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June 20, 2017

Best wishes for a safe and happy summer. In case you missed it, please click here to read Mrs. Hoffman's End of the Year Letter.


WILLARD News
Summer Reading 
Library Books - Please return ASAP

Willard HSA 

Thanks to all the Willard families for contributing to an exciting and enriching year for our students and our school!  Many thanks to our outgoing HSA officers Cara Murray, Amy Kammen, Nina Jones-Marino, and Michelle McGorty. Wishing each of you a happy and safe summer!  See you back at school September 6th!

News and Events

  • School Supply Orders - Due Friday, 6/23.  All orders must be placed online at http://www.shopttkits.com/ (School Account #88744). No extra kits will be ordered. Remember to order for your child’s grade in Sept. 2017. After placing your order, please check your spam folder for a confirmation email from 'Schoolkidz Customer Service'. Questions? Email Robin Fisher or Terri Wiatrak.
  • End of Year School Supply Collection - We will once again be collecting leftover school supplies and donating them to Oasis.  Please read the attached letter and reply to Ann Kautzmann if you’d like to participate. 
  • Willard 4th of July Float -  Willard families are needed to help create our WILLARD FLOAT for the Ridgewood 4thofJuly parade!  Please come help anytime Saturday, 6/24 or Sunday, 6/25 between 10am and 4pm, or Saturday, 7/1 or Sunday, 7/2 or Monday, 7/3 between 10am and 3pm.Come when you can and leave when you need to! Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • Box Tops Summer Collection - Don’t forget to keep collecting Box Tops over the summer to benefit Willard! There will be fun new competitions next year during the classroom collections.  Thanks for collecting and clipping for our students!

    5th Grade Reminders

  • Promotion Ceremony - Wednesday, 6/21 at 9am.  Doors open at 8:15am.  Each 5th grader should have received 2 tickets to the promotion ceremony.  Questions? Contact Vanessa Lee

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items,please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 
  • Ongoing “Freeraisers" - You can earn funds for Willard at no cost to you anytime by joining  iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program.


COMMUNITY News
Ashley Zelinskie - Arts Council - 7/29
ESL - Summer Help - Student Enrollment Form
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Flag Rugby
REACH
Summer Music Academy
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



June 13, 2017

Safety Tip of the Week:

Remind your children of this important lesson when you are around Willard (and everywhere):  

A
lways stay on the sidewalks, and when you are with your friends near the street, don’t push, shove, or chase each other. 


WILLARD News
Summer Reading 
Library Books - Please return ASAP


Willard HSA 
News and Events
  • Willard 4th of July T-Shirts are available for purchase here. Order by Thursday, 6/15. Our students will be marching with the Willard “Honoring Those Who Serve” Float in Ridgewood’s amazing 4th of July Parade! All families are welcome to march.  If you are active or a veteran of the military, police, fire, EMT,  or other organizations that serve our community and country.  Come in uniform or in a Willard 4th of July  t-shirt and march with us!  Students are also welcome to wear costumes representing those who serve. Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • HSA Year End Reception - Friday, 6/16, 3:00pm. The Willard HSA thanks the entire Willard Community - parents, students and staff - for a great year! We invite you to enjoy some light refreshments after school. Refreshments will be set up outside the 3rd Grade and 1st/2nd Grade dismissal doors. 
  • School Supply Orders - Due Friday, 6/23.  All orders must be placed online at http://www.shopttkits.com/ (School Account #88744). No extra kits will be ordered. Remember to order for your child’s grade in Sept. 2017. After placing your order, please check your spam folder for a confirmation email from 'Schoolkidz Customer Service'. Questions? Email Robin Fisher or Terri Wiatrak.
5th Grade Reminders
  • 5th Grade Slide Show -  Please submit your toddler aged picture of your son/daughter ASAP to his/her dropbox folder if you have not already done so. Photos should be 1MB or greater in size. 
  • Baby Board -  The fantastic 5th Grade Baby Board is now up! Stop by the 2nd grade hallway to see the amazing job done by our Baby Board committee.
  • Promotion Party Celebration at SPACE - Monday, 6/19, 5:30-8:00pm.  An elite to this exciting party was sent to all 5th graders.  Please remember that all students need their own transportation to and from the event.  This is a drop off event for the students.
Ongoing
  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 

COMMUNITY News
Markerspace Open House  - 6/14
ESL - Summer Help - Student Enrollment Form
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Flag Rugby
REACH
Summer Music Academy
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



June 6, 2017


SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK:

Please be mindful of the California and Morningside bus parking spots. Do NOT park in these designated areas.


WILLARD News
Asbestos Removal Letter
Torch Run - 6/9

Willard Girl Scouts 2017-2018
Is your daughter interested in joining the Girl Scouts next year? Please contact Abby Dunnigan (
abbyfoster@aol.com) for more information. Volunteers to lead the new kindergarten Daisy troop next year are especially welcomed!

