The Wildcat Way

Monday, February 28-Friday, March 4

Woodfield Elementary

Mrs. Jessica Grimm, Woodfield Elementary Principal

Mrs. Julie Voegeli, Woodfield School Counselor

Mrs. Sara Hammer Woodfield/Trailside School Psychologist

Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel, WGSD School Social Worker

Mrs. Alicia Burton, Principal Secretary (Enrollments, student information/support)

Mrs. Joy Jackson, Building Secretary (Attendance, Food Service accounts, Health Room)

Mrs. Rachel Pankonin, WGSD Nurse

School Day hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. Students enter the building at 8:35 a.m.

School Office hours: 7:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar:

  • February 28-March 4: Read Across America Spirit Week
  • March 3 & 4: 4K/5K screening at Evergreen Elementary
  • March 7: End of 2nd Trimester
  • March 8: First day of 3rd Trimester
  • March 18-25: Spring Break - No School

Join us for a Read Across America- Themed Spirit Week!

What is Read Across America? Read Across America was launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA) and guided by a committee of educators. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.

Woodfield Elementary will be participating this week through many fun-filled reading activities. We hope all will join in on the fun of our themed spirit days!

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Celebrating Math Success!

Dear Woodfield Families,

Woodfield Elementary staff are all so proud of our students and their progress in math!

Kindergarten through fifth grade students take the i-Ready assessment in the fall, winter and spring. The i-Ready diagnostic is an adaptive computer assessment that matches the difficulty of test questions to the ability of each student. As students answer questions correctly, the test gets more difficult. As students answer questions incorrectly, the test gets easier. In both cases, the test adapts to find the precise ability of the test taker. The purpose of the diagnostic assessment is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead determine how best to support your student's learning.

At fall conferences, your child's teacher gave you your child's fall i-Ready assessment results. Teachers will be sending home winter i-Ready reports soon. Remember, this is just a snapshot of your child's ability and teachers use many other formal and informal assessments to track your child's progress. If you have any questions about your child's progress in math, please contact your child's teacher.

The picture below demonstrates the growth that Woodfield Elementary, as a school, has made from fall to winter, as measured by the i-Ready math assessment. Within the triangles, green indicates that students are working on or above grade level. The yellow in the triangles demonstrate students working slightly below or up to one grade level below, and red shows students who are more than one grade level below. You can see that we have a lot of growth to celebrate! Our goal is for 100% of students to score on or above grade level and also for students to reach their individual i-Ready stretch goals by the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

During the month of March, students will be participating in an i-Ready math challenge to promote engagement and focused practice. Teachers are excited to introduce the challenge to their students this week. Please ask your child for updates throughout the month. As always, we thank you for your support and involvement in your child's education.


Jessica Grimm, Principal

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Counselor Corner Updates from Mrs. Voegeli

Kindergarten - We will be reading the book Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook. The students will be able to tell the difference between tattling and telling.

1st Grade-Mean teasing is aggressive behavior. Repeated teasing can turn into bullying. This lesson promotes the norm of respectful behavior and not calling people names while building empathy for students who are teased. Responding effectively can help students reduce the extent to which they are teased.

2nd Grade - Personal Space- We will identify proper personal space in order for others to feel comfortable and stay safe.

3rd Grade In this lesson, students learn how to use positive self-talk to calm themselves during disappointment, a common stressor for children. Positive self-talk can effectively engage the thinking part of the brain in emotional situations, while negative self-talk can escalate emotions and decrease students’ self-control. Students should identify and practice words and phrases that work for them so that positive self-talk comes easily when needed.

