Willett Updates: 4/7/23
Posted on 04/07/2023
chalkboard with open house text and school supplies

Open House Is Next Week

You are cordially invited to the 2023 Willett Open House on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:00-7:00 PM. Come by your student’s classroom to see the hard work that has been put into student learning and achievement. Teachers will have their doors open for families to come and visit and would love to see you in the classroom. Hope to see you there! 

Explorit’s Family Science Night Was A Success

Thank you to all the families who volunteered and brought family members to the science night on Thursday. An estimated 300 community members attended and enjoyed fossils, earthquake simulations, healthy eating habits, and much much more! It was a joy filled event that was fun to be a part of. Thank you Explorit for providing this unique opportunity. 

Candy At School

I am asking for help regarding students bringing candy and/or chips to school. Students have been bringing candy and chips to school and sharing them, which causes concern about spreading of illness. Please remind your children to leave candy/chips at home. Thank you

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! 

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 12th                               Open House

April 24th                               Strings Concert

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

April 28th                               Willett Jog-A-Thon