What`s Up Willowville?
What`s Up Willowville?
What's Up Willowville? October 2014 Willowville Elementary School 4529 Schoolhouse Road * Batavia, OH 45103 * 513-943-6800 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 Call. 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! Sincerely, Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy, Principal FRONT OFFICE NEWS! 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 www.westcler.org/wv 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 MARKET DAY P/U Oct. 8 At 6:45pm. District Board Meetings: October 13 and October 28 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center LIBRARY STARS 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: Office 943-6800 24 hour Attendance Line 943-6804 Health Aide 943-6803 Willowville Fax 752-9181 Transportation 752-4020 Enrollment 943-5000 The newsletter is available on the WV website. www.westcler.org/wv Page 2 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 WALK-A-THON 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 Willowville! 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 . Page 3 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. PICTURE RETAKE DAY!! 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 KG 3rd Jordyn Kilgore Isaiah Fahey Delaney Reynolds Kyra Campbell Leah Jennings Kortaney Banks 1st 4th Kendall Hertel Landyn McEvoy Landen Battle Elizabeth Stout Emily Hanks Emily Evams 2nd 5th Michael Pendland Morgan Gregory Elissa Myers Jacob Harris Kaitlin Shifflet Joey French Congratulations! WELCOME BACK TO WILLOWVILLE 2014-2015! 1st WILLOWVILLE SKATE NIGHT AT BEECHMONT ROLLARENA!
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