The Willard Weekly

October 17, 2016

Dear Willard Families and Community,

Thank you families for attending and supporting our AAPC Game Night. Mrs. Thompson we appreciate all your hard work!

Open Enrollment

The Priority Pre- Registration Enrollment Including Siblings is October 31 through November 18, 2016.

If you have a Willard sibling to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year, and you do not live in Willard's attendance area, please register during the Priority Pre- Registration Enrollment Including Siblings. This also applies to our families who are interested in continuing IB at Blair.

For other middle school programs enroll in the lottery online during Open Enrollment January 12-February 3. For information about school tours .

We are now accepting PTA Reflections Entries, so don’t let your child miss out on participating in the PTA’s Reflections art contest! Students can create art in any of five areas: visual art, writing, dance, video, or music. Check the Willard website for full contest details. Prizes will be awarded for the top entry in each category. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 18th. All students are invited to participate.

PTA appreciates your support of the Kids Are First Fundraiser. Orders will be accepted through October 13. This fundraiser enables PTA to support field trips and classroom supplies.

This month we are celebrating Latino Heritage Month. Please encourage your child to research and create a project that highlights a Latino role model. Projects will be displayed in the main hallway.

This October we are celebrating the attitude of appreciation, and the learner profile characteristic that we are developing is being an effective communicator. We encourage questions about the world and how to appreciate and discuss events around us. Please take time to explore topics with your child at home.


Our doors open everyday at 7:15am for breakfast, and supervision for non-eaters begins at 7:30am. We have morning assembly every Monday morning on the blacktop.

We are thrilled that so many of you are using the kids' valet. Please be sure to pull all the way south to the last cone so that we don't stop traffic. Be sure to not leave your car unattended, and only load and unload south of the crossing guard. We really appreciate your assistance with this system.

Green Team

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


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).

Kids' Valet

Are you interested in helping with the morning valet line? Please click the link to sign up. We appreciate volunteers.

Running Club

Runners are invited to run every morning at 7:30 am. Runners, remember to bring your badges! We are proud of our runners. Parents, we couldn't do it without your support!


Please check out our new website where dates and events are regularly updated:

The Willard Weekly is posted on Willard’s Facebook page. Be sure to like it.

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:

Running Club meets daily 7:30 am -7:45 am

PTA Kids Are First Fundraiser through October 13


10.17 Playwell Lego Enrichment Class

10.17 All Saints Tutoring 6:30 pm

10.18 Destination Imagination 2:15-3:20 pm

10.18 PTA Reflections Art Contest Entries Due

10.20 Great California Shakeout Drill

10.21-10.23 PTA Camping Trip

10.24 Playwell Lego Enrichment Class

10.24 All Saints Tutoring 6:30 pm

10.25 Destination Imagination 2:15-3:20 pm

10.27 ELAC Meeting at 8:00 am

10.28 Coffee with the Principal

10.28 Awards Assemblies

10.31 Characters From A Book Parade at 8:30 am

10.31 Playwell Lego Enrichment Class

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

Angela Elizondo Baxter

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