November 6th News

Notes from the PTA Co-Presidents

November is upon us!  Thanks to all the parents and faculty who helped make the Halloween festivities so fun for our students!

We hope you will join us this Wednesday at our second PTA meeting – 7pm in the library.  There will be many updates and opportunity for discussion including Mr. Michel’s Principal’s Report, Battle of the Books, Craft Fair, Winter Fundraiser, Buddy Families and how to continue the discussions on race between now and the next scheduled Courageous Conversations in March.  School aged childcare provided.

If you don’t have a 1st or 2nd grader performing at the Giving Thanks Gathering, consider attending the D56 Navigating Real Life Diversity Session on Nov. 15th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at JEH with Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

  • PTA Meeting – Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm in the library

  • Giving Thanks Gathering – Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30pm

  • District 65 Navigating Real Life Diversity session on November 15

Many thanks,
Marjory Oliva and Nancy Gonzalez

Giving Thanks Gathering

Please save the Date for our Giving Thanks Gathering Wed Nov. 15th from 6:30-8pm. Please see attached fliers in both English and Spanish.

Also, please help make this event a success by volunteering. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

We are looking forward to this Fun Willard Gathering!

2017 Willard Kids’ Craft Fair
What will YOU make?

Save the date for the one and only annual Willard Kid’s Craft Fair! Saturday, December 2, 2017 — 9:00 a.m. to 12pm.  It’s time to start thinking about what you’d like to make and sell at our annual Craft Fair this December. You can make your crafts at home and bring them or set up a craft project for your customers to make at the fair. So go ahead and get crafty! Just no baked goods please. Click here for a registration form.

Contact Elizabeth Lyons-Pence at,
Maggie Lu at or
Megan Beltran Jewett at


We are forming a new committee to welcome All the New Families that come to Willard. Our goal is to pair each New Family with a veteran family in an effort to help new families learn about our school and community.  Yes, Kindergarten families, this means you too.

If you are interested in joining this new committee, please email: – Amy Goldberg – Nancy Gonzalez


Estamos formando un Nuevo Comité que ayude a dar la bienvenida cuando vengan Nuevas Familias a Willard.  Nuestra meta es tener una familia veterana con cada familia nueva, con la finalidad de ayudar a las nuevas familias a aprender y familiarizarse con nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad.  ¡Si, esto incluye a las familias de Kínder también!

Si están interesados en unirse a nuestro comité, por favor mándenos un correo electrónico a: – Amy Goldberg – Nancy Gonzalez

Elevate: Building a Stronger, Compassionate School Community

We are a group of Willard parents working throughout the school year to provide education and support for the Willard community. We will offer a chance for parents and staff to gather, learn and share, through a series of book discussions and panel presentations. Our panel presenters will be guest speakers who are experts in education, advocacy and the behavioral sciences.
Please check out our attached flier for more information and our first event on December 13th.

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