Woodland Hills Raises Funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation

Woodland Hills students, families, and staff raised $4,340.15 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Ms. Sheldon.

Thank you for making the fundraiser a huge success!

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Letter from Ms. Sheldon: Chin up. Heart open. One foot in front of the other.

sheldonDear Woodland Hills Friends,

Happy Spring time to you!  I hope you are having a wonderful last few weeks of school and learning bunches.

You may have noticed that you haven’t seen me in the hallways for a while.  Life dealt me a little surprise this year, and I needed to take some time to take care of my health.  It has been hard to be away from Woodland Hills, but I have learned a few fantastic things along the way that I would like to share with you before the year is over.  These are great ways to live every day, whether it is a happy day or a tough one.

  1.  Keep your chin up.  When life throws a challenge your way, be brave, believe in yourself, and you will succeed in any situation.  You will grow stronger, become more confident, and be even more ready for the next great thing in your life.
  2.   Keep your heart open.  Seek and appreciate the happy and the beautiful things in life.  You will find them everywhere around you if you just look with your eyes and let yourself feel them.  Every day, do something kind for another person, and your heart will be full and happy.
  3.   Keep putting one foot in front of the other. When life’s surprises delay or detour you, continue to pursue your dreams.  Do one thing each day – no matter how small it might seem – that brings you closer to meeting your goals.  Even when you have to travel one little step at a time, those steps add up to great accomplishment in the end.

So there you have it:  Chin up, heart open, one foot in front of the other.  Three little tricks to a happy life from me to you.

You’ll be seeing your awesome teachers wearing T-shirts with this saying, and some bracelets will be coming to you from Mr. Shu.  I hope you enjoy them and they help to remember how to find happiness around every corner.

To help spread the word and teach others to do the same, the school will be taking donations to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an organization that is working towards helping others like me stay inspired and healthy so they can return to the lives they love. The school is having a contest to see which class can raise the most money. The top 3 classes will get to choose from the following class prizes: extra recess, extra PE time, extra computer lab time or a dress up day. The contest starts next week, May 12-17.

I can’t wait to see your smiling faces in the hallways next year!

All my best,

Ms. Sheldon


560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701