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WESD 2022-23 COVID-19 Information 
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(March 20, 2023). 



Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents (includes Spanish versions)

2023 Grand Auction — Woodchella
Saturday, May 20
Can you feel it in the air? WOODCHELLA! is coming! Only two months left until the WSF party of the year on May 20, 2022. Be on the lookout for information on Woodchella in the coming weeks!  Tickets go on sale Tues., March 28th. VIP packages are available!

THANK YOU to all our donors! We are excited at the diverse offerings for our online auction this year.
  • Still want to help out?  We are looking for a music/band liaison for our event.  Just email our  auction chair to volunteer. You’ll get to meet the bands! 
  • If you still want to donate, we continue to accept donations of wine, gift certificates, tickets / experiences.
  • Underwrite the auction HERE.
  • Thinking about your costume? Check out our Pinterest idea board HERE
  • Questions? FAQ page HERE or email wsf@woodsideschool.us.
2023 Science Showcase
2023 K-5 Science Showcase
Tues., April 4; Community Gym 
Science Board Drop: 8-8:20am & Open House: 6-7pm
If your child plans to participate in the Science Showcase this year, please RSVP to Ms. Parker by March 31 with child’s name/grade. All kinder through 5th grade are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Science Showcase. Our goal this year is 100% participation!
2023 K-5 Science Showcase
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Order Your 2022-23 Yearbook! Deadline to order: April 5th
This year’s Yearbook is available for purchase — be sure to place your order before Tues., April 5. Extra yearbooks will NOT be ordered to sell in June. Click below for ordering instructions: 
2022-23 Yearbook Ordering Info
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An Evening in the Garden
Thurs., April 20; 5-7pm
Mark your calendar to come and enjoy an evening in the school garden for the whole family! This is a fundraiser for the garden with delicious goodies, spring garden plants and more for sale. We will also be showcasing artwork from our students throughout the garden. All proceeds support our garden program. More details to come!
There is still time to volunteer to donate items to sell at the event (plants, baked goods, jam, honey, eggs, crafts, etc.) or  help run the show (cashier, set up, clean up) — SIGN UP HERE
2023 Evening In The Garden
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2023 May DaySat., May 6
Mark your calendar to enjoy a wonderful day in Woodside at the 2023 May Day festivities — find the full schedule below including pancake breakfast at Village Church, Fun Run, May Day Dance, Citizen of the Year, parade Info, carnival and food trucks. 
2023 May Day

