Willow Springs School News, 5/20/2024

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Our students showed their appreciation for our staff and for Mr. Taylor.

Dear Willow Springs families,

As we rapidly approach the end of this school year, there is so much to look back on and to feel gratitude and joy for. This has been an incredible school year packed full of opportunities for our students and our community to come together to make learning and growing a positive experiences for all. We have accomplished so much because of YOU and the support you give our students and our staff on a daily basis.

We recently celebrated Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week and each day we were showered with treats. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! Included in the weeklong celebration was an opportunity for students to write notes of appreciation to Mr. Taylor. As you can see in the picture above, our students had a lot to say! Mr. Taylor slays all day and he is really nice and kind! :)

Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting last week. We are really looking forward to meeting our new families during the summer for some playground get togethers.

Thank you for sending us your best every day! #Willow Pride

Dylan Taylor, Principal

Ipsa Stringer, Assistant Principal

Laura Tapper, Assistant Principal

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Willow's Calendar

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

  • May 20 - Parent Input Forms Due
  • May 20 - 24 SOL Testing: Makeup Tests
  • May 22 - Silent Auction Ends
  • May 22 - Kindergarten Orientation, 4:30 PM, Cafeteria
  • May 23 - Chorus Concert, 7 PM, Cafeteria
  • Spirit Day: Beach Bash
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday-No School
  • May 29 - WSES Writing Club Book Release & Celebration
  • May 29 - Library Books Due
  • May 30 - WSES News Team End of Year Celebration
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Medieval Day
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Celebration
  • June 12 - Last Day of School - 2-hour early release, 2 p.m.

Parent Input forms due May 20

Parent Input Forms Due TODAY!

Our planning for the 24-25 school year has begun! To assist in this process of class placement decisions, we invite you to provide some information about your child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

Your child’s current and upcoming classroom teachers work together with specialists and the grade level team to make class placement decisions for the coming school year. As part of this process, they will review the information obtained from you via the parent input form consider the information relevant to the class assignment.

Willow Springs has an incredible staff! Please do not request a specific teacher. Please complete the parent input form by May 20th! If you have more than one child enrolled at Willow Springs, please fill out ONE form per child.

24-25 Parent Input Form

The form can also be found on the Willow Springs Website Homepage.

The silent auction is now live so place your bids before it is too late!

Silent Auction

WSES' annual and highly popular silent auction is now live. Use the link below to browse all the great offerings and place your bid before bidding ends on Wednesday. 

2024 Willow Springs Elementary School Auction | Free Online Silent Auction Fundraisers | 32auctions

SOL makeup tests are being given this week.

SOL Testing:

Makeups & Retakes

SOL testing for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues. This week, students who were absent on the day of testing will have the opportunity to take a makeup test. For specific dates and times, please communicate with your child's teacher.

Remediation Retakes will be administered next week. 

24-25 Student Intention Form 

The Student Intention form 2024-25 is used by FCPS staff to project each school's total enrollment for the next school year. The form only needs to be completed if your child will NOT be returning to Willow Springs or FCPS next year. Do NOT complete the form if your student is moving on to an FCPS middle school. 

The form can also be found on the Willow Springs Website Homepage.

6th graders are holding a food drive to benefit WCFM.

WCFM Food Drive

The sixth grade has once again partnered with the SCA to spread the word about the need for shelves to be restocked.

Last year we collected 1,200 pounds of supplies and we are on the way to meeting or exceeding that amount this year. The donations have been steadily coming in. Let's keep it going. Donate today!

Library books due May 29th.

Library Books Due Soon!

All library items are due back to our Willow Springs Library by Wednesday, May 29th.  Please make sure that your child has returned all books or has paid any lost/damaged book fees by that time.  Use the Destiny Discover link if you need to see what is on your student’s account.  Have the student log in with their Google account and click on “My Stuff” to see what is checked out.  Email Amy Hurley at achurley@fcps.edu if you have any questions.


Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found rack is FULL of sweaters, hoodies, and coats! If your child has lost an article of clothing this year, PLEASE remind them to check the lost and found rack in the lobby. We also welcome parents to check it when you stop by our school.

Items not claimed by the last day of school will be donated to a local community organization serving families in need.

Willow Waves

Willow Waves:

Student Produced Podcasts

This season on Willow Waves, we're thrilled to bring your ears a lineup of episodes that promise to intrigue, educate, and entertain. Our diverse array of topics ensures there's something for everyone from tech enthusiasts to nature lovers to those looking to learn about a new topic.

Listen now!

Kindergarten Registration

 Register Your Five-Year-Old for Kindergarten

Online Registration is Open!

Online registration for all FCPS students for the 2024-25 school year is now available. Learn about the online registration process.

After registration is complete the student will be ready for orientation or any other introductory events Willow Springs may host. 

Registering your child early helps schools prepare and ensure they have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Parents/caregivers may prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. For details and language support, please visit the Kindergarten Registration page.

Willow  Springs' Farmers Market is open every Friday after school.

Willow Springs Farmers Market 

Willow Springs Farmers Market opened on Friday, April 19 and runs through Friday, June 7!

Eat healthy and local while supporting our after-school Garden Club and STEAM activities.


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