Willard HSA 
News and Events

  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, registrations are still being accepted and walk-ins are welcome. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou.
  • NEW Willard 4th of July T-Shirts are available for purchase here  Our students will be marching with the Willard “Honoring Those Who Serve” Float in Ridgewood’s amazing 4th of July Parade! All families are welcome to march.  If you are active or a veteran of the military, police, fire, EMT,  or other organizations that serve our community and country. Come in uniform or in a Willard 4th of July  t-shirt and march with us!  Students are also welcome to wear costumes representing those who serve.   Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • Book Fair - Through Wedensday, 6/7, in the Library.  Parents are welcome to visit the book fair during the day or join their child’s class during their scheduled book fair time (click here for schedule).  Questions? Email Tracey Gertler.
  • School Supply Orders - Due Friday, 6/23.  All orders must be placed online at http://www.shopttkits.com/ (School Account #88744). No extra kits will be ordered. Remember to order for your child’s grade in Sept. 2017. After placing your order, please check your spam folder for a confirmation email from 'Schoolkidz Customer Service'. Questions? Email Robin Fisher or Terri Wiatrak.

    5th Grade Reminders

  • 5th Grade Slide Show -  Please submit your toddler aged picture of your son/daughter ASAP to his/her dropbox folder if you have not already done so. Photos should be 1MB or greater in size. 
  • Baby Board -  The fantastic 5th Grade Baby Board is now up! Stop by the 2nd grade hallway to see the amazing job done by our Baby Board committee.
  • GW Get the Facts - Thursday, 6/8, 8:pm.  Come celebrate our rising 6th graders and get the inside school on GW from current students.  Ask questions and get informed!  RSVP to Vanessa Lee.  Parents only please!
  • NEW 5th Grade Pizza Picnic - Tuesday, 6/13, 12:30-2:30. Create a crazy hat and enjoy some pizza, games, and crazy hat contests with your fellow 5th graders.  Students should wear their 5th grade T-shirts. Please see flyer sent home with students for more information.
  • NEW Promotion Party Celebration at SPACE - Monday,6/19, 5:30-8:00pm.  An elite to this exciting party was sent to all 5th graders.  Please remember that all students need their own transportation to and from the event.  This is a drop off event for the students.

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items,please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last.


COMMUNITY News
Ridgewood Artbeat - 6/6
Breakfast Days - 6/5 - 6/9
Bluegrass Under the Stars - 6/9
Best Day Ever - 6/10
Markerspace Open House  - 6/14
ESL - Summer Help - Student Enrollment Form
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
REACH
Summer Music Academy
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



May 30, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.


SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK:

Please refrain from U TURNING anywhere around the school zone. (California and/or Morningside).  There are children walking everywhere, so a U TURN is not a safe choice . 


WILLARD News
Asbestos Removal Letter
Willard Girl Scouts 2017-2018
Is your daughter interested in joining the Girl Scouts next year? Please contact Abby Dunnigan (
abbyfoster@aol.com) for more information. Volunteers to lead the new kindergarten Daisy troop next year are especially welcomed!


Willard HSA 

News and Events

·  Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form ASAP. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou.

·  4th of July Float Photos Needed - Due Wednesday,5/21. Willard’s 4th of July Parade Float will focus on “Thanking Our Heroes”.  Take a picture with a First Responder (e.g., police/fireman, EMT), doctor, nurse, or US Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine personnel or veteran and make sure to thank them for their service!  Then email your picture to willardhsa@ridgewood.k12.nj.us along with your name and the name and rank of your “hero” (i.e., Sergeant Michael Ferro).  Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.

·  Spirit Day and Frosty Friday - Friday, 6/2.  Wear your Willard wear or the school colors. And ice pops will be available after school for $1 each! 

·  NEW Spring Gift Cards - Due Monday, 6/5.  Order gift cards to many popular retailers and Willard earns a percentage of the value at no cost to you! Questions? Email Darren Lilley.

·  Book Fair - Monday-Wednesday, 6/5-6/7 in the Library.  Parents are welcome to visit the book fair during the day or join their child’s class during their scheduled book fair time (click here for schedule).  Questions? Email Tracey Gertler.

·  NEW School Supply Orders - Due Friday, 6/23.. All orders must be placed online at http://www.shopttkits.com/ (School Account #88744). No extra kits will be ordered. Remember to order for your child’s grade in Sept. 2017. After placing your order, please check your spam folder for a confirmation email from 'Schoolkidz Customer Service'. Questions? Email Robin Fisher or Terri Wiatrak.

 5th Grade Reminders

·  5th Grade Slide Show -  Please submit your toddler aged picture of your son/daughter ASAP to his/her dropbox folder if you have not already done so. Photos should be 1MB or greater in size. 

·  NEW Baby Board -  The fantastic 5th Grade Baby Board will be up on June 1st. Stop by the 2nd grade hallway and see it the next time you are at Willard.

·  NEW GW Get the Facts - Thursday, 6/8, 8pm, 719 Parsons Road.  Come celebrate our rising 6th graders and get the inside school on GW from current students.  Ask questions and get informed!  RSVP to Vanessa Lee.

 Ongoing

·  Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 

·  Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and “like" Willard HSA on Facebook.

Bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to the remaining dates and events!  

It’s not too late join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no cost to you! 


COMMUNITY News
Kinderkicker - 6/1
Ridgewood Artbeat - 6/6
Breakfast Days
 - 6/9
Best Day Ever - 6/10
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
REACH
Summer Music Academy
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



May 23, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.

Just a reminder that our final Community Outreach Program is tonight at GWMS at 7PM. Dr. Ginsburg will present, "Fostering Success."  Perhaps you can stop by ARTWERX at 6PM at Willard and then head to GW for the presentation! 

SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK:

As you walk to school, and around town, teach your children to watch for cars backing out of driveways and parking spots. Remember that not all drivers can see small children in their rear view mirror.



WILLARD News
Field Day - 5/30 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Asbestos Removal Letter

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and “like" Willard HSA on Facebook.   Bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to the remaining dates and events!  
It’s not too late join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no cost to you! 


News and Events
  • Artwerx - Tuesday, 5/23, 3-4:00pm and  6-7:30pm. Willard will be transformed into an art museum, with a masterpiece from each student framed and on display. Come see what they’ve created! Framed artwork can be purchased for $25 (cash or check).  Click here for more details.  Questions?  Email Jen Howarth.
  • FIELD DAY POSTPONED - NOW Tuesday, May 30. Due to inclement weather forecast for Thursday., Field Day has been rescheduled for the rain date of Tuesday, May 30. PM Kindergarteners will now have a regular schedule this Thursday and attend the AM session next Tuesday.  
  • Book Fair -  Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7, in the Library.  Parents are welcome to visit the book fair during the day or join their child’s class during their scheduled book fair time (click here for schedule).  Questions? Email Tracey Gertler.
  • 4th of July Photos Needed - Due Wednesday, 5/31. Willard’s 4th of July Parade Float will focus on “Thanking Our Heroes”.  Please take a picture with a First Responder (e.g., police/fireman, EMT), doctor, nurse, or US Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine personnel or veteran and make sure to thank them for their service!  Then email your picture to willardhsa@ridgewood.k12.nj.us along with your name and the name and rank of your “hero” (i.e., Sergeant Michael Ferro).  Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou


5th Grade Reminders
  • Slide Show Photos Please submit your photos to dropbox ASAP.  We are requesting 3-5 candid photos from each Willard student, with a preference for small group shots of current Willard 5th graders.  We also need a toddler aged picture.  Photos should be 1MB or greater in size.
  • Baby Board Photos - Please drop off or mail a 4x6 baby photo of your 5th Grader to Karen Hogan at 746 Belmont Road ASAP.
  • Any questions please contact Vanessa Lee


Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 

COMMUNITY News
Breakfast Days - 6/9
Best Day Ever - 6/10
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
REACH
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation


May 16, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.

Thanks to the generosity of our Willard families, we raised $1,681 for the Social Services Camp Fundraiser. This will enable 3 children to go to camp this summer! Well done, Willard!

 

SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK:

If your child is unable to get out of your car without your assistance, park your car in a parking space and walk your child to his/her door. This will allow traffic to move in an orderly fashion. When cars are idling near school, cars behind you are tempted to PASS, which can result in unsafe driving.

WILLARD News
4th Grade Immigration Day - 5/22


The Willard Book Fair will be held June 5, 6 and 7 in the library.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tracey Gertler at tmgertler@yahoo.com


Willard HSA  

Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 
And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!


Parent News

  • Artwerx -Tuesday, 5/23, 3-4pm and 6-7:30pm. Willard will be transformed into an art museum, with a masterpiece from each student framed and on display. Come see what they’ve created! Framed artwork can be purchased for $25 (cash or check).  Click here for more details.  Questions?  Email Jen Howarth.

    Student News

  • May is Walk to School Month!Enjoy the beautiful weather and walk to school this month. Consider “walk pooling” with friends or neighbors - and don’t forget to cross by the crossing guards! 

  • NEW  4th of July Float Photos Needed - Willard’s 4thofJuly Parade Float will focus on “Thanking Our Heroes”.  Please take a picture with a First Responder (e.g., police/fireman, EMT), doctor, nurse, or US Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine personnel or veteran and make sure to thank them for their service!  Then email your picture to willardhsa@ridgewood.k12.nj.us along with your name and the name and rank of your “hero” (i.e., Sergeant Michael Ferro).  Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • Field Day - Thursday, 5/25, 9:00am. If you’re interested in volunteering for field day, contact Jen Howarth or Caroline Chow.
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou

    5th Grade Reminders

  • Slide Show Photos Please submit your photos to dropbox ASAP.  We are requesting 3-5 candid photos from each Willard student, with a preference for small group shots of current Willard 5th graders.  We also need a toddler aged picture.  Photos should be 1MB or greater in size.

  • Baby Board Photos - Please drop off or mail a 4x6 baby photo of your 5th Grader to Karen Hogan at 746 Belmont Road ASAP.
  • Any questions please contact Vanessa Lee

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items,please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 


COMMUNITY News
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 5/21,6/5
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - 
T-shirt order form
Party in the Park
 - 5/19
Orchard Garage Sale - 5/20 (donations due 5/19)
Ridgewood Jr. Cheerleading - 5/20
Breakfast Days - 6/9
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

 

 

May 9, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.

The RPS Survey was emailed to parents and guardians. Please take a moment to complete. Thank you!

Safety Tip of the Week:

Children must exit on the curbside only. 

When dropping off on Green Flag days, please use patience and wait until your car can safely pull next to the curb. Children should never walk between cars.

Thank you!

WILLARD News

Kindergarten Orientation - 5/11 &16
3rd Grade Concert - 5/15 at 9:30
4th Grade Immigration Day - 5/22
Lost & Found - All clothes will be donated on 5/12.  Please check the tables for clothing that belongs to your family.  

The Willard Book Fair will be held June 5, 6 and 7 in the library.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tracey Gertler at tmgertler@yahoo.com

 

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 
2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!


Parent News

  • Dad’s Night Out - Thursday, 5/11, 8-10:00pm, Steel Wheel Tavern, Ridgewood.  If you’ve already registered, please confirm that your name appears in the attachment.  Questions? Email Candace Papageorge.
  • Artwerx - Tuesday, 5/23, 3-4:00pm and 6-7:30pm. Willard will be transformed into an art museum, with a masterpiece from each student framed and on display. Come see what they’ve created! Framed artwork can be purchased for $25 (cash or check).  Click here for more details.  Questions?  Email Jen Howarth.

    Student News

  • May is Walk to School Month!Enjoy the beautiful weather and walk to school this month. Consider “walk pooling” with friends or neighbors - and don’t forget to cross by the crossing guards! 
  • NEW 4th of July Float Planning Meeting - Wednesday, 5/10, 7:30pm at Carol LoGrasso’s house (548 Barnett Place).  Bring your ideas for a Willard float that reflects this year’s parade theme, “Honoring Those Who Serve.”  All are welcome!  Questions?  Contact Carol LoGrasso.
  • Box Tops Celebration - Friday, 5/12.  The whole school is invited to wear pjs to school on May 12 as a thank you for collecting box tops throughout the year!  Plus there will be no homework assigned on May 11!
  • SSA Camp Fundraiser -Now through 5/12. Bring in loose change to drop in the Social Services Association of Ridgewood bucket in your classroom.  Every $500 raised will send a chid to camp! 
  • NEW Field Day - Thursday, 5/25, 9:00am.  If you’re interested in volunteering for field day, contact Jen Howarth or Caroline Chow.
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items,please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 

COMMUNITY News

PG Jewelry Fundraiser - 5/10 deadline
Recycle-A-Bike - 5/12-13
Mayfair Spring Carnival - 5/13
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 5/14,5/21,6/5
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - 
T-shirt order form
Party in the Park
 - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Breakfast Days - 6/9
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



May 9, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.

Safety Tip of the Week:

Children must exit on the curb side only. 

When dropping off on Green Flag days, please use patience and wait until your car can safely pull next to the curb. Children should never walk between cars.

Thank you!


 

WILLARD News
Kindergarten Orientation - 5/11 &16
3rd Grade Concert - 5/15 at 9:30
4th Grade Immigration Day - 5/22
Lost & Found - All clothes will be donated on 5/12.  Please come look to see if you are missing anything.

The Willard Book Fair will be held 
June 5, 6 and 7 in the library.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tracey Gertler at tmgertler@yahoo.com

 



COMMUNITY News
PG Jewelry Fundraiser - 5/10 deadline
Recycle-A-Bike - 5/12-13
Mayfair Spring Carnival - 5/13
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 5/14,5/21,6/5
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - T-shirt order form
Party in the Park - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Breakfast Days - 6/9
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Summer Adventure
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



May 2, 2017

MAY IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH! We hope to see many Willard families enjoying this beautiful Spring weather and walking to school. Thank you for your support of this program.

Parents, 

Last week when I was walking outside at 8:25, I was surprised to see so many children unaccompanied by an adult. Please remember that instructional aides open the doors at 8:35. There is no supervision of students before that time! In the few minutes I was by the Grades 1 and 2 door, I was asked for help by several students--e.g. "I forgot my water bottle; Someone cut me in line; Can I call home? I forgot to tell my mom something..." The bottom line is that our students still need supervision in the morning and are not ready to fend for themselves as they wait for the bell to ring, even for a few minutes. Please rethink your morning routine so that your child is supervised while waiting for the school day to begin. There will be many, many future school years that the children will be walking to school without us - enjoy the time we now have with our little ones!

Thank you!

Mrs. Hoffman

Safety Tip of the Week:

There is no supervision of students before 8:35 AM, therefore students should not be on school property without an adult. 



WILLARD News
PARCC – 5/4-9
Kindergarten Orientation - 5/11 &16
3rd Grade Concert - 5/15 at 9:30
4th Grade Immigration Day - 5/22

The Willard Book Fair will be held June 5, 6 and 7 in the library.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tracey Gertler at tmgertler@yahoo.com

 

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 
2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 
And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!


Parent News

  • Dad’s Night Out - Thursday, 5/11, 8-10:00pm, Steel Wheel Tavern, Ridgewood.  Questions? Email Candace Papageorge.
  • Artwerx - Tuesday, 5/23, 3-4:00pm and 6-7:30pm. Willard will be transformed into an art museum, with a masterpiece from each student framed and on display. Come see what they’ve created! Framed artwork can be purchased for $25 (cash or check).  Click here for more details.  Questions?  Email Jen Howarth.

