Message from the Principal
Dear Woodruff Families
As we approach Thanksgiving I would like to take a moment to share how grateful I am to be part of the Woodruff Family. I enjoy watching our Woodruff Scholars learning something new every day.
Earlier this year, you had the opportunity to conference with your child’s teacher. On November 9th, you will receive your child’s first-trimester report card. This is a wonderful opportunity to take some time to sit down together with your child and discuss strengths and challenges and develop new goals for the 2nd trimester. Review the report card and visit the California standards which can be found online on the Sacramento Office of Education County website (just click on this link). Together with your child, develop specific goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. Helping your child identify his or her academic strengths and areas for improvement can help them take responsibility for their own learning and success.
Remember, that your child’s teacher is always available to assist you in helping them master the grade level standards. They are here to assist in helping your student become a successful learner while providing you with the support and materials you need. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
Wishing you joyful holidays!
Evelyne Almada, M.Ed.
Message from the Counselor
To our Wolves!
This year at Woodruff Elementary we will be teaching our students about Growth Mindset. Growth Mindset is the belief that every student can achieve success through dedication and hard work. Students who embrace a Growth Mindset believe they can learn more and become smarter if they work hard and persevere. They view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills. Here are a few ways students can begin to develop of Growth Mindset in the classroom:
Instead of saying… I give up!
Try saying… I will use a different strategy.
Instead of saying… I can’t make this any better.
Try saying… I can always improve.
Instead of saying… This is too hard.
Try saying… This may take some time.
Stay Positive and make wise choices,
Ms. Bond, School Counselor
Message from the PTA President
Welcome to 2018-2019 school year
My name is Lupe Valdivia-Gomez and this year I have the pleasure of serving you not only as your Case Manager but also as your PTA President. I have been with BUSD since 2000, not only as an employee but as a parent of three. My children attended Las Flores, Baxter, Woodruff Elementary and BHS. During this time my husband and I have served in various positions of PTA. I have served as Historian, Treasurer, Membership, Volunteer recruiter, and this year as your President. I look forward to meeting you and having you on our team. We would love to hear your ideas, concerns, or praises. Our next PTA meeting will be November 14 at 7:50 in room 16. If you would like to join PTA, membership is $8. This year with your support and contributions we plan to continue providing extra activities to our students. Following are some activities that PTA is planning this school year.
HOWLER Store (Student earned Reward)
Halloween Reading Night
Christmas Comes to Woodruff
Mrs. Claus’ Treasures
A movie with a Friend
Lunch with the Principal
Red Ribbon Week Activities and many more
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please stop by the front office and leave your name and number. Maria Padilla, Brandy, or I will return your call.
Physical Education Class
P.E. will be EVERY Monday and Thursday and EVERY OTHER Wednesday
I am so excited to be teaching physical education at Woodruff another year! I take pride in providing my K-6 students with a standards-based curriculum that supports the goals of improved physical, social, and mental development and encourages a lifelong interest in health and fitness. In P.E., we will also work on being outstanding team players, showing great sportsmanship, and using kind, encouraging words to create a positive atmosphere. I cannot wait to
see everyone’s smiling faces!
On P.E. Days, students should wear shoes with laces and comfortable clothes. They are encouraged to bring a labeled bottle as well. Hydration is key, especially on warm days!
On extremely hot or rainy days P.E. will be held indoors.
Physical Education is a required class.
Students may not opt-out of participating.
K-3rd grades are based on PARTICIPATION
4th-6th grades are based on PARTICIPATION, SPORTSMANSHIP and
Per the district, students with a short-term medical condition MUST present a dated and signed note from a parent. Students with a medical condition that lasts longer than 3 days MUST present a dated and signed DOCTOR’S note.
Successful participation aligns with the school expectations that each student will demonstrate honesty, ownership, willingness, and leadership.
1 Student of the Month
2 End of Trimester
8 Board Meeting
9 Report Cards go home
12 Veterans Day
13 Makeup pictures
19-23 Thanksgiving break
27 4th/5th gr awards
28 SSC Meeting
30 Student of the Month
6 Board Meeting
19 Student of the Month
20 Minimum Day
21 Non Student Day
24 -Jan 4 - Christmas Break
STUDENT OF THE MONTH - September
Briana Lopez Cruz
STUDENT OF THE MONTH - November
Diego Mayoral Lopez
Alexander Lopez Carvajal