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Willard eNews - February 25, 2020

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Reading Marathon - Parents please note that Reading Marathon forms are due back to your child's teacher by March 2.  Please click here in case the original form that was sent home was misplaced. While donations are not necessary to participate, they are very much appreciated and help to fund programs such as story times, author visits, cooking classes, book clubs, free museum passes and much more. Donations of $25 or more will receive a personalized bookplate in a new Ridgewood Public Library book.

We hope you are enjoying reading Lowji Discovers AmericaChapters 1-5 should be read by Friday, 2/28. Please email Mrs. Hoffman a picture of your family reading so we can add it to our display. Thank you!

Monday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day! 
To celebrate, we will be doing lots of reading all day long! As an extra bonus, students are invited to wear pajamas to school so they feel cozy as they read!



IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Students should NOT enter the building on Morningside Road unless there are special circumstances or it is a Green Flag Day. Students attempting to enter will be directed to go to their grade level door. Thank you.

Do you want early notice as to whether it is a Green Flag Day? Follow us on Twitter!

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

SCIENCE FAIR- is this Wednesday 2/26.  All are invited to visit during the evening portion from 6:00 - 7:30 in the auditorium.  Classes will visit with their teachers during the school day, volunteer sign ups coming soon.

READING MARATHON forms due on March 2.

WILLARD CIRCUS WEEK begins on March 2, click HERE for more details.

PHOTO UPLOADS  FOR YEARBOOK DUE by 3/15.  We would love your help in submitting images from various school and classroom events from the past year.  Click  HERE for instructions on how to submit your photos. Thank you!

Willard Bingo Night- One night left, Wednesday, March 25th.  Come for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE 

AUCTION 2020 is Saturday, March 21st!  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!! We are raising money for Project Playground, the effort to replace the current playground equipment adjacent to Morningside Ave. with a new, safe, fun playground. Follow the Willard HSA on Facebook to get sneak peeks at exciting auction items!

Willard Green Team: Click HERE for the new February Newsletter.

GIRLS ON THE RUN is coming to Willard!!  This is a running program that teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, while training for a 5K.  Open to 3rd - 5th grade girls. Registration is open but limited. See HERE for additional details.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE:

YEARBOOKS are now available for purchase, click HERE to purchase your 2019/2020 edition.  Orders due by 4/1

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day.

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!


Community
Super Science Saturday
Asian Festival Benefit
Ari Berman - Give Us the Ballot
Derrick Gay
Jamboree Post Show News
RHS Commemorative Brick
Dodgeball Tournament
LWV Election Information



Willard eNews - February 11, 2020

 

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Willard's Green Team - Feb. 2020
Reading Marathon - Ready, Set...READ! The Ridgewood Public Library Reading Marathon runs through the month of February. Students should return signed forms to their teachers by March 2nd in order to qualify for a Ben & Jerry's coupon. 

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Students should NOT enter the building on Morningside Road unless there are special circumstances or it is a Green Flag Day. Students attempting to enter will be directed to go to their grade level door. Thank you.

Do you want early notice as to whether it is a Green Flag Day? Follow us on Twitter!

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

Visit Flora’s Cottage and Support Willard! Just mention Willard and a portion of your facial, party, or gift card purchase will go back to Willard HSA educational programs! Event is going on NOW. The last day to purchase is 2/14! Please see HERE for more details. 

Willard Bingo Night- Tomorrow, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE

Auction 2020 is Saturday, March 21st!  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!!  Take advantage of discounted ticket pricing through February 21st.  Follow the Willard HSA on Facebook to get sneak peeks at exciting auction items!

Willard Green Team: Click HERE for the new February Newsletter.

GIRLS ON THE RUN is coming to Willard!!  This is a running program that teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, while training for a 5K.  Open to 3rd - 5th grade girls. Registration is open but limited. See HERE for additional details.

**REMINDER** To 5th Grade Parents!!!  Please purchase your 5th Grade Events package at the Willard Store Willard HSA.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE:

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day

SCIENCE FAIR- an opportunity to exhibit an exciting project- board is included with entry fee.  Deadline for purchase is 2/12.  See guidelines HERE.

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!


Community
Super Science Saturday
RHS Commemorative Brick
Dodgeball Tournament
LWV Election Information
RHS Family Promise

Ridgewood Youth Ice Hockey Spring 
RHS Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser






Willard eNews - February 4, 2020

 

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration
Willard's Green Team - Feb. 2020
Candace Fleming Order Form  - Candace Fleming Author Visit Grades K-5 
Click on the link to find our order form for this year's author visit. Last call for author visit book order forms will be on Wednesday, February 5th.  Please know that this firm deadline has been provided by our new bookseller.  Any questions please email Mrs. Diorio and Mrs. Burger.
Reading Marathon - Ready, Set...READ! The Ridgewood Public Library Reading Marathon runs through the month of February. Students should return signed forms to their teachers by March 2nd in order to qualify for a Ben & Jerry's coupon. 