    Student News

  • May is Walk to School Month!Enjoy the beautiful weather and walk to school this month. Consider “walk pooling” with friends or neighbors - and don’t forget to cross by the crossing guards! 
  • Spirit Day - Friday, 5/5.  Wear your Willard wear or the school colors.
  • Box Tops Celebration - Friday, 5/12.  The whole school is invited to wear pjs to school on May 12 as a thank you for collecting box tops throughout the year!  Plus there will be no homework assigned on May 11!
  • SSA Camp Fundraiser -Now through 5/12. Bring in loose change to drop in the Social Services Association of Ridgewood bucket in your classroom.  Every $500 raised will send a chid to camp! 
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items,please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 


In addition, the Willard Board of Trustees for 2017-2018 has been selected. Congratulations to:

Teacher/Staff Representatives:
Monica Bostler
Peg Chanod
Danielle Connor
Wes Halter
Chris Kearns
Rosh Lyle
Carol Petitt
Dolores Sullivan
Tracy Ward
Sarah Wyka
Alternates:
Lina Diorio
Don Friel
Jerome Ong

Parent/Community Representatives:  
Shyanne Ali
Leila Fishkin
Laura Haddad
Lynn Maki
Lily Bestard Melarti
Noelle Nicholson
Mike Radossich
Nicole Smith
Terry Sullivan
Manpreet Kalsi Tyagi
Alternates: 
Kirsten Dickson
Lauren Radossich
Shannon Sullivan

Thank you all for your service to our school!

 

COMMUNITY News
Ridgewood Soccer - 4/1-5/31
Toiletry Tuesday - 5/2
PG Jewelry Fundraiser - 5/10 deadline
Recycle-A-Bike - 5/12-13
Mayfair Spring Carnival - 5/13
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 5/14,5/21,6/5
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - T-shirt order form
Party in the Park - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Girls Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Junior Football
Maroons Soccer
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

 


April 25, 2017

WILLARD News
Bee Aware - 4/29
Fencing - 4/26-5/31
3rd Grade Concert - DATE CHANGE - Now 5/15 at 9:30

SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK:

Please do not make a left from Bedford Road onto Morningside Road. This corner has a clear sign that a left hand turn is not allowed. The Police have been seen ticketing for this. The intersection is extremely busy, so cars turning left cause extreme confusion. Thank you!

Willard HSA  

Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!

  Parent News

  • Dad’s Night Out -Thursday, 5/11, 8-10pm, Steel Wheel Tavern, Ridgewood. Join the fun and get to know your fellow dads. If you haven’t registered through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Monday, 5/1. Questions? Email Candace Papageorge.
  • Artwerx - Tuesday, 5/23, 3-4pm and 6-7pm.  Willard will be transformed into an art museum, with a masterpiece from each student framed and on display. Come see what they’ve created! Framed artwork can be purchased for $25 (cash or check).  Click here for more details.  Questions?  Email Jen Howarth.
  • Yankees Game - Game Friday, 5/26, 7:05pm. Support Willard and enjoy a game with friends cheering on the Yankees! Click here to purchase tickets: Yankee Ticket Form or fill out the attached Yankee Flyer.  Note that ticket orders are due Monday, 5/1!

    Student News

  • Spring Bake Sale - Friday, 4/28, after school.  Enjoy yummy treats - $1 each.
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8:00pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou

    Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 


The Willard 2017-2018 HSA Executive Board has been nominated and approved by the current board.  Congratulations to:

2nd Year Term Positions

  • President:  Carol LoGrasso
  • Treasurer:  Michelle Stewart
  • Development Chair:  Camille Canone
  • Fundraising Chair:  Jaimie Davis

    1st Year Term Positions 

  • Vice President (2nd year President): Robin Fisher
  • Assistant Treasurer (2nd year Treasurer): Shelley Romeo
  • Development Assistant Chair (2nd year Chair): Vanessa Lee
  • Fundraising Assistant Chair (2nd year Chair): Kim Cadaret
  • Secretary (1 year position): Ann Kautzmann 

    The Nominating Committee for 2017-2018 has also been selected.  Congratulations to:

  • Caroline Hoffman
  • Marie Phelan
  • Tara Hutchison
  • Christine Chanley (chair)
  • Shannon Sullivan
  • Cara Murray
  • Carrie Gregerson
  • Nicole Merrick    

 Thank you all for your service to our school!


COMMUNITY News

Ridgewood Soccer - 4/1-5/31
LAX Day - 4/29
SAYLESTOCK - Music & Arts Festival - 4/30
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 4/30,5/14,5/21,6/5
Toiletry Tuesday - 5/2
PG Fundraiser - 5/10 deadline
Recycle-A-Bike - 5/12-13
Mayfair Spring Carnival - 5/13
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - 
T-shirt order form
Party in the Park - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Ridgewood Junior Football
Encore Music Studio
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

 


April 18, 2017

WILLARD News
Parent Play Week - 4/18-21
Bee Aware - 4/29
Fencing - 4/26-5/31
3rd Grade Concert - DATE CHANGE - Now 5/15 at 9:30

 

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 
2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!

  Parent News

  • Clothing Drive- Thursday, 4/20, 8am to 3pm. Donate clothing, accessories, linens, household items, toys, and books to benefit Willard and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Drop off this Thursday at the front door, back, or kindergarten area. Click here for details and get started on spring cleaning! Questions?  Email Cara Murray. 
  • Public HSA Meeting - Tuesday, 4/25 at 1:30pm. Parents are invited to join the HSA meeting to hear updates and ask questions.  Questions?  Email Cara Murray. 
  • Spring Bake Sale - Friday, 4/28, after school.  Bakers/volunteers needed!  If you can donate treats or work at a table, please return this form by Monday, 4/24. Questions?  Email Vanessa Lee.
  • Dad’s Night Out - Thursday, 5/11, 8-10pm, Steel Wheel Tavern, Ridgewood. Join the fun and get to know your fellow dads. If you haven’t registered through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Monday, 5/1. Questions? Email Candace Papageorge.
  • Yankees Game - Game Friday, 5/26, at 7:05 pm; ticket orders due Monday, 5/1. Support Willard and enjoy a game with friends cheering on the Yankees! Click here to purchase tickets: Yankee Ticket Form or fill out the attached Yankee Flyer.

