Willow River Elementary
Daily Announcements

Destination Imagination Teams Forming Soon! Click here for more information.

Expand Your Universe – Mentor a Child!

Do you . . .

  • Like kids?
  • Want to make a difference in a student’s life?
  • Want to get more involved with your community?

Then become a Willow River Daymaker Mentor!

A mentor is . . .

  • Someone at least 18 years of age, and
  • An individual who can be available for an hour once a week, between the hours of 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and
  • Willing to go through a school district background check.

Click here for more information on Willow River’s Daymaker Mentoring program.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Kimberly Osterhues or Sarah Flier at (715) 377-3880 or osterhka@hudson.k12.wi.us or fliersj@hudson.k12.wi.us.


This month, Willow River students are learning FOUR main ways to stand up for others when they see mean or bullying behavior. The people with the MOST power to end mean behavior is actually our students. By ignoring mean and bullying behavior, they are sending the message that it’s okay to continue doing that at Willow. But by saying something, they are letting the offender know that it is NOT okay and they are letting the victim know that they have support.

All staff purchased a “Kind is the New Cool” shirt and wore them on Friday, Oct. 20, while UPStanding students were awarded a t-shirt of their very own. Staff helped purchase half of the shirts while Willow River Parent Group purchased the other half for us.Ask your child what they have been learning in guidance class this month and chat about what method of UPStanding they feel the most comfortable with.

Willow River UPStanding students

Our amazing UPStander students!

Photo of Willow River staff members in their UPStander t-shirts

Willow River staff members support our UPStanding students!

Family Boot Camp Returns!

Willow River Elementary students, staff and families are invited to participate in Family Boot Camp! Boot Camp is held on the first Thursday of every month. The first session will be on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the gym.

Click here for more information.

Attendance Matters!

Students must attend school regularly to benefit from what is taught. Lost instructional time can result in achievement gaps. Please call the Attendance Line at (715) 377-3882 to report your child’s absence each day he/she is gone. A parent’s written note is required when your student returns to school.

Please obtain notes from the doctor/dentist when your child has an appointment. Doctor/dentist notes provide the school with the proper verification to excuse your child’s absence.

Whenever possible, family vacations should be taken when school is not in session. When a student will miss school for a family vacation, please notify the school prior to the absence by completing a Family Vacation Request form.

Dismissal Tips

  • Parents and guardians may pick up younger students (Kindergarten and 1st Grade children) in the school Atrium. The school’s interior doors automatically unlock at 3:35 p.m., allowing parents to enter the building.
  • Older students may meet their parent outside at dismissal; please have an agreed-upon designated location to meet your child.
  • When the adult crossing guards finish their shift, they will do a sweep for any students who have not been picked up (typically by 3:55 p.m.) and bring those students to the office. Parents will be contacted and will need to come to the office to pick up their child.