Family Access

If you have forgotten your Family Access information, please contact the Willow River Main Office at (715) 377-3880.

Daily Announcements

2016 Read-A-Thon
"For the Love of Reading"
Feb. 1st - Feb. 12th

Dates to Remember:

Log Your Minutes: Feb 1st - Feb. 12th
Turn in Your Minutes and Money: Feb. 17th (or earlier)
Join Us on Feb. 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. for a family reading night!

Teachers and Principal Osterhues will be calling in the evenings throughout the Read-A-Thon to check to see if they can "catch" kids reading! If caught, students will be recognized on the Wolf Report during morning announcements and will have their photo featured in the school's main entry.

The top 2 readers in each class, based on minutes read, will enjoy donuts with Mrs. Osterhues during the week following the Read-A-Thon. The top fundraising class will enjoy an ice cream sundae party!

Happy Reading!!

Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences - Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, 2016
Online scheduling for Parent/Teacher Conferences will begin on Thursday, Jan. 28th. Parents/guardians may schedule parent/teacher conferences online through Family and Student Access.
Willow River Elementary would like all conferences scheduled by Friday, Feb. 12th. You will need your Family Access Login and Password to schedule for your student.  If you do not know your Login/Password, please contact the office at 715-377-3880.
Only one 15-minute conference is scheduled per student. As in the past, we continue to encourage parents in split families to attend the same conference time. Please coordinate who will log into Family Access, choose the time slot, and communicate the time to the other parent. Thanks in advance for your help with this additional step! Also, if you have more than one student at Willow River, you will need to schedule a conference time for each of your students. Remember to leave time between appointments to allow yourself "travel time" between classrooms (e.g., schedule first conference at 4:15, schedule second conference at 4:45).
The link for Family Access is also located on the school's web page, in the center column, directly above the Daily Announcements.

Click here
for directions to assist you with the conference scheduling process.

Family Vacation Requests

Whenever possible, family vacations should be taken when school is not in session. When circumstances require a student to miss school for a family vacation, the parent/guardian must notify the school prior to the absence and complete the Family Vacation Request form. Failure to notify the school through the Family Vacation Request form and/or make up work missed may result in an unexcused absence.

Family Vacation Request Form


12th Annual Willow River Music & Art Show

Friday, April 22, 2016

Willow River Elementary School Receives High Ranking from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Willow River Elementary continues to exceed expectations, according to the most recent report card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All schools in the Hudson School District have continued their high rankings by exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards.

To view Willow River Elementary School's report card, click here.

Check out the Willow River Parent Group website!

Just Moved? Not sure what school your child will be attending? Check your address using the link below.

Student Transportation Information and Form

Please use the link below to submit a request for student busing.

Lunch/Recess Schedule

Kindergarten 11:15-12:00
First Grade 11:30-12:15
Second Grade 12:00-12:45
Third Grade 11:45-12:30
Fourth Grade 12:30-1:15
Fifth Grade 12:15-1:00

School Lunch Cost 
Elementary Student  $2.00
Adult $3.15              
Milk  $.35
Snack  $.50 

Students eat lunch first, then go to recess. You are invited to come and eat lunch with your child. If you are joining us for lunch, please send a note in the morning with your choice or call the Main Office so we have enough food for everyone! 
(See link for Lunch menu below.)

From the Principal

Welcome to the Willow River webpage! Willow River Elementary is situated in the heart of the beautiful historic center of Hudson. Through the work of a dedicated, hard working staff and an active parent group, Willow River Elementary creates an educational environment that allows students to thrive by embracing best educational practices, philosophies and beliefs with a global vision.
We look forward to working with our families and community in our effort of raising student learning through a great year filled with an abundance of teamwork. I am looking forward to working with you. Come join our learning community.
Educationally Yours,
Kimberly Osterhues
“When you know that someone believes in you, it makes it easier to believe in yourself”

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 17
Read-A-Thon Minutes and Monies Due!

Thursday, February 18
Book Fair
3:15 - 9:00pm
Evening Parent Teacher Confernces

Tuesday, February 23
5th Grade Choral Festival
HS Auditorium
Thursday, February 25
Book Fair
3:15 - 9:00pm
Evening Parent Teacher Confernces


Today, 2/14/2016
High: 18 Low: 13
Chance snow
51% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/15/2016
High: 31 Low: 20
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.