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covid updates
WESD 2022-23 COVID-19 Information 
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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly
(February 6, 2023). 

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updates

Click HERE to view all School Board and Superintendent communication to WESD parents (includes Spanish versions)
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2023 Woodchella & May Day Art Contest
Deadline: Tues., Feb. 7th
Calling all students to unlock their imagination and enter the 2023 Grand Auction & the 2023 May Day Art Contest! Find details for the Grand Auction art contest below. The May Day art contest theme is "‘All Things Music 🎶". Winning entries will be used for both events — featured on the cover of the Grand Auction catalog, invitation, catalog, live auction brochure and the WSF website and then for May Day for banners and Fun Run shirts. Contest runs through Tues., Feb. 7th. Questions about the Grand Auction? Contact our 2023 Grand Auction Chair Melissa Land.
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Upper School Talent Show — CANCELLED
The 2023 Talent Show has been cancelled. We hope this event will return next school year. 
UPPER SCHOOL TALENT SHOW INFO
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2023 Grand Auction: Woodchella
Saturday, May 20
Get involved and help make this year’s Woodchella Grand Auction a resounding success! A collaborative spirit and passionate parent involvement make our Woodside School community a unique and amazing place for families. To make this a reality, we are seeking Grand Auction donations of your time, creative energy, and inspired ideas.

There are so many ways to get involved! DONATE an item by submitting online or emailing us to connect with an auction volunteer before March 14th OR choose to underwrite the auction HERE. Or VOLUNTEER to join the Woodchella Crew! Questions? Email our Auction Chair or the WSF Office!
Check out our "Escapes & Getaways" donation request in the Foundation section below. 
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Kinder
2023-23 TK & Kinder Orientations
Kinder: Tues., Feb. 28; 6pm via Zoom
TK: Tues., March 7, 6pm via Zoom

Informational meetings for all incoming Transitional Kindergarten and regular Kindergarten families will take place on Feb. 28th for Kinder and March 7th for TK, both at 6pm via Zoom. All families interested in either one of Woodside’s Kindergarten programs should read through the info and register HERE. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link for your specific meeting. Questions? Contact Lower School Principal Hurley
TK & Kinder Orientation Info & Registration
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preschool
2023-24 Preschool Application Now Available
The Open House for the 2023-24 Woodside Preschool was held last week. Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now available online through Feb. 15. For more info, please contact Preschool Director Lisa Dayeh. Please note: Woodside Preschool warmly accepts families from neighboring communities but priority is given to families that reside within the Woodside Elementary School District bounds. 
2023-24 Preschool Application Info
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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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STEM
Upper School STEM FAIR
Submissions due: Fri., Feb. 17
Event: Sat., March 4, 2023
County STEM Fair Submissions must be submitted no later than Fri., Feb. 17The 36th Annual San Mateo County Office of Education STEM Fair will be held virtually on March 4. Please read the Woodside Upper School STEM FAIR 2023 doc for more information. 2023 STEM Fair Details
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Next School Board Meeting
Tues., February 14; 3:30pm; Wildcats (In-Person & Zoom)
Full agenda & zoom link posted HEREAll WESD parents and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the open session at 3:30pm. Past recorded meetings posted HERE
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"Frank Talks" with the Superintendent
If you missed the first two sessions in December and January, be sure to attend Superintendent Frank plus Principals Hurley and Pedersen on March 1st — meet in a group setting with the Superintendent to discuss the school, students, and education. Please find upcoming dates and times below:
  • Wed., March 1 from 9:00-10:00am in Wildcats
  • Wed., May 10 from 9:00-10:00am in Sellman
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Winter After-School Enrichment Classes
The 8 after-school classes on 5 subjects for grades TK/K to 5th grade start this week through March 17: Chess Wizards, Coding, Ukelele, Hip Hop and SilverQuicken Solvers (puzzles, games, escape rooms, and mysteries).
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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
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2023-24 School Calendar
2023-2024 WESD School Calendar
The school calendar for next year was approved by the Board at their meeting last Tuesday. We strongly encourage scheduling your family travel plans to avoid missing school days. 
2023-2024 School Calendar
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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Workshop Education After School Enrichment 
2022-23 REGISTRATION IS OPEN 
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. 
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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
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