News from the Woods

NO PTO Meeting Tonight

The PTO Meeting originally scheduled for tonight (Monday, October 9) has been cancelled. This decision was made based on Run for the Hills being rescheduled.

The next PTO Meeting is Monday, November 6 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the WILC Building (Waukee Innovation and Learning Center)

295 SE Ashworth Road — Waukee, Iowa 50263

Michelle Hill, APEX Director, will take us on a tour of the facility as well as give an overview of the program.
Waukee APEX — Aspiring Professional Experience

Run for the Hills

Thank you for supporting Woodland Hills with your donations!

The Woodland Hills Team and PTO are both thrilled and humbled by the amount raised! The grand total will be announced at a school assembly later this week. Stay tuned!

If you have questions, please email the PTO at

Please “like” us on Facebook for lots of great Woodland Hills information:  Woodland Hills Elementary PTO – Waukee

Road Closure — From the City of WDM

Mills Civic Parkway from 81st Street to 88th Street will be closed for street patching starting Monday, October 9 to Monday, October 16. The posted detour is 81st Street to Bridgewood Blvd to 88th Street.

School Picture Retake Day — Friday, October 13

School picture retake day is 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.

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.

Order on RevTrak

Student-Involved Conferences

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will take place November 11 – 16. All teachers will hold conferences from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15 and from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 16. Each teacher will also schedule four additional hours outside of the school day during the week for conferences to occur. The online scheduling window will be open from October 20 to November 3.  Use the following link to schedule your child’s conference:

The password for Woodland Hills is woodlandhills (no spaces).

Substitute Associates Needed!

Come join the Waukee Community School District as a substitute associate.

  • Flexibility: You choose when and where you want to work

  • Pay: $12.00 per hour

  • Experience: Gain great classroom skills

To apply:

Questions: contact Amelia Clark @ 515-987-5161 ext, 4529

Change in Seasons

Fall weather is officially here! Please remember to have your child bring a jacket to school, as recess times can be pretty chilly! It is also helpful if you have your child’s name written inside their jacket, in case it would get misplaced.

News from the Nurse

Thank you for the generous donations to the health office.

Kindergarten Requirements

Required kindergarten paperwork is to be turned into the health office by Monday, 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!

Waukee Foundation

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:

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

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