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Possible Events 
Book Fair
Twice a year Willis has a Book Fair where the students make their "wish list" and then "shop" for their books.

Box Tops
Several times a year School Box Tops are collected and are redeemed for cash for Willis.

Dress Down Day
Once a month (typically the last Friday of the month), Willis has a Dress Down Day to raise money for our Fifth Graders, where students can pay $2/month in exchange for wearing non-uniform attire. Participation is voluntary and the student's attire must comply with Manatee County's dress policy.

Field Day
Once a year Willis students from all grades are divided up into four teams to participate in various games for a day. The team that accumulates the most points have "bragging" rights for the year!










Gecko Awards
Four times a school year, students are recognized in a special awards assembly for demonstrating the Eight (8) Keys of Excellence.the Eight (8) Keys of Excellence.

​Integrity
Failure Leads to Success
Speak with Good Purpose
This is it!
Commitment
Ownership
Flexibility
Balance

At this assembly the student is given the "Gecko Magnet" and certificates from Red Elephant, Geckos, Chilis, Square One, and Jimmy Johns as awards. Parents are notified via a letter sent home in your students backpack when your student has been selected.

Spring Event
This event is Willis's second biggest fundraiser. Both Willis families and staff come together to raise money for Willis by gathering silent and live auction items including class baskets and donation baskets and services from local businesses.​


Holiday Shoppe
A store is set up for Willis student's to do their holiday shopping for their families (without mom and dads help).

Muffins with Mom/Donuts with Dad
This is a twice a year event where Willis students have breakfast with their mom, dad, or someone special.

Runner's Club
Once a week Willis Runners get together to run before school. As students complete laps they move towards the various goals and by the end of the school year many have completed the distance of a marathon. 
Every 25 laps = Small Foot Token
75 laps = Runner's Club T-Shirt
100 laps = Big Foot Token
131 laps = Marathon Token



It is Free for all Willis students and Willis families. Please wear running shoes, socks and dress accordingly for the weather. Recommend bringing water as well.
May be canceled due to weather and field conditions. After students record their laps they will be lined up and taken thru the cafeteria for breakfast or they may continue to their class.
Students may only leave the field if they are with an adult. Please add parents may not park on the grass. They may drop their children off at the field or park in the main parking lot.

Spirit Nights
Spirit Night is a fundraiser where Willis families eat at local restaurants (Chili's, and Chick-Fil-A) on specific night ... and where part of the proceeds go back to Willis. 

Staff Appreciation Week
Throughout the year we LOVE the staff, but for one week we dedicate showing our appreciation to the teachers and staff of Willis Elementary.


Walk-A-Thon
Largest Willis fundraiser. Willis student, teachers, and staff walk to raise money for Willis. Based on the amount of money each student raises, they win valuable prizes like "no homework", "free ice cream", Willis Walk-A-Thon t-shirts ... And, the chance to get Mrs. Price, Principal, to do something out of the ordinary like become a human ice cream sundae!