Woodland Elementary Newsletter
Dear Woodland Families,
Woodland Elementary is ready to welcome your students on Tuesday, September 5th! There are many exciting things happening this year and we are all looking forward to lots of laughter, smiles and many great learning moments along the way.
Staff will be waiting for students being dropped off at the front of school. We will have many staff members waiting to greet them and help them make the transition into the school building, and down to their lockers/classrooms. Adults will not be allowed to escort students into the building.
Thank you to all who stopped by during the BUSY open house to introduce yourselves. I feel honored to be your school principal this year. Please reach out if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.
Please be certain to read about the changes and also upcoming events and activities for the this school year.
Woodland Elementary Principal
1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 101
Alexandria, MN 56308
320.762.3300 ext. 4130
Parent Drop Off/Pick Up/Changes
Doors will be locked at 7:50 for the start of the school day.
Afternoon: Parent pickup of students should use the front driveway loop to pick up students. As a reminder, we need to keep traffic flowing and do not need the McKay intersection blocked for incoming or outgoing to the District Office/Community Education areas. A friendly reminder that dismissal is not until 2:20. Please do not start lining up for pickup until 2:05 daily. We will keep the line moving as fast as possible and not create congestion. Thank you for your cooperation.
Changes: Alternative arrangements for transportation on an occasional basis for your student, needs to be called into the office by no later than 12:30 to ensure that the information will get correctly passed to your student. 320-762-3300.
Breakfast will be served only between 7:20-7:40, and will be eaten in the cafeteria.
Families who feel they financially qualify, should still complete the application in order to receive other educational and personal benefits and scholarships.
You can also complete the application at the Open House.
We will provide school supplies to all students. The only items you need to pick up include a backpack, tennis shoes, a box of tissues and a pencil box or bag. To help offset our cost for all of the other items, a suggested donation of $25.00 per student can be dropped off in the Woodland School office, or mailed to the school. THANK YOU for your support!
Woodland Elementary School
PO Box 308
Alexandria, MN 56308
All parents need to have access, as all conferences will be scheduled using this application.
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Hat Day
Wednesday: Wacky Day - clothing and/or hair
Thursday: Fun in the Sun Day
Friday: A-Team Pride Day - show your school/district spirit
Many of the teachers and staff will also be joining in the festivities! It's going to be a great week to celebrate Alexandria Public Schools!
Title 1 Meeting
As part of the requirement, Alexandria Public School (206) is required to have a Parent Involvement Plan. In addition, schools accepting Title 1 funding must involve parents in the plan. A yearly meeting is scheduled to gather input from parents regarding the Parent Involvement Plan and to review student achievement.
Public and nonpublic school buildings can receive funding under Title 1, part A of ESEA. Schools receive funding as a "whole" or "targeted" school. Funding for the whole schools are available to all children in the building and a school must develop a whole school plan for use of the allocated dollars. Schools that are targeted provide services to students who qualify under district guidelines. Non-public schools receive funding in the allocation of the students resident public schools receiving funding as a per-child allocation.
If you are interested in learning more about our Title schools and services to help your child, please attend the meeting on September 11th at 6:00 pm at the District Office.
There are two ways to let us know how you would like to be involved:
- Complete the online Google form with volunteer opportunities here
- Call the Woodland office at 320-762-3300 and we will take your information over the phone
We welcome ideas for student and family events! If you have ideas or questions, please contact Steph Ruegemer, building principal, by calling the Woodland office or email firstname.lastname@example.org