Woodlawn Early Years School
June 2021 Newsletter
As we prepare to say goodbye to this school year, we are working on a plan to say goodbye to our grade 4 students. Due to Covid restrictions we will have to do something different than we have in past years. Our grade 4 teachers are still planning to celebrate our grade 4 students and as soon as our plans are finalized, we will let you know.
I hope you all have a wonderful June!
Vice Principal's Message
Speaking of a welcoming greeting, spring is the time of year where we start meeting our new Kindergarten students who will be starting school in September. Similar to last year, we are unfortunately unable to offer our Stay and Play events. We are offering an outside Meet and Greet with their teacher for next year. This is by appointment only and more information has been sent out to families. If you haven't heard from the office, please call and we will help you out. We are very excited to meet our new Kindergarten students!
Enjoy the sunshine,
Learning Forward Days
On June 4 and June 7, Woodlawn students in grades 1-4 will participate in HSD’s Learning Forward Days. These days will be scheduled the same as the Strong Connection Days in September. Half the class will attend June 4, and the other half will attend June 7. The purpose of these Learning Forward Days will be to collect assessment information about each child to assist next year’s teachers in understanding each child’s academic progress and social-emotional well-being. Students will complete diagnostic assessments in the areas of numeracy, literacy, and social emotional learning (SEL). This is particularly important after a year of multiple adjustments in learning environments.
Parents are able to find out which day their child has been scheduled to attend by visiting the HSD Parent Portal. If you have any questions or if you need help accessing the Parent Portal, please call the school.
Water Bottles Are Important
GROW A ROW
For the last 10 years, Woodlawn students and their families have been involved in harvesting root vegetables for Southeast Helping Hands. We started with a Woodlawn Community Garden, and have since transitioned to inviting our families to donate from their own gardens, or to purchase and donate vegetables in the autumn. These vegetables have benefitted families in need, from our local community.
We are inviting Woodlawn students and their families, to participate in our fourth annual: Grow
a Row for Those in Need gardening campaign. We are looking for root vegetables like:
potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips, beets and squash.
Participating families are asked to send an email confirmation to Miss Kristen Reimer
(firstname.lastname@example.org) pledging their donation of one or more rows of root vegetables for our
project. In the case of crop failure, you are under no obligation to provide produce, unless you
If you don’t plan on having a garden, but would still like to donate some root vegetables, your
contribution is greatly appreciated. Please stay tuned in the autumn for more details.
Your child will be sent home with a reusable bag for our collection week in the autumn. Stay
tuned for details in our September newsletter.
If you are interested in donating vegetables, please send a confirmation email to
Thank you for your willingness to participate! We are excited to continue Woodlawn’s legacy
of giving back to our local community and teaching children how to be generous, thoughtful,
and caring citizens.
Karen Fraser - Principal
Kristen Reimer - Teacher Coordinator
Woodlawn Teachers 2021-2022
Mrs. Angela Martin - KM
Mrs. Kara Grant- KG
Mrs. Kerri Richter - KR
Ms. Amanda Cipriano - 1C
Mrs. Jennifer Cuppage - 1JC
Mr. Chris Schroeder - 1S
Mrs. Angela Gosselin - 1G
Mrs. Heather Penner - 1P
Mrs. Marlene Funk - 2MF
Ms. Jessica Heier - 2H
Mrs. Pat Reimer - 2PR
Mrs. Leah Read - 2LR
Ms. Kristen Falk - 2KF
Ms. Kristen Reimer - 3R
Ms. Cathy Toews / Mrs. Andrea Lepp - 3T
Mr. Shawn Kehoe - 3K
Mr. Michael Bourget - 3/4B
Mrs. Andrea Dick - 3/4D
Ms. Jordyn Shaw - 3/4S
Mrs. Lisa Martens - 3/4M
Mrs. Jerilyn Koslowsky - 4K
Ms. Simmy Gandhi - 4G
Mrs. Wendy Buhler - 4B
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2021-2022
At Woodlawn we collect a School Supply Fee of $30. Our teachers order the school supplies for all of the students. This way all of our children have the same supplies. All fees can be paid on parent portal.
Some classes use agendas while other classes have a different system for communication. The following grades/classes are using agendas which will add an additional $5 fee (Grade 1, Grade 3/4 combined classes, and 4G).
As parents you will need to supply the following:
- 1 pair of labeled indoor running shoes
- 1 labeled plastic water bottle
- 1 extra change of clothes (for accidents or if they fall outside in the mud/water)
- 1 labeled backpack
- 1 box of Kleenex
Some specific classes may ask for headphones that would be returned at the end of the year.
Lost and Found
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed
(204-320-2346) and talk to Robert if you have more questions.