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Willard eNews -  May 24, 2022

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


Willard Notices 
Though we adore our furry friends, dogs are not permitted on school property. Please do not bring dogs at arrival or drop off unless you are remaining on the sidewalk across the street from school. Thank you for respecting this school rule.

4th Grade Concert is on May 26 @ 10:00
5th Grade Concert is on May 26 @ 9:00
KDG Concert is on June 1 @ 2:15

Field Day 2022
Field day will be held on Friday, June 3rd. Grades K-2 will be in the morning 9-11 and grades 3-5 will be in the afternoon 1-3pm. Please consider packing a change of clothes for students in K-2, there are a few water stations in which they could get wet and may need to change to dry clothes for the afternoon. Please consider applying sunscreen to your child before school to stay safe in the sun! Also, please have your child in sneakers for safety! Thanks and looking forward to a fun filled day!
Mr. Lucchesi & Mrs. Dodd

School Supply Kits for next school year are now on sale!                 

Go to https://www.shopttkits.com and enter GW's account number - 89375 - and choose your child's grade for the 2022-2023 school year.  Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. 

All orders must be placed by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 22nd (the last day of school). Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

Welcome to GW Physical Education/Wellness - Current 5th Graders Only

All students must purchase a PE shirt from the online store.  The deadline for purchasing is September 16th.

**We strongly urge you to purchase two shirts**  Orders will be delivered in October free of charge to GWMS

Kindergarten Registration


HSA
Some important HSA info:

The HSA is excited to see you tonight at our RESTORATION ART ROOM fundraiser at Willard, from 6-8pm. Join us in making the project a reality for Willard and our students! Go to willard.cbo.io to learn more or to make a donation. 

ATTENTION ALL READERS Willard Scholastic Book Fair is June 14-15 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!

The PANTHER PLAYDATE has been rescheduled to Friday, June 10, 3-4pm. Mark your calendar for a fun afternoon with friends. The Bake Sale and Frosty Friday teams will be there, too! And Panther will be on the prowl to take pics! What a fun way to end the school year!

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2022-23 ARE NOW ON SALE: Save yourself time, stress, and a whole lot of effort by purchasing from the School Kidz Program! Each kit will be delivered to your student's classroom on the first day of school and will include EVERY supply from the teacher's list. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Visit https://www.shopttkits.com 
  • Enter our school code: 88744
  • Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2022
  • Due June 22, 2022 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)
  • Questions? Contact [email protected]

Current 5th Grade students ONLYPlease enter GW's account number - 89375 - when ordering. Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

WILLARD STORE - End of Year Clearance: Please visit the Willard Store to stock up on 2021-22 tees, sweatshirts, etc. ALL spirit gear items have been marked down 50% or more! Click HERE for great deals before they're gone!

WEEK AHEAD:

5/24 RESTORATION ART ROOM Fundraiser, 6pm - The Willard HSA is pleased to host the upcoming fundraiser to support the Willard Arts Program and our STEAM initiatives. View the invitation HERE. We hope you'll consider joining us for a wonderful evening with fellow parents. 

5/25 GW PARENT ORIENTATION, 7pm (5th Grade Families ONLY)

5/26 Grade 5 Vocal Concert, 9am 

5/26 Grade 4 Vocal Concert, 10am

5/27-30 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Break

UPCOMING DATES:

6/1 Kindergarten Concert, 2:15pm 

6/3 FIELD DAY (Rain Date, June 6)

6/3 WILLARD SPIRIT DAY - Show your School/Town Spirit by wearing your Willard/Ridgewood clothing or Green/Maroon - Go Panthers!

