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"The Willow Pledge" (raise right hand) I come to Willow school to learn in a safe, secure, and protected environment. I will work hard each day to do my best. I believe I can be a good student. I can learn. I will learn. Your student will be bringing home the pledge to hang on the refrigerator to practice. Today was our first practice!
The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is in the books! The students started their day by being greeted by the Willow Team.

Green is for St. Patrick’s Day and Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham!

Mrs. Gonzalez and Ms. Arnett’s kindergarten students voted on whether they would like the green eggs. As you can see, they thought they were ...

Congratulations to Mrs. Burton’s 2nd-grade student for moving to the second round of the Elementary School Culinary Competition! On March 20th he will participate in a live competition at Everett High School for 5-8:00.

Good luck “G”! We can’t wait to hear about how you did!

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This morning we celebrated our 3rd annual Lansing Leaders in Literacy Day event! Our Willow students thrived on the one-on-one time with their volunteer (approximately 200 people!) as they shared the book, “We’re all Wonders”. Every student will be bringing a hardcover book home to share with their family.

We are so grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers who took the time out of their day to make a lasting impression on our students and to foster the love of literacy.

The Lansing Leaders and Literacy Day is almost here! This year the featured book is “We're All Wonders” by R. J. Palacio, and the message for our students is to choose kindness.

Event Details for our parent and community volunteers:

Parking: please park either in the main parking lot, on the side streets, or in the designated spots on the lawn. School starts at 8:30, if you are coming early please try to avoid the bus zone.


Registration: registration opens at 8:40 and will be located at the doors closest to the school parking lot

Training: all volunteers new to the Lansing Leaders and Literacy Day must attend a brief training. Trainings will be offered on a rotating basis between 8:50 – 9:25 in rooms 128 and 126. If you are a veteran reader you are not required to attend a training, we just ask that you preview the featured book We’re All Wonders by watching the following video to prepare yourself for the event: We're All Wonders Training Video.


8:40 – 9:40 Registration & breakfast

8:50 – 9:25 Training Sessions

8:50 – Room 128 and 126

9:05 – Room 126

9:10 – Room 128

9:20 – Room 126

9:25 – Room 128

9:40 – Welcome

9:50 – Group Picture

9:55 – Volunteers transition to classrooms

10:00 – Reading and activities with students

10:55 – Wrap-up and surveys

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“Play is the highest form of research.”
~ Albert Einstein

This morning Mrs. Miller, Ms. Sipe and 6 parents took their very excited students to Impression 5! The high interest areas included water play, the grocery, pulleys, and making shadows. Upon returning to their class the GSRP students learned more about force and motion.

Using the link below you can sign up for student-led conferences! You have a variety of options to meet your needs. The conference allows your student the chance to showcase all of their hard work. There will also be family engagement events during the conferences.

Our goal is 100% attendance!

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Friday we had four wonderful visitors share their love of literacy with our students! Dr. Coscarella, Ms. Underwood, Ms. Fisk, and Ms. Seida interacted with our students so positively and are welcome to come back whenever they can.

Thank you to Ms. Suzy Corbin and Ms. Rheagan Henderson for reading to our kindergarten and 2/3rd grade students today! Our students are enjoying the visitors and we love having our Lansing school district employees visit!

If you are interested in reading to our Willow students please contact the main office! Not only during March is reading month, but whenever your schedule allows.

Thank you to all of the families that attended our Kindergarten Registration yesterday! We had twice the amount of students visit this year than last year!

If you missed the initial registration you are welcome to contact the main office at any time to register your student for the 2018-2019 school year. The registration process can be completed by bringing your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, and immunization records.


Good snowy morning!

Just a reminder:

Thursday, March 8th, at 3:30 the Parent Action Committee (PAC) in the library. Our topics will include tax preparation, attendance information, and literacy information. All families in attendance will get the opportunity to shop for any adult clothing items from the Willow Clothing Closet!


Friday, March 9th, is popcorn day. If you child ordered popcorn on our previous sale day that order will be fulfilled.

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Lansing School District

Lansing School District families,

Buses may be slightly delayed due to winter weather conditions today, Wednesday March 7, 2018. Today is also a Late Start Wedn...esday. Robo calls will be placed for any buses over 15 minutes late.

If you have transportation questions, please call (517) 319-8360.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Thank you to our Lansing School District readers who spent time with one of our 1st-grade classes and the GSRP class! Ms. Camela Diaz and Ms. Tiffany Campbell were wonderful readers and shared their love of literacy.

Tuesday, March 6th, from 1-7:00 Willow Elementary School will host Kindergarten Registration.

Our current families and incoming families will have the opportunity to meet just a few members of the Willow Team.

We would like to introduce three members of the team, Principal Lonzo and our kindergarten teaching team comprised of Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Ethington. Please see the comment below our team member pictures so you can learn more about the team that you will meet at ...registration.

We are so excited to see our family grow next year with new Willow Lions 🦁!

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Willow families and incoming families, please join us this Tuesday for kindergarten registration! You will have the opportunity to meet our amazing kindergarten teachers from 1-7:00 on Tuesday, March 6th.

If you have a student who is currently enrolled in kindergarten at Willow there is NO SCHOOL for them on Tuesday!

We are so excited to meet our new students who will quickly become part of the Willow family.

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