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Dr. Suess is in the House

Monday, March 6th, 2017

To honor Dr. Suess and Read Across America Week,  Woodland Park staff and students will be celebrating reading the week of February 27 – March 3rd with some fun activities to encourage every child to get excited about reading!

We have the following activities planned for the week:

Monday:  Hop on Pop and Butter Battle  Students may wear a hat to school.  It can be a Dr. Suess hat, a carzy hat or a hat of any kind.  Mr. Strong will dress up as the Cat in the Hat and read one of the above stories to your child’s class.  Students will get a Hop on Pop treat.

Tuesday:  I Can Read with My eyes Shut:  Students will buddy read with another class.

Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday  Students wear clothes all mixed up!  Shirts can be backwards or inside out! Children will also be called something other than their name for the day! (name tags with space for the chiild’s new name will be provided)

Thursday: I’m Not Going to Get Up Today and a Great Day For Up  Students will wear approiate pajamas and slippers to school.

Friday:  The Lorax:  Kindrgarteners may bring a stuffed animal, while older students may bring a pillow to school.  Children will watch  a video of the cartoon version of the Lorax on You Tube.  Students will get to eat some “truffula seeds.”

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Kindergarten and Their 4th Grade Reading Buddies

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Mrs. Dahlkoetter’s Kindergarten class has paired up with Mr. Anderson’s fourth graders as Buddy Readers.  The fourth graders come into the kindergarten class and read books to the kindergarteners.  This has been a great opportunity to make a connection in the school between younger and older peers but also a great introduction into reading listening to the fourth graders.  Now the kindergartens are diving into Accelerated Reading with their fourth grade buddies’ help. 100_5532 100_5533 100_5535 100_5531




100 Days of School Celebrated By Students

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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In Kindergarten, we made 100 day crowns, wrote and made ourselves at 100 years old, counted 100 fruit loops and made them into necklaces with the help of Mr. Strong.  We also build structures using 100 cups, and counted to 100 by 1s and 10s.


Mayor Visits 4th Grade

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Mayor Moenning came to visit with our 4th graders to tell us about his job as mayor of Norfolk.



PTO Game Night

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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Woodland Park’s family night was a huge success!  We had 240 people attend! Woodland Park was able to give away approximately 200 books.  Thank you all for spending your evening with us even though we had such bad weather.




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We Kahoot Do you?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Global Kahoot Challenge in Mrs. Groninger’s 3rd grade!


One our favorite activities to practice the skills we learn is to play Kahoot each week. Kahoot is an multiple choice quiz run in real time. We decided to “take it up a notch” by challenging another class in our district. We asked Mrs. Coffin’s 3rd grade class from Grant Elementary to play us. However, Mickie Mueller, NPS Educational Technology Facilitator, raised the bar even higher for us. She invited Kahoot Steph to play also. Steph works for Kahoot and is charge of “teacher happiness” and she works in London, England. Using webcams we were able to play a global Kahoot about figurative language. After the Kahoot, each class had the opportunity to ask Kahoot Steph questions about England. It was definitely a highlight of our school year. It also won’t be the last time with play Kahoot with Mrs. Coffin’s class or Kahoot Steph!

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Canned Food Donated

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Our students were collecting canned goods to give as a donation to the Salvation Army.  Our goal was set at 400 items and we collected 623 items.  We hit our goal and even surpassed it!  Way to go!  The top three classes  were :  1st place Mrs. Blum’s class with 113 items, 2nd place Mrs. Heppner’s class with 97 items, and 3rd place ended with a tie between Mrs. Berner’s and Mrs. Jones’ classes with 73 items.   We have a great group of fantastic and generous students.  Thank you for bringing in your food items for donation!



Multicultural Day

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Multicutural Day speakers were:  Beto Silva, Karen Drevo, Tanya, Kristi and Faith Heck, Bret Lee and girls from the Nebraska Christian School in Central City with Nate Musgrave.  The girls came from Kenya, South Korea, Vietnam and Thialand.  We also played musical chairs.   We will also have a sing a long in the gym later today in the gym.  Merry Christmas to you all!!


High School Jazz Band and Show Choir Assembly

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The High School Jazz Band and Show Choir performed for us this afternoon.  Singing, dancing and fun.  Among the groups were 4 former Woodland Park students.  Elliot Brummond, Madellyn Meier, Drew McKellips, and Clayton Spray.

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Free Throw Contest

Monday, December 19th, 2016

31 students participated in the Norfolk Elks Lodge Free Throw Contest on Thursday, December 15th at Woodland Park.

Winners are:

Skylar Indra 8-9 Girls
Connor Heiderman 8-9 Boys
Kaden Russell 10-11 Boys
These three will compete on January 14, 2017 at the Northeast College gym.


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