Willett Updates December 2, 2022
Posted on 12/02/2022
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Pickup And Drop Off Reminder

Attention parents, please remember that the front parking lot is for staff use only before school, during school, and after school. Parents need to park off site and walk their students on campus. There have also been some families who are entering the parking lot in their cars from the exit. This poses a danger to all who are leaving the lot and to others who may be walking their students out near that exit. For student safety, please walk students on to campus and do not use the parking lot to drop off or pick up students.

CHiP’s For Kids Toy Drive

Once a year, the California Highway Patrol conducts a toy drive. “CHiP’s for Kids”, is a statewide charitable event to benefit the children of California and help provide a happy holiday to families in need. CHiP’s for Kids has collected thousands of toys and distributed them back into the communities we serve. A crucial part of CHiP’s for Kids success is the donations and support we receive from community members and from local businesses.

On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at 1:30 on the blacktop, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Woodland Area office will begin collecting toys. If your family would like to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to school and stuff the patrol car with your donated gift. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

Student Council Is Back At Willett

Student council presents a unique opportunity for intermediate students to learn organization, leadership, and teamwork skills. Students on the student council will help plan activities for the school.  Student council will meet once a month during the intermediate lunch from 12:15-12:45 and will be led by Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Inouye.  5th and 6th graders are invited to bring their lunch and come to the first meeting if they are interested. Our next meeting will be Monday, December  7th in Mrs. Hayes room F-28. We hope to see you there. 

Halloween Candy

Parents, we need your help. Now that Halloween has come and gone, please check your students lunches and backpacks and leave the Halloween candy at home. Candy sharing and eating at the wrong time is becoming an issue. 

The Willett Spelling Bee Is Back

The Willett Spelling Bee is back for 2022/23. Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades will begin classroom competitions for interested students over the next few weeks. Classroom champions will then go forward to compete in the school competition on January 19th. The school champion qualifies for the California Regional Spelling Bee semifinals. If the Willett champion makes it past the semifinals, the next step is the California Regional Spelling Bee. The California regional champion that advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So exciting!

We Want Your Games

Do you have unused board games, card games, etc. Willett would love to have them. We are collecting used games to use during lunch time when we are on a rainy day schedule. If you have a used game that you no longer use, please donate the game to Willett to be used as a lunchtime activity.

Lost & Found

As the weather has been changing, we have collected a large number of water bottles, coats, jackets, and sweatshirts in our lost and found. If your student has been missing an item, please swing by the old mpr and ask to take a look. Weather permitting, we will bring the lost & found items out during the week leading up to the winter break.

Paraeducator Position Available

Willett currently has an open paraeducator position available on our site. The paraeducator position would be support for math and ELA across multiple grade levels. The hours would be 19.75 hours per week. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please use the link below to apply.

Paraeducator II - .49 FTE, Willett Elementary School, School Year, 19.6 hours/week, $15.30-$17.86/hour.

Playground Aide Position Available

Willett is currently looking for 1-2 more playground aides to support students during our lunchtime. The hours would be from 11:45-1:00, five days a week.If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please use the link below to apply.

Playground Aide - .1563 FTE, Willett Elementary School, 6.25 hours/week, 3 Positions, School Year, Monday-Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., $15.30-$16.20/hour.

The Who’s News 

The Willett PTA is excited to offer GingerElizabeth Chocolates (owned by a Willett family) for a winter holiday fundraiser! Order a selection of Ginger’s artfully-crafted chocolates for yourself or a holiday gift. You will be able to pick up your order on December 14 at Willett or Dos Coyotes, just in time for the holidays. The PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds. For orders and details, go here: https://ginger-elizabeth.cheddarup.com. Please share this link with friends and family!

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. Read online at: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter.

Upcoming Dates:

December 5th            Student Council

December 14th        CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive

December 14th        Willett Book Club Meeting

December 19th-January 1st    Winter Break (No School)

January 9th            Student Council

January 16th            MLK Day (No School)

January 19th            Willett Spelling Bee

January 20th            Winter Chorus Concert

January 23rd-27th        6th Grade Trip To Sly Park