Willow Parent Bulletin #2

August 27, 2021

Keeping everyone safe

Thank you so much for all of your help getting the year started. There are a couple of areas where we could really use a little more assistance!

pick up and drop off:

We appreciate everyone pulling down as far as possible and staying in line. The morning drop off is designed like a "kiss and drop." Someone in a loud, neon vest will open the door and help your child get out. Please do not exit your vehicle.

If you arrive after 8AM, and there are no staff in the vests outside, you should walk your child to the office and sign him/her in for the day. Please do not drop off and pull away if you do not see staff present.

One of the things that we have noticed is the number of parents picking up their wildcats and then crossing in the middle of the street. We have crossing guards in 3 places on the front side of the building for your safety and convenience. Since you teach them as much as we do, we need you to model the safe crossing of streets with them.


The vast majority of our wildcats are doing a great job keeping their masks on properly. We know it's hard with tiny faces! If you can please work with your child to keep the mask covering his/her nose and if he/she can't, please consider a different type or style of mask. Since you'll be emptying your child's backpack this weekend, it's a great time to wash their masks and check the fit. We appreciate it!

buses: Thank you for all your patience with the bus situation. We contract with an outside company and share your frustration with the driver shortage. Any time we become aware there will be an issue, we will notify you as soon as possible. The robo-calls/texts go to the phone number you listed when registering.

Have a super weekend! Thanks for being our partner!

Back Playground Face-lift

Starting next Monday, we will have a painter adding games to the playground on the north side of the building. This will be a 3-4 day project as we make that area more engaging and fun for the students.

Classes that normally line up back there ( DAstici, Vazquez, Wendt, Whalen and Korso) will be lining up on the east side of the building, alongside door F. We appreciate your help with keeping everyone off the fresh paint.

Foundation 153 Fund Run

Foundation 153 has one of their fun, family events coming in September. The Fund Run is a 5K for those of you who are runners ( and still fun for those of us who are definitely walkers). Afterwards there are kids event like the 153 yard dash. You can get more information and sign up at:https://foundation153.org/events/
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Speech Screenings

All of our students in K-2 have been screened by our Speech pathologists since the start of school. ( PreK students are done at screening.) If it was felt that your child would benefit in our Speech Intervention program, your will be contacted directly. Please refer to the chart below to help understand which sounds are developmentally appropriate and at which age. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
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Sept. 3: NO SCHOOL

Sept. 6: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day

Sept. 16: NO SCHOOL- Yom Kippur

Sept. 23: OPEN HOUSE- stay tuned for more information. This will be an outdoor event.

Sept. 24: 11:40 EARLY DISMISSAL

Sept. 26: Fund Run