Willett Updates: 8/25/23
Posted on 08/25/2023
coffee mug with text reading Coffee with the Principal

Wonderful First Week

The energy that the students brought to the school this week was electric. All those smiling faces made for a warm welcome back and a great start to the new year. Seeing students and staff excited as the year began made for an atmosphere that felt like home. I hope you are hearing at home about how great school has been as I have seen it first hand this week. I want to thank the Willett parents for sharing their children and a special thanks to my staff for making the start of school a success.


Back To School Night

The turnout for BTSN was wonderful with parents and teachers getting to know each other to learn about the upcoming year. With all the information that was shared, you may have had questions afterward that you would still like to ask. Please reach out to your classroom teacher if you still have questions, or you can reach out to me and I will fact find for you!


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]


Electronic Devices

At BTSN on Wednesday, many parents were asking about the use of personal devices by students during the school day. Students are allowed to bring smart phones and smart watches to school as long as they are not in use during the school day. Checking the time or using the device as a means of checking a medical condition are acceptable uses during the school day. Messaging or calling parents or friends during the school day would not be an acceptable use of these devices. If a student needs to contact their parents, they should come to the office and ask the front office staff to contact parents for them. If students abuse the use of devices, I would be contacting parents and students may lose the option to use devices at school.


Join The Willett Chorus!

The Willett Chorus is back, and ready for another great year full of fun songs! This group of singers is for any Willett student in 3rd-6th grade, and is directed by Ms. Lindsay. We meet twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday), before school (7:45-8:20 a.m.) in the new MPR. The first day of chorus will be on Tuesday, September 5th, and there will be permission slips available online and in the office by next week. Parents, please fill out a permission slip and either return it to the office or send it with your student on the first day of chorus! 


Elementary Music

Elementary music enrollment is now open. Elementary music consists of Band and Strings classes for grades 4,5, and 6. Click on this link for more information.


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.


Parking Lot Reminder

Parents may not use the parking lot for pick up and drop off. Parents are urged to use neighboring streets off of Sycamore Lane to park and walk students into campus drop off areas. Our parking lots are for staff only and are closed to parents. This is for safety as students will be walking in the walkways near those areas.  We encourage walking or riding bikes for families that are living close to school. 

Please walk your student to the dropoff areas using the North entry walkway near the bike racks or the South entry walkway near the new MPR. Walking through our hedge at the front of the school to cut across the parking lot can be dangerous and is not permitted.


Coffee With The Principal

Join me on Friday, September 1st at 8:30 a.m. in the new Willett MPR for coffee and conversation! This is a great venue to meet other parents, learn about what is happening on campus, and ask questions. These meetings take place on the first Friday of each month immediately after drop off. Questions? Email [email protected].


The Who’s News 

The Willett PTA publishes a weekly newsletter, The Who’s News. It includes information that every Willett family can use: dates, event info, ways to help, and more. Looking for that August school lunch menu? Want to connect with more Willett families? Want to learn more about the PTA? Read online at: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter.


 Upcoming Dates:

9/1                   Coffee with the Principal

9/4                   No School (Labor Day)

9/8                   Willett Dessert & Movie Night

9/19                 Willett PTA Meeting