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Willard eNews - May 4, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Class Placement 2021-2022

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 AND FIRST GRADE LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
Please note that the first two weeks of May will be the last opportunity for students to check out books for this school year.  Please make every attempt to return all library books prior to May 21st.  The schedule for May went home with all students the week of April 19th and is included here. Thank you!  Mrs. Diorio.

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:

LAST CALL TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK! Purchase HERE. Sale extended to this Friday

WILLARD VINEYARD VINES T-SHIRTS are back and on sale. Limited sizes and availability! Click HERE to purchase.

WILLARD CAR MAGNETS are back and on sale for a limited time! Show your Willard Pride around town! Choose from Retro or Classic styles. Click HERE to purchase.

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


Community
RHS Orchestra FASTACHI Fundraiser
RHS Baseball Car Wash

Ridgewood Crew No Cook Fundraiser
Ridgewood Jr. Football








Willard eNews - April 27, 2021

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Willard Notices

This week is Panther Pride Week! Tomorrow is Sports Team Wednesday, then it's PJ Day on Thursday. Don't forget about Give Back Friday - students can bring in toiletries all week and drop items in the box outside the Main Office. THANK YOU!

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 AND FIRST GRADE LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
Please note that the first two weeks of May will be the last opportunity for students to check out books for this school year.  Please make every attempt to return all library books prior to May 21st.  The schedule for May went home with all students the week of April 19th and is included here. Thank you!  Mrs. Diorio.

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:

LAST CALL:  live. love. laugh. MOTHER'S DAY MINI SESSION: Celebrate Motherhood and support Willard! Photographer Lena Antaramian is generously donating back to Willard when you participate in a Mother's Day Mini Sessionon May 1.Only 2 sessions left! Contactlena@livelovelaughphotos.comto schedule now. See more info HERE.

LAST CALL TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK! Purchase HERE. Sale ends this week!

TIC TOC NEWS:

April is National Poetry Month

In celebration of both poetry month and climate change awareness month, TIC TOC presents CONCRETE POETRY inspired by the earth. CONCRETE POETRY (think about works by poets like Shel Silverstein) is where the arrangement of the words or letters is as important as what they say. Check out the project one-pager for examples and guidance: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yd3hUzxq7icirBm_ZmIt8Ew3cDhUVilZ/view

Art @ Home: Seurat and Pointillism

The latest in the elementary video series celebrates Georges Seurat and his art movement called pointillism. Students will learn about the artist and create their own work in Seurat's unique style. Find the video here: http://www.tictoc.org/theatre

After viewing the video, subscribe to the TIC TOC YouTube channel (tictocinc) for access to 15 guided art lessons celebrating different artists and movements!

5th Grade Art Contest on Display
There were more than 52 submissions from 5th graders across the district and from surrounding towns, including a nice selection from Willard's talented students. All of the Ridgewood participants are now on display at 12 Wilsey Square (across from train station). Swing by with families and friends to enjoy the beautiful works!

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

PERSONALIZED MESSAGE ON THE HSA BOARD: MAY is the last month available! Purchase on the Willard Store. Celebrate a special moment for your student! Custom messages will be added to the Willard Bulletin Board, located outside at the Morningside Entrance. 

Community
Ridgewood Jr. Football
Maroons Soccer Club
RHS Boys LAX Wood Fundraiser
Toiletry Tuesday
RHS Boys Soccer Fundraiser





Willard eNews - April 20, 2021

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


Willard Notices

Tomorrow, April 22, 
Willard is recognizing Disability Awareness Day! All students are invited to wear maroon to show our unity and high socks to symbolize our differences.

Mark your calendar! Next week is Panther Pride Week! We hope to see all students participate!

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 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 April went home with all students the week of March 22nd and are included here. Thank you and happy reading! Mrs. Diorio. 

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:

live. love. laugh. MOTHER'S DAY MINI SESSION: Celebrate Motherhood and support Willard! Photographer Lena Antaramian is generously donating back to Willard when you participate in a Mother's Day Mini Session on May 1. Only 2 sessions left! Contact lena@livelovelaughphotos.com to schedule now. See more info HERE.

REMINDERS:

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

PERSONALIZED MESSAGE ON THE HSA BOARD: MAY is the last month available! Purchase on the Willard Store. Celebrate a special moment for your student! Custom messages will be added to the Willard Bulletin Board, located outside at the Morningside Entrance. 

YEARBOOK ON SALE: Purchase HERE. Sale ends this month! 

On behalf of this year's Nomination Committee, we are thrilled to present to you the 2021-2022 Willard HSA Executive Board as well as next year’s Nominating Committee and Board of Trustees. Thank you to all the parents who are volunteering their time to the Willard Community!

2021-2022 Willard HSA Executive Board
President: Anna Crane
1st Vice President: Gabrielle Sullivan
2nd Vice President: Caroline Hoffman
Secretary: Elizabeth Frers
Fundraising Chair: Ann Spalding 
Assistant Fundraising Chair: Barbara Jasnosz
Development Chair: Stacie Taranto
Assistant Development Chair: Meg Conaton
Treasurer: Joanna Lee
Assistant Treasurer: Jeff Larson

Nominating Committee

Erin Katz, Chairperson

Caroline Hoffman, Principal

Jerome Ong

Dolores Sullivan

Lauren Dunleavy

Meaghan Schmidt

Jana Katcher 

Katie Schnipper 

Board of Trustees

Caroline Hoffman

Kim Cadaret

Michelle Stewart 

Jeni Amorosa 

Lynn Maki

Ashley Kiewra

Cindy O’Dwyer

Jennifer Chou

Stephanie Tesser

Fiona Colletta

Lauren Dunleavy

Monica Bostler

Bonnie Lowicki

Marie Phelan

Eileen Devaney`

Colleen Rockey

Christa Valentine

Don Friel

Kelsey Parrasch

Jerome Ong

Jane Parigi

Community
Toiletry Tuesday
RHS Boys Soccer Fundraiser
Macbeth
Bike Safety Event