Woodfield's Parent Newsletter

December 2018 - Woodfield Elementary

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

It is hard to believe that December is here! We have much to look forward to this month with our Winter Concert December 11th, various winter field trips, and our spirit week (more information coming) before Winter Break. If you feel you need to meet with your child's teacher please feel free to contact their teacher and set that up. This is an important time for parents and teachers to share information so that we are able to meet the needs of all students. Thank you for making the effort and taking the time to come in and meet.


As we prepare for the cold weather, please review with your child your family plan of what to do if school gets called off. This site, along with the radio and television stations, will post closings as they are reported. The district is also will send a notification that will contact your phone(s) directly. The numbers that were provided under the Skylert tab in family access have been programmed in to this system and you will receive a call to that number when school is canceled. It is essential that we have your correct and current phone number.


Please reference local news stations/websites/apps to check if school has been canceled due inclement weather. If school has been canceled our offices will not be staffed and these resources have the best information.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me.

What are student learning and doing?

School Fun!!

Guinness World Record Holders!

Woodfield Elementary School's 6th Graders helped set a new Guinness World Record in sport stacking! The new world record for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day is now 624,390! Congratulation 6th graders

Girl Scouts - Winter Clothing Drive

Local Girl Scout Troops

Our local Girl Scout Troop is currently running a Winter Clothing Drive for the community! Please send new or gently used winter weather gear to Woodfield and place in the marked boxes in the office. This Winter Clothing Drive runs from Dec 3rd - Dec 14th. Thank you for your generosity!

4K Racine Zoo Program @ Evergreen Elementary

The Woodfield PTO

  • Thank you for your support of "Culver's Night"! We were able to raise almost $400 through this event!
  • Selected Spirit Gear will be available at the Winter Concert Dec 11th for Purchase
  • Next PTO meeting is January 8th at 4:00 in the library

Come see our 3rd/4th Graders & 5/6th Chorus members in our Winter Concert!

Mrs. Canales and our students have been working hard to present our Winter spectacular. December 11th, 3rd & 4th grade students as well as 5th & 6th graders in Choir will participate in this concert. We have many parents and family members who want to attend this event. The afternoon concert is especially convenient for grandparents and others who may be available in the evening. Seats are not reserved for these events and are available as first come first serve.


  • Doors will open @ 12:30 p.m for the 1:00 p.m. performance
  • Doors will open @ 6:00 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. performance.


Performances:

1:00-2:00 p.m. concert

6:10 p.m. Prelude

6:30-7:30 p.m. Concert

Elementary School Social Worker

Parents and Guardians of Woodfield School, Buenos Dias! My name is Kim Rivera-Kloeppel; students refer to me as Mrs. Kloeppel. I serve as the School Social Worker for Woodfield, Trailside and Evergreen Elementary Schools. I have worked in the district for 22 years. This year I am at Woodfield School on Mondays and Wednesdays.


I would love to assist you or your child as follow: As a school social worker, my role is to assist in facilitating increased communication between home, school and at times community agencies in order to better understand and educate your child. I can provide supportive community resources for families and help families to remove any barriers when working to coordinate with agencies. (Some of these services could include counseling, financial services, medical, life skills, etc.) I also provide assessment, crisis intervention and work with students individually or in groups with anger management, stress, and anxiety to name a few.

As I think about the Holiday Season, I realize it is often a time of great joy for many but also a financial burden for others. If you or your family is in need for the holidays, Love Inc. in Burlington has a program called Adopt a Family for Christmas. You can call 262-763-6226 to see if you qualify or call if you’d like to sponsor an anonymous family. Love Inc. also has coats, hats, snowsuits, mittens and school supplies for families in need.

Please feel welcome to call, text or email me if I can be of any assistance to your family! My contact information is 262-514-8200 ext. 6500, 262-210-8591 (work cell) or kloeppel@waterford.k12.wi.us

1st Trimester Report Cards

Our 1st Trimester report cards will be available through Skyward Family Access on December 10th after 2:00 pm. Paper copies of report cards are not sent home if you are unable to view it using Skyward please contact your child's teacher. Please use this a an opportunity to review and set goals for the school year with your child. If you have questions or concern please make sure you contact your child's teacher to arrange a conference.


Each parent has their own Skyward Family Access login information. If you do not know yours please contact burtona@waterford.k12.wi.us.

School Closing Announcements

As a reminder, if school is going to close for the day due to weather, you will receive a phone call through School Messenger and it will be listed with local TV stations.


Please try to get in the habit of checking the weather in the morning to make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Free weather apps:

  • 1) The Weather Channel

  • 2) Apple's Weather App

  • 3) Weather Underground

  • 4) AccuWeather

Websites:

www.weather.com

www.intellicast.com

www.tmj4.com

www.wisn.com

www.fox6now.com


WGSD Board Policy regarding school closure:

8220 - SCHOOL DAY

The District shall have either a late start or close when the wind chill is -35 degrees Fahrenheit or greater. If the actual thermometer reading is a -25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, school will be closed.


The District Administrator shall have the authority to determine which school-related activities may be conducted if the school is closed for a period of time. S/He shall prepare appropriate guidelines for communication to students, parents, and others regarding the scheduling and conduct of such activities.

Skylert/School Message

Note from the School Nurse

Drop Off & Pick-Up

Pick-up/Drop-off Procedure – At Woodfield Elementary School, we place a great deal of emphasis on student safety. If your child is driven to and from school, please make sure to drop him/her off on the school side of the driveway. All too often, parents “double park” and students are dropped off or picked up from the outside lane of traffic and they need to cross between many cars. This is not a safe practice and it sets a bad example for our students. Also, if you park in the lot, please escort your children to and from the car. Staff members will not allow children to walk to and from cars in the lot without adult supervision. If you need to leave your vehicle to come into school for any reason, please park in one of the marked spaces in the lot and not in the driveway. Driveway parking is only for immediate drop-offs or pick-ups. Parents are also reminded that cars are not permitted to drive around the back of the building.

Please Remember These Drop-Off and Pick-Up Rules:

  • Children must enter and exit vehicles on the passenger side of the vehicle only (keeping them safely out of the lane of moving traffic).
  • Cars may pull up only to the curb and may not “double park” in order to pick up a child for any reason. Children may not walk between parked cars in order to board their parent’s “double parked” vehicle for any reason.
  • Drivers should not leave their vehicle and must remain seated in the driver’s seat in order to pull ahead when necessary (except to help a small child get into the car).
  • Cars must pull ahead to fill in the gaps that occur when a vehicle exits.
  • The curb is not a parking area and cars that are left parked there create a backup for everyone.
  • Parents parking in the parking lot for pickup are required to walk up the sidewalk to escort their child back to the car.
  • Cars should not block the road where busses need to exit.
  • No vehicles are allowed to drive behind the school between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM as these are the main times children are arriving to and leaving school.
Please use care on the roads around the school as some children walk home in areas without sidewalks.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Volunteers

If you are interested in coming to school and volunteering please complete the below Background Check form and drop it off in the office. We are always looking or volunteers to read with students for work in classroom.

Calendar Events

Dec 10th: Field trips: 6th Hunger Task Force; 3rd Golden Rondelle Theater

Dec 11th: Winter Concert performances 1:00 & 6:30 (Students need to arrive at 6:00)

Dec 12th: Field Trip 3rd-5th Milwaukee Ballet The Nutcracker

Dec 18th: Field Trip: 5K-2nd The Grinch Movie

Dec 21st: Early Release 11:30

Dec 22nd-Jan 2nd: Winter Break

Jan 3rd: Student Return from Winter Break