Schools/Search
eNews
Willard eNews
Posted on 12/06/2022
eNews





Willard eNews - December 6, 2022

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

Willard Notices 
Click here for December's Guidance Counselor's Corner.

Some of our furry friends have been spotted on Willard grounds recently. Please remember that dogs are not permitted on school property. If your pet walks to and from school with you or your child's after school caregiver, please remain on a sidewalk across the street from the building. Dogs should never be on the blacktop. 

HSA
Some important HSA info:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

  • 12/8 -  Drama Club Performance for Grandparents & Family of the Cast, 1:30pm **please be seated by 1:20pm**
  • 12/8 - Last Day to donate to SSA of Ridgewood Holiday Gift Card Drive - Target gift cards can be dropped off to the Willard Main Office, or you can click HERE to donate
  • 12/8 - MANDATORY 5TH GRADE BUSINESS CLUB meeting, 3-4pm
  • 12/9 - Drama Club Performance, 7pm
  • 12/10 - Drama Club Performance, 2pm
  • 12/15 - Panther Marketplace, 6pm - featuring food, gifts, and more - sold by members of the 5th Grade Business Club 
  • 12/16 Holiday Bake Sale, 3pm, Willard Blacktop
  • 12/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 12/26-30 - School Closed, Winter Break
  • 1/16- NO SCHOOL, MLK Day
  • 1/25-26 - Save the Date! Harlem Wizards vs Ridgewood All-Stars Basketball Game, more info to come
  • 1/27 - Ridgewood Friends of Music Concert, Click HERE to learn more

THE MORE YOU KNOW:

Willard HSA Website 
Willard Store - online Willard Store orders will be sent home with students - Please allow for processing/fulfillment time
Willard BIRTHDAY BOOK Program
Willard DEI
GroupSpot for Willard
Willard Business Directory
MINTED.COM Freeraiser save 20% year round by using our unique code
AMAZON SMILE benefitting Willard HSA

Community
Cambodia Project - East Coast Burgers
Ridgewood Youth Ice Hockey
Noble Klass Academy
Cards of Joy
Ridgewood Rebels

Willard eNews - November 29, 2022

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

Willard Notices 
Some of our furry friends have been spotted on Willard grounds recently. Please remember that dogs are not permitted on school property. If your pet walks to and from school with you or your child's after school caregiver, please remain on a sidewalk across the street from the building. Dogs should never be on the blacktop. 

We are finding dog waste on our fields, and our trash cans and dumpster are filled with green dog waste bags. Though many dog owners may feel our trash receptacles are for public use, they are for school use only. Please help us keep our grounds sanitary, and remind your friends and neighbors (many who do not have kids at Willard!) that school grounds are off limits for dogs. Thank you!


HSA
Some important HSA info:

Today, November 29, marks one of our most important campaigns of the year. GIVING TUESDAY is "a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world." Each year, the HSA focuses on raising funds for 2 very important causes:

  1. Willard Cares - All donations go directly to Willard families, Willard staff/faculty, and Willard neighbors in need. Through the Willard Cares program, the HSA has been able to buy grocery store gift cards, school supplies, gas/transport, etc. for our families who need a little assistance. WC also helps cover the cost of field trips and school sponsored activities so that every child can participate regardless of circumstances. WC has given the HSA the ability to support families facing medical/health circumstances, as well. Families in need are encouraged to contact Mrs. Hoffman; information is kept confidential. Please click HERE if you'd like to help.
  2. The Social Service Association of Ridgewood's December fundraiser helps provide holiday assistance to our neighbors in Bergen County. Once again, we are asking for donations of Target gift cards or monetary donations that we will convert to gift cards.  This format has proved to be tremendously successful for several reasons. More children get exactly what they need and wish for and their parents/guardians appreciate being empowered to choose the gifts themselves. Target gift cards can be dropped off to the Willard Main Office, or you can click HERE to donate - Drive ends December 8.

DONATION-Willard HSA Inc. - U.S. Tax ID/EIN: 223596379

***With the sudden and unexpected passing of Basil Pizzuto, Assistant Principal at RHS, we will be using some of our Willard Cares funds from this year to send a gift of support to the faculty & staff at Ridgewood High School. We are blessed to be part of such an amazing community that cares for one another, and we wanted to extend our condolences to RHS for the loss of their colleague and friend.  

