Principal's Message

June 2020



Dear Willamette families,

Congratulations- we did it! As we celebrated the end of our unprecedented school year with our Willamette Wave yesterday, the strength and connection of our community was evident yet again.  We want to extend our appreciation for the grace, patience, and support you provided each of us on this journey of distance learning. We also want to thank you for your partnership as you helped your child navigate the various digital platforms and resources during this time.  We know distance learning likely resulted in shifts to your family dynamics, routines, and schedules that took time to adjust to. Thank you for digging deep into your well of patience and perseverance!


At our 5th Grade Celebrations today, which featured each child reflecting on the growth they have made through their primary school years, I shared this quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  Even as we continue facing the challenges ahead, I know our experiences and the commitment of our staff and community will lead us to be even more skilled as we welcome our students back next year.  As plans for the fall unfold, my plan is to update you along the way. 

A few other notes:

  • Progress reports will be mailed home next week. Accompanying each progress report will be a letter from me detailing the various report card marks and a letter from teachers detailing which units of study were addressed during distance learning and which units of study were not fully addressed due to our school closure.
  • I hope you consider having your child sign up for our summer google classroom. Within this classroom, you will find links to resources in math, reading, writing, science, and Spanish to help your child continue to grow. This classroom will be managed by Ms. Minor and I during the summer, where we will post new science activities and writing prompts each week for your child to complete. If you are interested in having your child join the West Linn Summer Reading Program (and I hope you are!) you will find links to this within the classroom. Please use the code gt3qtse to join our Willamette Summer Google Classroom and let us know if you need any help!


While many summer plans have been put on hold, I  hope you find creative ways to enjoy the season.  Please do not hesitate to contact us throughout the summer with any questions you have- I can always be reached via email and will be happy to address any questions or concerns.


With care,