Willett Updates: 5/3/2024
Posted on 05/03/2024
illustration with school supplies and banner reading "Attendance Matters"

Attendance and End Of Year Activities

With the end of the year fast approaching, classroom and school wide activities, as well as end of year assessments, are well under way. It is imperative that students finish the year strong and attend school each and every day. We do not want students to miss out on fun activities and celebrations and we also need them here to finish up their assessments and academics before time runs out. Please support us with attendance by bringing your student to school every day. Thank you!


Charge Those Chromebooks! 

As we get deeper into the testing season, students are using their Chromebooks more and more. We have been seeing students not able to test due to Chromebook batteries being depleted when they get to school. Please help us out and have your students plug in their Chromebooks before going to bed each night so that there is battery life available to complete online assessments the following day. Thank you!


Public Outreach for Strategic Fencing at Willett Elementary

As part of the Bond Program funding from Measure M, the Davis Board of Education has prioritized a total of $3 million for fencing projects across DJUSD school sites. The goal of these projects is to improve safety and access control, by deterring pedestrian traffic across school grounds during school hours and limiting the number of entry points to campus.  

Implementation of fencing projects will occur in phases with the first phase beginning at Davis Senior High School, North Davis Elementary and Willett Elementary. DJUSD presented initial proposals for fencing projects at each of the three sites in December 2023. Staff and community feedback have been valuable in revising project plans, and we invite you to attend another outreach opportunity to review and discuss the proposed fencing at Willett Elementary School. Students, families, staff, neighbors and friends are all invited!



When:         Monday, May 20, 2023

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

Second Meeting @ 5:15 p.m.

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


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 Friday, June 7, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. To learn more about Bond Projects in DJUSD visit www.djusd.net/bond.


Lost And Found

Please ask your child to swing by the lost and found during lunch to find any lost items. Our last assembly was today where classes walked 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 into 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.


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!



Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 6-10! Take a look at our Facebook or Newsletter for information on ways to participate.

PTA Social Hour next Friday, May 10th, 5-7pm at Ruhstaller Farms! Bring your kids, snacks, dogs, and join us for some low-key socializing. Check the newsletter for more details.

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:

5/6-10              Teacher Appreciation Week

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

5/20                 Strategic Fencing Outreach                3:30/5:15    Willett Library    

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