The Wildcat Chat
What's Happening at Willard Next Week? | August 16, 2019
Welcome Back Willard Teachers
We welcomed back our amazing teachers and staff at Willard this week. With the theme of "Take a Walk on the WILD Side," we kicked off their return with our "Finish the Lyric" icebreaker. Excitedly, teachers showcased their dance moves and singing brilliance, to help us get ready for this amazing school year. They participated in two sessions centered on Intention and Influence, both of which aimed to ensure that we work to provide rich instruction to our unique and diverse Wildcat community. The John Champe Marching Knights drum line masterfully serenaded the staff, and Ford's Fish Shack provided an outstanding array of seafood fare. It was an amazing start to the school year, and we look forward to even more powerful moments!
New This Week
Resetting Student Passwords
Loudoun County Public Schools reset all student passwords earlier this week to a default password in the following format: LCPS-MMDDYY where MMDDYY is your child's birth date. Students should log in to LCPSGO (go.lcps.org) and change their password to a strong password prior to the start of school on Thursday, August 22nd.
Instructions on changing their password are accessible here.
If your child is having any problems, they can try using a different browser, e.g. Google Chrome. If this still does not work, your child may come to Willard before the first day of school to have their password reset. Our main office phone number is 571-367-4040.
MSAAC Delegate Information
As we begin this school year, the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC), responsible for supporting Loudoun County Public Schools on its equity journey, is seeking a parent delegate and alternate. Knowing that many will be interested in this opportunity, we have asked that interested parents complete the Google Form. Once the delegate and alternate have been selected, they will receive detailed information about this exceptional opportunity.
Lightridge High School Events
Please take note of the upcoming events supporting the opening of Lightridge:
- Jog/Walk with Principal Event: On Saturday, August 24, starting at 8:00 a.m., Dr. Ryan Hitchman, principal of Lightridge High School, will be at Willard to discuss the progress of the school and answer your questions. Enjoy light refreshments after the 30 minute exercise.
- Principal Coffee Meet & Greet: On Thursday, August 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Dr. Hitchman and additional staff will provide school updates at the Starbucks located inside the Stone Springs Harris Teeter.
You can also follow the progress of Lightridge High School through social media:
Facebook: Lightridge High School
Don't Forget: Last Week Recap
Parent involvement in our school is essential. Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) takes an active role in ensuring the greatness of Willard. If you are interested in being part of this wonderful organization, please come to our first PTA meeting on Monday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Willard Library. We are looking for parents interested in joining our Events and Fundraising Committees. We are also looking for a Membership Chair. If you are interested, please come to our meeting or contact our PTA President, Nona Hunter, at email@example.com. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook! We look forward to you joining this dynamic group!
Did you know that your every day purchases could benefit Willard? Check out what you can do to help support our school.
GIANT FOODS: Visit www.giantfood.com and SIGN IN to your online account. If you do not have an online account, click REGISTER and follow the prompts to create your online account. You will need your 12-digit Giant card number and our school ID: 40761 to provide benefits for our school.
HARRIS TEETER: While visiting your local Harris Teeter, link your VIC card to Willard. Simply tell your fabulous cashier our four-digit school code, 4559.