News from the Woods

PTO Meeting: Monday, November 6 at 6:30 pm

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

Student Involved Conferences: November 11 – 16

Conferences are divided into three parts — all of equal importance.

1.  The student-involved portion of the scheduled conference time will last approximately ten minutes.  During this time the student, parent(s) and teacher will meet to discuss and celebrate student progress.

2.  The remaining ten minutes of the scheduled twenty minute conference allows parents to meet with the teacher to further discuss student progress.

3.  The third part of the conference occurs outside of the scheduled twenty minutes. This is a time for just the student and parent(s) to review artifacts and student learning in the additional content areas.

Conference Hours

Regularly scheduled hours for conferences are as follows:

Wednesday, November 15 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 16 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In addition to the above times, related arts teachers at Woodland Hills will be available during the following times:

Miss Flahive (Art) Monday, Nov. 13 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mrs. Voss (Music) Tuesday, Nov. 14Wednesday, Nov.15 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mrs. Mavis (Guidance) Tuesday, Nov. 14 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ms. Tracy (Guidance) Monday, Nov. 13Tuesday, Nov. 14

Wednesday, Nov. 15

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mr. Beenken (PE) Monday, Nov. 13Tuesday, Nov. 14

Wednesday, Nov. 15

7:00 am – 8:00 am7:00 am – 8:00 am

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ms. Sadecki (Band) Wednesday, Nov. 15Wednesday, Nov. 15 7:00 am – 8:00 am4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mrs. Goeller (Computer) Wednesday, Nov. 15 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mrs. Poppens (Library) Saturday, Nov. 11 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book Fair

The fall book fair will be held in the library during conference week. It will be open the following dates and times:

Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Monday, November 13 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 16 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Online Orders: Orders can also be placed online starting November 3 through November 15.

We need book fair volunteers! No experience necessary. Please sign up here:

Thank you for supporting the continued growth of the Woodland Hills Library and helping to build our classroom libraries via your book fair purchases!

PTO News

Conference Meals:

Let’s supply our hard-working teachers with some yummy food on one of their busiest weeks of the year. The teachers are in and out of the lounge, so please make sure items are grab-and-go, snack-sized, and individually packaged. Please bring all of your donations to the office by 9:00 am. Tuesday, November 14. Thank you so much for supporting our teachers!

Woodland Hills Student Photos:

Have a great school activity or classroom photo to share? Send it to our yearbook chair! You can reach Brent at:

Waukee Community Closet:

As you get ready for fall, don’t forget to donate your unused coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots to the Waukee Community Closet. This organization provides Waukee residents in need with winter apparel.  You may leave these items with Nurse Dena. Thank you for your contribution!

If you have questions, please email the PTO at:

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Waukee Foundation Food Drive: November 6 – 17

The Waukee Foundation Food Drive is the largest drive that supports our local food pantry. The pantry feeds about 200 families each month. Your support is very much appreciated by the Dallas County families in need.

Below is the list of items that is requested at each school. These are only suggestions. Anyone can donate anything from the list regardless of location. Monetary donations are also accepted via RevTrak

Walnut Hills Elem – Whole Grains – brown rice, muffin mix, pasta, saltine crackers

Eason Elem – Meals in a Can – stew, sloppy joe, chili, soup, ravioli, canned tuna or chicken

Brookview – Breakfast – low sugar cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter

Maple Grove – Fruit – canned fruit packed in juice, dried fruits, fruit cups, 100% juice

Woodland Hills – Baby Needs – diapers (size 3 & up), baby wipes, toilet paper, baby wash, toddler foods

South Middle School – Vegetables – canned vegetables (low/no salt), vegetable soup, tomato products, spaghetti sauce, V-8 juice

Timberline – Oils & Condiments – vegetable oil,syrup, jelly & jam, sugar, mayonnaise, flour

Waukee Middle School – Starches – macaroni & cheese, hamburger & tuna helper, spaghetti, boxed potatoes, saltine crackers

Grant Ragan – Protein – canned tuna & chicken, beans, peanut butter, nuts

Shuler Elem – Personal Care – shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, tissue

Prairieview – Soap Products – hand soap (bar/liquid), laundry, dish detergent, cleaning

Waukee Elem – Individually Packed Snacks – fruit cups, granola/breakfast bars, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes

High School – Healthy Snacks – raisins, popcorn, granola bars, snack crackers

WILC & District Office – Granola bars, canned foods, personal care items, diapers size 3 & up

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