From Principal Crawford

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    Dear Parents,

                    Welcome to the start of our 2019-20 school year.  Our goal at Woodland is to challenge your student academically while supporting their growth as individual students.  It is exciting to see familiar faces and I look forward to meeting new students and families.   The NTPS theme this year is Stronger Together and we certainly want our students and families to build a strong bond with our school!.

    As always, our staff continues to strive to improve the education we offer every child, every day and to help all students to Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  This year we are also encouraging students to Be Here Every Day on Time.   To that end we have a few notable changes and reminders for the year.

    Morning Routine –

    When students enter the school grounds (after 8:15) they are asked to come directly into the school where they sit with their class.  This time is used for read to self and provides a quiet, safe and dry environment to prepare for the school day.  We ask that you remind your student to always pack a book that they can read during this time.  Teachers will take children into class at the first bell (8:35) so students can ready themselves for a day of learning.  In this way we hope to have them ready to learn when the final bell rings at 8:40.  We will have 18 staff members around the school to monitor the students and help to ensure their safety. Students cannot be dropped off prior to 8:15.

    After School Routine -

                    To help all students leave the school safely we are making sure classes are walked to the buses and then to parent pickup.  If you are picking up your student we ask that you park your car and come to parent pick-up to meet them.  Please stay behind the roped area to ensure our bus drivers and teachers have visuals on our students as they load busses.   The lane in front of the school is intended for a short stop and not for parking.  If you could avoid parking in the drop off/pick-up zone it will help to keep the traffic flowing.  Also, we ask that you not park in the traffic lanes exiting the school.  We will have signs posted in those areas to help remind you.  This allows our buses and our families an easy exit from the school. 

                    Our parking is limited and can become congested at times.  Please help us to keep all the children safe during this busy traffic time.

    Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)-

      We are very intentional about teaching the expectations we have for every area of the school and continually recognize those students who are meeting those expectations.  Look at our Woodland Self Manager page on the school web site (schoolwires.nthurston.k12.wa.us/woodland) and in our parent newsletter where we will celebrate our efforts. 

                    At Woodland Elementary we are all dedicated to helping every child learn every day.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions to aid your child in their learning please feel free to contact me at 412-4680 or email me at ccrawford1@nthurston.k12.wa.us

    Thank you and I hope you all have a wonderful school year,

    Casey Crawford

     

    Principal
    Woodland Elementary