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Woodside Elementary School PTA to conduct fundraising events

Just SOME of the raffle prizes that will be up for grabs at the Spaghetti Dinner.  Photo courtesy of Woodside PTA Facebook Page.

The Woodside Elementary School PTA invites the community to a “Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser” on Friday evening, February 9th, and an online auction that begins on Friday, February 2nd.

Proceeds will support programs like 5th Grade Space Camp; Art Class; Pacific Science Center Bus Visit to School; Multicultural Night; Field Day; and much more!

Woodside Elementary students participate in science investigation: “The Old, The Bold, The Mold!”

Fourth-grader Alexandra Balan earned a gold star certificate and entry into district wide competition at the Innovation Expo on June 8. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Over 200 students and family members attended the annual Science Investigation event at Woodside Elementary School, and parents were amazed by the high quality production that went into the student tri-board displays as well as the high-level of thinking used in proving or disproving their research questions.

Woodside Elementary School celebrates diversity

Students joined a “grand parade” around the cafeteria and gym, waving their home countries’ flags, to the song “It’s a Small World.” Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Woodside Elementary School celebrated its second annual Multicultural Family Night on March 9th with over 400 students and family members. Students and their families learned cultural dances from around the world, made flags from their home country, tasted authentic food, learned greetings from different countries, and visited cultural displays designed by families.

Woodside Elementary kindergartners and staff celebrate the “big 100”

Woodside Kindergarten teachers, Liz Denning, Patty Josephson, Lauren Clements, Stacy Blenman, Dolly Gamlyn and Sylvia Rushton (not pictured) celebrating the 100th day of school.  Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

On the 100th day of school, kindergarten students at Woodside Elementary were shocked and delighted to see their teachers transform into 100-year-old ladies.

This day is especially important in kindergarten because of the alignment to the math Common Core State Standard: Count to 100 by ones and by tens,” explained Woodside Principal, Dr. Betty Cobbs.


Kinder Konnection, Kindered Hearts community drive helps more students

Raj Hariharan with donations at Lowell Elementary School, one of three schools to receive donations from her efforts. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Every year, community member Rajeswari (Raj) Hariharan collects donations including food, coats, school supplies, and gift cards to help homeless students at Madison Elementary School. “This year while talking to Anne Jensen, a counselor at Woodside Elementary School, Raj asked for some data about homeless children in the district,” shared Rachel Allen, paraeducator at Madison Elementary.

Everett School District to change Woodside Elementary and Silver Lake Elementary boundaries to ease overcrowding

Everett School District enrollment has grown from about 8,000 students in 1951 to more than 19,000 students in 2015.

Starting next fall the Everett School District will be making boundary changes to help with overcrowding at Woodside Elementary School.

Some Woodside students may move to Silver Lake Elementary until more permanent elementary classroom space can be added in the region.

Woodside Elementary principal earns $5,000 LASER award

Woodside Elementary School principal Dr. Betty Cobbs was awarded the annual Science Education Advocate Award by the Washington State Leadership and Assistance Education Reform

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) selected just five recipients for its annual Science Education Advocate Award. Two of those recipients have Everett connections. One is Dr. Betty Cobbs, long-time school district leader who is now principal at Woodside Elementary. The other recipient and only organization on the winners’ list is Imagine! Children’s Museum in downtown Everett.

Thanks to the Boeing Company, each of the state’s five winners has earned $5,000 to be given to the not-for-profit public education entity of their choice to use to benefit science education. Dr. Cobbs has chosen to award her $5,000 to Woodside Elementary School’s PTA. When asked why she chose that group, Cobbs explained, “PTA advocates for the well-being and education of all students. In addition, the Woodside PTA provides enrichment resources for our students. The funds will be reserved for expanding the library collection of non-fiction science books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.”