6/7 & 6/9 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION (Parents with Incoming Kindergarten Students ONLY) 

6/10 Grade 3 concert, 9am 

6/13 & 6/14 SPRING BOOK FAIR

6/14 Grade 5 Instrumental Concert, 9:30am 

6/16 Grade 1 Concert, 2pm

6/17 Grade 5 Variety Show, 7pm 

6/22 5th GRADE PROMOTION, 10am

6/22 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Minimum Day

Willard HSA Home Page


Community
Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands
Ridgewood Crossing Guards






Willard eNews -  May 17, 2022

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


Willard Notices 
Though we adore our furry friends, dogs are not permitted on school property. Please do not bring dogs at arrival or drop off unless you are remaining on the sidewalk across the street from school. Thank you for respecting this school rule.

4th Grade Concert is on May 26 @ 10:00
5th Grade Concert on May 26 @ 9:00

School Supply Kits for next school year are now on sale!                 

Go to https://www.shopttkits.com and enter GW's account number - 89375 - and choose your child's grade for the 2022-2023 school year.  Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. 

All orders must be placed by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 22nd (the last day of school). Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

Welcome to GW Physical Education/Wellness - Current 5th Graders Only

All students must purchase a PE shirt from the online store.  The deadline for purchasing is September 16th.

**We strongly urge you to purchase two shirts**  Orders will be delivered in October free of charge to GWMS

Kindergarten Registration


HSA
Some important HSA info:

Just 1 week until the RESTORATION ART ROOM Fundraiser - Join us at Willard, Tuesday, May 24th, from 6-8pm!

  • Student Art Gallery Stroll, with opportunity to purchase your child(ren)'s framed artwork
  • Debut of "Rooted in Art"; an art installation that will later display Personalized Panther Paws donated by Willard Families
  • Visit the Art Room with Mr. Krokus and learn about the planned renovation
  • Purchase Raffle tickets for a beautiful original piece of artwork by Victoria Schoeler
  • Online Auction bidding on VIP tickets and teacher's experiences!
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Adults only please

Register TODAY to bid on exciting items at https://willard.cbo.ioOnline auction will open 5/22/22 at 10am and close 5/24/22 at 10pm. 

Sponsor the Art Room Renovation by purchasing a Personalized Panther Paw at https://cbo.io/willard/pawPaws will be displayed outside of the art room for years to come!

Can't make it to the event? Head to https://www.willardhsa.org/willardstore to pre-purchase your child's artwork and raffle tickets 5/15/22-5/22/22!

***Want a sneak peak of the Raffle prize, a stunning seascape piece by artist Victoria Schoeler? Click HERE

WEEK AHEAD:

5/20 WILLARD SPIRIT DAY - Show your School/Town Spirit by wearing your Willard/Ridgewood clothing or Green/Maroon - Go Panthers!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Drama Club Show - May 19, 1:45pm - Grandparent Show

Drama Club Show - May 20 & 21, 7pm - Public Shows

***For the following Concerts, Each family may have up to 2 guests

  • Grade 5 Vocal Concert - May 26, 9am 
  • Grade 4 Vocal Concert - May 26, 10am
  • Kindergarten Concert - June 1, 2:15pm
  • Grade 3 Concert - June 10, 9am
  • Grade 5 Instrumental Concert - June 14, 9:30am
  • Grade 1 Concert - June 16, 2pm
  • Grade 5 Variety Show - June 17, 7pm

UPCOMING DATES:

5/24 RESTORATION ART ROOM Fundraiser, 6pm - The Willard HSA is pleased to host the upcoming fundraiser to support the Willard Arts Program and our STEAM initiatives. View the invitation HERE. We hope you'll consider joining us for a wonderful evening with fellow parents. 

5/25 GW PARENT ORIENTATION, 7pm (5th Grade Families ONLY)

5/27-30 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Break

6/3 FIELD DAY (Rain Date, June 6)

6/7 & 6/9 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION (Parents with Incoming Kindergarten Students ONLY) 

6/22 5th GRADE PROMOTION, 10am

6/22 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Minimum Day

DON'T FORGET:

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2022-23 ARE NOW ON SALE: Save yourself time, stress, and a whole lot of effort by purchasing from the School Kidz Program! Each kit will be delivered to your student's classroom on the first day of school and will include EVERY supply from the teacher's list. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Visit https://www.shopttkits.com 
  • Enter our school code: 88744
  • Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2022
  • Due June 22, 2022 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)

Current 5th Grade students ONLYPlease enter GW's account number - 89375 - when ordering. Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

WILLARD STORE - End of Year Clearance: Please visit the Willard Store to stock up on 2021-22 tees, sweatshirts, etc. ALL spirit gear items have been marked down 50% or more! Click HERE for great deals before they're gone!

