WILLOW PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFERING LIMITED LIBRARY SERVICES THIS SUMMER
The Willow Park Elementary School library is scheduled to be open during limited hours this summer. Learners wishing to access the library and its materials are encouraged to visit during the following dates and times:
- Tuesdays, June 14 – July 5 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM
- Wednesdays, June 15 – July 6 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM
- Thursdays, June 16 – July 7 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM
For assistance, contact Jana Potter, Library Media Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRICT RECOGNITION PARTY
Join us as we celebrate staff accomplishments and the years of service that so many have provided to West Fargo Public Schools and the community!
4:00PM – 4:30PM | Recognition Program in the Theater
4:30PM – 5:30PM | Social & Celebration in the Commons
The district recognition party will honor the 2022 – 2023 Staff of the Year Award winners, 2021 - 2022 retirees, staff accomplishments, and those meeting a significant milestone for years of service to West Fargo Public Schools. For a full list of honorees and updates, visit: https://bit.ly/3ioWpLb
Family, friends, and the community are invited to attend!
Willow Park Families,
Willow Park Elementary is a schoolwide Title I schools. Each year, the administration and staff meet to review the school’s data to determine a focus for goals and activities for the upcoming school year. Information is collected from various sources including, but not limited to, parent, staff and student surveys, demographic data, achievement data, program data and perception data. This is all compiled to review and make decisions. These plans are laid out in continuous improvement goals that elementary staff will work on throughout the upcoming school year. The following goals are our focus for the 20-21 school year.
- Willow Park Educators will collaborate in Literacy Team implementation and interdisciplinary team PLCs to monitor learner progress and make instructional changes to ensure all learners make a year worth of growth as measured by BAS.
- Through the work of Profile of a Graduate Dispositions and Tier I positive behavior supports; Willow Park educators will provide authentic positive praise to decrease learners’ disruptive behaviors and ensure that Willow Park Learners are future leaders.
- Willow Park educators will implement elements of the Marzano framework. Through ongoing professional development, coaching, and collaboration conversations, educators will create Intentional Thinking Maps that put an emphasis on priority standards and progression of learning to help guild team PLCs.
KINDERGARTEN PREREGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Preregistration for 2022 - 2023 kindergarten students is now open on the district website. Children must be five years old on, or before, July 31, 2022 to attend kindergarten in 2022 - 2023.
Prior to the first day of school, each registered child must provide a digital copy of a current immunization record, proof of identity (birth certificate, visa, I-94, or other government-issued ID), and proof of residency. If you need assistance scanning paper copies, please contact us to set up an appointment.
Families requiring technical assistance in the kindergarten preregistration process may schedule an appointment with the district registrar, Kylie Hess, by calling (701) 499-1067.
PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW
Through federal education law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualification of the teachers and paraprofessionals at our schools.
If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the school administration office at (701) 356-8360.
Upon this request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers. You will also receive information regarding the names and qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our schools.
NAME OUR NEXT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
West Fargo Public Schools invites you to participate in the naming of the district’s next elementary school, to be located west of Veterans Boulevard and north of 52nd Avenue South in Fargo’s Rocking Horse Farm 6th Addition. Through public input, we hope to give this school a name that represents our district.
Submissions are accepted Tuesday, March 1 – Thursday, March 31 via an online submission form.
Once the submission deadline has expired, each School Board member selects up to three names from the list of submitted ideas. Members then rank the names individually and discuss those that rank the highest before casting a final vote. Initial review and selection of the submitted ideas is scheduled to occur at the School Board’s April 11 meeting, with the final voting and selection scheduled for the April 25 meeting.
When submitting a name, please consider the following categories:
- Individuals — a famous local, state, or national figure who exemplifies courage, compassion, respect, honesty, or other admirable traits
- Places — locations, landmarks, or topographical features related to the school site
- Symbolism — a word or words that capture the essence of the school
DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
West Fargo Public Schools has numerous employment opportunities available, including school counselors ($44,961/year), full-time and part-time food service workers ($14.43-$14.86/hour), and a grounds worker ($17.24/hour). West Fargo Public Schools offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The salary listed for these positions is the base cash salary and excludes retirement contributions and benefits.
Additionally, the district has an extensive list of substitute opportunities for those seeking part-time work. Current openings include food service substitutes, special education paraprofessional substitutes, substitute custodians, substitute bus drivers, and various long-term substitute teaching positions.
DRESS FOR NORTH DAKOTA'S COLD WEATHER
North Dakota winter weather can be very cold and very unpredictable. To ensure children are best prepared and protected for this weather, we ask that families send all children to school with adequate winter apparel.
For students’ safety, they should leave their residence each morning with a winter jacket, mittens or gloves, a cap, and closed-toed shoes or boots. For children with a scheduled recess, snow pants, boots, and scarves are encouraged, and may be required by their school. Additionally, children’s’ bare legs should be protected from exposure to the cold; shorts, capris, and dresses or skirts (without leggings or tights) should be limited to warm weather days.
If your child tends to feel cold throughout the school day, they are encouraged to wear long sleeves, sweaters, or sweatshirts.
It is advised that any cold weather apparel, including sweatshirts and sweaters, be labeled with the child’s name. Names can be written with a permanent marker on most items’ size tags, brand label, or care tag. Labeling your child’s materials ensures they can be easily returned if lost and/or found.
The health and safety of our students is of the upmost importance to us at West Fargo Public Schools. If you need assistance providing your child with winter gear, please contact the school office for support.
Bus students remember, you will be using your bus tags to scan on and off when you are riding the bus. Please find your bus tag from last year and tie it to your backpack. Remember it should be on the right side when you have your backpack on.