Welcome to Willow Grove
Line-up Bell sounds at 8:55 am
School Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 3:20 pm Thurs 9:00 am - 1:40 pm
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Thurs 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
The office will be closed June 23rd through August 5th. Our office will be open 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday August 6th through Friday August 15th We will resume regular office hours on Monday August 18th (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
FOUNDATION AND PTA SAY THANK YOU!
The Foundation and PTA would like to thank all the donors, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and families that made 2013-2014 such a successful year! Your support for the Foundation provides music, PE, IMPACT teachers, aides, Engineering is Elementary program, Compass Learning, technology, and much more to enrich student learning! It also provided an amazing iPad cart this year! Your support for PTA provides many programs such as Running Club, Science Day and Science Night, Cultural Night, Fall Festival, and many more programs. It also provides additional resources, technology, and materials to support student learning!! FOUNDATION NEWS Keep up with all of the latest Foundation news over the summer! Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Grove-Educational-Foundation/112467465446753 and Follow us on Twitter - @wgfoundation or http://goo.gl/ulW1sd . Watch for updates on our new website and exciting new programs coming this fall: new hands-on science curriculum, new modules for our project-based engineering program, new technology in the classroom and much more. We hope you have a fun and safe summer break!
This year's yearbook is AWESOME! Thank you to Leslie Carlson, Tammy Weldner and their outstanding yearbook team for all the hours spent to create a book that captures all the priceless memories. Yearbooks went home Friday with 5th Graders and all other students who ordered a yearbook will receive them on Monday.
SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER!
School is out for the summer on this Thursday, June 12th. Dismissal will be at 12:30.
LEARNING CONTINUES DURING THE SUMMER
Compass Learning is accessible for all students currently in grades K-5 at http://cl.powayusd.com. I would highly recommend that students spend at least an hour per week during the summer working on Compass Learning. Our data shows that students who utilize these programs are showing tremendous academic growth.
The entire Willow Grove Elementary School staff wishes all the students and families a fantastic summer. We look forward to your return when school opens on Wednesday, August 20th. Class assignments for the 2014-2015 school year will be posted on August 19th at 4:00. School hours will remain the same for grades TK-5. Our website will be updated, and I will send Connect-Ed messages in August with important beginning of the school year information!
As we come to a close this June, five staff members will be saying good-bye to Willow Grove. Julie Harris will be retiring and beginning the next chapter of her life. Lisa Collins and Stacey Lamb will be joining the staff at Design 39 Campus. Denise Thompson will be joining the District Office team. Steve Hodge will not be returning so he can spend more time with family. All five staff members have had such an impact on the students, families and staff of the Willow Grove community. We will miss them and wish them all the best.
IN A BLINK OF AN EYE!
In a blink of an eye the 2013-2014 school year is over! Thanks to the entire staff, students and families for a wonderful first year as your principal. I marvel every day at the dedication and love that the staff pours out to the students and families of Willow Grove. It is exciting to watch students eagerly come to school with smiles on their faces and have positive attitudes about learning. I wish to thank the PTA, Foundation, and our countless volunteers for their endless hours in organizing so many family activities. Our school is amazing! Big Hugs to all! Have a great summer!
It's going to be a grrrreat grizzly week....See everyone tomorrow!!