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Willard eNews - November 30, 2021

Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.


Willard Notices

It's getting cold outside! Please encourage your child to dress for the weather. We will be playing outside and eating snack outside for as long as we can.

Please call 201-670-9232 if your child will be out of school for any reason. This number is on 24 hours a day. If you choose to request homework, please email your child’s teacher directly prior to 9:00 a.m.  Any work from the teacher can be picked up in the Main Office after 3:00 p.m.

We are exploring the idea of an International Day in the Spring. If you are interested in serving on the Planning Committee, please click here

Are you interested in sharing a cultural tradition with students? Sign up here.

Due to Covid restrictions, our concert schedule has changed. Parents of fourth and fifth graders, please mark your calendar:

Grade 5 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 9:00 a.m.
Grade 4 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 10:30 a.m.
Grade 5 Instrumental Concert: 1/19 at 9:30 a.m.


HSA
Some important HSA info:

Help the HSA reach it's charitable fundraising goal of $3000 between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. All funds raised go directly to supporting children's needs right here at Willard and in neighboring towns. We've already raised $1000! Let's keep it going! 

 

  • Click HERE to donate to our WILLARD CARES FUNDRAISER - Willard Cares Donations go directly to Willard families in need. For the holidays, we provide these families gift cards to assist with gift purchases, so that every Willard student has something special to open this holiday. (Through the Willard Cares program, the HSA has been able to buy grocery store and gas gift cards, school supplies, etc. for our families who need a little assistance. We offer special programs, transportation and cleaning services to those with an ill family member. Willard Cares also helps cover the cost of field trips and school sponsored activities so that every child can participate regardless of circumstances. Families who are in need are encouraged to contact Mrs. Hoffman; information is kept confidential.)  
  • Click HERE to donate to our RIDGEWOOD SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDRAISER - Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity currently serves 185 families and close to 200 children, all residing in Glen Rock, Ho Ho Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff. Help these children see their holiday wishes come true AND allow their parents to experience the joy of giving. If you prefer, Target Gift Cards can be dropped off to the Willard Main Office, which will be collected and given to SSA. This fundraiser closes on Tuesday, December 6.

No matter the amount, each contribution makes a difference. Every act of generosity counts. 

WEEK AHEAD:

12/1 George Washington Middle School Holiday Boutique, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (GW gym, Entrance at 155 Washington Place). Find all your holiday gifts, participate in exciting raffles and have the chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes. (Vendors include local retailers and parent entrepreneurs: Monogrammin’ Mom, Boards by Randi, Fiesta Box, The Fully Fashioned, Hustle and Heart, Andover and Oak, Ramsey River Interiors, Kristen Dahl Boutique, Get Luminous, Baked By Kristen, Rock Road Jewelry, Coastal Creations, Dress For Cocktails, AVAnt Guarde Knit Goods, Karen Yun Pottery, Charlotte Tillbury Makeup, The Farmhouse Chronicles, 11 Eleven Healing Intuitive Wellness Boutique & Studio, Nahmu, Hunt & Orchard, ShavetArt and the GW HSA table offering sweatshirt blankets, chrome book covers and fun items for students.) Proceeds benefit the GW HSA. Visit www.gwhsa.org/holiday-boutique to purchase your tickets today. 

 

12/3 Willard Spirit Day  - Show your School/Town Spirit by wearing your Willard/Ridgewood clothing or Green/Maroon - Go Panthers!

DON'T FORGET:

  • Picture Day proofs are available to view and purchase through Rod Bolton Photography,including retakes and makeup portraits. Click HERE to view ordering instructions
  • Support our Reading Enrichment programs by purchasing a Birthday Book for your child - students select a book with Mrs. Diorio, which will be personalized and added to the Willard library. Click HERE for more information (Please note: any birthdays that have passed will be CELEBRATED as soon as possible!)
  • Shop the WILLARD STORE for all your spirit wear! NEW Long Sleeve Tees and Sweatshirts are available for those colder months. Plus, you can find unique gift items for your student, including a surprise message on the Main Entrance Bulletin Board!

LAST FEW DAYS FOR WILLARD'S HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS: 

*Funds raised will go directly to programming for students through the end of the 21-22 school year (including motivational speakers, educational assemblies, Panther Pride Week activities, etc.)

Lynch Creek Farm: Order your Autumn and Winter Holiday decor before they sell out!!!  Decorate for the holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and support Willard at the same time! You can choose to ship immediately or choose a future ship date, so your items arrive fresh for the holidays. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members, too! These make great hostess gifts, and are a lovely way to show a family member or friend (anywhere across the country) that you are thinking of them. Click HERE to learn more and place your order!

