Willow Canyon Wildcats

 Willow Canyon Summer Activities - We had several students play bingo over the summer! Thank you for the great participation!

 

Thank you KSL Morning News, Lori Prichard, Andrew Wittenberg, Shara Park, and Grant Weyman for coming back and being part of our assembly to introduce our buddy bench! The morning news team rocks!

KSL News and Harlem Globetrotters

Willow Canyon was lucky to have a visit from KSL Morning News (Lori Pritchard, Andrew Wittenburg and Shara Park) as well as a member of the Harlem Globetrotter team. One of our 3rd graders, Qwade, received the “High Five” award from KSL for working with the principal to implement a “Buddy Bench” out on our playground. This bench will be a place where students can go if they don’t have anyone to play with, then others can go and invite them to join in on their games. Quade read about “Buddy Benches” in the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid book and wanted to have one at our school as well.

The member of the Harlem Globetrotter team, “Buckets,” spoke to the students about the importance of standing up to bullies and what to do when they see others not being treated kindly. “Buckets” taught them the “ABC’s” of bullying-Action, Bravery, and Compassion. 

This assembly was recorded by KSL news and will be aired on Monday, February 6th at 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. It might also be on during their evening news broadcast. Set your DVR’s to record it.

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pdfChristmas Choir Lyrics


Mrs. Comer's Techniteer Troupe

This year Willow Canyon is excited to offer an after school program that is centered around computer science. This is an 8 week session that is offered to 4th and 5th graders. Your child will receive an application on Monday, September 26th. The 2 page application will need to be filled out and returned to Mrs. Comer or their grade level teacher no later than Thursday, September 29th. Any questions feel free to email Mrs. Comer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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pdfStudent Application


Thank you Alta View Hospital!  They have made many donations to Willow Canyon over the past three years! We are very grateful for this partnership.


Follow Willow Canyon on Social Media to stay informed and to see all the great things going on at our school:

Instagram: willowcanyonelementary

Facebook: Willow Canyon Elementary

Twitter: @WCWildcats


 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to another amazing Willow Canyon school year! We are excited that your children will be attending school with us.  We want you to know that we are dedicated to ensuring your child has a positive and successful learning experience.  The support you provide is greatly valued and makes a difference for your child’s success.

As your child’s school, our primary goal is to understand and meet student needs for learning.  Willow Canyon offers a multi-tiered system of supports involving enrichment activities to extend student learning strengths, and focused interventions to support specific learning needs.  We provide positive behavior interventions and supports and teach your child how to manage his or her own behavior during the school day.  Willow Canyon teachers are knowledgeable, dedicated, talented, and maintain high achievement expectations for all students.  We want every student to be successful.

We are focused on meeting 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.

The Willow Canyon community is wonderful!  We feel fortunate to have the support that is provided from the families and also the PTA and 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 soon!

Marilyn Williams, Principal

 


Congratulations Mrs. Mart!  

Willow Canyon's Teacher of the Year!


 Thank you Miss Winter for making Willow Canyon a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School and teaching us about Internet safety! 


Link to sign up as a volunteer to go on field trips, help during PTA activities, or help in classrooms. This process has to be completed every school year, it doesn't carry over from year to year.

https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteer/

Willow Canyon's Schedule for the 2016 School Year

Grades 1 - 5

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Kindergarten

AM Session

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 11:00 AM

Friday, school dismisses at 10:20 AM

PM Session

Monday – Thursday, school starts at 12:15 PM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school starts at 11:15 AM

Please note this is one hour earlier than the start time Monday – Thursday

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Students participate in Brain Booster sessions with trained instructional technicians while teachers participate in professional learning community time. Teachers consider student performance data and plan instruction.  This time is very important for meeting Willow Canyon’s goal of every student being successful. 

Willow Canyon’s Brain Booster Schedule

Grade levels will participate in weekly Brain Booster sessions on the following days

Tuesday 

  • First Grade
  • AM Kindergarten 
  • PM Kindergarten 

Wednesday

  • Second Grade
  • Fifth Grade
  • Extended Core

Thursday

  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Brain Booster subjects are Physical Education, Art, STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math), and Library. The classes have specific curriculum aligned with Utah's State Core Standards for each subject and are thirty minutes long.  


School Community Council - please see the "Community" tab above for more information.

Meeting Schedule

February 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

March 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

June 3, 2013

Principal’s Monday Minute


Dear Parents and Guardians:

It has been a pleasure to meet all of you and get to know your children. I am looking forward to next school year and excited to be at Willow Canyon!  Thank you for all of the support you have provided as parents through this past school year.

