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Principal Jackson's Summer Letter to Woodlin Community, August 2019
Find out our fall enrollment numbers, classes, new staff and back to school dates. 

Pest Management, May 2019
This letter details pest management at Woodlin this month.

WIZARD NEWS -- May, 2019
Read about the upcoming Spring Fair, Olympic Day, Junior Achievement Day, and test anxiety tips, as well as what students are doing in every grade.

WIZARD NEWS -- April, 2019 
 Learn about Homework Hotline Live -- free after school homework help. Learn test anxiety soothers from Mrs. Scott's Home & School Connection column. Find out what students in each grade are learning this month. 

 WIZARD NEWS -- March, 2019 
March topics: what does respect look like? Student pedestrian safety. SCIENCE: Grade K, classify animals by features; Grade 1, landforms and earth changes; Grade 2, investigate habitats; Grade 3, explore biomes; Grade 5, brightness of stars and how earth's rotation determines constellation that we see. Grade 4: compare and contrast first- and second-hand accounts of the same science event.

WIZARD NEWS -- February 2019 
Mr. Jackson gives us some great reminders about arrival, dismissal and safety practices. Read all about it! Gravitational forces, animal habitats, and important African-Americans in history are just a few things our students are learning this month. 

 WIZARD NEWS -- December 2018 
In this newsletter, find out what each grade is doing in December, such as: Kindergarten is working on re-telling and sequencing stories, and engaging in a gingerbread unit. Read Ms. Scott's tips on motivating your children at home for doing their best in school. Learn how Woodlin fared on the new Maryland Report Card (see Mr. Jackson's letter and the URL.) 

WIZARD NEWS -- November 2018
In this newsletter, find out who on staff is best to contact for certain kinds of information, how we use flexible groupings as a teaching strategy, and what is being taught this month in various grades.  

WOODLIN WIZARD NEWS -- October 2018 
In this newsletter, you'll find out the answer to your questions: "What is my child learning and doing in his/her grade in different subjects? How are they learning? What are examples of activities my child is doing in school?" 


Weather Emergencies and Cancellations

If weather causes delays or early releases from school, here is what you need to know. 


One Hour Morning Delay:  School doors open at 9:40 a.m. Bus will run on a one-hour delay. Example: if your child's bus pick up is usually 8:00 a.m., then your bus pick up would be 9:00 a.m.

Two Hour Morning Delay: School doors open at 10:40 a.m. Bus will run on a two-hour delay.

Early Afternoon Dismissal: MCPS determines weather related early dismissal by 11:00 a.m. When MCPS makes a decision to release school early due to weather conditions, it announces the time that schools will dismiss. Dismissal from Woodlin will run accordingly. 

After School Activities and Community Activities at Schools: Please listen to news announcements for the County decision and check the County website. 

How to find out if MCPS has delayed school or will dismiss early:



June 13, 2018 
2017 Individual School Progress Report 

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has posted the results of the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and the High School Assessments on the Maryland Report Card ( website.  Click here to view Woodlin 2017 School Progress Report located under the “Reports” tab.

Parents/guardians, if you would like to receive the report in Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, or Vietnamese, please contact the Main Office at 240-740-2820. 

Woodlin Cares

Send in Your Snider’s Receipts

Did you know for every receipt we collect, Snider’s donates 1% back to Woodlin PTA? Send all Snider’s receipts (greater than $5 and neatly folded in an envelope please) with your kid in backpack mail or drop them off in the Snider’s receipts box in the mailroom. Help us beat our goal of $100,000 in Snider’s Receipts!


Montgomery County Public Schools revised the elementary school grading system a couple of years ago. According to the MCPS website, "The revisions are designed to more clearly convey student learning and provide additional information about learning skills or work habits. The change reflects input from parents, school staff, and community." 
To summarize:
--Students in Grades 2-5 will have A, B, C, D grades.
--Kindergarten students will get a report card four times (instead of twice) per year.
--Includes overall subject grade (in addition to the end-of-year average and measurement topics per marking period).
--Includes reporting of key learning skills.
Click here for a link to the information on the MCPS website.

Scoring Guide for Assignments, Grades K-1

Grade Descriptor
P Evidence shows complete understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Errors do not impact understanding.
I Evidence shows incomplete understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Errors impact understanding.
N Evidence shows minimal understanding and use of grade-level concepts.
Critical errors impact understanding.

Scoring Guide for Assessments, Grades 2-5

Old Grade New Grade Descriptor
ES      A Evidence demonstrates full understanding of content, concept, or skill. 
Errors or omissions are absent or do not impact understanding.
S B Evidence demonstrates general understanding of content, concept or skill with some support.
Errors or omissions may impact understanding.
P C Evidence demonstrates some understanding of content, concept, or skill with some support.
Errors or omissions impact understanding.
N D Evidence demonstrates limited or minimal understanding of content, concept and skill with significant support.
Errors or omissions are critical and impact understanding.


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