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Starting now and continuing through the end of December, “holiday cards” and “gifts” on Minted will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Go to Minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great opportunity (and discount!) Some Restrictions Apply 


Community
Downtown for the Holidays
Santa on the Fire Truck
SSA Holiday Flyer






Willard eNews - November 23, 2021

Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.


Willard Notices

A Thanksgiving Message From Mrs. Hoffman

Is your child missing a water bottle? sweatshirt? lunch bag? Our Lost and Found bin is overflowing! Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found in the lunchroom for missing items. Labeling items with your child's name is also helpful.

It's getting cold outside! Please encourage your child to dress for the weather. We will be playing outside and eating snack outside for as long as we can.

Please call 201-670-9232 if your child will be out of school for any reason. This number is on 24 hours a day. If you choose to request homework, please email your child’s teacher directly prior to 9:00 a.m.  Any work from the teacher can be picked up in the Main Office after 3:00 p.m.

We are exploring the idea of an International Day in the Spring. If you are interested in serving on the Planning Committee, please click here

Due to Covid restrictions, our concert schedule has changed. Parents of fourth and fifth graders, please mark your calendar:

Grade 5 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 9:00 a.m.
Grade 4 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 10:30 a.m.
Grade 5 Instrumental Concert: 1/19 at 9:30 a.m.


HSA
Some important HSA info:

WEEK AHEAD:

11/24 Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm

11/25-26 NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

COMING UP:

11/30 Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity to transform communities and the world. On November 30, individuals worldwide will come together to tap into the power of shared human connection. Will you be one of them? We are deeply indebted to our Willard community and for the giving spirit they have always shown. This Giving Tuesday, the HSA kicks off our holiday giving program. For the next few weeks, we focus on collecting funds that are specifically for Willard families and our neighbors in need. There are 2 ways to donate:

  • Click HERE to donate to our WILLARD CARES FUNDRAISER - Willard Cares Donations go directly to Willard families in need. For the holidays, we provide these families gift cards to assist with gift purchases, so that every Willard student has someone special to open this holiday. (Through the Willard Cares program, the HSA has been able to buy grocery store and gas gift cards, school supplies, etc. for our families who need a little assistance. We offer special programs, transportation and cleaning services to those with an ill family member. Willard Cares also helps cover the cost of field trips and school sponsored activities so that every child can participate regardless of circumstances. Families who are in need are encouraged to contact Mrs. Hoffman; information is kept confidential.)  
  • Click HERE to donate to our RIDGEWOOD SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDRAISER - Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity currently serves 185 families and close to 200 children, all residing in Glen Rock, Ho Ho Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff. Help these children see their holiday wishes come true, AND allow their parents to experience the joy of giving. If you prefer, Target Gift Cards can be dropped off to the Willard Main Office, which will be collected and given to SSA. This fundraiser closes on Thursday, December 6.

No matter the amount, each contribution makes a difference. Every act of generosity counts.

LAST CALL FOR WILLARD'S HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS: 

*Funds raised will go directly to programming for students through the end of the 21-22 school year (including motivational speakers, educational assemblies, Panther Pride Week activities, etc.)

Lynch Creek Farm: Order your Autumn and Winter Holiday decor before they sell out!!!  Decorate for the holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and support Willard at the same time! You can choose to ship immediately or choose a future ship date, so your items arrive fresh for the holidays. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members, too! These make great hostess gifts, and are a lovely way to show a family member or friend (anywhere across the country) that you are thinking of them. Click HERE to learn more and place your order!

Minted.comA great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Starting now and continuing through the end of December, “holiday cards” and “gifts” on Minted will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Go to Minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great opportunity (and discount!) Some Restrictions Apply


Community
2022 Baseball & Softball
SSA Holiday Flyer





Willard eNews - November 16, 2021

Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.


Willard Notices

Is your child missing a water bottle? sweatshirt? lunch bag? Our Lost and Found bin is overflowing! Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found in the lunchroom for missing items. Labeling items with your child's name is also helpful.

It's getting cold outside! Please encourage your child to dress for the weather. We will be playing outside and eating snack outside for as long as we can.

Please call 201-670-9232 if your child will be out of school for any reason. This number is on 24 hours a day. If you choose to request homework, please email your child’s teacher directly prior to 9:00 a.m.  Any work from the teacher can be picked up in the Main Office after 3:00 p.m.