    Student News

  • Box Tops Contest  - ends Friday, 4/21.. Keep collecting those box tops! Questions? Email Debra Burns  or Darren Lilley.
  • Willard Family Fun Day - Friday, 6/9, 3:30-8pm at the Paramus Municipal Pool. Join Willard students and families for swimming, games, food and fun in the sun! If you did not register through Panther Pass, return the attached form by Friday, May 26. Questions?  Email Suzanne Laffey, Jane Zhuang, or Chen Zhou

 Ongoing

  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 

COMMUNITY News
Ridgewood Soccer - 4/1-5/31
Softball Scoop Night - 4/19
Jr. New Players Weekend - 4/21-23
HOLI - Indian Festival - 4/22
Pitch Hit  Run - 4/22
Ridgewood Baseball/Softball Parade - 4/22
Daffodil Festival - 4/23
RHS Softball Car Wash - 4/23
Artist Gallery Scavenger Hunt - 4/23
LAX Day - 4/29
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 4/30,5/14,5/21,6/5
Toiletry Tuesday - 5/2
T.A.P.S. - 5/16 - T-shirt order form
Party in the Park - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



April 4, 2017


WILLARD News

The Variety Show is this Thursday, April 6th!

Student Performance:
 ALL Variety Show participants should come to school in their costumes at 8:35 and should report to their classrooms. Students will be called down to the auditorium to get ready for the performance. 

 

Evening Performance: ALL Variety Show Participants MUST be at Willard at 6:00 PM this Thursday, April 6th. Students should come in their costumes and ready to perform.

American Heart Parent Letter / Donations - Due 4/7
Parent Play Week - 4/18-21
Fencing - 4/26-5/31


Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!

Parent News

·  Community Outreach - Monday, 4/17, at 7pm.  GWMS Auditorium. The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Questions? Email Kim Cadaret.

·  Big Brother Big Sister Clothing and Household Drive - Thursday, 4/20. Time for spring cleaning! There will be three drop-off locations outside Willard (back, front, and Kindergarten area) from 8am - 3pm. Each pound we collect earns money for the Willard HSA and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of New Jersey. Accepting donations of old clothing items, bedding, small household items, toys, books, and more. Look for the flyer with specific information in your child’s communication folder on 4/18.

·  Public HSA Meeting - Tuesday, 4/25, at 1:30pm. Parents are invited to join the HSA meeting to hear updates and ask questions.  Questions?  Email Cara Murray. 

·  Spring Bake Sale - Friday, 4/28 after school.  Bakers/volunteers needed!  If you can donate treats or work at a table, please return this form by Monday, 4/24.  Questions?  Email Vanessa Lee.

·  7th Grade Community Service Volunteers - Ongoing. If you are coordinating an event at Willard, running a club, or just need an extra set of hands, 7th graders from GW are ready to assist!  For more information or to book your volunteers, contact Amy Kammen.

Student News

  • Spirit Day - Friday, 4/7. Wear your Willard Wear or Willard colors!
  • Annual 5th Grade Luncheon - Tuesday, 4/18,12:15-1:15pm. All 5th graders are invited to this special event where they’ll learn about manners and enjoy a catered lunch. Please wear attire appropriate for a school concert. Questions?  Email Camille Canone
  • ·  Yankees Game - Game Friday, 5/26, 7:05pm; ticket orders due Monday, 5/1. Support Willard and enjoy a game with friends cheering on the Yankees! Click here to purchase tickets: Yankee Ticket Form or fill out the attached Yankee Flyer.
  • ·  Willard Gear Flash Sale - The Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last.

COMMUNITY News
Community Outreach - Well Being - 4/4
Tapped - 4/6
Twinney Pond Park - 4/10
Youth Lacrosse Clinic - 4/10
Softball Scoop Night - 4/19
Pitch Hit  Run - 4/22
Ridgewood Baseball/Softball Parade - 4/22
RHS Softball Car Wash - 4/23
Artist Gallery Scavenger Hunt - 4/23
LAX Day - 4/29
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 4/30,5/14,5/21,6/5
Party in the Park - 5/19
RHS Alumni - Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Conservancy Happenings
DECA - Silent Auction
Ridgewood Kindergarten Socce
Ridgewood Kindergarten Softball & Baseball
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

 

March 28, 2017

WILLARD News

Congratulations to Mrs. Hutchison
Willard's Teacher of the Year! Please join us in honoring Mrs. Hutchison at the Teacher Recognition Reception on May 9th at the Ed. Center at 7 PM.

Is your calendar up to date? Please double check the following upcoming dates:

 

Monday, April 10 thru Friday, April 14 - school is closed - Spring Break 

Monday, April 17 - no school for students - Professional Development for Teachers

Friday, May 26 - school will be in session for students


Variety Show - There will be a MANDATORY rehearsal for ALL performers, emcees and stage crew participating in the Variety Show on Thursday, March 30th from 3:00-5:30. All participants MUST stay the entire practice! Please bring all costumes and props to the rehearsal. We look forward to a fantastic display of talent!\

Parent Play Week
 - 4/18-21

Willard HSA  

Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  

Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook! 

