A message from Willow Grove Elementary


We are so proud of all the candidates who ran for a Student Council officer position last week. A HUGE round of applause is due to every candidate for their courage and willingness to help lead our school. Congratulations to our 2014-2015 officers: Environment: Tatum Loseke; Spirit Commissioner: Izzy Planken; Publicity Commissioner: Cameron Phung; Treasurer: Vincent Chen; Secretary: Roshan Shah; Vice President: Olivia Hilts; and President: Reese Loseke. I look forward to working closely with our Student Council.


The Book Fair IS HERE!!! I will be kicking off the book fair tomorrow morning by reading to all those Grizzlies who would like to join me in the MPR from 8:30-8:55. Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library this year and is open for business every day this week. Please come and browse the latest books for both children and adults. Below is the daily schedule: 
Mon. 8:30 – 9:30 and 12:30 – 1:30
Tues. 8:30 – 9:30 and 3:20 – 5:00
Wed. Donuts for Dads!!! 8:00 – 9:30 and 3:20 – 5:00
Thurs. 8:30 – 9:30 and 1:40 – 8:00
Fri. 8:30 – 9:30
*The Foundation will be selling Helicopter Drop golf balls that morning as well.

Classrooms will be visiting the book fair during their library time, and children are welcome to make purchases at this time. Donuts for Dads will be on Wed., Oct. 15th, beginning at 8AM. Dads, bring your children and shop the book fair! We will serve you donuts and coffee for breakfast for FREE!!! The Book Fair will be open until 8pm on Thursday, Oct. 16th. Come shop for books after your family portrait! 

Family Portrait Night – Oct. 16th
Book your sitting with Janet Bark Photography at 858-774-5993

The last day to submit your National PTA Reflections applications is Thurs., October 16

Fall Festival Hoedown
This year our Grizzlies will be enjoying everything Hoedown! We will have Line dancing, square dancing, Brett’s BBQ, the famous cake walk, and, of course, our favorite pumpkin patch!! The fun begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Our boots will be walking out the school gate at 4pm! We need donations for our cake walk. Sign up at: http://www3.signupgenius.com/mobile/index.cfm?action=signups.signup&URLID=4090544aeab2baa8-willow1&emailid=11654532

Save the date to join us at Flippin Pizza, in 4S Ranch, on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Willow Grove Educational Foundation. Dine there or take food to go and Flippin Pizza will donate a portion of your transaction to our school. More information to follow!

Have you seen the new portable buildings on campus? Your Grizzly Growth Fund dollars are working hard for Willow Grove! They are home to Willow Grove’s new hands-on science lab with our Resource Scientist, our Engineering lab, as well as music class for your student each week – all funded by contributions to the Willow Grove Educational Foundation. From PE to Engineering to Apple TVs in every classroom, the Grizzly Growth Fund helps provide all Willow Grove students with an enhanced educational experience. Every dollar counts, so please make your contributions to the Grizzly Growth Fund online at www.willowgrovefoundation.org , by mail or at the school office. We appreciate your support!

Willow Grove receives a portion of every Amazon sale when you enter amazon.com through the Foundation's website. It just takes one extra click of the mouse: go to www.willowgrovefoundation.org and click on the button in the middle of the page that says AMAZON. You will immediately be directed to Amazon's home page and can begin shopping as usual. With holiday shopping time just around the corner, this is an easy way to raise money for our school! Please tell your friends and family!

Our Harvest Parade on October 31.Students may wear costumes to school if they wish. Please follow a few simple guidelines when selecting a costume for school. 
o Avoid masks. If a costume requires a mask, it may only be worn during the parade.
o No weapons, blood or gore. We promote a safe and friendly environment at Willow Grove. Toy guns, knives, handcuffs, swords, nun chucks, etc. will be taken and returned at the end of the day. Any child with bloody make-up will have to remove it.
o Costumes that portray violent characters in movies/ TV are not appropriate at school. 
o Display respect for other cultures. Stereotyping or ridiculing other races or cultures is unacceptable.
We are looking forward to a fun filled day! 

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