We are exploring the idea of an International Day in the Spring. If you are interested in serving on the Planning Committee, please click here

Due to Covid restrictions, our concert schedule has changed. Parents of fourth and fifth graders, please mark your calendar:

Grade 5 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 9:00 a.m.
Grade 4 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 10:30 a.m.
Grade 5 Instrumental Concert: 1/19 at 9:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving SSA Collection

HSA
Some important HSA info:

WEEK AHEAD:

11/17 PAJAMA DAY - To celebrate the return of Mrs. Diorio's Bedtime Reading, students are encouraged, not required to wear pajamas to school on Wednesday, 11/17. 

11/17 LIVE! Bedtime Reading with Mrs. Diorio, 6:00-7:00 pm.  All are welcome to join us for a fun evening in the Willard auditorium! Book fair sales will be open so parents can do some holiday shopping. A portion of ALL sales will be given back to Willard to fund future library purchases, book clubs, amazing author visits, and other reading enrichment programs. ***Cash, check and credit cards can all be used for purchases. 

11/17-19 Willard Scholastic Book Fair 

11/19 Willard Spirit Day - Show your School/Town Spiritby wearing your Willard/Ridgewood clothing or Green/Maroon - Go Panthers!

CHECK OUT WILLARD'S HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS: 

*Funds raised will go directly to programming for students through the end of the 21-22 school year (including motivational speakers, educational assemblies, Panther Pride Week activities, etc.)

Lynch Creek Farm: Order your Autumn and Winter Holiday decor before they sell out!!!  Decorate for the holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and support Willard at the same time! You can choose to ship immediately or choose a future ship date, so your items arrive fresh for the holidays. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members, too! These make great hostess gifts, and are a lovely way to show a family member or friend (anywhere across the country) that you are thinking of them. Click HERE to learn more and place your order!

Minted.comA great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Starting now and continuing through the end of December, “holiday cards” and “gifts” on Minted will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Go to Minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great opportunity (and discount!) Some Restrictions Apply

DON'T FORGET:

  • Grateful for our Teachers Project For the entire month of November, students are encouraged to write notes of gratitude to any teacher, specialist, and/or staff that they would like to recognize. Students can create drawings, write notecards, or fill our gratitude template found HERE. Students should deliver these notes to their homeroom teacher and they will be distributed as needed.
  • There are just a few more days to Buy a Teacher a Pie! By clicking HERE, you can donate $18, which will buy 1 pie. Our goal is to have enough pies donated so that we can give every teacher and staff a pie to take home for Thanksgiving! Donations close November 18. Thank you for your support!
  • Picture Day proofs are available to view and purchase through Rod Bolton Photography, including retakes and makeup portraits. Click HERE to view ordering instructions
  • Support our Reading Enrichment programs by purchasing a Birthday Book for your child - students select a book with Mrs. Diorio, which will be personalized and added to the Willard library. Click HERE for more information (Please note: any birthdays that have passed will be CELEBRATED as soon as possible!)
  • Shop the WILLARD STORE for all your spirit wear! NEW Long Sleeve Tees and Sweatshirts are available for those colder months. Plus, you can find unique gift items for your student, including a surprise message on the Main Entrance Bulletin Board!

Community

SSA Holiday Flyer
RHS Commemorative Brick
Ridgewood Schools Part-time Employment





Willard eNews - November 9, 2021

 

Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.


Willard Notices

We hope you enjoyed the break from school last week due to the NJEA Convention and Diwali!

Due to Covid restrictions, our concert schedule has changed. Parents of fourth and fifth graders, please mark your calendar:

Grade 5 Vocal Concert: 12/22 at 9:00 a.m.
Grade 4 Vocal Concert: 12/122 at 10:30 a.m.
Grade 5 Instrumental Concert: 1/19 at 9:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving SSA Collection

Outdoor Lunch Schedule Thru November


HSA
Some important HSA info:

HSA NEWS:

This week is our HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND DINING KICK-OFF EVENT, with our friends at Katie Diamond and Catchy Cafe. All purchases made at Katie Diamond in person or online, from Thursday to Saturday -AND- all purchases made at Catchy in person or online, Thursday and Friday, will benefit Willard HSA. Don't forget to mention Willard when shopping. Click HERE for more info. For even more fun, grab some friends and join us on Thursday, Nov 11, from 4-6 pm for a Parent Reception at Katie Diamond - 570 N Maple Ave  

For those of you checking off your shopping list, you can also shop the WILLARD STORE for fun new items for your student(s), including a NEW long sleeve tee and a NEW retro style trucker hat, plus so much more!

