Dear Woodcrest Families,

Welcome to our 2018-19 school year! As we continue our Leadership journey together, we will be acknowledging and celebrating all of the ways that “Woodcrest Rocks!” this year. Just like in a band where each musician has his/her own individual strengths that sound good, but together they harmonize and sound even better, so it is at Woodcrest. Each staff member, student, and parent has strengths. Put us all together and we ROCK!


I am thrilled to be starting my 3rd year as principal of Woodcrest Elementary. We are beginning our second official year as a Leader in Me school and it is exciting to see the students discovering their personal leadership skills. This year we will be “Aligning Academics” and applying the 7 Habits to the students’ academic goal setting and study habits. There will be more information provided as the year progresses so that you can support these skills at home with your child, as well. Watch this website for newsletters, upcoming events, and important information.


The success of each Woodcrest student depends upon a strong community of support and a willingness to work toward common goals. I encourage you to become as involved as you are able to be in the school community. Besides volunteering directly in your child’s classroom, you could join our wonderful Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) that provides many enriching and exciting activities and events for all of our students. In order for the PTA to do its good work, many volunteers are needed throughout the year. See the Calendar of Events for dates and times and check out the PTA website at

In the Parent-Student handbook that was sent home on the first day of school, you will find information about daily schedules, student dress code, behavior expectations, and much more. Please be sure to sit and read it over with your student so that everyone is informed about school policies and procedures. Keep the handbook in a place where you can pull it out and refer to it often. It has contact information for your child’s teacher, the school office, the cafeteria, and others you may wish to reach during the year. Good communication is the key to mutual understanding and problem-solving.


I look forward to meeting you at our various events this year. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely,


Jeanette Prescott
Woodcrest Elementary School


Jeanette Prescott, Principal

What's Happening

Principal's Tea

Each month, Mrs. Prescott will be hosting a Principal's Tea from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the MPR. This is a chance for parents to come and enjoy a few sweet treats and visit with the principal in a more informal setting. Building community is a priority at Woodcrest. Come and get to know Mrs. Prescott and have a chance to ask all of those questions you've always wanted to ask. 

Art Contests

There are several art contests that arise throughout the year. We would like to share a few of them with you right now.

The Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest: The contest provides young people with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and unique vision around this year's Red Ribbon Week theme "Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free". The top three ranked posters in each age category will be featured in the 2019-2020 year calendars that will be distributed countywide. Click here for the flyer with full information. Posters must be submitted no later than December 10, 2018.

Hispanic Heritage Art Contest: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the theme "One Endless Voice to Enhance Our Traditions", the Riverside Art Museum invites all RUSD students TK-12th grade to submit 2-dimensional artwork. Submissions are due by Wednesday, October 31 at 4:00 pm. Winning Pieces will be displayed at the museum and selected student artists will be invited to a reception on December 6th. For more information, click here.

Festival of Lights Coloring Contest: In celebration of lighting Riverside's downtown and the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa during the Festival of Lights "Switch-On Ceremony", K-6 students are invited to participate in a Holiday Coloring Contest. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate and a holiday stocking filled with goodies. Submissions due November 12th. More info here. 

Be creative and have fun!

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