What`s Up Willowville?


What`s Up Willowville?
What's Up Willowville?
October 2014
Willowville Elementary School
4529 Schoolhouse Road * Batavia, OH 45103 *
513-752-9181 fax
Dear Willowville Parents and Students,
Fall has arrived and finally brought some cooler weather! There are a few important things that I would like to inform
you of for the month of October. As I mentioned at Open House, the staff and I participated in A.L.I.C.E. training
which we will implement during our lockdown procedures. In October, we will describe a situation and have class
discussion around what we could do to remain safe. Additionally, we will use the read aloud book, “I’m Not Scared…I’m
Prepared,” by Julia Cook. I will provide more information on when we will practice our drill in my weekly Sunday Night
Walk-a-thon is Friday, October 3rd. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year and will determine the additional
programs and opportunities we will be able to offer to our students. Thank you in advance for your support of this and
the many fundraisers throughout the year. All students receive a t-shirt and will participate in a class picture along
with the walk around the school. Parents are welcome to walk with their child and join in the fun! Morning kindergarten
students may return to school with their parents around 2 pm to walk with their children. I promised the students that
ONLY if they raise $20,000 will we have “dress up” day on October 31 st.
On Wednesday, October 8th, our 3rd grade students will take the OAA Reading Test. This assessment is linked to
the 3rd grade Reading Guarantee. Please see the following link for more information: (http://education.ohio.gov/
Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources ).
Students will have two opportunities to meet the benchmark score of 394 in order to promote to 4th grade; fall 2014
and spring 2015. We will be sending a letter with more information to our 3 rd grade students. Thank you for your
support in reading with your child and encouraging them to do their best!
Karate Club Classes are October 21, 23, 28, and 30 at the Martial Arts America School on Glen Este
Withamsville Road. We will have a brief demonstration on October 13th and a flyer with information will be sent home.
Martial Arts America generously donates all proceeds back to the school.
The week of October 20th is our Fall Book Fair which includes a Night Fair/Grandparents Dinner on Wednesday,
October 22nd. All students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school. On Wednesday the 22 nd, your
child can invite their grandparents to our evening event. More information will be sent home during October. You will
also be able to order on-line. What a great gift idea since there is nothing more important than sitting with your child
and reading a good book!
A couple of weeks ago, the State released our Report Card. We were disappointed with some of our grades and have
made some changes in order to improve our efforts. We definitely cannot do it without your support. We appreciate
your efforts to read with your child each night, check their planner for assignments, read the weekly emails from the
teacher, check progress book and work on homework each night. Both our reading and math programs have helpful
websites. Please check your child’s planner for their login information or just ask them; almost all students have used
both websites.
One more reminder, if you are not receiving the weekly All-Calls or emails, please check the website and sign up for
e-Communication. Again, we appreciate working with you to ensure your child’s academic success!
Michelle Kennedy
Michelle Kennedy, Principal
Parent Volunteers– All Volunteers must be fingerprinted at the main office before helping out in a class room or on field
trips. Please sign in at the front office right when you enter the building. You will be asked to wear a volunteer badge for the
safety of our children.
Fingerprinting–Fingerprinting is done at the Main Office from 8:00am-11:00am, and 1:00pm-4:00-pm Monday-Friday.
Student Fees– Fees are due by September 30th. If you need to make arrangements to make payments, please contact
Mrs. Prewitt 943-6800
Lost and Found--Please label your children’s supplies and jackets etc., so that we can give them back to you if they should
end up in lost and found.
Transportation–If your child is going to walk or ride a bike from school, they will need to have a signed note each day that
they are walking or biking. If they are going to a Daycare, you will need to fill out a Daycare transportation form.
Attendance- Please call our attendance line (513) 943-6804, by 10:00am, when you child is going to be absent. This line is
available to you 24 hours a day. You may also report an absence by e-mail, there is a link on our website
Next PTO Meeting:
Fall Conferences will be
Thursday November 6, and
Monday November 10, 2014
from 4:30-8:00pm.
Watch for information coming home
on how to sign up for conferences.
October 8 at 6:30pm
At 6:45pm.
