2019 - 2020 School Calendar

 2019-2020 School Year 

  

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) 

2-4 – Tax Free Weekend for Back to School Shopping 

3 – Great Start Woodruff @ Activity Center  (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

6 – Registration/Meet the Teacher (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

6 – Extended Registration in the WPS cafeteria (4:30 – 6:00)

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

20 – 3k and 4K Staggered entry begins

21 – Breakfast Begins 

27-31 – 4K Preschool Staggered Entry   

30 – 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) 

2 – Labor Day Holiday – No School 

16 – PTO Fall Fundraiser Kickoff

16 – Constitution Day 

18 – 3k and 2nd grade PICTURE DAY

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

19 – 4K and 1st grade PICTURE DAY

20 – 5K PICTURE DAY and any make-up pictures from the 18th and 19th 

27 – 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)

7 - 11 – Fire Prevention Week 

7–11 – 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 – Storybook Character Parade (9:30 a.m.)

14 – Columbus Day

21 – November 1 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (scheduled by individual teachers)

22 – 26 – Red Ribbon Week (Drug Free America) 

23 – Make-up Day for School Pictures 

26 – 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)

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

4 –No school for students

5 – Election Day – No School 

11 – Veterans’ Day 

11-15 – American Education Week *Let your teacher and assistant know they are appreciated. 

13 – Interim Reports for 1st & 2nd Graders  

26 – Career Dress Up Day  

27 - 29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School 

22  – 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) 

December 2 - 20 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

5 – Visit with Santa (4:00 – 6:00) 

20 – Grinch Day; Class Christmas Parties

23–31 – 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 – 31 – School Board Recognition Month *Thank a School Board Member for providing excellent leadership and vision for Spartanburg District 4. 

1-3 – New Year Holidays

6 - Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students 

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

13-17 – School Mall Fundraiser 

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

29 – Class Picture Day 

31 – 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 

3 - 7 – National School Counseling Week *We love you, Mrs. Sheffield! 

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

14 – Valentine’s Day Parties 

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

17–21 – Custodian Appreciation Week *WPS Custodians are the very best! Thank them for keeping our school so clean for us every day.  

28 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

24 – 28 – Dr. Seuss Week 

  

 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 

4 – Spring Pics – (Only pics will be taken only if pre-payed ahead of time)

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

17- St. Patrick’s Day

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

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

26 – School Family Celebration – Wear School T-Shirts 

27– Teacher Inservice Day – No School for Students

30 – April 3 – Spring Holidays

 

April 

Community Project: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Character Value Emphasis: Trustworthiness 

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

13 - 17  – NAEYC Week of the Young Child 

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

20 - 24 – School Volunteer Week   *We are thankful for our volunteers!! 

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

22 – Earth Day 

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

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

27–May 8 – MAP Testing (Reading & Math) – 1st & 2nd Grades 

 

May 

Character Value Emphasis: Perseverance 

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

5 - 9 – Teacher Appreciation Week *Please let our teachers (classroom & special area) and assistants know how much they are loved and appreciated. 

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

25 – Memorial Day Holiday – No School 

26 – 3K Program  (8:15)  4K Programs (9:00 and 9:45) - cafeteria

27 - Last Full Day of School 

28 – Kindergarten Graduation Programs (8:15 and 9:15) – Activity Center

28, 29,  - June 1 – Half Days for Students – no breakfast or lunch served

29 – First Grade Awards Day – 8:15 – Activity Center

        Second Grade Awards Day – 9:30 – Activity Center