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Principal’s Message

Walk to Read at Woodsboro

This year, our district has adopted a new Reading Diagnostic Program called i-Ready. Students take a diagnostic test 3 times a year, and the results give teachers important information regarding each student’s reading skills. Using the results, students will work in groups designed to meet their immediate needs, whether they need more challenging activities, remedial assistance, or English Language Development. Students may “walk” to another classroom for 30 minutes a day for this specialized instruction.

In conjunction with this diagnostic test, Woodsboro Elementary is piloting a new on-line reading program, also from i-Ready. This component will provide added on-line instruction for all students at their individual ability levels. Students will use the program about 45 minutes a week to increase their phonics, reading, and/or comprehension abilities, depending upon their reading level. If the pilot is successful, Woodsboro will seek funding to continue the program.

New Teacher at Woodsboro
Woodsboro would like to welcome Mr. Tarek Hassoun, who transferred last week from Travis Ranch School, where he was a Resource Specialist. He will be creating our First Grade Special Day Class (SDC). Our Primary Grade 1-3 SDC class had become too large and has been split with Mr. Munguia teaching grades 2 and 3. Mr. Hassoun is a former SDC teacher with 12 years of experience in teaching grades K-12.  He is originally from Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon State University. He has a master’s degree from Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe.

School Site Council (SSC)
The School Site Council consists of elected representatives of the teaching staff, classified staff, parents, and community. Its responsibilities include providing input for the annual goals of the school and reviewing the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (including the Woodsboro school budget). The SSC recommends the LCAP to the PYLUSD governing board. I would like to thank each parent who offered their service to our school by accepting a nomination to the Woodsboro School Site Council. Mr. Rick Gramer was elected to fill the open position of a two year term, 2017 – 2019. The next School Site Council Meeting will be held on November 8, at 2:45 in the MPR. All members of the Woodsboro Community are invited to attend the meetings.

Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov 5. Set your clocks back one hour.

Douglas Slonkosky, Principal

dslonkosky@pylusd.org

PTA News

THANK YOU!

Thank you all for participating in the Fall Scholastic Book Fair, and Fall Family Festival!  With these 2 events combined, we raised almost $2,000 for our school and PTA.

Thank you to those who participated in our corporate sponsorship program to support the children at Woodsboro.  If you didn’t get a chance to participate in this program, you are still welcome to give your tax deductible gift at any time during the year. Forms are available in the front office.

Thank you so much to all who joined our PTA.  We now have 355 memberships.  If you didn’t get a chance to join during our membership drive, you are still welcome to join at any time during the year. Membership forms are available in the front office.

Thank you for collecting and turning in your Box Tops for education.  Each box top is worth 10 cents and this adds up quickly!  We earned over $350 in just 2 months of collecting and submitting box tops from the start of this school year!  This combined with the $550 earnings from the end of last year totals almost $1,000 raised for our students and school!  Please continue turning in your box tops to your teacher or the front office.

SCHOOL SPIRIT

Show your Woodsboro School Spirit and wear your Woodsboro T-Shirts or School Colors every Friday.  

Ice cream is being sold every Friday after school for $1.

Popcornopolis specialty popcorn is being sold now through November 17th by the 6th Grade class!  Lots of flavors to choose from, and each bag you buy helps send a 6th grader to Outdoor Science Camp!  These make awesome stocking stuffers, so find your local favorite 6th grader and order some today!  All orders will be delivered the week of December 18-22.

AMAZON SMILE –Parents can go online to smile.amazon.com and by selecting Woodsboro Elementary School, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Support Woodsboro while you shop online at Amazon!  

Please visit our school website at http://www.woodsboro.pylusd.org  for more information about our school and district.  

UPCOMING EVENTS / DATES:

Family Skate Night at Yorba Linda Rinks Friday, November 3rd – (cancelled)

 Nov 8—School Site Council, 2:45 pm

Nov 10—Veterans’ Day Observed, No School
Nov 15 and 16—Minimum Day for Parent Conferences

          PK & K attend 7:50 to 11:10 am; Grades 1-6 attend 7:50 to 12:45 pm

Nov 17—Students off for Parent Conferences
Nov 20 – 24—Thanksgiving Break, No School

Nov 23—Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 27 to Dec 1—PTA Holiday Gift

Nov 28—Make-up School Pictures
Dec 6 & 8—Fourth Grade “Walk Through California” Assemblies

Dec 25 to Jan 5—Winter Break Recess - No School

Jan 9-12—Sixth Grade Outdoor Education--Sixth Grade Goes to Camp!

