The Puma Pride

September 30, 2019

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School Closed on Monday, September 30 for Rosh Hashanah

Happy Holidays to our families celebrating the holiday.

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Register for the Science Explorers Club

Science Explorers, an outside organization, will be offering a variety of science experiences for Willow Dale K-5 students. Click here for more information.

NWEA MAP Assessments

Monday, Sep. 23rd, 8:45am to Friday, Oct. 4th, 3:45pm

Willow Dale K-5 Classrooms

Dear Centennial Parents/Guardians,


Please take time to read the attached letter about the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth assessments. The first of the assessments will take place during the weeks of September 23 - October 4.


MAP Parent Letter

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October Rotation Calendar

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Willow Dale Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 4pm

160 Easton Road

Warrington, PA

Kindness T-Shirt Day

Friday, Oct. 4th, 9am

720 North Norristown Road

Warminster, PA

Willow Dale School Picture Day

Monday, Oct. 7th, 8:45am

720 North Norristown Road

Warminster, PA

Joe Corbi Fundraiser Order Due - October 7th -PICK UP IS NOVEMBER 4TH FROM 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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Home and School Meeting

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6:15pm

720 North Norristown Road

Warminster, PA

Join the Home & School parents for the October meeting!


Contact the WDH&SA mailto:willowdalehsa@gmail.com

Willow Dale First Annual Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct. 18th, 6:30pm

720 North Norristown Road

Warminster, PA

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SAFETY & SECURITY

SCHOOL VISITORS


Visitors to the school must enter the school’s front foyer (white doors) and ring the bell, located next to the door that leads to the main office. Once buzzed in, our fantastic staff will be happy to serve you!



  1. Visitors must obtain a visitor’s pass from the main office.
  2. All visitors to the building will have his/her photo identification card scanned through the Raptor system to ensure everyone’s safety. Please make sure you have your driver's license or state photo ID card available upon entrance. The system was upgraded this year, therefore ALL visitors must present their driver's license when they enter the building.
  3. Visitors or parents may be escorted to their room where their business or volunteer work is being conducted.
  4. Students are requested not to bring guests to school unless permission is granted in advance by the principal.
  5. Forgotten books, lunch money, lunches, etc. should be left in the office. We will see that they are delivered to the student.
  6. If a parent or designated adult is picking a student up from school early, photo identification is required to release the student.



Thank you very much for helping us maintain a safe school for our students and staff!

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Attendance

Children who attend school regularly make the best academic progress, graduate, and go on to successful post-secondary education and/or careers.


Students, who arrive late (after 8:45 am), must report to the office for a late slip. Parents should accompany tardy students to the office to sign in the student.


If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school to let us know.

Reporting Absences

SUBMITTING ABSENCE NOTES


Attendance Notes can be Submitted Electronically via email at WDAttendance@centennialsd.org. Please know you will still receive automated phone calls (to the primary phone listed in Skyward) if you have not submitted an absence note via email on the days your child is absent from school.


**Absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the student's absence, otherwise, the absence will be recorded as unexcused.



E-Mailing Attendance Notes

  • Parents with children in Willow Dale may e-mail attendance notifications/notes to the following address: WDAttendance@centennialsd.org
  • E-mail notifications are encouraged on the morning of the absence day. However, e-mailed absence notes may be sent on the day following the absence.
  • When sending an absence notification please include the following information:


  1. Child's Name
  2. Child's Grade
  3. Child's Homeroom Teacher
  4. Date(s) of Absence
  5. Reason for Absence
  6. Contact Phone # for Parent/Guardian
  7. Other Pertinent Information


  • While you may still continue to call the school on the day of absence, a follow-up e-mail or a written note is still required for the absence to be excused.
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SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS

Over the course of the school year, schools are required to conduct monthly safety drills.


We will practice fire, lock-in, lock-out, and weather emergency drills. These drills may or may not be announced. Unannounced drills more accurately indicate the preparedness of the school and the effectiveness of safety procedures. Your child's teacher will review the exercises and procedures with their classes. Please make the teacher aware of any concerns regarding your child's participation in the safety drills.


The Warminster Director of Emergency Management Services and the Warminster Police Department will be invited to observe our drills and provided feedback for improvement.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Perkins or Mr. Julius.

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Family Trips Scheduled During the School Year

Dear Centennial Families;


The Centennial School District Board of School Directors approved Policy 204.1, Family Trips Scheduled During School Year.


Although the scheduling of family trips during the instructional year is not encouraged, the Centennial School Board recognizes that students may benefit educationally by accompanying their parent(s)/guardian(s) on trips. The revision to the policy will allow the schools to approve up to five (5) days instead of three (3). Any trip beyond five (5) days will need the approval of the Superintendent.


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who are requesting approval for a family trip need to complete and submit the attached form to their building principal at least two (2) weeks before the trip.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Perkins or Mr. Julius.

Willow Dale Elementary School

Willow Dale Elementary School creates a safe and caring atmosphere focusing on growth through innovation, risk-taking, and character development in order to foster the success of all students