The Wonderful World of Woodbury

Weekly Update for Families: October 10th

Friendly Reminders

Friendly Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL MONDAY, October 10th.


Walk & Roll to School Day is October 12th: We will meet at Knight's Park to walk together to school at 7:30 a.m. You may choose to walk or roll (ride a bike, scooter, etc.). Families are welcome to walk with us!


Fire Prevention Week: National Fire Prevention Week is this week. This year is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. The 2022 campaign is titled "Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape." For additional information, including documents you can use to reinforce fire safety in your household, please visit https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week. On Thursday, October 13th, the Sandwich Fire Department will be visiting Woodbury for an assembly to teach and reinforce fire safety with our students.


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Way to go!

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

10/9: Fire Prevention Week

10/10: Columbus Day NO SCHOOL

10/12: Walk & Roll to School Day, Meet at Knight's Park at 7:30 a.m.

10:13: Fire Safety Presentation with SFD, 10:00 a.m.

10/14: End of First Quarter

10/21: Kindergarten Field Trip to Kuiper's

10/24: Red Ribbon Week, Social Emotional Screener SAEBERS

10/27: Woodbury PPA Meeting

10/31: Outdoor Costume Parade 1:00 p.m., Halloween Classroom Parties to follow,

Pumpkin Storybook Contest

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HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

We will be enjoying Halloween festivities this year on Monday, October 31st. In addition to afternoon Halloween Festivities, the reading room will once again be transformed into a BAT CAVE and classrooms are invited to come experience life as a bat and participate in DEAR time in the dark with finger lights. So fun! We will also have our annual Costume Parade. The parade will begin around 1:00. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend along with younger children to see their older sibling(s) and their classmates! Guests of the parade can line the sidewalk around the building and students will be making their way around the building on the sidewalk by classroom. If we have inclement weather, we will parade around in the gym and hallways.


Students are invited to wear their costumes with the following guidelines:

  • Students will change into costumes after lunch and must be able to put on independently over their clothes.

  • If a student's costume includes a mask it will not be able to be worn while at school except for a picture and the parade.

  • Please limit costume accessories, as these can potentially serve as a distraction to our daily learning. Weapons (play swords, knives, guns, etc.) are not allowed.


Halloween parties will be coordinated by the classroom teachers. Due to limited space, only designated adult helpers who have been approved as volunteers will be able to accompany the students back to the classrooms for the parties. Please note that we are unable to approve last minute volunteers. Due to our new district handbook treat policy (seen below), we will not be having treats during our classroom parties.


Treat Policy:

Celebrations and positive reinforcement are an important part of our district’s culture of supporting students. Often students bring treats or snacks to school to share on special occasions. Due to food allergies and other health concerns, we do not permit students to bring in food items or treats to school to share. We would like to encourage healthy eating habits and promote non-food items such as pencils, stickers, bookmarks, or other small items in place of food treats. Curricular activities involving food will be dealt with individually.

Safety provisions will be set up for food or environmental allergies on an individual basis.

Curricular activities involving food will be dealt with individually.


Halloween Trick or Treating Safety:


Some tips from the American Safety Council for a safe and fun Halloween:


Stay in groups

Costumes should be well-fitting and flame resistant

Always test makeup so it doesn’t irritate skin

Remember to look both ways before crossing the street

Examine all treats before eating


Stay on the sidewalk

Avoid dark houses

Flashlights and glow sticks for visibility

Enjoy with caution!

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Updates from the School Nurse

  • All Kindergarteners and any student attending school in Illinois for the first time are required to submit a State of Illinois Eye Exam or Waiver by October 15, 2022.

  • Flu season is around the corner! Protect yourself and your family this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone who is 6 months and older. Seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Visit www.flu.gov or talk to your healthcare provider for more information.