WILLOW GROVE WEEKLY UPDATE
GRIZZLY STRONG NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH!
SCHOOL REOPENING NEWS
On Thursday, September 10th, our School Board approved that elementary schools will re-open. There will be two phases of reopening- one group of schools will open on October 1 and the other group will open on October 12. The District will be making the decision regarding which schools will open in each phase. As soon as I get confirmation on our reopening date, I will let you know. Please note that if you chose VLA for your child, your child will continue learning virtually even after schools reopen for in-person instruction.
The School Board also is monitoring the tiered list to see where San Diego County is on September 24, which is their next Board meeting. Where the county is on the tiered list will be taken into consideration for the October 1 opening.
5TH GRADE BAND/ORCHESTRA NEWS
Mrs. Posteraro, our Band/Orchestra teacher, will be hosting a band/orchestra music book distribution event. This will be a drive-through our school parking lot event. Please roll down your window, tell her which instrument your child plays, and she will hand you the book. (Orchestra students will also receive an "Orchestra Tuning Project" flyer and flashcards.)
If you have not completed the online band/orchestra registration or scanned/sent Mrs. Posteraro the physical registration form, please hand the completed registration form to her when you pick up your book.
You are welcome to come to any of the following school sites to pick up the book:
Shoal Creek Elementary School (SCES)- Sept. 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Willow Grove Elementary School (WGES)- Sept. 17, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Monterey Ridge Elementary School (MRES)- Sept. 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Park Village Elementary School (PVES)- Sept. 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Adobe Bluffs Elementary School (ABES)- Sept. 22, 4:00pm-6:00pm
If you are unable to pick up the music book during any of the dates/times above, you may pick up a book from our school office beginning Sept. 24.*
NEWS FROM PTA
NEW PTA Website and Virtual Campus Tour
Check it out at www.willowgrovepta.org
Want to see our 1st Virtual Friday Flag from 9/11/2020?
Click the link below to view it
Room Parent Meeting
The PTA will be having a room parent meeting on Thursday, September 24th at 12:30pm. This meeting will be to discuss new and old roles for the room parent/s. We will be giving out information for our room parent/s to have a successful year with their class. If you are interested in being the room parent please make sure you attend the meeting to learn all about the role and to ask any questions you may have.
If you are interested the link to the meeting is below.
Topic: Room Parent Meeting
Time: Sep 24, 2020 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 630 370 9975
NEW Grizzly Gear
It is that time of year to stock up on Grizzly Gear!! Check out all our new grizzly gear items for this year. We have a special Grizzly Strong shirt, Grizzly hats, neck gaiters and much more! Go to www.willowgrovepta.org to check it out and place your Grizzly Gear Order today!
Please consider becoming a PTA Member and help us build our rainbow!
Individual memberships are only $20 each.
Joining is now easier than ever: Go to www.willowgrovepta.org and click memberships to get started.
Why join the PTA when our kids are learning from home?
The purpose of the PTA is to create a community and connect children and families together. More than ever, this connection is vital to the emotional and mental health of our kids.
How can we connect kids when they aren't in school?
With your membership and donations, the PTA is ready to help our kids connect with each other through a variety of online and interactive virtual experiences including science, art, Grizzlies Got Talent and a Fall Harvest Drive-by Parade. Over the summer, the district repaved the playground blacktop. We will use your membership and donations towards repainting the blacktop, supporting teachers, replacing playground equipment (i.e. soccer nets) and making sure it's ready when the doors of Willow Grove open again. Membership is open to everyone! Each person in the family can become a PTA member—parents, grandparents, educators, students and friends. Becoming a member doesn’t require you to volunteer, though we always welcome your time and talent!
Don't forget to ask your employer to match your donation. See if your company is on the corporate matching list. If you see them on the list, contact your HR or Corporate Giving department and let them know you would like them to match! We are only as strong as we are united.
NEWS FROM WILLOW GROVE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
SHOP AND DINE FOR WILLOW GROVE AT VUORI, RUMUER, LITTLE APPLE, AND MORE!
On Thursday, September 24 at The Del Mar Highlands shop for Willow Grove at Vuori, Rumuer, and Little Apple! Then, dine after you shop at California Native and Handel’s Ice Cream. 20% of the proceeds will be donated back to Willow Grove Educational Foundation. Bring your friends! Don’t forget to bring the flyer with you!
GRIZZLY GROWTH FUND HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!
The 2020-2021 Grizzly Growth Fund has officially launched! The Willow Grove Educational Foundation is raising critical funds to continue our school's dedicated science program, ART, P.E. instruction -- and much, much more! Your tax-deductible gift of $375 per enrolled child helps make this all happen! You can donate and learn more at www.willowgrovefoundation.org. Thank you for your generous support!