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October Newsletter

October Newsletter


  • Oct. 11- NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 11- Book Fair 8 a.m. to7:50 p.m.
  • Oct. 12 - NO SCHOOL – Elementary Work Day
  • Oct. 19 - Picture Retakes
  • Oct. 26 – Trunk or Treat 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Oct. 31  – Halloween Breakfast Parties 7:35am-8:00am - Parade 8:00am -8:25am

A Note From The Principal

 Hello Woodglen Families!

September was a great month for the Wildcat community.  We hosted our first WOW Wednesday assembly on October 3 and we are able to recognize students from every grade level for being outstanding Woodglen citizens.  It is wonderful to take the time to recognize students for their positive contributions to our school community.

We are also pleased to announce that our fall fundraiser was very successful.  We want to thank all the families that contributed for their generous donations.  We will discuss the fundraising total as well as brainstorm ideas for using the funds at a future PTO meeting.  We look forward to all the ways that we can support the success of our students through your contributions!

Concerning morning drop off and pick up, we are appreciative of everyone’s patience in moving through the drop off lane and at crosswalk locations.  We know that it may take a few extra minutes to move through the line, but we are committed to ensure the safety of all students while arriving at school each day.  

There is excitement brewing for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  Please read further in the newsletter for costume guidelines and information regarding our Trunk or Treat event.

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Matt Haviland

Parent/Teacher Conference Tips:

Please visit this site:

Book Fair

October 11, 2018 in the school library

Open 8 am to 7:50 pm (break down of bookfair will begin at 7:50pm, come early.)

Tons of great books for yourstudent to enjoy!

To Shop online go to:

Shop Woodglen


Adams 12 Five Star Schools encourages the opportunity for students and families to engage in celebration that is respectful to all cultures, religions, races, and beliefs.  In our continued efforts to maintain a respectful, safe and secure learning environment, the following guidelines for Halloween celebrations have been developed. These guidelines apply to students, staff, and participants of all Halloween celebrations both during and after the school day.

Halloween Guidelines

  1. Costumes that would otherwise violate the Student Dress Code (Superintendent Policy 5060) will only be allowed if approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.  For safety reasons, masks or makeup should not cover the student’s face in a manner that makes the student unrecognizable.  Masks or makeup that conceal student’s identity may be worn only during designated times such as during a costume contest. 
  2. The following are considered not appropriate for school or school events:
  • Costumes that are overly graphic, promote violence or otherwise might logically be assumed to be offensive to others.  This includes, but is not limited to, horror movie characters like Freddy Kreuger, Jason, Chucky, etc. as well as overly graphic/realistic looking injuries (ex. open, realistic looking wounds on zombies).
  • Costumes that are sexually suggestive and would otherwise violate the school’s dress code (Please note that this applies to adults as well as children)
  • Costumes with sound effects, lights or other components which would disrupt the classroom learning environment
  • Costumes that could be considered insensitive to various races, cultures and religions.
  • Toy or facsimile weapons of any kind (guns, knives, grenades, swords, bats, etc.) are not allowed
  • Costumes or dress of any kind that may be potentially disruptive to the educational or school environment

  In alignment with Superintendent Policy 5060, school administrators may ask students or participants to change into school appropriate attire and/or remove masks, makeup, or costumes.

Halloween Guidelines Addendum (RE:  Clown Costumes)

As you may recall, in 2016 the Five Star District prohibited students and staff from wearing clown costumes on school grounds due to social media threats nationwide. Although we have not been made aware of any similar threats this year, district leadership made the decision to leave this prohibition in the 2018 Halloween guidelines.  As always the safety and security of students and staff is our first priority, therefore students and staff are prohibited from wearing clown masks or costumes on school grounds. This adjustment was made in the best interest of the school community and creates a safe environment for students and staff at Halloween celebrations this year.

Keep in mind, district and school leadership will reevaluate the guidelines each year and make adjustments as needed to ensure a safe celebration for the entire school community. Students who violate or are suspected to be in violation of this policy will be referred to school administration.