Community
New Players - The Orphan Train
Ridgewood Crossing Guards
Ridgewood Jr. Football
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month
Vaping Save Your Breath





Willard eNews -  May 10, 2022

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


Willard Notices 
Though we adore our furry friends, dogs are not permitted on school property. Please do not bring dogs at arrival or drop off unless you are remaining on the sidewalk across the street from school. Thank you for respecting this school rule.

4th Grade Concert is on May 26 @ 10:00
5th Grade Concert on May 26 @ 9:00

School Supply Kits for next school year are now on sale!                 

Go to https://www.shopttkits.com and enter GW's account number - 89375 - and choose your child's grade for the 2022-2023 school year.  Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. 

All orders must be placed by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 22nd (the last day of school). Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

Welcome to GW Physical Education/Wellness - Current 5th Graders Only

All students must purchase a PE shirt from the online store.  The deadline for purchasing is September 16th.

**We strongly urge you to purchase two shirts**  Orders will be delivered in October free of charge to GWMS

Kindergarten Registration


HSA
Some important HSA info:

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2022-23 ARE NOW ON SALE: Save yourself time, stress, and a whole lot of effort by purchasing from the School Kidz Program! Each kit will be delivered to your student's classroom on the first day of school and will include EVERY supply from the teacher's list. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Visit https://www.shopttkits.com 
  • Enter our school code: 88744
  • Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2022
  • Due June 22, 2022 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)
  • Questions? Contact [email protected]

Current 5th Grade students ONLYPlease enter GW's account number - 89375 - when ordering. Questions? Contact Jaimie Davis at [email protected].

WILLARD STORE - End of Year Clearance: Please visit the Willard Store to stock up on 2021-22 tees, sweatshirts, etc. ALL spirit gear items have been marked down 50% or more! Click HERE for great deals before they're gone! 

WEEK AHEAD:

5/9-13 NJSLA Testing for Grades 3-5

5/12 The HSA is proud to host our final ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY of the year; we are thrilled to welcome Mobile Ed Productions back to Willard, for an outdoor skateboarding assembly called Sk8 4 Life! The show features cool skateboarding tricks, while stressing the importance of thinking positively, setting goals, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and building community. We will have two identical 45-minute shows (one at 1pm, the other at 2pm) on the outdoor basketball courts; grades K-2 will attend one show and grades 3-5 the other. 

5/13 FROSTY FRIDAY will be making its long awaited return this Friday, May 13th, immediately after school. Assorted frozen treats will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring CASH! Thank you to our Frosty Friday committee and volunteers for bringing back a favorite tradition. Proceeds benefit Willard HSA. 

5/13 WILLARD SPIRIT DAY - Show your School/Town Spirit by wearing your Willard/Ridgewood clothing or Green/Maroon - Go Panthers!

UPCOMING DATES:

5/24 RESTORATION ART ROOM Fundraiser, 6pm - The Willard HSA is pleased to host the upcoming fundraiser to support the Willard Arts Program and our STEAM initiatives. View the invitation HERE. We hope you'll consider joining us for a wonderful evening with fellow parents. 

5/27-30 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Break

6/3 FIELD DAY

6/22 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Minimum Day

Community
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month
Vaping Save Your Breath
Virtual Parent Engagement Workshop
Touch-a-Truck 2022
Cultural Competency
Healthy Sleep Healthy Teens
Ridgewood Junior Football





Willard eNews -  May 3, 2022
Please click on the links below for important information and upcoming events.
Willard Notices 

HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!  Thank you to our teachers!

