Help for Joplin

23 05 2011

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Willard Chamber of Commerce and our Superintendent Dr. Medlin along with the schools in our district are organizing efforts to help several schools in Joplin who have been severely impacted in this disaster.  Our goal is to fill a truck with donations for 4200 kids and parents.  Items most needed are listed below.  We encourage only new items be donated at this time.  If you would like to support these efforts, you can send your donations to the Willard North Office or any Willard School.  Items will be picked up on Thursday due to the immediate demand.  Thank you for all your support in our efforts this year through our donations and Helping Hats.  Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to all in Joplin who are dealing with this tragedy right now.

Angela Stevens, Willard North Principal

Flip flops (only) all sizes
Baby supplies
Non-perishable food items
Toiletry items and laundry detergent


5/23 Monday

23 05 2011

Welcome to the last week of school!!!  School will be dismissed on Friday at 12:30 on our last day.   There are a few final announcements for the week.

EARLY OUT FRIDAY – School will be dismissed at 12:30.  Tiger tales will begin directly after school if your child participates in tiger tales.

HAT DAY – Will be Wednesday.  We will be donating to the tornado victims in Joplin.

SUPER TIGER – Ou last Super Tiger will be on Wednesday at 2:30.

LIBRARY AND LUNCH FINES – Library books must be returned and lunch bills paid before grade cards are received.

Please notify the office if you will be moving over the summer so we can keep next year’s enrollment current.

Thank you to all who came out to support the students at the Talent Show Friday night.  It was a huge success.


Willard North Field Day-Friday, May 6

5 05 2011

Hello Parents–

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, May 6, is Willard North Elementary Field Day.  Grades 3 and 4 will be walking to the High School track.  Their events will be from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Grades K through 2 will take the bus to the High School track.  They will leave Willard North at 11:30.  All grades will eat their lunch together between 11:30 and 12:15 at the track.  If your child is bringing a sack lunch from home, please send items that can be thrown away.  Grades 3 and 4 will then walk back to Willard North.  K through 2 events will be from 12:15 to 2:15 pm and then ride the bus back to Willard North.  Please send your child in appropriate clothing and tennis shoes.  Sunscreen may be a good idea!  Be sure to wear your Field Day Shirt!  All parents are invited to attend.

Willard North Special Classes have been studying Australia this year, and now . . The Australian Kaleidoscope is coming to Willard North!

4 05 2011

 Aubrey and Martin Beggs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia will introduce our students to the young nation of Australia and the ancient land of the indigenous Aboriginal people. They will intertwine songs and stories with a multi-media presentation to give a look at the “Land Down Under.”

Visit for a sneak peak.

Thursday, May 5

8:50 – 9:50 Grades 3 and 4 – Assembly in library

10:00 – 10:40 Workshop – Grade 3

11:00 – 11:40 Workshop – Grade 4

1:00 – 1:45 Grades K-2 Assembly in library

2:00 – 2:30 Workshop – Grade 1

2:45 – 3:15 Workshop – Grade 2

Parents may visit during their child’s Assembly or Workshop.