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March 20, 2017


Parcel Tax Update — Mail-In Ballot

Did you receive your mail-in ballot? Please make sure you have it. We can’t tell you how to vote, but voting is important.

The request for a renewed parcel tax will be considered by you, the voters, on April 4, 2017. Measure Z is an all mail-in ballot that arrived in your mailbox the week of March 6This 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 at Woodside School. 

Woodside School District
Finances & Budget FAQ 

Over the past year, there has been much discussion about our changing budget and the impact to our programs. To provide an overview and clarification on the general questions raised, we developed a WSD Budget FAQ for your review. Learn more about how public school districts are financed and specifically how this impacts Woodside School. If you have additional questions, please contact Terese McNamee, our school's CBO. 

 WSD Finances FAQ 

STEM Fair Results

Woodside School had a very successful School and District STEM Fair with 23 students moving onto San Mateo County’s STEM Fair competition. Wow! 11 students placed at the County competition and 6 will will represent Woodside at State.

 See STEM Fair Results 

ISO Guest Designers

Woodside enjoys a wealth of talented design-related professionals. We are seeking parents and community members who might be interested in being guest designers this spring in our Design Lab. We will collect names and areas of interest or talent. Teachers will then choose from the list and work out dates and times directly with you. Please email Dr. Polito by April 3 if you are interested in being a guest designer. Thanks!

Spring After School Enrichment classes!

Registration begins this week and classes begin the week after Spring Break (week of April 17). Please note that ukulele and guitar classes are starting a few weeks earlier (week of March 27). For scholarship requests, please contact Amanda Bedolla in the Office. For any questions, contact Jennifer Zweig.

 Register for Spring ASE Classes 

Order Your 2016-17 Yearbook Now! 

Our school yearbook is now on sale for $35 each. Order online or bring a check to the front office. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

 Yearbook Order Details 

Spring Music Performances & Concerts

  • MS Band, WW Choir, ShowStoppers: Tues., March 28
    at 6:30pm; Sellman
  • Music Festival with Skyview Choir: 7:15 to 8:45am; Sellman
    SIGN-UP to help or bring food. 
  • Jazz Band, CS Choir, Percussion
    Tues., April 4 at 6:30pm; Sellman
  • 4th / 5th Band Concert:
    Thurs., April 6 at 1:45pm; Sellman
  • 3rd: May Day, Sat., May 6; Amphitheater

Screenagers: Growing up in Digital Age

Wed., March 22; 7 - 8:15pm; Sellman 

Woodside School and the PTA are thrilled to expand the invitation to Screenagers to include students 5th grade and up, including any high schoolers in your family. For more info on this thought-provoking documentary, and to reserve your seats for this free event, please see link below.

There will be a follow-up parent discussion on Wed., March 29 at 8:30am; Wildcats.


 Register for Screenagers Movie 

Rise Against Hunger Event

Thurs., March 23
1-2:30pm (
full) & 2:30-4pm (available)
The Village Hub

Click below to find info and updates on how to participate in this inspiring meal-packing event to help feed hungry families worldwide including registration, suggested donation and lunch option. We are halfway to our financial goal so please donate today!

 RAH Details & Registration Form 

BINGO NIGHT!  6th Grade Fundraiser

Fri., March 24; 6-8pm; Sellman
Bring the whole family to Bingo Night! Ms. Parker will be calling the numbers and food truck serving Mexican food will start serving at 5pm. Get your tickets now! Thanks to everyone who has donated all the great items for prizes but we still need more larger gifts and raffle items. Collection box in the school office and donations due by Thurs., March 23. 


The Big Clean Up!

Last Wednesday, the 2nd grade performed their amazing production of "The Big Clean Up"! Written and performed by two Woodside dads, this show has had a six year run at WES. Although a few actors had stage jitters before the curtain rose, the end result was miraculous. All the sea creatures received a well deserved thunderous applause and this reviewer gives two enthusiastic thumbs up. Well done, Dr. D and cast!

Woodside K-5 Science Showcase 

Thurs., March 30; 7:30am - 3:30pm; 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; 6-7:30pm
This is an evening opportunity for all families to view the science projects!

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


Report Cards

The 3rd trimester began last Monday and report cards will be mailed home this week. 

STEM Fair Results

Woodside School had a very successful School and District STEM Fair with 23 students moving onto San Mateo County’s STEM Fair competition. Wow! 11 students placed at the County competition and 6 will will represent Woodside at State.

 See STEM Fair Results 

Doc Film & National History Day

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the County’s National History Day competition. Thank you to Ms. Bowdoin for supporting the students.  

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
Saturday, May 20
Oh, what to wear? Will you arrive dressed for an Ancient Greek Symposium or don your deep space gear? Tickets for the main event go on sale March 31. How will you show up on Saturday, May 20?

 Grand Auction 2017 Website 

It Takes A Universe!

The OOTW team would like to thank everyone who donated an event, party and/or item for this year's Grand Auction. All these wonderful items will be included in the catalog, which will be distributed the week of April 24, and the online auction will occur May 10-15.


PTA Spring Teacher Luncheon

Thurs., March 23: 11:30am, Wildcats
Calling all Middle School parents! Please sign up to make and bring a dish for the teachers to enjoy at the Spring Teacher Luncheon this Thursday.

 Sign-Up to Bring Lunch Item 

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 

Shop Amazon & Earn 10% for WES!

Don't forget to bookmark the PTA Amazon link below and earn 10% for the PTA on all purchases. So easy!

 PTA Amazon Link 


Registration for the spring sports of MS tennis and track & field is now closed.

Middle School Basketball Teams

Congratulations on a very successful season! All teams displayed excellent sportsmanship, cooperation, dedication, and teamwork. Way to represent Woodside School well!  Also, thank you to all the athletes and their families for your support towards this amazing sport.

This week...

Wed., March 22
Screenagers movie
7pm; Sellman

March 23 & 24
Teacher Conferences
Minimum Days

Thurs., March 23
PTA Teacher Lunch
11:30 - 1pm; Wildcats

Rise Against Hunger
1-2:30pm / 2:30-4pm

The Village Hub

Fri., March 24
Bingo Night

6-8pm; Sellman
Tix on sale Wed-Fri

... and beyond

Wed., March 29
Screenagers  movie Follow-up Discussion 

8:30am; Wildcats

Thurs., March 30
K-5 Science Showcase

All day; Sellman

Fri., March 31
All School Movie Night
pm; Sellman

 See Full Calendar 

Need Extra Clothes!

The front office needs some extra BOYS pants or shorts (Kinder to 5th sizes) for students to change into after accidents or to replace wet, ripped or torn apparel. Please bring to Tina in the office. Thanks!

Mileage Club

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

on WES campus


Art & Games Camp

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

 Info & Registration 

Drama & Drums Camp
A wonderful afternoon (12:30-3:30) camp run by Dr. D'Ambrosio & Ms. Dameron Hoss. Sessions run
June 12-30. 
 Info & Registration 

Decathalon Camp
at WES!
Summer 2017
 Info & Registration 


The Village Hub
 Event Details 

Esface Basketball Summer Camp


Panthers Camp PV

Summer 2017
 Camp Info 


Summer 2017 Classes at Serra HS

 Info & Registration 

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