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Parent Education Consortium Calendar

The Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore is centralized source of information on parent programs and resources.  The 2016-17 calendar of events was recently released.  You may be interested in some of the topics covered in the speaker series. … Continue reading

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Happy Summer and Happy Parenting

I am wishing all the Willowbrook families a happy summer. This is a magical time for children… and parents.  With more flexible schedules and longer days, we have the freedom to enjoy the spontaneous or the frivolous.  We have the … Continue reading

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End of Year Assemblies

It’s hard to believe the school year will be coming to a close in just a few short weeks.  There is excitement to share.  I would like to inform you of a few changes that we have made to our … Continue reading

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The Most Important People

Mothers are the most important people in the world.  You may agree.  You may have a weekend planned with fun activities for the Mother’s in your life. We live in a world that is obsessed with measuring everything… quantifying everything. … Continue reading

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Community of Learners

Lighted School House is one of my favorite events of the year!  Willowbrook School was buzzing with excitement and joy last night as students led their parents on a tour of their classrooms and the building.  I saw pride in … Continue reading

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are a great opportunity for parents and teachers to share information and develop greater understanding of the individual needs of the student.  It takes good communication to maximize student growth.  Education has been described as a “three-legged stool” – a … Continue reading

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School Improvement Plan

The Willowbrook School Improvement Plan was shared at this morning’s “Second Cup of Coffee” meeting in the library.  I appreciated the thoughtful questions and valuable feedback from our engaged parents.  There is so much to be thankful for at Willowbrook School … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Elders

Are you familiar with the StoryCorps Project?  Maybe you have heard these profound recordings on National Public Radio.  Over the years, these recordings of intimate conversations between family members have made me laugh and cry in the car on the … Continue reading

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“Willowbrook Wonders” at Opening Ceremony

At today’s opening ceremony, our theme of “Willowbrook Wonders” was shared.  We will use this theme to organize many of the school-wide activities this year.  Students were asked to be passionately curious… to ask questions.  The teachers and I want … Continue reading

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New Birthday Treat Practice

A “no food” birthday celebration practice will be implemented at Willowbrook School this year.  Students will no longer be allowed to bring food treats to school for their birthday.  This is a familiar practice for our K-2 students.  This practice … Continue reading

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