Willow Parent Bulletin #25

March 12, 2021

Hi wildcats!

This week brought us warm weather, report cards, and a whole lotta confusion about school being in session on Fridays.


Today you will be able to access your child's report card through the parent portal. You will receive an email regarding this. It will let you know on what skills the teachers focused this trimester. When you go to the Parent Portal you will need to enter your username and password to login. On the left side where it says documents, select the one that corresponds with your child's grade level. Once you click on the correct one, a PDF will open in a new window. You can either print or save.


Willow students attend school Monday through Friday, UNLESS it is otherwise indicated on the calendar. You can always find a calendar at the bottom of the Parent Bulletin. I know this gets a little confusing since James Hart is all remote on Fridays. When you see School Improvement Day (SIP), those are early release days that are full remote. We will e-blast reminders, too. We appreciate all the calls today.


A quick reminder, too that school starts at 8:00 AM. If your child is remote, he/she should be logged on and if he/she is coming into the building, he/she needs to be here no later than 8:00AM. Students arriving after that time will need to be escorted by their grown up to the office for a tardy slip and health check.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Numbers = Happy Teachers

The following students met either their time or task target ( or both!) that the teacher set last week! Way to go Wildcats!

Hudson Pries

Alexander Nickerson

Larry Nelson

Adeline McNicholas

Eva Doerr

Lucia Bushong

Samantha McCullough

Ja'Dore Watkins

Sofiat Otukoya

Alani Cotton

Theodore Alford

Adrian Mendez

Noah Valentine

Randon Riley

Kira Adams

McKenzie Robinson

Colm O'Brien

Donavan Taylor

Gianna Rostoker

Grace Garland

Marshall Harrison

Rose Smith

Zoey Grubbs

Cameron Hooks

Lillian LaPlante

Jessie Jursa

Max Escamilla

Selina Williams

Daniel Galvan

Jayce Berry

Judah Hopkins

Laylah Bahar

Miriam Foster

Mailk Otukoya

Miri Bohr

Carson Garhammer

Guiliana Martinez

Abigail Burns

Callan Jolivette

Ethan Kelly

Isla Horan

Lara Horan

Raelynn Gooden

Keliani Harris

Anderson Foster

Christian Burge Harris

Harper Richey

Kaisen Vantrease

Andrew Carron

Juelle Patterson

Parent Survey- We Need Your Input!

Please help the Willow staff know what's going well and where to improve by taking the 5 Essentials Survey. Your input is important to us! Thank you!

https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent

announcements: starring Nurse Straney

Nurse Gail Straney put down her thermometer and took a break from health checks to bring you the birthdays and Pledge of Allegiance.

https://www.loom.com/share/2591eda55f80420e881cec1b779aa465

Book Blurb- "Amadi's Snowman"

Amadi’s Snowman, written by Katia Novet Saint-Lot, is an endearing story about a young Nigerian boy who discovers that his curiosity about a man made of snow leads to a love of reading. This wonderful story is available in an eBook format through the Homewood Public Library.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)- Erin's Law

Our Social Worker, Ms. Aschinger, and Counselor, Mrs. Lang, will beginning their lessons on child safety soon. The first lesson will be recorded and you can view it the week of March 22nd. This will come in lieu of your child's normal SEL lesson. The second lesson will also be recorded and take place the week of April 12th. It, too, will replace that week's SEL.


The third lesson will be an "in-person" lesson the week of May 3rd. During this lesson the students will hear use of proper anatomical language. All lessons will have home links for parents to follow up with at home. If you feel this state mandated part of the curriculum is not something in which you want your child to participate, please complete the opt out letter that is included and return it to the Willow School Office.


You can find more information at:

http://www.erinslawillinois.org

https://www.secondstep.org/child-protection


HOMEWOOD PTA COOK’S NIGHT OUT AT TWISTED Q!

Enjoy some delicious food from Homewood’s own, Twisted Q BBQ, on Wednesday March 24th!

Dine in or carry out between the hours of 10:30am and 8pm, and Homewood PTA will receive 20% of the funds raised. The paper flier MUST be printed and presented when you order.

Homewood PTA appreciates your support!

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calendar

Mar. 17: St. Patrick's Day

Mar. 26: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal

Mar. 29-April 6: Spring Break

Apr. 7: students return to learning

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

May 31: NO School- Memorial Day

Willow School

The Willow Office is available to help you each day between 8 AM and 3 PM.