  • “Dancin’ with the Honeybees” Volunteers Needed - The Willard HSA is looking for parent volunteers to help with the breakout sessions for Cliff Sunflower’s Dancin’ with the Honeybee’s presentation. Grades 3, 4 & 5 will attend breakouts on Monday, 4/3 and Grades K, 1 & 2 will attend breakouts on Tuesday, 4/4. If possible, please sign up for a session here: Cliff Sunflower Volunteer Form. Any questions, please contact Camille Canone
  • Spring Bake Sale - Friday, 4/28 after school.  Bakers/volunteers needed!  If you can donate treats or work at a table, please return the form (print here or look for one in your child’s communication folder) by Monday 4/24.  Questions?  Email Vanessa Lee.
  • Yankees Game - Game Friday, 5/26 7:05pm; ticket orders due Monday, 5/1. Support Willard and enjoy a game with friends cheering on the Yankees! Click here to purchase tickets Yankee Ticket Form or fill out the attached flyer Yankee Flyer.\
  • Willard Gear Flash Sale - New items addedThe Willard HSA is holding a Willard Gear Flash Sale to move inventory and make room for new items for Fall 2017! If you are interested in purchasing items, please click here to view sale.  All orders must be placed online and items are available while supplies last. 
  • 7th Grade Community Service Volunteers - Ongoing. If you are coordinating an event at Willard, running a club, or just need an extra set of hands, 7th graders from GW are ready to assist!  For more information or to book your volunteers, contact Amy Kammen.

COMMUNITY News
LSHSA Fundraiser - Lord & Taylor Charity - 3/30
Thielke Arboretum's - Spring Story Walk - 4/1 start
Birds of Prey - 4/2
Community Outreach - Well Being - 4/4
Tapped - 4/6
Twinney Pond Park - 4/10
Youth Lacrosse Clinic - 4/10
Ridgewood Baseball/Softball Parade - 4/22
RHS Softball Car Wash - 4/23
Baseball/Softball Special All Star Program - 4/30,5/14,5/21,6/5
Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Conservancy Happenings
DECA - Silent Auction
Ridgewood Kindergarten Socce
Ridgewood Kindergarten Softball & Baseball
Ridgewood Softball
Wizards Basketball Camp
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation



March 21, 2017

 
WILLARD News
Parent Play Week - 4/18-21

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 
And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!

Parent News
  • Spring Bake Sale - Friday, 4/28 after school.  Bakers/volunteers needed!  If you can donate treats or work at a table, please return the form (print here or look for one in your child’s communication folder) by Monday, 4/24.  Questions?  Email Vanessa Lee.
  • 7th Grade Community Service Volunteers - Ongoing. If you are coordinating an event at Willard, running a club, or just need an extra set of hands, 7th graders from GW are ready to assist!  For more information or to book your volunteers, contact Amy Kammen.

Student News

 

  • Bingo Night - Thursday, 3/23.  SOLD OUT via Panther Pass. Please note, the wait list is full and no walk-ins can be accepted. If you are registered to attend but can n longer do so, please email WillardBingoNight@gmail.com as soon as possible so current wait-listers can be contacted.
  • Yankees Game - Game Friday, 5/26, 7:05 pm; ticket orders due Monday, 5/1. Support Willard and enjoy a game with friends cheering on the Yankees!

COMMUNITY News
LSHSA Social Fundraiser - Pinot's Palette - 3/22
Girls Lacrosse - Watch your Kids - 3/24
LSHSA Fundraiser - Lord & Taylor Charity - 3/30
Thielke Arboretum's - Spring Story Walk - 4/1 start
Birds of Prey - 4/2
Tapped - 4/6
Twinney Pond Park - 4/10
Party in the Park - 5/19
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
DECA - Silent Auction
Ridgewood Kindergarten Socce
Ridgewood Kindergarten Softball & Baseball
Ridgewood Softball
Ridgewood Library Winter Programs
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation




March 15, 2017

Please remember that dogs are not permitted on school property​ ​- not even the sidewalks! Thank you for abiding by this rule.

WILLARD News
Jump Rope for Heart

Willard HSA  

Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!


Parent News

  • Grocery Gift Cards - Due Wednesday, 3/15. We all need to buy groceries - when you buy pre-paid cards to Kings, Fairway, ShopRite or Stop & Shop, Willard gets a $5-7 bonus at no cost to you! Click here to place your order.  Questions? Email Darren Lilley.
  • 7th Grade Community Service Volunteers - Ongoing. If you are coordinating an event at Willard, running a club, or just need an extra set of hands, 7th graders from GW are ready to assist!  For more information or to book your volunteers, contact Amy Kammen.


    Student News

  • Willard Yearbooks - Order by Friday, 3/17. Willard 2016-17. If you did not order on Panther Pass, yearbooks can be ordered directly from the Jostens website (select Yearbooks —> Buy Your Yearbook, then enter Willard Elementary School, Ridgewood, then select Yearbook and follow payment instructions). Willard does not order extra yearbooks. Questions?  Email Kirsten Dickson.
  • Bingo Night - Thursday, 3/23.  SOLD OUT via Panther Pass. Please note, the wait list is full and no walk-ins can be accepted. If you are registered to attend but can n longer do so, please email WillardBingoNight@gmail.com as soon as possible so current wait-listers can be contacted.

