Willow Parent Bulletin #9

October 15, 2021

We've been busy!

Willow is all things apples and pumpkins right now! As the weather cools, please be sure your child is properly dressed and his/her name is located on belongings. Our Lost and Found is already starting to fill. If your wildcat is missing anything, it might be down there! If you'd like to have a look, please stop by the office and present your ID and proof of vaccination.

The Homewood Fire Department was here this week talking about safety at both home and school. These rainy weekends are a great time to make sure your home has working smoke detectors and an emergency escape plan. Fire drills aren't just for school.

We had a little glitch with the Willow Wear order due to supply train issues. There are no red t-shirts or navy sweatshirts to be had in children's sizes. I picture them on a boat somewhere out on the ocean. We were able to switch the colors around and fill the order that way. So- our t-shirts will be in navy and our sweatshirts in red. If you placed an order and no longer want the items due to the color change, just let the office know and we will refund you order. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

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Students should wear their costume to school on October 29 and bring clothes for changing later. Weather permitting, the parade will begin at 8:30. We will walk around the building on the sidewalks. You are more than welcome to watch. We ask that you safely distance, wear a mask, and leave ample room on the sidewalks for the students.

Room parties will follow the parade. We will not be serving any food during the parties, so your child should bring his/her regular snack.

Costumes should be violence and gore free. There are no weapons allowed. Masks will not be worn during the parade or party for students' safety. If we are able to parade and the weather is on the cool side, we will have students wear their coats. Please take all these things into mind when choosing a costume.

Book Blurb: "Finding Kindness"

Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Irene Chan, Finding Kindness shows the reader that kindness comes in many different forms. Sharing this book with our students is just one example. This book will make a great addition to our kindness collection at Willow School. The Homewood Public Library does have this on their shelf available for check out.


Oct. 29: Halloween Parade outside at 8:30 AM

Oct 29: early release at 11:40 AM

November is KINDNESS month

Nov. 7: Daylight saving time ends- change your clocks back

Nov. 11: Veterans' Day- we do have school

Nov. 12: End of 1st trimester

Nov. 22: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students

Nov. 23: Parent-Teacher conferences- NO SCHOOL for students

Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL for students

Dec. 17: 1:35 PM EARLY RELEASE

Dec. 20- Jan. 3: Winter break

Jan. 4: Students return to school