News from the Woods


Run for the Hills

Thank you for supporting Woodland Hills with your donations!

The Woodland Hills Team and PTO are both thrilled and humbled by the amount raised! The grand total will be announced at our school assembly later this week. Stay tuned!

The FundMonkey website will remain open until Friday, October 12.

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

Gigi Nelson –

Briget Johnson –

PTO Meeting: Monday, October 8

Our next meeting will be held on 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:

  • November 5
  • January 7
  • February 4: Mrs. Cindi McDonald (Waukee CSD Superintendent)
  • April 1

Restaurant Fundraiser

Join us for our first restaurant fundraiser at Z’Marik’s Noodle Cafe on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Grab dinner, eat it in or take it out, and a portion of the proceeds go back to Woodland Hills. Hope to see you there!

Z’Marik’s Menu

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Box Tops Contest

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Fall Harvest Party Guidelines

Our Fall Harvest Parties will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm. All children are invited to wear costumes at the party.

Parents, it is important that you keep the costumes as simple as possible, with little adult help needed prior to the party. Also, in an attempt to downplay the commercialization of violence and gore, we ask that you send a costume to school with your child that is appropriate for elementary children. We will not allow the wearing of costumes that portray violence, blood, gore, death themes, guns, knives, death stars, etc. Please realize that children will not be allowed to use face paints and colored hair sprays.

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT WEAR THEIR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. They should bring their costume in a bag. Costumes will be removed before going home. Thank you in advance for adhering to our Harvest Party guidelines!

School Picture Retake Day — Tuesday, October 16

School picture retake day is on Tuesday, October 16.  Students that were absent on picture day can have their picture taken at this time. For retakes, please bring in your package of photos to be returned.

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

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.

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:

Monday, October 15, 2018

Waukee High School Field House

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

To purchase tickets:

Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advance. We are also offering courtside 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!

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