Woodbine Elementary School (WES) is the home of the Mariners and a cornerstone in providing quality education for the children of north Camden County.  The teachers, administration and staff of this neighborhood school work together to enable students to have opportunities in the future. 

Principal - Mr. Michael D. Dimsdale

Teaching and Learning Specialist - Mrs. Maura Fegel
495 Broadwood Road    912-576-5245

Dates to Remember
  • March 2- Read Aloud & Readers are Leaders
  • March 6-Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
  • March 9-13-Spring Book Fair
  • March 12: Book Fair Night, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • March 18-Report Cards Go Out
  • March 24-Spring Pictures
  • March 30-April 3-Spring Holidays
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  • Information about myON
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    Website address: http://www.myon.com/

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    Student Password is myon


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  • Book Fair is March 9-13.

    Book Fair Night will be held March 12, 4:00-5:00 pm.


Helpful Links

WES Student Handbook

Woodbine Elementary Safety Plan

Information on how CCRPI is Used to Assess Student Achievement

Food Guidelines

The following procedures have been developed to provide for the health and safety of all students during the school day.

1.   No homemade food items will be allowed to be brought on campus to be distributed to students.

2.   Parents may bring food items purchased in a store provided they are packaged and an ingredients label is available.

3.   Parents must make arrangements with their child’s teacher at least one school day prior to bringing in snacks or food items for a class.

4.   Parents must check with their child’s teacher for a list of snack appropriate for that particular classroom.

5.   Parents and teachers will be provided a list of “Healthy School Celebration” options and some suggestions for celebrations that do not include food items.


Healthy Snack Suggestions


100 Calorie Snack Crackers or Cookies

Animal Crackers

String Cheese

Whole Grain Goldfish

Whole Fresh Fruit

Purchased Cut Fruit in Sealed Container

100% Juice Pouch

Whole Wheat Crackers

Bottled Water




Baby Carrots in Pouches

Yogurt Pouches

Cheese Crackers

Flavored Rice Cakes

Applesauce or Fruit Cups in Single Serving Containers

Graham Crackers 

Reminder: Due to possible food allergies please check with your child’s teacher before providing snacks to a classroom of students.

Parent Information on Lexiles

What is the Lexile scale?

The Lexile scale is a developmental scale. There is not an explicit bottom or top to the Lexile scale, but rather two anchor points that describe different levels of reading comprehension – beginning readers and beginning-reading text to more advanced readers and text.

The Lexile scale is a valuable tool for parents because it allows you to track your child’s progress over time. For example, books like “Arthur and the Recess Rookie” (370L), “Arthur Goes to Camp” (380L) and “Arthur, Clean Your Room!” (370L) fall within the Lexile range of a typical second grader. These books have shorter sentences and words appear frequently. Conversely, books in the “Harry Potter” series (which range from 880L to 1060L), “Little Women” (1300L) and “Don Quixote” (1410L) contain longer sentences and more complex words.

What does a Lexile measure tell me about what my child can read?

When Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures match, the reader is “targeted.” This is the basis for selecting text that is targeted to a child’s reading ability and goals. Targeted readers report competence, confidence and control over the text. When a Lexile text measure is greater than a Lexile reader measure, comprehension drops dramatically, and the subjective experience

When a Lexile reader measure exceeds a Lexile text measure, comprehension goes up dramatically, and the reader experiences total control and automaticity.

The Lexile Framework for Reading is a useful tool in designing and managing successful reading experiences for developing readers. The Lexile Framework is not a panacea, and is not the only important consideration. The child’s interests, parental views on what constitutes age-appropriate material and teacher’s instructional aims are also vital issues in managing a reader’s growth. It is important to remember that a child’s Lexile measure isn’t a measure of his or her intelligence. The Lexile Framework is designed to match a student’s reading ability (wherever it falls on the Lexile scale) with a text’s readability (likewise, wherever it falls on the Lexile scale) for optimal reading success and enjoyment.

How do I find books that will help my child?

“Find a Book” (on Lexile.com) is the quickest and easiest way to search the Lexile Book Database for titles at your child’s Lexile level. Whether your child is reading for school or for pleasure, this free utility will help you build a custom reading list on the subjects that interest your son or daughter the most. We recommend that you use a Lexile range that spans 100L

below to 50L above your child’s Lexile measure to help ensure that he or she has a successful reading experience (e.g., if your child is an 880L reader, use a Lexile range that spans from 780L to 930L). In addition, most public libraries have access to Follett, EBSCO and Bigchalk, which you can use to search for article abstracts with Lexile measures. The key is to get your child reading. The Lexile Framework can help you locate books, articles and other texts that he or she is able to read and is interested in reading.

How do grade levels and Lexile levels relate?

Lexile levels do not translate specifically to grade levels. Within any classroom, there will be a range of readers and a range of materials to be read. In a fifth-grade classroom, for example, there will be some readers who are far ahead of the rest and there will be some readers who are far below the rest. To say that some books are “just right” for fifth graders assumes that all fifth graders are reading at the same level. The Lexile Framework matches readers with texts at whatever Lexile level the reader is reading. Just because a student is an excellent reader does not mean that he or she would comprehend a text typically found at a higher-grade level. Without the background knowledge, the words would not have much meaning. A high Lexile measure for a grade indicates that the student can read grade-level appropriate materials at a higher comprehension level. In the classroom, if a teacher is doing a lesson on the solar system, he or she can suggest additional readings at a variety of Lexile levels. Therefore, each child can read additional books, and both below-grade and above-grade readers can find appropriately challenging material.

What types of materials have been given a Lexile measure? Will more be added?

Many different types of materials have been assigned a Lexile measure. The Lexile Book Database comprises more than 115,000 fiction and nonfiction titles with Lexile measures, and this number continues to grow. The best way to search the Lexile Book Database is with “Find a Book.” This free utility allows you to build custom reading lists based on your child’s Lexile measure/Lexile range and personal interests. ”Find a Book” also includes a link to WorldCat so that you can check a book’s availability at your local public library, and stores where you can purchase the book.  Metametrics has put out an AR/Lexile conversion chart available on this site and in the WES Media Center.  This will help students find books that correlate with their AR level. 

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Contact Information

 Woodbine Elementary School
495 Broadwood Road
Woodbine, Georgia 31569
Phone: (912) 576-5245
Fax: (912) 576-3778

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Mr. Dwayne Dimsdale, Principal

 Regular School Day Hours
8:00 am to 2:30 pm

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