Willow Parent Bulletin #16

January 8, 2021

Dear Families,

Happy New year! It's been an eventful first week back to remote learning. The staff was excited to see your wildcats' faces and hear about their adventures over the break. There was even some action on Willow Hill!

It's reassuring that despite the turmoil elsewhere, that school, even in remote form, remains a constant. Constant in the dedication of our staff to your student's learning and constant in being a safe place to grow both emotionally and academically.

Your wildcat's journey is a partnership, with each of us having a special role. I know that with continued collaboration, honest communication, and our mutual love for your wildcat, we can make this year memorable for all the right reasons.

Announcements featuring Mr. Slivka

You can hear this week's birthdays and the Pledge of Allegiance here:


Weekly Book Blurb- "When I Grow Up, Misty Copeland"

When I Grow Up, Misty Copeland is a Scholastic Level 3 reader biography. Lexi Ryals’ story about the famous ballerina’s life is written in an easy to read, factual, timeline format, with a motivational section at the end to remind the reader that with hard work and determination you can achieve your dreams too. Also included is a glossary used to define many of the ballet terms used in the book. While not available at the Homewood Public Library, it can be found at the Glenwood-Lynwood and Matteson Public Libraries.

PTA Spirit Wear Fundraiser

You can help support PTA and also get some fun Willow Wear using the link below.


Homewood Science Center

Community Art Project

"If I Were a Bird"

Homewood Science Center and Homewood Arts Council ask you to contribute poems, paintings, sketches, sculptures, photographs, and more to be displayed in the windows at 2018 Ridge Rd.

Drop off your project to 2018 Ridge Rd.

Saturday January 9 & 23



Jan 18: No School- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan19: data check for return to school

Jan 22: PreK snack pick up

Feb 1: possible return date pending Jan 19 metrics

Feb 2: data check for return to school

Feb 12: PreK snack pick up

Feb 14: Valentine's Day


Feb 16: possible return date pending Feb 2 metrics 100th Day of School

Feb 22: data check for return to school