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Wood Elementary

Home of the Dolphins - Centennial School District
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Talented & Gifted Program:

Wood is currently accepting parent nominations for TAG testing. Nomination forms are available in the office.  In order to have materials and put your child on the schedule we MUST have referrals by February 17.  If you have any questions please contact our building TAG Coordinator, Kari Womack. kari_womack@csd28j.org

TAG Information Download nomination forms: TAG ENGLISH   TAG SPANISH


Nov. 5th – Day Light Saving Time Starts – Fall Back 1hr @ 2AM

Nov. 6th – 2nd and 3rd Grade Dental Sealants this week

Nov. 6th – 3rd Grade Fieldtrip to MHCC @ 9:45AM

Nov. 7th – Picture Retake Day

Nov. 7th – Booster Meeting @ 6pm

Nov. 8th – Volunteer Work Day from 9-12PM

Nov. 9th – Backpack Buddies

Nov. 9th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30PM

Nov. 9th – Latino Family Festival from 5-8PM

Nov. 10th – No School – Observance of Veteran’s Day

Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day

Nov. 13th – 6th Grade Fieldtrip to MHCC @ 9:45AM

Nov. 14th – Veterans Day and 3rd/4th Music Assembly @ 1PM

Nov. 14th – 3rd and 4th Grade Music Concert 7-7:30PM in Gym

Nov. 16th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30PM

Nov. 17th – 1st Grade Fieldtrip to MHCC @ 9:45AM

Nov. 17th – Family Volunteer Clean Up Work Party @ 2:45PM

Nov. 17th – Harvest Share @ 4PM

Nov. 17th – Fall Bazaar Set Up 7-9PM

Nov. 18th – Fall Bazaar 9-5PM in Gym

Nov. 20th – No School Prep Day and Fall Conferences 3:30-7:30PM

Nov. 21st – No School and Fall Conferences 8-7:30PM

Nov. 22nd to Nov. 24th – No School – Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27th – Fall Fundraiser Pick Up 2:30-5:30PM

Nov. 30th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30PM

Dec. 1st – Screenagers Free Dinner and Showing 5:30-8:30PM

Dec. 4th – WE Students Participate in Hour of Code in December

Dec. 7th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30PM

Dec. 13th – Volunteer Work Day from 9-12PM

Dec. 13th – PBIS Assembly K-3rd 12:50-1:25PM and 4-6th 1:35-2:10PM

Dec. 14th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30PM

Dec. 15th – Harvest Share @ 4pm

Dec. 18 to Jan. 1st – No School – Winter Break – School Starts Again 1/2/18.



Dear Dolphin Families,

This is the principal of Wood Elementary with your weekly update of upcoming events.


Thank you to everyone that participated in Wood Elementary Trunk-or-Treat last Tuesday. We had over 200 people attend and participate. It was fun to see all the families and community members decorate their cars give out treats to students.  Thank you for taking part and making this a great event!



Our school has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for Blood Cancer! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can! Over the next 3 weeks our school will be working to reach a goal of $2500. A letter has was sent home about Pennies for Patients this week. If you can please donate.



Working with students is one of the most rewarding jobs. If you are interested in becoming an Educational Assistant or working for Centennial School District there are jobs available. Please check out the Centennial School District Website for more information.


Every Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday our school doors open for free breakfast at 7:55am, students can go to the classroom at 8am. The warning bell is at 8:10am and school starts at8:15am. Every Wednesday is late start. So on Wednesday’s our school doors open at 8:55am for free breakfast. Students can go to class starting at 9am. The warning bell is at 9:10am and school starts at 9:15am. Please make sure students are on time because we will be starting morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance promptly at the start of school.


Remember, student attendance is very important. This week we had many classes with at least one day of perfect attendance. Way to go Dolphins.


Remember every Wednesday students are encouraged to wear their school shirts or wear the color blue to show their school pride. We will be having class competitions for which class wears the most blue every Wednesday for the rest of the year to show our school pride.