4th Grade-Students can create or escalate conflicts when they jump to conclusions about what is behind other students’ actions. This lesson focuses on helping students use emotion-management techniques to keep strong emotions from pushing them into jumping to conclusions about others. Students who calm themselves down are better able to accurately assess others’ intentions. Students can use the Calming-Down Steps to make it less likely they will act impulsively on their emotions. When able to take the next step and assertively ask questions of others, students become better able to understand others’ perspectives and intentions. Calming down strong emotions is also a necessary prerequisite to effective problem solving.Home Link

5th Grade- Students can create or escalate conflicts when they jump to conclusions about what is behind other students’ actions. It is easy to jump to conclusions that create problems unnecessarily. This lesson focuses on helping students use emotion-management strategies to keep strong emotions from pushing them into jumping to conclusions about others. When students can calm down, they are better able to assess others’ intentions accurately. Students can use the Calming-Down Steps to make it less likely that they will act impulsively on their emotions. When they are able to take the next step and assertively ask questions of others, they are better able to understand others’ perspectives and intentions. Calming strong emotions is also a necessary prerequisite to effective problem solving. Home Link

In addition, every month, WGSD will be highlighting a spotlight skill. Please check out each month’s newsletter to see more about the spotlight skill including keywords, definitions, and areas of focus. Our District Wide SEL Spotlight Skill this month is Social-Awareness

More about Social-Awareness

Keywords: Self-Confidence, Growth Mindset, Sense of Purpose, Identify Emotions

Definition:The ability to consider the perspectives of others individuals, groups, or communities, and apply that understanding to interactions with them.

Focus area for each grade level:

4K-5K: Learners will be able to recognize the feelings of another child and respond with basic comfort and empathy.

1st-3rd:Learners will be able to predict how someone else may feel in a variety of situations.

4th-5th: Learners will be able to use perspective-taking to predict how their own behavior affects the emotions of others.

Order your child's yearbook today!

Instructions for ordering a yearbook online

  1. Visit:

  2. Enter password: "Prepay"
  3. Enter your email address and click submit.

**Note all orders must be received by April 14, midnight** No late orders can be accepted. ORDER TODAY!

Please note: You may order multiple yearbooks in the same transaction if your children attend the same school. Simply change the quantity of yearbooks to the amount you want to order and write both students names in the checkout form. Please DO NOT order multiple books in the same transaction if your students attend different schools.

Also, please ignore any instructions to print a receipt as nothing needs to be turned in.

If you have any questions, please email , or call Mortens Photography at 262-754-8889.

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Let our staff serve you at Dairy Queen!

Monday, March 7th, 5-8pm

330 6th Street

Waterford, WI

Join our staff at Dairy Queen for a sweet treat or dinner! 10% of the proceeds will go to Woodfield Elementary! We hope to see you there!

Spring Music Concerts Return!

Tuesday, May 24, Woodfield Elementary will host a Spring concert for our students.

Grade levels: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will be at 10:00 a.m.

Grade levels: 4th, 5th and 5th grade band will be at 1:30 p.m.

At this time, parents and grandparents will be able to attend in-person. The concerts will also be live-streamed via Facebook for anyone not able to attend in-person.

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Waterford Union High School Community Tours

The Waterford Union High School will be hosting multiple events for the community to come and tour their facilities. These opportunities are available for all community members. If you would like to learn more about the 2022 Referendum for Waterford Union High you can visit their website at:

You can also watch an overview video to learn more about the proposed projects by visiting this link.

The 2022-2023 School Year Calendar is now available!

Click here to add important dates to your calendar.

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Register online at: Deadline is Tuesday, March 1st

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Skyward Family Access

Click here for a preview of how Skyward Family Access is utilized! Be sure to log on often to make sure all your child's information is up to date.

If you do not know your login information please contact Alicia Burton.


You have the option of paying for the 2021-2022 school year registration fee online thru e-funds or you can pay it in person in our school office at any time. If you have not used e-funds before you will need the family ID or student ID to set your account up. If you do not have this information please email Alicia Burton You can also purchase headphones via e~funds.

Woodfield Elementary-Student and Parent Handbook

Please click here to review our Student and Parent Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year.

2021-2022 District Calendar

The 2021-2022 school calendar is available! Click here!

Did you know we have a Woodfield Facebook page?

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