WILLOW CREST NEWS
Hello Willow Crest Families,
I sincerely hope the winter break with your children was filled with joy. We are very happy to have your children back in school and it has been wonderful hearing their stories about all the fun they had over break.
Looking forward we have six weeks of nearly uninterrupted learning, so we will work very hard to advance learning for your child. That said, we are looking forward to sharing the progress your child has made during parent/teacher conferences next month, February 21 and 22.
Finally, I want to share that we have 18 students who have Perfect Attendance since the start of the school, and 89 students who have missed less than 2 days. That is amazing!
Ray Marshall, Principal
Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 NO SCHOOL- MLK Day.
EVERY MONDAY IS PLC MONDAY- SCHOOL START TIME IS 10:00
SCHOOL ENDS AT 3:30PM. STUDENTS SHOULD BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 3:45PM
Willow Crest Basketball Games
Starting next week (January 16th), Team 2 will have practices on Mondays and Wednesdays and not Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Also, our team has added two games to the schedule and have rescheduled the game we missed early in our season. Listed below are the games left on our schedule.
Basketball Schedule Team 2 (4th/5th Grade)
Date. School Location of Game
Friday 1/12 M. View (home game)
Thursday 1/18 Lake Hood (home game)
Friday 1/19 @ Muldoon (away game)
Thursday 1/25 @ Tyson (away game)
Friday 1/26 Bowman (home game)
Friday 2/2 @ Klatt 2 (away game)
Monday 2/12 @Williwaw (away game)
Basketball Schedule Team 1 (6th Grade)
Friday 1/12 @ Spring Hill
Friday 1/19 Trailside
Tuesday, 1/23, Lake Hood
Friday 1/26 @ ANCS 1
Friday 2/2 North Star
*All schedules subject to change in case of emergencies. Thank you for your flexibility.
Willow Crest is preparing for exciting family nights coming up in the near future. Please stay tuned for future dates!
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!!!
A friendly reminder that Battle of the Books is on Feb. 1, 2024. They will compete against other teams at West High School.
COACH KAREN'S MESSAGE
Happy New Year
Its wonderful to have everyone back in the building as we start the second half of the school year.
As we are seeing longer days and more sunlight, this is a time we see students growing in incredible ways. One of the ways we encourage parents to support this growth is to read read read with your child, or have them reading to you or a sibling.
You should be hearing regularly from your child's teacher on the progress yourr child is making according to the AK Reads Act. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please feel free to reach out to the school.
Report cards will go out Friday, Jan 12, 2024.
Students are just completing their iReady Math diagnostic along with our Winter mClass diagnostics.
MAP scores outline that students can support continued growth by practicing letter naming, letter sounds, blending, and fluency. Reading to your child or having your child read aloud is a great way to practice all of these things.
Parents can extend this learning by asking comprehension questions about what their child read.
iReady MyPath and Boost are also great ways you can support your child's academic growth at home.
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is always exciting- even though it’s really just another day, there is a feeling of freshness and newness that can inspire us to make meaningful changes in our lives. As you begin the new year, check in with your children about what their hopes and dreams are. Help them create goals and learn about consistency. These are skills we all need to have throughout our lives!
In our counselor lessons this month, we’re talking about careers! Helping kids dream big and think about their interests and skills is a fun way to help them get excited about learning. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. I’m at school on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 2:45pm.
Willow Crest Elementary School -- 907-742-1006Wednesday -- Friday 8:30am -- 2:45pm
Cama'i, Willow Crest Indigenous Learners!
Mr. Tiede here. I'm still looking to enroll all eligible students into our Title VI Indigenous Education Program before the deadline closes! Only those students who are successfully enrolled into the program prior to the deadline's cutoff will be able to attend our field trip(s) to the Alaska Native Heritage Center and/or other venues.