Get involved!
We're looking for volunteers for this year's 101st Woodside PTA May Day Parade and Festival taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Be a part of Woodside's longest and most adored tradition. Contact Lisha Mainz for details or join the planning team.
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Join The PTA Board!
The PTA is looking for parents interested in joining the 2023-24 PTA Board.  Find the current openings include: Co-Chair VP Fundraising; Co-Chair VP Community Events & Hospitality; VP Student Programs (After School Enrichment); VP May Day; Auditor and Parliamentarian — job descriptions can be found HERE. If interested in running for any of these positions, please contact Beth Nash by April 17th.  Elections will be held at the general PTA meeting on May 2nd. 
PTA Board Position Descriptions
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2023-24 New Student Registration
Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year for NEW students is now open. New student registration packets are available HERE  (English & Spanish) or parents can pick one up at the school office as well. For questions, please contact Elvira in the front office. Returning students: Enrollment info will be emailed to WES families at the end of the school year
2023-24 New Student Enrollment
Spring After-School Enrichment Classes
Enrollment closes this Sun., March 19th
The 2023 Spring After School Enrichment (ASE) classes on 5 subjects for grades TK/K to 5th grade will start on March 20: Chess Wizards, Coding, Ukelele, Hip Hop and SilverQuicken Solvers (puzzles, games, escape rooms, and mysteries). Enrollment period closes Sun., March 19th. To register, click HERE. Scholarships are available, contact the front office. Classes fill up fast, please sign up soon!  
"Frank Talks" with the Superintendent
Wed., May 10 from 9-10am in Sellman
Don't miss Steve's final "Frank Talks" session on Wed., May 10 at 9am in Sellman. Principals Hurley and Pedersen also attend. Meet in a group setting to discuss the school, students, and education at Woodside School. Please find upcoming dates and times below: _________________________________________________
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Emergency Response & School Safety Plan
Below, please find Woodside School's emergency and safety plans for the 2022-23 school year: 
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2023 Operetta — GREASE
The 8th grade class of 2023 is thrilled to present GREASE as this year's Operetta. Show dates are May 31 through June 3. Details and ticket info coming soon! Click HERE to learn about the wonderful history of the Woodside School Operetta. 2023 Operetta
Picture Day
2022-23 School Photos
School photo proofs from BNL have been distributed. Orders can be placed throughout the school year. Don't forget to order your student's class photo. Proceeds from this PTA fundraiser will help fund our WES Teacher Grant Program.
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Spring 2023 Choirs (Grades 2 - 8)
Dr. D's choirs have started!  Registration forms HERE and/or email Dr. D. to add to the choir email list.
Woodside Whistlers Choir (2nd-4th graders) & Chamber Singers Choir (5th-8th graders)
Every Wednesday @ 7:30am in Rm. 36 — all are welcome for open enrollment for the spring semester. 
Choir Programs
2023-24 School Calendar
2023-2024 WESD School Calendar
The Board approved school calendar for next year is available HERE. We strongly encourage scheduling your family travel plans to avoid missing school days — please RESPECT THE CALENDAR!
2023-2024 School Calendar
Check Out Our Lunch Clubs!
Our School Counselor, Mena Lam, is hosting the following lunch clubs:
  • Wednesdays: Lego Club for Lower School students (Rm 8)
  • Fridays: Board Game Club for Upper School Students (Rm 29)
    Fall Lunch Club Info
Illness Protocol ... From School Nurse Abbe
This is a reminder about illness and when students should be kept home. While some students begin to first show symptoms of being ill at school, there are some students who are coming to school with significant symptoms of illness that should be at home. Click HERE to learn about "Stay At Home" symptoms and the protocol for returning to school after illness.

2022 Spirit Wear
All New WESD Spirit Wear is here!
Our all new WESD Spirit Wear shopping site is up and ready for your orders! Now the whole family can proudly sport some school spirit while supporting the PTA.  Shop WESD Spirit Wear HERE
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2022-23 PTA Membership — Join Today!
Support the Woodside PTA and join today HERE! Our Woodside PTA hosts so many wonderful school events — BTS BBQ, teacher appreciation events, Garden Fest, May Day and more and supports our teachers and staff all year. No volunteering required. 2022-23 PTA Membership Forms
The LunchMaster — 2022-23 Breakfast & Lunch Orders
The Lunch Master is WESD's NEW lunch provider for the 2022-23 school year and WESD will be providing meals to ALL students in the district as part of the ALL-NEW Universal Meals Program. Parents must register by creating an account HERE using code "woodsideschool".  Find lunch menus, details, registration, ordering info — LUNCH ORDERING
Parent Volunteers
Parent Volunteers Needed

School Lunch Distribution 
We need 1 parent volunteer daily from 11:45am-12:45pm to help with our new free lunch program. All volunteers must have submitted all vaccination info to Elvira Martinez in the front office beforehand and must check-in at the front office at the time of volunteering. SIGN UP HERE.

Vax Verification for Volunteers

WES must collect vaccination info for all adults interested in volunteering on campus. All adults must be able to provide proof they are vaccinated HERE. Questions? Contact Elvira.  
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Appointment Pick Up & Visitor Policy Reminder
We need your support ensuring the safety of our students. If you are picking up your child during the day for an appointment, please sign him/her out at the front office. Our office team will notify the teachers. Please do not pick up directly from the playground during recess, lunch, etc. Also, if you are visiting/volunteering on campus, please sign in at the office and obtain a visitor's badge. 

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No Dogs on Campus
Please do not bring your dogs to campus at ANYTIME. This includes after-school sport teams/clubs using the WES fields. This is a school policy and signs are posted throughout campus. We have had a significant problem with dog waste on our fields and campus. It is also important to provide a clean and safe environment for our students, especially those with allergies and animal fears. Please use our beautiful Woodside trails to walk your dogs. More information HERE