Willow Parent Bulletin #15
December 18, 2020
The halls are too quiet, the only sing-a-long has been in my head, and there aren't 100's of little Who and Grinch costumes roaming the building. So much of what has always been my holiday just isn't this year. I won't celebrate with my dad for the first time since I was born (back when we really did walk a mile both ways to school in the snow.) That hurts my heart, but pales to compare with so many who have faced loss this year.
I think what gets many of us through ugly sweater season is the kindness of others. During a time when the slightest thing can bring someone to tears, focusing on all those little moments, and then paying them forward, has been a blessing. Maybe it's holding a door, shoveling snow if it ever comes, helping carry groceries, or paying the bill for the person behind you in the drive thru. When you work in the land of little people, kindness looks like a home made card or a drawing of the teacher... with or without all of the limbs...it's all good, we love it all the same.
So my hope for all of you this season is one of kindness... for your little wildcat, for your neighbors, and for yourself. I hope in this season of giving and receiving that you experience both and that it becomes the foundation for a new tradition in some way.
Be safe and blessed, Wildcats. Here's to a Happy New Year!
Book Blurb- "Best Friends in the Universe"
The Nutcracker and music class
3 Ways to Help Homewood PTA
Homewood PTA will get 10% when you present this flyer at the time of your purchase.
2.Homewood Parent-Teacher Association's No-Bake Bake Sale
Submit a favorite family recipe for PMA's future "Greatest Hits Cookbook" and support music education in District 153 by donating the money you would have spent on ingredients.
3.Register Your Student for District 153's Winter Break Read-a-Thon
Homewood PTA and Bookie's have planned fun incentives and prizes to keep our students reading during the winter break. More information here.
Holiday Blues in the Time of Covid
If you missed the presentation by Marie Goulet, you can see it here:
Social Emotional Learning- Engaging in Conversation Skills
Dec. 19-Jan 3: Winter Break
Jan. 4: remote learning resumes
Jan. 7: 1st decision date to return to in-person learning
Jan. 8: PreK snack pick up
Jan 18: No School- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 21: 1st target to return to school
Jan 22: PreK snack pick up