Willow Parent Bulletin # 26

March 19, 2021

It's a wonky week ....

This week is 4 regular days of school and then EVERYONE is remote on Friday when both the morning and afternoon classes get together from 8-11:30. After that you have a long break and your wildcat doesn't come back or login again until Wednesday, April 7th!


If you are planning to travel during spring break, please be sure to check out the guidelines from the CDC:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html We want to be sure that anyone returning to the building after travel is safe to do so.


If you aren't traveling, Parents.com ( Parents magazine back when I had a little person) came up with ideas to do at home that you can check out at: https://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/ideas/staycation-ideas-for-spring-break/



Whatever you decide, we hope you enjoy the time with your family and create some new memories together! Next week is Spirit Week! Feel free to dress according to the schedule below.

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Don't forget that Willow needs your help!

Please find time to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. This lets both us and the state know what we are doing well and on what we need to improve. We appreciate your input!

https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent

Attention next year's kindergarten students!

We are unable to hold Kindergarten Orientation this year, but are working on a video just for you! If you have a child who will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2021, he/she can start with us in August.


You can pick up your Kindergarten Registration packet beginning on Wednesday, March 24th. The Willow Office is open from 8AM-3:30 PM. On the 24th, we will be here until 6:30 for anyone who can't make it during the day or anyone who has questions. The nurse will also be available. If you come in the evening, please enter through Door B.


Registration will be done online starting April 12-May 21. Even with registration online, you still need to pick up the packet from us because of all the other information it contains. Once your registration gets processed at the District Office and sent to Willow, we will call you to set up a screening date for your child in July.


If you know of anyone living nearby who might miss this information, please pass it on or suggest they call the Willow Office. Thank you!

Announcements- meet our special guest, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. McAlister

While he was over visiting classes this week, we asked Dr. McAlister to give us a hand with the announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance. You can listen along right here:

https://www.loom.com/share/238efb3d2a33409b9ff2a09390803944?sharedAppSource=personal_library

Wowza! Happy numbers super stars!

The following students met BOTH their time target and their task completion assignments the week of March 8-14! We are proud of all of you! Keep it up!

Chase Adams

Christian Burge Harris

Roman Van Swol

Allison Burge Mendez

Michael Williams

Noah Valentine

Kira Adams

Gavin Brewster

Eleanor Heyman

Grace Garland

Cameron Hooks

Alison Orozco

Jordin Carter

Theodore Alford

Fiona Negrette

Jessie Jursa

Max Escamilla

Selina Williams

Ayah Rogers

Abigail Urbanowski

Hazel Klein

Chiemerie Johnson

Realynn Gooden

Savanah Thirston

Eva Doerr

Sofiat Otukoya

Sasha Elabor Christopher

Mark Weichinger

Malik Otukoya

Savannah Ray

Sofia Lopez

Hudson Pries

Laylah Bahar

Aisha Abayomi

Kaisen Vantrease

Caleb Reed

Book Blurb: "Cosmo and the Robot"

Cosmo and the Robot, written and illustrated by award winning author and illustrator Brian Pinkney, is a fantasy story about a young family living on another planet. Cosmo and his sister, Jewel, have many adventures; one of which involves a robot named Rex. Cosmo saves the day using items from his Super Solar System Utility Belt. Cosmo and the Robot can be found through the library system.

Social Emotional Learning- Erin's Law and accessing the Home Links

Parent Instructions on how to access Home Links and Resources after Erin’s Law presentations:

1. Go to website, http://www.secondstep.org/


2. Enter the Kit Activation Code as assigned by your child’s grade level;


Early Learners (Preschoolers): CPUE FAMI LYGE

Kindergartners: CPUE FAMI LYGK

First Graders: CPUE FAMI LYG1

Second Graders: CPUE FAMI LYG2


3. Go to Second Step Child Protection Unit.

4. Click on View Family Resources on the Family Resources tab.

5. Click on your child’s grade level tab.

6. Click on Home Links & Family Resources.

7. Click on Lessons 1 & 2 Home Links for details on lessons being taught as well as activities you can do with your child to reinforce the concepts taught.

Parenting During a Pandemic- see the download for info

Willow School

The Willow Office is here to help your wildcat each day between 8 and 3PM.