Each Grade receives a classroom grant that they use to purchase software, applications or something that will support the education of their students in-class. In addition, we fund classroom enrichment items for use by teachers in their classroom through our Research and Development Grants.
The HSA helps our Library staff implement various programs such as Willard student participation in the Ridgewood Public Library's Reading Marathon to help promote a love of reading in our students. In addition to their Book Fairs and Birthday Book program.
Our Willard Directory is an indispensable resource consulted regularly by our families, faculty, and staff. With 500 students and 350 families our parents rely on the use of contact data in this valuable resource. Many of our parents are appreciative of the local businesses’ that advertise with us and support our students making a point of frequenting our sponsor establishments as a Thank You for supporting our school and our children!
The HSA brings a diverse offering of presentations, assemblies and workshops to the students of Willard. We provide funds for in-house events that support and enhance each grade's curriculum. Enrichment assemblies focus on anti-bullying, kindness, nature, science and various other important topics.
AGE FRIENDLY WILLARD
In partnership with Age Friendly Ridgewood, is a free Willard (HSA) sponsored program which organizes Willard Family volunteers who are interested in assisting our 65+ neighbors in our Willard School district area with everyday tasks they need help with.
The Willard yearbook records the school year's highlights. It contains wonderful photos of our classes, clubs, assemblies, events and programs. It is a great memory book which will be reviewed for many years to come!
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.
The Willard Cares program supports our Willard Families during their time of need. We help provide meal trains and other assistance in periods of difficulty. Our Scholarship fund helps us fund activities for students who cannot afford to pay for activities, supplies or events. Our Service Day event is central to our Willard Cares philosophy. On this day we engage our students in a day of giving through a school wide service day project and donation collection to meet the specific needs of five local charities. In addition, our Social Services program which includes our Thanksgiving food collection, holiday gift collection for families in need and our Big Brothers Big Sisters Clothing collection all provide valuable services to those in need.