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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


WE Weekly Update 4/6/18


Wood Elementary (WE) Important Dates:

April 9th – Spring Sun Begins

April 10th – Spring Picture Day

April 11th – April Volunteer Day 9-12pm

April 11th – Wood Site Council @ 2:45pm in Library

April 11th – Wood Elementary School Board Presentation @ 7pm

April 12th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30pm

April 17th – K-3rd Grade Vision Testing

April 19th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30pm

April 20th – Harvest Share @ 4pm

April 20th – Family Fun Night @ 5:30-7:30pm

April 23rd to May 7th – Ms. Ekstrom & Ms. Mansfield Classes Swimming Instruction starts

April 25th – Youth Jazz Band Assembly @ 9:45am

April 25th – PBIS Assembly 12:50pm – 4-6th and 1:35pm K-3rd

April 26th – OMSI Fieldtrip for 3-6th Grade

April 26th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30pm

April 26th – STEM Night with OMSI @ WE from 6-7:30pm

April 27th – OMSI Fieldtrip for K-2nd

April 27th – College and Career Day for 3-6th Grade

April 30th to May 4th – Ms. Wood, Ms. Wright & Mr. Carlson’s Classes SBAC Testing

May 1st – Booster Meeting @ 6pm in Library

May 3rd – Connect to Kindergarten @ 6pm

May 3rd – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30pm

May 5th – Wood Elementary Clean Up Day

May 5th – Wood Clean Up Day from 9-1pm

May 7th to May 11th – Staff Appreciation Week

May 7th to May 11th – Ms. Wood & Ms. Wright’s Classes SBAC Testing

May 7th – Last day of Ms. Ekstrom & Ms. Mansfield’s Classes Swimming Instruction

May 8th – Ms. Crispen’s Class Swimming Instruction starts

May 9th – 6th grade Bonneville Dam Fieldtrip

May 9th – May Volunteer Day 9-12pm

May 9th – Wood Site Council @ 2:45pm in Library

May 10th – Urban Gleaners @ 3:30pm

May 11th – Kindergarten Zoo Fieldtrip.


Dear Dolphin Families,

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



Thank you for everyone that attended Spring Conference. We had an outstanding turnout and great spring conferences thanks to all of you.

Thank you to everyone that attended last Tuesday’s Booster Meeting and also our Kindergarten Transition Night for Ready, Set, Go Families. It was great to see all our families and all the learning.

Congratulations to Ms. Gerber’s class for winning yesterday’s School Spirit Blue Day with 81% of her students wearing blue. They won an extra recess and will be in the weekly announcement to families. Way to show your school Spirit Ms. Gerber’s class!


Calling all Parents and Community Members. We need your voice! We are looking for parents and community members to be part of our Wood Elementary Site Council and help develop our School Improvement Plan. The Site Council meets the second Wednesday of every month from 2:45-3:45pm in the Library. Please show up and share your thoughts to help improve our school.

Wood Elementary Site Council Meeting Schedule:

4/11/18 – 2:45 to 3:45 PM

5/9/18 – 2:45 to 3:45 PM

6/13/18 – 2:45 to 3:45 PM

Please remind your student’s that unless they are in a supervised activity afterschool all Wood Elementary students need to be off campus during our SUN program and they are not allowed to return to campus until 4:45pm.

Please make sure to follow the Wood Elementary 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 for more information.

Likewise please remember to not leave valuables or other items in your car when parking to pick up your students. There has been an increase in car break in in the area so please take steps to be safe.

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.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 9th is the start of our Spring Sun Program. If you have not already done so please turn in your SUN packet Monday.

Spring Picture Day is Tuesday, April 10th. Make sure to bring your money and wear the clothes you want your pictures taken in if you are going to get spring pictures.

Wednesday, April 11th is our April Volunteer Day from 9-12pm. Please come and volunteer your time and help support our school. Even if you can only volunteer an hour on Wednesday it will be a big help and a real difference for our students.

We need your voice! Come to the Wood Site Council meeting on April 11th from 2:45-3:45pm in Library. Everyone is welcome.

Come and support our school on Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm for our Wood Elementary School Board Presentation. We will be presenting all the great things happening at Wood Elementary and would love to have you come to the Centennial School District central office to learn more about what is happening at Wood Elementary and show your support for our students, staff and community.

Every Thursday at 3:30pm is our Urban Gleaners program. Stop by to get free food. Our next Urban Gleaner day is Thursday, April 12th at 3:30pm by the Gym.

K-3rd Grade will be having their Vision Testing on Tuesday April 17th.

Our next Harvest Share is Friday, April 20th at 4pm. Get free food and enjoy a piece of the harvest.

Finally, please mark your calendars for our Family Fun Night from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, April 20th. There is fun for the whole family thanks to our Booster Club who organizes this great event. There will be a lot of family friendly games and fun. So, we hope to see you there because, “We Swim Together and always show our Dolphin Pride!” at Wood Elementary.



Marin Miller, Principal

Wood Elementary

(503) 762-3204






Marin Miller, Principal

Wood Elementary

(503) 762-3204