Willow Creek Newsletter

May 2nd, 2022

Message from the Principal

Hello Willow Families,

I hope you are doing well. We have had a busy last few weeks with the rollout of PBIS Rewards, Testing, and our Suspension Pilot. We also have a few things coming up here in the next couple weeks for you to be aware of.

This week we pass the mid-quarter point for quarter 4. Please take some time to connect with your student to review Skyward.

You may have heard from your students about PBIS Rewards. It is a new app that we are rolling out to students and learning this year. Students earn points for their work and meeting schoolwide expectations. They can then spend the points on prizes and rewards in the building. The PTSA will be helping partially fund out rewards for students. One area we would ask you to consider helping out with is donating items that we can include in our prize pool. PTSA will fund some of the smaller rewards, but we are hoping to do some large point raffles for big ticket items. If you are interested in helping with any of these, please let us know.

We are for the most part wrapped up with MCA testing. We have minimal make-up testing remaining. We do have FastBridge testing that will take place in advisories later this month as well.

We will be holding a session on Thursday May 5th about PBIS, what it is, how we use it at Willow Creek, and present some data for parent discussion. We will be carrying these meetings forward into next year too, so if we don't see you Thursday, we hope to see you at a future event.

Our final Planning and Wellness day is next week on Wednesday May 11th.

We hope you are doing well and appreciate your partnership in providing the best education for your student.

Have a wonderful week,

Andrew Kappel

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Willow Creek Resource Room and Backpack Program

Please see the information below from our School Social Worker Team about two wonderful programs that are available to help out families. Our School Social Workers can be reached using the email addresses found at the bottom of this newsletter.

A message from the PTSA

Willow Creek Families,

The PTSA is in need of your support in two areas:

We need $10 gift cards for our Golden Plunger Award; this is a time-honored tradition where staff recognize their peers for going above and beyond – in the classroom, by helping another staff member, and generally spreading positivity . Please look at the sign up and help if you are able! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A44A5A82EA46-willow

Looking forward to next school year the PTSA has open positions on their leadership team. We have several positions open! If you are interested in helping with the PTSA please reach out to Lauren at labeuschel@rochesterschools.org or Mo at Mollywillaert@gmail.com

Thank you!

Willow Creek PTSA

Drop-off and Pick-up

Please click the button below for the drop-off and pick-up procedures for students at the beginning and end of the day.

Willow Creek Building hours

Students can enter the building at 8:05am. Please do not drop students off prior to this time as we have limited supervision earlier than this time. Students are released at 3:00pm and need to either utilize district transportation, or be picked up unless they have a pre-planned afterschool activity.

HyVee Cash 4 Students

HyVee will again be donating to our schools this year. Please collect your receipts and turn them in at the main office of Willow Creek. At the end of the year we submit the receipts to HyVee and they issue funds that can be used for students at Willow Creek.
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