We are quickly approaching the end of the 2000-2001 school year.
I feel that it has been a successful year and hope that you feel
the same way.
Woodland West has a reputation of having a safe environment that
makes every attempt to meet the needs of its students. We,
as a faculty and staff, will continue this tradition with your
I want to thank you for your help and cooperation throughout the
year and I hope I can count on you again next year. If you have
any concerns or suggestions, please feel free to share them with
me. I am open to suggestions and willing to work to improve our
ALL Woodland West Elementary students will be required to wear
uniforms for the 2000-01 school year. We have sent details in
previous newsletters regarding the purchase of uniforms and we will
send the information home with report cards. Please make
arrangements to purchase your child(ren)'s uniform as soon as
possible. Layaway plans are available. A belt is a must!
Shirts must be ordered at least three weeks in advance.
WHITE SHIRTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AS PART OF THE UNIFORM !
If orders are not made until August, students will not be in uniform
on the first day of school. Students returning to Woodland West next year
WILL be required to wear uniforms beginning the first day of school.
IN HONOR OF MOTHERS
May 14th is Mother?s Day . Please remember your mother with a
gift or a good deed.
M - is for the million things she gave me,
O - means only that she s growing old,
T - is for the tears she shed to save me,
H - is for her heart of purest gold,
E - is for here eyes, with love-light shining,
R - means right, and right she ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me!
In order for constructive teaching and learning to take place,
students must be in an environment that is safe and conducive
to learning. We are confronted daily with situations that require
some kind of disciplinary action. Discipline shows children what
they have done wrong. It shows them how they have ownership of
the problem. It teaches them how to solve the problems they created
and leaves their dignity intact. Discipline uses logical
and realistic consequences. Students who experience logical and
realistic consequences learn that they have positive control over
their lives. They can make decisions and solve problems in an
appropriate manner. This is the goal of our discipline plan
and we have worked hard at enforcing it this year.
Please go over the School-Wide Discipline Plan with your child,
and especially page 31 of the Policy and Procedures Booklet
concerning threats and weapons.
It is critical to the successful closing of school.
Interim reports were sent home during the week of April 17th-
April 20th. If you received one, please contact your child's
teacher(s). It is vital that we work together to bring this school year
to a positive conclusion.
May is Teacher Appreciation Month and we have selected the week
of May 15-19 as "Teacher Appreciation Week". Please note the
planned activities on May's calendar of events. Remember your
child s teacher!
CLASSROOM NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
2nd grade - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performance 5/5/00
at the Pontchartrain Center. The students are so
excited about the upcoming end of the year events
such as Field Day and Crazy Hat Day but are still
busy working on Reading and Math skills.
3rd grade - All classes will attend a performance of Peter Pan
at East Jefferson on May 10th. May 17th, Mike Artell,
author and illustrator, will demonstrate drawing
techniques. Mrs. Arnold s class is enjoying writing and
receiving letters from their pen pals in Rockvale, TN
The students are writing and illustrating books. The
class will have a spelling bee from the year s list
words. They are learning how to read and write
advertisements. Mrs. Jones class will be reading and
discussing chapter books in literature circles. They
are also using the Accelerated Reader Program to take
some book tests. Mrs. Prater s students have been
learning how to make outlines before writing a
paragraph or story. This helps them to organize their
thoughts and not to repeat things. Mrs. Rodgers
class completed Spring DRA tests with good results.
Mrs. Williams students are working on fractions in
Math. The children are doing a good job of exploring
and finding objects divided into equal parts. Also,
the DRA results are showing much improvement in reading
comprehension skills. Mrs. Wakefield s students are
working on 2 digit multiplication in math. They have
just completed lessons on writing instructions in
English. They have learned a lot about nutrition in
Science. Results from Spring DRA tests show that this
class has many above average readers! Congratulations
to all students who continue to work hard, and thanks
to parents for all your help and cooperation.
