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WESD 2022-23 COVID-19 Information 
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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly (September 26, 2022). Spanish version


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

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This Week is Spirit Week!
We hope that all students will show their school spirit and wear the daily themes this week!
Mon: Class Colors; Tues: Tropical Tuesday; Wed: Wacky Wednesday; Thurs: Sports Team Thursday; Fri: Fuzzy PJ Friday   Spirit Week Info
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After-School Classes Start Next Week!
and ukulele after-school classes at WES for students in grades TK - 4th START NEXT WEEK — ukelele on Tuesdays and hip-hop on Thursdays (2 class times each) — so register now! To register (required), go to  homeroom.com, search for Woodside Elementary School to find the classes listed below or click below. Homeroom.com
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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 11, 12, 20, 21 (Minimum Days)
Sign up below for in-person conferences with your child's teacher(s). Conferences are an excellent opportunity to get updates on your child's progress and to get to know your child's teachers better. Zoom meetings can be arranged if preferred. 
Lower School Teacher Conference Sign Ups
Upper School Teacher Conferences Sign Ups
Graden Fest
The GARDEN FEST is coming! — Tuesday, October 18
The Sign Up Genius for Garden Fest 2022 is live (above)! This is our annual PTA fundraiser for the Woodside School garden and this year's proceeds will be going to purchase new picnic tables in the garden to better serve our students, teachers and parent volunteers.
We need volunteers to help with the event itself and donations from your kitchen or garden are always a critical part of this event, so please sign up and let us know if you can volunteer some of your time or a wonderful creation from your garden, kitchen, or craft room! Specifically, we need 2 volunteers to partner with the organizer to help lead the Farm-to-Table portion of the event (contact Elizabeth Kerr).
2022 WSF Gratitude Event & Annual Fund Kickoff
Thurs., Oct. 20; 6-8pm; Village Hub
The Woodside School Foundation (WSF) Invites the Woodside School community to a festive fall event!
  • Thursday, October 20; 6-8pm
  • The Village Hub Courtyard
  • Barbecue dinner and drinks, complimentary of the WSF
  • To show our gratitude for the amazing WES Community, to bring people together, and to kick off our 2022 fall Annual Fund Campaign
  • Everyone is welcome!
  • This is an adult-only event.
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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
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tues., October 11 @ 6:00pm (Open Session)
Wildcats (In-Person) & Zoom 
Agenda highlights: 
  • Facilities Committee report on priorities and budget
  • Campus Security/Safety discussion with Sheriff's Office 
Full agenda & meeting info will be posted HERE. All WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the open session starting at 6:00pm. Find past recorded meetings posted HERE.
Parent Volunteers
Parent Volunteers Needed

Join the Site Council Committee

Get involved! The School Site Council Committee is looking for at least four (4) parent volunteers for the 2022-23 school year. Principals Hurley and Pedersen will oversee the council and meetings will be held via zoom only. Interested? Contact Cathy Stienstra. Learn about the Site Council HERE

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.

Garden Fest 
The Garden Fest is our annual PTA fundraiser for the Woodside School garden and this year's proceeds will be going to purchase new picnic tables in the garden to better serve our students, teachers and parent volunteers.

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 and boosted HERE. Questions? Contact Elvira.  
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
2022-23 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) serves as the spending plan that accompanies the District's budget. It is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. Find 2022-23 document links HERE
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Job Openings for 2022-23 School Year
Woodside School has opening for the following positions for the 2022-23 school year. 

Certificated Substitute Classroom Teachers (4 positions)
TK-8 Classroom Substitutes: In-Person — find complete information HERE
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Workshop Education After School Enrichment 
Award Winning After School Enrichment
Study Skills • Innovation • Homework Time • Flexible Scheduling
Workshop focuses on executive functioning skills, life and study skills, hands-on learning activities, and enjoying the great outdoors! The program provides children with a dynamic (and super fun!) after school experience. We operate every day school is in session— for K-8th grade, starting at dismissal to 6:00pm. On minimum days, starting at dismissal to 6:00pm. 
2023 Grand Auction Theme
The theme for the 2023 Grand Auction was announced at the BTS BBQ by Auction Chair Melissa Land — and it's "WOODCHELLA". Dust off your festival attire and get ready for a fun night next May (date TBD). _________________________________________________
2021-22 School Calendar
2022-2023 WESD School Calendar
Click HERE to view the 2022-23 WESD School Calendar.   
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No Dogs on Campus
Please do not bring your dogs to campus at ANYTIME. 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
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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.