District 6 Community Honoree

The Willow Glen Foundation Awarded District 6 Community Honoree

It was with great pride that the Board of the Willow Glen Middle & High School Foundation accepted the District 6 Community Honoree Award from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed at his State of the City Address on February 9, 2012.

We are grateful to Councilmember Pierluigi Olivero for his nomination and for his dedicated support of public school education. The Board is also deeply grateful to each of our member donors; it is your money that makes it possible for us to fulfill our goal to offer Superior Programs and Academic Excellence in Willow Glen.

Thanks to all!

Recruitment for 2012/13 School Year

The Foundation is looking to grow its volunteer base of passionate parents, teachers,
administrators and community members. We believe in a public school education and
want to make Willow Glen Middle & High School the very BEST they can be. But we
need your help to make that happen. Please consider volunteering as you are able –-
There are many opportunities to suit every ability and available time!

The following Board Position are open for the 2012/13 school year:

  • President
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Vice President
  • Communications

We also need help with a number of smaller jobs and projects for the remainder of
this school year and next year.

  • Help us with mailings to our donors and potential donors
  • Help with Back-to-School membership drives
  • Coordinate the senior scholarships the Foundation awards
  • Help plan assemblies, in partnership with Hickelbees, to bring famous authors
    to WGMS
  • Volunteer in one of the many positions related to the Tasting & Auction
  • Head up or help with the Silent Auction
  • Solicit corporate donations
  • Help the Foundation write grants
  • Assist in collecting pictures and writing the Foundation’s Annual Report
  • Design promotional materials as needed
  • Research, write and promote the monthly e-newsletter for elementary schools
  • Help plan and implement the High School’s “College & Career Day”

Does one of these sound like something you’d be willing to take on? … Please let us know!

10th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction

Join us for the 2012 Wine Tasting & Auction!


Support the programs and special activities that make our local Middle School and High School even better!

10th Annual
Wine Tasting & Auction
Willow Glen Public Library
Sunday, November 6, 2011
3:00 – 7:00 pm

The ticket price is deductible to the extent allowed by law (Tax I.D. #46-2106211)

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Admission for the general public is $5 per person (payable to Hicklebees) and good toward the purchase of ‘Wonderstruck.’ The Willow Glen Foundation has bought copies of Mr. Selznick’s new book for classroom use. If your student would like his/her own personal copy, Hicklebees will sell copies for $29.99 plus tax at this event as well as other books by Mr. Selznick’s. Cash or check payable to Hicklebees.

About Brian Selznick

Acclaimed New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Brian Selznick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with the intention of becoming a set designer for the theater. However, after spending three years selling books and designing window displays for a children’s bookstore in Manhattan, he was inspired to create children’s books of his own. His books have received many awards and distinctions, including a Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and a Robert F. Sibert Honor for When Marian Sang. Brian divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. A boy named Ben longs for the father he has never known. A girl named Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room, and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to and what they are missing. Ben’s story, set in 1977, is told entirely with words, while Rose’s story, set fty years earlier, is told entirely with pictures. The two stories weave back and forth before ultimately coming together.

Rich, complex, aecting, and beautiful—with over 460 pages of original artwork — Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.