Goodbye Mrs Fernandes and Hello Summer

There was a great turn out for Mrs. Fernandes’ Retirement Celebratory Ice Cream Social. The PTG Presidents, past and present, presented her with gifts for the school and for her personally from the students and the school community.  Mrs. Fernandes has certainly left an imprint on our children and her legacy will forever remain a part of Willard.

Mrs. Fernandes has captained the Willard Elementary School with excellence and we know she will hand off our school in tip top shape. We wish Pat Fernandes the best that is yet to come and we will certainly miss her!  We are so appreciative of her many years of service and dedication.  The Willard community is what it is because of the foundation she has helped to build.  Congratulations Mrs. Fernandes on your retirement.  You have had an amazing career.  Thank you for spending 17 years with us.

Mrs. Fernandes will officially start the next chapter in her life on June 30th.  Matt Lucey, the future principal of the Willard School, will begin on July 1st.

Thank you to everyone for all the support you have given the PTG this year. Whether it was helping with an event, serving on a committee or helping to run an ongoing program, all contributions, big and small, were important and greatly appreciated. The financial generosity of our Willard community kept us right on track this year. We are grateful for your generosity of time and money which make an impressive list of events and activities possible for our school.

We would like to thank the PTG Board, Committee Chairs and all committee members for their time, dedication and enthusiasm this past school year.

A calendar of Willard PTG events as well as information on volunteering will be sent this summer with the July Classroom Placement Letter. We encourage all parents to get involved in volunteering and all children to participate in the great programs we are able to offer.

On behalf of the Willard PTG, we’d like to wish all Willard families and staff a relaxing, safe and happy and healthy summer!

– Lindsay Boger and Candace Root, Co-Presidents