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Willow Canyon Wildcats

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving recess!

Winter Choir has started! Choir practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am through November and December. We want to give Carrie Wrigley a great big THANK YOU for directing the choir!

Save the date:  

  • Winter Choir Performance will be December 18th at 1:15 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Orchestra Performance will be December 15th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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 November

  • November 7th -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 p.m.
  • November 14th - students do not attend school this day
  • November 21st -  regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 p.m.
  • November 26th - 28th - Thanksgiving recess

Link to the PTA Website with information about what students learn at each grade level http://www.pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2796

School Schedule for the 2014-15 School Year

  • First through Fifth Grades: 8:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten: Morning Session 8:20 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • Kindergarten: Afternoon Session 11:55 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Monday through Friday

There are seven early out days, September 26th, October 24th, December 5th, January 30th, February 20th, March 27th, April 24th

The schedule these days is as follows

  • First through Fifth Grades: 8:20 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
  • Kindergarten: Morning Session 8:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  • Kindergarten: Afternoon Session 11:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

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

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

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.


We Want to Remember, Honor and Thank Our Willow Canyon Family Members Serving in the Military. 

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 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

February 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

March 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm