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The Absence Hotline is available 24 hours.  (858) 674-6300 press #2

Student Calendar 2014-2015

        Non-School Days        

Apr 6-10, M-F
District Recess

May 25, Mon,
Memorial Day Holiday

June 11, Thurs
**Minimum Day- School Dismisses at 12:30**
*LAST DAY OF SCHOOL*

 

EARLY CHECK OUT

Please try to schedule appointments after school hours.  Students arriving late to class or leaving class early disrupt the classroom.  If your student must leave campus early, please let the teacher know in the morning so they can have your student sent up to the office on time.  Please do not call the office to have your student dismissed, we will call when you arrive.

REMINDERS...

All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?

Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:

REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME!

~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 674-6300 press #2.

Welcome to Willow Grove

Amy Huff, 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

Printable Daily Student Schedule

Office Hours:  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Thurs 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Dates to Remember:

April 6 - 10, 2015 Spring Break - No School
May 25,
2015
Memorial Day - No School
June 11,
2015
Minimum Day - Last Day of School
Dismiss at 12:30

New enrollment information for the
2015
- 2016 school year is here!
Click this link to learn more: http://www.powayusd.com/pusdwges/enrollment/

Good evening Grizzlies, this is Mrs. Huff with the Willow Grove weekly update.

WHAT A DAY!
Science Day was full of Dinosaur digs, volcanic explosions, and many other scientific wonders!! Thank you to Maria Kounnas and all of the wonderful volunteers who made Science Day another day the kids will never forget! Also, thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this event.

SBAC TESTING
SBAC testing begins tomorrow, March 30th. All Grizzlies in grades 3-5 will participate in SBAC testing. By now, you should have been notified by your child's teacher regarding his or her testing dates. Preparation for the SBAC is not necessary. Absenteeism during the testing can create problems for some students. Those who miss testing sessions with their regular class will be given make-up sessions in supervised small group settings. However, most students prefer to take the test along with their classmates. We are asking for your help, for we know that when parents and school work together, children do immeasurably better. We appreciate your support.

PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND
The next PTA Association Meeting will be Thursday, April 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the library where we will elect our new PTA Board for 2015 -2016. How exciting! Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

COMMUNITY FORUMS
Please plan to attend the community forum at Oak Valley Middle School on Wednesday, April 1st, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We will provide our District with feedback on five critical questions that will help from our District's vision and give input on its goals. I hope to see you there!

TAY-SACHS DISEASE FOUNDATION
The Student Council fundraiser for Tay-Sachs ends this Friday, April 3rd. Our goal is to raise awareness and help fund a cure for this disease. Please see the link included to learn more about what you can do to help. Teachers have collection envelopes in their classrooms if you'd like to make a monetary donation to the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation.
http://hopeforgavin.com/
http://www.curetay-sachs.org/

USED CHILDREN'S BOOK DONATIONS
This Friday, April 3rd is the LAST day to turn in your Used Children's book donations!! Please keep the books coming! Donation boxes are set up in the Willow Grove Lobby just waiting for your used books! Be sure to watch for the Used Book Sale that is coming up on April 23rd! You'll be sure to find some wonderful new books to add to your collection! 100% of proceeds go to 5th Grade Promotion- Thank you!!

NIGHT IN VEGAS
Needing a getaway, but can't find the time? Sneak off to Vegas for just one evening! But this time it's just 10 minutes away! Come join us for our new spring fundraiser, a Night in Vegas at the Ranch House at Del Sur. Casino style games, food, cocktails, dancing, and live and silent auctions will make this evening a memorable event, with all proceeds going to the Educational Foundation. Save the date for May 9th, and look for the flyer that went home with your child on Friday.

Calling all 4th Grade Students Interested in Safety Patrol for 2015-2016
Willow Grove is looking for 4th Graders who are interested in participating in Safety Patrol for the 2015 -2016 school year. This is a fabulous opportunity for our future fifth grade Grizzlies to show their leadership and citizenship by helping to keep other students safe while walking to and from Willow Grove. There will be a 4th grade meeting on Monday, April 13, at 12:15. Mrs. Russell, our Safety Patrol Coordinator, will be speaking to all 4th graders about this fabulous leadership opportunity. She will review the application process and answer any questions your child may have. Applications will also be distributed at that time to interested candidates. If your child misses this meeting, he or she may pick up an application from Room B5. Applications are due by 3:20 p.m. on April 21.
Please contact Casey Russell if you have questions at crussell@powayusd.com

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION
TK/Kindergarten Orientation will be held in the Willow Grove multipurpose room on Thursday, April 16th from 2-3 p.m. This orientation is for parents of incoming Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for our next school year. The purpose of this meeting is to inform you of some of the best ways to help prepare your child for a successful kindergarten year. You will also be informed of immunization requirements, required documents as well as enrollment dates and times.

SPRING BREAK APRIL 6TH - 10TH
Don't forget that our Spring Break is April 6th - 10th. I hope all of you have a wonderful vacation spending time with family and friends!

It's going to be a grrrrreat Grizzly week. See everyone tomorrow!