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Published: 11/1/17




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The School Site Council consists of elected representatives of the teaching staff, classified staff, parents, and community. Its responsibilities include providing input for the annual goals of the school and reviewing the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (including the Woodsboro school budget). The SSC recommends the LCAP to the PYLUSD governing board. I would like to thank each parent who offered their service to our school by accepting a nomination to the Woodsboro School Site Council. Mr. Rick Gramer was elected to fill the open position of a two year term, 2017 – 2019. The next School Site Council Meeting will be held on November 8 at 2:45 in the MPR. All members of the Woodsboro Community are invited to attend the meetings.

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Posted by: Doug Slonkosky
Published: 10/31/17




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REACH Foundation is proud to announce the 4th annual district-wide Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Performing Arts Center located on the campus of El Dorado High School.

 

All qualifying 4th through 6th grade students are invited to participate. Please note that we will not be including 3rd grade this year. Woodsboro students may qualify by registering with REACH and qualified by taking a timed written spelling test.  More information will be forthcoming and available at reach4pylusd.org

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Posted by: Doug Slonkosky
Published: 10/27/17




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Family Skate Night at Yorba Linda Rinks Friday-(Cancelled) 

Veterans’ Day- No school Friday, November 10th

Parent Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day / 12:45pm Release Nov 15th &16th/ No School for elementary school students Friday, November 17th

Thanksgiving Holiday Break – No School Monday, November 20th – Friday, November 24th.  Happy Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23rd.

PTA Holiday Gift Shop – Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 1st

 

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Posted by: Doug Slonkosky
Published: 10/23/17




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The Placentia-Yorba Linda USD is now hiring Part-Time Special Education Aide positions. With competitive pay, professional development and promotional opportunities, PYLUSD is a wonderful place to work. Please download a flyer or visit www.pylusd.org to see all of our open jobs.

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Posted by: Scott O'Donnell
Published: 10/19/17




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Woodsboro Elementary held it’s 4th Annual Fall Festival October 12th, much to the delight of all who attended.  Children were decked out in Halloween costumes as they participated in many fun game booths, a pie eating contest, and they danced to live music. The main event was the Trunk or Treat.  Nine Woodsboro families filled their trunks with candy, and the children went from car to car trick or treating.  This event is sponsored by the Woodsboro PTA and is held in conjunction with the Woodsboro Book Fair Family Night. See photos in the slideshow on our home page.

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Published: 10/19/17




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Many wonderful opportunities are created for the students with the help of the Woodsboro PTA.  The PTA would like to invite you to participate in our corporate sponsorship program to support the children at Woodsboro.  Your tax deductible gift is integral to funding resources that will make an immediate impact in our classrooms.  100% of the money raised from sponsorships will support the critical needs at Woodsboro including Field Trips, AR Online, Vocal Music, Art Programs, Reading Programs, Historical Walk-Through Programs, and much more.  Please fill out the sponsorship form and turn it into your child’s teacher by October 27th. Thank you in advance for your support! Sponsorship form download HERE.

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Published: 10/4/17




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The RED RIBBON WEEK CELEBRATION encouraging healthy, drug-free lifestyles is October 23rd – 27th.  The students at Woodsboro will be participating in activities throughout the week.  The Woodsboro PTA invites you and your entire family to demonstrate your commitment to a Drug-Free America by supporting our school and PTA activities. 

Each day during Red Ribbon Week, students can come to school wearing the following:

 

MONDAY 10/23: “Proud To Be Drug Free” - Wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week

 

TUESDAY 10/24: “Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs” - Wear your pajamas to school (Wear school shoes—no slippers)

 

WEDNESDAY 10/25: “Put a Lid on Drugs” - Wear your favorite hat to school

 

THURSDAY 10/26:   “Team Up Against Drugs” - Wear your favorite team jersey

 

FRIDAY 10/27: “Be Drug Free From Head to Toe” - Crazy Hair/Crazy Sock Day

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Published: 10/4/17




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The Woodsboro PTA is excited to announce the 2017 Reflections Art Competition. This year's theme is "Within Reach." Last year we had more than 45 entries, and winners at the District Level! We are hoping to have even more this year! The deadline is October 20th and students can find more information on our Reflections Poster in the hallway, or on the flier that was sent home. Additional flyers available in the front office.

