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At Home Learning Opportunities

over 2 years ago


Dear Mt. Woodson Families,

It’s important that all students continue to practice their academic skills at home during breaks and vacations.  This prevents loss of acquired skills.

Here are some great ways for kids to review and have fun.

Rocket Into Reading

See our PTA information about summer and holiday reading programs for prizes.  Be sure to read books in your appropriate lexile level and take the Reading Counts tests when you come back to school.  You can visit Reading Logs to download the forms.

Reading Counts

Reading Counts is a program used at all elementary schools in Ramona.  Students earn points for taking a short reading comprehension quiz in the Reading Counts Program.  Quizzes must be taken at school.  It’s important that students keep track of what they read over the summer so they can take their quizzes when they return to school in the fall. 

It is also important that students read at their lexile level.  Your child’s lexile number is printed on the MAP results sheets you received with your recent report card.  If students read books at their lexile level, they will better understand what they are reading.  

For more information, check out our Reading Counts Page.
To search for a book in your student's lexile level, click Here.
To go to the kid's page on Scholastic, click Here.

Reading Plus

Some students have been working in the Reading Plus program to build reading comprehension and fluency.  Students who are already working in this program can access it at home by logging onto Reading Plus.  Our site code for Mt. Woodson is mtwoodelem.  You need to pick your teacher to get started.  Students use the same user name and password they use at school.

Lexia Phonics

Some students have been working in the Lexia Phonics program to build up phonemic skills necessary for a strong reading foundation.  Students who have been working in the Lexia program can access Lexia from home.  Click Here to go to Lexia Core 5 and use your student's regular login/password.

Some classes are using Raz-Kids in their rooms.  You can use this program at home as well.  Go to the website Raz-Kids.  Your student will know their teacher's class name and login/password information.


Some classes are using Scootpad.  To use this program, go to the website Scootpad  Your student will know their login/password information. 

For most of the programs, your computer must meet the following system requirements and the Flash and Java must be up to date:




Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or highest available)

OZ x version 10.2+

Windows XP (service pack 2 or highest available)


Windows Vista


256 MB RAM Suggested

700 MB free hard drive space

32 MB video acceleration

An active internet connection

A compatible internet browser (Internet Explorer v5.5+, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Javascript must be enabled on all browsers.)  Some programs prefer certain browsers.  If you are having trouble with a program working correctly, try it in a different browser.  We have had the least success with Internet Explorer.


Keep practicing your skills!  


Parent Teachers Association

about 1 year ago

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The mission of the Mt. Woodson Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is to compliment the Ramona Unified School District’s curriculum by providing enrichment programs that encourage and equip students to their highest possible academic achievement.

By partnering the support of parent volunteers with accomplished teachers and school administrators, the Mt. Woodson PTA is dedicated to identifying individual, as well as campus needs, expanding the art programs, encouraging community participation, and securing the opportunity for every student to excel and succeed while receiving a quality education.

You can join us in our mission to assist the students at Mt. Woodson by pledging membership, making a monetary donation, or by volunteering – because together we can achieve more.

For your convenience, the PTA's website has more information and a quick link to join the email list and purchase your membership online.

Please check out their website at:


Reading Counts Success at Mt. Woodson

over 2 years ago

Mt. Woodson Achieves

Success with Reading


With an Academic Performance Index (API) above 800, high-performing Mt. Woodson Elementary School (Ramona, CA) is clearly doing a great job implementing programs to increase student learning.

One such program is called “Reading Our Way to College” and it’s designed to utilize Scholastic Reading Counts!  to help motivate and monitor student reading, and to facilitate student goal setting and personal accountability. 

Now in its eighth year, Reading Our Way to College has proven very popular with Mt. Woodson students. Once students’ Lexile levels are established, teachers set appropriate individual and grade-level point goals. Grade goals are correlated to a university-like “degree program.” Students earn a point with every Scholastic Reading Counts!  quiz they pass, bringing them one step closer to earning their associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and even doctorate degrees!


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Teachers noted that kids love the immediate feedback of passing a quiz and getting rewards.  In addition to students earning their degrees, teachers provide other incentives to motivate students including free homework passes, one week at the front of the lunch line, pizza coupons, and “slack days.”

The program also demonstrates a unique partnership between the Mt. Woodson PTA and teachers. Parents play a pivotal role in the program’s realization and success. The PTA manages SAM reporting for each classroom; recruits adult readers to mentor struggling readers; provides on-going Lexile labeling for classroom libraries; provides degree certificates for reading graduates; and sponsors independent reading programs over school breaks!

This collaboration between teachers and students has resulted in a winning independent reading program and – perhaps most importantly – a school full of children considering the possibility of higher education. 

And when a first grader is on their way to earning their doctorate, the future looks very bright. 


degree points

For the Kid page at Scholastic, go to Scholastic Kid's Page
To search for eligible books, go to Scholastic Lexile Book Search