Whoot There It Is

Weekly News You Can Use: 6/5/23


WOW 2 Days Left!

It has been a great year!

We have two days left in our 23/24 school year.

Both Monday & Tuesday are full days of school.

Our weekly summer communication will change to a recorded story book reading,

which will be shared every week. Each receive will message it our to our school community.

Class lists will be shared in early August via Powerschool. Please make sure that your email is current in Powerschool.

We hope that everyone has an amazing summer.

Principal McCoy

Check out our Willard Facebook page for pictures of our Hootenanny & End of the Year Celebration.

ABC Countdown

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Parent-Student Survey

Please take a moment to complete the attached survey. Tell us about your experience this school year, things you want your child's next teacher to know about them, and things you are hopeful for next year.


Class Sections for the 23/24 School Year

Kindergarten: 3

First: 3

Second: 4

Third: 3

Fourth: 4

Fifth: 3

Please note that we do not take parent request for student placements.

We do however look at student personality, academic & social-emotional needs, IEP, ELL, & 504 needs along with classroom dynamic as components of student class placement.


Excellent job to Mr. Fuerte & all of our Hootannny participants.

You all did an amazing job!

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Summer Rock Camp Spots Still available

Mr. Fuerte is hosting a Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

Please contact him if you are interested in your child participating 3rd grade & up.

Excellent job to our PTA & volunteers for making our End of the Year Celebration a tremendous success.

Registration for Kindergarten is Now Underway!

The start of kindergarten is an exciting new adventure and our school cannot wait to welcome our new students and families into our community! Registration is currently underway for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have an incoming kindergartener or know someone who does, watch this short video to learn more about the kindergarten experience in District 65. Kindergarten Registration Information


5th Grade End of Year Activities

5th Grade Breakfast

  • June 5th
  • 9:30-10:15 am

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • We will have a separate ceremony for each class to provide an intimate/ personal setting.
  • June 5th
  • Griffin 1:50-2:10 (parents arrive at 1:40; photos from 2:10-2:30)

    McLaughlin 2:20-2:40 (parents arrive 2:10; photos from 2:40-3:00)

    Barriera 2:50-3:10 (parents arrive 2:40; photos from 3:10-3:30)

5th grade picnic: Lovelace Park

  • June 6, 2023 (Rain date: June 6th)

  • 12-2pm

More details to come from the 5th Grade Teachers & Parent Support Team

Remaining Grade Level Picnics


Willard North Field (11:00-1:00)

Monday, June 5th


Lovelace Park

Tuesday, June 6


SY24 Student School Fees

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, an instructional supply fee will be issued in addition to annual student fees. The District will use these funds to purchase the needed school supplies for all K-8 grade students. To ensure all students have the supplies they need for a successful school year and to help reduce the burden on families, there will be no supply lists or need to purchase items this summer.

Instructional supply fees for grades K-8 are:

  • $50 per full paying student
  • $25 per student qualifying for reduced-price meals
  • $0 per student qualifying for free meals

Please note that for the past two years the district used pandemic relief funding from the federal government to purchase school supplies for all students; this funding is no longer available.

Guardians will receive a notification this summer with their student’s applicable fees. Applications for free and reduced price meals will be available on the district website in early August. Student fees will be due by the beginning of the school year. Please stay tuned for more information.

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.

Looking to Volunteer?

The process just became easier!

Click here to fill out the virtual D65 Volunteer Form.

We have a few opportunities coming up be on the look out...


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Upcoming Events

5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

  • June 5th
  • 1:30-3:30 pm

Last Day of School

  • Tuesday, June 6th
  • Full day of school

Family and Community Engagement Retreat

  • Saturday, June 10th
  • 9-12 pm
  • Willard