4TH GRADE - Mrs. Coglaiti s class is working hard writing
persuasive letters to Governor Foster about the
teacher pay raise issue. The class has been
discussing reasons why teachers should get a
pay raise. Mrs. Taulli and Mrs. Coglaiti s
students are anticipating the results of the LEAP
test. A field trip has been scheduled for those
students who have passed the LEAP test. More
information will be sent at a later date. Donations
of candy are greatly needed to continue our class
reward system with the bucks. Please send one
bag of candy per child. A summer reading list will
be sent home. Please have your child select 3 titles
he/she will read over the summer. Have a great summer!
4H NEWS....The 4H exhibit day was held April 11th and the following
students won the opportunity to attend the 4H Skate
party and pizza party.
5th- Quintin Nard, Meaghan Valle, Dominique Webb, Tyesha
Brown, Opal Ovide, Mary Drumgold, Ashley Conner,
Marina Apostolakis, Crystal Dean, Tiffany Hamilton,
Khirey Walker, Gregory Ovide, Juanika Armstead,
Jillian Gibbs, Adam Ly, Justin Ruffin,
Desiree Richardson, Miar Parkman, and Eran Hawkins
6th-Courtney Parker, Lauren Valle, Renaldo Webb and
Thank you to Eran Hawkins,Desiree Richardson and Joshua Hawkins for the cake
they brought for teacher appreciation!
Sixth Grade - Congratulations are in order for Stuart Miller
who reported that he won a $500 US Savings bond for
writing a five hundred word essay for an Earth Day
Contest sponsored at Litton (Avondale Industrial
Where his father is a training manager).
Sixth graders are using the last month of school
to have their language skills and memories by
putting together a Memory Magazine. What a talented
Mrs. Spell s class completed the novel
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee. As an
extenuating activity Judge Ross LaDart will
visit to discuss his duties in our legal system.
On May 16th as a reward for graduating DARE, sixth
grade will attend a Zephyr s baseball game. Also,
May 24th, they will celebrate the end of school
with a picnic at Woodland West park. Only students
who have NOT broken the contract signed in January
will be allowed to participate in these activities.
Parents, please sign placement sheets even if you do not agree with your child?s
placement. Your child s teacher will contact you to make an appointment regarding
KINDERGARTEN AWARDS DAY
To celebrate a very successful first year of school, kindergarten
students will participate in an awards day program on Monday,
May 22nd. Details for the event will be sent home by
the Kindergarten teachers. The siblings of Kindergarten children
MUST be signed out by their parent/guardian in the office
and called down from their homeroom class if they are attending
the ceremony with their parents. IF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
ARRIVE LATE FOR THE PERFORMANCE THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO
PARTICIPATE! Please be on time to avoid disrupting the
program and your child missing out!
Participation in this ceremony does not mean that your child
will be promoted to the next grade!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
FRIDAY, May 26th is the students last day of school.
THURSDAY, May 25th and FRIDAY, May 26th are early dismissal
days, therefore students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 29TH is records day and students do not attend.
Report cards will be sent home with students on 5/26/00!
School Supply Lists/Uniform Lists for 2000-2001 will be not be included with the final report card. Financial obligation letters will be sent home with students by 5/19/00. A second notice will be INCLUDED IN THE REPORT CARD JACKET for those students that have not paid their financial charges/obligations IN PLACE of their report card.
You may pay for these obligations and pick up your child s report card no later than TUESDAY, June 6th. After June 6th, we will not issue report cards or accept
payment for charges because the account clerk needs to close out all of her records for the 1999-2000 school session by June 7th. Important Summer School information may be needed by some students.
INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBLE SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students in grades K-3 may attend the Summer Reading/Math
camp for remediation only. Students in grades 1-3 must
pass reading, English, and math to be promoted. There is no
summer school for promotion in grades 1-3.
Students in grades 4-6 must pass all five subjects to be promoted. If a 4-6 grade
child fails more than two promotional subjects he/she may attend summer school for
remediation but is NOT eligible for promotion. Grade 4 students who pass all five
subjects but fail the L.E.A.P. test may be required to attend summer school for
remediation as a condition of promotion. Parents will be notified of the L.E.A.P.
