Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

February 3, 2021 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

"Connections Being Made"


Greetings Woodcrest families,


We’re making connections – here in our Woodcrest building and online. In the last week, I visited Extended Flexible Learning classrooms and had the chance to see some extraordinary learning and happy, smiling faces. I also had the chance to meet with a number of our Extended Flexible Learning teachers and heard about some of the exciting things they are doing to make learning for children who are doing distance learning meaningful and engaging.


One of my favorite highlights is in our 1st grade. Homeroom teachers shared stuffed animals with their students and encourage them to read to their new stuffed friend. It is a joy to see how something as small as including a stuffed animal in the daily routine of our students can build community among a group of students who meet remotely AND create a love of literacy.


As you prepare for the next few weeks, please keep the following days on your radar:


  • February 12 – There will be no school for students. This day is set aside for teachers to use for communication with families, including parent/teacher conferences. Your child’s teacher should have already reached out to you with an opportunity to meet. They will work with you to find a time to meet with you either on February 12 or by the end of the month. We are committed to maintaining the important partnership between your child’s classroom and their home and this is one of the ways we are doing that.
  • February 15 – No school for all students. This is the President’s Day holiday.



Here at Woodcrest, we are wearing our SLP gear or school colors (red and blue) through February 12 as a part of Panthers for a Purpose. We hope you and your family will get involved as we come together to support the Weekend Food Pack program that helps students stay fed over weekends and breaks. This is another great opportunity to celebrate our relationships as a school community and our Panther Pride.


With great thanks,


John Franke

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Winter Conferences

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion will be hosting virtual Winter Conferences this month. Make sure you sign up for a time on PTC Fast. If you have any questions or if you need help signing up for a time please call the Woodcrest Spanish Immersion main office at 763-600-5800.

Lost and Found

Now that school is back in session, the Lost and Found Area is beginning to collect student treasures. This week, Yesica will be posting pictures on schoology of different items that are in the Lost and Found area. If you recognize any of the items on the pictures, please connect with Yesica via email or by calling 763-600-5802 so that said item can be picked up and/or given to the student who misplaced it.
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Show your Panther Spirit for Challenge #2

Challenge #2 for the Panthers of a Purpose virtual giving event is happening now!


Submit photos in your branded SLP Panther gear or school colors blue, red and white to the Panther Foundation via email between now and February 12. You'll earn a chance to be featured in the event video on February 27 and entered in a drawing to win a Panther Store $25 gift card!


Learn more about the Panthers for a Purpose virtual event, which helps keep the pantry stocked, children fed and ready to learn!

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Surprise Panther visit to Woodcrest

Excitement was in the air when the Panther visited Woodcrest recently and greeted students as they walked into the building!
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Monthly PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting is Monday, February 8 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda for our meeting is sent out to everyone signed up on Konstella. Join us via Zoom


Meeting ID: 767 9988 6422
Passcode: PTO2021

FREE Digital Games Available

Free Digital Family Game Night for all via Breakout EDU! New puzzles have been released for the month of February. Complete one to be entered into the monthly prize drawing. Sign up online with code OQXAW6

Scholastic Book Club

Woodcrest PTO is offering Scholastic Book Club. Please visit Scholastic and enter class code NJ89V. All purchases will help earn FREE books which will be used to support children's literacy at Woodcrest. Questions about Scholastic Book Club can be emailed to PTO.

PTO Contact Information

If you have ideas or questions at any time, contact us via email


Woodcrest Spanish Immersion PTO

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