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Students should NOT enter the building on Morningside Road unless there are special circumstances or it is a Green Flag Day. Students attempting to enter will be directed to go to their grade level door. Thank you.

Do you want early notice as to whether it is a Green Flag Day? Follow us on Twitter!

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

Visit Flora’s Cottage and Support Willard! Just mention Willard and a portion of your facial, party, or gift card purchase will go back to Willard HSA educational programs! Event is going on NOW! Please see HERE for more details. 

Service Day is tomorrow, February 5th- If you haven’t brought in your donation bag, it’s not too late. We are still accepting donations!

Willard Bingo Night- Wednesday, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE

Auction 2020 is Saturday March 21st! Follow the Willard HSA on Facebook to get sneak peeks at exciting auction items!

Willard Green Team: Click HERE for the new February Newsletter.

GIRLS ON THE RUN is coming to Willard!!  This is a running program that teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, while training for a 5K.  Open to 3rd - 5th grade girls. Registration is open but limited. See HERE for additional details.

**REMINDER** To 5th Grade Parents!!!  Please purchase your 5th Grade events package at the Willard Store Willard HSA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day

SCIENCE FAIR- an opportunity to exhibit an exciting project- board is included with entry fee.  Deadline for purchase is 2/12

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!

 

Community
RHS Family Promise
Ridgewood Youth Ice Hockey Spring 
RHS Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser
RHS Jamboree 2020
5th Grade Art Contest
YMCA Summer Camp 2020




Willard eNews - January 28, 2020

 

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration
Willard's Green Team - Jan. 2020
Candace Fleming Order Form  - Candace Fleming Author Visit Grades K-5 
Click on the link to find our order form for this year's author visit.  If you are interested in ordering a book for your child, please fill out the form and return it to the library by February 5th.  We are using a new bookseller to fill our orders this year so please note that the deadline is FIRM. We are so excited to have Candace Fleming visit us here at Willard.  Thank you HSA for sponsoring this event!  Any questions please email Mrs. Diorio and Mrs. Burger.


IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Students should NOT enter the building on Morningside Road unless there are special circumstances or it is a Green Flag Day. Students attempting to enter will be directed to go to their grade level door. Thank you.

Do you want early notice as to whether it is a Green Flag Day? Follow us on Twitter!

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

Visit Flora’s Cottage and Support Willard! Just mention Willard and a portion of your facial, party, or gift card purchase will go back to Willard HSA educational programs! Event is going on NOW! Please see HERE for more details. 

Willard Bingo Night- Wednesday, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE.

Service Day, Wednesday, February 5th- Parent volunteers for Service Day needed!!! If interested, contact Cori Clifford at crakitt@gmail.com.

Auction 2020 is Saturday March 21st! Follow the Willard HSA on Facebook to get sneak peeks at exciting auction items!

Willard Green Team: Click HERE for the January Newsletter.

**REMINDER** To 5th Grade Parents!!!  Please purchase your 5th Grade events package at the Willard Store Willard HSA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day

SCIENCE FAIR- an opportunity to exhibit an exciting project- board is included with entry fee (pickup date TBD)

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!


Community
RHS Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser
RHS Jamboree 2020
5th Grade Art Contest
YMCA Summer Camp 2020
TIC TOC Author & Illustrator Team





Willard eNews - January 21, 2020

 

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration
Willard's Green Team - Jan. 2020
Candace Fleming Order Form

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

Willard Bingo Night- Wednesday, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE.

Service Day Kickoff is January 24th- children will be coming home with collection bags and information; stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, February 5th- Parent volunteers for Service Day needed!!! If interested, contact Cori Clifford at crakitt@gmail.com.

Flora’s Cottage Fundraiser: Treat yourself (or surprise a friend/family member) and support Willard at the same time! From Monday, January 27th through Friday, February 14th, mention Willard and a portion of your facial, party, or gift card purchase will go back to Willard! Please see HERE for more details. 

Auction 2020 is Saturday March 21st! Follow the Willard HSA on Facebook to get sneak peeks at exciting auction items!

**If you would like to be part of this exciting event, please email willardauction2020@gmail.com for more info.  Also, if you own a business and would like to donate a product/service, AND/OR use this as an advertising opportunity for your company, please contact willardauction2020@gmail.com

Willard Green Team: Click HERE for the January Newsletter.

**REMINDER** To 5th Grade Parents!!!  Please purchase your 5th Grade events package at the Willard Store Willard HSA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day

SCIENCE FAIR- an opportunity to exhibit an exciting project- board is included with entry fee (pickup date TBD)

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!


