Welcome to our December-January edition of "WELE Parent News"! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday break and found much to be thankful for. If you are a new WELE parent, welcome! As you navigate through the school year, know that I am here to support you!
Parents, within this edition, you will find a two new headers: “WELE Terrific Teachers and Their Powerful Paras!” and "WELE Classrooms in Action" which is our photo gallery. Yes, on this webpage, I will be highlighting amazing staff that we have who teach and support your tallented students each and every day of the school year! Discover who has been most influential in the lives of your students' teachers, what valuable lessons your students have taught them, what some of their "favorite things" are, and much more!
As always, we welcome your feedback! If you would like to let us know what you think about the content on this page, CLICK HERE to complete a short survey!
Lavonna K. Garner, At Risk Parent Facilitator
Ms. McGuire & Mrs. Concidine's Classrooms in Action!
NOTICES & UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS
Self Care Tips
2021-22 Community Partners
We are so grateful for the local business community that supports the work we do to engage parents at Woodland Primary. The following businesses have made a donation to Woodland Primary to either support the WELE Curriculum Night Parent Raffle, transformation of the Butterfly Garden for Halloween, Green Apple Day, or our district's Staff Wellness Event:
Gurnee Donuts (Gurnee), Mendards (Gurnee), Mission BBQ (Gurnee), Riverside Cafe (Gurnee), Somethings Brewing (Grayslake), Starbucks (Fountain Square, Waukegan), Starbucks on Grand Ave. (Gurnee), Yarc Farms
When seeking a place to order a meal for you or your family or when shopping for a product to make someone’s day memorable, please consider patronizing our community partners’ businesses. Your support will go a long way in showing them how much you appreciate their commitment to the work we do to support students and families in Woodland School District 50.
ABOUT MRS. GARNER
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Mrs. Lavonna Garner
Greetings WELE Parents!
It has been my pleasure to work as a parent liaison and facilitator in three northern Lake County school districts for over 15 years. I have been with Woodland School District 50 for the past four years and a resident of Gurnee for over 23 years. As a mother of four children 28, 26, 23, and 17 years old, one of whom had special needs, I understand the joys and challenges of raising children and advocating for their social-emotional well being and academic success while in school. I am passionate about helping parents make the connection between their involvement and their student's academic success and appreciate the opportunity that I have as the At-Risk Parent Facilitator to support you!
While we will experience another year of hosting parent involvement events virtually, I am excited about the WELE , Come & Connect 2021-22 Calendar of Events /VENGA Y CONECTESE WELE, CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS 2021-22 that has been planned with you in mind! It is my hope that you will join me each month to deepen your connection between home and school.
Parents, this webpage will be just one way that you can choose to stay abreast of important dates/notices. It will also function as a resource page for Self Care Tips, Community Happenings, and much more! If you have questions about parent involvement, resources, or how I can support you as a parent of a student in WELE, please call (847)984-8757 or click on the link below my picture to send me an email.
I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Lavonna K. Garner, WELE At-Risk Parent Facilitator