Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update November 09-13, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Woods Lake Family,

We are so THANKFUL for you and want you to know that we, along with our community partners, acknowledge your hard work in ensuring that your child is online and learning daily! To show our appreciation, we are planning to distribute several items to your child.

SAVE the DATE: November 16-20. We will be distributing art materials for a building wide thanksgiving project that we will post on our Woods Lake webpage, winter outerwear, whiteboards and markers for students in grades K-3, headphones/earbuds with microphones, and stocking stuffers. We want you to know how much we appreciate you!

Save the Date: Woods Lake PTO is sponsoring our fall 2020 scholastic book fair. The dates of the fair are November 20 through December 3, 2020. The link to our virtual book fair is: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/woodslakeelementaryschool. See flyer below!

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Scholastic Book Fair, Fall 2020

November 20- December 3rd! PTO Sponsored Woods Lake Fall 2020 Scholastic Book Fair, coming soon...

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Parent and Family Community Project

Your child will receive the materials to create their Thankful Puppets during the week of November 16-20. We will use the pictures in our slideshow!

Stay Tuned...

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Happy Veterans Day, November 11, 2020

Thank you for your service!
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Woods Lake Virtual Village

Our PTO invites you to the Woods Lake Virtual Village Facebook Page, click on this link.

Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Scheduling/Appointments: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Assistant Secretary: Mrs. Browning

Behavioral Support: Mrs. Natalie Orbe

Communities In School: Ms. Blaec Arevalo

Unresolved Issues: Dr. Micole D. Dyson

Social Emotional Learning

The Learning Hub has a Social Emotional Learning webpage with a Family SEL Guide and interactive links, PDFs to print, and more!

Organizational Skills

Organizational skills can have a significant and long-lasting impact on a child's ability to succeed throughout their academic career. Organizational skills are essential to a child's ability to interpret and retain information. These skills are also the key to advancing academically.

Get organized:

  1. Organize Your Stuff. Being organized makes everything else easier. ...

  2. Organize Your Space. You need a good workspace — someplace quiet enough to focus. ...

  3. Organize Your Time. Use a planner or organization app to keep track of your schoolwork:

  4. Avoid Distractions. ...

  5. Take Breaks. ...

  6. Refocus Yourself

Save the Date: Our PTO Meeting

Monday, Nov. 16th, 5:15-6pm

This is an online event.

Mark your calendar!
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Save the Date: Our School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

Mark your calendar!
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Kalamazoo Kids in Tune (KKIT)

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune has started their virtual program: Stronger Together, Celebrating our Diverse-City. We were happy to welcome 21 students from Woods Lake into the KKIT program this year!

If you participated in KKIT in the past and would like to enroll again this year -

it's not too late! Just contact Ms. Donielle by email: dhetrick@kalamazoosymphony.com or by Cell: 269-929-8253 and we'll get you enrolled. If you have a 3rd or 4th grade student who is interested in joining KKIT for the first time, we will be enrolling new students again next month.

Stay tuned for more information!


What are the office hours for Woods Lake Elementary School?

Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m.

What can I do to support my child with learning from home?

Routine is important! Continue to structure your child's day. This will give them a sense of normalcy, set an expectation, and help them remain calm and focused.

In what ways can I help my child with academics?

Be sure to check your child's google classroom. It will keep you informed about your child's progress. You may also connect your personal email to the account to remain updated.