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Frances Willard
201 N 4th St
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

7:55a - 3:15p

Please contact the office if your child will be absent or tardy.

Phone: 620-441-2050
Fax: 620-441-2054
Frances Willard
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held on February 13, February 14 (Half Day Pre-K only) and February 15. Students will be bringing home a note on February 7 stating their scheduled time.  Please look over the note and state whether this time will work for your family.  Please help us make our goal of 100% participation by attending your conference time. 

Valentine’s Day Box Contest

Our annual Valentine’s Box Contest will be held on February 13th for Mrs. Milliman’s Classroom and February 14th for all other classes.  This optional event is a time for students to show their creative side by designing a box.  Boxes will be judged and the top 3 winners will be determined in each classroom. Below are some guidelines for this optional contest:

  • The name of the student should not be visible. Place names on the bottom of the box.
  • We encourage all families to allow their students to make their box.
  • Boxes may be any size or shape.
  • Boxes must be here at the start of class time.


The weather has been very cold during the last couple of weeks.  As we continue through the winter months, we wanted to share information from the Parent/Student Information Handbook.  The handbook states the following – “When the air temperature or wind chill is at or below 10° the principal will exercise discretion to determine access to outdoor activity.”  Please know that we do go outside when the weather is above these temperatures.  Students should come to school dressed in appropriate winter clothing. 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Do you like green eggs and ham?  Frances Willard Elementary School will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday as well as Read Across America on Friday, March 2nd.   This family event will be held from 7:25 AM-8:30 AM.  Please mark your calendar to attend this special event.  Additional details will be sent to families.

Dates to Remember in February

  • February 5-9 – KELPA 2 Testing
  • February 7 – 5th Graders Visit Arkansas City Middle School (8:15-10:15)
  • February 12-13 – KELPA 2 Testing
  • February 13 – Valentine Box Contest and Parties for Mrs. Milliman’s Classroom
  • February 13 – PTC (Pre-K – 5) 3:30-7:00
  • February 13 – No After School Program
  • February 14 – PTC (Half Day PK) 8:00-3:30
  • February 14 – No School, Half Day Pre-K
  • February 14 – No After School Program
  • February 14 – Valentine Box Contest and Parties
  • February 15 – PTC (Pre-K – 5) 8:00-7:00
  • February 15 – No School, All Students
  • February 16 – No School, All Students
  • February 22 – Popcorn and Pickles (Half Day Pre-K)
  • February 22 – Spring Classroom and Individual Pictures
  • February 23 – Popcorn and Pickles (Full Day Pre-K, K-5)
  • February 28 – No School, All Students

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Monday’s are Frances Willard Spirit Day.  Students should wear their Frances Willard T-Shirt or blue and yellow.  


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