August  29, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed a smooth start to the school year. I'd like to provide an update regarding parking and traffic on campus:

  • The Sellman and Elementary parking entry/exit points and flow of traffic have not changed from last year.

  • In the both lots, we continue to ask that you please be aware of designated donor spots and avoid parking in them.

  • In the Sellman lot, the flow of traffic encourages dropping off students closest to the curb and using the middle lane for continued flow of traffic.

  • If you must drop off away from a curb, please do not block the crosswalks.

  • There should be no reason for families to drive down the parking corridor behind the music room. These parking slot are for staff parking only. Do not park along the red, fire lane.

  • Parking is prohibited on Albion between Woodside Road and Prospect at any time.

  • Following our summer safe routes to school improvements in our front parking lots, we have a total of 46 visitor parking spots and continue to have street parking available during drop off and pick up while still having plenty of staff spots.

Hope everyone enjoys a great week.


Dr. Beth Polito

School-Wide News

School Site Council Parent Rep Needed

Woodside School Site Council is looking for a parent to serve a two-year term.

Meetings are held once a month on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm in Wildcats.

  Interested? Learn More or Volunteer  


Volunteers Needed!

Our new lunch program, Choicelunch, has had a positive start! With the increase in students participating and a change in lunch programs, we are in need of volunteers to help with the set up and distribution of the food between the hours of 11:50 am to 1 pm. If you are interested in supporting our lunch program, please sign up. Questions? Please contact


Elementary School 

Back To School Night is Thursday!

In the 1st-5th grades, from 6-6:10 pm, the classrooms will be open for parents to tour, followed by a grade level presentation in one of the classrooms. Kindergarten will begin with their grade level presentation at 6 pm, followed by a tour of the classrooms. Our specialists (from Art, Music, PE & Special Education) would also love to have you visit them in the Sellman Pavilion.


Don't Forget! Signed Forms Due Friday.

The first week of school has been full of excitement and energy! Students had an opportunity to learn more about the school expectations during grade level assemblies on Thursday. We ask that you please review and return the signed Student Expectations and Technology Agreement that went home with your student on the first day of school to the main office or homeroom by Friday, Sept. 2nd.

Middle School 

Student Supplies

Each individual student supply kit was delivered to the school and passed out to the students last Wednesday. Each teacher is in the process of having the students sort out what is needed for his or her class, what stays in the classroom, and what should go with each student. In the meantime, the student supply kits will remain in the classrooms and not be sent home.


Back to School Night

Please join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September. The TK-5 grade presentations begin at 6 pm, while the Middle School classroom presentations begin at 7 p.m. In addition, the specialists will be available in Sellman to answer any questions you may have. 



Don't Miss Out!

Spaces are still available for several upcoming adult and kid subscription parties from last spring's Grand Auction—Zoolander Fall Fashion Runaway (9/17), First and Third in Wonderland (9/18) and many more throughout the fall. 


Questions about your Auction Events or Purchases? 

Need a full list of attendees for an auction event you are hosting. Have a question about the item you purchased, please contact the Foundation Office. 


Back to School Family Pizza Picnic

We hope everyone enjoyed the Back To School Family Pizza Picnic last Friday evening!

Back to School Teacher Luncheon

The teachers and staff would like to thank the PTA for the delicious and thoughtful luncheon they hosted last Monday. 

Athletics: Fall Sports Sign-Ups

Volleyball for Grades 4-8

Volleyball registration has opened for grade 4-8 athletes, and will remain open until Friday, September 2nd.  

Not sure if your athlete wants to sign up? That’s fine! We have “Drop-In Preview Practices” for 6th-8th graders on Tuesday, August 30th, and for 4th/5th graders on Thursday, September 1st (time TBD).


  Get Info and Register  


Flag Football for Grades 6-8

Flag Football registration is now open for grade 6-8 athletes, and will remain open until Friday, September 2.

Not sure if your athlete wants to sign up? No problem! Flag football’s “Drop-In Preview Practice” will be held on Monday, August 29 (time TBD).  

 Learn More and Register  

Community Sports Opportunities

Cross Country for Grades 5-8

Woodside Middle School XC is offered for 5th-8th graders looking to try out cross country running.

  • Practices are usually in the Woodside area on Tues/Wed/Thurs and some Sundays.

  • Kids may choose to compete in middle school races (during the week) and/or USATF club races (on Sundays). 

Music: Join The Choir

Woodside Whistlers
2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Choir

Meets: Thursdays @ 7:30-8:15 am
Start date: Thursday, September 1

Chamber Singers
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Middle School Choir

Meets: Wednesday @ 7:30-8:15 am
Start date: Wednesday, August 31.

8th Only Choir

Members are required to be in Chamber Singers if they are to join Showstoppers. More information will be provided in September. 

Fill out a choir form and come on the first day! Everyone is welcome (no auditions).

Notes For Parents:

  • If your child is joining a choir, please make sure you are on Dr. D.'s email list.

  • Dr. D. still needs an elementary room parent to help her organize parent participation at musicals, concerts and concerts and May Day. If interested, please contact Dr. D. directly.

After School Enrichment Classes 

After School Enrichment classes are coming soon! They will begin the week of September 19th for 1st grade and up (week of October 10th for TK/K students). Offerings will be ready for registration by beginning of September. Until then, check out the calendar below. 

For questions, comments or feedback, please contact Jennifer Zweig


This week...

Thurs., Sept. 1 
12:30 pm

Minimum Day Dismissal


Thurs., Sept. 1 
Back To School Night 

6 pm - Elementary
7 pm - MS

Parents only

... and beyond


Mon., Sept. 5 

Labor Day Holiday


Wed., Sept. 7 

General PTA Meeting
8:30 am, Wildcats

Everyone welcome!


 See Full Calendar  

Start the School Year off Right - Workshop Education Enrichment 

Will your child thrive in school next year? Give them the gift of Workshop to teach them to manage their academics successfully, and learn how to create, persevere, and communicate successfully ~ education for life.

With Workshop, there is no more stress trying to get schedules to fit. We empower families to fit in enrichment with our flexible scheduling. You can change schedules daily. 

  Learn More  

Love to Sing?

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Auditions


Ragazzi Boys Chorus, a CBS news "best choir of the Peninsula", will teach your boy to sing! Schedule your 7-10 year old boy for a fun group audition. He’ll learn a song and have a blast; no prior experience or preparation needed to try out. Boys start slow, then grow. Ragazzi’s opportunities include singing the National Anthem at a San Francisco Giants game, Opera roles, collaborations with Stanford’s choruses and the San Francisco Symphony—and even world-wide touring.

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