No School Wed, November 11 (Regular Schedule M, T, Th, F)
Gift Cards for Groceries Drive
The Willard Library is Checking Out Books!
Library Volunteers Needed
Middle School Parent/Caregiver Ed Night -- Tues, Nov 10, 7-8:30 PM
For 8TH Grade Families: BHS Info Night -- Thursday, November 12
Save the Date for Mrs. Dalloway's Fundraiser to Benefit Willard
IN THIS ISSUE
NO SCHOOL WED, NOVEMBER 11 (REGULAR SCHEDULE M, T, TH, F) Due to the Veteran's Day Holiday, there will be no school next Wednesday, November 11. Classes will run with the usual schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday next week. Because of the Wednesday holiday there will be no advisory classes or equity groups on Wednesday.
GIFT CARDS FOR GROCERIES DRIVE
Some of our Willard families are food insecure and the impacts of the pandemic have exacerbated the needs of even more families. The Willard PTA is hosting a virtual food drive to help ensure that all families in our Willard community can put food on the table. 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 ordropped in the Willard main office M-F 8:30-3 or e-cards can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The need is urgent so please don’t delay.
Thank you for your support!
The Willard PTA
THE WILLARD LIBRARY IS CHECKING OUT BOOKS! The Willard Library is circulating books -- check out this flyer. Students can submit their requests for books using this form (form requires that students be logged into their student (berkeley.net) accounts to access), and pickups are curbside at Willard on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 PM. Due to the November 11th holiday there will be no book pickup day next week and the next library pickup is November 18th.
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) need library volunteers immediately!
Wonderfully, our district is moving into Phase 2: (REAL!) book circulation to elementary and middle school students!
This is how it works: librarians are checking out books to students on an ongoing basis (see announcement above to learn how the Willard Library is doing this). They bag and label the books themselves, then pass them once a week to a small volunteer team to distribute to families, curb-side.
To make this all fly, we need volunteers for just a few hours each week, by school. Some schools already have their systems set, but those below do not.
Are you (or someone you know) free any of the days/times below?
· Sylvia Mendez: Mondays, 3-5pm
· Longfellow Middle: Wednesdays, 3-5pm
· Willard Middle: Wednesdays, 3-5pm
· John Muir: Thursdays, 2-4pm
· Rosa Parks: Thursdays, 8-10am
· Thousand Oaks: Fridays, 3-6pm
*** Sign-up for weekly shifts HERE ***
We are also looking for Task Runners to deliver books to families that can't make it to the school during the book pick-up times. Here's the link to the Task Runner Registration Form to sign up to deliver books to students.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT/CAREGIVER ED NIGHT - TUES, NOV 10, 7-8:30 PM
Helping Them Grow, Keeping Them Close: How to Help Your Child Have a Thriving Adolescence
Julie Johnson of Hand in Hand Parenting Please see this flyer for details and RSVP!
The Willard Update is the school's electronic newsletter, used for sending important messages from school administration and PTA to our community; the newsletters are prepared by a PTA parent volunteer (email@example.com).