The Wikipedia definition of picnic is, “a family oriented meal taken outdoors (al fresco) as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an
interesting view, or else in conjunction with a public event.”

We hope you will be able to join your Willow Wood family members in our annual end of the year picnics. The picnics take place on our scenic hill on the playground. It is a time to gather and celebrate another memorable year of learning, growth and community. The picnics will take place the week of May 21. 

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We are offering three additional new exciting enrichment options for the 2018/19 School Year! Take a look:

Hola and Bonjour
Introduction to the languages of Spanish and French through songs, games and hands-on activities.

Yoga and Creative Expressions
Children will improve their flexibility, strength and coordination as they are guided through various yoga poses, movement and exercise. This will allow them to experience body awareness, concentration and relaxation. After yoga, children will be immersed in a variety of artistic and creative experiences; expanding their open ended thinking, developing hand eye coordination and fueling their imagination.

Hi-Five Sports Club
Hi-Five Sports Club is designed around team sports, and other physical activities, helping young children build confidence and self-esteem. The various sports activities encourage the development of language, large and small motor skills, social and emotional skills as well as the importance of teamwork. Children will eat their packed lunch in the Hi-Five party area. Transportation available from Willow Wood Preschool to Hi-Five Sports for the first 11 kids signing up that want transportation. The van is equipped with booster seats. Hi-Five is insured for transportation.

Please contact Julie McCauley (assistant registrar) for more information!

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By:  Sue Cornelo, Director

The Alliance for Early Childhood provides our community with a multitude of opportunities to better understand and enhance the lives of our young children. In March, The Alliance sponsored an afternoon with Tuesday’s Child, Behavior Management Experts in Chicago. The discussion was enlightening, uplifting, humorous and educational. Many of Willow Wood’s staff members were in attendance and took away new strategies and ideas to implement in the classrooms.
 

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Thanks to all of our friends and families who joined us in the Great Hall for our annual Family Sing on a cold and snowy Monday night!  We had such fun singing and dancing with Mrs. Clemmitt and all of our teachers!

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Songs and Snuggles is a new class for babies 6 months to 18 months of age with Willow Wood's favorite music teacher, Mrs. Clemmitt!  Mrs. Clemmitt helps develop and nurture a love of music in our youngest little ones through fun singing games, puppets, and musical instruments.  Session One starts January 22, 2018 and will be held Mondays from 9:10am-9:40 in the nursery on the second floor of the Christ Church building.  Click here to download the registration form.  

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Tea School Days is 10/9-10/16!  Shop here using the code SDF17WILLOW to receive 15% off the entire site and have 15% of your total donated to Willow Wood.  Sale runs 10/9-10/16!

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© 2017 Brian M. Jones (Baxbox.com)

We had such a great time at Play, Learn, Grow with all of our friends, families, and partners!  Thank you again to everyone who attended and made the event a success.  We loved spending the day with you and can't wait to do it again next year!

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On Sunday, September 24, Willow Wood will host Play, Learn, Grow, a one-of-a-kind, community-wide fundraising event where your children can play creatively outdoors, learn about nature, and experience first-hand the origin of healthy food.

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We had a fun and festive week spent celebrating the 4th of July with all of our Willow Wood friends!  

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Willow Wood students, families, and friends kicked off summer with a fun playdate at Hubbard Woods Park last week.

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We currently are raising funds for a new, state-of-the-art playground!  While we welcome any gift, there are three Leadership Levels that we hope you will consider.  Each Leadership Level gift will be acknowledged with a leaf embossed with the name of your choosing, which will hang on our beautiful donor tree!

Play $200+

Learn $500+

Grow $1,000

Please mail your checks to Willow Wood Preschool, 684 Oak Street, P.O. Box 362, Winnetka, IL 60093 and indicate the name to be embossed on your donor leaf (if applicable).  If you have questions or are interested in other naming opportunities, please contact Mimi Doyle, mimi.m.doyle@gmail.com

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