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    Welcome to our January/February edition of "WELE Parent News"! We hope you find the newsletter informative and the webpage user friendly and helpful. Our goal is to keep you up to date with what's going on in WELE with regard to parent involvement. Here you can access the WELE 2019-2020 Parent Involvement Calendar of Events and find links that will help you tap into events happening within the community. If you are a new WELE parent, we encourage you to check out our Photo Gallery. There you will find photos from events we have hosted in the past. As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing how this tool will assist in building positive, personal connections, and relationships between WELE parents, staff, and the community this school year! 

WELE Calendar

Community Partners

  • The following local businesses and individual provided a donation to enhance the experience families participating in our annual PBIS GLow Night held on January 30th:

    Bowlero, Vernon Hills          Chick fil-A     

    Chili's                                    Friends of the Genesee Theatre

    Great Wolf Lodge                 Gurnee Donuts

    Jimano’s Pizzeria                 Kaisers Pizza & Pub

    McAlister's Deli                    Mission BBQ         

    Olive Garden                        Rain Forest Cafe 

    Salutos Pizza & Pasta          Starbucks, Fountain Square

    Tacos El Norte                      The Chocolate Sanctuary

    Terry Waddell-Moenter, Author of "Freddy & His Magical Umbrella"

    Please consider supporting our Community Partners. When you do, let them know how much you appreciate their willingness to donate to Primary School!     

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Mrs. Lavonna Garner

Phone: 847-984-8757


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lavonna Garner

As an advocate for parents grasping the connection between their involvement and their student’s academic success, I have worked as a parent liaison and facilitator for school district’s in northern Lake County for over 12 years. As a mother of four children ages 26, 24, 20, and 15 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 look forward to an exciting year as I continue the work of supporting WELE parents and families here at Woodland Primary! Each of you will be invited to participate in meaningful parent/student or family focused events throughout the school year. There will also be opportunities for you to connect socially with other parents and with me! As the At-Risk Parent Facilitator for WELE, I look forward to partnering with you to help you meet the needs of your student, support your involvement in the program, and strengthen your connection between home and school. Here are just a few ways we can connect:

  • Call my direct line below

  • Send me an email

  • Visit me in Room #48 during my "Drop-In" Office Hours, Wednesdays 12:15pm-2:00pm and Thursdays, 8:15am-10:00am

  • Email or call me to schedule an in office or off-campus (Warren Newport Public Library, local coffee shop, or your home) connection time

  • Visit the Parent Resource Table during Parent Teacher Conferences (11/25-11/26)

  • Request my presence at your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program) or transition meeting

In an effort to ensure you are up to date with the work Woodland Primary is doing to inform and engage you, please look for this newsletter bi-monthly. It will highlight upcoming events, provide Parent Tips, list resources, and much more!

I look forward to meeting and connecting with you soon!