Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

December 16, 2020 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Greetings Woodcrest Families,

As you are aware, winter break begins next week. There is no school December 23, 2020-January 1, 2021. School resumes Monday, January 4, 2021. I hope you enjoy the time with your family to relax.

As we started this week, we welcomed a very limited number of students back for at-school learning specific to their learning needs. We are very hopeful the public health situation along with our own operations and staffing scenario will support us in opening the school doors to more students in the coming weeks.

We're resuming school on Jan. 4 in Extended Flexible Learning (distance) model. The Governor announced today new statewide guidelines for reopening preK-6 schools, and we're encouraged that we will be able to begin this process for our elementary students as early as January 19. See the district message that went out earlier. We look forward to updating you on these plans after winter break.

While we know nothing about this situation is ideal, I am incredibly thankful for the flexibility of the Woodcrest staff and students and proud of everyone involved in supporting students in their learning including - and especially - our families. I am very aware this is a challenging time. We are all doing difficult things and we’re doing them with the very best of intentions and with all we can bring to the moment.

This is the last newsletter of 2020. I hope you enjoy winter break as a family with time to relax and laugh. I wish you all a happy and safe new year, celebrating the end of 2020 and welcoming, what I know we hope will be, a wonderful 2021 that brings our children back to our Woodcrest hallways and classrooms.


John Franke

Teachers open up about Extended Flexible Learning

We asked some of our teachers to share their experiences and observations of Extended Flexible Learning. "This year is different. . . and that's okay . . . We're in this together. We're all learning." Listen to their honest, real and vulnerable perspectives as they discuss the challenges and successes of this year.

Teachers open up about Extended Flexible Learning
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Meals services update for the upcoming holiday break

Due to the upcoming holiday break, families will receive five-days' worth of meals next Tuesday, December 22. There will be no meal pick-up on Thursday, December 24, Tuesday, December 29 or Thursday, December 31. Meal services pick-up will resume on Tuesday, January 5.

As a reminder, there are 10 community distribution locations to pick up meals from. Check out the locations and find an interactive map here.

Trimester 1 Report Cards

Trimester 1 report cards are now available and can be accessed through Campus Parent Portal. Watch a video tutorial on how to access your student’s report card through Campus Parent Portal. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the main office at 763-600-5800.

Please know that report cards are just one of many ways teachers report on student learning throughout the year. Report card grades reflect student learning, and teachers look at evidence of learning, over time, to determine where students are at in their learning at the time of report cards. At the end of a trimester all grades reflect the student learning that occurred at the time of the report card. Grades for Woodcrest students include:

  • MS: Minimal progress toward standard

  • AS: Approaching the standard

  • S: Met the standard

  • ES: Exceeds the standard

  • You may see two other marks on the report card:

    • An NA indicates that students did not have opportunities to learn this outcome throughout Trimester 1. Any learning outcomes marked as NA for Trimester 1 will be addressed throughout the rest of the year.

    • An NE (No Evidence) grade indicates that students had opportunities to learn this outcome during Trimester 1, but did not submit any evidence of their learning. As a result, there is no evidence to determine where they are at toward meeting the learning outcome. Any learning outcomes marked as NE for Trimester 1 will be addressed throughout the rest of the year.

Free Access to ACL Electronic Resources

An Anoka County Librarian and WC Media Para, Erin Johnson will be hosting 4 Parent help sessions THIS week on Wednesday and Thursday evening to introduce parents to the resources on the Anoka County Library website. There will be someone available to translate the session to Spanish.

Wednesday, December 16

Anoka County Library Resources for Woodcrest Families (Early Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 16 from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Meeting link

Meeting number: 177 602 0944

Password: woodcrest-acl

Anoka County Library Resources for Woodcrest Families (Late Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 16 from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Meeting link

Meeting number: 177 794 1950

Password: woodcrest-acl

Thursday, December 17

Anoka County Library Resources for Woodcrest Families (Early Thursday)

Thursday, December 17, from 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Meeting link

Meeting number: 177 214 1934

Password: woodcrest-acl

Anoka County Library Resources for Woodcrest Families (Late Thursday)

Thursday, December 17, from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Meeting link

Meeting number: 177 037 6322

Password: woodcrest-acl

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Media Para, Erin Johnson via email.

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Clase de Maestra Elisa

This is Maestra Elisa's Pre K class smiling and excited that it is almost viernes (Friday)!
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Pick-up items from WCSI PTO

Drive-thru the Woodcrest parking lot to pick up items from WCSI PTO on Friday, December 18 from 6:30-7 p.m. or Saturday, December 19 from 10-11 a.m.

During this time you can tentatively pick up:

Spirit Wear (pre-orders required)

Free Kinder Shirt (all Kinder students)

Free Dance-A-thon Stylus prize (all students)

Free Family Fun Activities Bag (pre-registration required)

FREE Digital Games Available

Free Digital Family Game Night for all via Breakout EDU! New puzzles have been released for the month of December. Complete one to be entered into the monthly prize drawing. Sign up online

Scholastic Book Club

Woodcrest PTO is offering Scholastic Book Club. Please visit Scholastic and enter class code NJ89V. All purchases will help earn FREE books which will be used to support children's literacy at Woodcrest. Questions about Scholastic Book Club can be emailed to PTO.

Contact Information

Please reach out to Woodcrest Spanish Immersion PTO with any questions, suggestions and/or ideas.
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Visit the website to view full details and sign up or call Community Education at 763-600-5050.

Youth Virtual Chess Class

Chess benefits student's focus, sportsmanship, problem solving, mental fortitude, and more.

Adult Cooking Classes

Check out these two virtual classes offered in January to get you to master cooking with your Instant Pot at home!

National Flag Football MN

The National Flag Football MN program is set up in collaboration with SLP's Community Ed. Registration is open now on their website with early bird registration open through December 31. Athletes that sign up in 2020 receive $10 off their registration fee and a $20 coupon towards any NFL Flag Fan Shop purchase.

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Translate This Newsletter / Traducir Este Boletín

To translate this newsletter information to another language, please click anywhere on the newsletter to open it in a web browser and at the top of the page, select your language from the dropdown menu.

Para traducir este boletín de noticias a otro idioma, por favor presionen en cualquier lugar del boletín para abrir el boletín en un navegador web y en la parte superior de la página seleccione su idioma del menú.

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