Willett Updates: December 9, 2022
Posted on 12/09/2022
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Dye The Beard Blue Day

On Monday, December 12th, the Shapiro family, our PTA auction winners, will get to color my beard blue for the day! Thank you for your auction donation.  I am excited about my future blue beard!

Principal For The Day

Congratulations to the Ozcelik family on winning the Principal for the Day auction. Thank you for your auction donation. Nehir will help me run the school on Monday, December 12th. Monday is turning out to be an exciting day!

Willett Spirit Week!!

Willett spirit week is back (brought to you by student council)! Show your Willett pride by wearing the color or theme for the day! Let’s see how many students we can get to participate. Spirit week will run the week before break, December 12th-16th.

Monday-Multiples Or Blue

            Wear blue or match your clothes with your friends.

Tuesday-Disney/Marvel Or Orange

            Wear orange or dress in your favorite Disney/Marvel attire.

Wednesday-Wacky Or Red

            Wear red or dress in your favorite wacky clothes, hairstyle or socks!

Thursday-Holiday Or Black

            Wear black or dress in your favorite holiday clothing. Any holiday will do!

Friday-Pajamas/Cozy Clothes Or Green

            Winter break is finally here. Celebrate wearing green or your pajamas or favorite 

            cozy clothes. 

Return After Winter Break

Winter break will be from December 19th through January 2nd. Elementary students will return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd. Junior high and high school students will not return on January 2nd due to a teacher workday. 

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 meetings if they are interested. 

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. 

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 

Last Days for Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates Fundraiser

Orders close THIS SUNDAY, December 11! Order a selection of Ginger Elizabeth’s artfully-crafted chocolates for yourself or a holiday gift and the PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds! You will be able to pick up your order on December 14 at Willett, just in time for the holidays. More information and order here. Share this link with local family and friends!

SAVE THE DATE! Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 28th, 2023

The Lunar New Year is quickly approaching and the Willett PTA would like to invite you to a Willett community celebration. We are seeking a planning committee of volunteers to help us. If you are interested, please click here and we will be in contact with you soon! We look forward to being together at this FREE event.

More information about the Willett PTA is included in our weekly newsletter, The Who’s News. Read online at: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter.

Upcoming Dates:

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

January 28th                           Lunar New Year Celebration 

 Have a wonderful weekend!


John Campbell


Willett Elementary