K-3 READING & MATH CAMP...
This year Woodland West Elementary is offering a reading and math camp for students
in grades K-3. We will have six teachers. There will be a maximum of ten children
in a class. Students will be recommended by their teachers
based on specified criteria:
1. Students considered for retention
2. Students with low test scores
3. Students weak in language and math skills
Sixty students will be selected from grades K-3 and a
waiting list will be established.
Transportation will not be provided and parents will have
to agree to bring students and pick them up. The camp
will begin June 5th - June 30th. The hours will be
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students may be selected for
reading and math or just one of the subjects. Since the
extended year program is only four weeks, students must
be in attendance everyday and must arrive on time. If
students accumulate excessive absences or tardies they will
be dropped from the program and a student from the waiting
list will take his/her place. Parents of selected students
WILL be notified by written notice and telephone. This is a free
program, therefore, please take advantage of this opportunity.
It will be necessary for parents to sign a Camp Contract.
The summer school sites for students in elementary school
for Grades 4-8 will be MARRERO MIDDLE and for grades 6-8
Registration dates are: June 6TH and June 7TH at
the summer school sites
Registration fees are: $80.00 per repeat subject
(maximum of 2 courses)
Textbooks are $25.00 per book(deposit required).
Permission slips and final report cards are required in
order to register.
All fourth grade students took the state mandated
L.E.A.P. test. When scores are received, parents will be
notified of the results. Since passing the L.E.A.P. test
is part of the promotional policy for Jefferson Parish
students, parents will be notified if students will be
required to receive remediation in order to be promoted to
the next grade. Each child's records will be reviewed by
a committee and you will be notified of the committee's
As you know, Woodland West Elementary is what is known as a
"freeze school". That means that our enrollment reaches a freeze
level in certain grades and we are no longer able to accept students in
those grades. This affects new students as well as presently enrolled students.
Students who attended Woodland West for 2000-01 school year and who
plan to return next year, must be in attendance on the first two
days of school. If they are a "no show" on those days, they will lose their place
on the roll. That spot will then be given to a new student on the waiting list.
If your child is not in attendance on day one and day two and you have not called the
school to tell us why, we will assume that the child is a drop. If your child comes
in on day three and the enrollment in that grade is frozen, your child will be sent
to one of our overflow schools and transportation will be provided by the Jefferson
Parish Public School System.
Please understand that limited openings will be available for the
1999-2000 school year and registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.
Overflow students will attend either Gretna #2 Kindergarten, Gretna Park Elementary,
Mc#26 or St. Ville. It is critical that returning students show up on the first day
of school or that parents call and notify us that the child will be returning and when.
Registration for Kindergarten and NEW students for 2000-01 school year
will be held AUGUST 7, 8, AND 9TH 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The first day of school is August 21st for grades 1-6.
We will do staggered entry for Kindergarten.
Only students with completed registration packets will
be guaranteed a place for next school year. A complete
packet consists of your child's ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE,
TWO PROOFS OF RESIDENCE, IMMUNIZATION RECORDS, and his/her
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. Proof of residence must be
in the parent/guardian s name. Affidavits will not be
accepted for the 2000-01 school session. Custody
papers must be provided at the time of registration and
it must be legal documentation such as Court appointed
custody. Cox cable bills will not be accepted as
proof of residence. We must have a current bill
such as a Louisiana Gas Service or Entergy utility bill.
If you have just recently moved and you have an act
of sale, purchase agreement or lease agreement, this
WILL be accepted until you receive your first utility bill.
A test date will be assigned in August. It is imperative that
you bring your child in on time on that date. Late arrivals will be
re-scheduled and a place for your child cannot be guaranteed.
I M P O R T A N T...
UP DATE EMERGENCY CARD INFORMATION
If you have had a change of address it is extremely important
that you up-date your child's emergency card information.
This information on your child will be changed in the computer
and we must have current information. Report cards will be mailed
to those students that do not attend school on Friday, May 26th and it is
important that we have the correct address in our computer.
