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Month: June 2019

40 Things We Love About Woodvale

Woodvale Elementary PTC love-woodvale 40 Things We Love About Woodvale
  1. Woodvale Elementary is an A-rated school in Lafayette by the Louisiana Department of Education
  2. We are a public school, which means tuition is free
  3. Woodvale parents and grandparents are highly involved on campus 
  4. Teachers are the best of the best, many with decades of experience
  5. Two Woodvale teachers were among 16 Lafayette Education Foundation finalists parish-wide this year
  6. Classrooms are spacious, creatively decorated and academically stimulating
  7. As a Leader in Me School, Woodvale teaches the 7 habits of highly effective people
  8. Kindergartners and first graders go to the computer lab for 30 minutes daily
  9. Students go to the science lab one day per week for 30 minutes
  10. Teachers host science camp for a week in the summer
  11. Students go to PE every day plus have recess for a total of 50 minutes
  12. Children are enjoying brand-new playground equipment on the PE field 
  13. Classrooms employ GoNoodle technology to get children up and active
  14. Students visit the library weekly—our library has 30,000 books
  15. Law enforcement personnel and crossing guards are on campus daily 
  16. We have an active Parent-Teacher Committee (PTC) open to all
  17. Our PTC Spring Fun Run promotes exercise while raising around $20,000 for school programs
  18. Children get popcorn one Friday a month as a fundraiser for the PTC
  19. PTC Meetings are held monthly, are open to all parents, and are broadcast live
  20. Parents communicate through Facebook groups and apps like Remind and Group Me
  21. Every single student qualifies for free breakfast and lunch
  22. Parents can have lunch with their children in their cafeteria 
  23. Woodvale’s special education programs serve a range of needs 
  24. Fourth graders broadcast school news daily over the Woodvale Synergy Network
  25. Restaurants around town give back to Woodvale monthly during “Spirit Nights”
  26. At the Library Book Parade, students and staff dress up as literary characters
  27. Woodvale has clubs on campus like 4-H to get students involved
  28. Kindergartners sing to local nursing homes every Christmas
  29. Woodvale serves as a host location for LASoar community sports
  30. The Fall Symposium exposes children to music, art, history and other subjects
  31. Woodvale rewards positive behavior with Leader Bucks, PBIS parties, Golden Tickets & Free Dress Passes and a Water Day the last week of school
  32. Woodvale students go on a variety of field trips to places like the fire station, state capitol, zoo, Lafayette library, New Orleans Aquarium, and the Global Wildlife Center
  33. Woodvale has its own music teacher and hosts Music Week during the spring with a Family Folk Dance Night
  34. Woodvale provides on-campus aftercare for working parents 
  35. Kindergartners celebrate Nursery Rhyme Day in the fall and recite poems
  36. Kindergartners have a mock wedding where the letters Q&U get married
  37. Families, teachers and staff come from diverse backgrounds
  38. We recycle campus-wide
  39. The campus is undergoing a $6 million renovation
  40. Many students walk and ride bikes to school

Woodvale Begins $6M Renovation

Woodvale Elementary PTC groundbreaking Woodvale Begins $6M Renovation
Construction begins at Woodvale, April 2019

Woodvale is the first of nine schools getting a facelift around Lafayette Parish. Work began in April to add a new building onto Woodvale’s campus to house 20 new classrooms, alleviating the need for portable buildings on the Doucet side of campus. Officials expect the new wing to be complete by August 2020. Read more here!