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Important Attendance Reminders!
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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


 September 12th Woodland Family Connections Letter (Download Here)

Dear Families ~

Happy September!  We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day holiday and are enjoying the signs of fall as October will be here before we know it!  Please take just a few moments to read through the information below.   We want to keep you fully informed in regard to our most important planning details.   


September 4 - 30:  School Attendance Month ~ we will celebrate with several special student activities throughout September.   Please remember to call us as soon as possible when your student is unable to attend school.   Our school wide goal for ALL students:  to miss less than 5 school days for the year.   Please contact our Attendance Specialist, Mrs. Brenna Bennett, if you should have any questions or concerns.  

Friday, September 14th: A Safety Practice Drill for all students (a requirement with regard to all JC schools).   We will practice our procedures for a lockdown emergency.  This practice should be very brief - less than 5 minutes.  Our teachers will review these important procedures with your students ahead of time. 

Monday, September 17th:  Constitution Day ~ We will celebrate this special day with a brief story and musical program in the forum.  Our Grade 2 - 4 Program/9:30 AM.  Our Grade PK - 1 Program/1:05 PM

Friday, September 21st:  Our PTA Family Engagement Outdoor Movie Night at Woodland/ 6:30 - 10:15 PM.  All families are welcome!   Rain location:  Our Woodland gym. 

Tuesday, October 2nd:  Our Reading/Language Arts Checkpoint Test for Grade 2 - 4 Students

Thursday, October 4th:  Our Math Checkpoint Test for Grade 2 - 4 Students

Friday, October 5th:  End of Grading Quarter One.   Report Cards will be forwarded home on OCT 17. 

October 8 - 12:  Fall Break for Johnson City Schools/ School will resume on October 15th


As always, please contact us as questions or concerns arise.   We are always here to support our students and families! 

With kindest regards,

Dr. Karen Reach


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


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.