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Weekly News You Can Use: 9/9/22

Standing Strong Together

Tomorrow we celebrate the life of Devin MCGregor, forever a Willard Owl.

Please see the beautiful image below for his service information.

On September 21st, the International Day of Peace, we will host a Peace Celebration to honor Devin. This event will occur during school hours from 1:45-3:15 pm. More details will be forth coming.

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Join Us For Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night will occur on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Please join us to:

  • Meet your child's teachers
  • See your children's classrooms
  • Learn about our new Standards Based Grading Report Cards
  • Learn about our Curriculum: Science, Social Studies, Math, & English Language Arts

We will host 3 rotations:

Rotations 1 & 2 will provide opportunities to meet your children's classroom, resource, and/or Fine Arts, PE, Library teachers.

Rotation 3 will be led by Mr. Johnson & myself.

Picture Day: Friday, September 23rd

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D65's BIG 5

This year we are committed to our BIG 5 & we ask that you will join us.

In everything that we do we are committed to:

  1. Courtesy
  2. Respect
  3. Dignity
  4. Professionalism
  5. Humanity

Please partner with us as we live out the BIG 5 in our daily walk, talk, & communal interactions.

Composting Parent Coaches

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? We are launching composting and need parent compost coaches. These wonderful individuals will help to guide our students as they compost during lunch each day. They will also assist in training interested student leaders.

Please sign up with PTA today.

New School Nurse

Help us to welcome Ms. Heather Hall, R.N. to Willard Elementary! Nurse Hall joined our team this past Tuesday, and is a welcome addition to the Willard team.

If you need to contact her please email or call her at:

Email: hallh@district65.net

Phone: (847) 905-3602

Welcome To Willard

Check out our Welcome to Willard Packet with everything that you would like to know about Willard Elementary School.

Communication Channels

Communication Outlets:


Newsletter- A detailed newsletter will be released on the FIRST Friday of every month.


Quick update- week at a glance. 2nd through fourth/fifth Fridays.


September 21st- Via Zoom

- 10:00-10:45 am

- 6-6:45 pm

Social Media:

  • Follow Us For up to Date Pics of Willard Owl Awesomeness in Action!
  • Facebook: @WillardOwls
  • Instagram: WillardOwlsD65

Upcoming Events

Curriculum Night

  • Wednesday, September 14th
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • In-Person at Willard

International Day of Peace: Peace Celebration

  • Wednesday, September 21st
  • 1:45-3:15 pm
  • Willard

Picture Day

  • Friday, September 23rd

Hispanic Heritage Month

  • September 15th - October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

  • Friday, September 30th
  • 6:00-7:30 pm