Willett Updates: January 6, 2023
Posted on 01/06/2023
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Biome Student Presentations In 2nd Grade

A huge shout out goes to Ms. Carlson and her 2nd grade class on their presentations of biomes. I gained a better understanding of the desert from the small group presentation I observed and was amazed at the time, energy, and knowledge that all the students put into their presentations. For those parents who were there for the presentations, thank you for coming. You should be very proud of your students for their efforts.

Parent University

Due to increased community interest and to ensure the safety of those who are planning to attend, Davis Parent University's January 11 event with Rachel Pepper will be held online and not in person as originally scheduled.  Holding this event virtually ensures that it is conducive to learning for our entire community.

Please go to www.davisparentuniversity.com at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 11 to watch a video of Rachel's lecture and her Q&A with moderator Pamela Wu.”

Student Drop Off On Rainy Days

Student arrival on rainy days can become problematic in keeping students out of the rain. To support us, please drop students off for school as close to 8:25 as possible to cut down on students collecting/playing in the rain. We really appreciate it!

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.

Lunar New Celebration on Saturday, January 28th from 1-3pm

I am looking forward to our upcoming Willett Lunar New Year Celebration! Come join us for crafts, games, a special Lion Dance performance and snacks from all around East and Southeast Asia. This school-wide community event is a great time to celebrate our wonderfully rich school culture. Thank you in advance to all of the volunteers who have contributed to plan this exciting event. We look forward to seeing you there to help wish our Willett families a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

The Who’s News 

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:

January 9th                             Student Council

January 16th                           MLK Day (No School)

January 19th                           Willett Spelling Bee

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

January 28th                           Lunar New Year Celebration 

 Have a wonderful weekend!


John Campbell


Willett Elementary