November 27th PTA News

Notes from the PTA Co-Presidents

Welcome back – we hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

The PTA has a shopping event at Oliver’s Toys & Trains on Central Street December 1st through 3rd – you can support a local business and Willard at the same time.  Please tell them that’s why you are shopping and 15% of your purchase will go to our school.  Thanks to Dana Bokor for setting this up!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

  • Early dismissal (12:05pm) on Wednesday, December 6th

  • Willard Kids Craft Fair – Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-12pm

  • Elevate’s first Event – Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm in the library

  • D65 Winter Break – December 25th through January 5th

Many thanks,
Marjory Oliva and Nancy Gonzalez

2017 Willard Kid’s 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.   t’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 formThey are due by Tuesday November 28th!

Don’t forget to spread the word to friends and family! The craft fair is a great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season.

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

We Still Need Fluency Tutors!

If you are looking for a meaningful way to help out at Willard or other district school, we still need tutors for the Everybody Reads Program.

This District 65 program pairs volunteers with students for one-to-one tutoring in reading. The program trains volunteers in a specific tutoring technique so that they can best support students’ reading abilities. The purpose of the Everybody Reads Program is to help students improve their fluency in reading so that they are better able to understand and retain the information that they read which, in turn, supports their academic achievement.

How and When Can I Help?
As a trained volunteer, you partner with one elementary school teacher (2nd-5th grade) working with 2 to 4 students throughout the school year. Tutors volunteer at all 12 elementary and magnet schools, from October through May.

New Tutor Training Sessions
All trainings occur at the JEH Building, 1500 McDaniel Ave, Evanston, IL 60201.
All new tutors must complete one training session and a background check.

For more information please contact:
Sophie Brennan Carlisle
Coordinator, D65 Fluency Tutor Programs
(P) 847 475 7400  ext 225

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