Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update April 05-09, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

Welcome back from our Spring Break! I trust that you have had a restful time and also took some time to read a good book!

We are excited about the in-person activities that we have planned. Mark your calendar, we want to invite Woods Lake families to our school site on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at any time during the day to use the sidewalk chalk to write an inspirational quote that will be shared with our Woods Lake school family. It's a way to stay connected, while we are at a distance.

Our virtual google classes will resume for your child today, Monday, April 5, 2021. Be sure that your child is logged on to their virtual google classroom on time, as we are continuing into the third week of the third and final trimester!

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Spring Clean Your Chromebook!

Here are four things that you can do to help clean up your device!

Letters of Intent

You may remit your child's Letter of Intent in any of the following ways, see below:

  • Place in dropbox at Student Services, 824 Jackson Street. The administration building is temporarily closed due to construction.

  • Fax it back to Woods Lake at 269-337-1637

  • Send in US mail back to Woods Lake at 3215 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49008

  • Drop it off at Woods Lake

Any questions please call 337-0790.

Woods Lake Virtual Village

Our PTO invites you to the Woods Lake Virtual Village Facebook Page, click on the link above.

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!

Brain Biology & Emotions

Recognize that all people feel emotions and that the AMYGDALA is a structure in the brain involved in producing the basic emotions.

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(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

Here is the latest episode of Some Good News: KKIT Edition. A monthly YouTube News Report where we share all of the amazing things going on at KKIT. This month we reported on Family February and interviewed a mom and son about their experience. We had 25 families participate (the highest yet!) and 30 families join us for our Virtual Game Night. It was such a hit - we're going to plan another one in the Spring.

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools (KCIS)

We have made the tough decision to not hold a Girls on the Run team at Woods Lake this year. However, 3rd-5th grade girls will still have the opportunity to participate in GOTR. Please see this flyer for more information. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out!

Blaec Arevalo, CIS Site Coordinator


(269) 815-8209


Where and when do I send the Pictures for the School Yearbook?

We need pictures of your children from the shoulders up. Pictures and questions can be sent to WoodsLakePTO@gmail.com ASAP.

What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m.

When may I get my child's curriculum materials?

You may stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00-4:00 p.m.