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Welcome to West Woodland
 

News and Events For This Week

Principal's Weekly Message
Dear West Woodland Families,

The weather is beautiful but *cold*. Please remember to send jackets and coats to school because we love to go outside whenever possible. Also, don’t forget to check lost-and-found when you are here. It is truly amazing how many coats are lost and never claimed.

Conferences
Conferences are coming up. They will be held on Saturday the 22nd and Monday and Tuesday the 24th and 25th. Teachers look forward to this time of connecting with parents and guardians about student progress and goals for the rest of the year. 

Note from the District on the New Report Cards
Seattle Public Schools has made some changes to the progress reports families receive each trimester for elementary students. As you may know, a few years ago, Washington State adopted new College and Career Readiness Standards (known as Common Core). Like all districts in the state, Seattle Public Schools has been training teachers on these standards so that the district would be ready for the new statewide tests that will be given this spring to students in grades 3-8 and 11. Those tests, known as Smarter Balanced, will cover standards in English Language Arts and Math. The state will continue to test students in Science using the MSP, administered in grades 5 and 8.

To reflect these new English Language Arts and Math standards, the district has revised its Elementary Progress Report. Families will see updated standards in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and Learning Behaviors. Because the new College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core) cover only English Language Arts and Math, standards in other subject areas like Science are not changing.

"Please view the following video to learn more about these changes: http://vimeo.com/110191805. “

Have a fabulous weekend!

Take care,

Tami Beach
Assistant Principal 

Wildcat Giving Tree
 Holiday time can be a time of financial hardship for some families.  This is especially true if you are going through a change such as a job loss, a divorce, relocation, illness, or other stressful time. 

The PTA at West Woodland has a program to ease that hardship for families during the winter holidays.   You may request gift cards or specific items on the form below.  The nameless requests will be put on the Wildcat’s scarf outside the office.  Families will gift the requested items.  The families requesting help will remain anonymous and will be able to pick the items up in the school office on Wednesday and Thursday December 17th and 18th.

If your family would like support, fill out this form and return to Marilyn Loveness or Marty Phelps by Tuesday, November 25th.  

If you have questions contact Marilyn Loveness, principal, (206 252-1605, mjloveness@seattleschools.org)  All information will be kept confidential.
Marilyn Loveness
Principal

Woodland Park Zoo Education Programs
 
Woodland Park Zoo partners with West Woodland by providing a variety of programs to support student education. The programs are always changing, and often available during holiday breaks and early release days. 

Programs include Parents Night out, Scout Classes, Bug Club, and more!


Read more about each program, timing, availability and pricing


I Care Stories
Our first story comes from Ms. Walters, a fabulous teacher in Room 103. She writes, “Jacob gave Teo a really big compliment this afternoon.  Kids were cutting and gluing to make calendars.  Jacob noticed Teo was doing such a great job of sharing the glue sticks and making sure everybody at his table had one to use.  Jacob told me that Teo deserved an ‘I CARE’ for that!”

Thank you Jacob and Teo for your compassionate and accountable behavior!!!

The second story is from Ms. Bader who would like to compliment Giana Busiel who is a 3rd grader who knows a lot about compassion. During the class ‘Read In Day’ a student forgot his stuffed animal and felt upset. Without being asked, Giana offered him her squishy ball to help him feel better.

Thank you, Giana, for caring about another student and being willing to share and help people feel better!!!

These are the "stories" that are read by 4th/5th grade students over the intercom on Wednesday mornings.  This is one of the many ways we work to reinforce our I CARE Values at West Woodland.



How to get SNEAKS
Are you receiving Sneaks, the emailed weekly Newsletter from West Woodland?  Can you log into the school web site:  www.westwoodlandes.seasttleschools.org?  Does your password not work?  

If you are having trouble with any of these things, the How to Get SNEAKS page will help you. It includes details instructions on how to get registered with The Source AND the West Woodland Web site (school fusion), so you can stay up to date!




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