WildCat News

April 1, 2022

In this Issue...

  • Spirit Week - April 4-8
  • April 11-15 - Spring Break
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment
  • Are you Moving?
  • Dogs on Campus
  • Get Your FREE At-Home COVID Test
  • Enrollment Open for the 2022-23 School Year
  • Important COVID Links
  • PTA News
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April 11-15 - Spring Break

Dear Woodin Families,

Spring is finally here and excitement is in the air as students, staff and families continue our partnership toward a strong year of learning and growth at Woodin Elementary. It is hard to believe Spring Break is just around the corner! This year, Spring Break will occur from April 11th-15th. The break is a week when we will get to enjoy a bit of time to rest and recharge. After that, it is back to work to finish this school year strong! As always, we greatly appreciate the combined efforts of all as we support our students in successfully meeting the highest of standards set before them.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

As is common practice in the spring, students in grades third through fifth will be taking state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. These Smarter Balanced Assessments measure the full range of the Common Core State Standards. They are designed to let teachers and families know whether their students are on track to be college and career ready by the time they graduate. While these assessments are important, we want to be sure the process and intent of these assessments are not causing undue stress for our students, staff, and families. Woodin teachers and staff will engage in training for proctoring the assessment and will work to promote an environment in which students are comfortable, confident and prepared to show what they know. This year, our SBA testing schedule will occur between April 26th through the end of May. Your classroom teacher will provide a specific schedule for when each portion of the test will be taken.

Are you moving?

Is your family planning to move over the summer? Are you moving out of the Woodin service area? This information is vital to our planning process for next year. Please let the office know your plans as soon as you know, to allow a smooth transfer of student records between schools, and to ensure the end-of-year report card is sent to the correct address.

Dogs on Campus

With the weather improving it may be tempting to walk your dog to greet your student when picking them up. Just a friendly reminder, with the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed on school grounds during the hours when school children are present - leashed or unleashed. (Dogs in your own vehicle are OK.)

Class Group Photos & Spring Photo Op

Woodin will have it's class group photos taken this year. The date is set for Monday, April 25th. All students will receive their class group photo FREE of charge. There is an opportunity for a spring photo op. Envelopes will be sent home after Spring Break.

If you are interested and available to volunteer for this day, please email Theresa at tcussac@nsd.org. Thank you!

Enrollment Open for 2022-23 School Year

Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. All new families as well as incoming kindergarten families, please visit www.nsd.org/enrollment to register your student.

Important COVID Links

PTA News

Bingo Night was so much fun!

Thank you to everyone who helped organize, set up, clean up and for all the help in making the night such a great success.

The PTA is hosting three more big events this school year and we need your help! Science Fair in April, Book Fair in May and Field Day in June. Please step-up to volunteer in any capacity to help our PTA Board make these events successful. We can’t do it without you!!!

Please email woodin@pta.org.

We Want You!

PTA is also looking for parents who want to play a bigger role in the Woodin Wildcat community. We have board positions and committee positions. The PTA is only successful when we have parents willing to step up and help us make the Wildcat experience successful. Volunteering can be in any capacity you may have.

Email our current President and say you want to be involved.


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