Each summer we receive approximately 100 report cards from the mailman due
to the wrong mailing address for students.
Charge letters are being sent home daily. NO CHARGES WILL
BE ALLOWED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.
If there is a problem, or if someone is in need of help,
contact Ms. Abadie in the cafeteria @ 366-1311.
Field Day will be held on May 12, 2000. The students will be able
to participate in several team events. It will be held in one
session from 9:15 - 11:00 a.m. The faculty/6th grade students
will have their softball game in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m. STUDENTS MAY WEAR THEIR FIELD DAY TEAM SHIRT
AND UNIFORM SHORTS/PANTS.
The students are looking forward to this event. It is a team
effort and will allow students to show-off their skills that
they have learned all year. It is also a time to show good
NAMES TO REMEMBER AND NUMBERS TO KNOW
DOLORES M. CARDON....................................PRINCIPAL
KAREN DOYLE..............................ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
CONNIE GRAY...............................GENERAL CLERK
STACY DUPONT..............................GENERAL CLERK
JUANITA LEMOINE...........................ACCOUNT CLERK
CINDY THOMPSON............................SOCIAL WORKER #366-8171
CHERYL ABADIE..........................ASSISTANT MANAGER #366-1311
GWENN ROBINSON........................CHILD CARE DIRECTOR #366-4687
CINDY PUSATERI ............................P.T.O. #362-7892
SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBER: 366-5308
PLEASE KEEP THIS INFORMATION HANDY FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
The following students were recognized as Students of the Month for April
with a pizza lunch in our school cafeteria.
K - Roqueisha Walker, Jarrin Harris, Imana Richardson,
Ronnie Williams, Kathy Vo, Kya Keller
1st grade-Jumanne Williams, Michael Bernard, Haley Trehern,
Dwanyell Henry, Iyad Mardi
2nd grade- Davon Jackson, Carlos Fleming, Phylicia Walker
Phuong Huynh, Miranda Roy, Freddricka Watts
3rd grade- Bennett Davis, Corey Bullard, Dung Dang, Kenneth Jefferson
4th grade- Brittany McGee, Chih Chou, Aaron Frazier, Brionne Lastrape
5th grade- Eloise McGee, Ana Danos, Linda Huynh
6th grade- Tonray Hilliard, Kerionne Boudreaux, Mitrell Osirio,
Brandon Brooks, Alvin Walker
TEACHER: Mrs. Oser ASSISTANT: Mrs. Bourg
KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST 2000-2001
1 PACK OF PAPER PLATES
2 BOXES OF KLEENEX TISSUE
1 BOX OF FREEZER ZIPLOC BAGGIES
2 BOXES OF WET WIPES
1 PACK OF POST IT NOTES
1 PACK CONSTRUCTION PAPER
1 TABLET DRAWING PAPER
2 PAIR OF FISKARS SCISSORS (BLUNT)
2 BOTTLES OF GLUE
1 COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK
2 BOXES LARGE CRAYONS, 8 PACK
2 BOXES SMALL CRAYONS, 16 PACK
2 PACKS OF JUMBO PENCILS (SHARPENED)
2 PACKS REGULAR NUMBER 2 PENCILS (SHARPENED)
PLASTIC SLEEPING MAT - (1" THICK, FOUR FOLD MAT)
1 PACKAGE OF PLAY DOUGH 4 COUNT, PRIMARY COLORS)
1 MANUSCRIPT TABLET
4 SOLID COLOR PLASTIC, POCKET FOLDERS; NO BRADS
2 ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS
1 PACK OF WHITE LUNCH BAGS
1 PACK OF BAND AIDS
CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT* PLACED IN ZIPLOC BAG AND LABEL WITH CHILD?S NAME
*Only send extra clothes if you feel your child may need them
PLEASE BRING THE ABOVE SUPPLIES TO SCHOOL WITH YOU ON THE DAY THAT YOU BRING YOUR CHILD TO BE TESTED.
