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Willett PTA Newsletter: Week of September 11, 2023
Important Upcoming Dates
9/10: Willett Yearbook Pre-sale Deadline
9/12: 4th-6th Music Program Enrollment Deadline
9/14 First Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting
9/19: Willett PTA Social & Meeting, 6:15 & 7pm (agenda below)
9/21 Kona Ice at Willett (after school)
10/2 Picture Day
10/6 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
Subscribe to the Willett PTA Calendar HERE.
Note: Fall Conference Week (11/13-11/17) dismissal is at 12:10 pm this year, not 1:30 pm.
Thank You Thank You!
Thank you, Willett Community, for making our first Willett Dessert & Family Movie Night on Friday so much fun! BIG thank yous to Luca Payne, Carrie Schulmeister, Tran And Robert Vignone, Marianne Justus, Lillian McInerney, Julie Hartley, Jongeun Choi, Chimene Keitner, Jilian Bar-Or, Naomi Olvera Stone, Christie Apodaca, Reyna Kheiter, Katie Lasker, Shirley Miller, Jaclyn Watkins, Erin Giordano, Amy Sternad, Kara Byun, Mai Nguyen, Jean Tayac, and anyone we missed who contributed snacks, treats, supplies, and help before and during the event. It was wonderful to see our community come together and we look forward to more fun at future events.
Two Deadlines: Yearbook & Music
2023-24 Willett Yearbook: Order by TONIGHT!
😊(You can also join/donate to the PTA when you pre-order your fully-supported-by PTA-volunteers yearbook!)😊
Music Program: Enroll by Tues. 9/12!
If you have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grader, be sure to consider DJUSD's incredible music program! Click the link below for information on enrollment, instruments, and parent meetings (9/12 or 9/13).
Here is a very short video about DJUSD's elementary music offerings!
What's Happening at Willett?
Active4.me Week of Sept. 4
Thanks to all the families who have recently joined Active4.me. We had 108 students who logged trips 299 trips covering 550 miles and saving 486 lbs of CO2. This is lower than last week, but we hope it will rise, as we have also been replacing many lost tags. Please consider signing up for Active4.me at: www.active4.me/Registration/willett. Paper forms are also available at the Active4.me table. We will issue your student a bar code tag when we receive the signed registration form. As always, we need volunteers. Please email email@example.com if you can help scan between 8:20 and 8:30 AM.
Important PTA Business
Kickoff PTA Meeting
Our first General Membership PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19 in the new MPR.
- Come at 6:15pm for refreshments, connections, and conversation.
- Our meeting will begin at 7pm (info for virtual option HERE)
- Have a look at the agenda HERE.
Over 55 people have joined the PTA so far!👏 Please join so all voices are represented!
Volunteer Sign Ups are Here!
Looking for little (or big) way to help out Willett? Check out our sign-up genius of current needs, such as :
- Providing snacks for the teacher's lounge once in a while
- Fostering connections among grade level students
- Book Fair Volunteer interest
- Plan events such as Lunar New Year Celebration, Movie Nights, or Silent Auction
- Teacher Appreciation Event contributions
- And more!
Volunteer as a Room Parent
Has anyone from your student's classroom volunteered as a room parent yet? Contact our PTA Willett Room Parent Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to check in and volunteer!
Have you donated to/joined your PTA yet?
Other Helpful Links
SAVE THE DATE! October 3, 5:00 PM: Davis Parent University presents Dr. Lisa Damour virtually
Looking for tools to support your child’s mental health? Please join Davis Parent University (DPU) on Tuesday, October 3 for a webinar with Lisa Damour, PhD, acclaimed clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents.
Don’t let the title fool you, Dr. Damour’s latest book can be applied to parenting a child of any age! It is an urgently needed guide to help parents understand their children’s intense and often fraught emotional lives – and how to support and prepare them for the critical developmental stage of the teen years.
WHEN: Virtual Event, Tuesday, October 3, 5-6:30 PM PDT
International Parent Community at the I-House
Are you an international family? Be sure to check out how the International House of Davis (on the corner of College Park & Russell) seeks to support the International Parent Community HERE.
Support Willett While You Shop
Nugget Scrip (cards available at Nugget)
Farm Fresh to You Produce Boxes: Farm Fresh to You will give 10% back to Willett PTA if you enter the promo code WILLETTOWLS during checkout, or add it to your Account Summary if you (or someone you know) already receives a box. Sign up and browse options here.