News from the Woods

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

Meals from the Heartland at WD

The Meals from the Heartland service project on Friday, May 11 was a huge success. WD students packaged 20,088 meals!
To learn more about Meals from the Heartland and how to get involved, access  Meals from the Heartland website.

End-of-Year Field Days

5th Grade Field Day at Waukee Stadium: Wednesday, May 23

K – 4th Grade Field Day: Thursday, May 31 (Last Day of School)

  • K – 1: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 2 – 4: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dismissal Reminders

Please do not wait on 95th Street to access the parent pick up lane. If the parent pick up lane exceeds the school property, please:

  1. Park in the school parking lot and use the crosswalk to accompany your child to and from your vehicle.
  2. Park in the school parking lot until you have an opportunity to pull in the parent drop off/pick up lane.

Important Dates for the 2018 – 2019 School Year

First Student Day: Thursday, August 23

Winter Break: Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1

Spring Break: Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22

Last Student Day: Thursday, May 30

2018-2019 School Calendar

2018 – 2019 Kindergarten Enrollment

Check the Waukee Community Schools website for more information!

2018 – 2019 Returning Student Registration

Instructions will be emailed to parents/guardians in mid-July. Please remember your child will not be officially placed in a class until we receive your child’s online registration.

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 by the District Office with correct proof of residency.  Paperwork can be emailed to

Lunch Notes

As the school year comes to a close, please be sure your child’s lunch account is paid up. Any money left in the account at the end of the year will be carried over to the next school year. Please keep this in mind when submitting lunch/breakfast payments for the remainder of the year. All negative balances should be paid before the last day of school. If you have questions concerning your child’s lunch account, please contact Sharon at 515-987-5196.

Drew’s Crew for Kids: Collection Drive May 14 – May 18

Just like parents, Drew’s Crew for Kids is busy finalizing summer plans and they need YOUR help. Drew’s Crew will be supporting our students in summer sports camps and clinics, getting students ready for summer and fall music programs, participating in the summer lunch Picnic & Play programs and offering Story Time in the Parks. To help Drew’s Crew serve Waukee Community School District children through the summer programming, there are some specific supplies that are needed.

The following are the items that can be accepted as part of this drive:

  1. 24 count boxes of Crayola crayons
  2. New drawstring athletic backpack bags (any brand)
  3. New water bottles (preference is green Gatorade brand)
  4. New or gently used books
  5. New or used music stands

Please drop off any of the above items throughout the week of May 14 – May 18 at any Waukee Community School elementary or middle school. There will be boxes to place items in with Drew’s Crew for Kids signs near the office.

Special thanks to local real estate company, Space Simply and owner Cy Philips for providing a monetary match for all donated items. Space Simply will donate $10 for each item collected up to $2,500. Together your donated items will have twice the impact for Waukee children.

Collection Drive Flier as well as additional information about Drew’s Crew for Kids on Facebook

News from the PTO

PTO Meeting:

The next PTO Meeting is May 14 at 6:00 pm. This will be an informal meeting to discuss PTO committees and activities for next year. We encourage everyone to attend, even if this is your first meeting. We’d love to see some new faces!

WD Family Fun Day:

We hope your family had a great time at Family Fun Day! We had a huge turnout. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the day possible. Congratulations to all raffle winners!

School Supplies:

What: School Supply Online Ordering

Link: Online Ordering

WD School ID: WOO174

Deadline: July 15

School Supply Online Ordering Flier

News from the Nurse

If your child has medications that have been kept at school this year, please call the school and let us know if you will be in to pick the medication up on the last day. If I do not hear from you, medications will be sent home with your child on the last day.

Thank you all for a successful year at Woodland Hills. I have enjoyed caring for all of your children. Please remember all of the potential dangers that come with the fun of summer ­‐- ­sunburns, campfires, water dangers, bike accidents, falls, etc.

Have a healthy and safe summer!

Dena Jordan, RN

Woodland Hills Elementary School Nurse

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