Staff Appreciation Week 2016

Staff Appreciation Week is May 2nd-6th, we are looking for volunteers to donate gifts and food, as well as volunteers to set up and refresh food for this week long event. Please log onto our Woodside Volunteer Spot page to volunteer or make a donation –

Please contact coordinators with questions.

Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Week Coordinators

Kristin Dhein

Jessica Bruss

Here are some photos from last years Staff Appreciation Week!

Flabbergast Passes and Marcus Tickets On Sale Now Through March 21st!

Spring Break is almost here – so now is the perfect time to pick-up your Marcus tickets or a Flabber 5 Pass for those upcoming days off of school!!  There is no expiration date and no black-out dates, so stock up now and also help support Woodside Home & School.   All order forms and checks made payable to Woodside Home and School should be forwarded to school by Monday, March 21st, for delivery via kid mail on Wednesday, March 23rd.

NEW THIS YEAR – You can also visit us at the Scholastic Book Fair on Monday, March 21st, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and pick up your Marcus tickets or Flabber 5 Pass while also shopping for great books!  We’ll see you there!

Here are the order forms:

Please contact Jen Bestor at or 262-497-6426 with questions on the Marcus passes or Christine Kearney at or 262-372-4107 with questions on the Flabbergast passes.

Spring Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair: Peace, Love, BOOKS!

Get your reading grove on with our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. We will have a wide variety of books for kids (and kids at heart) of all ages. We hope you can come help celebrate the love of reading by visiting the book fair with your student between Monday, March 21 and Thursday, March 24 in the LGA.

A Book Fair flyer should be coming home with your child the week of March 14 so please watch for that.

We need volunteers to help make this a success! Please look over the sign-up sheet on Volunteer Spot and choose a time slot that works best for you.

Thank you!

February Box Tops Contest Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Hanrahan’s class! They are the big winners in the Box Tops/Labels for Education contest by bringing in 749 items. They win new indoor recess fun stuff! The whole second grade rocked this time with the most submissions. Thank you so much!

A special shout out to Ms. Simonsen’s 3rd grade class and Mr. Greenwald’s 4th grade class for turning in only unexpired box tops. Way to go eagle eyed students and parents!

In all, over 9000 Box Tops and Labels were turned in for this contest. Great job, and keep clipping to help Woodside!

New Afterschool Stage Stars Program Announced

Woodside Elementary and Afterschool Enrichment Solutions present:

Afterschool Stage Stars program with Professional Instruction

Have fun after school learning acting! Current research has shown a strong link between drama performance and academic performance in a variety of areas, including the language arts and mathematics. Also, drama experience has been proven to enhance children’s communication skills, motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.

Spring Session: 8 Classes on Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm. April 12 – May 31, 2016.

To sign up for Stage Stars, please visit

You will need to enter the class code WSE4.12.16 in order to register. Please register by March 29, 2016 for the early bird price of $110.

For further information, please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at 847-482-9999 or at

Click here to download the Stage Stars Flyer

Are you Ready for Summer?

Believe it or not, we are already starting to get inquiries from Summer Activity Planners!

Camp Invention has already announced a sale on their Summer Program. If you sign up before March 21 you can save $25. See this flyer for more info!

As the snow beings to thaw, it’s time to start thinking about SUMMER CAMP! If you are a parent and are looking for great summer activities, please visit the Woodside Home & School Summer Activities page. Do you know of area opportunities that you’d like to share with the community? Please forward any information to