COMMUNITY News
LSHSA Social Fundraiser - Pinot's Palette - 3/22
Girls Lacrosse - Watch your Kids - 3/24
LSHSA Fundraiser - Lord & Taylor Charity - 3/30
Birds of Prey - 4/2
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
DECA - Silent Auction
Ridgewood Kindergarten Socce
Ridgewood Kindergarten Softball & Baseball
Ridgewood Softball
Ridgewood Library Winter Programs
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation


March 7, 2017

Dear Parents,

Though I love seeing Willard families walking to school, I need your help in reminding students to be respectful of the personal property of our neighbors. It has come to my attention that some students are running through the yards along Morningside and walking on stone walls lining nearby properties. Some children are even approaching pets sitting in the yard.These behaviors are not only unsafe, but they are invasive to our neighbors. 

While I'm on the subject of safety, please continue to remind each other to walk on the school side of Morningside. Lots of trucks continue to come out onto the sidewalk by the house construction across the street. These trucks are big and loud and cannot clearly see our children passing by!

Thank you for taking a moment to speak to your child about these matters.

Warmly,

Mrs. Hoffman


WILLARD News
 

Willard HSA  
Visit www.WillardHSA.com anytime, and bookmark the 
2016-2017 Willard HSA Calendar for easy reference to upcoming dates and events!  
Join iGive.comShop Amazon, and the A+ Stop&Shop Program to earn funds for Willard, at no extra cost to you! 

And don't forget to “like" Willard HSA on Facebook!


Parent News

  • 2017-2018 HSA Executive Board Positions- Please respond by Friday, 3/10.  If you are interested in any of the available Executive Board positions, contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Lauren Radossich
  • 2017-2018 Willard Board of Trustees Members- Please respond by Friday, 3/10.  See below for a full description.  If you are interested in serving a 1-year rotation on the Willard Board of Trustees, contact HSA Secretary Michelle McGorty.
  • Willard Night at b.good - Sunday, 3/12. Visit b.good in Ridgewood between 5pm and 7pm on March 12, 2017, to dine in or take out delicious food and support Willard! b.good will donate a portion of its revenue during that window to Willard. Questions? Email Amy Kammen or Jaimie Davis
  • Community Outreach - Tuesday, 3/14, 7:00pm. GW Middle School Auditorium: “Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder.” Questions? Email Kim Cadaret.
  • Grocery Gift Cards - Due Wednesday, 3/15. We all need to buy groceries - when you buy pre-paid cards to Kings, Fairway, ShopRite or Stop & Shop, Willard gets a $5-7 bonus at no cost to you! Click here to place your order.  Questions? Email Darren Lilley.
  • 7th Grade Community Service Volunteers - Ongoing. If you are coordinating an event at Willard, running a club, or just need an extra set of hands, 7th graders from GW are ready to assist!  For more information or to book your volunteers, contact Amy Kammen.


    Student News

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Social - Friday, 3/10, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Wanted: All 3rd and 4th grade cowboys and cowgirls for a boot-stomping fun time at the annual social!  Come ready to dance and try your hand at some wildly western games as you step back in time and into “Wild, Wild Willard". Questions? Contact Anne McDonnell
  • Willard Yearbooks - Order by Friday, 3/17. Willard 2016-17. If you did not order on Panther Pass, yearbooks can be ordered directly from the Jostens website (select Yearbooks —> Buy Your Yearbook, then enter Willard Elementary School, Ridgewood, then select Yearbook and follow payment instructions). Willard does not order extra yearbooks. Questions?  Email Kirsten Dickson.
  • Bingo Night - Thursday, 3/23.  SOLD OUT via Panther Pass. Please check the attached list of attendees. If your name is on the list but you can longer attend, please email WillardBingoNight@gmail.com as soon as possible so wait-listers can be contacted.


Call for Members for Willard Board of Trustees 2017-2018 - 1 year commitment
The Board of The Board of Trustees is comprised of 30 people: ten chosen from the school community at large, ten Executive Committee members (2017-2018) and ten Willard staff members. To select the ten members from the community, respondents will be placed in a lottery. Ten names will be chosen for positions and three will be selected as alternates.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, contact HSA Secretary Michelle McGorty.

Member Responsibilities: The Board of Trustees authorizes Operational Authority to the Executive Board of Officers and in doing so, permits the Executive Officers authorization to address and execute day-to-day decisions, authorization to perform fiduciary duties relating to such activities as purchases for fundraising resale, taxes, organizational fees and the cost of assemblies.  The BOT is required to approve any all expenditures greater than $1,000 except for those referenced above. The required time will be minimal, as all voting will be executed electronically via email.  A summary of the matter that is being voted upon will be provided by the Secretary and/or President.  

COMMUNITY News
Midsummer Night's Dream - 3/12
LSHSA Social Fundraiser - Pinot's Palette - 3/22
Girls Lacrosse - Watch your Kids - 3/24
LSHSA Fundraiser - Lord & Taylor Charity - 3/30
Birds of Prey - 4/2
Ridgewood Softball - Grades 1 & 2
Ridgewood Kindergarten Softball & Baseball
Ridgewood Softball
Ridgewood Library Winter Programs
Ridgewood Parks & Recreation