Willow Parent Bulletin # 28

April 9, 2021

Hi Parents!

We hope all of you have a good week off! The students came back ready to learn and finish out the rest of the year well! A few short reminders:

  • Students arriving in-person after 8AM are considered tardy and need to be walked to the office to check in.
  • If your child has scheduled times with an interventionist, he/she really needs that small group time so punctuality and attendance should be a priority.
  • When your child is absent, please call to let us know. If he/she is ill, please also let us know the symptoms. The attendance hotline is: 708-647-2200.
  • Pick-up and drop-off are busy times out front. PLEASE do not double park or U-Turn. Be sure to check the signs when you park, too. There are several places where no parking is permitted at any time.
  • Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an approved adult, or they will return to school and need to be picked up.

Thank you to all of you who took time to do the 5 Essentials survey. We appreciate the feedback you provided.

Prepping for next year

We are excited to be getting ready for next year! If you or someone you know has a student who will turn 5 on/before September 1, 2021, that child can start kindergarten next year. Please come by the Willow Office to pick up registration information. Registration starts next week.

As part of planning, parents are encouraged to give input about the learning environment where their child will be most successful. I already get information from your child’s teacher and also appreciate your perspective on how he/she learns best. Any supplemental information on learning style, achievement, and behavior is appreciated. Sometimes a good friend isn’t the best classmate. If you know of any potential personality conflicts with other students, please include that as well.

We do not honor requests for specific teachers since we know they are all well qualified to meet the high expectations in Homewood. Please have your letter in by June 1, 2021. You can email, mail, or drop it in the box outside Door A.

Book Blurb: "Why Am I Me?"

Why Am I Me?, written by Paige Britt and illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, poses the question, Why am I me? It is a story meant to reflect and think about a world where it’s not me or you, just we. This book is available for checkout at the Homewood Public Library in hardcover as well as eBook format.

Weekly announcements:

The announcements this week feature Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Foster, and her daughters Anderson and Miriam.



Apr. 12: Online registration for next year opens

Apr. 21: Administrative Professionals' (Secretaries') Day

Apr. 23: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal

May 7: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal

May 12: School Nurse's Day

May 28: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal

May 31: NO School- Memorial Day

June 1: Parent placement information for next year is due

JUNE 3: LAST DAY - School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal