Willow Parent Bulletin # 7

October 1, 2021

settling in...

One of the things I love most about working in the land of little people is that we get to see all the growth made. In the 30 days since school started, so much has happened. They have the routines down and are digging into math and reading. You will be amazed at how much your wildcat will learn this year!

We had our first fire drill this week, too. We were able to get everyone out of the building and to their safe spot in in 3 minutes and 12 seconds. Thank you for pre-talking the drill with your wildcat!

We have moved Shield testing to during PE on Thursdays. The results have taken a few days the last couple of times, which usually means over the weekend. We will still follow our normal procedures of calling any positive cases or close contacts and emailing a letter to any impacted classrooms.

Since Open House was an outdoor event this year, I thought I would also share with you a few scenes from inside the building!

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th kicked off Hispanic Heritage month. You can click the link below to see many of the LatinX authors and illustrators to which your child has been exposed.

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Foundation 153 Fund Run

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate. It was a beautiful and fun filled morning. You have some FAST children. They were also very sweet with encouragement as they whipped past us slower adults! Our wildcat winners were:

females 6 and under:

1. Helena Holcomb

2. Quinn Danadio

3. Melody Holcomb

4. Haajar Ryan

males 6 and under:

1. Cameron Duffin

2. Luke Young

3. Peter Kempe

females 7-8 years old:

1. Emilia Leahy

2. Vivian Lewis

3. Liz Riley

4. Olivia Sanders Kim

males 7-8 years old:

1. Zachary Humm

2. Oliver Jacobsen

Congratulations to all who came out to help, participate, or cheer on the others!

Book Blurb: " The New Small Person"

Uh oh! Elmore Green was an only child until a new small person came into his life. The New Small Person, written and illustrated by Lauren Child, tells Elmore’s story of how this small person has invaded his perfectly ordered life. All throughout the story he refers to his brother as “the small person” and not until almost the very end does he acknowledge that this little guy is his brother and is here to stay. The ending is just adorable with a little sibling twist. The Homewood Public Library has a copy on its shelves for checkout.


Oct 1: Willow Wear orders due

Oct 4: Willow Wear orders due- really, we mean it today!

Oct 7: Picture day

Oct. 11: NO SCHOOL- Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 12-13: Fire Department Safety Days

Oct. 29: Halloween Parade outside at 8:30 AM

Nov. 7: Daylight saving time ends- change your clocks back

Nov. 11: Veterans' Day- we do have school

Nov. 12: End of 1st trimester

Nov. 22: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students

Nov. 23: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students

Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL for students

Dec. 17: 1:35 PM EARLY RELEASE

Dec. 20- Jan. 3: Winter break

Jan. 4: Students return to school