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Willard eNews - February 23, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Tonight:
Please mark your calendar to attend the Virtual Presentation for Elementary Parents on Tuesday, February 23, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This meeting will be broadcast live on the district home page and on Fios Channel 33.  Questions can be submitted online by using the link which will be provided on the district website.

Reading Marathon Wrap-Up: We are nearing the end of February which means our Reading Marathon is coming to a close. In order to receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Ben and Jerry's, parents must go to this website and register your child's reading.
https://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/reading-marathon
The deadline to register is Friday, March 5th. You may also make a donation to the Ridgewood Public Library if you choose.

Get ready...The Virtual Science Fair is coming on March 4th!  Registration is free and all students are encouraged to participate. No project is too small and we hope to see everyone get involved. (As a bonus, all participants will earn a Homework Pass!)

Click here for more information and the registration form. The registration deadline is February 26th.

March A/B Calendar

KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
Parents please note that going forward Kindergarten and First Grade will alternate weeks for library book checkouts.  Please make every attempt to return all library books prior to your child's next library checkout.  The schedules for February and March have gone home with all students and are included here. Thank you and happy reading! Mrs. Diorio

Helping Hands Club - Registration is now open! A group of RHS students have formed a club offering extra math help for younger students. Please see this flier and visit their website for details on how to register.  

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.

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:

VIRTUAL COOKIE DECORATING EVENT:Saturday, March 20. Event is almost sold out. Only a few spots left at 9am and 12noon. Purchase HERE

YEARBOOK ON SALE: Purchase HERE for a limited time only! 

YEARBOOK TRIBUTESInclude a special message in the yearbook. All tributes due by April 1st. Purchase HERE

SCIENCE WEEK March 4-6

The Willard Virtual Science Fair begins March 4. Registration is free and all students are encouraged to participate. No project is too small and we hope to see everyone get involved. (As a bonus, all participants will earn a Homework Pass!) Click HERE to register and to learn more. Registration deadline is February 26th.

READING MARATHON: There is still time to participate! February is Reading Marathon Month! Download the form today to start tracking your reading. HERE Read for at least 30 mins. a day, for ANY FIVE days in Feb. to earn a digital Ben & Jerry’s coupon for a free ice cream cone. Here is a video from the Ridgewood Public Library with useful information:  Reading Marathon Instructions

WILLARD WEAR: Hats, blankets and masks still available! Contactless delivery to your front door. Shop HERE

BIRTHDAY BOOK PROGRAM: Order your Birthday Books now! Click here: Birthday Books

Community
Super Science Saturday
RHS Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Ridgewood Ice Hockey
RHS Boys Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer
Recreational Softball Programs
Recreational Baseball Programs
Pre-K Kickball




Willard eNews - February 9, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Get ready...The Virtual Science Fair is coming on March 4th!  Registration is free and all students are encouraged to participate. No project is too small and we hope to see everyone get involved. (As a bonus, all participants will earn a Homework Pass!)

Click here for more information and the registration form. The registration deadline is February 26th.

March A/B Calendar

KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
Parents please note that going forward Kindergarten and First Grade will alternate weeks for library book checkouts.  Please make every attempt to return all library books prior to your child's next library checkout.  The schedules for February and March have gone home with all students and are included here. Thank you and happy reading! Mrs. Diorio

Helping Hands Club - Registration is now open! A group of RHS students have formed a club offering extra math help for younger students. Please see this flier and visit their website for details on how to register.  

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.

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:

VALENTINES DAY
Will  be celebrated Wednesday/Thursday, February 10/11. Students are welcome to bring in valentines (cards only) for all the students in their cohort only.  If you do choose to send in valentines, please include all the  children in your child’s cohort. The cards will not be opened in school; all cards received will go home with students.

VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHTFriday, February 26 at 7pm.  Event is almost sold out! Don't miss out on the awesome prizes and raffles! Some prizes include Beats wireless headsets, Amazon Echo Dot, prizes delivered by the Willard Panther and MORE! Purchase HERE on the Willard Store now! 

READING MARATHON: Ready, Set… READ!! February is Reading Marathon Month! Download the form today to start tracking your reading. HERE Read for at least 30 mins. a day, for ANY FIVE days in Feb. to earn a digital Ben & Jerry’s coupon for a free ice cream cone. Here is a video from the Ridgewood Public Library with useful information:  Reading Marathon Instructions

WILLARD WEAR: Hats, blankets and masks still available! Contactless delivery to your front door. Shop HERE

BIRTHDAY BOOK PROGRAM: Order your Birthday Books now! Click here: Birthday Books 

Community
Winterfest
Helping Hands Hours
LSHSA Pizza Fundraiser
TIC TOC Art Contest
Care Plus Parent Workshop
LWV Data Security Tips




Willard eNews - February 2, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Panther Hangouts are cancelled for today but will resume tomorrow, 2/3.

KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
Parents please note that going forward Kindergarten and First Grade will alternate weeks for library book checkouts.  Please make every attempt to return all library books prior to your child's next library checkout.  The schedules for February and March have gone home with all students and are included here. Thank you and happy reading! Mrs. Diorio

Helping Hands Club - Registration is now open! A group of RHS students have formed a club offering extra math help for younger students. Please see this flier and visit their website for details on how to register.  

Kindergarten Registration

For your planning purposes, here is the 
Hybrid Day Schedule for December - February.

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.

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:

VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHTFriday, February 26 at 7pm.  Event is almost sold out! Don't miss out on the awesome prizes and raffles! Some prizes include Beats wireless headsets, Amazon Echo Dot, prizes delivered by the Willard Panther and MORE! Purchase HERE on the Willard Store now! 

READING MARATHON: Ready, Set… READ!! February is Reading Marathon Month! Download the form today to start tracking your reading. HERE Read for at least 30 mins. a day, for ANY FIVE days in Feb. to earn a digital Ben & Jerry’s coupon for a free ice cream cone. Here is a video from the Ridgewood Public Library with useful information:  Reading Marathon Instructions

WILLARD WEAR: Hats, blankets and masks still available! Contactless delivery to your front door. Shop HERE

BIRTHDAY BOOK PROGRAM: Order your Birthday Books now! Click here: Birthday Books

Community
Winterfest
Helping Hands Hours
LSHSA Pizza Fundraiser
TIC TOC Art Contest
Care Plus Parent Workshop
LWV Data Security Tips
Food Drive