Williams Parent Bulletin

March 2023

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We're on the move in March!

Welcome to March and congratulations to our students as they close their second trimester of school! I'd like to express our gratitude to all of the families that participated in last month's Family Focus Group. I'd also like to thank everyone for joining last week's Read Across America Spirit Week activities! We were especially impressed by our students' design entries for the Read Across America Bookmark Contest. A winner was chosen from every grade level (winning entries below).

We look forward to more parent engagement throughout March. We'll start with a free-dress day tomorrow for Spring Pictures (March 7th). This Friday, we'll be celebrating the last day of second trimester by inviting families to our Trimester 2 Family Picnic on March 10th (please see the flyer below). Students will also have an End of the Trimester Early Dismissal day on Friday. Dismissal times will be as follows:

  • TK: 8:00-11:51 AM
  • K: 8:00-12:15 PM
  • Grades 1-3: 8:00-12:35 PM
  • Grades 4-5: 8:00-12:45 PM

We are excited to invite everyone to our Spring Open House on March 23rd. After many student and teacher requests to bring the book fair back, I am happy to report that our PTA will also be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair during Open House week: March 20-24.

Not to be left out, our Healthy Start partners will be reaching out to parents and offering workshops where parents can learn strategies to manage their children's behavior, communication and much more. They will be covering super relevant topics such as mental health, social media, healthy relationships, and more. Please see their flyer below for more information on their 6-week series.

Toward the end of the month, our TK and Kindergarten teams will be holding early Spring Parent Conferences from March 27-31. TK/K will be on an early dismissal schedule this week so that teachers may meet with parents.

Ms. Granado

School Principal

Read Across America Bookmark Winners

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Character Counts Trait - Trustworthiness

This month we will be celebrating the character trait of "trustworthiness." We invite staff and students to wear BLUE tops/shirts, bottoms, hats, socks and shoes on Character Counts Fridays this month.

Trustworthiness: Be honest and reliable • Be loyal to friends and family Always do the right thing • Never lie, cheat or steal

WeTip - Anonymous Reporting for Safety and Bullying Concerns

We'd like to share that the Hueneme Elementary School District officially launched our new anonymous reporting system, WeTip. Please note the different ways a student may make a report:

  • Text REPORT to 844.805.7893

Simply text REPORT to the dedicated phone number to receive a link directly to your mobile device where you can submit any report safely and anonymously.

  • Visit the home page of any HESD School Website

Our web-based form gives you an online, anonymous way to report unfolding situations through every school website. You can choose to remain completely anonymous. There is a link on every school website.

  • Call (844) 805-7893

Speak anonymously with a trained WeTip Agent to report any bullying, threats, discrimination, or other tips. Report anytime day or night, whatever is most comfortable for you. A bilingual agent is available 24/7.

  • Scan the QR Code (On all HESD WeTip Posters)

HESD has been provided with a dedicated QR Code that, when scanned, will take you directly to online reporting forms where you can easily submit concerns.

Here is a brief informational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4NaodVE8l0

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Spring Open House

Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30-7pm

4300 Anchorage Street

Oxnard, CA

Williams School will be holding their Spring Open House on Thursday, 03/23/23 from 5:30-7:00 PM.

5:30-5:45 PM - Student Performances

5:45-6:00 PM - PTA Elections

6:00-7:00 PM - Classroom Visits

5:30-7:00 PM - Scholastic Book Fair

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Early Dismissal Wednesdays

Please make all of the necessary transportation arrangements to pick up your child early every Wednesday. Please review our early dismissal schedule below:
  • TK: 8:00-11:51 AM
  • Kindergarten: 8:00-12:15 PM
  • Grades 1-3: 8:00-12:35 PM
  • Grades 4-5: 8:00-12:45 PM

School Uniforms REQUIRED

Please be advised that Williams School remains a school uniform school. Our social worker team is available to assist you with your school uniform needs. Please contact our office at (805) 488-3541 for more information. Uniform reminder notices will begin going out to families effective NEXT WEEK (March 13).

Here is a summary on our uniform colors:

  • Navy blue, baby blue, white or gray.

    • Navy blue, khaki, gray or jeans/denim

      • SHOES:
      • Closed-toe and closed-back shoes. Please DO NOT wear CROCS to school.


          • NO open-toe or open-back shoes.
          • NO transparent or spaghetti strap tops.
          • NO torn jeans, pajamas or overly baggy pants.
          • NO inappropriate pictures, profanity or alcohol/drug related logos.
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      Counselor Hernandez

      If you find yourself in need of counseling support for your Williams student, please reach out to Counselor Hernandez at lhernandez@hueneme.org. She may also be reached by telephone at (805) 488-3541.

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      Healthy Start Team

      Our school counseling program and the Healthy Start Program sponsored by the Ventura County Human Services Agency are collaborating to provide social worker and community resources to support Williams families. Please reach out for assistance from our social worker team:

      • Kenya Dominguez, Social Worker - ext. 3058
      • Rhonica Rubio, Case Aide - ext. 3060

      See the flyer below for more information...

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      03/07: Spring Pictures

      03/07: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      03/08: Cafecito con la Directora in P7 - 8:00-9:00 AM

      03/09: 1st Grade Field Trip - Aguilar/Evans

      03/10: T2 Family Picnic

      03/10: End of T2 - End of Trimester Early Dismissal

      03/12: Daylight Savings Time - MOVE YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR

      03/14: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      03/15: GATE Class in room 13 - 1:00-2:00 PM

      03/20-03/24: Spring Book Fair in the library

      03/21: 3rd Grade Field Trip - Mercado/Valladolid

      03/21: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      03/23: Spring Open House - 5:30-7:00 PM

      03/25: City of Port Hueneme 75th Anniversary Parade - 9:00-11:00 AM

      03/27: 1st Grade Field Trip - Casillas/Reed

      03/27: 5th Grade Field Trip - Gudaz/Hanneman

      03/27: School Board Meeting - 6:00-8:00 PM

      03/27-03/31: TK/K Parent Conferences & TK/K Early Dismissal

      03/27-03/31: CAASPP Practice Week #3 (Grades 3-5)

      03/28: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      03/28: 3rd Grade Open House - 5:00-6:00 PM

      03/31: PTA Movie Night - 6:00-7:30 PM

      04/03-04/14: Spring Break

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