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Wendy Winzenried
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Willow Canyon Wildcats

Congratulations Mrs. Winzenried - Willow Canyon Teacher of the Year!

April is perfect attendance month! Students who come on time and stay until the end of the day, every day in April, will be honored at the end of the month. There were 156 students during October and 159 during February, let's see if we can top that in April.

Spring Choir was a fabulous show! Through the music we learned how to be kind Wildcats. Thank you for all of your support parents and thank you to Carrie Wrigley for keeping this great tradition alive at Willow Canyon. 

The links below take you to Mrs. Wrigley's website. She has been composing songs for Willow Canyon since 2001.

Home Page

http://impactmusic4kids.org

Spring Concert Page - Participating students may use this link to see the songs and lyrics and practice over the next few weeks.

http://impactmusic4kids.org/4-sheet-music/character-education1/121-willow-canyon-choir-spring-2015

Link to the music

 

Please see the link below for more information about the elementary schedule next year. Willow Canyon is very grateful for the work of the Task Force, District Administration, and the Canyons District Board of Education for the work, process, and thought they put into the schedule. Willow Canyon is in District 5, our Board Member is Steve Wrigley. We appreciate his work on our behalf.

Schedule Link: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/3314-new-schedule-to-improve-elementary-education-in-2015-2016

Congratulations to the 38 students who received awards for being empowered and having confidence! 

Congratulations to our 38 students who recieved awards for putting forth their best effort! Wildcats strive to do their best work each day in school. During January we learned about effort, each child being focused and putting forth their best effort, even when it is hard. We are proud of our Wildcats.

Wildcats are Kind - we had 164 acts if kindness during December.

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

http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/3089-fifth-grade-maturation-programs

Why attendance is so important - 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.

There were 156 students with perfect attendance in October and 159 in February.  

The Wildcat challenge for April is to have more than 159 students with perfect attendance!

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 April, May, and June:

  • April 2nd - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • April 10th - spring recess
  • April 17th - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • April 24th - early out schedule, school dismisses at 1:05 pm
  • May 1st - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • May 8th - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • May 15th - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • May 22nd - students do not attend school
  • May 29th - regular schedule, school dismisses at 2:50 pm
  • June 5th - last day of school 

The last Friday early out day is 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!

 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

Principal

 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. 

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 - Please go to the Community tab for more information

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