Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

October 28, 2020 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Greetings Woodcrest families,

I am sure this finds you toggling between what to think and feel about the snow, cold temperatures, the full moon this Saturday and the coming elections. Through all of these, one thing seems to remain steady...excitement about learning at Woodcrest.

This morning our staff began outlining their personalized professional learning plans to better home in on the specific needs of their students. Our teachers have identified how each of your children learn and what they may need to extend and deepen their learning experience.

Beyond Woodcrest, there is a lot happening in Spring Lake Park Schools. You may have seen a message last Friday about students in grades 7-12 transitioning to distance learning. At this time, there are no changes at our school and no changes for students in grades K-6 attending in the Modified Campus (hybrid) model. We would consider a transition for K-6 if we were to near the threshold provided by public health officials of 50 cases per 10,000. Last week, Anoka County reported 33.16 cases per 10,000.

As a district, we are meeting often with county and state officials to understand and respond to the public health situation in our area as we need to. We very much want to keep our schools open, and we are hopeful we can, as a community, address the community spread of the virus in our area.

As you are aware, next Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day and will be a “learning at home day” for our entire school as our building is used as an election polling place. If your child is normally in the school building on Tuesdays, please plan for your child to learn from home next Tuesday. If you have questions, please reach out to us through the main office phone number, 763-600-5800.

This week we have been in the throes of Spirit Week. On Friday we will be celebrating Panther Spirit Day. Please encourage your child to wear their SLP gear or school colors of red and blue. In fact, you should consider it as well. I love seeing families “Panthered Out!” Share your Panther pride photos with communications@district16.org or using #SLPPantherProud.

In addition to Panther Spirit Day, Woodcrest is also holding a Dance-a-thon across all classrooms, Extended Flexible Learning and Modified Campus. We look forward to connecting everyone at home and at school to dance TOGETHER!

Stay warm and safe over the next few days . . . we have a lot to look forward to in the next week, including warmer weather.

Have a nice day,

John Franke

Interim Principal

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Picture Day for EFL Students

We will be having Picture Day for EFL students on November 11, 2020 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. here at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion. If your student is participating in the Extended Flexible Learning Model and you would like for your student to have their picture taken, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. All students need to have a face mask on, in order to enter the building.
  2. Picture Day will be in the Pina Room, use main entrance door (Door 1) to enter the building.
  3. Only students will be allowed to enter the building to have their picture taken- we will have a staff member by Door 1 ready to assist students.
  4. Once a student has their picture taken, the student will exit the building using Door 1.
  5. All students need to follow the social distancing guidelines.
  6. Students will be divided into three groups, based on their last names:

Students with last names beginning with letters A-F will have their picture taken from 9-11 a.m.

Students with last names beginning with letters G-O will have their picture taken from Noon-2 p.m.

Students with last names beginning with letter P-Z will have their picture taken from 2-4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the main office at 763-600-5800.

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Wear Your Panther Gear/School Colors This Friday for Spirit Day

It's time to show your school spirit! Whether in the Modified Campus Schedule (hybrid) or Extended Flexible (distance) learning models, students and staff are celebrating a district-wide spirit day this Friday, October 30. Be sure to tag us in your photos on social media using #SLPPantherProud, or email photos.

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Spirit Week at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

This week we are having Spirit Week at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion. Here are the remaining days for this week:
  • Thursday, October 29 - Color by Grade Day
    • Kinder = Green,
    • 1st grade = Blue
    • 2nd grade = Orange
    • 3rd grade = Yellow
    • 4th grade = Red
  • Friday, October 30 = School Spirit Day, Wear Red/White/Blue
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Hello Families,

We hope you have been enjoying Spirit Week! Don't forget if you post a photo on our PTO Facebook or in your Konstella Classroom by the end of the week, you are entered in a drawing for a gift card!

Thursday is color by grade day:

Pre-K=Purple, Kinder=Green, 1st=Blue, 2nd=Orange, 3rd=Yellow, 4th=Red

Friday is our Dance-A-Thon and Spirit Day.

Wear Red/White/Blue and show your Woodcrest Pride!

Join in at school or on your teacher's WebEx or with family at home at 3 p.m. on Friday to dance to the song Madre Tierra.

Donations raised from family and friends for this PTO FUNdraiser can be sent to school in an envelope by Friday. Checks should be written to Woodcrest PTO. Please include name, teacher name, and total amount on your envelope. Donations can also be made online. The website also describes how money raised is used to support our students, staff and community.

Thanks for your support!

Attached you will find our Meeting Calendar for the 2020-2021 year. We meet about monthly on Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. online. You will also find out information on how

Please read the attachment for all details and sign up for your individual fundraising site.


Any questions can be sent to WCSIPTO@gmail.com

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  • October 28: Applications for free and reduced-price meals are due

  • October 30: Dance-a-thon Madre Tierra at 3 p.m. in person or via classroom teacher's Webex.

  • November 3: Learn from home day for students at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

  • November 11: Picture Day for EFL students

  • November 26-27: Thanksgiving - No school

  • December 4: End of Trimester 1

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Sign-Up for SLP Youth Hockey Association Try-Hockey

The Spring Lake Park High School Youth Hockey Association presents the Panther Cubs Try Hockey! This program is available for students in PreK-grade 3. Register on the SLP youth hockey association website by November 15.

This 11-week hockey program is a great way for your student to:

  • Skate with their friends
  • Skate with Panther youth and high school hockey players each week

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To translate this newsletter information to another language, please click anywhere on the newsletter to open it in a web browser and at the top of the page, select your language from the dropdown menu.

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