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Willow Canyon Wildcats

We are excited about our Wildcat performances this week!

  • Our Orchestra Concert is on Monday, December 15th at 2:00 pm and 7:15 pm.  Thank you to Joanne Andrus and our Orchestra Students for all of the hard work and preparation for this performance!
  • Our Winter Choir Performance is on Thursday, December 18th at 1:15 pm and 7:00 pm. Thank you to Carrie Wrigley for sharing her talents and giving her time so our Wildcats can have this great experience! 

We appreciate the parents and families of the students who are participating in our Choir and Orchestra performances, we acknowledge and appreciate the extra effort it takes to get students to practice sessions. Also, we appreciate the parents who helped in the mornings with choir students and supported Mrs. Wrigley.  It was very much a community effort, thank you!

Wildcats are Kind

Our focus during the month of November was reminding students to be kind to each other.  We are going to send home a form called, Acts of Kindness, for students to write about what they have done to be kind to others.  We will make a Kindness Quilt in the cafeteria during December by hanging the kindness messages together like a big square quilt. Watch for the form, it will be coming home soon so you can celebrate with your children and help them write about it and then return the form to school. Also, there is a place on the form for parents to initial.  We are excited about this and really want to celebrate with the students.  We want to thank Dr. Alec Brown, our School Psychologist, for putting this together for the students and teaching them about being kind.

We had 164 Acts of Kindness forms turned in last week.  Our Kindness Quilt is covering most of the wall in the cafeteria! We are excited to see what will be turned in this week – we are proud of our Kind Wildcats!

During our Awards Assembly, we honored thirty-six students who demonstrated they can go the extra mile and be Shining Stars by showing kindness toward their peers during school. The students received a certificate and coupon for a free kids meal at In and Out Burger. Congratulations to these students and thank you for the positive influence each of you have here at Willow Canyon. Make sure to return your Acts of Kindness forms during the month of December - we want to make a huge quilt in the cafeteria! We will be learning about the importance of honoring differences during December. 

Thank you Shauna Jorgensen, along with the Sandy City Council, for presenting Willow Canyon with a Flag from the Sandy City 13th Annual Healing FieldWe are very honored, proud, and privileged to have this flag on display in our school. Mrs. Jorgensen talked to the students about being kind, educated, and selfless during their lives and showing gratitude for our freedoms. Thank you also to The Sandy Police Department Explorers and Officer Bybee for the Color Guard presentation of the Flag.

Fifth Grade Maturation Program, click on the following link to see the dates, times, and locations


September was attendance awareness month - if a student misses one day of school every two weeks, that is 10% of learning time missed or almost four weeks of school.  Students who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are much less likely to read proficiently in third grade.

We want to encourage students to start developing good attendance habits in elementary school. We honored 156 Wildcats who attended school every day during the month of October! They received a certificate of perfect attendance and a perfect attendance pencil.

Way to Go Wildcats there were 156 students with perfect attendance, that means they were here on time and stayed the whole day.  We will do this again, so stay tuned!

The first bell rings at 8:15 am and the tardy bell is at 8:20 am.  School dismisses at 2:50 pm.    

Friday schedule for December & January

  • December 5th -  early out schedule, school dismisses at 1:05 pm
  • December 12th -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • December 19th -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • December  22nd - January 2nd - Winter recess
  • Students return to school on Monday, January 5th 
  • January 9th -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • January 16th -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • January 23rd -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • January 30th -  early out schedule, school dismisses at 1:05 pm

The Friday, early out days are January 30th, February 20th, March 27th, April 24th the schedule is listed below       

  • First through Fifth Grades: 8:20 am - 1:05 pm
  • Kindergarten: Morning Session 8:20 am - 10:20 am
  • Kindergarten: Afternoon Session 11:05 am - 1:05 pm  

School Schedule for the 2014-15 School Year

  • First through Fifth Grades: 8:20 am - 2:50 pm Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten: Morning Session 8:20 am - 11:15 am Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten: Afternoon Session 11:55 am - 2:50 pm Monday through Friday   

   Link for Nutrition Menus for both breakfast and lunch  http://canyonsdistrict.nutrislice.com                                                                     

Wildcats Follow the Wildcat Way to Success by demonstrating they know the school expectations of being safe, respectful, and responsible!

Wildcats are responsible.  If you are responsible, your teachers and parents can count on you to; 1) do what you say, 2) give your best effort, and 3) take care of the things you are accountable for doing. A responsible person is also able to independently make good choices.  If they make a mistake, they answer for their own behavior - they don't make excuses.

Wildcats are safe.  We behave in ways that keep us safe and those around us from being harmed. 

Wildcats are respectful.  Being respectful means treating others in a thoughtful and kind way.  It means we treat others the way we would like to be treated.

PTA News - Thank you PTA for all you do to support Willow Canyon!

Thank you PTA for the great Wildcat T-shirts! The students looked great on Spirit Day! It was a sea of green in our assembly and bound us together. We love Willow Canyon! Thank you also for the face painting this year, the students think it's very fun!

Keep collecting Box Tops from packages through the holiday, we will start collecting these again in January

Red and White Ribbon Week is January 20th - 23rd

 PTA Chick-fil-a Nights - A portion of all sales during the two hours is donated to Willow Canyon's PTA

  • January 13th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • March 17th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 PTA funds all of the field trips for all of the grade levels - thank you PTA and Parents for this support!

Welcome Back Wildcats!  

July 29, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are excited about starting another school year at Willow Canyon.  As in the past, we are dedicated to ensuring your child has a positive and successful learning experience.  We are also grateful for the support you provide at home that enhances your child’s learning.  

Our theme for the year is I Can Be a Shining Star and Follow the Wildcat Way. Our students will demonstrate they are Shining Stars by focusing on their academic work and mastering the grade level core.  We have support systems in place for all learners and will work to meet their needs.  We are committed to the academic success of every child.

Students can also be Shining Stars by following the Wildcat Way to successful behavior.  We provide positive reinforcement and teach all of our students how to follow the three school-wide expectations of being responsible, respectful, and safe.  Willow Canyon is committed to cultivating a positive school climate. We want all children to feel valued.

We focus on Canyons School District’s goal of every student being college, career, and citizenship ready when they graduate from high school. Elementary school provides the important foundation required for students to meet this goal.

Willow Canyon receives a lot of support from families, the PTA, and the School Community Council. We value the partnership we have with each of you, as well as our shared goal of every child feeling valued and being successful.

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

Marilyn Williams


 End of Year Report for Families, please see the Community Tab under School Community Council

We Want to Remember, Honor and Thank Our Willow Canyon Family Members Serving in the Military. We hope each of you has a nice holiday season. You will be in our hearts and minds as we celebrate.

Sergeant Daniel Swinyard – Mrs. Swinyard’s son

Kristyn Miyake – Mrs. Miyake’s daughter

Staff Sergeant Allan Clark – Mrs. Pederson’s son-in-law

Captain Beck – Mrs. Hardy-Smith’s son-in-law

Michael Watts – Mrs. Watts’ son

Baylee Lesieure's Uncle, Chris Schmiett

Laci Stoddard's Dad, Larry Stoddard

Sky Norman's Dad and Uncles, Russell Kemp

Austin Sanford's Dad, Aaron Sanford

Neil Smith's Dad, Matt Smith

Bradley Hayashi's Great-Grandfather served in Vietnam

 School Community Council Meeting Dates

October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

January 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

February 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

March 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm