Willett Updates: 3/24/23
Posted on 03/24/2023
kids doing science experiment

COVID Test Kits

All students and staff will be sent home with a COVID-19 test kit again before they leave for Spring  Break. Please have your students take a COVID-19 test on April 2, the day before they return to school. If you test positive or feel any symptoms of illness on or before April 2, please stay home. If you test positive, please report using this  Covid-19 Reporting form.  All test kits we are sending home are viable and can be used even if they appear to be expired. If you have any questions about Covid-19, please email  [email protected]Thank you for continuing to keep our community safe.


Spirit Days 

Aside from the wacky weather, it was great to see students and staff celebrating our spirit week and getting in on the dress up action. Thank you to all the students and staff who dressed everyday. It brought joy to all that participated.

Coffee with the Principal

Mark your calendars for our monthly Coffee With The Principal on Friday, April 7 at 8:30 am in the new MPR. Stop by for however long works for your schedule. This is an excellent venue to check in with me, ask questions, and get to know your fellow Willett families.  Coffee will be provided!

Explorit’s Family Science Night

Explorit Science Center has been awarded American Rescue Plan funding from Yolo County to provide science night programming to seven elementary schools located in District 2 of the county. Willett is in District 2 and has been awarded this free program.  Family Science Night will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7:00 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy science activities. We need parent volunteers for this program and are asking for your help. If you are able to volunteer for this wonderful opportunity, please use the following link to sign up to volunteer. Thank you for your support.

DHS Women In STEM Club Mathalon/STEM Fair

The DHS Women in STEM Club is excited to announce that registration is open for the 4th annual Mathalon and STEM fair! The event will be hosted on April 8th, 2023 from 8:45 am-2:30 pm. The event is open to all 4th-8th graders. If you want to participate in a friendly math competition and learn more about the exciting world of STEM, sign up now! Registration closes on March 22, 2023. Learn more and register at https://sites.google.com/view/wistem-mathalon.

Rainy Day Recess Volunteers Needed

I am working to expand our indoor rainy day recess options during lunch to include art, movement, Legos, and more! To make it happen, I need some volunteer help. Parents, if you are interested in supporting Willett students during lunchtime (11:30-1pm), please contact Willett parent Daphne Leachman ([email protected]). When rain/smoke/excessive heat is in the forecast, parents would be able to volunteer using a sign-up genius. You can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like. All volunteers would complete a volunteer form and training. This would be a fun way to help out our school! 

We Want Your Legos

Do you have legos lying around that you no longer need? Tired of stepping on random legos in the dead of night? Willett will take them off your hands for use on rainy days at lunch. Bring any legos you no longer need and we will put them to good use! 

Rainy Day Drop Off 

As we get back into the rainy days of winter, there will be changes to the drop off routine. Starting Monday, March 6th, if it is raining, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will collect in the new MPR before school rather than in the hallways outside their classes. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will move to the old MPR before school. Students will stay in their MPR locations until the bell rings and their teachers come to escort them back to class. 

While the library has been open before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it will be closed on the days that we use the MPRs for students before school.

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:

April 3rd                                Student Council Meeting At Lunchtime

April 6th                                 Explorit’s Family Science NIght

April 24th                               Strings Concert

April 26th                               All City Orchestra Concert. 6:00-7:00, Willett MPR

April 28th                               Willett Jog-A-Thon