WILLOW GROVE WEEKLY UPDATE

GRIZZLY STRONG!

WHAT A GREAT START TO THE 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

WE made it through our first week of school, and it was GREAT! It was wonderful to see all of our new and returning students during our drive by "Meet & Greet Your New Teacher" day! Teachers began connecting with their students via Zoom last Thursday and focused on their class getting to know each other, practicing classroom routines and procedures, and creating a positive learning environment for all. Thank you, students, teachers, and parents, for all of your hard work this past week to make the opening of our school year successful! We are truly Grizzly Strong!!


PUSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ~ SEPT. 10TH

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Phelp's "Welcome Message" on Sept. 2nd regarding the preparation for a phased reopening of our schools. I encourage you to watch the PUSD School Board meeting this Thursday, September 10th, for more information.


"Now that San Diego County has amended its public health order as of September 1, 2020, to allow for in-person instruction, Poway Unified is preparing for a phased reopening approach, starting with our students with special needs and our youngest learners. At next week’s September 10th Board of Education meeting, staff will present an updated reopening plan that recommends elementary schools open first as well as small groups at the secondary levels. Following the Board Meeting, I will communicate any updates and decisions with you. We will notify families and staff with as much notice as possible before any transitions to AM/PM or A/B in-person learning take place."


NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

View the Livestream here ( Available at time of meeting)

NEWS FROM PTA

NEW PTA Website and Virtual Campus Tour

Check it out at www.willowgrovepta.org


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.


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!

NEWS FROM WILLOW GROVE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

YOUR DONATIONS FUND SO MUCH

The Willow Grove Educational Foundation needs to raise money even if we are on virtual learning.


Here's why:

Your donations fund 9 additional teachers at Willow Grove! This would not be possible without contributions from Willow Grove families. Your donation of $375 per enrolled child funds technology, Science with Mr. Wollitz, Impact Teachers for all grades, PE with Coach Nate, the new PTA/Foundation Art program....and much more!


We have made it easy for you to donate TODAY. You can go online at http://www.willowgrovefoundation.org.


Follow the Foundation on social media to see more of your donations at work: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Wishing our Willow Grove community a very Happy Labor Day!

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HOME OF THE GRIZZLIES!

Willow Grove Elementary School, Home of the Grizzlies, is a TK-5 elementary school located in San Diego, CA, and is part of Poway Unified School District.