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Weekly News You Can Use: 10/14/22

Parent- Principal Coffee Chat

Our next Coffee Chat is on Wednesday, October 26th. We will have a morning and an evening session

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am on the Playground weather permitting
  • 6:00-7:00 pm (Via Zoom)

Coffee Chats are opportunities for me to meet with parents in a small group and safe space to chat & get to know one another. During these sessions we have get to know you activities & we brainstorm ideas to help us to continually build our school community.

School is truly a partnership. I look forward to having these moments with you all as our parent/ care taker community. These moments allow us to get to know one another better as we continue to build relationship and partnership to make Willard the best it can be for ALL of our Willard Owls!

Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!

Your Educational Partner,

Ms. McCoy

Scholastic FACE Survey

Scholastic Family & Community Engagement Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

We need 40% of our families to respond in order to receive sufficient data.

Thank you in advance for partnering with us!

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Parent - Teacher Conferences are next week. Our team is looking forward to meeting with you to share an update on your child's progress. If you would like to meet with Mr. Johnson or myself, please let us know. We will also be available.

Looking to Volunteer?

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Upcoming After School Program

Black Girl Magic.

Please see details below.

Upcoming Safety Drills

Every school year we conduct several safety drills with our staff and students. These drills are used to practice safety protocols in emergency situations. Practice helps to reduce panic in a real situation, and also prepares individuals for unfortunate scenarios.

Our Law Enforcement Drill is approaching on November 2nd. If you do not want your child to participate in this drill, please complete & return the attached form.

The Law Enforcement Drill ( Lock Down Drill) can be very impactful for students. Please see the attached letter from Mr Johnson with details on this drill.

D65's BIG 5

This year we are committed to our BIG 5 & we ask that you will join us.

In everything that we do we are committed to:

  1. Courtesy
  2. Respect
  3. Dignity
  4. Professionalism
  5. Humanity

Please partner with us as we live out the BIG 5 in our daily walk, talk, & communal interactions.

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  • Instagram: WillardOwlsD65

Upcoming Events

October 17-21st:

  • National School Bus Safety Week
  • We will hold Bus Evacuation Drill on October 20th

October 18th & 19th:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Virtual, Phone, & In-Person Options
  • Interpreters available
  • 18th ( 4-7pm)
  • 19th (4-6pm)
  • Teachers can accommodate alternate times as needed.

October 21st:

  • Student Non-Attendance Day
  • No School

October 25th:

  • PTA Town Hall
  • 6-7 pm (ZOOM)

October 26th:

  • Coffee Chat
  • 9-10 am: In -person at Willard
  • 6-7 pm: Virtual via Zoom

Law Enforcement Lock Down Drill

  • November 2nd
  • Opt-Out DUE Tuesday, November 1st