Willow Parent Bulletin #12
November 5, 2021
Please check the list below to see what your child's grade level has been asked to contribute:
macaroni and cheese
canned carrots, green beans, or corn
cream of mushroom soup
canned sweet potatoes
baking vegetable oil
instant mashed potatoes
French's Fried Onions
Donations can be sent with your child or brought into the Willow Office. Grocery gift cards are also welcomed. Thank you in advance for helping to be sure all our families have a meal for which to be thankful.
Student arriving at 8:05AM or later
When students come in late, it throws off the day for them, as well as the class. They miss critical information in the morning, as well as the class community building activities. Please make a concerted effort to have your child at Willow by 8:00AM.
Please keep these guidelines in mind when helping your child choose clothing for the day. Also be sure to label hats, gloves, coats and boots. Our lost and found could outfit a small army at this point.
During the drill, the office staff will not be available, as they, too, participate. If you are coming in late or call during that time, please be patient until we can resume normal activity. In total, it should take about 15 minutes.
Your wildcat's teacher will be discussing how we safely move to a different area of the room and wait quietly for the all clear signal. You can also help by letting your wildcat know to quickly and quietly follow directions. Please also reassure him/her that we practice this the same way we practice a fire drill. At this age it's a tough balance between teaching them to be safe and also not frightening them. We appreciate your help.
How much sleep do Wildcats need? (from The Sleep Foundation)
- Preschoolers (ages 3-5) require 10-13 hours of sleep
- School-age children (ages 6-13) require 9-11 hours of sleep
- Teenagers (ages 14-17) require 8-10 hours of sleep
A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study found that most American children and teenagers don’t sleep enough5. Nearly 6 in 10 middle schoolers and at least 7 in 10 high schoolers don’t sleep enough on school nights. Of the high school students surveyed, almost two-thirds sleep less than eight hours nightly.
Adhering to sleep schedules with parental support can help students achieve the sleep needed to help them perform their best.
Book Blurb: "Brown Sugar Babe"
Brown Sugar Babe written by Charlotte Watson Sherman and illustrated by Akem
is an endearing story about a little girl who wonders about the color of her skin. Her mother takes her on a journey showing her all the amazing things in the world that are brown and how wonderful each and every one is. Brown Sugar Babe is available through the Matteson Public Library System.
This week in pictures
Lou Malnati's Fundraiser
Frozen 9" deep dish pizza (cheese, sausage, pepperoni, or spinach only).
Also valid on heart-shaped frozen pizzas.
Expires in 6 months.
November is KINDNESS month
Nov. 7: Daylight saving time ends- change your clocks back
Nov. 11: Veterans' Day- we do have school and picture retakes
Nov. 12: End of 1st trimester
Nov. 22: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students
Nov. 23: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students
Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL for students
Dec. 17: 1:35 PM EARLY RELEASE
Dec. 20- Jan. 3: Winter break
Jan. 4: Students return to school