The schedule for this week is listed below. 
  • Monday, June 3 –
    • Mrs. Comer’s class end of year picnic
  • Tuesday, June 4 –
    • Fourth grade field trip to Buttercup Park at  9:00 am
    • Third grade field trip to Wildflower Park at 10:00 am
    • First grade Field Day at 9:00 am, they will also participate in the June 5th Field Day
    • Kindergarten field trip to Wheeler Farm at 9:30 am
    • Mrs. Hunsaker’s Class Graduation at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 5 –
    • Field Day for the school – thank you PTA!
    • DK Openhouse for Miss Tew’s class
  • Thursday, June 6 –
    • Fourth Grade field trip to Buttercup Park at 9:00 am
    • First Grade walking to the Sandy Fire Station at 12:15 pm
  • Friday, June 7 – Last day of school, thank you for a great year!
    • 5th and 6th Grade Volley Ball Game outside
    • Dance Festival at 11:35 am in the gym
    • School dismissed at 12:20 pm
  • Breakfast and lunch will not be served on the last day of school.  Mrs. Arndt will be trying to close out accounts for the year. If you have any questions about your balance, please call or email her at 801-826-9625 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you fourth grade for the Utah Wax Museum. We learned a lot about famous people who were born in Utah.  Thank you parents for the great costumes and helping with research.

Thank you to the fifth and sixth grade students for sharing their talents with us during Monday Meeting.  Thank you also to the teachers and Mr. Hatton!

We need your help! Field Day is on Wednesday, June 5th this year. The PTA still needs volunteers to help in the afternoon from1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for the fifth and sixth grades. If you have time and can help, please call or text Amanda Cole at 801-856-6974and let her know what hours you are available to help. Thank you in advance.  We are so grateful for the many hours that are volunteered at Willow Canyon!

Registration for next school year will be completed online.  The Canyons Communication Department will be sending out letters on May 24th describing the enrollment process. This letter will contain each student’s Family ID number.  Please keep this letter, as you will need the Family ID number when the registration portal opens July 29th. We will be here at the school to assist you with any questions as you go through the registration process in August.  

NEW FAMILIES, there will be a walk in registration at the school on Tuesday, August 6th from 12:00 noon to 6:30 pm. We will be here to assist you with the process. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization record.

Middle School Transition Update! The Eastmont Administration, PTSA President, and PTSA Board are working to ensure that your students have a smooth transition into middle school. 
  • The Peer- to- Peer Middle School Orientation here at Willow Canyon on Friday, May 31st at 8:30 am was great. Your student received two handouts to help him/her with the transition. These will be helpful for you as you talk to your child about the move to middle school.  We want to thank all of the students and adult PTSA members who visited Willow Canyon and Carrie Wrigley for all of the time she has spent on our behalf.
  • Remember “Meet the New Principal” event on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm.

Ms. Pearson from the Sandy Library visited the school and told us about some great things going on there during the summer, remember to keep reading during the summer.

Have a great summer!

Marilyn Williams

May 28, 2013

Principal’s Monday Minute


Dear Parents and Guardians:

The schedule for this week is listed below. 
  • Monday, May 27
    • Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 28
    • Regular school day
  • Wednesday, May 29
    • Regular school day
  • Thursday, May 30
    • Miss Winter’s class field trip to Wild Flower Park at 10:30 am
    • Real Soccer Assembly at 2:00 pm in the gym
  • Friday, May 31
    • 8:30 am in the Kiva, Eastmont Middle School PTSA Peer-to-Peer Orientation for fifth and sixth grade students
    • Fourth grade Wax Museum starting at 9:15 am in the fourth grade area
We want to thank Joanne Andrus for working all year with the Orchestra students and the wonderful “Spring Fling Concert.” This was an amazing performance. Mrs. Andrus and the students have been working on this since last October.  Some of the students in the Orchestra had not played an instrument before. Their performance was flawless! This is a great opportunity for all students who would like to learn to play a string instrument and really master this in one year. If your child is interested, please let us know and we will start a list of students for next year. To have Mrs. Andrus as a teacher is something to take advantage of, she helps students develop their skills well enough to continue playing after they leave Willow Canyon. 

School Community Council (SCC) Update. Jackie Smith talked to the audience at the Orchestra Concert for a few minutes about the SCC elections next fall. Information will be sent out the first week of school requesting nominations for SCC. These nominations (you can nominate yourself) should be sent back by August 23rd and then the voting will happen on August 29th during Back to School Night. We want to encourage involvement in School Community Council. We work as partners in your child’s education and parent SCC and/or PTA involvement strengthens the school. Everything you do at home to support your child is vital and greatly appreciated. Serving on the SCC provides an opportunity to work with other parents and the school to give input and learn more about Willow Canyon.
Reminder from last week! Field Day is on Wednesday, June 5th. The PTA needs volunteers to help between the hours of 8:15 am and 2:30 pm. They need 32 volunteers to help with the game stations.  If you have some time and can help, please email Amanda Cole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let her know what hours you are available to help. Thank you in advance.  We are so grateful for the many hours that are volunteered at Willow Canyon!

