News from the Woods
Woodland Hills Night at Varsity Basketball Game: Friday, January 5
Woodland Hills Night at Varsity Basketball Games
Waukee vs. Ankeny
Varsity Girls 6:15 pm & Varsity Boys 7:45 pm
Waukee High School Field House
**Woodland Hills Elementary students will be admitted free with a paid adult
**The fifth grade chorus will be singing the National Anthem before the Varsity Girls game
**Students will have an opportunity to be involved in a fun activity on the court during halftime of the Varsity Girls game
PTO Meeting: Monday, January 8
The next PTO Meeting is Monday, January 8 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Woodland Hills Library.
Waukee CSD: 2nd High School
Waukee Community School District continues to be the fastest growing school district in Iowa, gaining an average of 500 new students each year for the last five years. A second high school is needed to accommodate the district’s rapid enrollment growth.
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Important Information Regarding Valentine’s Day Cards
With Valentine’s Day approaching in the near future, I want to bring your attention to some important information regarding Valentine’s Day cards. As noted on page 16 of the Waukee Student Handbook, no food or candy items will be allowed to be distributed with cards or at the Valentine’s Party. Students are welcome to bring cards and non-food items (such as pencils, stickers, etc.) if they choose.
The students will still have access to plenty of food and treats at the actual Valentine Party itself (Wednesday, February 14th 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm). However, it is simply not possible for us to examine the ingredient labels of the candy that would be attached to each Valentine’s card. Please know that student safety is our first priority.
Classroom Treats — Waukee Nutrition Department
Parents — Do you need a treat for your child’s classroom? The Waukee Nutrition Department can prepare cookies, cupcakes, fresh fruit, and more from our “Peanut/Tree Nut Aware” kitchens and deliver directly to the classroom!
Students at Woodland Hills Elementary in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th will be taking the Iowa Assessments on February 6, 7, and 8. As is the case with any school day, students will achieve at their highest levels of performance if they are healthy, well rested, well fed, and encouraged to do their best. It is also very important that students arrive on time for school. If possible, we ask parents to refrain from scheduling routine dental and medical appointments during this time. Your support in getting your child to school on time is always greatly appreciated.
Bundle Up For Recess
Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degrees or below. Students are not allowed to stay indoors for recess without a medical excuse. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Hats and gloves are especially important during the winter months. Boots and snow pants are needed when there is snow on the ground. On snowy days, students are required to stay on the blacktop unless they are wearing boots and snow pants. Please remember to label all of your child’s winter clothing.
News from the Nurse
Heartland AEA 11 will conduct its annual Hearing Conservation program January 3, 4, and 5. Students in preschool, kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades will receive a hearing screening.
Students who do not pass this screening will receive a repeat screening and may receive individual hearing tests by the audiologist and consultation with school personnel. Parents will be notified about the results of the hearing test if their child does not pass the test. This is a screening process only, and does not identify all hearing or ear problems. If your child has had hearing or ear problems recently, feel free to send this information to the school nurse for the audiologist.
If you do not want your child to participate in the screening program and follow-up assessments by the school audiologist, please notify the school. If there are any questions about the hearing testing program in your school, please contact your school nurse or principal.
The health office is now accepting donations of new or gently used pants/sweatpants for girls or boys in sizes 4 through 8.
Please feel free to stop by the health office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.
Woodland Hills Party Dates
Valentine: February 14 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Fine Arts Dates
3rd Grade: January 22 @ High School 6:00 pm
4th Grade: January 30 @ High School 6:00 pm
2nd Grade: February 22 @ Woodland Hills TBA
1st Grade: April 5 @ Woodland Hills TBA
Kindergarten: May 3 @ Woodland Hills TBA
5th Grade: May 14 @ High School 6:00 pm