Woods Lake Elementary

Weekly Update March 01-05, 2021

Hello Woods Lake Family,

March is Reading Month and we have some wonderful activities that we will launch to support our students in celebrating reading during the month, beginning with our Annual Literacy Night. We will host our virtual literacy night on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Our theme this year is the Magic School Bus! Our students and families will engage in science learning experiments and will have a chance to see Ms. Frizzle and our arts staff. There is fun for the entire family! We look forward to you joining us this week during our literacy night events! Log-in information can be found on your child's Google Classroom.

Your child will need their cinch sack with items to fully engage in our literacy night event. If you have not done so, please stop by the building to collect your child's items in preparation for our virtual Literacy Night event! Don’t Delay!

Mark your calendars, Friday, March 5th and March 12th there will be no school for students.

As always, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Micole D. Dyson, Ph.D.


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!

Having the confidence to lead is an important part of LEADERSHIP.

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch
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Wednesday, March 10th 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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No School for Students- Friday, March 5, 2021

Friday, March 5th, 8:45am

This is an online event.

NO SCHOOL for students! Keep Reading!

No School for Students- Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday, March 12th, 8:45am

This is an online event.

NO SCHOOL for students! Keep Reading!

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

(KKIT) Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

This month Kids In Tune transforms into Families In Tune as we celebrate Family February! Every February we invite family members and loved ones of KKIT students to join our Orchestra for the month and learn an instrument alongside their student. We are so excited to welcome 25 family members into our Orchestra this month - our highest number of participants yet! Together we are all working on a new piece of music that we are excited to perform for everyone at our upcoming virtual Spring concert March 5th at 6:00pm. You can watch the performance and cheer on fellow Woods Lake students and their family members on our KKIT Facebook page, we will be live streaming the event.

That's not all! We are also hosting a photo scavenger hunt where families take pictures of themselves completing fun activities together in order to win a pizza party. So far, our families in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are all from Woods Lake! Last but not least, we are hosting a Family Game Night and KKIT Open House on Friday, February 19th at 6:00pm. If you'd like to play some fun games over Zoom with other KKIT families, you can RSVP here: https://forms.gle/vo1cF3TV4FwTZEv7A

Woods Lake Virtual Village

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


When is Literacy Night?

This year we will host our Magic School Bus Science themed Literacy Night, Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:00-6:30 p.m. You will get log-in information from your child's teacher. We look forward to seeing you!

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.