Woodruff Elementary School
950 W 600 S
Logan, UT 84321
All students enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible for free breakfast starting at 7:30 am each day.
To apply for free/reduced lunch or to check your student's balance go to the Parent Info tab.
2-Thur.- 7pm "A Minion Reasons to Help Kensy" Fundraiser
3- Fri.- No School
13-14-Mon. & Tue.- Parent/Teacher Conferences & Book Fair
14-Tues.- 1/2 Day Dismiss @ Noon (NO KINDERGARTEN)
15-17-Wed.-Fri.- NO SCHOOL
21-Tues.- Picture Retakes
22-Wed.- Reflections DUE
24.-Fri.- EVACUATION DRILL
Principal's Monthly Message
Welcome to October! For me one of the best parts about living in Utah is the changing seasons. I love living in a place where there is so much variety in the seasons and we are able to experience them without having to travel. I have lived in other areas where it is summer all year and while some days in the middle of February I wish for that climate again, I quickly realize that if I had it that way I would miss out on all of the fun winter sports that I am interested in.
Being here at Woodruff during these changes is exciting as well because our students get excited about the changes and the activities that they get to be involved in as the year progress. I have found myself reflecting each day on what things I have done, am doing or can do to help them to make these transitions well and how to help them to be happy during these transitions in school, not just the ones due to the climate.
One transition that has happened for me is getting to work with each grade. I have always been focused on one grade and now I get to focus on seven! Pre-school to Fifth Grades all do things a little different and also a little the same. There are so many different disciplines for our teachers to become experts in and they do it every year! One thing that is hard as a parent is to also become that new expert each year and for multiple grades, because your kids are in more than just one grade often times. I have found this with helping out my own children in our house. This often happens when I sit down to help them with homework or other school projects.
I want to make the grade level transitions and homework as easy as I can for you. In order to do this we are always evaluating if we are sticking to the time limits set forth for homework by the school board. We also want to make sure that they are getting the extra practice in the different areas that they need to practice in. In order to help you to help your students I have put a link on our website at http://woodruffwildcats.weebly.com. It says homework helps. As the year progress more helpful sites may appear, however Kahn academy and the Go Math materials are there to help you help your student. If your student ever says, “That isn’t the way that my teacher did it.” Then you simply say, ‘Mr. Holmgren told all parents that there is more than one way to understand and solve a problem.’
With these helps I hope that you can feel confident in helping your students and know that I will support you in the help that you give. If you ever have a question that I can help you with don’t hesitate to send me a email or give me a call. Thanks again for all that you do as parents!