Willett Updates: 9/8/2023
Posted on 09/08/2023
Safety vest with text reading Volunteers Needed

Playground Aide Parent Volunteers Needed

Parents, do you have free time at lunchtime? Do you like to get a midday walk in and watch students have fun and play? I have just the volunteer job for you! Willett is in need of volunteers for playground aides at lunch. The time would be from 11:45-1:00 on sunny days and 11:30-1:00 on rainy/inclement weather days. If you are interested in supporting the school with midday supervision, please let me know and we can discuss the details.


Safety Week Is Coming The Week Of September 18th

Willett students and staff practice safety week twice a year with our first happening the week of September 18th. We typically begin the week practicing a fire/evacuation drill. We move on to shelter in place/lockdown drills that take place in the classroom. Towards the end of the week we move on to the earthquake and teacher down drills which can happen in the classroom or out on the playground. These drills are great practice for students and staff alike and prepare us for emergencies that may arise during the school year. We hope these drills do not alarm students and we will run through the drills in a manner that allows us to be prepared if we should ever need to use them. Thank you for supporting us in keeping our students safe!


Pictures Day Is Coming In October

This year, picture day will take place on October 2nd. Picture day information, online ordering, and the customer advocate team are all available at mydorian.com. Search for Robert E. Willett Elementary and click on the green order button or yellow help button associated with our picture day. You can order online now and for up to four days after picture day.

Here are some helpful tips to make picture day great!

  • Schedule haircuts 7-10 days prior to picture day.

  • Wear simple clothing. Solid shirts or small patterns, along with sleeves, photograph best.

          A simple collared shirt is a timeless classic.

  • Avoid logos and text on clothing. Graphics or wording may not photograph completely and can become partially cropped out of your picture.



We hope to see you this evening at our Willett Dessert & Family Movie Night starting at 5:30pm!  More information HERE.

The Willett Yearbook early-bird pricing ends THIS SUNDAY, 9/10! Visit the Willett PTA store to join the PTA, donate, purchase Willett t-shirts and sweatshirts, and pre-order the 2023-24 Willett Yearbook. https://willett-elementary-pta.cheddarup.com

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




Dungeons And Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club starts Thursday, September 14th. Mr. Fluetsch is hosting this club for 5th and 6th graders. It will meet during lunch from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the library classroom (D16). Students may bring their lunches to the club. We have everything students need to begin playing. Both new and experienced players are welcome to attend.

If you have questions, please email Mr. Fluetsch at [email protected]  

Willett Book Club

Please join the Willett Library as we continue a Willett tradition with our book club. The first meeting is Wednesday, September 27  6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the Willett Library. Reading together is a great way for families to bond. Book Club allows us to make those same connections with other people on our campus.  If you love reading or just want to learn to love reading, this is the place for you.  Anything and everything can happen in a book!

For more information, our flyer can be found here: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F12oo2HXyWpFCMgcCN_ZU9N083roXbQTeT7zmIV9xEB_8%2Fedit%3Fusp%3Dsharing&data=05%7C01%7Cjcampbell%40djusd.net%7Cf128f912ea1c4673672608dba410d6c4%7Cffeaaba7f17b4005868826a67d89300a%7C1%7C0%7C638284164474172271%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=QXLkzk6waypvLqF73U6grFq1N1j7KneEYp3PN3ReJE0%3D&reserved=0

If you have questions, please email Mr. Fluetsch at [email protected]


Lost And Found

This year, our lost and found will be housed in our new MPR. Lost and found items will be dropped in the new MPR and will be available for viewing at the end of each month. We will display these items in our main quad at the end of each month for you to locate anything that was lost during the month. Items that are not claimed will be bagged and delivered to a local organization that helps homeless/people in need. During conference week, we will also display lost and found items for one last peak before it is delivered to the organization. If your child is missing anything, please have them check with their classroom teacher so we can support students in reclaiming lost items.

Upcoming Dates:

9/8          Willett Dessert & Movie Night

9/10        Yearbook Pre-sale Deadline

9/12        4th-6th Music Program Enrollment Deadline

9/18-22   Safety Week

9/19        Willett PTA Meeting

9/25        Robotics Club First Meeting

10/2        Picture Day

10/9        Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)