News from the Woods
Run for the Hills — Friday, October 6
The Run for the Hills Fun Run has already brought in $14,000 in one week! The kids are gearing up for the event on Friday, October 6, and we still have two weeks of fundraising left to go. You may bring back collection envelopes to school or make an online donation at:
Prizes will be distributed on collection Fridays (September 29 & October 6).
We feel confident we will hit our goal of $30,000 for our school. Good work so far! We are proud to be a part of a community that works so hard to support their child’s school!
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email our committee leads:
Teresa Baumann – email@example.com
Allison Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gigi Nelson – email@example.com
Fun Run Schedule
|9:25 am – 9:55 am||Second Grade/Preschool|
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Kindergarten|
|10:35 am – 11:05 am||First Grade|
|1:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Third Grade|
|1:35 pm – 2:05 pm||Fourth Grade/Preschool|
|2:10 – 2:35 pm||Fifth Grade|
School Picture Retake Day — Friday, October 13
School picture retake day is on Friday, October 13. Students absent on picture day can have their picture taken at this time. For retakes, please bring in your package of photos to be returned.
The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch Woodland Hills’ very own Mr. Beenken, Mrs. Grotewold, Mr. Shumaker and the rest of the Team Warriors (Coached by Mike Householder) take on the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!
The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kids. For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at:
October 16, 2017
Waukee HS Field House
Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30
To purchase tickets: www.waukeeschoolsfoundation.org
Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. This is an evening of fun and excitement for everyone! If you would like to nominate a parent, teacher, or principal for Team Warriors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvest Cupcakes for Classroom Parties
The Waukee Nutrition Services has created a special fall treat for this year’s classroom parties. Harvest cupcakes are available for delivery to your student’s classroom during the Fall Harvest Party on October 26. These special cupcakes are only available for delivery on October 26. Your order will be delivered to Woodland Hills on party day.
The harvest cupcakes cost $10 per dozen and come in a choice of vanilla or chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.
News from the Nurse
The health office is accepting donations of Kleenex, baby wipes, and socks for both boys and girls for ages 4-10.
Required kindergarten paperwork is to be turned into the health office by October 30. If the necessary paperwork has not been turned into the health office, you received a letter that was sent home stating what we are missing for your child. If you have questions, concerns or need copies of health forms, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the health office 987-5196. A grateful thank you to those parents who have already turned in the required paperwork!
WD PTO News
Thank you all that attended our first meeting earlier this month. Our second meeting is Monday, October 9 at 6:30 pm in the Library. You are welcome to come to one or all PTO meetings. It’s a great chance to get to know your school principal better, meet other parents, and get involved with your school. We hope you can join us!
PTO Meeting Dates:
November 6: at WILC (Waukee Innovation and Learning Center)
February 5: Mrs. Cindi McDonald – Guest Speaker (Waukee CSD Superintendent)
Thank you to everyone that placed orders. Orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom the week of October 9.
**If you have already completed the Classroom Directory Google Form, you do not need to complete it again. Thanks!**
The Woodland Hills PTO organizes Classroom Directories at the beginning of each school year. This year, the PTO created an online form to collect information.
If you would like to have your child’s contact information included in their classroom directory, please provide it by accessing the link below:
This list will ONLY be shared with those families who choose to be included in the directory by providing their child’s contact information. The PTO respects your privacy and will not share your information outside of your child’s classroom.
If you have questions, please email the PTO at email@example.com
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Waukee Invitational 3rd – 7th Grade Mile Run
All third through seventh grade students in the Waukee School District are invited to participate in the Annual Waukee Invitational Mile Run on October 2 at Eason Elementary School – 605 SE Boone Drive – Waukee.
All runners will receive a finisher ribbon and medals will be awarded to top place-winners of each grade level. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the elementary school with the highest 5 finishers!
Parents are responsible for getting runners to and from the event and are encouraged to park at the Robert Brownell Sports Complex across from Eason Elementary. Runners should bring a water bottle. Questions may be directed to the mile run coordinator, Missy Brush, at 987-5161 ext. 4505.
Runners must be registered for the event. The entry fee is $3.00 per runner and registration is open through September 29. Races by grades and times along with direct online registration links are listed below. Rain date is October 3.
National “Take Your Parents to Lunch Day” — Wednesday, October 11
National “Take Your Parents to Lunch Day” is Wednesday, October 11.
If you are wanting to purchase a school lunch and eat with your child, please email Christine Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 6.
Adult lunches are $3.60 – please bring exact change if possible