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January 30, 2017

General School News

Woodside School Board Meeting
Tues., Feb. 7 at 3:30 pm; Wildcats

All are welcome to attend. Highlighted agenda items to be discussed:

  • SARC (School Accountability Report Card)
  • 2017-2018 School Calendar
  • Social Studies Curriculum Report

Woodside Preschool Parent Orientation

Tues., Jan. 31 at 9-10:30 am; Wildcats

The Priority Enrollment Period for the 2017-2018 academic year will start on Tues., Jan. 31 with a Parent Orientation and Tour from 9:00-10:30 am in Wildcats. No RSVP necessary. 

 See More Details 

WES Parent Ed: Follow-Up Discussion to Common Ground — Wired to Create
Fri., Feb. 3 at 8:30 am; Wildcats

How does WES curricula incorporate the concepts of creativity and openness to experience discussed by Common Ground speaker Scott Barry Kaufman last week? Whether you attended his lecture or are simply interested in exploring these ideas, come share coffee and insights at with fellow parents, Superintendent Polito and Director of Student Services, Katherine Peterson.

Winter After School Enrichment Classes
Calling all 1st-3rd graders! Our Wed. "Robotics Using Lego WeDo" class is in danger of getting cancelled unless we can find 3 more students! Please let Jennifer Zweig know if you are interested or simply register at the PTA's After School Enrichment page below. 

 Winter ASE Calendar & Classes 

Substitute Teachers Needed

Dear Parents: All of California is experiencing a significant shortage of qualified substitute teachers and we are no exception. Requirement to attain a short term substitute teacher permit includes an undergraduate degree and to successfully pass the CBEST,  
CTC | CBEST Test Information, a comprehensive, basic assessment of reading writing and math skills. If interested in serving our school in this capacity, contact Cathy Stienstra

Elementary School 

1st & 3rd Grade Music Concert

Last Wednesday, the 1st and 3rd graders demonstrated their musical growth at their Music Concert in Sellman. Students and parents alike delighted in the special performance, which incorporated singing, dance, and instrumental.

 More about Concert 

Woodside Teachers Benefit from Professional Development

Woodside Elementary teachers consistently avail themselves to continue to grow and develop as a professional educator. Recent areas of focus includes Math, Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, and Science.

 More about Teacher Development 

TK & Kindergarten Info Meeting
Mon., Feb. 6 at 8:30 am; Wildcats

Parents of Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten age children are encouraged to attend this 2017-18 Kindergarten Information meeting and tour. For all info on schedule dates, meeting and registration, click below:

 Schedule, Mtg. Info & Registration 

Middle School 

8th Grade Parent Meeting

Thurs., Feb. 2 at 7 pm; School Library

There will be an important meeting for all 8th grade parents to discuss Operetta, D.C. trip and graduation. Parents of 8th graders must plan to attend to this evening meeting to learn more details about these important upcoming events. 

 More info on Parent Mtg 

Chinese New Year Luncheon
Fri., Feb. 3 at 12:20 pm; MS Courtyard

All middle school students will enjoy a Chinese New Year feast this Friday at lunchtime. No need to pack a lunch that day (unless your student prefers to eat own food). 新年快乐

5th - 8th Grade Talent Show
Wed., Feb. 8 at 6:30 pm; Sellman

The Student Council’s annual Talent Show is almost here! Fine Art viewing before the show at 6:15 pm. $5 tickets go on sale TODAY (1/30) after school. 

 Talent Show & Ticket info 

Middle School Dance
Fri., Feb. 10 at 7 pm; Sellman

The Student Council is sponsoring a 6th-
8th grade “Valentine’s Day” dance on Fri., Feb. 10 from 7 to 9:30 pm in Sellman.
Dance forms due prior to event. 

 Dance Info & Forms 

Progress Reports

Mid-semester progress reports will be sent home by this Friday. As a reminder, please check PowerSchool and have your student check in with specific teachers regarding missing work. 

 Progress Report Info 


Travel in Time
Family & Kid-Friendly Fun

Have an Out of This World family- or kid-friendly event or item to donate for the auction? 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 

Grand Auction Art Contest

All entires for the Grand Auction Art Contest are due no later than this
Fri., Feb. 3. Winning submissions will be featured on auction printed pieces
and website. Let your creativity take you Out Of This World! 

TED Woodside Lens

Don't miss these upcoming informative sessions covering a variety of relevant topics. Spaces are still available for all. Tickets $40 per person, payable to WSF. Payment can be dropped in the foundation mailbox in the school office (please indicate which talk you'll attend). Questions? Contact the WSF office


Scientific Advancements in Health 

This Thurs., Feb. 2 @ 1 pm (new time); Wildcats

Unveil through Documentaries
Mon., March 6 @ 6 pm; The Village Hub (new time & location)


Embrace Wellness

Tues., March 14 @ 10 am - 2 pm
Putman/Carlsmith home


PTA & Room Parent Meeting
This Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:40 am; Wildcats

Who is the PTA? Find out what we do, ask questions and learn about opportunities to get involved. 

  • Superintendent Beth Polito on school leadership

  • Q&A and discussion

  • Grand Auction update

Scrip Cards

It's always a great idea to stock up on
Scrip cards and it's one of the easiest
way to support the PTA and our school.

 More on PTA Scrip Program 

Athletics: Winter Sports 

Basketball: Practice and games schedules for all school basketball
teams listed below:


Open enrollment for Woodside Whistlers (Wed AM) and Chamber Singers (Thurs AM) Choirs. WW Choir & CS Choir info. Contact Dr. D. to enroll. 

Performance/Concert Schedule:

5th-8th Talent Show:
Wed., Feb. 8 at 6:30 pm; Sellman. Important Info for participants. Tickets go on sale today!

Kindergarten: Three Piggy Opera;
Fri., March 3 at 9 am; Sellman.
Practice music: K PIGGY

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

MS Band, WW Choir, ShowStoppers (8th): Performance on Thurs., March 28 at 6:30 pm; Sellman. 

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

3rd Grade: MAY DAY performance: Sat., May 6, 2017. MAY DAY info.

4th / 5th Band: Concert info TK soon. 

This week...

Tues., Jan. 31
Preschool Orientation
9 am; Wildcats

Wed., Feb. 1
Wed. Line-Up &
Paws of Praise 
8:25 am; Sellman

PTA Meeting
8:40 am; Wildcats

Thurs., Feb. 2
Woodside TED talk
1 pm; Wildcats

8th Grade Parent Mtg
7 pm; School Library

Fri., Feb. 3
Common Ground Follow-up Discussion
8:30 am; Wildcats

MS Chinese New Year Luncheon
MS Courtyard

... and beyond


Mon., Feb. 6
TK & Kinder Info Mtg
8:30 am; Wildcats

Site Council Meeting
3:30 pm; Wildcats

Tues., Feb. 7
School Board Meeting
3:30 pm; Wildcats

Wed., Feb. 8
5th-8th Talent Show
6:30 pm; Sellman
Tickets on sale today

Fri., Feb. 10
MS Dance
7 to 9:30 pm; Sellman

 See Full Calendar 

2017-18 Registration Opens this Wednesday

Registration for Workshop 2017-18 opens this Wed., Feb. 1. 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 W-Ball
Spring 2017
 More Info 

Decathalon Camp
at WES!
Summer 2017
 Info & Registration 

Camp Galileo
Summer 2017
 Locations & 


Panthers Camp
Summer 2017
 Camp Info 

Volleyball League
Early Registration Ends 2/1/17
 Info & Registration 

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