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February 13, 2017

General School News

Farewell to Principal Pam Duarte

Tues., Feb. 14 at 8:25 am; Sellman
Please join us on Valentine's Day morning as we thank Principal Duarte for her service at our school. Enjoy WES choirs and presentation of student gifts.

Valentine's Day Candy Fundraiser 
Tues., Feb. 14 at drop-off & pick-up

Purchase $1 bags of candy in support of Rise Up Against Hunger

Parcel Tax Update Community Mtgs
The request for a renewed parcel tax will be considered by you, the voters, on April 4, 2017. Measure Z will be an all mail-in ballot that will arrive the week of March 6. This measure was originally initiated in 1984 and it’s continuation has funded core academics and helped keep class sizes low at Woodside School. 

District staff and Measure Z committee members will be hosting two upcoming meetings to provide basic information about public school finance and the parcel tax. We hope you will join us at these community discussions this week to learn more about the role of Measure Z in your child's education at Woodside School. 

Parcel Tax & Woodside School District Finances 101 Meetings:

  • Wed., Feb. 15 at 6 pm; Wildcats
  • Fri., Feb. 17 at 9:30 am; Wildcats

Spring Music Performances & Concerts

More details below in Music section.

  • Kinder: Three Piggy Opera;
    Fri., March 3 at 9 am; Sellman

  • 2nd: The Big Clean Up;
    Wed., March 15 at 1 pm; Sellman

  • MS Band, WW Choir, ShowStoppers: Tues., March 2
    at 6:30 pm; Sellman

  • Jazz Band, CS Choir, Percussion
    Tues., April 4 at 6:30 pm; Sellman

  • 4th / 5th Band Concert:
    Thurs., April 6 at 1:45 pm; Sellman

  • 3rd: May Day, Sat., May 6

Elementary School 

Farewell from Principal Duarte

Woodside Elementary School is an amazing place with dedicated teachers, generous parents, and outstanding students. It has been my honor to serve as the Principal of this school for the past 2 1/2 years and it is with mixed emotions that I say farewell.  

 Read More from Principal Duarte 

February's Paws of Praise  

K-5th graders were honored with Paws of Praise awards at February's line-up. Students were recognized for a variety of positive traits that are taught through the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program at Woodside. The tenets of SEL include: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills.  

 See Paws of Praise Awardees 

Middle School 

9th Grade Assessment Tests

The Sequoia Union High School District recently changed the cut-off scores for high school placement and some 8th grade students need to take additional assessment tests. 

 Details on 9th Grade Assessments 

Student Council Officer Elections

Woodside School's Student Council is holding an election for officers This Fri., Feb. 17. For all 7th and 8th grade students who turned in a nomination form, please see the Student Council Election Guidelines & Timeline.   


 Student Council Elections Info 

Design Update

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are working hard on their design projects through the remainder of the school year. 

 Learn More About Design Projects 


Grand Auction 2017—Out of This World
Dads and Booze - Help Needed

The Grand Auction's Mens Only and Fine Wine & Spirits categories need your best ideas and donations. Now’s your chance submit your donation online. Need ideas? Check out what to donate or email for suggestions and help.

 Grand Auction 2017 Website 

TED Woodside Lens

Unveil through Documentaries
Mon., March 6 @ 6 pm; The Village Hub 

Tickets $40/person payable to WSF; drop in WSF mailbox in the school office. Questions? Contact WSF office


The PTA needs you!

The PTA board has positions open for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in joining the PTA Board, please contact Kari Daheb or Devon Kohler.

 More about open PTA Positions 

Next PTA & Room Parent Meeting

Wed., March 1 at 8:40 am; Wildcats


 PTA Agenda & Minutes 

Athletics: Spring Sports 

Registration for Spring Sports
is now open for TENNIS and TRACK & FIELD. If your 6th-8th grader is interested in tennis, or your 4th-8th grader is interested in Woodside School's Track and Field program, click below to register.



Performance & Concert Schedule:

Kindergarten: Three Piggy Opera;
Fri., March 3 at 9 am; Sellman.
Practice music: K PIGGY (music & lyrics were sent home with students to practice)

2nd Grade: The Big Clean Up;
Wed., March 15 at 1 pm; Sellman. Practice music: THE BIG CLEAN UP (music & lyrics were sent home with students to practice)

MS Band, WW Choir, ShowStoppers: Performance on Tues., March 28
at 6:30 pm; Sellman. WW CHOIR

Jazz Band, CS Choir, Percussion: Tues., April 4 at 6:30 pm; Sellman. CS CHOIR

4th / 5th Band: Concert; Thurs., April 6
at 1:45 pm; Sellman.

3rd Grade: MAY DAY performance:
Sat., May 6. MAY DAY info.

This week...

Tues., Feb. 14
All-School Line-Up
8:25 am; Sellman

Candy Fundraiser for
Rise Up Against Hunger

Wed., Feb. 15
School Finance
& Parcel Tax Community Mtg (1)
6 pm; Wildcats

WSF BOD Meeting
7 pm; Wildcats

Fri., Feb. 17
School Finance
& Parcel Tax Community Mtg (2)
9:30 am; Wildcats

... and beyond

Feb. 20-24
Ski Week Break

 See Full Calendar 

The 2017-18 
School Calendar

is now available.


Grand Auction 2017 
Sat., May 20

 Info & Donate 

2017-18 Registration

Registration for Workshop 2017-18 is open. Experience what makes Workshop Education a Bay Area Parent Favorite—enrichment classes designed to make a real difference in your child's life. Flexible scheduling allows for changes in the classes your child attends as needed.

 Register for   Workshop 

Mileage Club

Open every Tues. & Thurs. at recess and lunch on the Kinder field. See the weekly updated list of "Toe Token" awardees.

Earn 10% for WES!

Just click, bookmark, shop and earn 10% for the PTA on all purchases. So easy!

 PTA Amazon Link 



Woodside Wildebeests

Club Track & Field
5th- 8th graders
Registration is open & practices start 2/26.

 Info & Registration 

Registration for Woodside W-Ball

Spring 2017 is OPEN
 More Info 

Decathalon Camp
at WES!
Summer 2017
 Info & Registration 

Camp Galileo
Summer 2017
 Locations & 


Panthers Camp
Summer 2017
 Camp Info 


Check out what's up across the street at The Village Hub.
 More Info 

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