Kindergarten Registration
 
HSA
Some important HSA info:

PANTHER PRIDE WEEK is here!!! We hope your kids had fun dressing up for Tropical Tuesday! Please see below for an outline of the week:

TUESDAY, May 3: Teacher Appreciation Day - We kicked off the week by celebrating TEAM WILLARD! Teachers were presented with bouquets from Ridgewood's Piece & Pollen, made possible by the generosity of Willard parents and friends who purchased enough bouquets for all teachers and staff! The HSA also hosted a luncheon for the faculty, provided by World Flats. We are thrilled to be able to support local Ridgewood businesses this week. 

WEDNESDAY, May 4: "May the 4th be with you on Crazy Hat Day" - Kids, Teachers and Staff are encouraged, not required, to wear anything that is Star Wars themed and/or any crazy hat

THURSDAY, May 5: Cinco de Mayo - Kids, Teachers and Staff are encouraged, not required, to wear the colors green, white and red as we celebrate the culture of Mexico

THURSDAY, May 5: Author Visit DAN SANTAT We are honored to welcome award winning author and illustrator Dan Santat. He will meet with our students virtually and discuss his books and the process of writing/illustrating for children in a variety of forms, from picture books to chapter books and graphic novels. To learn more about Mr. Santat, click HERE

FRIDAY, May 6: Panther Pride Day - In the spirit of Willard community unity, all students, teachers and staff will be given a Willard tee as a gift from the HSA. T-shirts will be handed out at the beginning of the day. All students can put them on while at school, and no one has to worry about forgetting their tee. (Students who requested special sizing have been noted and teachers will have their names on those tees.) 

FRIDAY, May 6: Panther Play Date - all families are invited to join us! Please click HERE to view your invitation! RAIN DATE: In case of a rain out, Panther Playdate will be rescheduled to a Friday in June. We will notify everyone via email, should we need to postpone. 

*The Bake Sale committee is seeking volunteers to donate baked goods on Friday, May 6th, for the Panther Play Date. Please click HERE and let us know what baked or store bought goods you plan to provide. All items should be as follows:

  1. Nut free
  2. Individually wrapped (excluding cupcakes).  If you are providing small cookies or mini muffins, you can bag 2 together if you like.  
  3. Include an ingredient list and if your ingredients are manufactured in factories that process nuts or may have traces of nuts in them, please highlight that information on your ingredient list. (For example, if you are using a box mix, it will usually state this information right near the ingredient list. If it does, please highlight it so we know to point it out to anyone who purchases the item. We know that many parents who have children with allergies are vigilant about this as are the children themselves, but we are just trying to ensure safety for all.)
  4. All baked/store bought goods should be dropped off to the Willard School office no later than 1:30pm on Friday, May 6th, or you can drop off directly to the blacktop at 2:30pm if you prefer.   

UPCOMING DATES:

5/9 - 5/13 NJSLA Testing Week

5/24 RESTORATION ART ROOM Fundraiser, 6pm The Willard HSA is pleased to host the upcoming fundraiser to support the Willard Arts Program and our STEAM initiatives. View the invitation HERE. We hope you'll consider joining us for a wonderful evening with fellow parents. 

5/27 - 5/30 NO SCHOO- Memorial Day Break

6/22 - Last Day of School, Minimum Day

DON'T FORGET:

The WILLARD FAMILY COOKBOOK is here! 69 Willard families submitted recipes to share. Your free downloadable version is available by clicking HERE. If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the cookbook, please click HERE. Order due date extended through May 3rd ONLY! 

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! Summer birthdays are typically celebrated on the student's half birthday, but may be recognized in June if the half birthday has passed.)


Community
 
Virtual Parent Engagement Workshop
Touch-a-Truck 2022
Cultural Competency
Healthy Sleep Healthy Teens
Ridgewood Junior Football