American Education Week
November 13-November 17th, 2017
American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Kindergarten through college. During this week we will celebrate our staff for their contributions to our Primary School students. Each day we work together to ensure that our students have engaging lessons and activities that motivate them to enjoy learning and inspire them to be life-long learners. It is a celebration of education and learning!
Local Support and Lockdown Drill
As part of Woodland’s continued effort to focus on the safety of students and staff we have invited members of the Gurnee Police Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office to conduct random walk-through visits in our schools. The purpose of these visits is multi-faceted as it includes a visible presence of police personnel on our school property and better acquaints officers with the physical layouts of our schools and the student population within each school. Woodland is very fortunate to have these committed community partners and will continue to monitor and increase safety and security measures as appropriate.
We will be having a Lockdown Drill on November 8th. We do this with the support of the Lake County Sherriff’s Office and the Gurnee Police Department. This drill is very brief and we explain to students that this is a safety drill. There is a classroom discussion so that students understand why we do our lockdown drills and how to stay safe. We appreciate the presence of our local law enforcement to ensure that we are properly prepared to keep our students safe.
The connection between home and school is vital to the success of our students. By attending parent –teacher conferences, you as a parent are informed and updated on the progress of your child.
Additional benefits from these conferences:
- Builds a cooperative relationship between the teacher and parent.
- Provides ideas for parent to enhance their child’s school performance.
- Allows the teacher to understand the child better.
The aim of every conference should be for both the parents and the teacher to share information that will begin a year-long conversation that has the student’s best interest at its core.
Just a reminder: Students do not attend this conference in the fall. They will attend the spring conference with their parents.
Our Halloween activities were so much fun! Thank you to all of the volunteers and to all of the families that came out to see our parade!
11/3 SIP Day/Early Release for Kindergarten 12:10 p.m
11/3 SIP Day/ EARLY Childhood/WELE NO AM classes. Only PM students attend for EC/WELE
11/9 Coffee with the Principal/PTA 9:30 a.m. @Primary
11/20 Conferences-Early Dismissal K 12:10 (EC/WELE AM ONLY-no PM students in attendance)
11/21 Conferences-Early Dismissal K 12:10 (EC/WELE PM ONLY & PM ATTENDS in the AM session. NO AM students in attendance.)
11/22-11/24 No student/staff attendance.