Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update January 25-29, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

We are midway through the second trimester! If you have not taken the opportunity to collect your child's curriculum for those students in grades 1, 3, 4, and 5 you may stop by the office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Progress reports will be going home to families during the first week of February. This unique school year has afforded us the opportunity to provide more electronic updates of your child's learning and progress through additional portals such as, google classroom, dojo, text messages with PDF documents to view, and more.

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. Those who have demonstrated high engagement will be celebrated. Pizza will be delivered to participating families on Friday, February 12, 2021. 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.


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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!


A Healthy Self-Esteem is a personal feeling of importance and value.
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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

We are business as usual this week - KKIT starts up again on Tuesday and our virtual study halls start up again on Wednesday. We still have spaces for students to join us, they can enroll online here: https://forms.gle/moeXZLJDe9K2hfaz5

We are currently gearing up for 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)

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209

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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.

If I missed distribution last week, may I still get my child's curriculum?

If you were unable to collect your child's materials, you may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.

Where can I get my child's books for Global Reading Challenge?

Families of participating students have been informed by their classroom teachers to collect their books for reading from our office. You may come M-F between 8-4 pm.