WOODLAND WEST WOODLAND WEST
FIRST GRADE SECOND GRADE
SUPPLY LIST 2000-2001 SUPPLY LIST 2000-2001
1-PENCIL SHARPENER 1- WASHABLE WATER COLOR PAINT
1-BOX OF WATER COLORS 1-BOX WASHABLE MARKERS (8 COLOR)
1-BOX OF BANDAIDS 1- BOX OF BANDAIDS
5-FOLDERS (PURPLE, YELLOW, RED, BLUE, ORANGE) 2- LGE PKGS LOOSE LEAF PAPER
2- 8 OZ. ELMER S GLUE 4- PLASTIC FOLDERS WITH POCKETS
4-PRIMARY TABLETS 1 BOX OF ZIPLOC GALLON BAGS (BOYS)
1-BOX STANDARD SIZE PENCILS SHARPENED 1 PK LARGE PAPER PLATES (BOYS)
2 ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS 1 BOX OF ZIPLOC BAGS (GIRLS)
8 PACKS OF CRAYONS (8 OR 16 ONLY) 1 PACK OF BROWN PAPER BAGS (GIRLS)
2 PACKS OF CONSTRUCTION PAPER 2 8 OZ. OF BOTTLE GLUE
1 PAIR OF FISKARS BLUNT SCISSORS 1 PKG MULTICOLOR CONST. PAPER
1 PACK OF PAPER PLATES 2 BOXES CRAYONS (24 TO BOX)
1 BOX OF KLEENEX 1 DOZ. PENCILS
6 MARBLE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS 1 PAIR SCISSORS (FISKARS
PENCIL TOP ERASERS LAST THE LONGEST)
1 PACK OF POST-IT NOTES (3 X 3) 1 PLASTIC SUPPLY BOX (SMALL ONE)
2 BOXES OF WET WIPES 2 BOXES OF KLEENEX (LARGE ONE)
1 BOX OF ZIPLOC BAGS (QUART SIZE) 2 ROLL PAPER TOWELS
1 PLASTIC INDEX CARD BOX 8 BLACK MARBLE NOTEBOOKS(NOT SPIRAL)
2 PACKS OF INDEX CARDS (3 X 5) 1 LARGE PINK ERASER
3 PACKAGES OF INDEX CARDS
1 ZIPPERED PENCIL CASE (LARGE) 1 PACK POST IT NOTES
1 PLASTIC SHOE BOX 1 FILE BOX WITH ABC DIVIDERS
2 BOXES OF MARKERS (8 COUNT CRAYOLA) 2 RED PENS
1 ROLL TRANSPARENCY TAPE
1 WOODLAND WEST STUDENT PLANNER
THE ABOVE SUPPLIES ARE POOLED TOGETHER IN THE CLASS AND
USED BY ALL STUDENTS. THE SUPPLIES ARE CONSUMED AND
CANNOT BE RETURNED.
