Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update October 5-9, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hello Woods Lake Family,

This week, students in grades (4-5) will complete their NWEA reading test online. We thank you for your time and support as you have assisted your children to log in to take their tests! Also, Friday, October 9, 2020 will be a half day for students ending at 11:59 a.m. I encourage your student to stay engaged in learning in the afternoon by logging on to Dreambox and Lexia for reading and math gains.

October 14-15, we will have our Fall 2020 Parent Teacher Student Conferences! This is a time for the teacher to dialogue with you about your child's progress in meeting the learning expectations for their grade level. Please watch for the teacher sign up directions, as you may select the 15-20 minute time slot that works best for you.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Thank you Woods Lake Students for the Happy Birthday wishes!

Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Scheduling/Appointments: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Attendance/Immunizations: Mrs. Lindsay Carr

Behavioral Support: Mrs. Natalie Orbe

Communities In School: Ms. Blaec Arevalo

Unresolved Issues: Dr. Micole D. Dyson

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

Count Day

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 8:45am

This is an online event.

Half Day

Friday, Oct. 9th, 8:45am-12pm

This is an online event.

Today is a half day for students. School begins for students at 8:49 a.m. and ends at 11:59 a.m.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 4-8pm

This is an online event.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 12:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

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!

SOCIAL AWARENESS: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and culture.

· Showing understanding and empathy for others

· Identifying social cues (verbal, physical) to determine how others feel

· Predicting and understanding others’ feelings and reactions

· Practicing empathy, including perspective taking

· Recognizing individual and group strengths and differences

· Using reflective listening to understand and demonstrate respect for others

· Recognizing and using family, school, and community resources

· Demonstrating cultural humility

· Awareness of inequities and privileges that affect individuals and groups

Box Tops for Education

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Parent Teacher Conference FAQ

When are Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences?

Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 4:00-8:00 pm and Thursday, October 15, 12:30-8:30 pm.

How do I sign up for my conference slot?

Teachers will be contacting you with conference scheduling options. Please pick the option that works best for your family's schedule.

If I have multiple children do I have to do all conferences on the same day?

No. You have the freedom to schedule your conference time whenever you are available.

How/when will I be notified of my confirmed time?

Teachers will be notifying families of their confirmed times by Friday, October 9th. Please check all communication platforms for your individual meeting link.


When does my child take the NWEA/MAP test?

Students take the test at varying times. Please contact your child's teacher to confirm their specific time and login information.

How can I help my child BEFORE the NWEA/MAP test?

We know that students do best when they have eaten breakfast and are well rested. In addition be sure to help your child find a quiet space, have scrap paper and pencil, and be ready to work independently. Let them know that there will be questions that they do not know the answer to and you are not able to help them. Encourage them to try their best.

How can I help my child DURING the NWEA/MAP?

If possible, make yourself available to help with technology. They may need help logging on and finding their name, in order to be able to start. DO NOT give answers or read anything to your son/daughter. Instead, encourage them to try their best and make an educated guess if they do not know.

How long will each test session take?

The test will take approximately 30-60 minutes per subject, but it is not timed. Students will be given enough time to finish the test.

For more tips check here!

Mobile Health Unit

Families may register for the Mobile Health Unit! A service calendar will be coming out in October to offer services such as immunizations and more!