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Willard eNews - November 24, 2020

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


Willard Notices

Here is our next Parent Academy Video - What to do when your child says, "I'm done!"

IMPORTANT REMINDER - Masks are REQUIRED on Willard School Property. Parents report daily their concern that visitors to our playground, field, and basketball courts are NOT wearing a mask. Please, please, remind your child(ren), babysitters, and friends that if they are on school property, a mask must be worn. Please help us keep our kids healthy and in school by following this critical rule.

PANTHER HANGOUTS UPDATE! Beginning the week of 11/16, our Panther Hangouts will be on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS only (No Friday sessions). Please encourage your child to give these grade level hangouts a try. They are fun, informal, and a great way to connect with peers. Remember, Grade 1 Hangouts are every other week.

Willard Pandemic Response Feedback Form  - Please use this form to share any school-related pandemic feedback. The form will remain open so you are able to respond throughout the year as you have suggestions, feedback or concerns. Responses will be discussed anonymously at Willard's weekly Pandemic Team Meetings. Thank you for your feedback.

Be in the loop, and follow us on Twitter! @RPS_Willard


HSA

Some important HSA info:

**Thank you to all the families who donated to our Thanksgiving teacher & staff appreciation breakfast. A big thank you to Deirdre Scali, the HSA, and the grade parents who helped make the event happen. The HSA will be hosting a Holiday breakfast in December, if you’d like to donate, be on the lookout for the next sign up. We’d also like to thank and recognize Chocolates Etc. in Wyckoff for generously donating Thanksgiving chocolates for all the staff. Please support them this holiday season. Chocolates Etc.**

Social Services Holiday Gift Card Program

While you are food shopping or doing errands this week, consider picking up a Target gift card for the Social Services Holiday Gift Card Program

In light of Covid, the caseloads at Social Services have increased. They anticipate having to sponsor 200 children this year. We are collecting Target gift cards and/or cash donations which will be converted to Target gift cards. We raised $800 last year, let's try and surpass our goal this year! Donations can be brought to the main office by December 10th. Click here for more details!

Virtual Book Fair: One week left! Ends on 11/29!  Click here to shop the Willard Book Fair and click HERE to view the Teachers Wish Lists. 

NEW Willard GearGet your cozy Willard blanket and beanie just in time for the holidays! IN STOCK NOW! Shop here: Cozy Bundle

NEW Personalized Message on the HSA BoardCelebrate a special moment for your student, such as a birthday, personal achievement, 5th grade promotion, etc. Custom messages will be added to the Willard Bulletin Board, located outside at the Morningside Entrance. Your purchase is valid for 1 month. Only a few months left- click here to view: HSA Board

Willard HSA School Directory: Don't miss out! Order the School Directory now! 

Art Docent

In partnership with TIC TOC, the Art Docent program has gone virtual this year. TIC TOC is thrilled to introduce an Elementary School video series called "Making the World a Better Place Through Art". The videos feature art and artists that celebrate monthly inspirational themes that support our culture of kindness, respect and acceptance. Please enjoy this Thanksgiving video and have fun making pop art turkeys!

THANKSGIVING ART DOCENT VIDEO https://tictoc.org/theatre/

Interested in creating an art docent video for the TIC TOC series? Check out the sign up sheet here and reach out to the Willard Art Docent team for support. 

Lynch Creek Farm: ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT! Fall Decor is shipping now, and December holidays will be here before we know it!! Decorate for the autumn and winter holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces and support Willard at the same time! Please visit https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/1351653

live.love.laugh: Experience a personalized holiday photo shoot with Photographer Lena Antaramian and she will give back 10% to Willard! Email lena@livelovelaughphotos.com to book-limited availability! Click here for more details.

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Now through the end of December, all holiday cards are gifts will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Just use the promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great fundraising opportunity (and discount!)

