Friday Focus

Friday Focus
30 August 2019

Hello Willowcreek Family. This is Ms. Stewart and here is the Friday Focus message for this week. Our mission is educating, empowering and inspiring excellence. There are 11 items of interest to follow. If you miss any part of this message, visit the Willowcreek website, Peachjar or Facebook page where it will be printed in its entirety.

Congratulations to this week’s Students of the Week: 6th graders: Ava Nevins, Tyler Pirowski, Timothy Ramsey, Hayden Orosz and Caitlyn Robison. 7th graders: Caitlyn Burdick, Nick Visef and Riley Pekar. 8th graders: Jamia Adams, Deysha Rodriguez Delgado and George Allen. Principals’ Choice goes to: Emma Pugh and Terah Villarreal. Well done all!

Today, our PTO sponsored a Walk for Willowcreek event. At 10:00 students who donated at least $5 to the PTO were allowed to miss class and walk around outside during one of their classes. The weather was beautiful and the kids had a great time. Thanks to the parents who came out to help chaperone this event. All monies raised will be used to fund student activities such as the Mega Party at the end of the year.

We have another opportunity for families to help the PTO at no cost at all to you. Strack and Van Til, our very own Town & Country Market, is sponsoring an event to help schools get needed supplies. And all you have to do is save your register receipts and send them to school. Our PTO will bundle them and turn them in for products for the school. The contest begins September 1. Please begin saving your receipts and asking your friends and neighbors to save theirs as well. Ask your co-workers to save them as well. We will be planning friendly competitions between grade levels so start saving those receipts from any Strack and Van Til store beginning Sunday, September 1.

There will be no school on Monday, Sept 2 in honor of Labor Day.

On Tuesday, September 3 students will be allowed to bring their IPads home for the first time. Please be sure that these devices are well cared for and that they are fully charged each night. It is strongly recommended that parents charge these devices in a place other than the student’s bedroom as students sometimes use these when they should be sleeping.

Wednesday, Sept 4 is our first late start Wednesday of the year. School will begin at Willowcreek exactly one hour later than usual at 8:25. Bus pick up times will also be 1 hour later.

Willowcreek’s Picture Day will be Friday, September 6. All students will have their pictures taken. If a parent wants to purchase a picture package, they will need to bring the form and payment to school on Sept 6 or use the code to purchase online.

Beginning Thursday, September 5th, we will begin having Study tables again. Study tables, hosted by teachers, meet from 2:30 - 4:15. Any student in grades 6-8 may stay for study tables on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get help with homework or classwork, catch up on reading or prepare for tests. Students who do not have a regular ride home, may ride the activity bus home after going to Study tables.

If you are the parent of a 6th grader that is not up to date on their immunizations, you have received an email from the principal and a letter mailed home. Students who are not fully immunized will not be allowed to attend school beginning Monday, Sept 9. Please call the school clinic if your child is not fully immunized.

We have a clothing closet here at Willowcreek! “Willow” pop-up shop. Willow was designed to provide students that are in need of clothes, shoes, back to school supplies and hygiene products, the opportunity to shop for these items free of cost.
All clothing items are clean and are either new or have been gently worn.
We make this experience confidential and private.
If you are interested in your child going shopping at Willow, please contact our School Advisor: Alexis Considine (219)764-6071

We will continue to have picnics on Fridays until the weather stops us from doing so. Kona Ice will be available whenever there is a picnic.

Thank you and have a safe Labor Day weekend!