District Board Meetings:
October 13 and October 28
7:00 p.m.
at the Civic Center
October 1st-April 30, 2014
Purple Library Star
forms have been sent home.
Please take this form to the Union Twp.
library and check in each time
you visit the library.
Monthly prizes are awarded.
Each time you visit you also earn
a chance to win the grand prize,
a $25.00 scholastic book gift certificate.
You may contact Mrs. Prewitt by e-mail:
[email protected]
Important Numbers:
24 hour Attendance Line
Health Aide
Willowville Fax
The newsletter is available on the WV website.
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Looking Ahead……..
Mark your calendar.......
Oct. 3-Walk-a-thon
Nov. 4-No School– Teacher In-service day
Oct. 8-Market Day Pick up 6:45-7:45
Nov. 6-Picture Retakes 1-2pm
Oct. 8-PTO meeting 6:30pm @ WV
Nov. 6-Evening Conferences 4:30-8:00
Oct. 9-Warrior Warehouse during lunches (NEW DATE)
Nov. 10-Evening Conferences 4:30-8:00
Oct. 9-Chuck E. Cheese Family night 3-9
Nov. 11-Marco’s Pizza Day all day
Oct. 14-Marco’s Pizza Day all day
Nov. 12-PTO Meeting 6:30pm
Oct. 20-24-Scholastic Fall Book Fair
Nov. 12-Market Day Pickup 6:45pm
Oct. 20-WV Skate Night 6:30-8:30pm
Nov. 13-Warrior Warehouse during lunches
Oct. 22-Grandparents Dinner (Book Fair open)
Nov. 17-WV Skate Night 6:30-8:30pm
Oct. 23-Warrior Warehouse during lunches (NEW DATE)
Nov. 20-Thanksgiving Feast during lunches
Oct. 24-End of 1st qtr
Nov. 21-Box Tops/Campbell’s Labels collection
Oct. 27-30-Specials Week
Nov. 26-28-No School-Thanksgiving Break
Oct. 27-Sweet Frog Day 11am-10pm
Willowville’s annual Walk-A-Thon will be on October 3rd.
Collection envelopes came home September 19th. Turn in
collected money to your home room teacher.
We will start 5th gr. at 1:00pm, and stagger the rest of
the grades start times. KG parents that would like to
walk with their student should arrive at 2:00pm. All
money goes directly to PTO to help
To volunteer, or for more information, please contact:
Willowville SKATE NIGHT!!
October 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Beechmont Rollarena
Cost is $3.00 admission,
$2.00 skate rental….OR bring your
own skates!
Teresa Stone 947-9661
[email protected]
Willowville’s Fall Book Fair
Oct 20-24
Classroom schedules will be coming
home October 10th. The book fair is
open everyday until 1:15. Parents are
welcome to come shop during the
scheduled time.
Scholastic Book Fair accepts cash,
checks made payable to
Willowville PTO, or Visa/Mastercard .
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Grandparents Dinner (Book fair will be open)
$5 per person
October 22nd, 2 seatings:
5:00-6:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm
Space is limited!
Catering by Famous Recipe
Cash or check payable to Willowville PTO
If you have questions, call Teresa Stone
513-947-9661 [email protected]
Thanksgiving Feast!
The Annual Willowville Thanksgiving Feast
will be held on Thursday November 15th
during lunches.
Parents/grandparents are invited to join
the students for this tradition.
Thursday, November 6th
from 1-2pm.
If you would like to get a
and details about signing up, and about
retake, bring back your picture
packet on that day.
You are welcome to bring in an
AM Kindergarten student
donating pies and Cool Whip!
Between 1-2pm for a retake!
Please watch for a flyer coming home
with more information,
September Student of the Month
Jordyn Kilgore
Isaiah Fahey
Delaney Reynolds
Kyra Campbell
Leah Jennings
Kortaney Banks
Kendall Hertel
Landyn McEvoy
Landen Battle
Elizabeth Stout
Emily Hanks
Emily Evams
Michael Pendland
Morgan Gregory
Elissa Myers
Jacob Harris
Kaitlin Shifflet
Joey French