The Willard Weekly

April 4, 2016

Dear Willard Families and Community,

Congrats to our Math Field Day Mathematicians! We are looking forward to celebrating you on Monday at our Morning Assembly. Thank you to Mrs. Bracamonte and Mrs. Van Der Heide for coaching these dynamic scholars.

4th Grade Honors

Conceptual Understanding

Team A- Bronze

Team B- Bronze

Alternate Team- Bronze

Problem Solving

Team A- Gold

Team B- Bronze

Alternate Team- Bronze

Conceptual/ Procedural Skills

Team A- Silver

Team B- Bronze

Alternate Team- Bronze

5th Grade Honors

Conceptual Understanding

Team A- Silver

Team B- Gold

Computation/ Procedural Skills

Team A- Silver

Team B- Bronze

Problem Solving

Team A- Silver

Team B- Silver

Alternates- 2 silvers and a gold

IB Attitude and Learner Profile

Our IB attitude for the month of April is Independence, which means making one’s own judgements while being reasonable. The profile attribute that we are celebrating is being reflective, which means we work to understand our responses and how those responses support our learning and personal development. (IBO, 2009). Please share these with your child(ren) and discuss how these traits are helpful in daily life and learning.

WAF's Price is Right Silent Auction

Come on down! The Price Is Right Silent Auction is coming to Willard! Willard Annual Fund (WAF) is auctioning off prizes that any Willard family would love — a personal parking spot in the teachers' lot, Principal for a Day, front row 5th Grade graduation seats, tickets to the Rose Parade, teacher experiences, and much more! The auction will take place at school during the week of May 2nd and it will end the night of Open House, May 5th, at 8:00pm. Start saving so you can bid on fantastic experiences and get a great deal in the process!

Your child will be bringing home a flyer requesting donations for the auction. If there are skills or experiences you or your family would be willing to donate, we’d love to have them. We’ve listed a myriad of options on the flyer or feel free to donate something we haven’t thought of yet! Proceeds from the auction will go toward the purchase of the new shade structure and to supplement IB costs. Donation slips can be dropped off at the front office.

Running Club

Don’t forget that running club runs every morning from 7:30-7:45.

Green Team

We won the Grades of Green Honor for Outstanding Composting Program. Please wear green on Tuesday to support Willard's Green Team.

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Did you know that all 4th graders receive a free pass for Federal Parks (families are included)? Please check out this website for more information.

Dates to Note:


April 6 4:00-6:30 pm at Madison Elementary is PUSD’s Early Childhood Education Extravaganza.

4.7 All Orchestra and Band Concerts at 8:30 am and 9:30 am

4.7 Elementary Music Festival 6:30 pm at EIiot Arts Magnet

4.8 Innovation Exposition at McKinley, Viewing at 5:00-6:00 pm and Awards at 6:00 pm

4.11 SBAC Testing Begins (more information will be sent home from each teacher)

4.15 PTA's Movie Night

4.21 SSC at 3:00 pm and AAPC at 5:30 pm

4.29 Coffee with the Principal at 8:00 am


5.5 Open House

5.19 Dance Festival

5.19 SSC Meeting at 3:00 pm AAPC at 5:30 pm

5.23 IB Exhibition

5.27 Coffee with the Principal at 8:00 am

5.31 ELAC at 8:00 am Parent Work Day at 8:30 am

5.31 5th grade Luncheon


6.2 5th grade Culmination

6.2 Last Day of School

Thank you for partnering with our school to continue the educational excellence that Willard offers our children.

Angela Elizondo Baxter

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