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Vax event
2nd Dose — On-Campus Vaccination for WES Students aged 5-11
Thurs., Dec. 9; 9:30am-12:30pm
If your child participated in our on-campus vaccination event for WES students aged 5-11 on Nov. 18th, the second and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine is scheduled for this Thursday, Dec. 9th from 9:30am-12:30pm in Sellman. Please read full details HERE
covid updates
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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (November 29, 2021). Spanish version HERE (to come). 


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

COVID Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11
If you have a child between the ages of 5-11, we strongly encourage you to click HERE and read through all the important information from the County Superintendent, Nancy Magee. Her recent update provides specific information to help ease concerns about access to vaccinations for children and to help families schedule appointments for their children and information regarding combining the vaccine with the flu shot.
Vaccination Updates & Information for Ages 5-11
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Upcoming PTA Events & Fundraising Events

Honey Bear Trees PTA Fundraiser
Stop by Honey Bear Trees on Woodside Road and pick out your holiday tree and decor this year! Honey Bear will generously donate 15% of your purchase to the WES PTA! Simply present mention Woodside School. 
Holiday Shopping at Emily Joubert Thurs., Dec. 9, 10-5pm
Enjoy some holiday shopping while supporting one of our favorite local stores and the PTA! On Dec. 9th, Emily Joubert will graciously donate 15% of all purchases to the PTA. Check out all the beautiful and unique gifts and a bit of bubbly. Flyer HERE

2021 Gift of Giving
The PTA is excited to support Samaritan House's holiday giving initiatives again this year, and we invite our WES community to join us through a GIFT CARD DRIVE and VIRTUAL TOY DRIVE. Due to COVID, the gift drives are still largely virtual, which makes participation so easy. We appreciate your generosity! Please find all the details HERE.
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, Open Session @ 3:30pm (revised date)
Agenda & Meeting info will be posted HERE
All WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate at the beginning of open session at 3:30pm. Find recorded past meetings HERE.
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Find past Woodside School Board meeting agendas HERE
On Campus Testing
On-Campus COVID Testing for Student, Staff & Community
with Worksite Labs & Virus Geeks
Learn all the details about WESD on-campus COVID weekly testing for all students and staff with Worksite Labs (parents need to fill out forms for consent and insurance). Starting this week, WorkSite Labs will change how they report results to families (see this one-page document from WorkSite Labs). 

Community: WESD is providing community testing with Virus Geeks on campus every Thursday from 2:30-5:30pm in Wildcats for all members of the community, including students, staff, and parents. While participation is completely voluntary, everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity at the weekly testing each Thursday after school in Wildcats. Full Details for On-Campus Testing
Parent Input
If you have any additional input to share regarding the strategic planning process for our school, please email the strategic task force at vision@woodsideschool.us. Feedback from all stakeholders is vital in helping to shape the vision and goals for the district in the upcoming years. WESD Strategic Plan Home Page
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After School — Workshop Education Enrichment
Workshop is offering their award-winning Study Skills and Innovation Workshop classes at Woodside School. This year will focus now more than ever on executive functioning skills, life skills, hands-on learning activities, and enjoying the great outdoors! Days & Times: Workshop operates every day school is in session, for K-8th grade, from (dismissal) 2:30pm to 6pm; on minimum days, from (dismissal) 12:30pm to 6pm. www.workshopeducation.org 
Prom May
Grand Auction Update
The Woodside School Foundation welcomes everyone back to the 2021-22 school year. While we had hoped to hold our Grand Auction: Prom! in October, the Delta variant had other plans. So the Grand Auction: Prom! will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Stay tuned for more information. Learn more about the WSF and our fundraising goals here.
Woodside School Online Directory — click HERE to access
Last fall, Woodside School chose Konstella as our directory and collaboration tool. Konstella enables parents and staff to find other families and staff members, send messages, and organize school and classroom activities, and more — all via a secure, password-protected site. Also, be sure to download the mobile app to access Konstella on the go. 
All WES families enrolled for the 2021-22 school year will receive an invitation from Konstella to this year's online directory. If you have any questions, feel free to email woodsideschoolpta@gmail.com.

Is Your Child Struggling & Need Support?
Allison Brunner, the School Psychologist, and Mena Lam, the School Counselor created the WESD Counselor's website containing resources for parents, students, and staff including a variety of coping skills, executive functioning strategies, and SEL activities. This website has a virtual "mailbox" to ask a question, share a message, or just contact Ms. Lam or Mrs. Brunner for a check-in. We hope this will provide some additional support with at-home learning. They are here to help your child if he/she is in need of support during this difficult time. Or simply email them directly — Ms. Lam and Mrs. Brunner.