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Laura Woodward Elementary School
200 S. Washington Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
 Phone: 740.833.1600
Fax: 740.833.1649 
Educational Hours: 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Jill Elliott, Principal
Laura Linden, Guidance Services
Michelle King, Administrative Assistant
Susan Kubelik, Administrative Assistant
Achieving Excellence, Honoring Tradition
Jill Elliott, Principal

Back to School News
*** Classroom Placement Letters ***
Class placement letters will be mailed to families on August 4th. If you do not receive a placement letter by August 6th, please call the school office.  Class lists will not be posted on the school doors as they have been in the past.

*** School Day Hours Change ***
The new school hours will be from 8:30-3:15.  Breakfast will be from 8:00-8:20.  Students can enter the building at 8:20.
*** Lunch Price Change *** 
The price of school lunches for the 2014-2015 school year has been changed.  School lunches this year will cost $2.70.  Breakfast prices remain the same and are $1.50.

Upcoming Events:

August 11: Back to School Night - 4:30-6:00
August 13: 1st Day of School
September 1: No School - Labor Day 
September 18-19: No School - Little Brown Jug
Summer Learning
We hope you’re gearing up for a great summer…one that includes sun, fun and reading and writing! There will be three excellent chances for Woodward to be rewarded for continuing their learning over the summer and we hope you’ll encourage and help your child to participate. 


1.      Woodward Library Reading Program: The Woodward library will be open from 11:45-1:00 on eight Tuesdays through June and July for students to come in, read with their teachers and friends and check out a book from the library. Students will earn a prize each week that they come and any minutes read at the library can be logged on your Summer Reading Calendar (see #2). If you can’t come each week, that’s okay. We encourage you to participate as often as you can.

June: 3, 10, 17, 24

July: 1, 8, 15, 22



2.      On the days the Woodward library is not open or for those that can’t attend on those days, students will have the chance to log their reading minutes on their monthly calendar all summer long. We are hoping for students to engage in reading at least five days a week during the summer and students that meet the grade level goals below will earn a ticket to the Summer Reading Celebration at the beginning of next school year.

Incoming Kindergarten and 1st Graders:  10 minutes, 5 days or more each week
Incoming 2nd Graders: 15 minutes, 5 days or more each week
Incoming 3rd and 4th Graders: 20 minutes, 5 days or more each week
3.      The third opportunity for students to improve and maintain their literacy skills involves a challenge to keep students writing over the summer. We could like each student to complete two writing pieces to be turned in when they start school in August. Students may choose to write a personal narrative that tells about something that actually happened to them, a non-fiction writing piece that shares facts or teaches the reader about something or a free choice writing piece (letter, poem, song, etc.). An additional reward will be earned for the two completed writing pieces.