WILLOW GROVE WEEKLY UPDATE

GRIZZLY STRONG!

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS! THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS ALMOST HERE!!

Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 2nd, and we can't wait to see our new and returning Grizzlies! Below are some important updates.


LISTEN FOR A CONNECT ED PHONE CALL FROM YOUR TEACHER!!!

On Monday, August 31st, between the hours of 2:45 and 4:45 p.m., students will receive a recorded Connect Ed. phone call message from their NEW TEACHER!


DRIVE BY "MEET & GREET YOUR NEW TEACHER" ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND!!

We are having a drive by "Meet & Greet Your New Teacher" day on the first day of school, September 2nd! This will be a time for students to meet their new teacher and pick up their books and materials to start the school year. Our Educational Foundation will be passing out Supply Kits for those families who purchased them. Our PTA will be passing out rainbow lollipops to our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and mini-lollipops to our 1st through 5th grade students. Please see the drive by schedule and location below.


Drive-By Meet & Greet Your New Teacher Day, Wednesday, September 2nd

8:30 – 10:30 2nd grade (Parking lot) and 3rd grade (Bus circle)

10:45 – 12:45 4th grade, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Watt (Parking lot) and 5th grade (Bus Circle)

1:00 – 3:00 TK/Kindergarten (Parking lot) and 1st grade (Bus Circle)


Due to the "Meet & Greet" taking place on the first day of school, teachers' first live Zoom meeting with their students will be on Thursday, 9/3. We don't want any of our Grizzlies missing out on their very first Zoom meeting with their teacher!


BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT VIDEO PRESENTATION OR ZOOM MEETING

Teachers will be sending out their Back-to-School Night presentation in a recorded format to their families OR hold a Zoom Meeting with their parents on either Wednesday, Sept. 2nd or Thursday, Sept. 3rd. These presentations will include important classroom information for the school year.

NEWS FROM PTA

Calling all Grizzly Families!

NEW PTA Website:

PTA is excited to announce our new and improved website, we can not wait for you to see it!! Check it out at www.willowgrovepta.org

Please consider becoming a PTA Member and help us build our rainbow!

Individual memberships are only $20 each.

Joining is now easier than ever: Go to www.willowgrovepta.org and click memberships to get started.

Why join the PTA when our kids are learning from home?

The purpose of the PTA is to create a community and connect children and families together. More than ever, this connection is vital to the emotional and mental health of our kids.

How can we connect kids when they aren't in school?

With your membership and donations, the PTA is ready to help our kids connect with each other through a variety of online and interactive virtual experiences including science, art, Grizzlies Got Talent and a Fall Harvest Drive-by Parade. Over the summer, the district repaved the playground blacktop. We will use your membership and donations towards repainting the blacktop, supporting teachers, replacing playground equipment (i.e. soccer nets) and making sure it's ready when the doors of Willow Grove open again. Membership is open to everyone! Each person in the family can become a PTA member—parents, grandparents, educators, students and friends. Becoming a member doesn’t require you to volunteer, though we always welcome your time and talent!

Don't forget to ask your employer to match your donation. See if your company is on the corporate matching list. If you see them on the list, contact your HR or Corporate Giving department and let them know you would like them to match! We are only as strong as we are united.

NEW Grizzly Gear

It is that time of year to stock up on Grizzly Gear!! Check out all our new grizzly gear items for this year. We have a special Grizzly Strong shirt, Grizzly hats, neck gaiters and much more! Go to www.willowgrovepta.org to check it out and place your Grizzly Gear Order today!

NEW Virtual Campus Tour

The PTA will be launching a virtual campus tour on September 1st, for all our new and returning grizzlies. Please look for the link at a later date.

Don’t Forget:

PTA will be passing out lollipops to our Grizzlies on September 2nd, during the teacher meet and greet. We can’t wait to see all our new and returning Grizzlies!

Mark your calendars for our PTA Association Meeting. It is on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30pm. Join us to meet the new Executive Board Members and hear what is planned for our school this year. The link to the meeting is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j6303709975pwd=bmZ2VDU3RVRWd2g5N1piTVNTb3J6QT09

Meeting ID: 630 370 9975

Passcode: PTA

NEWS FROM WILLOW GROVE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

SCHOOL SUPPLY KIT DISTRIBUTION

The Willow Grove Educational Foundation will be passing out the school supply kits for those families who purchased them on Wednesday, September 2 during the “Meet & Greet Your New Teacher Day”. Families can pick up supplies during your grade’s scheduled time. Look for the Foundation booth in the parking lot. You will be given the option for the supplies to be delivered to the classroom for when on campus learning returns or take them home with you.


Grizzly Growth Fund is Live!

The 2020-2021 Grizzly Growth Fund has officially launched! The Willow Grove Educational Foundation is strongly committed to fund as many programs as in the past school years, plus funding additional tools for virtual learning if needed. No matter if learning is on campus or virtual, programs such as science, PE, Art and Impact Teachers will all still go on! Now more than ever, we need your support. Your tax-deductible gift of $375 per enrolled child helps us make all this possible. You can donate and learn more at www.willowgrovefoundation.org. Thank you for your generous support!


Willow Grove Educational Foundation Golf Tournament has been postponed again

Unfortunately, we are sad to announce the postponement of the WGEF golf tournament. New date is March 22, 2021. Please update your calendars.

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HOME OF THE GRIZZLIES!

Willow Grove Elementary School, Home of the Grizzlies, is a TK-5 elementary school located in San Diego, CA, and is part of Poway Unified School District.