WOODLAND ELEMENTARY

WELCOME MESSAGE

Our school, Woodland Elementary, is located in the scenic town of Dildo, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland which is approximately 100 kilometers from the capital city of St. John's. Our students come from the communities of Blaketown, Broad Cove, New Harbour, Old Shop, and South Dildo.

We are a K-6 school which offers a variety of extracurricular activities to our students because we believe in the education of the whole child. We are also dedicated to creating a safe, healthy and positive environment for teaching and learning for all of our children and staff.

Announcements

School News

School Sports:

The after school program will be on Tuesday for our grade 6 students. The pick-up time is 3:30 p.m. Students MUST have rides prearranged in order to stay.

Kinderstart:

The revised date for our next kinderstart session is Friday, Feb. 28th. Therefore, there will be NO kindergarten classes on this date.

Kindness Month Activities:

It’s hard to believe February is half gone! However, we still have a couple of remaining activities left.

100th Day Celebrations – Our students from K-3 will be celebrating their 100th day of school on Monday, February 24th.

Friendship Assembly/Pink Shirt Day – We will be having a ‘Friendship’ Assembly on Feb. 26th at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Drover’s and Mrs. Legge’s classes will host this assembly. Parents are welcome to attend. Students and staff are encouraged to wear something pink.

Breakfast Blitz – On February 27th we are having our Breakfast Blitz. Time to restock our breakfast items! Please check on our Facebook page to see a list of suggested items. Thank you in advance!

Winterfest Showcase:

Our annual Winterfest Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27th at 7 p.m. The cost at the door is $4.00. All funds will go towards the music program.

Upcoming March Activities:

Spring Book Fair – Scheduled for March 16 to the 20th.

Professional Learning Day – There will be NO school for students on March 6th due to a Professional Learning Day.

2nd Term Reports – Second term reports will be distributed on Tuesday, March 17th. Parent Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 19th. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19th.

Conferences will begin at 1:00 p.m. There will be an insert in your child’s report card indicating if a parent conference is requested or not requested. Even though a meeting may not be requested you still will have the option to book an appointment, if you wish to do so. We will once again be using the OPTIS online booking of appointments. The link will be found on our school website. Once the site is activated, you will be notified to book your appointment.

School Development Family Survey:

Thank you to those who have completed the family survey. To date, we have only a small number of parents participate in the survey. Schools are provided with the numbers who participate only. The data from the survey will assist us in developing our annual School Development Plan. In the following link you will see a question/answer sheet, instructions and online survey. The survey will be accessible until March 20th. Please take a few minutes to participate! The link is as follows: https://www.research.net/r/SDFamily1920EN

Rooting For Health:

Our school has been selected to host the Rooting for Health Program offered by the Kids Eat Smart Foundation. We will have numerous farmers attending on March 19th to set up stations for students to visit. Also, they will be providing a breakfast for all students and staff which will include french toast, milk and fruit parfaits. Due to allergies and other risk factors there will be no animals present at that time. We are still in the planning stages of this event.

Harbour Breeze News:

This week, the winner of the ‘Free Meals’ contest is Cameron Reid in Grade Two.

**Week 4 on the menu will begin on Tuesday.