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March 6, 2017


Parcel Tax Update

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 in the mail this weekThis measure was originally initiated in 1984 and it’s continuation has funded core academics and helped keep class sizes low, attract and maintain high quality teachers, and offer robust academic programs and supports at Woodside School. Reminder that everyone is a vote-by-mail voter in this election so be sure to look for your ballot. 


Woodside School Board Meeting
Tues., March 7 at 3:30 pm; Wildcats
Everyone is welcome to attend tomorrow's meeting. Agenda items to be discussed:

  • Middle School Science
  • Overnight Field Trips
  • Budget Update

zSpace in The Classroom
zSpace brings a virtual world to the classroom in a shareable way that's both engaging and easy to use. Now, instead of learning about the heart through animated pictures with labels and plastic models, students can view a virtual heart and look inside it, turn it around, speed up the heart rate, have a camera view into the center, learn and label the parts, and peel back sections for all to see. Read more...

Spring Music Performances & Concerts

More details below in Music section:
  • 2nd: The Big Clean Up;
    Wed., March 15 at 1 pm; Sellman
  • MS Band, WW Choir, ShowStoppers: Tues., March 28
    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; Amphitheater

Common Ground Speakers

March 7 & 8 at local schools (see below)

Tomorrow or Wednesday, check out Common Ground Speaker Series with Yalda Uhls, PhD and Kaura Kastner, PhD.
  • Parenting in the Digital Age:
    A Fact Not Fear Approach

 Speaker Event Locations & Times 

Rise Against Hunger Event

Thurs., March 23; 1-2:30 & 2:30-4 pm; The Village Hub (Watch the video)
  • Join us at this fun and inspiring meal-packing event to help feed hungry families worldwide.
  • WES' Student Council voted to support the charity of Rise Against Hunger (replacing Walk for Water).
  • Event date: Thurs., March 23 (min school day); The Village Hub
  • Two shifts available: 1-2:30 pm & 2:30-4 pm (choose one)
  • ChoiceLunch will be available but must Order Online in advance.
  • Suggested donation: $25 each
  • MUST register to participate — registration from below: 

 Registration Form 

Bingo Night!

Fri., March 24;  6-8 pm; Sellman
Bring the whole family to Bingo Night — a lively Woodside School community event (food truck and treats on sale!) that raising funds for the 6th grade. Please consider donating movie tickets, gift cards, novelty gifts, games, books or toys (new or gently used) for prizes. Also need baskets to create raffle prizes. Collection box will be placed in the school office. Questions? Email Julie Levenson


MARS Testing

From March 6 -17, each WES student will take MARS (Mathematics Assessment Resource Service) test, taking them through a multi-level math problem. Spending about an hour on the task, this provides a window into the student's mathematical reasoning skills.

Please be sure your child arrives to school on time. There is no preparation needed for the task — just a good night's sleep and healthy breakfast!

For more info, see the Silicon Valley Math Initiative link below. 

 See SVMI Info 

Optional Teacher Conferences

will be scheduled on the minimum days of March 23 & 24. Your child's teacher will contact you if a conference is required. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child’s teacher directly. If you do not hear from your teacher, there is no need to schedule a conference. Report cards will be mailed home on March 22. 

Paw of Praise Awardees for March

The students honored with a Paws of Praise show that they work hard. School is not always easy. It takes perseverance and patience to learn new things. Some tasks require thinking time, repetition, talking it out, and getting advice to get it right. Congratulations to all the hard working students at WES. Your teachers and parents are proud of you!


 Paw of Praise Awardees & Photos 

Woodside K-5 Science Showcase 

Thurs., March 30; 7:30 am - 3:30 pm; Community Gym

Calling all super scientists…the Science Showcase is coming and all Kinder to 5th graders are encouraged to participate!

Night of Science!

Thurs., March 30; 6-7:30 pm
This is an evening opportunity for all families to view the science projects!

See all Science Showcase details below—including parent volunteers and necessary RSVP info:


Report Cards

The 2nd trimester ends on March 10 and the 3rd trimester begins on March 13. Report cards will be mailed home the week of March 20. 

Screenagers: Growing up in Digital Age

Wed., March 22; 7 - 8:15 pm; Sellman 
All parents and Middle School students are invited and encouraged to view this special screening focusing on this very relevant topic. Please reserve your seat ASAP by registering below. There will be a follow-up parent discussion on Wed., March 29 at 8:30 am; Wildcats.


 Register for Screenagers Movie 

All School Movie Night

Fri., March 31; 7 pm; Sellman

The Student Council is hosting a movie night for all Woodside School students and parents featuring Finding Dory. All tickets are $5 and will be sold before and after school and in the main office. 


 See Movie Night Details 


Grand Auction — Out of This World
Deadline Friday!
This Friday, March 10 is the final deadline to submit your best parties, activities and gifts for the Grand Auction catalog. It's now or never — submit your donation online. Need ideas? Check out what to donate or email for suggestions and help.

 Grand Auction 2017 Website 

Auction Art Contest Winners
The Grand Auction Art Contest received many wonderful entries. Check out this year's winners, each of whom let their creativity take them Out Of This World!

 Art Contest Winners 

TED Woodside Lens

Don't miss tonight's final Woodside Lens. Tickets $40/person payable to WSF; drop in WSF mailbox in the school office. Questions? Contact WSF office


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



Good Eggs Promotion

Get $15 of FREE groceries and give back to WES this March and April. Sign up early and get $30 of free groceries!


 See More Details 

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.

 See More About PTA Positions 


Spring Sports are starting!

 Don't forget to register 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:

2nd Grade: The Big Clean Up;
Wed., March 15 at 1 pm; Sellman. Practice music: THE BIG CLEAN UP 

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...

Mon., March 6
Site Council Mtg. 
3:30 pm; Wildcats

Woodside TED Lens
6 pm; The Village Hub

Tues., March 7
School Board Mtg.
3:30 pm; Wildcats

Fri., March 10
End of Trimester

... and beyond

Wed., March 15
2nd Grade Musical
The Big Clean Up
1 pm; Sellman

Fri., March 17
Teacher Work Day

March 23 & 24
Teacher Conferences
Minimum Days

 See Full Calendar 

Grand Auction 2017 
Sat., May 20

 Info & Donate 

6th Grade Amici's Night Fundraiser

Mon., March 13
Present the flyer below and Amici’s Pizza will generously donate 25% of your food and beverage purchases to help support the 6th Grade Class Fund.

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 

on WES campus


Art & Games Camp

Spend the mornings making art with Ms. Iverson and playing games with Ms. Jones. Sessions run June 12 - June 30. 

 Info & Registration 

Design & Drama Camp
Join us for a fun afternoon (12:30-3:30 pm) camp this summer run by Dr. D'Ambrosio
& Ms. Fenton.
 Design & Drama   Camp Info 

Decathalon Camp
at WES!
Summer 2017
 Info & Registration 


Parents' Night Out
Fri., 3/10; 6-10pm
 PNO Event Details 

WHS Musical

"Anything Goes"

March 10-12, 17 &18

 Info & Tickets 


Woodside Wildebeests

Club Track & Field
5th-8th graders
Registration is open!

 Info & Registration 

Panthers Camp
Summer 2017
 Camp Info 

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