Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update November 16-20, 2020

Hello Woods Lake Family,

We will be distributing winter outerwear, whiteboards and markers for students in grades K-3, headphones/earbuds with microphones, and stocking stuffers, to show our appreciation for your hard work in ensuring that your child is online and learning daily! In addition, we will provide curriculum necessary for trimester two and art materials for a building wide thanksgiving project, that we will post on our webpage.

This distribution will take place this week, November 16-20 in the gymnasium during the hours of: 8:00-10:00 a.m., 11:30-12:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Also, light refreshments will be offered to you as you come to the building to collect your child's items!

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, we ask that you wear a mask, stand six feet apart during pick-up, and adhere to the capacity numbers as we distribute to you. You may park in the parking lot off of White's Road. We will be disinfecting the gymnasium in between each distribution time. Thanks for all that you do!

Save the Date: Woods Lake PTO is sponsoring our fall 2020 scholastic book fair. The dates of the fair are November 20 through December 3, 2020. The link to our virtual book fair is: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/woodslakeelementaryschool. See flyer below!

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


Scholastic Book Fair, Fall 2020

November 20- December 3rd! PTO Sponsored Woods Lake Fall 2020 Scholastic Book Fair, coming soon...

Big picture

Parent and Family Community Project

Your child will receive the materials to create their Thankful Puppets this week, November 16-20 during distribution times: 8:00-10:00 a.m., 11:30-12:30 p.m., and 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will adhere to all CDC guidelines during this distribution process. Please email your child's picture with their thankful puppet to woodslakepto@gmail.com as we will plan to use the pictures in our slideshow!

Big picture
Woods Lake Virtual Village

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

Who Do I Call?

(269) 337-0790

Scheduling/Appointments: Mrs. Janice Garneau

Assistant Secretary: Mrs. Browning

Behavioral Support: 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!

Regulating Emotions using: The THINK Method

The THINK Method helps students to recognize responsible social interactions and social media use before posting an unkind or untrue remark about a person due to being upset. What we say to others and about others could be detrimental to friendships and relationships. Never say anything about others unless it is True, Helpful, Inspiring or (Important,) Necessary and Kind.
Big picture

Our PTO Meeting

Monday, Nov. 16th, 5:15-6pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Woods Lake PTO Meeting

Time: Nov 16, 2020 05:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 299 882 6214

Passcode: 2HJZcg

Big picture

Our School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

Big picture

Kalamazoo Kids in Tune (KKIT)

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune has started their virtual program: Stronger Together, Celebrating our Diverse-City. We were happy to welcome 21 students from Woods Lake into the KKIT program this year!

If you participated in KKIT in the past and would like to enroll again this year -

it's not too late! Just contact Ms. Donielle by email: dhetrick@kalamazoosymphony.com or by Cell: 269-929-8253 and we'll get you enrolled. If you have a 3rd or 4th grade student who is interested in joining KKIT for the first time, we will be enrolling new students again next month.

Stay tuned for more information!


What are Woods Lake Elementary School's office hours?

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

Where will the supply distribution take place?

The distribution will take place in the gymnasium. We ask that families park in the parking lot off of White's road. In accordance with the CDC guidelines, we ask that you wear a mask, stand six feet apart during pick-up, and adhere to the capacity numbers as we distribute to you. We will be disinfecting the gymnasium in between each distribution time.

What if I miss the distribution dates given?

You may call the main office to arrange a time to pick up your child's items.

First Day Shoe Fund?

First Day Shoe Fund has lengthened their fundraiser through December 7th. If you missed the first distribution/order window, you may contact me. My phone number is 269-815-8209 and my email is arevalobc@kalamazoopublicschools.net