Willow Elementary

11733 E. 205th Street Lakewood, CA 90715

Phone: 562-279-7910

Fax: 562-402-9837

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We look forward to another exciting year with Willow students, staff and parents. We are excited to see our school continue to flourish and grow and become a place where ALL students learn, achieve success and are Willow WISE - “We’re Inspired to Succeed Every day”!

 

Willow continues to provide 21st century learning experiences for all students, grades TK-6th. Students attend the STEM Enrichment Lab where they engage in hands-on activities centered on the Next Generation Science Standards. Students have the opportunity to use their critical thinking and problem solving skills as they work through STEM concepts using the engineering design process. All students also attend the Technology/Media Lab, where they not only learn about computer basics (keyboarding and word processing), they also learn about digital citizenship and cybersafety as well as learn the art of coding and computer science.  Students also create multi-media presentations as a synthesis of their learning. In addition, we are proud to offer our 2nd-6th grade students 1:1 access to Google Chromebooks. The 1:1 mobile device program allows our students to engage in the 4 C’s as they collaborate and communicate ideas with their peers. Students also utilize their critical thinking skills and creativity as they participate in project based learning units.  Technology is an instructional tool that allows teachers to make learning meaningful, engaging and innovative!  The Willow staff continues to strive to use technology in ways that allow for more effective communication with our parents, families and community. 

 

Using the engineering design process with Legos!  

 

Collaboration is key in STEM learning!

 

 

Willow prides itself on being a safe, positive and welcoming school. We continue to implement our school-wide PBIS framework (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports) to ensure that all students learn and do well academically, behaviorally, and social-emotionally.  In order to achieve this goal, we have established school-wide behavioral expectations called the “PAWS” – Practice safety, Accept responsibility, Work hard, Show respect.   Students do a great job demonstrating the “PAWS” and earn special PAWbuckS that they can redeem at the Willow WISE store.  Willow also has monthly Spirit Days to celebrate the fun in school. Students have morning fitness daily and also participate in Flash Mob Fridays where the entire school dances at the weekly Willow WISE Spirit Assembly. 

 


Students redeem their PAWbuckS at the Willow WISE store each month.

 

 It’s time for our weekly dancing – Flash Mob Friday!

 

 

Parent and community partnerships are also vital to help in Willow’s growth and success. We provide several Parent University workshops for parents and host Family Nights each trimester. Willow also has an active PTA that helps with fundraising and promoting family engagement activities like Moving with Moms and Dancing with Dads. We also engage with the local community and enlist their support for our school-wide activities like Career Awareness Day, Community Read Aloud and our annual Jog-a-Zumba-Jump-a-Thon. 

 

It’s Hula time - Dancing with Dads!

 

 

Getting healthy and fit at our first Jog-a-Zumba-Jump-a-Thon! 

Completing the Family Literacy Night STEM Cup Challenge!