Principal's Newsletter

Welcome to the Wood Oaks Newsletter.  This is my primary means of disseminating information to families, so please check back often.  I generally update this page once a week, usually on Fridays, but will occasionally put out a mid-week issue if there is information to share that cannot wait for the weekend.  To subscribe to this newsletter, click on the orange bell below, click on the newsletter, and fill out the pop-up form.

Newsletter Issue 1.18.19

Regional Robotics Competition (First Posting)

On Saturday, January 26, Wood Oaks will host a Vex Robotics Tournament from 8:30 am through 3:00 pm.  This tournament will consist of multi-age teams from all over the area who will pilot their robot in a competition along with another team to complete a common challenge.  There will be skills challenges as well.  It is an exciting day full of competition and teamwork.  Please consider stopping by Wood Oaks to see for yourself.  The event is free and open to the public.

GNCY Vaping Presentation (Second Posting)

Click here to see a flyer for a presentation on JUULing and vaping organized by the Glenview/Northbrook Coalition for Youth.  This event on February 12, which includes a taco dinner, is meant to be both informative and an open discussion involving both parents and their teens.  Please consider taking some time and spending an evening with your teen to discuss this important information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences (Second Posting)

Winter conferences will be held from 5:00 – 8:15 pm on Wednesday, February 6, and from 1:00 – 8:15 pm (with a dinner break from 4-5 pm) on Thursday, February 7.  The online registration window will opened this week and will close on Friday, February 1.  If you did not receive an email with your login information or have any issues with registering, please contact the Wood Oaks Main Office. 

End of Quarter (Final Posting)

Friday, January 18 marks the end of the first semester and the second quarter.  When students return to school on Tuesday, January 22, they will be switching to their third quarter Unified Arts rotation (art, music, technology, health, or public speaking) and all study hall and STEAM electives will be switching as well.  Because of those electives changing, many students will have advisory on a different day/period, too.  Please have your student print out their new schedule prior to coming to school after the Martin Luther King, Jr. three-day weekend.  Second quarter report cards will be available for viewing on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal after 3:30 pm on Tuesday, January 29. 

District 27 Schools Closed (Final Posting)

All District 27 Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Schools will reopen under normal hours on Tuesday, January 22.

Schools will also be closed for student attendance on Friday, January 25 so that District 27 staff members can participate in a full day of professional development.  Thank you for your support of this important day of teacher learning.

After School Activities Cancelled (Only Posting)

All after school activities, including Homework Hour, will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 22 so that Wood Oaks Staff Members can have an all staff meeting. All students will need to leave the building at 3:30 pm on that day.

Word of the Week (Ongoing Posting)

In an effort to continuously expand the vocabulary of our students, we present two new words to the entire building on an every other week basis.  On the opposite weeks, we have a building-wide focus on pronoun usage.  On vocabulary weeks, students are exposed to these new words through teacher Canvas pages, our morning announcements, and through the lessons presented by teachers in all curricular areas.  We have been doing this for a few years now and have seen excellent measurable growth in our vocabulary scores.  Last year, we shared these words with families through this newsletter and received good feedback from students about using the words both at home and at school.  We appreciate any support you can provide by making use of these words around your children in your daily lives.  We are currently reviewing and then assessing student growth in this vocabulary enhancement effort.  New words will be coming soon!  Thank you for your partnership!

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