Woodland Elementary Newsletter

March, 2020

Principal's Message

We have certainly enjoyed the milder temperatures this winter and now that it is March, spring is right around the corner. Please continue to send warm outdoor gear as temperatures will fluctuate especially with windy conditions. Boots and snow pants will be needed for quite some time as we expect students to wear them not only for warmth but to avoid getting wet and dirty as the snow begins to melt.

There are several fun events over the next few months. Check out the list of events below and mark your calendars. I’m hoping you are able to join us for the Special Areas Exposition next Thursday, March 12th from 6:00-7:30. This expo celebrates the individual special area classes and demonstrates a small sampling of what students have been learning. Many thanks to these teachers for the extra efforts they are putting in to make this evening possible. Don’t forget we are also running our book fair that evening from 5:30-8:00 in the WES Media Center.

Darla Harstad

Woodland Elementary Principal

1410 South McKay Ave., Suite 101

Alexandria, MN 56308

320.762.3300 ext. 4130 | djharstad@alexschools.org

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

March 12 - Special Areas Expo - 6-7:30pm

March 12 - Book Fair during Special Areas Expo 5:30-8:00pm

March 17 - Kindergarten goes Bowling

March 20-23 - No School - Spring Break

March 24 - Ed Foundation EdTalk, 5:30-8:00pm @ AAHS

March 26 - STEAM Expo, 4:30-8:00pm @ AAHS

March 30 - PEAT, 5-6pm - WES Media Center (Parent Educational Advisory Team)

April 1 - Two-Hour Late Start

April 10-13 - No School Easter Break

April 24 - 5th Grade Math Masters, 8:15-11:45am @ WES

May 4 - 5th Grade to BizTown

May 5 - Kindergarten Sneak a Peak, 4:30 OR 5:30

May 6 - 4th Grade Groundwater Festival

May 6 - 5th Grade Tour DMS

May 7 - 5th Grade Safety Day Camp, 9:15-2:15pm @ RCC

May 13 - 5th Grade Track and Field @ AAHS

May 14 - 4th Grade Track and Field @ AAHS

May 14 - Woodland Year End Celebration, 5:30-7:30pm

May 25 - No School - Memorial Day

June 2 - Last Day of School

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Parents of 5th graders are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming transition to middle school. Parents need to attend one of the following meetings:

Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 OR

Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30

All meetings will be held in the DMS Auditorium


You still have time to order your child's a yearbook. If you need an order form, please contact the office.
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Please complete our spring Woodland School Parent Survey online. Just go to our District 206 website at www.alexschools.org and find the survey under "Parent Resources", or click here for the survey. Information from this annual survey is used while planning our program for the following year. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to complete this survey


Do you have an incoming kindergartner who will attend Woodland Elementary this fall? Please complete the registration paperwork and turn it in to our office by Monday, March 9th.

Notes from the Nurse

If you child has borrowed clothing from the nurses office please remember to return it. We are looking for boys and girls pull on pants size 5-8.

Accurate Directory Information

In the event of an emergency, it is crucial that we have accurate contact information for parents. If you have a change in address, phone number, or email, please be sure to inform the office at 320-762-3300.

Best Choice Save-A-Label

Elden's is offering an additional program to earn money for our school. Save their BEST CHOICE labels - cut out the UPC Symbol and turn them into the office at Woodland School. So look for the logo on items cut the UPC label and save!