Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
9731 Washougal River Road, Washougal, WA 98671 Tuesday Jan 20, 2010 954-3600
Mary Lou Woody, Principal www.washougal.k12.wa.us/cape
From the principal
Our staff and students are busy teaching and learning here at Cape Horn-Skye
Elementary. Everyday, our students learn many new things. Our staff members are
This year, staff and students are focusing on writing (creative stories, poems, et.) and
math. Of course, we continue to teach all subjects, but are placing a special emphasis
on these two subjects. There are only so many hours in a school day, so teachers must
do a juggling act to cover everything they are responsible for in their grade level. Our
staff members take this responsibility very seriously.
Because of our focus on writing and math, we have had several professional
development trainings in these areas. Staff attend these trainings on early release
Wednesdays, after school and on Saturdays. When teachers learn new strategies, these
are used in the classroom. Staff need to have an extensive “toolbox” of strategies to
draw from to ensure student success.
Regular assessments in the classrooms tell us if our strategies are working. If we are
finding that a strategy isn’t producing the results we want to see, we try another strategy.
We know that a strategy may work with one student, but not with another, so we work to
find the right combination. We want all our students to succeed and are working to make
We are a busy bunch!!
CHANGE OF DESTINATION
______________________________ has permission to ride the bus to _________________________
(first & last name) (where)
after school on ________________________
Bus # _____________ Rm# _______________
Signed ____________________________________ Date ________________
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES KODIAK SPIRIT CHALLENGE
Jan 28 Kodiak Assembly Does your class have KODIAK SPIRIT? If so,
Feb 9 VOTE we have a challenge for you. Wear red, white or
Feb 12 & 15 No School Kodiak clothing every Friday and receive one
Feb 23 Kodiak Assembly point for your class. Once a month, at the
Mar 1-5 Bookfair Kodiak Assembly (Super citizens) the class with
Mar 5 Family Night the highest percentage will be honored and
Mar 12 No School (possible snow makeup) rewarded with the KODIAK MASCOT to keep in
Mar 24-26 Conferences ½ days their classroom. Let’s not forget our kindy group
Mar 29-Apr 2 Spring Break A and Mon/Thur Preschool. Your spirit day will
Each Wed. – Early Release 11:35 AM
Each Fri. - Kodiak Spirit day
wear red and white or Kodiak Clothing
Boosters are still selling the very popular
Kodiak Cookbooks. They are only $5 each! SCHOOL LEVI VOTE
Please don’t forget to vote to continue funding
Rivers Edge Poetry books from last year can Washougal schools Tuesday, February 9th
be purchased for $3 at the office. If you did
not get yours, don’t miss out!
COLLECTING POETRY SUBMISIONS The best way to cheer yourself up is
Cape Horn-Skye and Canyon Creek schools to try to cheer somebody else up.
are collecting student poetry for the 2010
Rivers Edge Poetry Book and for entries into ~Mark Twain
other poetry contests. It’s time to get writing
and show your talent.
Please excuse _______________________________ for being absent ___________
first & last name Date(s)
due to _______________________________.
Signed_______________________________ Dated _______________