5th Grade Events:  Special events planned for our graduating fifth grade students throughout their final year at Willard.  Final year events include: a Manners Lunch, Picnic, Slide Show, Social/Promotion Party, and other memorable moments. (5th Grade Package Purchase Required)

Art Docent: Is an HSA-sponsored program offered by TIC TOC (To Introduce Culture to Our Children). Each month, TicToc rotates forty collections of art and artifacts among 14 area schools. Art Docent parent volunteers go into the classrooms to discuss the art and create a project with students. 

Artwerx: Our Art Teacher and the Willard HSA present our annual student artwork display and sale. Proceeds go to purchase additional materials for our Willard Art Program.

Auction: An adults only evening out to raise funds for a worthy Willard cause!  

Bake Sales: Parent volunteers bake or purchase tasty treats for our Willard students to purchase and enjoy.


Bingo Night: A family bingo night complete with treats and prizes. All Willard families are invited to join in the fun! (Family Ticket(s) Purchased Required)

Book Fair: The book fair is a 3-day event held twice a year.  Each class will have the opportunity to shop during school hours. 


Box Tops For Education Program: Box Top collections for Willard!  Students clip and collect Box Tops for Willard. Students enjoy bringing in their Box Tops so their class can win a pajama and free homework day!


Circus Week: Annual program that kicks off with a school-wide assembly performed by artists from the Center Ring Circus. Then, over the course of a week, each student attends hands-on workshops during their regularly scheduled PE time. Workshops introduce students to activities aimed at improving motor skills, coordination, focus and boosting self-esteem. The fifth grade class works particularly closely with the artists to perfect their skills and actually plan, produce and perform in their own circus show. The week culminates with the fifth grade’s show for all the students during the day and for the parents in the evening.

Field Day: A fun, all-school event in which students participate in races and outdoor games in multi-age teams. Parents are encouraged to volunteer or just come to watch the fun!

Fourth of July Parade:  Be a part of one of Ridgewood's oldest traditions... the Fourth of July Celebration.

Frosty Fridays: After school on select Fridays, our children can purchase a frosty treat and enjoy!  

Ladies Night: An annual evening out for Willard Moms.  It’s a great opportunity to spend time with old Willard friends and make some new ones! 


Movie Night: Bring your blankets and chairs and settle in for a movie on the Willard field.  Purchase food from Willard or bring your own picnic.  All Willard family and friends are welcome.

School Photo Day: A day for our students to take their individual and class photos to create memories that last a life time!


Science Fair: Students have the option to participate in a science fair project and present their work to Willard students and families.  Students view the exhibits during the school day and parents/families are invited to visit in the evening. (Student(s) Purchase Required)


Service Day:  An annual initiative for all K-5 students that focuses on giving back to our community.  We host a Service Day assembly and hands-on break out groups then select five charities to purchase donations and create special projects.

Social Services Collections: Willard Gives Back!  Every year we sponsor a Thanksgiving Food Collection Drive, Holiday Gift Collection and Clothing Drive to give back to those in need.

Teachers Book Exchange: Help build our teacher’s classroom libraries.  We ask Willard students to bring in 1-3 gently used books that they would like to donate.  Books are collected for the teachers and we create a forum for teachers to exchange books for their libraries (as needed).

Walk to School Month:  Walk to School Month gets our students out, walking and having fun on Mrs. Hoffman’s Walking School Bus!  Twice annually; October and May.

Welcome Back Picnic: On the first day of school join us for a snack on the Willard field.  Bring your lunch, blanket and your family for some fun! 

Willard School Fair: Our students and families are invited to come and enjoy great food, games, activities and fun on the Willard field! (Student(s) Activity Band Purchase Available)


Yearbook: Our Willard Yearbook is a collection of Willard event, student, teacher and staff photos taken throughout the year.  It’s a great way to remember the year and a keepsake students will look back on for a lifetime!