Woodside Cougar News

Marianne Williams, Principal

Woodside K-8 School
San Juan Unified School District
8248 Villa Oak Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 / Office Phone: 971-5216
Cafeteria Phone: 728-3219
Dates to Remember:
  • October 19th – 23rd
Red Ribbon Week
  • October 20th
School Site Council Meeting
2:45 in Library/Media Center
  • October 21st
Picture Make-Up’s and Principal for a Day
  • October 22nd
School Dance 6-8 pm
  • October 23rd
Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser Begins
  • October 24th
Harvest Festival 5-8 pm
  • October 26th – 30th
6th Graders at Westminster Woods
  • November 6th
Teacher Work Day – No School

Academic Goals:
Common Core State Standards
Critical Literacy
Strategic Planning Year Three

October 16, 2015

Project Wisdom: Character Focus: October/November “Diversity”


Parent Teacher Confere

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be scheduled during the week of November 16-20. All Kindergarteners attend from 7:55-11:20 and all 1st-8th graders attend from 7:55-11:55.

PTO Fundraisers

PTO works hard to help our teachers, staff and students here at Woodside K-8. Part of that help is being able to donate funds to each classroom for help with various teacher/classroom projects, supplies, etc. To help out PTO hosts fundraisers. We just completed the ZBest Dining & Entertainment Coupon book fundraiser which was a success thanks to you – our students, parents, families and community. PTO will continue to fundraise throughout the school year and our next fundraisers will be Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough and Butterbraids in late November or early December. Please be on the lookout for those flyers!

Red Ribbon Week – October 30 – November 5

October also brings us Red Ribbon Week – this year’s theme is “Respect Yourself – Be Drug Free!” The school will celebrate RRW October 30-November 5 as our sixth grade class will be on their Westminster Woods Science Field Trip October 26-30 and we want everyone to benefit from RRW. RRW is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention awareness campaign. If you would like to read more about RRW and what you can do to start a conversation at home about RRW visit,, Here is the Red Ribbon Week Schedule:

·  Friday 10-30: Costume Day (all costumes must follow school dress code)

·  Monday 11-2: Don’t Snooze Your Life Away (PJ Day)

·  Tuesday 11-3: Partner Up Against Drugs Day (twin day – dress alike)

·  Wednesday 11-4: Turn Your Back on Drugs Day (wear things inside out or backwards)

·  Thursday 11-5: Black Out Drugs Day (wear black)

Yearbook Coordinator

We are in need of a yearbook coordinator for the 2015-2016 yearbook. Our kids love the yearbooks and this is a fun way to commemorate the school year. Programs like this do not happen without families like you so if you are interested in volunteering please contact Marianne Williams in the school office or at k you for your support!

November 6th Teacher Work Day

No School

There will be no school on Friday, November 6th due to a teacher work day.

Harvest Festival – October 24th 6:00-8:00pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24th for our Harvest Festival which will be from 5:00-8:00 pm. We’ve changed it up a bit but still have some oldies but goodies like our Haunted House! This is an event open to the community so bring your family and friends and enjoy the festivities! Flyers have been sent home with your student so please take a look at them for more information and volunteer opportunities. You can contact Shelly Osman, PTO Secretary, at with any questions.

Cougar Chat/Parent Coffee, Oct. 29th, 8:00am

Join us on Thursday, October 29th at 8:00am for our second monthly Cougar Chat! This is a great opportunity to meet the principal and school counselor.

Topic: What Can Parents do to Help Stop Bullying?

Location: Woodside K-8 Media Center

Birthday’s, Balloons, & Cupcakes

Classroom birthdays can be fun! If your student wants to celebrate with their classmates please keep the following in mind.

·  Always check with your student’s teacher first. This is a learning environment and we need to ensure that it will not disrupt the day.

·  Any food products need to be purchased from a store. No nuts please.

·  Balloons and large flower arrangements are not allowed at school

Thank you for understanding!