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WILLARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
UPCOMING WILLARD EVENTS
See full Calendar on our website  

DEC 21-JAN 1: Winter Recess
JAN 18: MLK Holiday (No School)
JAN 25: Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Students) 
FEB 10: PTA General Meeting, 6:30 PM

 
Wishing all Willard Families a safe, healthy, and happy winter break.
School starts again on Monday, January 4th -- Happy New Year!
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Gratitude from the Willard Library
  • Join the Berkeley Schools Volunteers 
  • 8th Grade Families: BHS Registration Deadline TODAY
  • Grocery Card Donations Still Welcome
  • Winter Reads
IN THIS ISSUE
GRATITUDE FROM THE WILLARD LIBRARY
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Mrs. Dalloway's online fundraiser this year. Through your gift card purchases you supported a local store and also got $448 donated to the Willard Library to buy new books. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 
 
-- Beth Berlin-Stephens, Willard Librarian
 
JOIN THE BERKELEY SCHOOLS VOLUNTEERS
WANT TO DO GOOD WHILE STAYING SAFE? 

Join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), and help give students the personalized attention they need and deserve during distance learning.

BSV is currently recruiting parents, college students, retirees, and working professionals to support “classrooms,” district-wide. Every volunteer is trained to access and navigate BUSD’s online instructional platforms. Volunteers are then paired with a Host Teacher, based on the volunteer’s grade level and subject preferences. Volunteers may support students 1:1 or in small group breakout rooms, while also helping teachers with the everyday operations of the ‘new (Zoom) normal.’

BSV requires a commitment of 1-2 hours a week for the remainder of the school year. While we place volunteers in all grades and subject areas, we are particularly eager to fill the still-open requests on this (Top 10) Urgent Needs list. Please spread the word!

Learn more about BSV HERE
APPLY to become a Berkeley Schools Volunteer HERE.

Note: we have several start dates in January! 

Questions? Email Berkeley Public Schools Fund Director of Programs Duffy Ross: duffyross@berkeley.net
 

8TH GRADE FAMILIES: BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION DEADLINE TODAY
8th grade families, please see this letter with important information about the Berkeley High School enrollment process - the deadline is TODAY, December 18. 

 
GROCERY GIFT CARD DONATIONS STILL WELCOME
Thank you to all who donated grocery gift cards for Willard families! We could still always use more to help our families who are food insecure and heavily impacted by the pandemic.

Please help us by purchasing gift certificates in small denominations (think $10, $25, $50) to local grocery stores such as Safeway, Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods or your favorite place to shop for food.

Gift cards can be mailed to Willard Middle School ℅ Bryan Grau, Vice Principal, 2425 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 or dropped in the Willard main office M-F 8:30-3 or e-cards can be emailed to bryangrau@berkeley.net.  

Thank you for your support!


WINTER READS FROM THE WILLARD LIBRARY
Please check out the - Winter Reads 2020
 ❄ Looking for an excellent book to enjoy over winter break for yourself or someone you love? Here’s some of our favorite reads from 2020! ⛄ 
And follow the library on Instagram @WillardLibraryInsta !
 
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