2018 - 2019 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Year 

July 

26 – 3K-2nd Grade Registration (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 

28 – Great Start Woodruff @ Activity Center (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.) 

 

August 

Community Project: Helping Hands of Woodruff (paper products) and Woodruff Soup Kitchen Food Drive

Character Value Emphasis: Responsibility 

Career Focus: “Be Our Guest…” (Hospitality and Tourism) 

3-5 – Tax Free Weekend for Back to School Shopping 

16 – Visit Your Classroom and Meet Your Teacher (5:00 – 7:00) 

20 – First Day for Students (Kindergarten through 2nd Grade) – Lunch Begins 

20-24 – 3K & 4K Preschool Home Visits 

22 – Breakfast Begins 

27-31 – 4K Preschool Staggered Entry   

27-September 7 – 3K Preschool Staggered Entry 

31 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

 

September 

Community Project: Helping Hands of Woodruff (paper products) and Woodruff Soup Kitchen Food Drive

Character Value Emphasis: Organization 

Career Focus: “To the Rescue” (Law, Public Safety, and Security) 

3 – Labor Day Holiday – No School 

17 – PTO Fall Fundraiser Kickoff

17 – Constitution Day 

19 – Interim Reports Issued for 1st & 2nd Graders 

19 – School Picture Day 

28 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

 

October 

Community Project: Helping Hands of Woodruff (paper products) and Woodruff Soup Kitchen Food Drive

Character Value Emphasis: Cooperation 

Career Focus: “On the Move! All Aboard!” (Transportation)

8–12 – Fire Prevention Week 

8 – Columbus Day 

8–12 – WPS Children’s Book Week; Scholastic Book Fair in Library; National School Lunch Week *Remember to thank our excellent cafeteria staff for all they do!!!   

12  Storybook Character Parade (9:30 a.m.)

19  School Family Celebration – Wear School T- Shirts  

24 – Make-up Day for School Pictures 

25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.) 

26 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – No School for Students 

22  26  Red Ribbon Week (Drug Free America) 

25 and 26 – Report Cards Issued at conferences (PreK–2nd Grade) 

 

 

 

 

November  

Community Project:  Helping Hands of Woodruff (paper products) and Woodruff Soup Kitchen Food Drive

Character Value Emphasis: Initiative 

Career Focus: “Teaching is What I Love” (Education)

4 – Daylight Saving Time Ends (Set Clocks Back 1 Hour) 

6 – Election Day – No School 

12 – Veterans’ Day 

12-16 – American Education Week *Let your teacher and assistant know they are appreciated. 

14 – Interim Reports for 1st & 2nd Graders  

20 – Career Dress Up Day  

21-23 – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School 

26 - December 14 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

30 – School Family Celebration  Wear School T-Shirts  

 

 December 

Community Project: Helping Hands of Woodruff (paper products) and Woodruff Soup Kitchen Food Drive

Character Value Emphasis: Caring  

Career Focus: “Lend a Helping Hand” (Human Services) 

November 26-December 7 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

6 – Visit with Santa (4:00 – 6:00) 

21 – Polar Express Day; Class Christmas Parties

24–31 – Christmas Holidays – No School for Students 

 

 January 

Community Project: Spartanburg Children’s Shelter

Character Value Emphasis: Integrity 

Career Focus: “Down on the Farm” (Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources) 

1-4 – New Year Holidays

1 – 31 – School Board Recognition Month *Thank a School Board Member for providing excellent leadership and vision for Spartanburg District 4. 

4 – Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students 

4 – Report Cards Issued (PreK–2nd Grade)

14 – End of the 2nd grading period (40 days)  84 days total

14-18 – School Mall Fundraiser 

21 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No School 

23 – Class Picture Day 

25  School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts

 

 February   

**Look for information this month about the WPS Science Fair. 

Community Project: Spartanburg Children’s Shelter

Character Value Emphasis: Problem Solving  

Career Focus: ”Scientist at Work” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 

1–28th – Black History Month; National Children’s Dental Health Month 

4-8 – National School Counseling Week *We love you, Mrs. Sheffield! 

6 – Interim Reports Issued for 1st & 2nd Graders 

14 – Valentine’s Day Parties 

18 – Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students; Presidents’ Day 

18–22 – Custodian Appreciation Week *WPS Custodians are the very best! Thank them for keeping our school so clean for us every day.  

22 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

25–March 1 – Dr. Seuss Week 

27—Spring picture day (all grades)

 

 

 

 

March 

Community Project: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Character Value Emphasis: Effort 

Career Focus: “On Stage!” (Arts and Communications) 

1–31 – Music in Our Schools Month; Youth Art Month 

10 – Daylight Saving Time Begins (Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour) 

17- St. Patrick’s Day

20 – End of the 3rd grading period – (135 total)

20 – Report Cards Issued – (PreK–2nd Grade) *Parents should be notified of need for retention by this date. 

22 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

27 – Kindergarten Graduation Pictures *No Make-Up Days Scheduled for These Pictures 

29– Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students

 

April 

Community Project: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Character Value Emphasis: Trustworthiness 

Career Focus: “The Business World” (Business, Management, and Sales)  

1-5  – Spring Holidays 

7 - 13 – School Volunteer Week   *We are thankful for our volunteers!! 

8-12  – NAEYC Week of the Young Child 

17 – Interim Reports Issued for 1st & 2nd Graders 

18 – St. Jude Children’s Hospital Trike-a-Thon

22 – Earth Day 

22–May 3 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

24– Administrative Professionals’/School Secretaries’ Day *Please let our secretaries and receptionists know how much we value them and their excellent work. 

26 – School Family Celebration Day – Wear School T-Shirts 

 

May 

Character Value Emphasis: Perseverance 

Career Focus: “What’s Up Doc?” (Health Services)  

April 22–May 3 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week *Please let our teachers (classroom & special area) and assistants know how much they are loved and appreciated. 

8 – School Nurses’ Day *Let Mrs. Williams know how much you appreciate her. 

22– Last day for 3K students 

23 – 3K Program 

24 - 4K Program (Times TBA)

27 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School 

28 - Last Full Day of School 

29, 30, 31 – Half Days for Students – no breakfast or lunch served

29 – Kindergarten Graduation Programs (times TBA)

30 – First and Second Grade Awards Day (Times TBA)