A message from Willow Grove Elementary School


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Good Evening Grizzlies! This is Mrs. Huff with the Willow Grove Weekly Update. Thank you for an outstanding first three days of school! I appreciate everyone's excitement and support in kicking off great school year.

Please join us Thursday, August 28th, for Back to School Night. This is an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and to gain an understanding of the programs and activities for the upcoming year. The PTA also invites you to attend and participate in the first PTA Association Meeting of the year. The schedule for Back to School Night is:

Transitional Kindergarten – 2nd: 5:30-6:00
PTA Association Meeting: 6:05-6:35
Grades 3-5: 6:40-7:10
Please arrange for childcare, as this is a parent(s)/guardian only meeting.

Back To School Night/PTA Association Meeting 
The PTA will be hosting its first Association Meeting during Back to School Night. Stop in and learn about what fundraisers and events we are planning for the new school year as we conduct the business of the PTA Board. Meet in the MPR at 6:05. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jamba Juice Thursdays!
Every Thursday is Jamba Juice Thursday! Come get your cool, refreshing 12oz smoothie for $3 cash. All proceeds support Willow Grove!

“Love & Logic” Parent Education Opportunity on September 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Save the date for an evening of “Parenting with Love & Logic” with Dr. Charles Fay, leading author of books that provide parents with time-tested strategies for raising children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world! Love and Logic is the foundation for Willow Grove’s school-wide Positive Behavior Support Plan. A big thank you to our PTA for sponsoring this event!!! Please see the attached flyer for more information and details about signing up to attend this exciting learning opportunity.

First YO Pack Went Home Friday!
Thank you for taking the time over the weekend to review your first Friday packet. There is a lot of important information on each page. Please return any forms to your child's teacher. We appreciate your efforts to return them this week.

PTA Fundraisers-
Information about a few PTA Fundraisers was sent home in Green Folders on Friday with your child. We invite you to leave your Paw Print at Willow Grove with our Handprint Tiles called Paw Tiles. We brought back the popular Mixed Bag Design Fundraiser this year. Please see the information about these stylish earth friendly bags. 

This year we have spiced up our membership! Sign up and be entered in SUPER raffles with chances to win INCREDIBLE prizes. We will also have a raffle for a chance to win an instant $25 gift card to Mixed Bag Designs if you sign up at back to school night. The more members of your family that join the more your chances increase to win BIG.

Attention Room Parents, Class Photographers, and Art Attack Parents!
We will be holding a Room Parent Meeting on Wednesday September 10th, from 1:30-2:30. Anyi Lee the VP of Volunteers will be discussing the protocols for being a Room Parent. Immediately following will be the Class Photographer and Arts Attack Meeting until 3:05. Leslie Carlson will discuss techniques for better class photography and yearbook requirements, and Norma Sasson will be teaching Arts Attack procedures. 

We have an exciting opportunity to work with other fun moms in our workroom. This is a great way to help all teachers in one spot. If interested, please email Anyi Lee at anyiliulee@yahoo.com.

Support Willow Grove's Educational Foundation
Please support an enriched educational experience for every Grizzly! The Willow Grove Educational Foundation has kicked off its 6th annual Grizzly Growth Fund campaign. Through generous donations from Willow Grove parents, the Foundation provides the following to our students: Impact teachers, music instruction, science and engineering instruction, and advanced technology-including. Watch for a brochure and response card arriving in the mail and please give what you can to support these programs!

Running Club Volunteers Needed!
Running Club volunteers are needed! Running Club is held every Friday during lunch and needs your help marking student' laps, handing out toe tokens, and cheering our little runners on! If you can spare one or more Fridays a month from 11:00 to 1:10, please send an email to Romy Gizicki at romysue@san.rr.com.

It's going to be a Grrrrreat Grizzly Week! See you tomorrow!