Woodlawn Community School


April 3rd, 2009

Reminders for the Month of April


  • Wednesday, April 1. 2009 is Report Card Pick-Up Day. This is an non-attendance day for elementary school students. Parents can puck up report cards from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. and again from 3:45pm – 6:15p.m.  Please limit your conferences to 15 minutes.  If you need additional conference time please schedule another appointment with your child’s  teacher.  Teachers will be on lunch break from 3:00 – 3:45pm and will not be available for report card distribution. Students may accompany their parents for report card distribution but they must remain with their parents in the building at all times.

  • Also there will a PTO table available in the foyer during report card pick up.  There will be important material there for all of our parents!
  • The all school field trip to Dance Chicago is Thursday, April 2, 2009.  Students will leave at 11:00 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m.
  • Spring Break will begin on Monday, April 6, 2009. Student should return to school on Monday, April 13, 2009.
  • Spring Picture will be taken on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.  Please send your child in their best outfit and brightest smile!
  • Woodlawn’s Local School Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Our all school field trip to Black Ensemble Theater (“The Boy Who Became Invisible”) on Friday, February 6, 2009 was rescheduled due to problems with the venue.  If you paid for the trip it has been rescheduled for Friday, April 24, 2009.  Also, the theater has offered all students that paid an additional free trip in May.
  • The school day ends at 2:45 p.m. Please make sure your child is picked up promptly.  There is no one on duty after 3:00 p.m. to supervise your child.  If your child has excessive (more than 10) late arrivals or late pickups they will be given a transfer to their neighborhood school at the end of the school year.

A student’s attitude is the most distinguishing mark of self.  Help each one to keep it positive!

March 4th, 2009

Reminders for the Month of March

Please note the following March dates:

  • All Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Monday, March 2, 2009 in observance of Casimir Pulaski Birthday.
  • ISAT Testing is Wednesday, March 4, 2009 through Thursday March 12, 2009.  ISAT Testing is only for third through sixth grade students.  Please make sure that your child is on time and present everyday for testing.
  • Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 8, 2009.  Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour.
  • Our Local School Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  Please plan to attend!
  • All Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Friday, March 27, 2009 for Professional Development Day.
  • There will be a free field trip the first week in April for students without any discipline referrals in the month of March.


March 4th, 2009

Real Men Read

Real Men Read is a simple program that has a huge impact. Men read to a classroom of kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, or 7th graders for one hour each month. On February 19, 2009, several men came to Woodlawn School to read to the kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th grade students.


September 3rd, 2008

Welcome Back Maroons!

Welcome to another exciting year at Woodlawn Community School. To our returning parents, you have always been our support. We will continue to rely on that support. To our new family members, we thank you for choosing Woodlawn and for entrusting your children to us. Education at Woodlawn is a dynamic and ongoing process. Therefore, we endeavor to keep education alive and exciting by frequently applying new and useful ideas. These ideas keep teaching and learning from becoming static. Our teachers are constantly learning new strategies to sharpen their craft.

March 6th, 2008

African Heritage Assembly


The African Heritage Assembly was held on Friday, February 28, 2008. There were performances from the following classrooms: Somalia – Mwalimu Williams, Kenya –Mwalimu Brown, and Mali – Mwalimu Stack. There were also performances by the Woodlawn Community School Band and Choir.

January 28th, 2008

Wooodlawn Community School – Spelling Bee

The Woodlawn Community School Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 24, 2008.

The following students were participants in the primary spelling bee:

  • Raven S.
  • Kaylah S
  • Destini W.
  • Caliph R.
  • Khalil S.
  • Rashad J.
  • Kareem W.
  • LaMonica S.
  • Paula C.

Rashad J. was the first place winner and Destini W. was the second place winner in the primary spelling bee. Caliph R. came in third place.


The following students were participants in the upper grade spelling bee:

  • Kristin S.
  • Joshua R.
  • Nikolise R.
  • Mariah B.
  • Marcus N.
  • Jeada M.
  • DeAndre J.
  • Candace B.
  • Jamaika S.

Candace B. was the first place winner and Kristin S. was the second place winner in the upper grade spelling bee. Joshua R. came in third place. Candace will represent Woodlawn Community School at the Area 15 Spelling Bee on February 8th.

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December 25th, 2007

The Kwanzaa Assembly


December 12th, 2007

Book Fair

The Book Fair has started and will continue until December 20, 2007. Please encourage your children to purchase books.


December 12th, 2007

Science Fair


The Woodlawn Community School Science Fair took place on Thursday, December 6, 2007.  Students from second thru sixth grade participated.

November 7th, 2007

Welcome To Woodlawn Community School


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