Willett Updates: 2/16/2024
Posted on 02/16/2024
rainbow with text reading TK & Kindergarten

No School Monday

A quick reminder that school will not be in session on Monday, February 19th due to the President’s Day holiday.

TK/Kinder Information Night

Families who have students entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten are invited to our information night on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the new MPR. A review of the program, meeting with the teachers, and enrollment questions will be addressed. 

Black History Month

“The time is always right to do what is right.”-Martin Luther King Jr.

Library Overdue Notices Next Week

Next week, Mr. Fluetsch will be emailing notices for students who have library books more than 1 month overdue.  If you get a notice, please help your child look for their missing book(s) and return them to Willett. Library books may be returned directly to the library, placed in the blue bin near the parking lot and bike racks or returned to the classroom. 

Thank You PTA

Thank you PTA for the delicious lunch you provided for the Willett staff on Valentine’s Day. It was a wonderful lunch that we all enjoyed. We are so appreciative of the meal.

We Need Your Rubik's Cubes

Do you have an old Rubik’s cube lying around? Are you tired of trying to solve it? You can donate any Rubik’s cube to Willett to be used on rainy days during lunch. As long as it is complete and usable, we will gladly reuse it during rainy day lunch. 

DHS WISTEM Mathelon And STEM Fair

The Davis Senior High School Women in STEM Club is hosting their 4th annual Mathalon and STEM fair on Saturday, April 13th at Davis HIgh School. This is a fun opportunity for students (3rd-8th grade) to compete in a friendly math competition and introduce students to the exciting world of math and STEM. There will be prizes for winners! If you’d like to register or learn more information about this event, please check out the website (https://sites.google.com/view/wistem-mathalon) or email them at [email protected].

Education Through Music Family Hour

Come join other Willett families, as well as Caezar Chavez families for a family fun event with music, movement, and story-telling for grades K-5 on Friday, February 23rd at Chavez Elementary. (older/younger siblings welcome)

Sponsored by the Davis School Arts Foundation Grant. Hosted by your music teacher, Mrs. Cooley, and friends from the non-profit Richards Institute of Education and Research. 

Free! For more information & to reserve one of the 80 family spots please register at this link:


If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Da Vinci Family Nights For 6th Graders

Interested in joining Da Vinci Charter Academy?  Please join us for one of our family information nights at 6pm on either Thursday, February 15th or Wednesday February 21st at Da Vinci High School (1400 E. 8th Street).  At this event, you’ll hear from Da Vinci students about the benefits of our program. We encourage you to bring your students with you to the presentation. Questions? Contact Amy Hannon-Korynta at: [email protected]

Attendance (Did You Know?)

Nationally, Kindergarten and 1st grade classes often have absenteeism rates as high as those in high school. Many of these absences are excused, but they still add up to lost time in the classroom.

DJUSD February PEP Talk

PRIDE Parenting Skills

Wednesday February 21

6:00-7:30 p.m. via zoom

Presented by Communicare+OLE

This PEP talk is centered around learning parenting skills to help improve your relationship with your child. PRIDE skills (P-Praise, R-Reflect, I-Imitate, D-Describe, E-Enjoy) are helpful in teaching children which behaviors are desired through the use of selective attention. 

Register here: https://bit.ly/PEPTalk-PRIDEParentingSkills

For more information including recordings of past PEP Talks, please visit our PEP Talk webpage.


Please join us on Tuesday, February 20 at 7pmin the Willett staff lounge for our Willett PTA meeting. Meeting agenda and optional virtual link are posted on our PTA website HERE.

Read about and register for our March 8th Jog-a-Thon on our PTA website HERE!

Read and subscribe to the Willett PTA Newsletter: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter


Upcoming Dates:

2/19        Presidents Day                        No School

2/20        TK/Kinder Information Night    6:00 p.m.    New MPR

2/28        Willett Book Club                    6:45-7:45

3/6         Free Books Giveaway              1:30-2:00    Willett Quad

3/8         Jog-A-Thon    

3/18-22  Conference Week                    1:30Dismissal

              Spring Book Fair

3/25-29  Spring Break

4/10       Open House