The Willard Weekly

October 31, 2021 - Volume 13

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Halloween Art - Mrs. Beaumont's Class

Blair IB's National Honor Society - Campus Clean Up

This Saturday, Mrs. Covarrubias and Blair's NHS worked together to beautify our Kinder Playground and our planters by the auditorium. A great big "thank you" to Mrs. Covarrubias for organizing the effort, to Ms. Voong (Blair NHS Advisor and Math teacher) for recruiting volunteers, and to Blair's NHS for their hard work. We appreciate your support!


IB students hard at work - Think Globally, Act Locally!


(And, yes! Those are some Willard Wildcat alum.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Veteran's Day - November 11th

Schools will be closed. Please mark your calendars.

Virtual School Tour - November 2 @ 9:00am

Please encourage families or friends interested in learning more Willard to join us for a virtual tour:

https://pusd.webex.com/meet/brambila.maricela

Thank you!

CA Healthy Kids Survey

Please help us by taking the CA Healthy Kids Survey beginning November 3rd. Please see this NOTICE for detailed information.



Por favor, ayudenos respondiendo a la encuesta de Ninos Saludables del Estado de California que sera disponible el 3 de noviembre. Por vea esta NOTIFICATION para mas informacion.

CA Healthy Kids Survey

Available from 11/3 to 11/19 - Thank you!

Willard Annual Fund

The Willard Annual Fund is a key source of funding for programs at our school. In the past, the WAF has paid for science lab, language classes, and our library coordinator.


This year, we are hoping to expand our Willard Annual Fund committee to help set goals and key fundraising initiatives. Please email me with your best availability if you are interested in participating in the Annual Fund: brambila.maricela@pusd.us


Finally, as we close 2021, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Fund. Any amount helps. Thank you!


http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Willard

Donate to the Willard Annual Fund

All donations are tax deductible. We thank you for supporting our school.

Blair Preview Day - November 6th

Interested in continuing your child's IB education in the Middle Years Program, the Career Related Program, and/or the Diploma Program? Stop by Blair's Preview Day to learn more. See the flyers below for details.

PUSD Right Fit High Schools

Are you getting an early start on researching high schools? PUSD is hosting an event to help families explore PUSD options.


Please see the RIGHT FIT flyer for more information.

PTA Reflections Contest - Entries due 11/5

PTA's annual Reflections Contest is underway. Students can show their creativity with this year's theme: "I Will Change the World By..." Submissions are due on Friday, November 5th. Check out our Reflections 2021 promo video and please see the flyers below for details.


Entry form can be found here:

ENTRY FORM


Good luck, Wildcats!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Art Contest - Entries Due 12/6

Calling All 4th & 5th Grade Students ~

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES IN THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ESSAY AND VISUAL ARTS CONTESTS AND WIN PRIZES!

2022’s Contest Theme Is:

At a Crossroad - Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?


Please see the MLK Contest Packet for details.

IB - PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM

Think Globally, Act Locally

The IB encourages students to learn to be global citizens by acting in their local community. As we enter the holiday season, talk to your student about ways that they can support their family, class, school, or community. No act is too small.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

COVID Testing Challenge

We are making great progress getting our students registered for weekly COVID testing. We are currently at 59% schoolwide and some classes are almost at 100% participation. We would like to encourage students/families to register by making a sweet offer - literally!


Any class who reaches 90% participation rate for weekly COVID testing will get an Ice Cream Party! Get your child registered today and help their class celebrate together!


Register here: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph094

Understanding Accelerated Learning

These workshops are intended for parents to learn how to support your child at home. Please click on flyer for details.

Salvation Army Holiday Gift Registration

For the holidays, the Salvation Army is opening its annual Christmas Gift registration program available to PUSD families. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to make an appointment to pick out a Christmas gift for their children, ages 0-12, at the Salvation Army - Pasadena Tabernacle during the week of December 13th through December 17th. The Salvation Army has four (4) registration partners in the greater Pasadena community including PUSD Families in Transition at the Center for Student & Family Services.


Please see the flyers for registration information:


Salvation Army Christmas Gift Registration - English

Registro de Regalo de Navidad - español

No Toys at School

Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school. Toys are easily lost or damaged on the playground. We do not want our students to suffer these disappointments. The school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged toys. Thank you for understanding and for your support.

COVID SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS

WILLARD UPDATE

This week, Willard had the following case(s):


  • 8 cases in 5th grade (All 5th grade classes were quarantined. One class has staggered return days due to previous positive cases.) 5th grade families, please check CANVAS or contact your child's teacher for work while on quarantine.
  • 1 case in 1st grade
  • 1 case in 3rd grade


All Close Contacts have been quarantined & all exposed students' families have been notified. After school programs were notified. Thank you, Willard, families for working together to keep our students and staff healthy.

COVID UPDATES

Reminders regarding testing at Willard:

  • All unvaccinated employees will be tested weekly.
  • Willard Elementary school students will be tested weekly on Wednesdays.
  • Testing for elementary school-aged children will be a nasal or an oral mouth swab, depending on student tolerance.

At Home Screening

Before leaving home all students, employees, and parents must conduct a self-check. Ask yourself these questions:


Do I have a fever?

Do I have a cough?

Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

Am I experiencing any other symptoms?

Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

In the last two weeks, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?


Upon arrival at school, school staff will perform a brief check-in to verify that students have completed a symptom screening.

Weekly COVID Tests - Wednesdays

Please click on the link below to register for COVID tests. Willard's testing day will be every WEDNESDAY and will begin this week. If you are interested in more detailed information, please see the information included here:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/13iyTg6v6-CRR03zsrP4Rx8da6MAJS9K6Hbj0iO6Ynt8/edit?usp=sharing

AFTER SCHOOL PARTNERS

LEARNS

If your child has been placed in quarantine, please know that their spot will be saved. We are working closely with our after school partners to keep them informed of all health precautions we are taking. Thank you.

RESOURCES

Family Handbook

Don't forget to see Willard's updated Family Handbook for the most current and comprehensive information.

Cafeteria Menus

BREAKFAST MENUS (September/October)

Breakfast - English

Desayuno - Espanol


LUNCH MENU (September/October)

Lunch - English