Battle of the Books
*** Battle of the Books is on hold for this year. It may start in January.
Battle of the Books is a fun extracurricular activity offered for fourth and fifth graders. It is a reading incentive program where students read books and work together during competitions to demonstrate their knowledge of the books they have read. Team members read at least 7 out of 15 books selected for this year's competition. Teams will be formed and compete against each other by answering questions related to the 15 books. Teams score points for correctly identifying the book and author. The winner of the Willow Creek battle will move on to compete against other elementary schools at the district competition.
Destination ImagiNation is an international problem-solving competition for students that promotes three lifelong values: creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. It encourages students to cooperatively devise solutions to challenges and then present them in unique and creative ways. Willow Creek has participated in Destination ImagiNation for many years and has an excellent record of success. To find out how to get involved at Willow Creek, keep an eye out for the parents' meeting flyer that will be sent out later this fall.
*** Kids, Ink. is currently on hold.
Kids, Ink. is a newspaper written by children for children. Members of Kids, Ink. work throughout the year to write articles about Willow Creek happenings. They also create game pages, comic strips, interesting fact bulletins, and develop surveys that are important to Willow Creek students. Throughout the year, members will research topics of interest, cover school events, set-up interviews, and edit and electronically publish newspapers.
Third, fourth and fifth grade students meet on select Mondays from 2:45 - 3:15 p.m., September through May. During the year writers will gain newspaper background knowledge, learn how to interview, write articles, edit, and publish their very own electronic newspaper. In addition to the meetings, Kids, Ink. members have to make the time commitment to work on their individual articles outside of school. This unscheduled time may include setting up and completing interviews, writing drafts, meeting with other newspaper members, and gathering information and research for future articles. While Kids, Ink. members work very hard, they also have a great time.
If you have any questions, please contact Miss Tokarchik at 720-554-3956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lego Robotics teams are being finalized and will be meeting from the first week of September until mid-December. Teams meet on various days of the week from 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Under the guidance of our PTO, parent volunteers provide our students with a variety of multicultural experiences. Many of these take place during Red Ribbon Week.
Student Council meetings are established in the beginning of the school year. It is open to any student, grades 3-5, interested in working together for Willow Creek. In the past, these students have participated in several community service projects, raised funds to purchase items for the school, shown appreciation for staff and teachers, communicated important information to their peers, and helped develop and encourage school pride and spirit.
The Council consists of at least two representatives from each third, fourth, and fifth grade class. Fourth and fifth graders can run for Student Council leadership positions (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer). Representatives make the commitment to participate in fundraisers, school programs, and community service projects.
The faculty sponsors are Peg Link and Mike Mizones.
This Year's Projects:
- To Be Determined
- Giving Tree
- Smencils and Candygram fundraiser
- Green Ribbon Week to raise money for World Wildlife Fund
- Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Foundation