School ends at 2:22pm and every minute of learning counts. Please let the office know before 2pm if there is going to be a change in the way your student gets home. After 2pm unless it is an emergency we will not be able to get a message to your students. Likewise please avoid picking up your student early at the end of the day unless it is an emergency because we really want them using every minute of class time to learn.


Please make sure to follow the Parking Lot procedures for picking up and dropping off your student. Remember, a great way to avoid the Wood Elementary Parking Lot congestion is to drop off and pick up students in the back of the school on Lafayet. There is staff supervision before and afterschool. See our Website or Welcome Back Pack for more information.


Upcoming Events:


Day Light Saving Time Starts on Sunday, November 5th at 2PM. Please remember to fall back an hour.



We will be doing 2nd and 3rd grade dental sealants starting Monday, November 6th. Information was sent home about the program


The 3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Mount Hood Theater at Mount Hood Community College will be at 9:45AM on Monday, November 6th.


Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, November 7th. Information was sent home.


Our next Booster Club meeting is Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm. All are welcome to come and help our Booster Club support our students.


Our November Volunteer Work Day will be Wednesday, November 8th. Please come and do projects for staff to support our students. We need your help. Even if you can only volunteer an hour of time it makes a difference from 9-12pm.


Backpack Buddies will be on Thursday, November 9th because no school on Friday.


Our Urban Gleaner program is every Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm. Come an get free food every Thursday.


Our Wood Latino Family Festival will be Thursday, November 9th from 6-8pm. All are welcome as we learn more about Latino culture, enjoy free food, enjoy games and have fun. So, we hope to see you at our Latino Family Festival night.


No School Friday, November 10th in honor of Veteran’s Day.


The 6th Grade Fieldtrip to Mount Hood Community College will be at 9:45AM on Monday, November 13th.


Veterans Day and 3rd and 4th Grade Music Assembly will be Tuesday, November 14th at 1pm in the Gym.


The 3rd and 4th Grade Music Concert will be on Tuesday, November 14th from 7-7:30pm in the Gym. Please come and support our 3rd and 4th grade students.


The 1st Grade Fieldtrip to Mount Hood Theater at Mount Hood Community College will be at 9:45AM on Friday, November 17th.


Harvest Share will be Friday, November 17th at 4pm. Come and get free food and enjoy the bounty of the harvest from local farms.


Our next Family Volunteer Clean Up WE Work Party is Friday, November 17th from 2:45-4PM. Please come help us clean up the school. There is free food and a job for everybody from moping and vacuuming to cleaning sinks we need your help. It is a great way to help the school. Make Wood Elementary the best school for your students. Even if you can only volunteer a hour we need your help.


The Wood Elementary Fall Bazaar will be Saturday, November 18th from 9-5pm in the Gym Sponsored by our Booster Club. Come support our school and get your holiday shopping done while supporting local crafts/company. There will be something for everyone in the family at our fall Bazaar so we hope to see you here.


No School the Week of Monday, November 20th to Friday, November 24th for Fall conferences and Thanksgiving break.


Fall Conferences are Monday, November 20th from 3:30-7:30pm and Tuesday, November 21st from 8-7:30pm. If you have not already done so, please return your Conference Schedule Appointment Letter to your student’s teacher so they can schedule you for your Fall Conference. They will send you a conformation letter to confirm your conference time. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teacher, get important information and meet other Wood Elementary families. So, we look forward to seeing you all at Fall Conferences.


Fall Fundraiser pick up day is Monday, November 27th from 2:30-5:30pm. Look for more information being sent home.


We will be showing Screenagers on Friday, December 1st from 5:30-8:30pm. Please come learn about the effects of screen time on students and what we can do as parents to help our students in the information age. Please come enjoy a free Panda Express Dinner and the free showing of Screenagers. Childcare will be provided. Look for more information that will be sent home.

Remember,  “We Swim Together and always show our Dolphin Pride!” at Wood Elementary.


Marin Miller, Principal

Wood Elementary

(503) 762-3204