Weekly Principal Email: March 12, 2021
Fri, Mar 12 9:10pm

Hello WGE Tiger families, 

Just a few reminders for the upcoming week. Thank you to our amazing PTA for organizing another coffee and treat delivery! We so appreciate this bright spot in our day!

Please see below for a message from our Willow Glen Community Extended Day Enrichment Program.

Hello WGCEDEP Community!

We are so excited to announce a very soft but grand reopening this summer June 7 – July 30! Ten student ambassadors will be enrolled through an interview process to work with Miss Sophia and myself to guide us in rebuilding a quality program for our Willow Glen community. As the leaders of this private non-profit enrichment program we want to experience first-hand the social and emotional needs of children after a very long and trying year. We see this as the best way to support our students and teachers returning in the Fall of the 2021 school year. Look out for our application processes to be posted to Willow Glen Elementary School’s Konstella platform in April 2021.

We appreciate your continued support as we work toward reintroducing children to an unfamiliar learning environment.

Bobbi Urbano

Executive Director

Email: bobbiurbano@wgcedep.com

Website: www.wgdaycare.org

 

PBIS: Our students have been working so hard this month and have been showing PURR online and on campus. We have noticed more cameras on, more active participation from our students, and respectful conversations in breakout rooms! We will have a Spirit Day on 3/26… Animal Day! Anything animal themed or animal print is fine!

 

PTA News:

Our Escape Room Adventure is coming up soon on March 20th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to this virtual escape room are $20 and can be found here.  If you are able to give more to cover the ticket cost for another person, please do. If you are unable to pay the $20, there is an option for a ticket through our Willow Glen Cares program. We would love to see all of our parents, caregivers, teachers and staff at this virtual, new, fun event!  

A BIG thank you to our school psychologist, Jessica Valdemar, for presenting at our PTA meeting this month. She gave us tips to promote positive mental health for our children and ourselves during such a trying time. You can find her slides here and on Konstella. 

Our next PTA Meeting is April 20th where we will get updates on programs, finances and present our 2021-22 PTA Board candidates. Look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Testing: Our 3rd -5th grade students will be taking the State assessments this year.  3rd and 4th grade testing dates are scheduled for March 30th- April 9th. . Our 5th graders are scheduled to take their state assessments April 27th- May 14th . The test has been shortened by the state and our students will not test every single day. For more information please log on to the Parent/Guardian Resources CAASPP page at https://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/parent-resources.html If your child does not have a school device, you will be receiving instructions as to how to download the secure browser on the home device.  Teachers will also begin practice tests with the students soon.

Opportunity: Our community members are often our strongest source of talent at San José Unified. Please review the opportunities below to see if you or someone you know will join us in preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.   

Teaching: We invite educators who teach math, special education, physics, chemistry, or Spanish bilingual subjects to our early interview week March 22 – March 26. Please visit go.sjusd.org/rsvp to sign up and share this information with others who may be interested.  

Support Staff: We invite individuals who are interested in supporting our students as instructional aides, health services, custodial, transportation, nutrition services, clerical, and substitute staff to our early interview week March 22 – March 26. View our flyer at go.sjusd.org/opportunity and visit go.sjusd.org/interviewme to sign up. Please share this information with others who may be interested. 

San José Unified looks forward to connecting with you!

Reopening Reminders: We know you have many questions about reopening and will use this space to share as we receive information. We are so looking forward to seeing many of our students in person on April 21st.

Reminders:

Please make an appointment to come to campus by directly emailing Ms. Knapp. Also, before you come onto campus, please be sure to fill out the symptom check below. You will choose appointment.

https://sjusd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ctHLsA1N4rpswaV

Upcoming Dates:

3/1-3/19 - Parent Climate Survey
3/17 - Wear green for St. Patrick's Day

3/26 – Spirit Day (Animal Day)

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,

Kelli Knapp, Principal

Karina Alvarez, Assistant Principal