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Mr.  Ernie  Ellis
Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome back to Woodstation for our 2018-2019 school year!

Welcome Back Woodstation Generals!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer break, filled with opportunities to learn and grow with your family.  Welcome back to the new school year 2018-2019. At Woodstation our theme this year is “Woodstation is Incredible” using the Incredibles animated characters and theme. I am so excited to get the year started!

It is truly my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the school year at Woodstation Elementary School.  August is the time of year to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends, and we are very pleased to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year. To those parents who are new to WES, we extend warm welcome and best wishes for an exciting and productive school year for our students. We hope you will feel at home and become involved in the many activities of our PTO and your child’s classroom program.

Summer has flown by, and we are starting another school year. I want to thank you for a great start. Our teachers are working hard to create routines and rituals that will help our students with classroom behaviors and make students successful. I feel we have the best students in the world at Woodstation. Thank you for giving the staff the opportunity to work with your children.

I would like to welcome the following new staff members to WES: Meredith Sisk- New SRO full-time at WES, Haley Gogolin- para pro, Sharon Reed- para pro, Andrea Brown- School Bookkeeper, Rachel Brock- School Receptionist, Brooke Watson- Pre-K para pro.  We are thrilled to have them as members of our Woodstation Team.

This year our Woodstation staff will work together to sponsor FAST (Family and School Team) we will have 2 group meetings and 1-2 FAST individual meetings throughout the school year with a focus on grade-level foundational skills to be determined by the academic coach and your child’s teacher. At Woodstation teachers will help facilitate a strong home-school partnership by building a Family-School Compact that includes input from teachers, parents, and students and will serve as a signed commitment to working together to gain greater student achievement. At Woodstation we want our parents to actively participate in the decision making process at school by completing parent surveys, giving input about the Parent and Family Engagement policy, budget, program, and by participating in Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings throughout the school year.

Please make sure to update the blue sheet in your child’s handout packet so we will have the most up-date information which allows us to communicate with you. Text-Alert has proven to be the quickest and most effective way of getting parents needed information or notifying you when the schools have to be closed due to inclement weather, or having early dismissal. 

I strongly believe that every child can learn and achieve the highest level of academic success with the proper preparation and support. Let’s make this year a truly great year at Woodstation Elementary. 

Sincerely,

Ernie Ellis- Principal     Go Generals!