Willow Grove Principal's Message ~ December 21, 2023

Willow Grove Principal's Message ~ December 21, 2023

Dear Families,

We closed the week enjoying the winter parties put together by our PTO volunteers. Thank you all for the creativity and fun you brought to our students. They had a blast! 

As a reminder, all schools are closed from Friday, December 22 - Friday, January 5.  We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday, January 8.

We hope you all have a wonderful and safe winter break, filled with special family memories. 

Warm Wishes and Happy New Year!

Jenny Smith, Principal

December At-A-Glance

Friday, December 22 -Jan. 5 - SCHOOL CLOSED: Winter Break

January At-A-Glance

8 - School resumes

15 - NO SCHOOL - District Holiday


District 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

NEW *ACCESS Testing - Kindergarten/English Learners Only*

The State of Illinois requires identified English Learner (EL) students to annually participate in the ACCESS testing to determine current English language proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Our ACCESS testing window will occur from 1/17-2/22. Each school’s testing schedule is unique and will only impact students who take the ACCESS test. Students taking ACCESS do not need to prepare anything ahead of time.

NEW *PTO Updates*

In the latest edition of the PTO blog, Tonight is Dine Out Night at GYG, Spirit Wear is still available, and more! Check out the latest entry for more details.

REPEAT *Warm & Wooly Day! Friday, January 12*

Our students in Early Childhood and Kindergarten start back at Willow Grove with a math unit that incorporates a theme of sweaters, mittens, winter hats, etc. We thought it would be fun to have a day to make connections with what the whole school is wearing for a day. Friday, January 12, is "Warm & Wooly Day!" If you would like your child to participate, dress them in something warm and wooly! A sweater, sweater vest, winter hat, or just adding a scarf is perfect! If you want your child to participate specifically for their grade level (anything warm and wooly will make the connection), this is how it's broken down:

Early Childhood - Mittens and scarves

Kindergarten - Sweaters and vests