Welcome to Willow Grove
Kimberlie Rens, Principal
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
Good Evening Grizzlies, this is Ms. Rens with your last Willow Grove weekly update this year!
SAYING GOOD BYE TO OUR 5TH GRADERS
I couldn’t be more proud of our 5th graders and look forward to celebrating with them at the promotion on Wednesday, June 12th at 10:00. Seating will begin at 9:00 in the MPR. Just a friendly reminder to leave all helium balloons at home, they will not be allowed in the MPR since they can set off our fire alarms.
STUDENT COUNCIL SHOWS SPIRIT ALL WEEK LONG!
The last week of school brings lots of school spirit! Monday-Crazy Shoe and Sock Day; Tuesday-Crazy Hat Day; Wednesday-Hawaiian Day and Thursday-Beard/Mustache Day
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 13th. Dismissal will be at 12:30.
CONTINUINING STUDENT ENROLLMENT
If your child is returning to Willow Grove next year and you have not come to school to turn in enrollment papers for your current K-4 student, please do so by June 13th. If your student is NOT returning to Willow Grove for the 2013-2014 school year, please notify Kelley Magill via email at KMagill@powayusd.com. Thank you for your help with this process. We have new students eager to get into Willow Grove.
NEW PTA LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED…
We are excited to announce the members of Willow Grove’s 2013-2014 PTA Executive Board Members. President- Dawn Shetzer; VP Ways and Means- Jannice Jaurigue; VP Programs- Sally Lee; VP Volunteers-Anyi Lee; VP Membership-Connie Stainbrook;Treasurer- Lois Bernstein; Financial Secretary-Trixie Rowe; Secretary-Jane Kang; Auditor- Soo Chen; Legislation-Andrea Lynam; Historian-Jasmine Zunic; Parliamentarian- Nancy Canty. Congratulations to all and we look forward to a great year.
FOUNDATION AND PTA SAYS THANK YOU!
The Foundation and PTA would like to thank all the donors, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and families that made 2012-2013 such a successful year. Your support for the Foundation provides music, PE, IMPACT teachers, aides, Engineering is Elementary program, Compass Learning, and more. It also provided an amazing laptop 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!!
LEARNING CONTINUES DURING THE SUMMER
Learning can continue this 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 21st. Class assignments for the 2013-2014 school year will be posted on August 20th at 4:00. School hours will remain the same for grades K-5. Our website will be updated, and the new principal will send connect-ed messages in August with important beginning of the school year information! As we come to a close this June, three staff members will be saying good-bye to Willow Grove. Kelly Eveleth will be joining the leadership team of our newest school in PUSD opening in 2014, Anita Bhakta will be working with new teachers in our PPAP program, and Mary Parks-Usaha will be taking some time with her family. All three staff members have had such impact an on the students and families of the Willow Grove community. We will miss them incredibly, 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 and my time at Willow Grove comes to an end. Thanks to the entire staff, students and families for a wonderful experience in Grizzlyville. I marvel every day at the dedication and love that the staff pours into 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 never lacks for a dull moment. We always have an exciting event happening. Thank you Willow Grove staff, students and community for sharing your lives with me over the past three years. You will never know the impact you have had on my life. You’ve each left a big grizzly paw print on my heart. Big Hugs to all!
Have a great summer! It’s going to be a grrrreat grizzly week…...See everyone tomorrow