News from the Woods

Student-Involved Conferences: November 10 – 15

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.

Online Conference Scheduling

To give a greater flexibility in scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences, we have scheduling available online. Between Friday, October 19 – Friday, November 2, you will have the opportunity to access our calendar and pick an available time that best fits your schedule.

The links below will take you to the scheduling home page.  You will need to select “Woodland Hills” from the drop-down menu.  The password for our school is woodlandhills (no spaces).

Click HERE to schedule your conference time

Click HERE to download step-by-step parent/guardian instructions

Conference Hours

Regularly scheduled hours for conferences are as follows:

Wednesday, November 14 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 15 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In addition to the above times, related arts teachers at Woodland Hills will be available during the following times:

Miss Flahive (Art) Monday 11/12Tuesday 11/13 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mrs. Voss (Music) Monday 11/12Tuesday, 11/13

Wednesday, 11/14

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Miss Lauritsen (Music) Tuesday 11/13 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mrs. Russell (Band) Saturday 11/10 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mrs. Mavis (Guidance) Saturday 11/10 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ms. Tracy (Guidance) Monday 11/12Tuesday, 11/13

Wednesday, 11/14

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mrs. Goeller (Computer) Monday 11/12 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mrs. Poppens (Library) Saturday 11/10 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mr. Beenken (PE) Monday 11/12Tuesday, 11/13

Wednesday, 11/14

7:00 am – 8:00 am7:00 am – 8:00 am

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mr. Schmauss (PE) Wednesday, 11/14 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Book Fair

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

  • Saturday, November 10 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 12 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 13 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We need book fair volunteers! No experience necessary.

Book Fair Sign Up

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

Food Drive: November 1 – November 16  

The Waukee Foundation Food Drive is the largest drive that supports our local food pantry. The pantry feeds about 200 families each month. Your support is very much appreciated by the Dallas County families in need.

Below is the list of items that are requested at each school. These are only suggestions. Anyone can donate anything from the list regardless of location.

Woodland Hills – Vegetables – canned vegetables (low/no salt), vegetable soup, tomato products, spaghetti sauce, V-8 juice

High School – Whole Grains – brown rice, muffin mix, pasta, saltine crackers

Walnut Hills – Meals in a Can – stew, sloppy joe, chili, soup, ravioli, canned tuna or chicken

Eason – Breakfast – low sugar cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter

Brookview – Fruit – canned fruit packed in juice, dried fruits, fruit cups, 100% juice

Maple Grove – Baby Needs – diapers (size 3 & up), baby wipes, toilet paper, baby wash, toddler foods

South Middle School – Oils & Condiments – vegetable oil,syrup, jelly & jam, sugar, mayonnaise, flour

Timberline – Starches – macaroni & cheese, hamburger & tuna helper, spaghetti, boxed potatoes, saltine crackers

Waukee Middle School – Protein – canned tuna & chicken, beans, peanut butter, nuts

Grant Ragan – Personal Care – shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, tissue

Shuler – Soap Products – hand soap (bar/liquid), laundry, dish detergent, cleaning

Prairieview – Individually Packed Snacks – fruit cups, granola/breakfast bars, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes

Waukee – Healthy Snacks – raisins, popcorn, granola bars, snack crackers

WILC & District Office – Snacks – fruit cups, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes, raisins, nuts


Apparel Sales:

Order your Woodland Hills Elementary apparel by November 2, 2018. Orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom the week of November 19th. You may place your order online now!

Woodland Hills Apparel Store

Conference Meals:

Let’s supply our hard-working teachers with some 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. Friday, November 9, unless otherwise noted. Thank you so much for supporting our teachers!

Conference Meals Sign Up Form

PTO Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held on November 5 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:

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

Questions?  Please contact

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

Woodland Hills Party Dates

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

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