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Weekly News You Can Use: 10/24/22

Parent- Principal Coffee Chat

Our next Coffee Chat is on Wednesday, October 26th. We will have a morning and an evening session

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am on the Playground weather permitting
  • 6:00-7:00 pm (Via Zoom)

Coffee Chats are opportunities for me to meet with parents in a small group and safe space to chat & get to know one another. During these sessions we have get to know you activities & we brainstorm ideas to help us to continually build our school community.

School is truly a partnership. I look forward to having these moments with you all as our parent/ care taker community. These moments allow us to get to know one another better as we continue to build relationship and partnership to make Willard the best it can be for ALL of our Willard Owls!

Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!

Your Educational Partner,

Ms. McCoy

PTA Town Hall

We will have a special guest at this month's town hall.

We will meet with Mr. Joey Halperin, our Willard School Board Liaison!

Tuesday, October 25th 6-7 pm via Zoom.

Día de Muertos ( The Day of the Dead)

Day of the Dead Altar

The Day of the Dead is a Hispanic holiday that is celebrated on November 1 and 2. As part of Willard’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage, we have set up a school-wide Day of the Dead Altar.

The altar is a way of remembering and honoring our deceased friends and family. Everyone in our school community may participate.

To participate, simply place photos of deceased, loved ones on the altar starting next Monday through November 1. On November 3, please remove your photos. You may also put your name (or your student’s) and the names of your loved ones on the photos.


Altar del Dia de Muertos

El Día de Muertos es una festividad hispana que se celebra principalmente 1 y 2 de noviembre. Como parte de la Celebración de la Herencia Hispana de Willard, hemos establecido un Altar del Día de Muertos para la escuela.

El altar es una forma de recordar y honrar a nuestros amigos y familiares fallecidos. Todos en nuestra comunidad escolar pueden participar.

Para participar, simplemente coloque fotos de seres queridos fallecidos en el altar a partir del próximo lunes hasta el 1 de noviembre. El 3 de noviembre, quite sus fotos.

También puede poner su nombre (o el de su estudiante) y los nombres de sus seres queridos en las fotos.

COVID Shield Testing

SHIELD Testing is now available on Tuesday mornings in the JEH Board Room from 7:30-9:30am. If you have students or staff who did not receive a QR code, your health office staff can print and/or register the individual to provide the QR Code. QR codes are needed to test at JEH.

We have seen a slight rise in cases as the weather has begun to shift. Please utilize this testing opportunity if your child is ill.

Looking to Volunteer?

The process just became easier!

Click here to fill out the virtual volunteer form.

Cell Phones

Please remind students of our school & district policy: No cell phones out during the school day. Cell phones should be placed in lockers/ back packs/ out of sight at all times.

If students need to call home they should call from the classroom or the office with their teacher's permission. Parents are always able to reach their students through the main office.


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Upcoming After School Program

Black Girl Magic.

Please see details below.

Willard Black Girl Magic Book Club Sign-up

Upcoming Safety Drills

Our Law Enforcement Drill is approaching on November 2nd. If you do not want your child to participate in this drill, please complete & return the attached form.

The Law Enforcement Drill ( Lock Down Drill) can be very impactful for students. Please see the attached letter from Mr Johnson with details on this drill.

Willard Morning Show

We are starting a student run Morning Show that will be led by our 5th grade students. Check out the flyer below for details.
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D65's BIG 5

This year we are committed to our BIG 5 & we ask that you will join us.

In everything that we do we are committed to:

  1. Courtesy
  2. Respect
  3. Dignity
  4. Professionalism
  5. Humanity

Please partner with us as we live out the BIG 5 in our daily walk, talk, & communal interactions.

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Upcoming Events

October 25th:

October 26th:

Día de Muertos:

  • November 1st

Law Enforcement Lock Down Drill

  • November 2nd
  • Opt-Out DUE Tuesday, November 1st

School Improvement Day:

  • Noon Dismissal
  • Wednesday, November 2nd

Election Day:

  • No School
  • Tuesday, November 8th