Mad Science Fall 2017

By popular demand, MAD SCIENCE will be BACK AT WOODSIDE! Starting in January, kids can explore an all new theme – SPY ACADEMY!!!

Register to attend at


Topics Covered:

  • Forensics!
  • Chromatography!
  • Secret Codes!
  • Deduction! And much more!

Details: Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Class Dates: 6 week program – Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2018

Cost: $113.00, or register ONLINE by 1/2/18 to receive an automatic discount!!

  • Appropriate for students in K – 5th grade
  • All classes held on site. Classes will be split as needed.
  • All classes include cool take home items.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018

Click here for the flyer: Woodside Mad Science Fall 2017

Daisy Troop 11179 Book Drive

Book Drive for Low-Income School

Daisy Troop 11179 (Woodside 5K)  is organizing a Book Drive to help build home libraries for the students of Green Bay Avenue elementary school, located in Milwaukee.   The drive will run from November 13th through December 14th.  Bins will be placed in each Woodside Elementary classroom to drop off books.  All gently used children books for ages 3-12 are appreciated.  The books will be delivered to the students before the holiday break.

Click here to view the Book Drive Flyer

Culver’s Night – November 2017


It is that time again! Join your friends and neighbors for the upcoming Woodside Family Night at Culver’s in Sussex! We had a FABULOUS turn out earlier last year, raising HUNDREDS of DOLLARS for Home & School!

If you visit Culver’s on November 14th or 15th and present them with the coupon below when you order, 10% of the purchase will go to Woodside Home & School!!

When is it?

  • Tuesday, November 14 — 1st, 3rd and 5th grades
  • Wednesday, November 15 — 5K, 2nd and 4th grades
    (Can’t make your grade’s night? Come on the other one!)

You can go at any time of the day on November 14th or 15th! However, Woodside Staff will be serving meals from 4:30-8:00 PM on both days.

Where is it?

W249 N6620 State Road 164, Sussex
(262) 820-9592

This fundraiser cannot be much simpler:

  1. Click on the coupon below
  2. PRINT IT!
  3. Go to Culver’s
  4. Present the cashier with your coupon and: 10% of your order will go to Woodside Home & School
  5. Enjoy a night out with your family!

Remember: Bring your Coupon or Woodside Home & School will not receive credit for your visit!


Marcus Movie Fundraiser Fall 2017

Marcus Movie Fundraiser is Underway!

Complete some holiday shopping before Black Friday this year- and support Woodside Home & School! Tickets, gift cards*, and gift certificates are on sale now through November 21st.

There are three ways to get FREE stuff:
1. Get a $5 snack cash coupon with each purchase of a $25 gift card.
2. Get a $3 snack cash coupon with every two tickets purchased.
3. Get 2 free tickets with every order of $300 or more.

Orders may be submitted via email or sent into school. All orders, as well as checks (made payable to “Woodside Home & School”), are due on Tuesday, November 21st. Please make sure to include your child’s name and teacher with your order as it will come home with your child on Wednesday, November 29th.

Please contact Jennifer Bestor at or (262) 497-6426 to order, ask questions or make special arrangements for order pick-up.

* Gift cards can be used on FANDANGO.

Click to download order form

2017/2018 School Store Now Open

School Store Now Open!

The school store will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 11:15-12:30.   It will officially open October 30th.  Below are the hours the store will be open for each individual grade.

Grade Monday Wednesday
5th 11:15-11:30 11:15-11:30
K 11:15-11:45 11:15-11:45
4th 11:45-12:00 11:45-12:00
3rd 11:45-12:15 11:45-12:15
1st 12:10-12:15 No Store
2nd No Store 12:10-12:15


Girls on the Run

Attention Parents of 3rd-5th grade Girls!

We are looking for 2 parent coaches for a new program at Woodside called Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run is a national program that teaches girls Empowerment, Responsibility, Intentionality, Diversity, Connectedness, Joy, Optimism, Gratitude, Nurturing, Healthy, Open-hearted, Compassion.

As a coach you require no experience as a teacher or a runner! You are provided with a scripted curriculum. Just bring your enthusiasm!

If you would like more information please send a message to Lisa Hauser at

November 2017 Teacher Refreshments

November Teacher Dinners – 11/20

Monday, November 20th

We are also planning a pizza & salad dinner for the teachers during parent/teacher conferences on Monday, November 20th.

NEW for this dinner we are also asking for monetary donations to go toward the cost of the pizza. If you would like to contribute, please send money in an envelope, clearly labeledHome & School Pizza Money Donation – 11/20 Dinner, in your child’s folder by Tuesday, November 13th. Any amount helps, thank you!

We also need your help with making or buying food & supplies and assistance with set-up and clean-up for this meal.

You can sign up to volunteer in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Alison Coulis and she can sign you up manually.

If you have any further questions, please contact Alison Coulis  at or (262)510-4311.

Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week 2017

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in schools each year as part of drug abuse prevention initiatives. At Woodside, we celebrate Red Ribbon Week by focusing on healthy lifestyle choices. Students will be discussing the KEYS to a healthy life that are related to the theme “Your Future is Key, So Stay Healthy!” Please make a note of the following theme days for next week (October 23-27):

K: Keep Moving—we will discuss the importance of exercise for good health
Students are invited to wear athletic/team apparel

E: Eat Healthy Foods—we will discuss healthy eating habits
Students are invited to bring a healthy snack

Y: You Matter—we will discuss how our emotional health (feeling good about ourselves) is part of our overall wellness

S: Sleep—we will discuss the importance of getting enough sleep to keep ourselves healthy and able to do our best in school
Students are invited to wear their pajamas

Students are invited to wear red in recognition of Red Ribbon Week

Box Tops Context: October 2017

New Box Tops contest running now through Monday Oct 23!

Box Tops are small rectangles found on hundreds of product packages – see here (see attached) for a product list. Each Box Top is worth $.10 for our school, but only if it is intact and not expired. Cut off your Box Tops and turn them in for the coordinators to count and submit. Last year we made over $1600 for Woodside!

Time for a Box Tops Double Drawing Contest!

Drawing #1: Count out Box Tops in quantities of 10, and put into a small plastic sandwich baggie. With a Sharpie, write your child’s name on the baggie & the number “10”, and turn the baggie into the office. Each baggie of 10 Box Tops is an entry into this drawing for several small prizes.

Drawing #2: If you have 50 Box Tops, enter to win one of five larger prizes! Put 50 Box Tops in a single small baggie, with a Sharpie write your child’s name and the number “50” on the baggie, and turn it into the office. Each baggie of 50 Box Tops is an entry into this drawing for a few larger prizes.

Any baggies not clearly marked will be put in Drawing #1. Have a “bonus certificate” that is more than 50 Box Tops? If it expires in 2018 or later, feel free to keep it for the next contest. But if it expires in 2017, please turn those in now. Any questions not answered? Email co-coordinator Nina Wagner at

CONTEST ENDS MONDAY OCTOBER 23! Turn in those Box Tops now, and may the odds be ever in your favor!