Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

November 4, 2020 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Greetings Woodcrest Families,

On the morning after the general election, seeing students faces during the Morning Meeting was a good reminder of the importance of consistency in the learning experience of our students. In these days filled with uncertainty, we continue to commit to providing the certainty of joy-filled, engaging learning for your children. Ending last week with Sprit Day AND the unifying Dance-a-thon filled the hearts of everyone involved. I look forward to partnering with our PTO on refining community building experiences like these. It was an example of our Woodcrest motto this year “JUNTOS ES MEJOR! BETTER TOGETHER!”

I have a few important updates for you this week.

Requesting a change from current learning model

We are nearing a district trimester transition. You can request a change to your student's current learning model for the second trimester (through March 11) -- to or from Modified Campus (hybrid) or Extended Flexible Learning (distance)

Please communicate any requests to our front office by Sunday, November 15. You can call the main office number, 763-600-5802, or email Yesica Garay-Muñoz.

We'll review requests against current staffing plans and communicate with requesting families the week of November 30 for any transitions to begin at the start of the trimester on December 8. Please be aware that with any transition, your child would likely be learning with a different teacher and group of learners.

COVID-19 increasing in the county

We are continuing to monitor increasing case rates in Anoka County through a weekly report from the Minnesota Department of Health and daily county case numbers. It is our intent to continue with our Modified Campus (hybrid) learning model for grades K-6 for as long as possible and prioritize learning at school.

We are working with our regional support team, which includes public health experts, to consider county, district and school data and trends. We are committed to making decisions for health, safety AND learning for students, families and staff.

We want you to know what we are seeing and be informed should the situation mean we have to make a change in the future. We know any changes are disruptive to families. We’ll have updated data in the next few days and will share more information.

If you have any questions about these or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I have had the chance to meet with many of you over the last few weeks and have left each encounter with clear next steps on how we can make this school year better for everyone.

Thank you,

John Franke
Interim Principal

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Reminder: Meal services available for students learning at home

Students learning at home can pick up a daily meal pack at no cost that includes one breakfast and lunch at the Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue Northeast; Door #32. Meal pick up is available Monday – Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Nutrition Services Department at 763-600-5041

Picture Day for EFL Students

We will be having Picture Day for EFL students on November 11, 2020 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. here at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion. If your student is participating in the Extended Flexible Learning Model and you would like for your student to have their picture taken, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. All students need to have a face mask on, in order to enter the building.
  2. Picture Day will be in the Pina Room, use main entrance door (Door 1) to enter the building.
  3. Only students will be allowed to enter the building to have their picture taken- we will have a staff member by Door 1 ready to assist students.
  4. Once a student has their picture taken, the student will exit the building using Door 1.
  5. All students need to follow the social distancing guidelines.
  6. Students will be divided into three groups, based on their last names:

Students with last names beginning with letters A-F will have their picture taken from 9-11 a.m.

Students with last names beginning with letters G-O will have their picture taken from Noon-2 p.m.

Students with last names beginning with letter P-Z will have their picture taken from 2-4 p.m.

School pictures can be ordered online.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the main office at 763-600-5800.

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El Pollito Pio

There is no better way to start the day in Kinder than with a song and with Sr. Mateo playing the guitar! Here are some students singing the song “El Pollito Pio.”

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Hello from WCSI PTO!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Spirit Week and donated to our FUNdraiser. It was fun to dance all together in support of the great student/staff activities sponsored each year by our PTO.

If you have ideas or questions at any time, contact us at wcsipto@gmail.com.

WCSI PTO Meeting

At our next PTO meeting, November 9 at 6 p.m., we will start with PTO BINGO. Any student/adult team may play with the chance to win a gift card! The agenda for our meeting is sent out to everyone signed up on Konstella.

We hope you will join us for our meeting via zoom.

Meeting ID: 767 9988 6422
Passcode: PTO2021

Our grant decision meeting will take place following the general meeting from 7-8 p.m. For more information sign up in the grant committee on Konstella.

Scholastic Book Club

Instead of a Fall Book Fair, Woodcrest PTO is offering Scholastic Book Club. Please visit https://clubs.scholastic.com/home and enter class code NJ89V.

All purchases will help earn FREE books which will be used to support children's literacy at Woodcrest.

Scholastic Book Club has new releases like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End" and dozens of books in Spanish for grades K - 4.

NEW THIS YEAR: Book Orders can ship directly to home, FREE for orders over $25. "Ship to School" is ALWAYS FREE with no minimum order. Books sent to school will be delivered to student classrooms. EFL students choosing "ship to school" will be notified to arrange pick-up when they arrive. Questions about Scholastic Book Club can be emailed to PTO at wcsibooks@gmail.com

Dine to Donate

Support WCSI PTO by ordering from Panera at 1530 109th Ave. NE in Blaine on Thursday, November 19 from 4 - 8 p.m! Panera will donate 20% of the cost of your meal to WCSI PTO when you show our flyer or enter code PRFUND when ordering online. Pick-up, Delivery, Curbside, and Drive-Thru is available. Flyers will be sent out on Facebook and Konstella next week.

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  • November 9: WCSI PTO Meeting at 6 p.m.

  • November 11: Picture Day for EFL students

  • November 19: Dine to Donate at Panera Bread from 4-8 p.m.

  • November 26-27: Thanksgiving Break - No school

  • December 4: End of Trimester 1

  • December 7: No School

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In case you missed important information from last week's newsletter, check out the topics below and click to learn more.

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