advanced Placement Testing, sports/athletics, summer school and more.

  • Important Note: Please know that the number of eligible students for free and reduced-price meals connects to the Districtโ€™s Title I funding, which provides additional support at schools to help students succeed. In order to continue to receive this funding, we need your help!

Here is how you can help:


  • All free and reduced lunch status is kept confidential and your information is not shared with any organizations outside the Northshore School District Food Services Department.

Note: If your family qualified last year, you must reapply this year. Additionally, if your family income has decreased, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding Title I funding, please ask Principal Bowers or Assistant Principal Lenz.

In partnership,

Dawn Bowers

Lunch Menu

Due to food shortage issues, last minute lunch changes occur so we are no longer printing school lunch menus. Please visit the Lunch Menu Link to see what is being served for lunch daily.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be coming home with students on Tuesday, Nov. 16th. Please keep an eye out in your child's backpack. All second households will be mailed to the address on file.

Online Scholastic Book Fair, November 1st - 14th!


Orders ship to your home. Orders $25 and over will get FREE shipping. Books make great gifts! Order now to receive your books in time for the holidays. 100% of the proceeds earned at our book fair go to purchase new books and supplies for Woodin Library & classrooms. Thank you for your support.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›

Donations Needed

If your family is interested in making a donation to Woodin, here are some much needed items:

Music Department & Woodin Health Room could really use the following donations:

  • Boxes of Kid's Surgical Masks
  • Boxes of Adult Surgical Masks

Woodin Food Bank could really use the following donations:
  • Boxes of Kid's Surgical Masks
  • Boxes of Adult Surgical Masks
  • Self Care Toiletry Items (Laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, body wash)
  • Cereal
  • Sugar, Flour, & Cooking Oil


November Staff Appreciation is sponsored by kindergarten families! It will be Wednesday, November 17th. Please click sign-up genius to help spoil our Woodin Staff with snacks. All donations must be delivered to the Woodin office by 9:15am on Wednesday, Nov. 17th. THANK YOU! WE ARE WILDCATS.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›

NSD HiCap Information

If you would like more information about HiCap Services, please check out the NSD HiCap website:

NSD HiCap Website

  • HiCap Information
  • Service Model Explanations
  • Eligibility Process
  • HiCap Contact Info

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23rd.

  • If your child needs to have their picture retaken, please send in the picture packet with your child. That will be their ticket to get another picture taken.
  • If your child missed picture day, or is new to Woodin, and you want to order pictures, there are additional order envelopes in the main office.

PTA News

Fall Festival Update

Thank you, thank you to all of the families for coming out to the Fall Festival and supporting Woodin. What a fun and fabulous time we all had. It was so great to see all of us come together and laugh and enjoy being together again. We loved seeing all of the costumes, watching the kids run, and of course all of the cool dance moves.

The PTA is so thankful for all of the donations we received from the fun run fundraiser that we are proud to say we exceeded our fundraising goal! Excited for all of the wonderful programs and activities this will fund. You wildcats are AMAZING!

We want to congratulate the winning classrooms for fundraising the most in each grade. These classrooms earned a special ice cream party from the PTA:

  • Kindergarten - Walsh
  • 1st Grade - Angell
  • 2nd Grade - Ratti
  • 3rd Grade - Schwartz
  • 4th Grade - Hettle
  • 5th Grade - Dixey/Merritt

We also want to make sure every classroom knows how appreciated they are for the amazing fundraising each and every one of you did... so each classroom earned a special visit from the PTA for a special gift! Thank you, families!

**Spirit Wear is coming soon! Watch for ordering information to be online November 15th!


PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate by submitting original pieces of work in 6 categories (Dance, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Film, Literature and Photography) against the theme of "I Will Change the World by...".

Students will create their work of art AND write a short artist statement. Judging is based on both the artwork and artist statement.

Our PTA can send 20 Reflections art pieces to Northshore Council PTSA in December. Those students' works of art will be celebrated at a district open house in January. Council will judge the pieces in each category and some pieces will continue onto State PTA and National PTA for further judging. Regardless of where a student places, our PTA will celebrate any student artist who submits a piece of art for Reflections.

Pieces are due to our PTA by November 30th. For any questions, please ask Crystal Affolter, caffolter@nsd.org

For more information and students' packets (rules and forms) go to http://www.northshorecouncilptsa.org/reflections.html (make sure you scroll down the page to see the student packet links in each category).