UPCOMING DATES:

  • 11/29 - Giving Tuesday
  • 11/30 - All School Assembly - The Ways of the Lenape, presented by the Willard DEI committee and HSA
  • 12/8 - Last Day to donate to SSA of Ridgewood Holiday Gift Card Drive
  • 12/8 - Drama Club Performance for Grandparents & Family Friends, 1pm
  • 12/9 - Drama Club Performance, 7pm
  • 12/10 - Drama Club Performance, 2pm
  • 12/15 - Save the Date! Panther Marketplace is Coming!
  • 12/16 - Holiday Bake Sale, 3pm, Willard Blacktop
  • 12/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 12/26-30 - School Closed, Winter Break

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

DON'T FORGET:

The WILLARD STORE will be having FLASH SALES through the month of December. Click HERE to check out this week's "FLASH 10" promotion and score some great deals for $10 or less!

5TH GRADE BUSINESS CLUB - There will NOT be a meeting on December 1; please note December 8, from 3-4pm, is now the final (AND MANDATORY) meeting - Mark your calendars!

DRAMA CLUB - The Willard Drama Club is in need of certain items (Costume/Props for their upcoming production in December. Please take a look around your homes to see if you can supply items on our REQUEST LIST.  THANK YOU!

A note from our colleagues at Ridgewood Friends of Music: FoM reminds all students that their 4th Annual Songwriting Contest is open until December 1st - all submissions are due then. Students of any age are invited to write a song for any instrument(s), voice, or combination.  Any style and any length accepted. Entries are grouped by age and are judged by professional composers and musicians. The winners in each category may have their pieces premiered at the Friends of Music Concert in January 2023! Go to www.ridgewoodfriendsofmusic.org and click on “Events” for more details and the application forms. Click HERE to learn more about the concert on January 27. 

MINTED FUNDRAISER - We are once again partnering with Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply


Community
Cambodia Project Elementary School Club
Cards of Joy
Ridgewood Rebels
Leap Into December
RPL - Novella Prep

RPL - Teen Services
RPL - SAT Diagnostics Test




Willard eNews - November 22, 2022

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

Willard Notices 
Some of our furry friends have been spotted on Willard grounds recently. Please remember that dogs are not permitted on school property. If your pet walks to and from school with you or your child's after school caregiver, please remain on a sidewalk across the street from the building. Dogs should never be on the blacktop. 

Is your child missing a water bottle? sweatshirt? lunch bag? Our 
Lost and Found bin is overflowing! Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found in the lunchroom for missing items. Labeling items with your child's name is also helpful. If not picked up by tomorrow, clothes will be donated and misc. items will be discarded.

HSA
Some important HSA info:

NEW! 5th grade Business Club: There will NOT be a meeting on December 1; please note December 8, from 3-4pm, is now the final (AND MANDATORY) meeting - Mark your calendars!

NEW! Drama Club: The Willard Drama Club is in need of certain items (Costume/Props for their upcoming production in December. Please take a look around your homes to see if you can supply items on our REQUEST LIST.  THANK YOU!

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 11/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 11/24-25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/26 - Small Business Saturday (be on the lookout for a separate email containing info about Willard businesses you can support this week, and year-round, too!)
  • 11/29 - Giving Tuesday
  • 12/8 - Drama Club Performance for Grandparents & Family Friends, 1pm
  • 12/9 - Drama Club Performance, 7pm
  • 12/10 - Drama Club Performance, 2pm
  • 12/15 - Save the Date! Panther Marketplace is Coming!
  • 12/16 - Holiday Bake Sale
  • 12/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 12/26-30 - School Closed, Winter Break

MINTED FUNDRAISER - We are once again partnering with Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply.

YEARBOOK - Please share pics of your student(s) and help make the yearbook extra special. It's easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone camera roll
  2. Use the "Select" feature to add as many images as you want
  3. Email pics to [email protected]
  4. Be sure to include Event Name and Class Code (if applicable) in the subject line (for multiple events, please send a separate email - i.e. send one email for "Picnic" pics, send another email for "Halloween Parade" pics) 
  5. Please DO NOT send any pics that are not on Willard Property - exceptions are events sponsored by Willard School or the HSA (i.e. field trips, Yankee Day, etc.)

Community
Leap Into December
RPL - Novella Prep

RPL - Teen Services
RPL - SAT Diagnostics Test
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive



Willard eNews - November 15, 2022

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

Willard Notices 
Is your child missing a water bottle? sweatshirt? lunch bag? Our Lost and Found bin is overflowing! Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found in the lunchroom for missing items. Labeling items with your child's name is also helpful.  If not picked up by 11/23, clothes will be donated and misc. items will be discarded.