Middle School Transition Update Reminder! The Eastmont Administration, PTSA President, and PTSA Board are working to ensure that your students have a smooth transition into middle school.  Some activities coming up that your children can participate in and meet new Eastmont friends are listed below. We appreciate the work that has gone into making this transition a good one for all of our students.

  • Peer to Peer Middle School Orientation here at Willow Canyon on Friday, May 31st at 8:30 am. The PTSA Student Board will be here to answer questions.
  • “Meet the New Principal” event on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm


We hope everyone has a great week!

Marilyn Williams

May 20, 2013

Principal's Monday Minute


Dear Parents and Guardians:

The schedule for this week is listed below. 

  • Monday, May 20
    • Regular school day
  • Tuesday, May 21
    • Regular school day
    • School Community Council Meeting at 3:30 pm in the Media Center
  • Wednesday, May 22
    • Regular school day
  • Thursday, May 23
    • Regular school day
    • Orchestra Concert at 7:00 pm. Please join us for this great evening of music. Mrs. Joanne Andrus and the students have worked very hard to put together a great program. We are excited and appreciate all of the time they have spent preparing for the program.
  • Friday, May 24
    • Orchestra Concert for the school at 10:30 am
 
The fifth grade program was great last Friday, THANK YOU teachers, students, and parents!

Field Day is on Wednesday, June 5th this year. The PTA needs volunteers to help between the hours of 8:15 am and 2:30 pm. Theyneed 32 volunteers to help with the game stations.  If you have some time and can help, please email Amanda Cole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know what hours you are available to help. Thank you in advance.  We are so grateful for the many hours that are volunteered at Willow Canyon!

Registration for next school year will be completed online. The Canyons Communication Department will be sending out letters on May 24th describing the enrollment process. This letter will contain each student’s Family ID number.  Please keep this letter, as you will need the Family ID number when the registration portal opens July 29th.  We will be here at the school to assist you with any questions as you go through the registration process in August.

Middle School Transition Update! The Eastmont Administration, PTSA President, and PTSA Board are working to ensure that your students have a smooth transition into middle school.  Some activities coming up that your children can participate in and meet new Eastmont friends are listed below. We appreciate the work that has gone into making this transition a good one for all of our students.
  • LuAnne Gustafson Cleanup Day, on Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 pm at Eastmont
  • Peer to Peer Middle School Orientation here at Willow Canyon on Friday, May 31st at 8:30 am. The PTSA Student Board will be here to answer questions.
  • “Meet the New Principal” event on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm
 
We hope everyone has a great week!

Marilyn Williams










May 13, 2013

Principal's Monday Minute

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The schedule for this week is listed below. 
  • Monday, May 13
    • Regular school day
  • Tuesday, May 14
    • Regular school day
    • PTA Board Meeting 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 15
    • Sports Day for Ms. Tew’s and Ms. Hunsaker’s classes
    • Sports Day send off from the school at 8:45 am on the south side of the building.
  • Thursday, May 16
    • Second grade field trip to Utah Museum of Natural History leaving at 9:15 am and returning at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, May 17
    • The Fifth Grade Program starts at 9:00 am with the parade to follow.  Everyone wear red, white, or blue to support fifth grade and look patriotic!
We want to thank the PTA, all of the parents, and the Student Council members who worked to make Teacher Appreciation Week one of gratitude and celebration for all of the teachers. 

Save the date reminder: Thursday, May 23rd is the Orchestra Concert.  Also, Willow Canyon School Community Council (SCC) will have information about the election process. 

We have been working with Eastmont Middle School’s Administration and PTSA President Carrie Wrigley to support our fifth and sixth grade students who will be going to middle school next year. We want to send a warm “farewell” to Principal Jan Sterzer and thank her for all she has done to support incoming Willow Canyon students.

Save the date: June 5th starting at 6:30pm at Eastmont Middle School, Meet the Principal Night. Stacy Kurtzhals will be the new Principal at Eastmont starting next year.  She is a wonderful administrator. You will be very pleased as you work through this transition with Ms. Kurtzhals and the faculty and staff at Eastmont. 

We are always happy to see parents here eating breakfast and/or lunch with the children. When you come over, please check in at the office before going to the cafeteria.  Also, the door on the north side of the building in the cafeteria will be closed in the mornings. Please remind your children to enter in the front doors of the school to eat breakfast in the morning.

Have a great week and thank you for all of your support!

Marilyn Williams

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