Willow Parent Bulletin #16

December 16, 2022


It's here! Please label those boots and snow pants! The Lost and Found is packed full of fall clothing already! If you are planning on some Willow Hill time after school, please remember that the back parking lot is for staff parking until after school hours. It helps us keep the students walking to the bus safe. Please also stay clear of the handicapped parking unless the person for whom your placard was issued is with you.

You'll notice we have orange safety cones all over the place. Some of them are for pot holes, others to delineate no parking and some are used by the Police department to close streets. Please keep an eye out for them when driving.

Next week is spirit week and all sorts of activities. You can check the calendar below in addition to the newsletter your teacher sends home for details.

E-Learning ( formerly known as snow days)

For our students, we will use a combination of Zoom time with the class/teacher and independent work. We will be sending home a couple of things for you today. Please stash these someplace safe in the event we will not be in session in the building.

One of those items is a QR code unique to your child called a Clever badge. He/she will use this in conjunction with the iPad. Hanging it on the fridge or someplace easily seen is a great idea. The second thing that will come home will be a packet of work. Only do these if we have a snow day. Your Wildcat's teacher will be going over specific pieces during the daily Zoom times, so completing it before then is of no benefit.

When we know ahead of time that the weather may not cooperate, we will be sending home your child's school issued iPad. It will come home charged and should be turned off when not doing the specific assignments the teacher has requested. We will not be sending home charging cords. The iPad should return to school with your child the next day we are in session so it can continue to be used as a learning tool in class.

Reading, by the numbers:

Family conversations

This week's topic to share with your Wildcat is....Who is someone you admire? Tell your Wildcat all about him/her/them!

Give them a shout out

If you want to let a Willow staff member know he/she/they are doing a great job, here's how:


I share all of your kind and encouraging words with the staff!

Don't want to cook? Help the Parent Music Association and dine out!

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Dec 19: hat and crazy socks day

Dec 20: silly sweater and scarf day/ Send in Shield test

Dec 21: favorite color day/ Grinch or Snow day in 1st grade

Dec 22: all school pajama day and early dismissal at 11:40 AM

Dec 23-Jan 8: Winter Break

Jan 4: Back to School Shield Testing at James Hart 9AM-1PM

Jan 9: Back to school- Happy New Year!

Jan 10: Send in Shield test

Jan 16: No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 17: Send in Shield test

Jan 24: Send in Shield test

Jan 31: Send in Shield test

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