Woodland is proud to be a Tennessee Reward School
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Lollipops and Reading... A Winning Woodland Combination
Our Spring 2018 Science Fair Winners
Guest Reader & Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Barnett
A First Grade Reading Star
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Our Spring 2018 PTA Dinner & a Movie Silent Auction Winners

Woodland Elementary:

Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Woodland envisions producing students who are educated, cultured, and experienced in reasoning critically, while contributing as a productive member of our school and community.  This is accomplished by providing cooperative and meaningful learning opportunities within a diverse community where each child is challenged to reach his or her maximum competency as a lifelong learner.  Find out more on our "School Information" page



November 7th Woodland Family Connections Letter (Download Here)

Happy Wednesday, Woodland Families!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving will be here in two weeks?!!!  The holiday season is officially in motion – and it is exciting!  Even with the many festivities of the holidays, please remember that your student should be reading for at least 20 minutes per afternoon or evening following our school day.   And reading on a Saturday or Sunday is always a great plus!  Did you know that students who read EVERY DAY at home (through independent reading or reading with someone) will grow their vocabulary with at least 1.8 million words per year?!!  Further, those readers will earn stronger grades at school – 90% stronger than those students who do not read at home.  *Please check-out the reverse side of our newsletter/insightful information for all of us!  J 

A special THANKS to each of you who donated items for our Woodland Wagon project and our current Thanksgiving Food Basket project.   You are The BEST and we appreciate you so very much!  Our students enjoy helping others as we continue to share the importance of  SERVE within our school motto.   Woodland is such an amazing learning community with a spirit of generosity in all that we do!   Thank you for supporting us!

In closing, we thought the following calendar dates might be helpful as we think forward.   Please reach out to us if you should have questions or need additional information.  We are always here to support you!

With kindest regards,

Dr. Karen Reach

 

Why is it important to read 20 minutes a day

 

Oh YES/WE are a REWARD School! 

As you have probably heard and/or read, Woodland has been recognized as a 2018 Reward School of Distinction by the Tennessee Department of Education.   WE are THRILLED!   This distinction affirms Woodland’s great work with respect to academics as our Grade 3 and 4 students performed at the highest levels of growth and achievement during our Spring 2018 assessments – now that is something to celebrate!  It takes EACH of us to achieve this success.   Our amazing work begins in PK with our Woodland students and continues to grow throughout Grades K-4.    Gotta say it:  Woodland ROCKS!  

Change for Change as WE Serve Others...

Thank you to ALL who contributed to our Change for Change Campaign last week.   Those coin totals are being calculated now and all of our proceeds will be donated directly to the Red Cross to assist the most recent hurricane and flood victims.

Our Kindness Garden

We are so very proud of our beautiful Kindness Garden located in the front portion of our landscaping.   Each of our K-4 students designed a special kindness rock last spring during art time with Mrs. Burgess.  Those designs are so inspirational and unique!   A special thanks to Lifeforce Glass and Mrs. Jennifer Kelso-Brunson for donating the many rocks needed for our kindness project.   Our hope is that all students and families will be inspired by those words of kindness within our garden.   Please stop by and visit this wonderful area when you have time to do so!   A special thanks to Mr. Josh and Mrs. Burgess for the excellent design and placement of our garden area.

 

Our Buddy Benches

More exciting supports for our students ~ we will soon be adding two new Buddy Benches on both the small and large playgrounds.  These special playground benches will be a kindness reminder that at any time a student is feeling lonely or sad, he/she can sit upon the buddy bench as a signal that he/she would like a friend or friends to connect with upon the bench.  It is always our mission for students to feel supported and encouraged at school.   A constant connection to the WE in our school motto! 

 

2018/19 School Supply Lists Are Now Available

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Community Connections

Thanksgiving Food Drive:

Thank you, Woodland Students!  Because of your donations, we were able to help 23 families receive a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.  Our next Community Connections project will be announced soon.  So stay tuned.

Pennies for Many:

WOW!!!   We collected $915.60 for our hurricane victims.   We presented that to the Red Cross on September 29th during a school wide gathering.  Thanks to each of you who contributed to this very special Community Connection.   Our students are learning the importance of helping others within and outside of our Johnson City community. 

Our School-wide Makerspace

Makerspace

Thank you for your many, many donations!   Mr. Simerly is working hard to create this very unique learning space for our students.  Remember to send any extra crayons, markers, papers, cardboard, boxes, etc. that could be used to construct student projects within this special Woodland creation space.  Your donations will be put to good use!

Morning Arrival/Drop-Off Times

Please remember that we must not drop-off students before 7:45 AM. 

It is very unsafe to do so because our teachers and support staff are not on duty until 7:45 AM.  

In short, student supervision begins at 7:45 AM each school day.  A special thanks to our Related Arts’ teachers and Officer Hilton for their daily service as our morning supervision team.  It truly takes a village!

Visitor Check-In / Check-Out System

The safety of all students is our number one priority at Johnson City Schools. In an ongoing effort to improve safety, we are implementing district-wide check in and check out procedures at each school location.  These procedures will help us keep track of who is in our buildings at all times.

Please wear your visitor badge visibly while in the building.  Thank you.

At Woodland Elementary

WE = Lead. Learn. Serve. Repeat.