Willett Updates: 10/20/2023
Posted on 10/20/2023
Marquee letters reading "Movie Night" against black brick wall

Movie Night Is This Saturday

Come join me and the Willett PTA for our movie night this Saturday, October 21st from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This is a great way to get to know Willett families, give your children a fun social event, and enjoy a movie with treats! We will be showing Cruella and would love to see you at this event. 


Public Outreach for Solar Implementation at Willett Elementary

Design planning is now under way for solar implementation at Willett Elementary School. The installation of photovoltaic solar panels is a key step in our effort to expand renewable energy sources in DJUSD and at your neighborhood school site. 


Please join the DJUSD Bond Team on Monday, November 13, for two meeting opportunities to hear about these changes and share any input or thoughts you may have about this solar project. Families, staff, neighbors and friends are all invited. 



When:             Monday, November 13, 2023

Start Times:   First Meeting @ 3:30 p.m. 

Second Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Where:           Willett Elementary Library, 1207 Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA 95616 


If you are unable to attend and would like to learn more about our solar program, please scan the QR code, below. 

Public comment, questions or concerns about this project are welcomed and encouraged. We will be reviewing feedback emailed to [email protected] until the end of the public comment period on Monday, November 27, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. 



Is Your Student Missing School Due to Anxiety?

Sometimes, not wanting to attend school on a regular basis can be a sign that something else is going on with your student. If your student reports symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches, this may be a sign of anxiety, rather than physical illness. If the issue is anxiety, staying home from school can make things worse. Learn more about how you can help your student’s anxiety and attendance by visiting the District’s attendance website


Parent Education Night 10/25 - Anxiety

Are you looking for tips and resources to help your child manage anxiety? Join DJUSD and the Auburn Davis Center for DBT for a virtual PEP talk on Anxiety.

Wednesday, October 25

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Register: https://bit.ly/PEPTalk-Anxiety

We are excited to offer a monthly PEP Talk for the 2023-2024 school year. Future dates: Nov 15, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15


Check Out Lost And Found

We are approaching the end of the month with the collection of lost and found items beginning to pile up. If your child has recently lost or misplaced a jacket, water bottle, lunchbox, please have your student come by to check out lost and found in the new MPR. all items left after the end of the month will be donated. Thank you


Spirit Week Is Coming

Spirit Week will take place during the week of October 30th. Spirit Week brings our students and staff together to have fun and enjoy the holiday season. Below you will see the plan by day.

Monday – Multiples OR Wear Black

Tuesday – Wear your costume OR dress in Fall Fashion/Colors

Wednesday – Pajama day OR wear Blue

Thursday – Tear it up Sports Day – Rep your favorite sport or team OR wear pink

Friday – Rainbow Day – wear rainbow colors OR wear your class color

               6th – Red

               5th – Orange

               4th – Yellow

               3rd – Green

               2nd – Blue

               1st- Purple

               Kinder/TK – Pick your favorite color to wear: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple


Halloween Costume Guidelines

I am sure that many of you have been wondering about dressing up for Halloween this year. If your child wishes to wear a costume to school on Halloween, please pay special attention to:

  1. Costume must not interfere with learning or movement.
  2. No fake or plastic weapons of any kind.
  3. No inappropriate costumes that would violate dress code (curse words, drug/alcohol references, etc.)
  4. Accessories need to stay at home.
  5. Costume related masks are not to be worn.
  6. The school is not responsible for lost costumes or costume related items.

If you have specific questions, please let me know.



Willett Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, October 21 at 6:30pm! More info here: https://www.willettpta.org/programs-events/movie-nights

The weekly Willett PTA newsletter, The Who’s News, includes translation and accessibility options! Read and subscribe here: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter


Upcoming Dates:


10/21               Willett Outdoor Movie Night AT 6:30 p.m. More info here:


10/25               Willett Book Club 6:45-7:45 p.m.

11/9                 Elementary Teacher Work Day (No School)

11/10               Veteran’s Day

11/13-17          Conference Week (12:10 Dismissal)

                        Fall Book Fair

11/20-24          Thanksgiving Break (No School)

11/29               Picture Make-ups

                        Willett Book Club 6:45-7:45 p.m.