October 30th News

Notes from the PTA Co-Presidents

Thank you in advance to all the parents, teachers and volunteers for making Willard’s Halloween parade and classroom parties so much fun for our children!

Thank you to those who came out to the Hispanic Heritage celebration this past Friday!   A HUGE thank you to the chairs of this event – Oscar Lopez, Diana Quezada-Henriquez, Leddy Perez, Lorena Beltran, Kaye Tyler and Edie Rubinowitz.  These parents put this event together and we thank them for their time, energy and hard work.  Thank you also to all the parent and staff volunteers who helped out during the event, with set up and with clean up – school-wide events like Hispanic Heritage are only possible with your help!

We hope to see you at our next PTA meeting – it will be Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm in the library.  We will discuss upcoming events – Giving Thanks Gathering, Kids Craft Fair and the winter fundraiser at The Evanston Art Center.  There will also be an update on this year’s Battle of the Books.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

  • Early Dismissal – Wednesday, November 1st
  • Giving Thanks Gathering (1st & 2nd Grade Performances) on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30pm
  • No School – November 22nd through 24th for Thanksgiving Holiday

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!


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:
Missberlin13@hotmail.com – Amy Goldberg
Gonzalezn29@yahoo.com – 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:
Missberlin13@hotmail.com – Amy Goldberg
Gonzalezn29@yahoo.com – Nancy Gonzalez

Team GPS open to 5th grade girls now!

Starting in November, Team GPS will be open to 5th grade girls also!!  The November session starts on November 5th.  This program allows girls 5th-8th grade the opportunity, in a fun and non-competitive environment, to learn about 2 sports each month.  We meet 3 Sundays every month at Evanston Township High School from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Our November session will focus on Cross Country and Soccer.  The social discussion topic for November is Friendships and Relationships. The sessions are lead by GPS co-founder and program director, Liz Brieva, and the ETHS female athletes.

We have a number of scholarship still available for our Team GPS program.
REGISTER NOW: https://teamgps.sportngin.com/register/form/447804377

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