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Friday Update: October 1st

Happy October! We have officially completed our first full month of the school year!


Important October Dates

Thursday, October 14th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School 

Friday, October 15th - Elementary Work Day - No School


Conference Sign Up Links

Sign ups now available through your child's teacher(s). Please check your email, teacher’s websites and/or Class Dojo to reserve your time.


Drop off/Pick up times

Your child’s safety is of utmost importance to us. It is imperative that students are dropped off no earlier than 7:55 a.m. and picked up at 3:00 p.m. (1:45 on Wednesdays). Adult supervision is only available 10 minutes before and after entry and dismissal times.


October - Feelings / Emotions

This month, we are learning about feelings and emotions - what they are and how we can recognize them in ourselves and others. Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of feelings, through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it!

Try practicing identifying feelings while you and your child are watching a movie or TV show. As you are watching, talk about how each character feels and how you can tell. Encourage your child to use situational cues (what is happening) as well as physical cues (how the person looks).

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about feelings with your child:

  • How do you feel right now? How do you know?

  • Do you think all feelings are okay to have? Why or why not?

  • Is it easy or difficult for you to talk about how you are feeling? Why?

  • Do you feel like you handle your feelings in a positive way? Why or why not?

  • Why do you think it’s important to know how you are feeling?

  • Why do you think it’s important to know how others are feeling?


Building Healthy Communities

Uplifting Mental Health and Wellness Free event series

The social, emotional and mental wellbeing of our students is central to their capacity to learn. This ongoing event series will give you the information and skills you need to navigate the unique pathways of youth development with confidence. 

Supporting Grieving Families - Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 6–7:30 p.m. Virtual Webinar 

Managing Emotions - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6–7:30 p.m. Virtual Webinar 

Understanding Youth Suicide - Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 6–7:30 p.m. Educational Support Center

Learn more and reserve your spot today


Feeling Sick

If your child is sick, please read the following. 

When is too sick for school guidelines - When is too sick for school guidelines - Spanish

There are four main reasons to keep children and adults at home: 

  1.  Someone who the child or staff lives with or has had close contact with who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19. 

  2. The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying. 

  3.  A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children. 

  4. The symptom or illness is on this list, and staying home is required. 

Remember, the best ways to stop the spread of infection is staying home when sick and good hand washing.


Wildcat Wardrobe

Woodglen Elementary has established the Wildcat Wardrobe which is a care closet for our student population.  This is a FREE resource provided to our students and their households with items that they may not be able to afford or purchase on their own.

We recognize the need in our community for families who may be struggling before COVID and we fully understand that the virus has intensified those needs. The Wildcat Wardrobe is stocked with a variety of goods that are accessible for students and families. These items range from snacks that are available for students to consume here at school, to canned goods and packages of shelf-stable food that are available to be taken home by students and families.  In addition, we also have personal care products, household cleaning supplies, school supplies/backpacks, etc. We are aiming to create a seamless, sustainable process for families who are in need.

Please complete THIS FORM if your family is interested and we will prepare a bag for you to pick up.  

If you and your family can benefit from any of these items, or if you have questions, please reach out to natalie.parks@adams12.org with any questions.