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Published: 10/4/17




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Monday, October 9th – Friday, October 13th, (Family Night Thursday, October 12th.)  Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. 
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. 
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. You may also support Woodsboro by purchasing books online from Scholastic. Please visit http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair and click on Woodsboro Elementary to make your purchases online. 

Love books? Volunteer to help at the Book Fair. You can decorate and set up, help kids select books, serve refreshments, give a book talk, or help pack up. There are many ways to participate.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact woodsboropta@gmail.com or fill out the downloadable volunteer form and turn it into your teacher by Wednesday, October 4th.

 

 Download the Informational Flyer for additional details HERE.

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Published: 10/4/17




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Woodsboro will be participating in the Woodsboro/Esperanza Food drive from October 2nd - October 11th.  Esperanza HS ASB will provide a pizza lunch for the class that collects the most items! For example, 5 boxes of mac and cheese all wrapped up together in one package will would count as 5 items.  Please bag up your items with your student's and teacher's name on the bag so their class will get credit. Download the flyer HERE.

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Vote for one of the candidate nominees for the open position of parent representative for the 2017 – 2018 Woodsboro School Site Council.  Please turn in your ballot to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, October 6th.  (Woodsboro School Site Council Ballot attached.)

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Woodsboro started this school year with our PTA Membership Drive in the month of September.  We had approximately 313 members join PTA! Thank you so much to all who joined and showed your support. If you didn’t get a chance to join during our membership drive, you are still welcome to join at any time during the year, for only $10. Membership forms are available in the front office.

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Published: 10/3/17




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Don’t miss out on making your student, your friends or teachers feel special with an adorable Boo Gram!!  You can write them a little message and they will be delivered to classrooms the last week of October.  They only cost $1 and have a candy attached to them!!   They will be offered for sale beginning October 12th at the Fall Festival, and sold on Fridays after school in the lunch area.  They will also be available for purchase after school the week of 10/23 – 10/27.  Don’t miss out!!  SALES END 10/27!!  

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Published: 10/3/17




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Please come to our 3rd annual Fall Festival on Thursday, October 12th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm!!  We will have live music, food trucks, Trunk or Treat, a costume parade and contest, a pie eating contest, a silent auction, game booths and MORE!!  Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and best Trunk or Treat car decorations!!  This family event is one you do NOT want to miss out on!!  Tickets are on sale now!! Please download the Fall Festival Flyer for more information.

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Published: 10/3/17




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These money saving cards are on sale now with the 6th grade class!!  They are only offered through October 6th, so find your favorite 6th grader and start saving money now to the places you already visit!  Available for all cities!! 

Jamba Juice discount cards are on sale now for $10!  This card offers you SIX buy-one-get-one-free Jamba Juice smoothies for only $10!!  That is 12 smoothies for $10!!  Don’t miss out!! Any questions, email GinaLillemoen@gmail.com.

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Published: 10/3/17




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Monday, October 2nd – Wednesday, October 11th – Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, October 3rd: School Picture Day (Makeup Picture Day November 28th, 2017)

Friday, October 6th: Woodsboro School Site Council Ballot due, last chance to buy                  Community Discount Cards

Monday, October 9th - Friday October 13th -  Book Fair

Thursday, October 12th: 5pm – 7:30pm - Woodsboro’s Annual Fall Festival Family Night

Friday, October 13th: Deadline to order spirit wear

Friday, October 20th: Art Reflections entries due

Friday, October 27th: Last chance to purchase Boo Grams

                                  Woodsboro Sponsorship Forms due

Friday, October 27th: Minimum Day / Release at 12:35 pm - End of first trimester

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Published: 10/1/17




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Make-Up Picture Day is Tuesday, November 28th -- Volunteers will take ID pictures on this day.

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Published: 9/27/17




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The Woodsboro PTA is excited to announce the 2017 Reflections Art Competition. This year's theme is "Within Reach." Last year we had more than 45 entries, and winners at the District Level! We are hoping to have even more this year! The deadline is October 20 and students can find more information on our Reflections Poster in the hallway, or on the flier that was sent home.

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Posted by: Doug Slonkosky
Published: 9/27/17