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Willard eNews - June 2, 2021

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


Willard Notices

A Message From Mrs. Hoffman

We did it, and we did it well! Thank you for all of your support and flexibility as we navigated this unique school year. I am so proud of all of our students and all they accomplished this year. I wish them a wonderful, well-deserved summer filled with fun and play (and of course reading!) As always, please email me a picture of your child(ren) enjoying a book this summer. I love decorating the halls with these pictures in September!

Please take a moment to read this letter with some important summer information for elementary students.


HSA
Some important HSA info:


NEW 4TH OF JULY LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT! 
Support Willard Participation in Ridgewood's Annual 4th of July Parade by purchasing a custom made tee. View details HERE. This Limited Edition tee showcases the 2021 theme of Stronger Together. Order HERE

NEW WILLARD T-SHIRT!  PRE-ORDER today! Click HERE to order. Adult sizes are now available! 
 
LAST DAY TO ORDER!!!  SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2021-22 
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. Visit https://www.shopttkits.com. School code: 88744 Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2021. Due June 22, 2021 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)
 
5TH GRADERS:
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 2021-2022 school year. Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.) 


Community
Summer Music Academy
Summer Reading Club 2021






Willard eNews - June 15, 2021

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Willard Notices

All afternoon meetings will be canceled on 6/18 and 6/21. Classroom teachers and specialists will use the afternoons of 6/18 and 6/21 for articulation and grade-level/specialist meetings. Students will be dismissed for the year at 12:45 pm on 6/22.

Chromebook collection for in-person K-4 students is this Friday, 6/18. Please be sure to send your child's Chromebook and charger to school. Remote K-4 students should drop off their Chromebook and charger after school on 6/22. All fifth-grade students continuing in Ridgewood will keep their Chromebook for middle school.

Summer Reading

IMPORTANT: Fifth Grade Parents -  Please read this letter regarding necessary 6th Grade Immunizations.

HSA
Some important HSA info:

NEW 4TH OF JULY LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT! Support Willard Participation in Ridgewood's Annual 4th of July Parade by purchasing a custom made tee. View details HERE. This Limited Edition tee showcases the 2021 theme of Stronger Together. Order HERE

NEW WILLARD T-SHIRT!  PRE-ORDER today! Click HERE to order. Adult sizes are now available!

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2021-22 ARE NOW ON SALE!
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. Visit https://www.shopttkits.com. School code: 88744 Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2021. Due June 22, 2021 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)

5TH GRADERS:
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 2021-2022 school year. Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.) 

5TH GRADERS: LAST CHANCE to order a custom commemorative GW t-shirt designed by Varsity Hues. Only a few left in Adult Small. Click HERE to purchase.



Willard eNews - June 8, 2021

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Willard Notices

All afternoon meetings will be canceled on 6/18 and 6/21.
Classroom teachers and specialists will use the afternoons of 6/18 and 6/21 for articulation and grade-level/specialist meetings. Students will be dismissed for the year at 12:45 pm on 6/22.

BOOK FAIR LIVE - READ ALOUD
K-2-Tuesday, June 8th 6:30-7:00 
https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/2355410c-fa38-4782-b203-0c103e961025
3-5-Tuesday, June 8th 7:00-7:30
https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/7b4d91b2-d557-469e-b00b-a24c5df1e748

Hope to see you there,
Mrs. Diorio

Students in grades 3 through 5 will be participating in an online math and reading assessment in the course of the next couple of weeks.  This is a district pilot with a new software platform, and we will determine if this program is one that we would like to adopt based on teacher feedback and our students' experience.  

IMPORTANT: Fifth Grade Parents -  Please read this letter regarding necessary 6th Grade Immunizations.

Safety Reminder:
We have noticed many of our older students crossing Morningside mid-street at dismissal. Parents, please remind your children to always use the crosswalk. Morningside is a very busy street and we need to be extra cautious.


HSA
Some important HSA info:

BOOK FAIR IS HERE!!! 
Willard is excited to host our first ever outdoor Scholastic Book Fair, Tuesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 10.  Please note, while parents are not allowed to shop with their children this year, we do have extended hours until 2:00 on Thursday to accommodate parents and our virtual students.  Please refer to Monday (6/7) Willard HSA reminder email for class visit times.

Please join us for a special BOOK FAIR BEDTIME READ ALOUD with Mrs. Diorio on Tuesday evening (6/8).
Grades K-2 please click HERE at 6:30
Grades 3-5, please click HERE at 7:00

FRIDAY, JUNE 11- FROSTY FRIDAY!
$1 for an ice pop. All proceeds will go directly to Ridgewood Social Services.

5TH GRADERS: LAST CHANCE to order a custom commemorative GW t-shirt designed by Varsity Hues. Only a few left in Adult Small. Click HERE to purchase. 

NEW WILLARD T-SHIRT!  PRE-ORDER today! Click HERE to order. Adult sizes are now available! 

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2021-22 ARE NOW ON SALE! 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. Visit https://www.shopttkits.com. School code: 88744 Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2021. Due June 22, 2021(orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)

5TH GRADERS: 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 2021-2022 school year. Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school. (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.) 




Willard eNews - June 1, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Students in grades 3 through 5 
will be participating in an online math and reading assessment in the course of the next couple of weeks.  This is a district pilot with a new software platform, and we will determine if this program is one that we would like to adopt based on teacher feedback and our students' experience.  

Due to some production difficulties, the Virtual Willard's Got Talent Show has been pushed back one week. The show will now air on Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM.

IMPORTANT: Fifth Grade Parents -  Please read this letter regarding necessary 6th Grade Immunizations.

Safety Reminder: We have noticed many of our older students crossing Morningside mid-street at dismissal. Parents, please remind your children to always use the crosswalk. Morningside is a very busy street and we need to be extra cautious.

Kindergarten Registration

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.

HSA
Some important HSA info:

KATIE DIAMOND SHOPPING EVENTTHIS WEEK! Details HERE
Thursday, June 3rd-Saturday, June 5th. Opening reception Thursday 6-8pm. Do some shopping and give back to Willard at the same time! Katie Diamond will give a percentage of Willard sales back to the Willard HSA. Also shop online HERE and indicate Willard in the notes. 

OUTDOOR BOOK FAIR: Willard is excited to host our first ever outdoor Scholastic Book Fair, Tuesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 10. While the fair will only be open for students to attend with their classes, the success of the fair is dependent on our amazing parent volunteers. See HERE for parent volunteer times. Stay tuned for more information including virtual student and parent shopping times, book suggestions from Mrs. Diorio and details on a special virtual bedtime read.

NEW WILLARD T-SHIRT! 
PRE-ORDER your new Willard T-Shirt today! Click HERE to order. Adult sizes are now available! 

SCHOOL SUPPLY BOXES FOR 2021-22 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!

You'll need our school code: 88744 
Visit https://www.shopttkits.com 
Enter the grade your student(s) will enter in Sept 2021
Due June 22, 2021 (orders will NOT be accepted beyond due date)

Future Middle Schoolers:
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 2021-2022 school year.  Kits will be delivered to your home prior to the start of school.  (Optional calculators purchased will be distributed separately.)  Contact Jaimie Davis at jaimiecdavis@gmail.com with any questions.


Community
Michael Feeney's Best Day Ever
AlphaBest Extended Day
Summer MS Volleyball Clinic
12 U Baseball No Cook Fundraiser
REACH
Girls Summer Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Cheerleading