HSA
Some important HSA info:

PARENT BUSINESS MENTORS NEEDED

The 5th grade Entrepreneurship Club is looking for Parent Business Mentors. This is a great opportunity to volunteer your time to help these creative young minds. Volunteers would need to be available on Thursday, November 17, from 3-4pm. Students will be pitching their business ideas/models and parent volunteers will be there to ask questions, offer advice, and help guide students as they continue to work towards their goals. Please email Mr. Ong, [email protected], if you are available to help. THANK YOU

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 11/18 - LAST DAY: Thanksgiving Food Drive for SSA of Ridgewood
  • 11/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 11/24-25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/26 - Small Business Saturday
  • 11/29  - Giving Tuesday

MINTED FUNDRAISER - We are once again partnering with Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply.

YEARBOOK - Please share pics of your student(s) and help make the yearbook extra special. It's easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone camera roll
  2. Use the "Select" feature to add as many images as you want
  3. Email pics to [email protected]
  4. Be sure to include Event Name and Class Code (if applicable) in the subject line (for multiple events, please send a separate email - i.e. send one email for "Picnic" pics, send another email for "Halloween Parade" pics) 
  5. Please DO NOT send any pics that are not on Willard Property - exceptions are events sponsored by Willard School or the HSA (i.e. field trips, Yankee Day, etc.)

Community
RPL - Novella Prep
RPL - Teen Services
RPL - SAT Diagnostics Test
LSHSA "Dine-Out Night"
Cambodia Project
RBSA  Gear
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive



Willard eNews - November 8, 2022

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

Willard Notices 
Is your child missing a water bottle? sweatshirt? lunch bag? Our Lost and Found bin is overflowing! Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found in the lunchroom for missing items. Labeling items with your child's name is also helpful.  If not picked up by 11/23, clothes will be donated and misc. items will be discarded.

HSA
Some important HSA info:

PARENT BUSINESS MENTORS NEEDED
The 5th grade Entrepreneurship Club is looking for Parent Business Mentors. This is a great opportunity to volunteer your time to help these creative young minds. Volunteers would need to be available on Thursday, November 17, from 3-4pm. Students will be pitching their business ideas/models and parent volunteers will be there to ask questions, offer advice, and help guide students as they continue to work towards their goals. Please email Mr. Ong, [email protected], if you are available to help. THANK YOU

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 11/7-18 - Thanksgiving Food Drive for SSA of Ridgewood
  • 11/10-11 - School Closed, NJEA convention
  • 11/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 11/24-25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/26 - Small Business Saturday
  • 11/29  - Giving Tuesday
MINTED
We are once again partnering with 
Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Saturday, November 26, is designated as Small Business Saturday nationwide. We here at Willard are lucky to have several small business owners in our community. The HSA would like to invite any small business owners to share their info with us so that we can share it with other Willard parents prior to Small Business Saturday. If you would like to submit any info to share on our November flyer, please email [email protected]gmail.comDeadline is November 14 to be included.  

YEARBOOK - Please share pics of your student(s) and help make the yearbook extra special. It's easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone camera roll
  2. Use the "Select" feature to add as many images as you want
  3. Email pics to [email protected]
  4. Be sure to include Event Name and Class Code (if applicable) in the subject line (for multiple events, please send a separate email - i.e. send one email for "Picnic" pics, send another email for "Halloween Parade" pics) 
  5. Please DO NOT send any pics that are not on Willard Property - exceptions are events sponsored by Willard School or the HSA (i.e. field trips, Yankee Day, etc.)

Community
LSHSA "Dine-Out Night"
Cambodia Project
RBSA  Gear
College Club Book Fair
RHS Swim Team Pie Sale
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive





Willard eNews - November 1, 2022

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

Willard Notices 

A Note From The Main Office - Please be sure to copy our nurse, Mrs. Lowicki ([email protected]) on any correspondence regarding sickness or injury. 


HSA
Some important HSA info:

NEW! USBORNE CARD PICK-UP

If you purchased cards from our Fall Fundraiser, you can pick up your box(es) this Friday, November 4, between 2:30 and 3:30pm, on the blacktop. Thanks for your purchase!

AIDE RECOGNITION DAY

On Wednesday, November 2, schools in the Ridgewood district will be recognizing the aides who work with our children each and every day. The HSA will be hosting a donut & coffee break for our amazing aides that morning. If your family or student would like to recognize any of the aides at Willard, please feel free to send in a note or a picture and bring it to school this week. Notes can be given to aides directly or left in the main office. 

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 11/4 - Willard Spirit Day
  • 11/10-11 - School Closed, NJEA convention
  • 11/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 11/24-25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/26 - Small Business Saturday
  • 11/29  - Giving Tuesday

MINTED

We are once again partnering with Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Saturday, November 26, is designated as Small Business Saturday nationwide. We here at Willard are lucky to have several small business owners in our community. The HSA would like to invite any small business owners to share their info with us so that we can share it with other Willard parents prior to Small Business Saturday. If you would like to submit any info to share on our November flyer, please email [email protected] before November 12 to be included. 

