News from the Woods

Science + Art Fair: Monday, February 26

The 3rd annual Science + Art Fair is taking place today! Student art and science projects will be on display throughout the day, and an open house is scheduled for family and friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a short awards ceremony scheduled for 7:00 pm. We hope that you will join us for this fun and educational event!

Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser: Tuesday, February 27

Mark your calendars for February 27 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm to visit the Mills Civic Chipotle. Half of the proceeds from this event go to Woodland Hills Elementary. Dine in, or carry out! Be sure to mention your school name.

Student Involved Conferences: March 3 – 8

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:

  • Tuesday, March 6 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 7 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Book Fair

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

  • Saturday, March 3 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Monday, March 5 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Online Orders: Orders can also be placed online starting today through Friday, March 9. Online Scholastic Orders

We need book fair volunteers! No experience necessary.

Book Fair SignUpGenius

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

News from the PTO

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 on Monday, March 5. Thank you so much for supporting our teachers! Conference Meals SignUpGenius

PTO Meeting:

The next PTO Meeting is April 2 at 6:30 pm in the Woodland Hills Library. Waukee CSD Superintendent, Mrs. Cindi McDonald, will be our featured speaker. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our growing school district!

Yearbook Ordering Information:

Yearbook online order can be placed at with Yearbook ID Code: 11949018. See the order form sent home with your student last month for additional information.

Order Deadline: March 9

Yearbook Ordering Informaiton

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:

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

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

2018 – 2019 Kindergarten Enrollment

Check the Waukee Community Schools website for more information!

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

Bundle Up For Recess

Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 5 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.

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! Waukee Nutrition Website — Order on RevTrak

Fine Arts Dates

2nd Grade: March 1 @ Woodland Hills (6:00 pm Reindl/Weil & 7:00 pm Adamson/Tigges)

1st Grade: April 5 @ Woodland Hills (TBA)

Kindergarten: May 3 @ Woodland Hills (TBA)

5th Grade: May 14 @ High School (6:00 pm)

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