Woodside Wolves Weekly
for the Families of Woodside Elementary - November 17, 2023
Dear Woodside Families,
I hope you enjoy your week off spending time with family and friends! We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus Monday, 11/27.
Please take the time to read through this newsletter in its entirety when time permits for important dates and events taking place next week and beyond.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
California Healthy Kids Survey HELPS Guide Our Support for Students
Parent/Guardian Cal. Healthy Kids Survey Link
Woodside Parent & Guardian Survey - California Healthy Kids -Your Response is Requested!
This anonymous survey is an opportunity for you to help Woodside Elementary by sharing your opinions about how we are doing. Your opinions are important, and WE are interested in hearing them. If you have more than one child at Woodside, please think about the oldest attending as you answer these questions. Answer all the questions based on your experiences at Woodside only, not other school site experiences. Remember, we appreciate your honest opinions.
Thank you in advance for taking the CalSCHLS 15-20 minute survey at your earliest convenience!
Please click HERE to take the survey
Woodside's Country Store is coming in December!
Country Store is a holiday thrift shop where our students can purchase new and gently used items for family and friends, for minimal money. Paw Pats can also be used. Check out the flyer on dates and donation opportunities. If you can volunteer to work at the Country Store, click this link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EADAE29AAFCC16-46224072-woodsides
English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Woodside's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
- English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting
- In Person at Woodside MUR
- The last Monday of the month, at 8:15 am
- To ensure that we are supporting our emerging bilingual students
- To have a voice in your child's education
- To have a direct line of communication with your school
- Learn how to better support your students, resources, & more!
- Spanish Translation will be available at every Woodside ELAC meeting.
- Please email me directly at email@example.com if you plan on attending and require Chinese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, or any other translation
Future Woodside ELAC Meeting Dates (the last Monday of the month):
- November (Canceled)
Location: Willow Creek Center
Time: 5:30 p.m.
- Nov. 30, 2023
- Jan. 18, 2024
- Feb. 15, 2024
- Mar. 21, 2024
- Apr 18, 2024
- May 23, 2024
If you have any questions or require more information regarding ELAC, please contact Maria Tsakoyia at 925-689-7671.
Dates To Remember
Woodside Calendar of Events:
American Indian Heritage Month
Nov. 20-24: No School
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 24: Native American Heritage Day
Nov. 28: 3-4 pm School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
Nov. 29: 8:05-9 am, Coffee or Tea With Mr. C
Nov. 30: California Healthy Kids Survey Deadline
Nov. 30: 5:30 pm District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting
Dec. 1: Water Science Assembly
Dec. 7-15: Hanukkah
Dec. 12/18 to 12/20: Country Store
Dec. 18: 9 am Kindergarten and TK Holiday Performance
Dec. 20: End of 2nd Quarter/First Semester
Dec. 21- Jan. 8: NO SCHOOL - Winter Recess
Parent Faculty Club (PFC)-No Meeting in November
School Site Council (SSC) - Next Meeting is Nov. 28th
Thank YOU Parent & Staff SSC Representatives!
We couldn't have SSC if it wasn't for:
- Robin Reed (parent)
- Nicole Cleveland (parent)
- Masoud Juya (parent)
- Dena Westfall (Staff)
- Diana Zimmer (Staff)
ALL Woodside families and community members are welcome to drop in for any and all SSC meetings!
SSC Meetings are OPEN to ALL Woodside Families & Community Members to Attend!
What is the purpose of the school site council?
The School Site Council serves as the school community representative body for determining the focus of the school's academic instructional program and all related categorical resources.
What: School Site Council Meeting (SSC)
Where: Woodside, room E-1
When: Tuesday, Nov. 28th, from 3 to 4 pm
Why: To ensure that our Single Plan for Student Achievement is carried out
Who: ALL parents/guardians and community members are welcome
CARES Expanded Learning Program!
Coffee and Tea with Mr. C - Every Last Wednesday of the Month
WOODSIDE COMMUNITY GATHERING - COFFEE OR TEA WITH MR. C
NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR - Wednesday Breakfast is served from 7:45 to 8 am
MDUSD is 1-1 Student Devices for Grades 2nd - 5th at the elementary level
Please see the attachment regarding obtaining Chromebook Insurance
- Insurance is optional but highly recommended.
- The insurance term lasts one year from the purchase
- You will need your student's device number to register for insurance
- If your student is new to the district & Woodside (Grades 2-5), they will be getting their device by the end of next week
- 2nd-grade students will be assigned a 1-1 device as soon as possible. Please be on the lookout for additional communication from your student's teacher.
Click the link below to view the attachment.
- Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school
- Please click HERE for more information
Upcoming Regular District Board Meeting Dates
LOCATION: School District Board Room-1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord CA 94519
The Closed Session (no public access) will begin at 5:00 PM. Open Session (public access) will begin at 6:00 PM. Broadcast viewing, public participation, and interpretation information will be posted at mdusd.org/boardmeetings on the meeting day. Approved minutes will be published to mdusd.org/boardmeetings.
Upcoming meeting dates:
- December 13
In order to keep our school community healthy, keep students home if they have had a fever (>99.5 F), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours; or if they are feeling unwell and unable to participate in usual school activities. As we move into the flu season and are facing RSV and COVID, We need to remind students about universal precautions - good hand washing after blowing nose, proper cough into elbow, etc..
Woodside Attendance Hotline
Woodside Elementary Contact Information
Thank you to our office staff Annabel Vazquez, Office Manager & Maria Tsakoyias. School Secretary. We could not operate without you!