May 17, 2017

The district recognized retiring educators at the annual Rose Bush Ceremony. This event was held yesterday at Willard School. Willard educators Susan Chafe and Janice Shear were recognized for their service to Willard and the district. Mrs. Chafe is completing 17 years of service and Janice Shear is completing 25 years of service. Congratulations to both!

This week, we will complete the “last leg” of MCAS testing. Fifth graders participated in MCAS Science testing yesterday and will conclude today. The Science, Technology & Engineering MCAS test is not available as an online test. It is a traditional paper and pencil test. Make-up testing will be held on Friday and early next week.

All parents are encouraged to mark your calendars for the following special events. The 5th Grade Arts Night will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The Art retrospective begins at 6:00 PM and the 5th Grade Concert (Chorus, Orchestra, & Band) begins at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. The Willard Carnival will be here before you know it. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 4th from 12:00 – 4:00.

The PTG is hosting a new version of 5th Grade Fun Day this year. Fifth grade students, their teachers, and a few chaperones will travel to the Thoreau Club for supervised swimming and outdoor games on June 5th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Permission slips will be sent home in the next few days. The rain date for this event is Monday, June 12th.

The 5th Grade Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 15th at 10:30 AM in the Willard Auditorium. This event marks the end of the elementary school experience for our students. Grade 5 parents are invited to attend. Please mark your calendars.

I hope that all Willard families are planning to attend the Willard Carnival on Sunday, June 4th, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Always a favorite of students, the Willard Carnival offers fun, games, and activities for children of all ages!

As always, thank you for all you do for Willard School.