Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update January 18-22, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Monday, January 18, 2021 is MLK Day. This week our students will engage in lessons that are centered around the social justice work that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. led during his lifetime. MLK Day is a 'day on' for our KPS students as they will engage in learning activities focused on this great leader, in their ELA and Social Studies classes.

Last week, we offered day and evening times for collection of curriculum for students in grades: 1, 3, 4, and 5. If you were unable to collect your child's materials, you may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.

Thank you for ensuring that your child is online and ready to learn daily. As a way to acknowledge your hard work, we are planning a Family Pizza Night next month on Friday, February 12th. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Lead Secretary: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Child Accounting Secretary: Ms. Cheryl Knight

Behavior Specialist: 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!

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Friendship Soup

Using Relationship Skills to build a good friendship!

If friendship were a soup, what ingredients would be in it?

Watch this video where friends describe what ingredients are needed to make ”FRIENDSHIP SOUP”.


Welcome Ms. Cheryl Knight, Attendance Secretary

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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

We are business as usual this week - KKIT starts up again on Tuesday and our virtual study halls start up again on Wednesday. We still have spaces for students to join us, they can enroll online here: https://forms.gle/moeXZLJDe9K2hfaz5

We are currently gearing up for Family February. Every February, we welcome loved ones of KKIT students to become honorary members of the orchestra! You don't have to have previously playing experience or an instrument at home to join. We will provide instruments and introductory lessons so you and your student can prepare together for a special virtual performance on March 4. The time commitment is 2 hours per week, including every Thursday from 4pm-5pm. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/aNckVMhfbGqugTtaA We will also be holding a virtual family board game night and picture scavenger hunts throughout the month for families.

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

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Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

e-mail Mrs. Sikaundi if you would like to join us: SikaundiEC@kalamazoopublicschools.net


What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

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

If I missed distribution last week, may I still get my child's curriculum?

If you were unable to collect your child's materials, you may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.

Where can I get my child's books for Global Reading Challenge?

Families of participating students have been informed by their classroom teachers to collect their books for reading from our office. You may come M-F between 8-4 pm.