CALENDAR

9-22 School Board Meeting
9-25 Woods 5th Grade Fieldtrip
9-25 Woods Rise and Shine
9-29 Kindergarten Quarter 1 District Assessment Window
9-30 Huckabee Family Science Night

Open Month View

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 4, 11, 18, 25

Rise and Shine 8:00am – 8:25am

September 3
Heritage Individual Pictures

September 4
5th Grade Benchmark Recognition during Rise and Shine
Skate Night 6p-8p Crystal Palace

September 11
Cafecito 8:30am
Patriot Day! Wear Red, White, and Blue

4th Grade Benchmark Recognition during Rise and Shine

PTA Board Meeting 2pm; Report to the Public, 2nd Grade Performing at 6:30pm

September 12
Benchmark Rewards: Popcorn, drink and a Movie, Grades 4-6

September 15 – 19
Celebrate Freedom Week and Book Fair

September 16 & 18
Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30p-6:30p

September 17
Picture Retakes (note from parent required unless absent on 9/3)

September 19
Benchmark Rewards: Popcorn, drink and a Movie

Nutrition Waiver Day for September Birthdays
Tailgate Night Sponsored by PTA 6:30p – 8p

September 25
5th Grade Field Trip to Huckabee Nature Center

September 30
Huckabee Family Night 5p-7p at the Nature Center

PLEASE NOTE

School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Students are considered tardy at 8:05 a.m.

School dismisses at 3:00 p.m.

Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 7:50 a.m.
Breakfast is free for all students.

Lunch is served at the following times:
Lunch Period A - 11:00-12:00
Grades 3, 4, 5

Lunch Period B - 11:45-12:45
Grades 6

Lunch Period C - 12:30-1:30
Grades Kindergarten, 1, 2

Lunch is $2.25 per day for students, $3.50 for adults, and $3.75 for guests.

Rise and Shine is every Thursday morning in the cafeteria- parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Woods Elementary School

Greetings from the Principal, Diane Issacs!
 
Welcome to Woods Elementary School and our thirty-ninth year of serving the families of Fort Smith. We are proud of our heritage and look forward to the future. Woods Elementary has smart students, excellent teachers, interested staff, involved parents, and a caring atmosphere. We are committed to our mission statement:

Woods School - A safe place where we work, think, and learn together for success in tomorrow's world.  

Our themes for the 2014-2015 school year are:

Make Every Day Count and
H.A.P.P.Y. (Have A Positive, Productive Year)

It's an exciting time at Woods Elementary! We are excited to announce our renovations and new additions to Woods Elementary are all complete! We invite you to visit and see our beautiful school, complete with a fantastic media center, expanded office area, and nine new classrooms! In addition to our new classrooms, all existing classrooms were remodeled with new bookshelves and carpet. We know you will be just as proud as we are of all of the changes being put in place for our students and staff.

Also complete is our new expanded drive, which will help to eliminate traffic congestion between Woods Elementary and Chaffin Junior High. There is now a two car entrance as well as a turnaround (loop) area for student pick up. Bus parking will now
be on the side.

We also have two new themes this year. They are: Make Every Day Count and H.A.P.P.Y. (Have A Positive, Productive, Year). Our two themes work well together because if everyone Makes Ever Day Count then we will Have A Positive, Productive Year! 

Why the new themes? Make Every Day Count emphasizes the importance of daily attendance for our students. Last year, our attendance rate was 95.72%. This year, our goal is to reach 97% of students attending school each and every day. Students who miss 10%, or 18 days or more, of school for any reason are academically at risk!  Frequent absenteeism results in

a higher percentage of students who drop out of school.

Think of absences in terms of a stop light. Red indicates chronic absences –18 or more days, yellow indicates a warning – 10 to 17 days, and green indicates satisfactory – 9 or fewer days.

If we all work together to increase student attendant, we will succeed in “Making Every Day Count!”

Diane Isaacs
Principal

 

 

Come join us and discover:

  • A new book
  • How to read
  • How to draw
  • New friends
  • That learning is fun
  • That P.E. is twice a week
  • That math isn’t that hard
  • “You never know who’s watching”
  • That procedures are important to follow
  • That every Thursday is "Red, White, and Blue Day"

This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.

Latest News

Guess who won the Bessie B. Moore Economics Newcomer Award? Two Woods teachers! Find out who they are.
 

New inclement weather procedures have been posted!
 

New pick up and drop off procedures, including a detailed map!
 

New security measures will be required and are in place for the upcoming school year. Please read this very important announcement.
 

Welcome, Mrs. Shaffer, our new Assistant Principal!
 

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