The Way of the Wildcat

Silas Willard Newsletter-March 2, 2023

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Thursday, March 2nd, 5-7pm

460 Fifer Street

Galesburg, IL

See the schedule below!


Welcome, Hot Dogs, and Title 1 Slideshow 5pm-5:25pm

Station 1-5:30pm-5:50pm

Station 2-5:53pm-6:13pm

Station 3-6:16pm-6:36pm

Station 4-6:40pm-7:00pm

Check out this creative Valentine's Day Box!

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Order your 2022-2023 Yearbooks Today!

We are EXCITED to announce the start of Yearbook sales! The yearbooks are in full color and cost $20. Click HERE to order your yearbook today! Sales will run through April 31st

Check out our AWESOME Wildcats!!


March 2: Family Game Night at Silas from 5pm-7pm

March 3: The Year of Jackie and the Boar Field Trip-Grade 4

March 17: End of 3rd Quarter, 1 hour early dismissal

March 20: No School

March 22-24: 3rd Grade Takes IAR State Assessments

March 23, 24, and 28: 4th Grade Takes IAR State Assessments

April 3-7: Spring Break for All District #205 Schools

April 10-11: Miles of Smiles at Silas Willard

April 14: Spring Pictures-these are not for the yearbook

April 21: 1/2 Day Student Attendance due to School Improvement Work

April 27: Miles of Smiles to return to Silas as needed

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4th Graders (Incoming Lombard Zephyr 5th Graders) Information for 2023-2024

Click the link for more information on 2023-2024 Lombard Electives:

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Parents and Guardians, please complete the 5 Essentials Survey by March 11, 2023. We appreciate your feedback and insight! Click HERE to take the survey!

Reminders about arrival and dismissal to school:

  • Students are allowed to be dropped off at 8 am, but no earlier.
  • Pull ALL the way up in the "U" area. Trust the process and follow the staff members' guidance in the "U" area pick-up. If a staff member is asking you to pull up or motioning for you to pull up, simply do so. We are all doing our best to get you in and out of arrival/dismissal as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Pulling up all the way through the "U" area allows us to get more cars off of Seminary St.
  • Be mindful of our crossing guards as they are doing their best to provide safe crossing for all of our Wildcats.
  • If you are exiting the car and parking, please make sure to use the sidewalks and navigate to them rather than walking through the center of the parking lot. This is dangerous and blocks traffic in the "U" area. It is also a dangerous practice to have students walking between moving cars.

Important Information for Wildcat Families

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Milk Money

During our lunch times, we have students who are coming into the lunch lines just to get a milk. If a student needs to purchase milk, they must have money put on their accounts to do so. We do not give away the milk for free unless it is purchased in conjunction with a school lunch. If a student is simply wanting milk they must have money on their accounts to do so.

Thank you!

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The Silas Willard Parent Calendar is LIVE!

Please go to to check out our website! You will find our Silas Willard Parent Calendar linked at the bottom of the page with upcoming events and activities at Silas Willard!

Click the Picture Below to Access Breakfast and Lunch Menus for Silas Willard!