Volume 2, Issue 1: August 2018
It was so fantastic to meet new faces and welcome back familiar ones, too. I am thrilled to spend this year with your child!
This edition of the newsletter is packed with information and things to do/know. Please read carefully and let me know if you have any questions!
-Ms. Kate Martin
1st Day Folder
Peanut & Tree Nut Free School
A no peanut or tree nut product policy means that there may not be any snacks or lunches that include contains any nut in the ingredients as well as anything that was made on shared machinery. It is OK to send snacks that say that they were made in the same facility as items containing nuts.
Thank you for your understanding and diligence!
Remind is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. I use this app to send reminders, information about our day and photos. If you still have the app from last year, you will need to REJOIN this new class.
1. In your phone's app store, download the free "Remind" app.
2. Then, click on "join a class".
3. Type in our class code: @7d7898.
My Classroom Website
This website has a wealth of information! I try to link our weekly newsletters and keep up-to-date information/valuable resources.
Dismissal: GT students AND their siblings will be dismissed from the ELC doors in the rear of the parking lot.
School Hours: 8:32 a.m. - 3:39 p.m. (GT - 3:34)
Half-Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.
Woodland Birthday Treat Procedure
Ms. Martin’s Class Schedule
8:35-8:50: Morning Work/Welcome
8:50-9:40: Writing Workshop
9:40-10:26: 5th Grade Specials
10:26-10:35: Snack (Healthy, Nut-Free)
10:35-11:30: Science/Social Studies with Ms. Martin
9:40-10:35: Science/Social Studies with Ms. Gierman
10:35-11:21: 4th Grade Specials
11:21-11:30: Snack (Healthy, Nut-Free)
4th/5th Graders Return to their Teacher:
11:30-12:30: Math Workshop
1:15-2:30: Reading Workshop
2:30-2:45: 2nd Recess
Woodland follows an “ABC” specials schedule. Tuesday, September 4th will start with “A” day and continue from there.
4th Grade students travel as a class together to specials. Their specials schedule is:
A-PE B-Music C-Art
5th Grade students are split among the three regular 5th grade classes. Their specials schedule depends on the teacher they attend specials with. It may change during the year.
Phou: A-PE B-Music C-Art
Davison: A-Art B-PE C-Music
(Xavier, James, Blair, Georgie)
McNaughton: A-Music B-Art C-PE(Luca, Kayla, Aapratim, Annabel)
A paper copy will come home with your child within the first week of school.
Wish List: Higher Level Books!
Upcoming Important Dates
Normal School Hours: 8:32 - 3:39 (GT dismissal 3:34)
Half Day Hours: 8:32 - 11:45
Sep. 4: 1st Day of School - 1/2 day
Sep. 7: Fun Run assembly
Sep. 12: GT Curriculum Night 6-7pm
Sep. 13: Woodland Curriculum Night 6-9pm
Sep. 14: Family picnic 5:30-7
Sep. 18: PTO Meeting 7-9pm
Sep. 24-28: Spirit Week
Sep. 28: Box Top Collection
Oct. 2: Culver's Night
Oct. 5: Spirit Day/Fun Run 9-10:45
Oct. 8: Woodland Picture Day
Oct. 11 & 12: ROARS Store
Oct. 25: Elementary Conferences 4:30-8pm