28 09 2011

PICTURE DAY:  This is a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) is picture day for students. 

COSTUMES FOR COMMUNITY:  Friday is also Costumes for Community.  Come dressed as your favorite career and donate to “Care To Learn” a local Willard Charity that helps families in our school district.

PTO READ-A-THON:  Our annual pto fundraiser will start on Friday.  Students will be coming home with a packet from the PTO explaining details of our Read-a-Thon.




9/26 Monday News

26 09 2011

We have a very busy week ahead of us!  Below is a list of coming events to look forward to this week:

FIRST SUPER TIGER CELEBRATION:  Will be on Wednesday.  We will start at 2:30 in the cafeteria.

WOW SHIRTS:  Our WOW shirts will be distributed on Wednesday morning as well so students can wear them to the celebration.

PICTURE DAY:  Thursday of this week.  Please get your picture packet in to your child’s classroom teacher.

COSTUMES FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Friday is our first dress up day to support our local chartities.  The theme will be Careers.  Your child can come to school dressed up as their favorite career.  A one dollar donation is appreciated.  Procedes will go to “Care to Learn” which helps our local Willard students.


19 09 2011

Willard North Parents –

Among our many goals at Willard North Elementary, we strive to instill a sense of obligation and duty to serve our community by giving back what we can to help improve the lives of those in our area.  This year, in an effort to bring fun and excitement into the classroom, as well as help with the needs in the community, we’re proud to announce our Costumes for Community program this school year. 

On the last Friday of every month or last day before a holiday break, students are invited to come to school in a costume that corresponds with the month’s theme.  The cost of wearing a costume is $1 donation, with proceeds going to local charitable organizations, as well as some funds being allocated for school enrichment activities.  Donations are appreciated but not required for particpation on that day.  Each month the students will be reminded of the designated costume theme and day.

The costume schedule is as follows:

September 30th – Career Day – In celebration of Labor Day, come dressed in the clothes of a career that you find interesting.

October 21st – Harvest Day – This month we pay respects to our nations farmers on Farmer Day. So, come dressed Farmer and Western Wear.

November 11th– Camouflage Day – November 11th is Veterans Day.  To honor our nation’s heroes, come dressed in camouflage OR patriotic colors.

December 21st – Pajama Day – To practice for the approaching winter break, come and spend the day in your pajamas!

January 27th– Backwards Day – A little known fact, Jan. 31st is National Backwards Day.  To celebrate, come to school with reversed clothing.

February 24th– Sports Day – This month we watched the Super Bowl.  Let’s make it a “Super” day at school and sport our favorite sports attire.

March 30th – Favorite Storybook Character Day – In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday this month, dress like your favorite storybook character.

April 27th – Recycle Day – As we celebrate Earth Day this month, “recycle” a style from a previous decade.

May 18th – “Summer Rocks” Day – To get ready for a rockin’ summer, come show us the inner “rock star!”

7/1 Thursday

1 09 2011

Can you believe it is already September?  School is in full swing. Just wanted to give you some updates on things to come and information on some changes for this year:


TIGER TIME – Starting Tuesday of next week we are implementing a school-wide tiger time from 2:50-3:20.  This first semester we will be working on strengthening our addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills.  This time will be used to give extra support to those kiddos that need it as well as to offer enrichment to students as well.  We wil be utilizing the Rocket Math Program in order to help facilitate practice of our math facts.  We are very excited to launch our Tiger Time this year.

READING CONNECTION – Once a month I will be sending home an electronic handout called “Reading Connection”.  This newsletter offers tips and suggestions on how to help your child improve his/her reading comprehension skills.  I will be sending a specialized newsletter geared to your child’s grade level.  Different grade levels need different things, and I want to provide you with information valuable to you and your child’s reading ability.  I hope you take the time to read these as I send them.

MORNING DROP OFF – Just a friendly reminder that students are not to be dropped off before 8:15.  Teachers need the morning time to get ready for the day, and there is no supervision provided for the students before 8:15 unless enrolled in Tiger Tales.  Drop off breakfast eaters can go into the cafeteria at 8:15 as well.

Thank you and have a great Labor Day weekend!