WILLOW GROVE WEEKLY UPDATE

WE ARE GRIZZLY STRONG!

ONLY 10 MORE DAYS! WE ARE GETTING CLOSER!! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS SEPTEMBER 2ND!

Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 2nd! Here are some important updates.


CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION DAY IS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH

We will be distributing Chromebooks to those students who signed up to check out a Chromebook. Our Chromebook Distribution Day is the is Thursday, August 27th. This Parent/Student Chromebook Agreement form (right click to access forms) must be printed, signed and turned in on the day of distribution for each student that checks out a Chromebook. Below is the schedule for distribution.


Thursday, August 27th:

8:30-9:15, Families with last name A - G

9:15-10:00, Families with last name H – O

10:00 – 10:45, Families with last name P – Z


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CLASSROOM POSTINGS ON AUGUST 31ST! A BRAND NEW WAY!

On the evening of Monday, August 31st, students will receive a recorded Connect Ed. phone call message from their NEW TEACHER! How exciting!


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 below.

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

8:30 – 10:30 2nd and 3rd grades

10:45 – 12:45 4th grade, 5th grade, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Watt

1:00 – 3:00 TK/Kindergarten and 1st grade


We are so excited to create an opportunity for our Grizzlies to meet their new teachers and pick up necessary books and materials! 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!


WGES VIRTUAL LEARNING SCHOOL SCHEDULES

Our Virtual Learning school schedules will be posted on our website as well as I will send them to you in a Connect Ed. as soon as the District reviews and releases the schools' schedules. There will be three schedules: one full day schedule for Kindergarten through 5th grade for Monday - Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 - 3:20, one Thursday Time Banking Day schedule from 9:00 - 1:40, and one Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Transition Days schedule from 9:00 - 12:50.


BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT VIDEO PRESENTATION

Teachers will be sending out their Back-to-School Night presentation in a recorded format to their families on Thursday, Sept. 3rd. This presentation will include important classroom information for the school year.

NEWS FROM PTA

ATTENTION GRIZZLY FAMILIES!!

The PTA would like to welcome all of our new and returning families back to school!! We are looking forward to building our community with you for the 2020-2021 school year. Mark your calendars for our first PTA Association meeting for the year. The PTA Association meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (link to that will be in a later Connect Ed). We would love to see you all at the zoom meeting!

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 September 2nd 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. This was a very successful fundraiser and we appreciate the support!


WELCOME BACK FROM THE WILLOW GROVE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Willow Grove would like to welcome all new and returning families. As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the Willow Grove Educational Foundation has been forced to postpone two of our critical fundraisers. We are trying to stay positive, as these events are the way we fund all of the wonderful programs our little Grizzlies need to receive the enriched education they deserve. We remain positive that these events will still take place this year and will keep everyone updated, as policies regarding group gatherings are constantly evolving. NOW MORE THAN EVER- we implore you to support our upcoming fundraiser. Please update your calendars.


Back to School Parent Party - Postponed - TBD

Golf Tournament @ The Santaluz Club- November 16

Spring Event @ The Del Sur Ranch House - May 1

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STAND BY! MORE INFORMATION IS COMING SOON!!

Information will be included in upcoming messages regarding our New Grizzly Family School Tour video.

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.