Wizard Weekly #20 – 12/31/17

Spring Fun Lunch Ordering Opens 1/7 @ 7am

The sign up for Spring Fun Lunch will open at 7am on Sunday, January 7th. Visit the Willard Web Store to order. 

Willard Improvements Meeting 1/9

On January 9th, the Willard addition will be the primary topic for the D90 BOE COW (Committee of the Whole) meeting. The COW is always an open meeting.  If you’d like to hear more about the construction project, please join us in the Roosevelt Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 9th

One District/One Book Event – 1/11

District 90, in partnership with its PTOs, will be hosting a One District/One Book shared reading experience. All District 90 families, faculty, staff, students, and River Forest residents are encouraged to read and join in the discussion of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.

Join the Conversation
Several events will explain the growth mindset philosophy and its importance in school success. Suggestions and practical tips will also be provided to help families a growth mindset.

Event #1 — Thursday, January 11, Lincoln School, 7pm
Please plan to attend a keynote address with Dr. Ann Batenburg, of Mindset Works.Learn the about the facts and benefits of a growth mindset for yourself and your children. Hear practical tips that support students in adopting adopt a growth mindset.

Young Filmmakers Entries Due 1/14
The holiday vacation is a great time for kids to make a 3 to 8 minute video for the Young Filmmakers Contest. The deadline is January 14, 2018. Animations can be a minimum of 45 seconds in length. Films should be about one of 6 sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. The winner wins $75 + $75 matching gift for the sustainability organization of the winner’s choice. Plus, winning films will premiere at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018, in Chicago. Learn more at the Young Filmmakers Site

Family Movie Night – 1/19

Our Willard Family Movie Night will be on January 19th at 6:30 pm. Put on your Pjs, bring a pillow and join the Willard community in enjoying a family friendly film. Tickets on sale when we resume classes after break. 



Festival of Science – 3/15

Save the Date for the Willard Festival of Science — which has been moved to Thursday, March 15th. More details to come!

Willard PTO