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    Hello Willow Grove Families!  This is Mrs. Huff with your Willow Grove Weekly Update!  “WHO’S MY TEACHER?” POSTING on August 22ndOn Tuesday, August 22nd, we will be posting classroom assignments.  Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classroom postings will be at 1:00 PM by the front gates.  The teachers are hosting a “Meet & Greet” for parents and their children in their classrooms from 1:15-1:30 PM.  At 1:30, PTA will host an Ice Cream Social for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at the park by our school.Grades 1st – 5th classroom postings will be at 4:00 PM by our playground gates.  Our PTA will have an information table and will also be selling Grizzly Gear for both postings. IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!Wednesday, August 23rd, is the first day of school!  We are so excited to see all of our grizzlies!  Students in Grades 1 – 5 will report to the playground and line up with their teacher at 8:55 a.m. at their designated classroom number spot.  Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will report to the Kindergarten playground and line up with their teacher at 8:55 a.m.  TK and K teachers will be on the playground to show students where to line up.At 9:05 I will invite all parents to join me in the MPR for an informal “Meet and Greet” where we will celebrate the start of a great new school year and have refreshments together.  Parent representatives from our Willow Grove PTA and Educational Foundation will be available to share upcoming events and parent involvement opportunities.  Grizzly Gear will be available for purchase at this time.Please Note: All Kindergarten students will dismiss at 1:40 PM daily through Friday, Sept. 28th.  Please make arrangements for your little one to be picked up, as there will not be adult supervision provided.  The first full day of kindergarten will be Monday, October 2, with dismissal at 3:20 PM. WELCOME TO OUR NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTPlease welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Cindy Chille (pronounced Key-lay)!  She comes to us from Morning Creek where she has worked for the past five years.  She is very excited about joining our Grizzly Community, and we are very lucky to have her!  Welcome, Mrs. Chille!CHANGE OF PLANS?If your plans to attend Willow Grove have changed over the summer, please take a moment and call the Willow Grove office at (858) 674-6300 to let us know.  We greatly appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth start to our new school year.SCHOOL SUPPLIES DELIVERYThank you to ALL of the families who chose to purchase their school supplies last spring through the Foundation's annual "School Supply Box" fundraiser. The boxes will be delivered to the classrooms Tuesday so they are ready when the Grizzlies arrive on their first day of school. This fundraiser contributes approximately $2,000 to our school AND crosses one more thing off of your Back-To-School "To-Do List". Please consider purchasing your supplies for next year through this program. Thank you very much!!BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHTBack-to-School Night will be on Thursday, Aug. 24th.  PTA will have its first PTA Association meeting that night where they will discuss many of the PTA provided events they already have planned for the new school year.  BTSN schedule:5:30 – 6:00 PM          Grades 3-5 classrooms open  6:05 – 6:35 PM          PTA Association Meeting in MPR6:40 – 7:10 PM          Grades TK-2 classrooms openPlease plan to join us as our awesome teachers and PTA share important information for the school year!  Be sure to arrange for childcare, as this is a parent(s)/guardian only meeting.PARENT COMMUNICATION IS KEY!Please look for a packet of school information coming home with your youngest Grizzly on Friday, Aug.25th.  Please review all of the important information in the packet to remain informed about all school activities.  Future flyers from the Willow Grove community and outside organizations that support Willow Grove can be found on “Peachjar.” PTA MEMBERSHIPS TAKE OFF!!Support the PTA by becoming a member!!  The Classroom with the most memberships gets a Pizza AND Chalk Party.  Runners up will receive a Pizza Party (2nd place) and Chalk Party (3rd Place), respectively.  Winners to be announced on October 6th at Friday Flag.FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTMark your calendars for everyone's favorite Family Move Night on September 15th.  Spend a relaxing evening outside with your Willow Grove community while watching Sing!  More information to come soon.GRIZZLY GEAR IS HEREOur PTA will be selling Grizzly Gear at the class posting on Tuesday, August 22nd.  All gear can be purchased from our website at our online store.www.PTAWillowGrove.MY-PTA.orgATTENTION CURRENT AND FUTURE VOLUNTEERSWe wanted to notify you of a change in the required tuberculosis testing for school volunteers, effective July 1, 2017. Due to new regulations from both the state and county, PUSD nurses will no longer be providing TB clearance. If you are due for your screening (once every four years), please visit your primary health care provider, any CVS Minute Clinic, any Walgreens Clinic, or the Public Health Center. There may be a fee or co-pay involved at these locations.  Thank you for all you do to make Willow Grove the best it can be!SCHOOL LUNCHESHot lunches are available for $3.00 including milk. Children who bring their own lunch may purchase milk, juice, or bottled water for .75 cents from the cafeteria. We encourage you to pay your child's lunch in advance by sending cash or a check payable to PUSD Food Services to the front office.  Lunch envelopes are available in the front office.  For credit card payments, go to . If your child receives free or reduced lunch, you must submit a 2017-2018 application to Food Services.  Applications are available on-line at under the Food and Nutrition Department link, or you may request one in the front office of the school.  LABEL, LABEL, LABEL!Don’t lose those new school clothes, back packs, and lunch boxes!  Please label your children’s items and check our Lost and Found frequently for any missing items.GET INFORMED!Like us on Facebook!  Look for “Willow Grove Elementary School PTA” and the “Willow Grove Educational Foundation” for updates on upcoming events at our school.It’s going to be a GRRRRRREAT Grizzly week! See everyone very soon! 

  •   Welcome Message

    Dear Willow Grove Students and Parents, Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!! I am really looking forward to seeing all of our new and returning Grizzlies.

  •   Library OverDrive is here - eBooks for all grades at a fingertip!

    Poway Unified School District is pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive.

  •   Transitional Kindergarten Information

    Transitional Kindergarten Information The California Department of Education approved a request from PUSD to waive Education Code Section 37202(a) allowing Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students to attend school for a half day program.  The waiver, # 22-2-2017-W-02, was approved at the May 11, 2017 meeting and is in effect from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  The rationale behind this request rests on several points: TK is intended to be the first year of a two year Kindergarten experience.  PUSD believes it is in the best interest of TK students to attend school within the required number of instructional minutes for Kindergarten, which is 180 minutes, of a half day. TK students participate in an intensive language arts and math curricula aligned to the California State Standards (2010) in ELA and Math.  They also experience instruction in other core areas during this time, as well as support for behavioral, social and emotional development.  This structure ensures that our TK students are fully prepared to meet the academic rigor in the second year of the Kindergarten sequence. TK teachers in PUSD are fully credentialed educators who provide intervention and enrichment support to other primary classrooms in the afternoon portion of their daily schedule.  This structure collectively reduces class size for our primary students in grades K-2, and ensures high quality teachers are working with students needing additional supports or enrichment.

  •   TB Information

    Please see TB Information for testing changes effective July 1, 2017.


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