LABEL ALL SUPPLIES - REPLENISH SUPPLIES AS NEEDED -
STUDENTS NEED TO COME TO SCHOOL DAILY WITH NECESSARY SUPPLIES
EACH STUDENT IS ASKED TO BRING IN $5.00 TO BE USED FOR ANY
INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES AS NEEDED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
WOODLAND WEST WOODLAND WEST
THIRD GRADE FOURTH GRADE
SUPPLY LIST 2000-01 SUPPLY LIST 2000-01
1 BOX OF BANDAIDS WOODLAND WEST STUDENT PLANNER (mandatory)
8 OZ. ELMER'S GLUE $5.00 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLY FEE
1 PAIR OF SCISSORS (BLUNT) 1-SMALL PENCIL SHARPENER
1 PKG. MULTICOLORED CONSTRUCTION PAPER 1-PAIR OF SCISSORS
2 LARGE BOXES OF KLEENEX 1-WHITE GLUE 8 OZ
2 ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS 1-PK OF 9x12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER
2 LARGE PACKS OF LOOSELEAF PAPER 1-PK OF 300 LOOSE LEAF PAPER
2 POCKET FOLDERS SHARPENED PENCILS
10 MARBLE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS 1-RULER (INCH/METRIC)
1 BOX OF CRAYONS (16 OR 24) 1-LARGE BOX OF KLEENEX
1 MANILA FOLDER 2-LARGE ROLLS OF PAPER TOWEL
2 PACKS OF PENCILS 1-BOX OF CRAYONS (24 count)
1 BOX OF ZIPLOC SANDWICH BAGS 1 - PACK OF BABY WIPES
SUPPLY BOX NO BIGGER THAN 5 « X 8 « FOLDERS WITH POCKETS & BRADS:
2 PACKS OF CAP ERASERS One of each color; red, yellow
1 PACK BROWN PAPER BAGS Purple, green, dark blue
6 BOOK COVERS 1 - PACK OF RED ERASABLE PENS
NO LOOSE LEAF BINDERS
WOODLAND WEST STUDENT PLANNER
$5.00 Instruction Supply Fee
FIFTH GRADE WOODLAND WEST
SUPPLY LIST 2000-01 SIXTH GRADE
SUPPLY LIST 2000-01
1-SCHOOL BOX (optional)GENERAL: 2-PACKS LOOSE LEAF PAPER
1-BOX OF CRAYONS OR MARKERS 200 SHEETS EACH
1-PAIR OF SCISSORS 6-MANILA FOLDERS (DO NOT
1-BOTTLE OF GLUE 6-POCKET FOLDERS WRITE ON)
1-12 INCH RULER With the brads (prongs)
1-PACK OF CONSTRUCTION PAPER 3-ERASABLE INK PENS
1-PENCIL CASE (BLACK)
1-POCKET DICTIONARY 2-PKS.#2 WOODEN PENCILS
1-PACK INDEX CARDS (LINED/BLANK) (No mechanical pencils
1 SMALL PENCIL SHARPENER and dark print please)
1 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK 2-PKS. MARKERS (1-thick,1-thin)
1-BOX OF ZIPLOC SANDWICH BAG CLEAR PLASTIC PROTRACTOR
*A large supply of pencils (Half circle)
*A large supply of looseleaf (2-500 packs) 1-PACK OF GRAPH PAPER
*Several pens, blue-black-red (1/4 thick not scientific)
BOYS - 1 box of Kleenex PAPER BACK DICTIONARY
2 rolls of paper towels 1-PAIR SCISSORS(BLUNT)
GIRLS - 2 boxes of Kleenex 1-PACK CONSTRUCTION PAPER
1 roll of paper towels TRACING PAPER
Supplies by subject... 2-BOXES OF KLEENEX
2-ROLLS PAPER TOWELS
READING-1 PURPLE POCKET FOLDER W/BRADS 1-LARGE BOTTLE GLUE
1 MARBEL COMPOSITION BOOK 1-INEXPENSIVE CALCULATOR
1 Manila FOLDER 6-MARBLE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK
LANGUAGE ARTS - 1 BLUE POCKET FOLDER W/BRADS 2-RED PEN
2 MARBEL COMPOSITION BOOKS, 1 RED PENCIL 2-PKS. OF INDEX CARDS
OR 1 RED ERASABLE PEN, 2 Manila FOLDERS 10-INDIVIDUAL BAND-AIDS
SOCIAL STUDIES - 2 RED POCKET FOLDER W/BRADS NO WHITE OUT
MATH - 1 YELLOW POCKET FOLDER W/BRADS NOTE: BRING PAPER, PENCILS,
SCIENCE - 1 GREEN POCKET FOLDER W/BRADS PENS, INDEX CARDS TO SCHOOL
ONLY AS NEEDED. NO PLASTIC
TUBS, INSUFFICIENT SPACE
1" BINDER (LANGUAGE 3 DIVIDERS/
$2.00 WOODLAND WEST STUDENT PLANNER $2.00 W.WEST STUDENT PLANNER
$5.00 Instructional Supply Fee $5.00 Instructional Supply