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Woody Review Woodview School News 340 Alleghany Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 847-223-3668 “An Environment Where We Can All Grow Together”

A Letter from our principal...

Principal: Cathy Santelle

January 25, 2013 Dear Woodview Parents and Guardians, We are looking forward to conferences the week of February 11-14th with the focus being on student involvement with their parents and teachers. We will be discussing your child’s progress and the goals and improvement that are being made since we last met in October. This conference is a time for your child to take the lead sharing evidence of their learning. If you have not already made a conference time with your child’s teacher, please do so immediately. This is an essential component to student learning. A reminder that Thursday, February 14th will be an early dismissal day (11:00 dismissal; afternoon kindergarten attends that day in the morning) and that there will be no student attendance on Friday, February 15th and no student attendance on Monday, February 18th because of Presidents’ Day. We look forward to our upcoming Dinner/Lip Sync show Friday, February 1st. It promises to be an exciting evening where the students, parents, and teachers all come together to show off their talents and raise money for our school. We hope to see you and your family there! The students do go out for recess during the winter months and enjoy playing in the snow. In order to play on the playground, the children must wear all “5 points”. This is snow pants, boots, winter coat, hat and gloves/mittens. The blacktop provides an area for students to play who are not dressed for the snow or wet conditions. We will be outside unless the wind chill is 0 degrees or below.

Sincerely, Cathy Santelle Principal Woodview School

WOODVIEW SCHOOL CALENDAR Woodview School 340 Alleghany Road




Januray 9–January 30


NWEA/MAP Testing

Jan.10– Jan. 31


AIMSweb Testing

January 29


January Birthday Breakfast

February 1


Lip Sync & Spaghetti Dinner 6:00 p.m.

February 6


Board of Ed. Meeting 6:30 p.m.

February 7


100th Day of School

February 12


PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Grayslake, IL. 60030 847.223.3668

WOODVIEW PTO PRESIDET: Krista Bean 847-543-0805

TREASURERS: Sandy Hornung 847-223-1925 Sandy Pogue

VICE PRESIDET: Elizabeth Corripio

SECRETARIES: Traci Parker 847-752-2061 Margaret Blada


WAYS AD MEAS: Brandi Kornit 312-330-0197 Tony Primack 847-204-4487 Cheryl Wilgen 630-291-4509 Chris George 847-778-6733

STAY CONNECTED & INFORMED! Don’t miss a thing going on at Woodview School. Visit our website for the latest information about school events, fundraisers and much more. If you’re on Facebook, look for “Woodview School PTO” and “LIKE” us today! If you haven’t signed up for our e-news yet, send an email to and we will add you to our electronic mailing list.


Lip Sync Show & Spaghetti Dinner

C’mon out and rock to some of today’s greatest hits with some of Woodview’s biggest stars! The Annual Lip Sync Show & Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Friday, February 1! It’s an evening full of great music, awesome performances, and a spaghetti dinner to fill your belly while you rock the night away to our “lip-syncers” onstage! Dinner will be served beginning at 6:00 pm, and will be available the entire evening. The Lip Sync Show will begin at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served in the gym, so you can feast on an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner while enjoying the show! Tickets will be sold at the door—$6/adults and $5/kids (kids 3 and under are free). All tickets include dinner and admission to the show. Would you like to volunteer at the event? Please go to and click on the link provided to sign up. Thank you! Finally, baked goods are needed for our dessert table! If you are coming to the spaghetti dinner, please consider bringing a treat to share. Desserts can be store bought or homemade, and can be sent to school ahead of time, or brought to the event. Thank you--it's sure to be a great night! See you there!

PTO MEETIG Our next PTO Meeting will be held in the Woodview Staff Lounge on: Tuesday, February 12 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us. We have been thrilled with the number of parents that have been joining us every month. It’s a great way to get involved in your child’s school and meet new people!

Join us during Conference Week at Story Laboratory where Reading Gives You Super Power! Our book fair theme in February – Story Laboratory – will get students thinking creatively about the power of reading. The book fair is a great school event that builds excitement around books and gives students affordable access to them. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get. Our Online Book Fair will give you a preview of this fair’s books as well as a chance to order from a broader selection. You can find Woodview’s Online Book Fair starting January 28th at http:// If you haven’t downloaded it yet, try Storia, the free eReading app from Scholastic. From our Online Book Fair site, you can download this app to PC, iPad or Android Tablets and receive five free eBooks. For every 25 downloads of the app from our site, the school earns Scholastic Dollars that we can use to buy books and other items for Woodview. Please note the Story Laboratory Book Fair times listed below and join us in the Multipurpose Room. We’d love for you to make plans to visit with your kids so they can get Readioactive! Monday, February 11th Tuesday, February 12th Wednesday, February 13th Thursday, February 14th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM; 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM; 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Children will also have an opportunity to attend the book fair with their classroom during one of the teacherscheduled times. Please watch your child’s backpack in a couple of weeks for more information.

