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Join the WIDC!
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Woodside Inclusion Diversity Council (WIDC) wants you!
If you are passionate about making WES a strong and inclusive community, please consider joining WIDC! We have meetings throughout the year and work behind the scenes on many WES events to try to ensure that every family and child feels celebrated and at home at WES! Please reach out to Katie Johnson (ekatiebjohnson@gmail.com) for more details and look for info on WIDC meetings and events in the Wildcats Weekly.

2023-24 Meeting Dates
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The next WIDC meeting date is
November 6 at 7:00pm via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 3368 7033
Passcode: 581865

Wednesday Walks
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Woodside Walks on Wednesdays! 
Meet Katie Johnson, WES mom & WIDC (Woodside Inclusion & Diversity Council) coordinator, every Wednesday after drop off (8:40ish) at The Village Hub for a casual walk & chat. It is a great way to get to know people and embrace our very special WES community. All are welcome!

WES Family Park Playdates
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Join other WES families for an informal park play date the last Sunday of every month at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto at 3pm. Your kids will love seeing their friends outside of school and it is a great opportunity to build WES community! Feel free to wear your Wildcats gear or school colors so it is easy to spot fellow WES families.

October — Responsibility & Kindness 
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Our word of the month for October is Responsibility and Kindness. In addition to focusing on academic responsibility and personal responsibility, we will highlight how acting with kindness is part of being a responsible member of our school community.  Using literature as a jumping off point we will reflect upon the books written and presented by our recent visiting author, Kathryn Otoshi. Her books One, Zero, Two and Beautiful Hands all encapsulate our monthly theme. 
We invite families to read these books with their children, and watch these short video renditions on Youtube:
We will also remind students about our Buddy Bench and engage them in a fun cartoon activity where they can practice using dialogue that emulates the language of kindness and responsibilty.
Blue Shirt Wednesdays
Students and parents are invited to join our staff in wearing a blue shirt on Wednesdays as a representation of our commitment to kindness. We would love to create a sea of blue at lineup on Wednesday, October 4th! At that time Mr. Hurley will also remind all Km- 5th grade students that they took and “Oath of Kindness,” during the author visit with Kathryn Otoshi this week, as she presented her community themed books as a culmination of our Septermber work with the concept of community.

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Woodside School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and believes the inclusion of people of diverse race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, learning style, physical ability, family structure and socioeconomic background enriches our academic programs and the experience of students, educators, staff and families. While preparing and educating our young people for roles as citizens and leaders in a highly diverse world, we will cultivate understanding and strengthen relationships, appreciating the benefits and rising to the challenge of integrating diversity in all aspects of our school community.

Outreach Subcommittee Work
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  • School Event Planning
  • Buddy Family Program
  • Transportation 
  • Communication & Strategic Development