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 2.21.20

No After School Activities (Only Posting)

There will be no after school activities held on Tuesday, February 25 so that all Wood Oaks staff members may attend important staff training.  All students should make plans to leave the school at 3:30 pm that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Terra Nova and STAR Reports (Only Posting)

The student performance results from the Terra Nova and STAR assessments will be mailed out by the middle of next week. Parents of students in second through seventh grade will receive reports. We appreciate your patience as we worked with one of the companies to secure the reports.

Concert Week (Only Posting)

Next week is a busy week of concerts for our instrumental musicians.  At 7 pm on Tuesday, we will hold the annual D27 Orchestra Festival that features both the Wood Oaks Orchestra and the 5th Grade Orchestra. Then, at the same time on Thursday, the Wood Oaks bands will be joined by the Shabonee 5th graders.  Both events will take place in the big gym.  We do expect both evenings to be well-attended, but the crowds will be somewhat larger on Thursday as that concert involves more children.  So, on Thursday, we will have shuttle service available from the Wood Oaks Green parking lots to Wood Oaks both before and after the concert.  We will fit as many cars as possible in our parking lot, but once our lot is full, all traffic will be directed to the Wood Oaks Green Park.  Please consider carpooling if you are attending either evening.

D27 Schools Closed (First Posting)

All District 27 schools will be closed on Monday, March 2 to allow all D27 staff members to participate in a full day of staff development.  Schools will reopen under normal hours on Tuesday, March 3.

Word of the Week (Ongoing Posting)

Our goal this year is to increase vocabulary by learning Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes.  The focus for the next several weeks is the prefix de-, which means off, down, or from. The Word of the Week for next week is detract, meaning to diminish the importance or value of something. This was going to be the word for last week, but extenuating circumstances caused us to push it back to this coming week.  Other words that use the prefix de- include decay, decipher, decision, decelerate, and deduction. Please share with your child the various ways that detract can be used in daily conversation.  Thank you for your partnership.