Woodlawn Principal's Blog 9/25/20

Friday.  It seemed to take a while to get here, but now that it is here, I am happy.  In my conversation with staff members, they are very proud of the work that the students are doing.  The one item that I still hear about is that students need to be visible during remote learning.  Continue to stress with your student how important it is to be in class, visible and participating in class.  

District Holiday

There is NO SCHOOL this Monday, September 28.  


Please note the following addition to the current school year calendar: NO SCHOOL Tues., Oct. 13 – State-Approved Remote Learning Planning Day

District 96 staff will use this day for professional development related to enhancing remote learning for our students.

Parents - Mandatory Health Forms

Please know that students who do not have the necessary health forms on file will be excluded from school on October 15th.  Please see the information below for specific details and health form deadlines.

Health form requirements vary by grade level and for new/returning students. New to District 96 (all grade levels)? See MORE INFO regarding grade-level specific health form requirements. https://www.kcsd96.org/student-services/student-health

All students entering Grade 6 must have their CERTIFICATE OF CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION/IMMUNIZATION FORM (signed by the physician) on file in the school office by October 15, 2020. https://campussuite-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/prod/750226/93147715-c5f6-11e6-b7b7-22000bd8490f/1080350/6b6c5cff-3804-11e7-8116-124f7febbf4a/file/Child_Health_Exam_Cert_rev01-16.pdf

Family Educator Conferences

Earlier this week, notification went out for you to sign up for fall conferences.  As a district, we are only having parents sign up for conferences with the homeroom teacher of your child.  Many of my parental friends also clicked on having a conference with the PE, Health, Spanish and Exploratory teachers.  Currently, there is a wait list for those areas.  I haven’t decided how I am going to handle this situation just yet.  Stay tuned.  Click here to see the link.  

Woodlawn Walk

This could be fun!  On Saturday, October the 10th, come to Woodlawn between Noon-2p.m. for a walk with friends.  Stay for 10 minutes, stay for an hour...your call.  Social distance yourself and our students will do the same (parents must be here with your student). Let's enjoy a nice fall day and use our amazing facility.  Obviously, walking with friends and families require masks, but it will give anyone who wants to visit with a friend (from 6 feet apart) the chance to see one another.  

Visit the PTO Monthly Blog

Lana Barber

I have been a bit rushed lately and I want to get Lana the attention she deserves.  Lana won a writing contest that was published in a blog.  Check out this link to the story!  

Click here for the Woodlawn Daily Announcements!  You will see our Spirit Week set up for this upcoming week!  

Finally, you think that you know someone!  In standard fashion, I sit down at night with my computer to go through email and instead, I start down a rabbit hole and wind up with “75 This or That questions.”  Being a bit on the competitive side, I start giving my wife the stink eye (stink eye is when I am about to challenge my wife to a competition) and ask her how well she thinks she knows me.  I throw down the gauntlet and say that I can answer more questions correctly about her than she can answer about me.  I explained the contest and after a little chuckle, she quickly filled out a sheet on herself and then one about me.  I did the same about her.  Thinking that I would get a ton correct, I made our standard wager...If I lose, I will run out the next morning and get her a coffee and if I win, she goes out and grabs my favorite breakfast skillet.  As we went down the line, it became clear very early on that I was off.  Not terribly off, but off enough.  She on the other hand was spot on!  Needless to say, I was off to buy coffee in the morning.  She nailed 71 of 75 questions (94.6%) to my 64 of 75 questions (85.3%).  No skillet for me.  

Here is the list of questions if you want to try it with someone.  I highly recommend you fill it out first for yourself.  

1. Dog or Cat?

2. Netflix or YouTube?

3. Phone Call or Text?

4. Toast or Eggs?

5. Cardio or Weights?

6. Facebook or Twitter?

7. Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

8. Mobile Games or Console Games?

9. While walking: Music or Podcasts?

10. iOS or Android?

11. Form or Function?

12. Pop or Indie?

13. Cake or Pie?

14. Swimming or Sunbathing?

15. High-tech or Low-tech?

16. Big Party or Small Gathering?

17. New Clothes or New Phone?

18. Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?

19. Football or Basketball?

20. Work Hard or Play Hard?

21. Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

22. What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?

23. Jogging or Hiking?

24. Bath or Shower?

25. Sneakers or Sandals?

26. Glasses or Contacts?

27. Hamburger or Taco?

28. Couch or Recliner?

29. Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?

30. Receive: Email or Letter?

31. Passenger or Driver?

32. Tablet or Computer?

33. Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?

34. Car or Truck?

35. Blue or Red?

36. Money or Free Time?

37. Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?

38. At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

39. Pen or Pencil?

40. Toilet paper: Over or Under?

41. Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?

42. Pancake or Waffle?

43. Coke or Pepsi?

44. Coffee Cup or Thermos?

45. Blinds or Curtain?

46. Train or Plane?

47. Phone or Phablet?

48. Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?

49. Meat or Vegetables?

50. International Vacation or a New TV?

51. Save or Spend?

52. Honesty or Other’s Feelings?

53. Coffee or Tea?

54. TV or Book?

55. Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?

56. Ocean or Mountains?

57. Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?

58. City or Countryside?

59. Winter or Summer?

60. Mac or PC?

61. Console Gaming or PC Gaming?

62. Soup or Sandwich?

63. Card Game or Board Game?

64. Classical Art or Modern Art?

65. Beer or Wine?

66. Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?

67. Working Alone or Working in a Team?

68. Dine In or Delivery?

69. Sweater or Hoodie?

70. Comic Book or Comic Strips?

71. Motorcycle or Bicycle?

72. Book or eBook?

73. When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?

74. Ninjas or Pirates?

75. TV Shows or Movies?