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Planning is underway for Exploration Day 2013! It's a day like no other for Woodview students, filled with exploring, learning, discovering and having fun. The students will choose from over 20 hands-on presentations and move about the school experiencing the interactive and interesting topics. HELP WANTED! Exploration Day is simply not possible without the help of volunteers. It takes more than 100 volunteers to make this wonderful day the success that it always is. Though we already have many exciting presentations lined up, we are in need of several more. Do you have an interest in something unique? Do you have a hobby or career that you think our students would be interested in learning more about? Or, maybe you are just able to help out and present one of the suggested ideas below. These are suggestions only - if you have a different idea, please let us know – we are open to any new ideas! Science Experiments Smoothies/Afterschool Snacks Kite Making Carpentry

Multicultural Arts Tumbling Jewelry Making Magic

Arts & Crafts Camping Skills Origami Technology

Exploration Day 2013 is scheduled for Friday, May 10th. The day begins and ends with a special ceremony, and is broken up into five, 40-minute sessions that consist of approximately 15-25 students each. If you would be willing to present at Exploration Day, please return this form to school as soon as possible. We will get in touch with you to assist you with planning. If you are not interested in presenting, but would like to volunteer in other areas on Exploration Day, information about that will be sent out in the next few weeks. -----------------------------------------------------------------------NAME_____________________________________________________________________________ PHONE/E-MAIL____________________________________________________________________ STUDENT’S NAME/TEACHER_______________________________________________________________ PLEASE CONTACT ME ABOUT PRESENTING____________________________________________

If you have questions about Exploration Day, or would like to hear more about being a presenter, please contact: Traci Parker at 847-722-8818 or

Results are in! The winners of the recent Box Tops classroom contest are…drum roll please…in 2nd place, with 444 Box Tops collected, Ms. Brobst 2nd grade class! Well done! In 1st place, with an astounding 1609 Box Tops collected..Mrs. Wonsil’s 2nd grade class! Excellent job! Prizes have been delivered! As a whole, the school collected 5,728 Box Tops for this contest. That equals $572.80 that will go towards purchasing equipment, field trips, assemblies, or classroom supplies for the students. It will directly benefit the children of Woodview school. That is fantastic! Thank you ALL for the terrific effort! The next contest is already underway! More details will follow in the next Woody Review. Please keep those Box Tops coming!

Any question, please e-mail Virginia Fitzgerald at

AN EVENING OF MUSIC Grayslake Middle School is hosting a Jazz Concert tonight, Friday, Jan 25 at 7pm. 'The Shelley Yoelin Jazz Workshop' will perform an hour of jazz tunes. The GMS jazz ensemble will open for the featured band. Admission is $3/person. Refreshments will be sold. All proceeds benefit the GMS band program. The GMS band director, Steve Thomas, plays trumpet in 'The Shelley Yoelin Jazz Workshop.'

Mr. Smith’s Music Notes

Dear Woodview Families: Our concerts for full day Kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd-4th Grade are approaching fast and I will need your help in preparing the students! Please visit my website to view lyrics, and listen to audio recording while practicing. At the top of the page please click: > Your student’s grade level (Kindergarten, 1stGrade, 2ndGrade, 3rdGrade, 4thGrade) > On the right side of the page you will be able to click the play triangle under each song title to listen to the song. > On the left side of the page, you can click the titles of songs to view lyrics.

Students should have all lyrics and music memorized by February 11th. If they can listen to the song once or twice each day, then this will be a fun and easy task! Here are the details for our show! 3rd and 4th grade Music Show: Tentative date of Thursday, April 4th at 6:30pm (note change from original date of 2/28) Please watch for update.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade Music Show: Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm Students must arrive at 6:15pm and meet in their own classrooms.

Students should dress in lighter clothing, because it will be hot on stage. 3rd and 4th grade will be dressed like rock stars, or their “cool” clothes, and 1st and 2nd grade will be dressed nicely (Nice shirt, pants, skirt etc. no jeans) If you have any questions, would like to volunteer to help with the show, or you are unable to access the website, please contact me. Thank you! Tyler Smith

Art News I am always looking for more parent volunteers to help out in the art room at various times throughout the year. If you are interested in helping please contact me at There are different supplies that the art room is always looking for: Baby wipes, large zip lock bags, masking tape, pencils, glitter, washable markers, yarn, etc. The art room would love to have any donation! Kindergarten

The students are learning about the next element of design, texture. There are two types of texture, actual texture and visual texture. The students did a fun activity where they took their shoe off and put a piece of paper on the sole of the shoe. Then they used a crayon to rub over the paper. The students were able to make a texture rubbing of the sole of their shoe (visual texture). The next activity was the students stepped on a piece of clay with their shoe, then they saw a shoe print of texture (actual texture). The clay texture will then be fired in the kiln and made into a pendant. First Grade