Lastly, there are just a few more days to Buy a Teacher a Pie! By clicking HERE, you can donate $18, which will buy 1 pie. Our goal is to have enough pies donated so that we can give every teacher and staff a pie to take home for Thanksgiving! Donations close November 18.Thank you for your support!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1. Picture Day proofs are available to view and purchase through Rod Bolton Photography, including retakes and makeup portraits. Click HERE to view ordering instructions

2. For the entire month of November, students are encouraged to write notes of gratitude to any teacher, specialist, and/or staff that they would like to recognize. Students can create drawings, write notecards, or fill our gratitude template found HERE. Students should deliver these notes to their homeroom teacher and they will be distributed as needed. 

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING! 

11/17-19 ATTENTION ALL READERS!!  Willard Scholastic Book Fair is November 17-19 and we are looking for volunteers.  Click HERE to choose a time slot when you would like to help out.  The success of our Book Fair is completely dependent on our parent volunteers.  Please feel free to choose as many different time slots as you would like, we greatly appreciate all the help we can get. Stay tuned for more information on our Bedtime Reading with Mrs. Diorio!

CHECK OUT WILLARD'S HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS

*Funds raised will go directly to programming for students through the end of the 21-22 school year (including motivational speakers, educational assemblies, Panther Pride Week activities, etc.)

Lynch Creek FarmOrder your Autumn and Winter Holiday decor before they sell out!!!  Decorate for the holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and support Willard at the same time! You can choose to ship immediately or choose a future ship date, so your items arrive fresh for the holidays. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members, too! These make great hostess gifts, and are a lovely way to show a family member or friend (anywhere across the country) that you are thinking of them. Click HERE to learn more and place your order!

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Starting now and continuing through the end of December, “holiday cards” and “gifts” on Minted will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Go to Minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great opportunity (and discount!) Some Restrictions Apply


Community
Ridgewood Schools Part-time Employment





Willard eNews - November 2, 2021

Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.


Willard Notices
Thanksgiving SSA Collection

Outdoor Lunch Schedule Thru November


HSA
Some important HSA info:

WEEK AHEAD:

11/3 No School - Professional Development Day

11/4-5 No School - NJEA

SAVE THE DATE:

11/11-13 Holiday Shopping and Dining Kick Off Event, featuring Katie Diamond & Catchy - Get a head start on your holiday shopping and give back to Willard! Click HERE to see the Event Flyer!

11/15-19 Scholastic Book Fair - more details to follow

11/30 Giving Tuesday - stay tuned on how you can make a difference in our community

ATTENTION ALL READERS!!  Willard Scholastic Book Fair is November 17- 19 and we are looking for volunteers.  Click HERE to choose a time slot when you would like to help out.  The success of our Book Fair is completely dependent on our parent volunteers.  Please feel free to choose as many different time slots as you would like, we greatly appreciate all the help we can get. Stay tuned for more information on our Bedtime Reading with Mrs. Diorio!

 

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CHECK OUT WILLARD'S HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS 

*Funds raised will go directly to programming for students through the end of the 21-22 school year (including motivational speakers, educational assemblies, Panther Pride Week activities, etc.)

Lynch Creek FarmOrder your Autumn and Winter Holiday decor before they sell out!!!  Decorate for the holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and support Willard at the same time! Shipping starts November 1st, but you can shop ahead and choose a future ship date, so your items arrive fresh for the holidays. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members, too! These make great hostess gifts, and are a lovely way to show a family member or friend (anywhere across the country) that you are thinking of them. Click HERE to learn more and place your order!

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Starting now and continuing through the end of December, “holiday cards” and “gifts” on Minted will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Go to Minted.com and use promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great opportunity (and discount!) Some Restrictions Apply

DON'T FORGET:

  • Support our Reading Enrichment programs by purchasing a Birthday Book for your child - students select a book with Mrs. Diorio, which will be personalized and added to the Willard library. Click HERE for more information (Please note: any birthdays that have passed will be CELEBRATED as soon as possible!)
  • Did you know you can have a personalized message on the HSA bulletin board? Shop the WILLARD STORE to purchase your monthly message along with other great items, including tees, sweatshirts, embroidered blankets, umbrellas, car magnets and more!
  • Download the GroupSpot app today and start receiving school alerts directly to your phone! It's easy and so informative! Learn more HERE
  • Are you a business owner or know someone who is? Consider becoming a Directory or Website Sponsor for 2021-22. Learn more HERE


Community
Baseball Equipment Drive
Book Fair
RHS Swim Team Thanksgiving Pie Sale
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive