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WESD 2022-23 COVID-19 Information 
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Click HERE to view this week's Wildcat Weekly
(November 28, 2022). 



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

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For 4th & 5th Grade Parents...
Meet The Upper School Event — Wed., Nov. 30; 2-3:30pm; Wildcats
All 4th and 5th grade families are invited to attend our annual Meet the Upper School event on Wed., Nov. 30th, from 2:00-3:30pm in Wildcats. This is a great chance for you to tour our 6th-8th grade and to hear from our amazing staff about the unique programs that we offer. Woodside Upper School is a special place, and we pride ourselves on making sure that our students are prepared for high school and the world beyond. The afternoon will begin with classroom tours at 2:00pm, where you will get to see what it's like when class is in session in our 6th-8th grade rooms. After the tours, we will hold a presentation to review the highlights of our Upper School experience, as presented by our amazing group of teachers. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.  Meet The Upper School Event 
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Campus Safety and Security Survey - CLICK HERE
Survey will close Mon, Dec. 12
The Woodside Elementary School District believes that the safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. As part of the District's new strategic plan, and as we prioritize future campus facility projects, the School Board and administration welcome your highly valued feedback through a campus safety and security survey. Thank you for your participation and thoughts regarding the WESD campus and the safety and security of our students and staff. This survey will close on Monday, December 12.
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Next Woodside School Board Meeting
Tues., December 6 @ 3:30pm (Open Session)
Wildcats (In-Person) & Zoom
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 3:30 pm. Find past recorded meetings posted HERE.
"Frank Talks" with the Superintendent
Engaging parents, staff, and students in education and the work that we do here at WES is one of the most important aspects of my role as Superintendent.  In that spirit, there are several opportunities throughout the rest of the school year, beginning after line up on Wednesday, December 7, to meet in a group setting with the Superintendent to discuss the school, students, and education. Please refer to the dates and times below.   
  • Wed., Dec. 7 from 9:00-10:00am in Wildcats (rescheduled date)
  • Wed., Jan. 18 from 9:00-10:00am in Wildcats
  • Wed., March 1 from 9:00-10:00am in Wildcats
  • Wed., May 10 from 9:00-10:00am in Wildcats
PTA meeting
Next PTA General Meeting Thurs., Dec. 8; 8:45am; Wildcats & Zoom
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the 2nd General PTA meeting of the school year and then head over to the Book Fair at the school library!
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
talent show
Wed., Feb. 8, 2023, 6:30pm in Sellman
Got talent? Here's your chance to show your fellow students and parents your abilities! Every February, all 6th-8th grade students are invited to participate in the school's annual Talent Show. Hosted in Sellman Pavilion by the Student Council, students share their special talents including dancing, singing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, riding a unicycle, juggling, or sharing a poem or art project. In addition to the live acts, students can participate in an art gallery presentation before the start of the show.

If you are a 5th-8th grade student and would like to participate in the talent show (individually or as part of a group), you must sign up and return the completed STUDENT PARTICIPATION FORM to Dr. D. in Rm 36 no later than Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
Upper School STEM FAIR — Sat., March 4, 2023
The Upper School STEM FAIR is coming and will look a little different this year. The 36th Annual San Mateo County Office of Education STEM Fair will be held virtually on March 4, 2023. For 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, participation in the STEM Fair is OPTIONAL this year and will serve only as an enrichment opportunity.  For more information regarding the process and expectations at the County level, use this link: https://www.stemfair.net/.
2023 Upper School STEM Fair Info
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2022 Annual Fund THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the 2022 Annual Fund campaign! More than 90% of current school families participated and we are so grateful for this show of support for our school. Remember, it’s never too late to give. Questions? Please contact wsf@woodsideschool.us.
Annual Fund Info & Donation
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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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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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