Willett Updates: 4/26/2024
Posted on 04/26/2024
starry background with text "May the 4th Be With You"

May The Fourth Be With You, Almost

Willett has a tradition of wearing Star Wars related gear on May 4th each year. This year, May 4th lands on a Saturday. For this reason, we will move “May the fourth be with you” up to May 3rd which is next Friday. I am inviting all students and staff to wear Star Wars related apparel to school to honor this tradition. Please, no blasters or light sabers. Thank you

The Strings Assembly Was Fantastic

On Wednesday our Strings students put on two fantastic assemblies for our students and staff. They played with all their hearts and their devotion to their instrument made them sound amazing. Mr. Tan and Ms. Cooley did a wonderful job preparing and leading the students through their performance. The spring concert is coming up next month on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Brunelle Theater at Davis High School. Please come support our musicians! 

Lost And Found

Our lost and found is overflowing now that the weather is warmer. On average, I am picking up 5-10 jackets per day. Please ask your child to swing by the lost and found during lunch to find any lost items. Our next assembly is May 3rd when classes will walk through lost and found. Anything left over will go to donation so please send your children through before it is too late.  

i-Ready And CAASPP Testing

As we move through April and May, i-Ready diagnostic testing and CAASPP state testing will be administered. The best ways you can support your students during testing includes the following:

  1. Set a bedtime to ensure your child has enough rest to come in with a strong mind.

  2. Monitor online time to ensure that digital burnout does not affect testing.

  3. A balanced breakfast each morning keeps energy levels up. Students can also take advantage of our second breakfast at first recess.

  4. Positive reinforcement works wonders in keeping testing anxiety down and positive self-esteem at a high.

ECE facilities at Willett

On April 8, 2024, DJUSD will present a placement proposal for Early Childhood Education (ECE) requisite facilities at Willett Elementary. Public feedback is instrumental in informing our decisions. To finalize site plans for ECE facility construction at your neighborhood school, we invite you to attend an additional public outreach opportunity. 

The DJUSD Bond Team welcomes families, staff, neighbors and friends for two meeting opportunities on Monday, April 29, to learn about potential revisions and provide feedback on this important project. 

Public Meeting Invitation 


When:             Monday, April 29, 2024

Start Times:    First Meeting @ 3:45 p.m.

Second Meeting @ 5:15 p.m.

Where:            Willett Elementary School Library, 1207 Sycamore Ln., Davis, CA 95616

If you are unable to attend and would like to learn more about our ECE Requisite Facilities program please visit www.djusd.net/bond/ece

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, May 13, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. 

Bike Rodeo

The City of Davis Police are hosting a bike rodeo at our school as part of our school’s bicycle skills program. With the help of volunteers, they will be conducting a Bike Rodeo on May 22nd. The bike rodeo is a simple and fun activity to teach your child important bicycle safety skills. The event consists of a number of stations that allow your child to learn and practice proper bicycling skills. In order for your child to participate, the following is required:

  • You must review, sign, and return the release form which will be sent home with students in the coming weeks.

  • Children must bring their own bike, wear a bicycle helmet and shoes that fasten, no flip-flops allowed.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Coffee with the Principal

Please join us for our LAST Coffee with the Principal on Friday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the MPR. We will be joined by 5th grade teacher Mr. Simi who will let us know about the wide variety of Willett lunchtime activities he has been organizing this year. Coffee will be provided by the PTA!


Yearbook order deadline is this coming Tuesday, April 30th, 2024. You can purchase one HERE. School Code is 715293. Note that all 6th graders will be gifted a yearbook from the PTA. We have a limited quantity so order soon!

SAVE THE DATE for Willett’s End of Year Celebration! Join us on Friday, May 31 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Get ready for food trucks, water slides, obstacle courses, carnival games, and more! Look for more details and information on ways to help in upcoming PTA newsletters.

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

Upcoming Dates:

5/8                   Willett Spring Concert                        7:00 p.m.    Brunelle Theater

5/22                 Bike Rodeo                                         TBD

5/27                 Memorial Day                                     No School

5/31                 Willett End Of Year Celebration         5:00-7:00 p.m.

6/6                   Last Day Of School