Community
Ridgewood Dragons Roller Hockey
RHS Boys Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser





Willard eNews - November 17, 2020

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


Willard Notices

IMPORTANT REMINDER - Masks are REQUIRED on Willard School Property. Parents report daily their concern that visitors to our playground, field, and basketball courts are NOT wearing a mask. Please, please, remind your child(ren), babysitters, and friends that if they are on school property, a mask must be worn. Please help us keep our kids healthy and in school by following this critical rule.

Here is our next Parent Academy Video - The Qualities of a Good Work Space. Where children work, and how their space is organized, is key for at-home learning success. 

PANTHER HANGOUTS UPDATE! Beginning the week of 11/16, our Panther Hangouts will be on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS only (No Friday sessions). Please encourage your child to give these grade level hangouts a try. They are fun, informal, and a great way to connect with peers. Remember, Grade 1 Hangouts are every other week.

Willard Pandemic Response Feedback Form  - Please use this form to share any school-related pandemic feedback. The form will remain open so you are able to respond throughout the year as you have suggestions, feedback or concerns. Responses will be discussed anonymously at Willard's weekly Pandemic Team Meetings. Thank you for your feedback.

Be in the loop, and follow us on Twitter! @RPS_Willard


HSA

Some important HSA info:

Willard SSA Thanksgiving Day Food Drive:  Drive will end on Wednesday, November 18. 

Please help support the SSA for Thanksgiving! Pick up the following foods when you are at the food store: canned pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes and boxed mashed potatoes. We can ONLY accept the foods that the SSA are requesting. Details here

Drop off location: 599 Heights Rd. There will be a wagon near the left side gate if you are facing the house and Willard school, collection boxes will be located outside of the main entrance and side entrances.   

Virtual Book Fair! Click here to shop the Willard Book Fair and here for more information. Runs until November 29th.

NEW Willard GearGet your cozy Willard blanket and beanie just in time for the holidays! Shop here: Cozy Bundle

NEW Personalized Message on the HSA BoardCelebrate a special moment for your student, such as a birthday, personal achievement, 5th grade promotion, etc. Custom messages will be added to the Willard Bulletin Board, located outside at the Morningside Entrance. Your purchase is valid for 1 month. Only a few months left- click here to view: HSA Board

Lynch Creek Farm: ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT!  Decorate for the autumn and winter holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces and support Willard at the same time! Please visithttps://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/1351653

live.love.laugh: Experience a personalized holiday photo shoot with Photographer Lena Antaramian and she will give back 10% to Willard! Email lena@livelovelaughphotos.com to book-limited availability! Click here for more details.

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Now through the end of December, all holiday cards are gifts will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Just use the promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great fundraising opportunity (and discount!)

Community
LSHSA Chipotle Fundraiser
RHS Boys Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser
RHS Boys Lacrosse Wood Fundraiser

Girl Scouts





Willard eNews - November 10, 2020

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


Willard Notices

Here is our next Parent Academy Video - Listening to Your Child Read Aloud, In this brief video, you will learn some tips to make "read-aloud time" a productive and positive experience for you and your child(ren).

PANTHER HANGOUTS UPDATE! Beginning the week of 11/16, our Panther Hangouts will be on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS only (No Friday sessions). Please encourage your child to give these grade level hangouts a try. They are fun, informal, and a great way to connect with peers. Remember, Grade 1 Hangouts are every other week. Grade 1 is meeting this week, so first graders, stop by today, tomorrow, or Friday THIS week.   

Willard Pandemic Response Feedback Form  - Please use this form to share any school-related pandemic feedback. The form will remain open so you are able to respond throughout the year as you have suggestions, feedback or concerns. Responses will be discussed anonymously at Willard's weekly Pandemic Team Meetings. Thank you for your feedback.

Be in the loop, and follow us on Twitter! 


HSA

Some important HSA info:

Willard SSA Thanksgiving Day Food Drive:

Please help support the SSA for Thanksgiving! Pick up the following foods when you are at the food store: canned pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes and boxed mashed potatoes. We can ONLY accept the foods that the SSA are requesting. Details here Drop off location: 599 Heights Rd. There will be a wagon near the left side gate if you are facing the house and Willard school, collection boxes will be located outside of the main entrance and side entrances. Drive will end on Wednesday, November 18. 

