The Way of the Wildcat

Silas Willard Newsletter-November 7, 2022

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RESPONSIBILITY is the November focus of the month!

Responsibility: The Mishebeshu (lynx) is one of our Silas Willard Wildcats. The lynx represents the incredibly important skill of demonstrating trustworthiness. For the purpose of our monthly focus in November, we are going to take the concept of trustworthiness to a new level. We are going to focus on the idea of responsibility in the following manner:

  • Being Reliable: Doing what you say you are going to do when you are supposed to do it

  • Dependable: People can depend on you to follow through on your responsibilities (i.e.-homework, jobs, etc.)


November 8: No School-Election Day

November 11: No School-Veterans Day

November 22: 1 Hour Early Dismissal

November 23: No School-P/T Conference Day

November 24-25: No School-Thanksgiving Break

November 28: 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Peoria Riverfront Museum

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December 1st is our FAMILY READING NIGHT! Please save the date and participate in our reading night... Reading is SNOW much fun!

Please join us for our family reading night on December 1st! We plan to enjoy the following during our family reading night: read-alouds of wintertime stories, the creation of snow-like crafts, a student book walk, and a gift bag of goodies for more reading fun at home for all those that attend! We will also provide dinner for those who attend! Please join us to have SNOW much fun at our reading night! The reading activities will begin at 5:35pm but you may join us for dinner prior to the start at 5pm. We will conclude the evening at 7pm.

Important Information for Wildcat Families

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Milk Money

During our lunch times, we have students who are coming into the lunch lines just to get a milk. If a student needs to purchase milk, they must have money put on their accounts to do so. We do not give away the milk for free unless it is purchased in conjunction with a school lunch. If a student is simply wanting milk they must have money on their accounts to do so.

Thank you!

The Silas Willard Parent Calendar is LIVE!

Please go to to check out our website! You will find our Silas Willard Parent Calendar linked at the bottom of the page with upcoming events and activities at Silas Willard!

Reminders about arrival and dismissal to school:

  • Pull ALL the way up in the "U" area. Trust the process and follow the staff members' guidance in the "U" area pick-up. If a staff member is asking you to pull up or motioning for you to pull up, simply do so. We are all doing our best to get you in and out of arrival/dismissal as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Pulling up all the way through the "U" area allows us to get moe cars off of Seminary St.
  • Be mindful of our crossing guards as they are doing their best to provide safe crossing for all of our Wildcats.

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