Community
TIC TOC Author & Illustrator Team
Lead Education Event





Willard eNews - January 14, 2020

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices
Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration
Willard's Mindful YOGA CLUB
Willard's Green Team

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC REMINDERS:

Are you parking on Morningside Road at dismissal and then walking to meet your child? This is not allowed! Please do not park and exit your car at dismissal - You may be ticketed!

Please do not block the strip of staff parking spots on California at dismissal. Staff may need to enter and exit these spots at dismissal.

THANK YOU to those who are keeping their dogs on the opposite side of the street from the school. It is appreciated.

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


HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

Willard Bingo Night- Wednesday, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE.

Service Day- Wednesday ,February 5th- Parent volunteers needed!!! If interested, contact Cori Clifford at crakitt@gmail.com.

Flora’s Cottage Fundraiser: Treat yourself (or surprise a friend/family member) and support Willard at the same time! From Monday, January 27th through Friday, February 14th, mention Willard and a portion of your facial, party, or gift card purchase will go back to Willard! Please see HERE for more details. 

Save the Date: Saturday, March 21st! Willard Auction 2020 is a not to be missed event! Invitation and more details coming soon.....

 **If you would like to be part of this exciting event, please email willardauction2020@gmail.com for more info.  Also, if you own a business and would like to donate a product/service, AND/OR use this as an advertising opportunity for your company, please contact willardauction2020@gmail.com

**REMINDER** To 5th Grade Parents!!!  Please purchase your 5th Grade events package at the Willard Store Willard HSA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WILLARD STORE

BIRTHDAY BOOKS- a personal contribution to our school library, highlighting your child's special day

SCIENCE FAIR- an opportunity to exhibit an exciting project- board is included with entry fee (pickup date TBD)

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!


Community
RHS New Players Concert - A Bronx Tale
Lead Education Event
Wizards - Limited Tickets Available
The Annual Friends of Music Concert
Positive Peace - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Baseball Equipment Drive






Willard eNews - January 7, 2020

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

For lots of fun after-school activities, visit the Ridgewood Recreation page here


Willard Notices

Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Registration
Willard's Mindful YOGA CLUB
Willard's Green Team

Important Reminders:
All students should enter the building through their assigned grade level door. The Morningside Road entrance is only used after 8:45 for students who are tardy to school. Thank you for your cooperation.  There is absolutely no parking on California and Morningside Road from 8:00 - 9:00 and 2:30 - 3:30. 

We continue to see dogs at dismissal. Please remember that NO DOGS are allowed on school property. Thank you for abiding by this policy. 

Delayed Opening Reminders
When we have a two hour delayed opening, it will be a GREEN FLAG DAY. Students are welcome to enter the building via California Street or Morningside Road no earlier than 10:25, as the first bell rings at 10:35. Thank you!

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

HSA

Please visit the Willard HSA website for events, news, and school happenings.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS

WIZARDS SAVE THE DATES! The Harlem Wizards vs Ridgewood A+ Team basketball fundraiser games will be held Thursday, January 23, at 7PM  and Friday, January 24 at 7 PM at Ridgewood High School. The cost will be $20 per ticket plus tax and processing fees. Tickets will be sold online beginning this Thursday, January 9th at 8 PM--A LINK TO ORDER  TO ORDER TICKETS WILL BE EMAILED FROM THE DISTRICT ON WEDNESDAY, 1/8 AND WILL BE LIVE ON THURSDAY, 1/9 AT 8 PM. Special thanks to our Wizards sponsors VARSITY HUES and DEERKILL DAY CAMP!  Thank you for supporting Ridgewood Public Schools!

SAVE THE DATE: Willard Bingo Night- Wednesday, February 12th and Wednesday, March 25th- two nights due to popular demand.  Come to one night or both for great family fun! For additional information, click HERE.  Buy your tickets on the Willard store HERE.

Service Day- Wednesday,February 5th- Parent volunteers needed!!! If interested, contact Cori Clifford at crakitt@gmail.com.

SPA FUNDRAISER- Treat yourself at Flora's Cottage and give back to Willard- starts Jan 27th (details to come)

Willard Auction: March 21, 2020- Tickets going on sale soon- stay tuned!!!  **If you would like to be part of this excitinwillardauction2020@gmail.comg event, please email willardauction2020@gmail.com for more info.  Also, if you own a business and would like to donate a product/service, AND/OR use this as an advertising opportunity for your company, please contact willardauction2020@gmail.com

***Don't forget to download the NEW BoxTops app and scan your receipts- an easy way to fundraise for Willard!!*  Details HERE

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Parent Volunteers are an important part of the Willard community. If you are interested in helping, please click here for more information.  THANK YOU!

The Willard HSA website is your go to for all the latest events, our current calendar, and to make purchases from the school store.  

QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HSA; we’re happy to help!

Community
Wizards Are Coming To Town
The Annual Friends of Music Concert
Positive Peace - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Baseball Equipment Drive