News from the Woods

Last Day of School: Thursday, May 31 (Updated)

WD Family Fun Day: Saturday, April 28

Mark your calendars for the Family Fun Day at Woodland Hills on Saturday, April 28 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This is a free event open to all Woodland Hills Families. There will be bounce houses, carnival games, and fun!


In order to make the event a success, we need volunteers! Please access the sign-up below and consider volunteering an hour of your time that day to help our carnival run smoothly!

WD Family Fun Day Volunteer Sign-Up

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are currently available to purchase or you may purchase tickets during Fun Day. The raffle includes lunch with teachers and faculty, and themed baskets. These baskets wouldn’t exist without help from our wonderful Woodland Hills families. The baskets are now in your child’s classroom for donation. Below are the donations for these baskets requested by grade:

Kindergarten:  Arts & Crafts (craft kits, art supplies, beads, pottery, art boxes, paint kits, paper, stencils, glitter glue, stickers, etc.)

1st Grade: Summer Fun (gardening, BBQ items, pool/beach toys, towels, sunblock, picnic items, outdoor toys/games, etc.)

2nd Grade: Family Night (games, movies, playing cards, puzzles, snacks, items to make ice cream sundaes, fun bowls/plates, etc.)

3rd Grade: Science Fun (science kits, books, experiments, model sets, make your own slime, soap, candy kits, astronomy, geology, anything science related!)

4th & 5th Grade: All Boy & All Girl (toys, books, accessories, journals, Legos, sporting goods, music, etc.)

2018 – 2019 Kindergarten Enrollment

Check the Waukee Community Schools website for more information!

Do you have a new phone number? Have you moved?

If you have had any changes in your phone numbers or email addresses, please call the Woodland Hills Office at 515-987-5196 or email

If you have moved and need to update your home address, please stop in the District Office with correct proof of residency. Paperwork can be emailed to

6th Grade Parent Orientation

Future SMS Families!

We are a few weeks away from our 6th grade parent orientation, which is set for Thursday, April 26. This parent only presentation will take place in the South MS large gymnasium during the times below. Following the 20-30 minute presentation, parents will be able to take a self-guided tour of the building and visit our 6th Purple pod. Principals will be available for questions and we will have a variety of our community partners present for parents to visit with before or after your session.  The presentation will be online following the event for any families who have conflicts.

We prefer you come during your scheduled time, but if it doesn’t work for your schedule, you may attend at that alternate time listed.

  • Students last name A-K: 6:00-6:30 PM
  • Students last name L-Z: 7:00-7:30 PM

I cannot wait to begin our partnership and hope to see many of you on April 26!
Doug Barry, South MS Principal

Temperature Guidelines

50° & Below Winter Coats

51° – 60°         Coat or Sweatshirt

61° & Above Best Judgement

News from the PTO

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!

PTO Committees:

We are still looking for a new Co-VP for the Woodland Hills PTO. The commitment to this position is year to year. We welcome both new and experienced members of the PTO. Please reach out to us with your interest or questions at

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

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

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

Fine Arts Dates

Kindergarten: May 3 @ Woodland Hills  (6:00 pm Duerschmidt/Wood – 7:00 pm Arndorfer/Reed)

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

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