New from the Woods

Run for the Hills — Friday, October 5

The Run for the Hills Fun Run has already brought in over  $11,000 in one week! The kids are gearing up for the event on Friday, October 5, and we still have two weeks of fundraising left to go. You may bring back collection envelopes to school or make an online donation at:

Prizes will be distributed on collection Fridays (September 28 & October 5).

We feel confident we will hit our goal of $30,000 for our school. Good work so far! We are proud to be a part of a community that works so hard to support their child’s school!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email our committee leads:

Gigi Nelson –

Briget Johnson –

Event Schedule



9:15 am – 9:45 am

Second Grade

9:45 am – 10:05 am


10:05 am – 10:35 am


10:35 am – 11:05 am

First Grade

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Third Grade

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm


1:50 pm – 2:20 pm

Fourth Grade

2:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Fifth Grade

News from the Nurse

Kindergarten Requirements

Required kindergarten paperwork is to be turned into the health office by October 30. If the necessary paperwork has not been turned into the health office, you received a letter that was sent home stating what we are missing for your child. If you have questions, concerns or need copies of health forms, please contact the health office at 515-987-5196.


PTO Meetings

Thank you all that attended our first meeting earlier this month. Our second meeting is Monday, October 8 at 6:30 pm in the Library.  You are welcome to come to one or all PTO meetings. It’s a great chance to get to know your school principal better, meet other parents, and get involved with your school. We hope you can join us!

PTO Meeting Dates

  • October 8

  • November 5

  • January 7

  • February 4: Mrs. Cindi McDonald (Waukee CSD Superintendent)

  • April 1

PTO Grade Level Directory

The Woodland Hills PTO organizes Grade Level Directories at the beginning of each school year. If you would like to have your child’s contact information included in their grade level directory, please provide it by accessing the link below.

PTO Grade Level Directory

This list will ONLY be shared with those families who choose to be included in the directory by providing their child’s contact information. The PTO respects your privacy and will not share your information outside of your child’s grade level. If you have questions, please email the PTO at

Run for the Hills

Run for the Hills fundraising is underway! This again, will be our biggest fundraiser for the year.

Envelope collection dates will be Friday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Oct. 5 — the day of the event. Please have your child return their donation envelope to their teacher on these dates.  Prizes will be distributed on each Friday leading up to and including race day. If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Briget Johnson: or Gigi Nelson:

Classroom Coordinators

There are several spots left for classroom coordinators this year. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you’re interested in volunteering or helping to plan any of the classroom parties this year. It’s a fun afternoon for students, but our teachers need parents help to make this a success!

Questions?  Please contact the PTO at

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

Waukee Foundation

Harlem Wizards at WHS Field House: October 15

The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch Woodland Hills’ very own Mr. Beenken and the rest of the Team Warriors take on the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!

The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kids.  For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at:

Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 6:30 pm.

To purchase tickets:

Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. This is an evening of fun and excitement for everyone!

Woodland Hills Party Dates

Fall: October 25 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Winter: December 21 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Valentine’s: February 15 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Fine Arts Dates

3rd Grade: December 13 @ High School 6:00 pm

4th Grade: January 31 @ High School 6:00 pm

2nd Grade: February 19 @ Woodland Hills TBA

1st Grade: April 4 @ Woodland Hills TBA

Kindergarten: May 2 @ Woodland Hills TBA

5th Grade: May 13 @ High School 6:00 pm

Waukee Invitational Mile Run: 3rd Grade – 7th Grade

All third through seventh grade students in the Waukee School District are invited to participate in the Annual Waukee Invitational Mile Run on October 1 at Eason Elementary School – 605 SE Boone Drive – Waukee.

All runners will receive a finisher ribbon and medals will be awarded to top place winners of each grade level. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the elementary school with the highest 5 finishers!

Parents are responsible for getting runners to and from the event and are encouraged to park at the Robert Brownell Sports Complex across the street from Eason Elementary. Runners should bring a water bottle. Questions may be directed to the mile run coordinator, Missy Brush, at or 515-987-5161 ext. 4505.

Runners must be registered for the event. The entry fee is $3.00 per runner and registration is open through September 28. Races by grades and times along with direct online registration links are listed below. Rain date is October 2.

Race Grades/Times:

Girls (3-4 grade) @ 4:30 p.m.
Boys (3-4 grade) @ 4:45 p.m.
Girls (5-6 grade) @ 5:00 p.m.
Boys (5-6 grade) @ 5:15 p.m.
Girls & Boys (grade 7 only) @ 5:30 p.m.

Register online at or call the CE office at 515-987-2761

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