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Welcome to West Woodland

News and Events For This Week

Principal's Weekly Message
Dear West Woodland Families,

As you may have heard on the news, there are reports that the Enterovirus that is causing illness in children across the Northwest has come to the Seattle area. Children’s Hospital held a press conference on the virus last night. Below is information from King County Public Health.

The majority of those who get this virus have much milder symptoms such as runny nose or cough and may or may not have a fever.

This year’s flu shot does not include vaccination against it.

The virus usually causes cold-like symptoms, but sometimes comes with severe respiratory symptoms like coughing and difficulty breathing.

Children with asthma and respiratory issues are at the most risk for any complications. Children and adults with asthma should be sure to have their symptoms under control and see a health care provider if they develop a respiratory infection and their asthma worsens. 

Children don’t need to see a doctor unless they have severe and worsening cold symptoms or difficulty breathing.

Staff and children can help protect themselves from respiratory illnesses by following these steps: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick 
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick 
  • Catch your cough in your sleeve to reduce spread 
  • Prevent respiratory illness by getting your flu shot. 

CURRICULUM NIGHT will be held on two different nights this year. 

The first night will be for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. It will be held on Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm. 

The second night will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades held on Monday, September 22nd from 6:30-8:00.

This is an adults-only night, so Kid’s Inc. will be available both nights for those unable to make their own child care arrangements. Reservations only- Melissa @ 783-8185 or admin@kidsincseattle.com.

Curriculum night is your opportunity to:

  • Learn about classroom routines and curriculum from the homeroom teachers.
  • Talk with our specialists (PE, health, library, Resource Room, Instructional Support,
  • Spanish, Computer Lab and Counselor.)
  • Sign up for your child’s parent/teacher conference bring your calendar
  • Talk with our administration

This is not a time for a personal conference about your child.  These happen in November or when you make an appointment with your child’s teacher.  There will be one presentation for each classroom.  Grades 4 and 5 will also have a math class session.  If you have students in adjacent grades that conflict, please let your teacher know and plan on splitting your time.

School is in full swing and it is great!

Thank you and see you on Monday,

Tami Beach
Assistant Principal 

A Message from Courtney Butorac – Resource Room

I am looking for some Elephant and Piggy books by Mo Willems to use for social skills.  If anyone is looking to donate any of these books to Courtney Butorac (Ms. Courtney) in room 110, I would appreciate it!

Courtney Butorac
Special Education
(206) 252 - 1600

Chess Club is Starting Soon!
For Kindergarteners & for kids who are new to chess, Chess Club starts Monday, September 15th.
For eveyone else, Chess Club starts on Monday September 22nd

Questions or concerns?  Visit the Chess Club information page, or contact your Chess Club Parent Coordinators:

Karla Stanley, Coordinator : (206) 491-2579, stanlka76@gmail.com 
George Snelling, Student Placement & Coach : (206) 226-2854, georgesn@gmail.com 
Charlie DeGasparis, Treasurer & Tournaments Coordinator: (206) 817-3991, charlie.degasparis@gmail.com

Woodland Park Zoo Education Programs
School's Out Days Of Fun!
Celebrate a day off from school by coming to the zoo! (Teacher In-Service Days and Days between Semesters). Penguins: We'll watch as Humboldt penguins "fly" underwater and learn about the amazing diversity of habitats and habits among penguin species of the world.

October 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Ages: 5-9 years
Fee: $80
Afternoon Extended Day available from 4-5:30 p.m.

Register now or Read more at: http://www.zoo.org/School_year_camps 

Scout Classes
Each class is designed to meet scout award requirements for Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors or Cub Scouts. A minimum ratio of 1 adult per 6 scouts is required for participation in this program.  Additional adults (beyond the 1-6 ratio) may attend at the rate of $10/person   

October 18, Wildlife Conservation (Cub Scout Belt Loop)
Age: 5-12 years
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Fee: $18/Scout, $10/additional attending adult (1:6 ratio of adults to scouts is required and included with scout registration)

Register now or Read more at: www.zoo.org/scoutclasses 

Sign up for the Source Today!
The Source is Seattle Public School’s online communication tool that allows parents, guardians and students access to student schedules, attendance and assessment scores, grades and class assignments for secondary students.  For elementary students, the Source provides access to attendance and assessment scores.

To sign up you'll need child’s student ID #, date of birth, school attending, and a valid email address.  Once your informatio is uploaded, Source support team will send an email with an access code and password.

You can find details in the District Letter about The Source about how to get registered, log on, add students or reset your password.

Join the Walking School Bus!
Planning for fall? 
Create community, save time, keep your kids healthy and reduce your carbon footprint! Walking school buses are a safe and fun way to get to school on foot.

We are looking for families, especially those with younger kids, to join the WSB that walks every day from north/northeast of West Woodland. Adults take turns (one am and one pm/week) walking a group of kids to and from school. We meet at NW 60th and Sycamore Ave NW, then walk west on 60th (down the P-Patch), south on 3rd Ave NW to the crosswalk at 58th, then west down 58th to WW.
To learn more about this bus -- or if you would be interested in a WSB traveling a different route to school -- email Polly Freeman: polly_freeman@msn.com. Join us!

How to get SNEAKS
Are you receiving Sneaks, the emailed weekly Newsletter from West Woodland?  Can you log into the school web site:  www.westwoodlandes.seasttleschools.org?  Does your password not work?  

If you are having trouble with any of these things, the How to Get SNEAKS page will help you. It includes details instructions on how to get registered with The Source AND the West Woodland Web site (school fusion), so you can stay up to date!

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