2017 - 2018 School Calendar

2017-2018 School Year 

 

July 

27 – 3K-2nd Grade Registration (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 

29 – 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) 

4-6 – Tax Free Weekend for Back to School Shopping 

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

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

17, 18, 22, 23 – 3K & 4K Preschool Home Visits 

21 – No school for students

22 – Breakfast Begins 

24–29 – 4K Preschool Staggered Entry   

24–Sept. 1 – 3K Preschool Staggered Entry 

25 – 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) 

4 – Labor Day Holiday – No School 

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

18 – PTO Fall Fundraiser Kickoff

18 – Constitution Day 

20 – School Picture Day 

29 – 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)

8–14 – Fire Prevention Week 

9 – Columbus Day 

9–13 – 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!!!   

11 – Make-up Day for School Pictures 

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

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

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

23  27  Red Ribbon Week (Drug Free America) 

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

27  School Family Celebration – Wear School T- Shirts  

 

 

 

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)

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

7 – Election Day – No School 

11 – Veterans’ Day 

13–17 – American Education Week *Let your teacher and assistant know they are appreciated. 

15 – Interim Reports for 1st & 2nd Graders  

17 – School Family Celebration  Wear School T-Shirts  

21 – Career Dress Up Day  

22–24 – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School 

27–Dec. 15 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

 

 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) 

Nov. 27–Dec.15 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

7 – Visit with Santa (4:00 – 6:00) 

21 – Polar Express Day; Class Christmas Parties

22–29 – 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 – 5 – New Year Holidays

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

5 – Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students 

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

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

 16-19 – School Mall Fundraiser 

16–19 – Success Days (PreK–2nd Grade) 

24 – Class Picture Day 

26  School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts

30 – 100th Day of School 

 

 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 

5–9 – National School Counseling Week *We love you, Mrs. Sheffield! 

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

14 – Valentine’s Day Parties 

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

19–23 – Custodian Appreciation Week *WPS Custodians are the very best! Thank them for keeping our school so clean for us every day.  

23 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

26–March 2 – Dr. Seuss Week 

28—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) 

Feb. 27–March 3 – Dr. Seuss Week (Read Across America Day – Mar. 2nd) 

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

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

17 - St. Patrick’s Day 

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

23 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

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

30– 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)  

2-6  – Spring Holidays 

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

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

16-20  – NAEYC Week of the Young Child 

22 – Earth Day 

23–27 – School Volunteer Week   *We are thankful for our volunteers!! 

23–May 11 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

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

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

 

May 

Character Value Emphasis: Perserverance 

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

23–May 11 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

7-11 – Teacher Appreciation Week *Please let our teachers (classroom & special area) and assistants know how much they are loved and appreciated. 

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

23– Last day for 3K students 

24 – 3K Program @ 8:30

25 - 4K Program (Times TBA)

28 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School 

29 - Last Full Day of School 

30,31, June 1 – Half Days for Students – no breakfast or lunch served

30 – Kindergarten Graduation  Programs (times TBA)

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

June

1 – Last Day for Students 

June 4  – Teacher Inservice Day