Willow Lane News Update

7th Edition: September "Welcome Back to School"

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A Whole Paper in 60 Minutes!

Hello Willow Lane,


In order to keep with one of our many new goals for the year, this year's newspaper staff cranked out our September issue in one meeting, on Monday, September 28th. This year there will be a new newspaper every month, posted online, linked to "School Newspaper" in the "Quick Links" on the Willow Lane school homepage. The paper will be available on or before the last day of the month.


Each paper will contain some of the same features or articles. The stories in this introductory paper reveal some of the types of news Willow Lane can expect to receive. On Monday afternoon, newspaper club members were told they had 60 minutes to plan, draft, edit, and publish assignments that were drawn from a hat at random. The club became a crew and tackled the task with gusto. In viewing the following (and preceding) stories, know that they were hurried.


We hope that you enjoy this first and subsequent Willow Lane News, its new features and consistency. Thank you for taking the time to give it a look over.


Sincerely,


Mr. Weimann

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The Pope

We couldn't very well call ourselves a newspaper without at least mentioning the Papacy! His visit was talked about everywhere. Although Gabriela didn't have much time to look up interesting additional information for her readership, this will be a future feature of the school newspaper. We will report on contemporary events from around the world.
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Lightning Supply Shack

Do you know where that wonderful volleyball net came from? Last year's Lightning Supply Shack, run by Mr. Bigley and the fifth graders from last year raised enough money to buy it for the school! The PTO partnered with Mr. Bigley to supply the shack with items for sale. The fifth graders voted to provide the volleyball net as a parting gift to their alma-mater.


Here is a message sent by Mr. Bigley about the first purchasing opportunity.


Lightning's Supply Shack will be open for business starting October 19th. I tried to pick times when the whole grade is in one spot. Thank you for your flexibility.

Grade 1-October 19 - 12:40-1:35.
Grade 2-October 20 - 9:10-9:55.
Grade 3-October 21 - 9:10-10:10.
Grade 4-October 22 - 2:10-3:10
Grade 5-October 23 - 12:00-1:00

Last year was a huge success. The profits were used to purchase the volleyball set for out on the field. Have a great day!


Here is a link to more information: Lightning Supply Shack

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Student Life

In addition to World and School News, the new, improved Willow Lane News Update will contain articles about topics sensitive to life here at Willow Lane. What do teachers and administrators focus on at the beginning of every school year? Rules: This year we are focusing on behaving appropriately in the hallways.
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Reviews

Reviews can also be about books, toys, games, sports teams and events, movies, etc. Why reviews? Reviews can be very helpful. Would you read a book that twenty people complained about? Of course not. Would you visit a restaurant that several trusted friends told you had bad food? No way! Would you watch a movie that lots of people loved? Sure.


Another nice thing about reviews is that anyone can write them. The Newspaper Club will provide some, but it would be awesome to have many additional reviews written by readers of the paper. Pay attention to deadlines for publication, and look for future contest information.

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Poetry Corner

Written by newspaper staff, faculty, staff, students, friends, family, submit your poetry to be published in the Willow Lane News Update!
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Advice Column

The Newspaper Club is going to have a special team dedicated to reading and answering letters from students seeking advice. Anyone can write a letter to the Advice Column. Look for the special mailbox in the lobby, and submit your letter today!


Although we may not be able to "solve" your problems, we will be happy to help by offering some sound advice. [Thank you to Ms. Gecik for heading up this team.]

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Speaking of comics, did you see the marvelous "Meet the Teacher" movie Mrs. Dweck made?
Willow Lane Meet the Superhero Night
Speaking of "Meet the Teacher" night, did you know that we have some brand new teachers at Willow Lane?
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Did you know that your school missed you over the summer?

Willow Lane welcomes its Incredible Hawks back to its gym, office, lobby, and even restrooms.
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