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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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    Parents, Due to the Corporation
    Wellness Policy, MCSC will no
    longer allow restaurant food
    to be brought in for your child's
    breakfast or lunch. 


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  • Click below to read highlights from our internet safety meeting.

    http://merrillville.schoolwires.net/cms/lib/IN01001403/Centricity/Domain/1077/Internet and App Informational Resources.pdf

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  • There will be early release this Thursday, October 12th. Students will be released at 1:25.

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  • Gold Notes for Dismissal

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  • If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know the accessibility issue you are having by contacting Michael Walthour, Technology Director, at 219-650-5323 or by e-mail at mwalthour@mvsc.k12.in.us. We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.
    If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may contact our Section 504/Title II coordinator, Danny Lackey, at 6701 Delaware St, Merrillville IN 46410, at 219-650-5320, or by e-mail at dlackey@mvsc.k12.in.us.
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    Dear John Wood Families,
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I hope you had a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. It’s hard to believe that the beginning of the new school year is approaching, but it’s coming, ready or not! Supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are available online or in the John Wood office. Please read the following information as it pertains to some back to school events.

    ALL ​PARENTS/GUARDIANS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE VERIFICATION OF INFORMATION FOR ​ALL ​STUDENTS BETWEEN AUGUST 7TH AND AUGUST 11TH. The Merrillville Community School Corporation is transitioning from the RDS student information system to the Skyward student information system. No later than July 28th, each child’s primary guardian should receive a letter in US Mail and an email (if an email address is available) with your new Skyward login, password, and instructions to complete the online verification of information. If you did not receive this information by July 28th, you may email parentaccess@mvsc.k12.in.us or call your child’s school beginning August 7th.

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017is when the John Wood office opens up for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11​ is the window for ALL MERRILLVILLE STUDENT information to be verified in Skyward. Please use the above contact information if you need assistance.

    On Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5-7pm, you are invited to Popsicles with the Principal on the John Wood Playground. Please come visit with Mrs. Petralia, the new principal at John Wood, and enjoy an evening outside with popsicles provided by the John Wood PTO.


    Tuesday, August 15, 2017: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    Back to school night is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and to drop off your child’s supplies in the classroom.

    Class lists and building maps will be posted near each set of entrance doors. Please check the lists to determine your child’s teacher and classroom. At the designated times below, proceed to the specified location. All students should be posted on a class list. In the event that your child is not on a class list, please come to the office and notify a secretary.

    Representatives from transportation and The Adventure Club after school program will be in the cafeteria if you have any questions. Someone from the Food Service Department will be available in the cafeteria if you would like to put money in your child’s account.

    4:30-5:30-​ Kindergarten and students new to John Wood: 4:30-5:00- Meet in multipurpose room with Mrs. Petralia. From 5:00-5:30- Drop off supplies to classroom(s) and meet teacher(s)

    5:00-6:00-​ Returning John Wood Students: Anytime between 5:00 & 6:00 you may come to meet your child’s teacher and drop off supplies to your child’s classroom.


    Wednesday, August 16, 2017: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    This is a FULL DAY, including breakfast and lunch. School starts promptly at 7:55am and ends at 2:25pm. PLEASE SEND LUNCH MONEY IN AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME, TEACHER’S NAME, AND GRADE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

    Staff will help students locate their classrooms on the first day. Kindergarten students will meet in the cafeteria.

    CAR RIDERS:​ If you are going to be picking up your child from school, you must WRITE A NOTE​ stating who will be picking your child up from school. If your child does not have a note stating that they are a car rider that day, he or she will be put on the bus. PLEASE EXPECT LONG LINES AND WAITING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

    We thank you in advance for your patience. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and we will see you soon!

    Mrs. Petralia





    Wood students wear red, white, and blue to honor Veterans



     Wood Students wear red, white, and blue to honor Veterans


        Welcome to John Wood Elementary School
    Home of the Merrillville Pirates
    Mission Statement
    Together with parents and community, the John Wood team shall provide a safe learning environment and prepare students to be productive, tolerant and respectful citizens by fostering individual development and striving for highest academic achievement.
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