The students will be learning about warm and cool colors. Warm colors are reds, yellows, oranges, and pinks, while cool colors are blues, greens, and violets. For the art project, the student’s will be looking at koi fish and learning how to draw them. Then they will be using paint and learning techniques to properly paint their project. The koi fish will be painted with warm colors and the water and lily pads will be painted with cool colors. Second Grade

The students learned how to make a clay owl. The first step is to wedge the clay to remove all the air bubble out of the clay. Then the students flattened the clay into an oval slab. With two small balls of clay, the students flattened them to make wings. An important lesson to clay is how to add clay together so it stays together. The students learned how to score the clay and slip it to apply the wings to the body of the owl. The next steps were to add a tree branch, talons, and a beak with the scoring and slipping method. Once the owl was constructed, the students learned about how to add all different types of textures to the owl. When the owls were dried out, they were placed in the kiln to cook. After clay gets fired in the kiln, it turns into ceramics. The students learned about a special type of paint to use on ceramics called glaze. They were able to glaze their owls to make it unique. Third Grade

The students traveled in Art class to the country of Ghana, which is located in Africa. There they learned about the culture of Ghana and the artwork that is made there. The clothes that people from Ghana are works of art. They make the clothes with designs, symbols, and patterns. The Third Graders created their own pattern using the symbols that people from Ghana use. These symbols are called adinkra symbols, and each one has a special meaning. After the students came up with their design, they used wax to draw their design on a piece of cloth. This process is called batik. The last step to the batik is to use color dye. The students chose three colors to create their African batik. Fourth Grade

The students are learning about the cultural artwork of the aboriginal tribe, who live in Australia. The students will learn some facts about the aboriginals, hear a folktale about how the mountain of Uluru was made, and what the aborigine style of artwork is. The students will also learn about symbols from that tribe as well. The students will learn about different animals that are from Australia and they will have to draw one of those animals in the aboriginal style. They will be making their own boomerangs and decorating it with different patterns that are seen in aboriginal artwork.




Flu Season and School To help keep flu outbreaks to a minimum, we are asking that all students and families follow these simple steps: 1. PLEASE keep sick children home from school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. (fever = 99.5 degrees or above) and their cough is gone! 2. Teach your children to COVER THEIR COUGHS and wash hands often. Hand sanitizers are also effective. 3. The CDC recommends that all school-age children receive flu vaccinations. Seasonal flu vaccines are available now! 4. Prepare in advance. Have alternative childcare available if you cannot stay home or pick up your sick child at school. SICK students cannot remain at school! 5. PLEASE report your child’s absence to school and tell us the symptoms. (Just saying “sick” doesn’t help us track illnesses) 6. Make sure we have current phone numbers to reach you and your emergency contacts.

The Six Flags Read to Succeed program reading logs are due back to Mrs. Tarnowski by February 14, 2013. Students that turn in their reading log showing six hours of reading will earn one free ticket to Six Flags Great America. Print out the reading log in the newsletter to track your child's reading time. Keep Reading!

February 14, 2013

GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS Karolina P. Dylan S. Zach G. Meadow J. Austin M. Jackson J. Ethan M. Bryce D. Isabella J. Carter B. Ember B. Cooper B. Thomas P. Justin V. Chris B. Zach G. Ella D. Michal B. Aidan S. Owen H. Emma D. Madelyn W. Jake G. Kam’ron K. Chris J. Cheali B.

Brenda V. Pedro B. Kate J. Gabriel G. Nolan K. Lydia W. Ryann J. Ashley H. Maddie T. Bennett B. Maddy J. Annika H. Art P. Noah Y. Ashlyn E. Luis I. Grace K. Caroline R. Ethan E. Mia D. MJ D. Abby M. Taylor G. Abby J. Sydney L. Javier P. Ryan H. Bryson J. Jordan G.

Ms. Brobst’s Class Ms. Edmund’s Class Mrs. Hillier’s Class Mrs. Hyams’ Class Mrs. Lett’s Class Mrs. Miller’s Class Mrs. Wonsil’s Class

Thanks to ALL of the volunteers who came out to help with Market Day in December and January. Your hard work was appreciated! Thank you also to everyone who placed orders last month. We will share a proft of more than $1100 from the January sale. Be sure to place your order for the next Market Day sale to be held on February 9th.

Clip & save Tyson Project A+ labels. Turn in the labels to school. Your school redeems them for cash. Each label is worth $.26.

Visit Questions? contact Megan Wright at or Cheryl Wilgen at

Here is another way to earn money for Woodview. Simply clip the Box Tops from your favorite General Mills products and send them to school with your child!

Chef Tony says, “The snow is flying—Market Day has some delicious dinner options that will warm you from the inside!”

Did you know that Woodview collects Campbell’s soup labels? The labels are worth points and must have the UPC code in order to be used. The points can be redeemed for books, gym equipment, and other items for our school. Each teacher has a box in the classroom to collect labels and box tops!

Woodview Woody Review 1/25/13  

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