Katie Diamond Shopping Event: Get a head start on your holiday shopping and give back to Willard at the same time! From Monday November 9th through Monday November 16, KD will give a percentage of Willard sales back to the Willard HSA. Shop online or via email/text from the comfort of your home. Just mention Willard when you check out, OR if online, indicate Willard in the notes. For more details, click here!

ATTENTION ALL READERS!! We are excited to announce our all virtual Willard Scholastic  Book Fair beginning Monday, 11/16 - 11/29. Encourage that love of reading, add something exciting to your home library, or maybe get a jump start on holiday shopping. Click HERE for additional information. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come on a Pajamas Night Reading with Mrs. Diorio! 

Community
RHS Boys Lacrosse Wood Fundraiser
Girl Scouts
Kelly's Coats
SSA Road Race
RHS LAX Candle Sale


 




Willard eNews - November 3, 2020

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


Willard Notices

On Wednesday, 11/4, let's wear our pajamas as we get ready for a couple of days of relaxation and no school!

Introducing 
Ridgewood Parent Academy! Please enjoy this first video about fostering independence and a growth mindset in your child(ren). Enjoy!

Please print the 
Willard's November A/B Calendar for your reference.

Attention parents of students in grades 1 - 5: Click here to learn about our after school Panther Hangout Program. 

Willard Pandemic Response Feedback Form  - Please use this form to share any school-related pandemic feedback. The form will remain open so you are able to respond throughout the year as you have suggestions, feedback or concerns. Responses will be discussed anonymously at Willard's weekly Pandemic Team Meetings. Thank you for your feedback

Be in the loop, and follow us on Twitter! 


HSA

Some important HSA info:

Willard SSA Thanksgiving Day Food Drive:

Please help support the SSA for Thanksgiving! Pick up the following foods when you are at the food store: canned pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes and boxed mashed potatoes. We can ONLY accept the foods that the SSA are requesting. Details here

Drop off locations: 599 Heights Rd. There will be a wagon near the left side gate if you are facing the house and Willard school, collection boxes will be located outside of the main entrance and side entrances. Drive will end on Wednesday, November 18. 

SCHOOL PICTURE ORDERS & PHOTO DAY RETAKES: November 11, time TBD

If your student missed Picture Day or would like to have a retake, please email willardhsa@ridgewood.k12.nj.us to get on the retake list. You will be contacted with your time frame by November 9th.  Please arrive at Willard during your assigned time, wear a mask, and adhere to social distancing. Walk-ups will NOT be permitted.  Don't forget to order your school pictures. The online gallery is now active! Click here for photo instructions To view pictures go to:  https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000807107#login

Katie Diamond Shopping Event: Get a head start on your holiday shopping and give back to Willard at the same time! From Monday November 9th through Monday November 16, KD will give a percentage of Willard sales back to the Willard HSA. Shop online or via email/text from the comfort of your home. Just mention Willard when you check out, OR if online, indicate Willard in the notes.

Minted.com: A great place to shop for holiday cards and gifts! Now through the end of December, all holiday cards are gifts will be discounted 20% for Willard families....AND a percentage will still go back to the Willard HSA! Just use the promo code FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA at checkout to take advantage of this great fundraising opportunity (and discount!)

Lynch Creek Farm: Fall Decor is shipping now, and December holidays will be here before we know it!! Decorate for the autumn and winter holidays with these beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths and centerpieces and support Willard at the same time! You can shop ahead and delay shipping to a later date if preferred. Consider sharing the link to shop with other family members too! These can make a great hostess gift, or a lovely way to show a family member or friend you are thinking of them. Please visit https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/1351653

Community
LWV Election Confusion
Kelly's Coats
SSA Road Race
Ridgewood Crew
RHS LAX Girls 1-Day Clinic
RHS LAX Candle Sale
LSHSA "Dine-Out Night"
RHS Band Sale
FOM Song-Writing Competition