The Willard Weekly

May 2, 2016

Dear Willard Families and Community,

This May we are celebrating the whole child. Therefore, we are revisiting all the attitudes and the learner profile. Our IB students strive to demonstrate the attitudes of appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance. As a part of our IB learner profile our students are working toward being inquirers who are knowledgeable thinkers that communicate effectively. Our students seek to be principled, open-minded, caring, courageous, balanced, and reflective. Please discuss these with your child(ren).

Green Team

Please wear green on Tuesday to celebrate I.B. Green. However, please wear your uniform the rest of the week.

Running Club

So far this year 5 students have earned 5 large feet. Each large foot means that the runner ran 100 miles! Don’t forget that running club runs every morning from 7:30-7:45.

WAF's Price is Right Silent Auction

Come on down! The Price Is Right Silent Auction starts Monday! Willard Annual Fund (WAF) is auctioning off prizes that any Willard family would love — a personal parking spot in the teachers' lot, Principal for a Day, front row 5th Grade graduation seats, tickets to the Rose Parade, teacher experiences, and much more! The auction will take place at school during the week of May 2nd and it will end the night of Open House, May 5th, at 8:00 pm.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward the purchase of the new shade structure and to supplement IB costs. Donation slips can be dropped off at the front office.

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Did you know that all 4th graders receive a free pass for Federal Parks (families are included)? Please check out this website for more information.

Dates to Note:


5.2 PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm

5.3 Teacher Appreciation Day

5.4 AAPC Meeting at 5:30 pm

5.5 Early Dismissal at 11:30 am & Open House 6:00-7:30 pm

5.6 5th grade Science Test

5.12 5th grade Panorama Picture

5.19 Dance Festival

5.19 SSC Meeting at 3:00 pm AAPC at 5:30 pm

5.21 Beautification Day

5.24 Willard's Got Talent

5.27 Coffee with the Principal at 8:00 am

5.28 AAPC Luncheon

5.31 ELAC at 8:00 am Parent Work Day at 8:30 am

5.31 5th grade Luncheon


6.2 5th grade Culmination

6.2 Last Day of School

Thank you for partnering with our school to continue the educational excellence that Willard offers our children.

Angela Elizondo Baxter

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