Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update February 8-12, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Monday, February 8, 2021 is the 100th Day of School! Can you believe that we have been in school for 100 days? Kindergarten students have been hard at work, counting by 1's, 5's and 10's to 100 and beyond. Keep up the good work!

Dr. Raichoudhuri will announce the Trimester 3 decision at the Feb. 11 Board of Education meeting. Please take a moment to fill out the parent survey English and/or Spanish , your opinion matters.

We will plan to celebrate those students and families that have demonstrated High Engagement by attending synchronous google meets, participating in classroom dialogue and discussions, and turning in their work. Pizza will be delivered to participating families on Friday, February 12, 2021. For families with students who have earned pizza awards for their high engagement: we want to see photos of your Pizza Party next Friday night! Please snap a picture and send it to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com, so we can assemble them into a fun slideshow to share with our Woods Lake community.

Thank you for all that you do to keep your child online and learning daily!

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Send pictures for our 2020-2021 Yearbook!

We are building our yearbook with your help this year! We need pictures of your children from the shoulders up. Teachers are distributing flyers on how to take and send in these portraits, and this information can also be found on the Woods Lake Elementary website and weekly S'more update. Pictures and questions can be sent to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com. Please send them in by Tuesday, February 16. Thank you
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Middle School Counselors Present to 5th Grade Students

The second week of March, Middle School Counselors will present an informational video and students will complete a course selection form. This video and a parent version of the course selection google form will also be made available to you.

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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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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

We are now in, 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)

We have made the tough decision to not hold a Girls on the Run team at Woods Lake this year. However, 3rd-5th grade girls will still have the opportunity to participate in GOTR. Please see this flyer for more information. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out!

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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


What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

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

May I get my child's curriculum materials?

You may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.

When will I know about the decision for Trimester III?

Dr. Raichoudhuri will announce the Trimester 3 decision at the Feb. 11 Board of Education meeting. You may scan the QR code below with your phone to complete the survey!

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