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What's Happening at Willard? | September 18, 2020
Monday CLAWS Club (Advisory) Lesson
Excitedly, even "Asynchronous Mondays" will have a CLAWS Club (Advisory) lesson available for students. This week's lesson will focus on evaluating the strengths in our differences. Students may access this lesson from their CLAWS Club (Advisory) teacher's Schoology page. The overview of the assignment may be found here. Please check out this lesson as it highlights the work of the talented Mr. McCoy, one of our amazing seventh grade science teachers!
Monday is an asynchronous day for middle and high school students; therefore, there will be no synchronous learning. In order to be counted present for the academic day, your child must open the permission click link that will be sent to their LCPS email account and respond by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21. If they do not respond, your child will be counted absent on Monday. If you are also a parent of an elementary age student, attendance will be taken during their synchronous morning meeting. Please note that if there are issues with permission click, as seen last week, we will notify our community and provide the next steps.
In addition, you may have noticed that you are now receiving emails when an attendance event is recorded for your child. If you notice an error in the attendance, please email the classroom teacher, and he/she will be happy update the attendance for your child. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new process. Information on opting out of these notification may be found here.
Wake Up Willard Announcements
WildLife Club Sign Up Coming Soon
Building a Strong Community
House Office Support Launches
The Spark Movement Ignites
Curbside Library Book Pick Up
Students can now check out books from the Willard Library. To get started, place a book on hold in Destiny Discover (click here to learn how to do this). You and your parents will receive an email when the book is ready to be picked up at Willard. Pick up times are Mondays, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more detailed information, please click here and to watch the associated interactive video click here as well.
AMC 8 Math Competition Announced
This year, Willard is participating in the AMC 8 Math Competition. The AMC 8 requires students to answer 25 multiple choice questions on the topic of middle school mathematics. This virtual contest, open to all Willard students, will last for 40 minutes and aims to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. Registration will be open from Monday, September 21 until midnight on Tuesday, September 29. Late registrations will not be accepted. If your child is interested, please be on the lookout for more information from your child's math teacher next week.
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Service Available
Did you know that our LCPS School Nutrition Services department served 1,529,569 from March 13 to September 3 to our community students? This effort to support and nourish our community will continue here at Willard. Monday through Friday, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., students will be able to come to the cafeteria side entrance at Willard to pick up both breakfast and lunch free of charge for any student under the age of 18. We are thankful for our cafeteria staff, led by Raheela Rana, for their amazing work!
MAP Testing Begins This Week
As we prepare for the upcoming MAP Assessment, we wanted to share a Preparing for MAP Testing video with our families. This video thoughtfully walks through how to prepare for the test. If you do not wish for your child to participate in either the math, reading, or both of the assessments, please complete this form with your decision by Friday, September 25. In addition, for detailed information about MAP, please visit last week's Wildcat Chat here.
LCPS Virtual Calming Room
Academies of Loudoun
Virtual Learning Environment & Discipline
Showing our CLAWS Online
Schoology Student Support Course
Are you struggling to figure out all the coolness and awesome learning content that is part of your Schoology Courses? Look no further! Use the access codes below to add yourself to the correct grade-level Schoology Course for Students. These courses will show the basics and get you on your way to easily navigating your coursework. So, checkout the codes below and happy technology navigating!
PTA Looking for Vice President for Events
The Willard PTA is looking for a Vice President for Events. Our PTA is energized and ready to make a difference in our school community, but we need your ideas to help us continue to grow as the organization that supports students, teachers, and our community at Willard. If you are interested in this board position, please contact our PTA president, Rebecca Giron at firstname.lastname@example.org.