GIVING TUESDAY

Tuesday, November 29, is designated nationally as Giving Tuesday. Each year, the HSA asks that if you are planning to participate in Giving Tuesday, that you consider making a donation to WILLARD CARES or to our COMMUNITY SERVICES program. In December, the HSA uses these funds to assist any Willard family who may seek assistance over the holidays, as well as providing gift cards to Social Services Association of Ridgewood so that our neighbors in need also receive extra support over the winter season. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. 

YEARBOOK - Please share pics of your student(s) and help make the yearbook extra special. It's easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone camera roll
  2. Use the "Select" feature to add as many images as you want
  3. Email pics to [email protected]
  4. Be sure to include Event Name and Class Code (if applicable) in the subject line (for multiple events, please send a separate email - i.e. send one email for "Picnic" pics, send another email for "Halloween Parade" pics) 
  5. Please DO NOT send any pics that are not on Willard Property - exceptions are events sponsored by Willard School or the HSA (i.e. field trips, Yankee Day, etc.)

Community
Drinkware Sale
College Club Book Fair
RHS Swim Team Pie Sale
RBSA
RHS White Dress

Kelly Creegan Coat Drive




Willard eNews - October 25, 2022

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

Willard Notices 

Halloween Information


HSA
Some important HSA info:

"THANK A TEACHER" PIES ARE BACK

We are so grateful for our amazing teachers and staff at Willard. We want to show them just how grateful we are by providing a Pie for every teacher and staff member to take home for Thanksgiving. We need your help by raising enough money to purchase all the pies. Click HERE to purchase. Your donation today will help purchase 1 pie from a local bakery to give to our teachers and staff. Thank you for your support!

HANDS DOWN COOKIES

Delicious cookies are coming to Willard! Our Hands Down Cookies Fundraiser is an exciting opportunity for you to try these amazing cookies in your home, while helping support Willard HSA at the same time. Please click HERE to see all of the amazing flavors you can try. Cookies come frozen and are ready to bake, whenever you need them. These cookies are big, beautiful and scrumptious! Orders need to be placed by November 12. Cookies can be picked up November 18 or 21, from Willard. Stock up for the holiday season! Bake & Take to any party! A great gift for friends, family, & neighbors! 

MINTED

We are once again partnering with Minted.com, a great place to shop for beautiful holiday cards and unique gifts! By using our school code, FUNDRAISEWILLARDHSA, you will save 20% on your entire purchase, excluding fine art. Minted generously donates 15% of all Willard sales back to us, helping to support student enrichment at Willard. Some Restrictions Apply.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Saturday, November 26, is designated as Small Business Saturday nationwide. We here at Willard are lucky to have several small business owners in our community. The HSA would like to invite any small business owners to share their info with us so that we can share it with other Willard parents prior to Small Business Saturday. If you would like to submit any info to share on our November flyer, please email [email protected] before November 12 to be included. 

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 10/25-27 - Scholastic Fall Book Fair, see class schedule HERE 
  • 10/25 - Bedtime Reading with Mrs. Diorio, 6-7pm Willard 
  • 10/28 - Walk to School with Mrs. Hoffman, Click HERE to see her last route for the month
  • 10/28 - Halloween Bake Sale, 3pm Blacktop
  • 10/28 - All School Art Mural - FINAL make up session (don't miss your last chance to make your mark), 3pm Blacktop
  • 10/31 - Halloween, click HERE to for info
  • 11/10-11 - School Closed, NJEA convention
  • 11/23 - Minimum Day, School Dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 11/24-25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/26 - Small Business Saturday
  • 11/29  - Giving Tuesday

DON'T FORGET:

YEARBOOK - Please share pics of your student(s) and help make the yearbook extra special. It's easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone camera roll
  2. Use the "Select" feature to add as many images as you want
  3. Email pics to [email protected]
  4. Be sure to include Event Name and Class Code (if applicable) in the subject line (for multiple events, please send a separate email - i.e. send one email for "Picnic" pics, send another email for "Halloween Parade" pics) 
  5. Please DO NOT send any pics that are not on Willard Property - exceptions are events sponsored by Willard School or the HSA (i.e. field trips, Yankee Day, etc

Community
RHS White Dress
Health Curriculum Community Forum
Youth Leadership Workshop
Helping Hands
Kelly Creegan Coat Drive
Bergen County C.A.T.S.
Ridgewood Rebels Basketball Registration