Williams Parent Bulletin

June 2022

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June is here!

Welcome to the last month of school! We look forward to the many fun activities planned for our Wildcats this month. In addition, we will be inviting parents to join us in some of our end of the year fun...please start by checking out the Family Picnic flier below.


As we close the school year, we will be spotlighting the character trait of responsibility. Students will focus on what it means to be responsible. 1) basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense. 2) being dependable in carrying out commitments and duties. 3) being accountable for one's words, behaviors and actions.


The end of the year is also a time when we reach out to parents to fill positions in our school's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and School Site Council (SSC). We are currently looking to fill 2 parent representative positions on the SSC and we are rebuilding our PTA executive board to welcome in the new school year. Please contact Principal Granado if you are interested in helping on either of these parent groups.


In closing, please know that we appreciate you for your hard work and support throughout the 2021-22 school year! At this time, I'd like to acknowledge all of the staff, students and community who have pitched in to help keep Williams School safe this year. Your input and feedback on parking lot safety, student behavior and school safety has been invaluable. We plan to continue working with our district partners, Oxnard PD partners and all of you to ensure that our students have a safe school to learn and grow.


Thanks again,

Maria Granado

School Principal

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2nd Grade Student Device Returns

Williams Families,


On Monday, 06/13/2022, we will collect devices from second graders and any students who will not be attending a Hueneme Elementary School District school in fall 2022. All students who plan to return for the 2022-23 school will keep their district-issued iPads or Chromebooks and chargers over the summer.


Again, only second graders will be required to return their iPads. If your second grader is enrolled in summer school, they will be assigned a 3rd grade Chromebook computer during the summer program. The rest of our new 3rd graders will receive their Chromebook once school starts in August.


Please let Principal Granado know if you have any questions or need further information. (805) 488-3541


Thank you for your help in getting the 2nd grade iPads returned to school!


Principal Granado

COVID Reminders

Students should not come to school if they have any of the COVID related symptoms below:

  • Congestion/Runny nose

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or body aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of smell/taste

  • Difficulty breathing


Please contact our office at (805) 488-3541, if your child tests positive so that we may connect you with our health office team . They will assist and support you with your COVID related questions.

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Enroll in the 2022-23 ASES Program

Are you interested in having your child participate in next year's after school program? If you are, interested parents are invited to pick up an ASES enrollment packet from the school office today! ASES confirmation letters will go out to families in July.
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REMINDER: Early Dismissal EVERY Wednesday!

Please make all of the necessary transportation arrangements to pick up your child early every Wednesday. Please review our early dismissal schedule below:


  • Grades 1-3: 8:00-12:35 pm
  • Grades 4-5: 8:00-12:45 pm

We need you!

Williams is looking for parents to join our PTA! We need interested parents that would enjoy fundraising and planning fun events for our Wildcats. Please contact Principal Granado for more information. (805) 488-3541

CA Healthy Kids Survey Results

Dear Williams Community,


Each year, Hueneme Elementary School District 5th and 7th grade students take the California Healthy Kids Survey. This anonymous survey gives us important feedback regarding how our students feel about their schools. We use the information from this survey and other data to help prioritize our efforts each year in order to achieve our goal of making sure every student feels safe and welcome in our schools and classrooms.


Based on the preliminary results of this year’s survey, I am pleased to report that we found the following positive student indicators:

  • Students feel that Williams staff promote high learning expectations and are treated with respect.

  • Most students participate and find social-emotional learning supports beneficial.

  • The majority of students feel there’s an anti-bullying climate at Williams.

  • Kids feel safe at Williams School.


While we are pleased with these findings, we are also always looking for ways to improve. Specifically, we would like to address:

  • As we return from the pandemic, we will prioritize increasing student school connectedness.

  • We will tackle the problem of school boredom via input from our Student Council, student surveys, and other educational partner groups.

  • We learned that we can do a better job of increasing meaningful participation opportunities for our students.


We look forward to digging deeper into these issues and working with our students and community members to devise some possible solutions. The school’s leadership team and School Site Council will go over all of our end-of-the year data and use it to help plan, budget, and prioritize for the 2022-23 school year.


Thank you for all you do to support our school and help make it a happy and safe place for all students to learn and grow.


Sincerely,

Maria S. Granado

School Principal

VC Library Reading Challenge

Ventura County Library launches its “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” summer reading challenge on May 15, 2022. Over the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading.


Themed events include bi-weekly STEAM Kits and challenges, participation in the library’s online reading and activity log (register at vencolibrary.beanstack.org), themed Storytimes, and a closing party hosted by Kona Ice. This year Ventura County Library is giving away 13 Nintendo Switch Grand Prizes as well as smaller STEAM prizes, including musical instruments, throughout the summer. In addition, once a child has logged 500 minutes, they may visit their local branch to choose a free new book to add to their home libraries.


Registration continues through August 14, 2022. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please check out the library’s website at vencolibrary.org. We hope you will share the attached letters and flyer with your school communities.

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, ext. 3089.


Let's work together to support our Wildcats!

Monthly Reminders

06/01: GATE Class in room 13 - 12:45-1:45 pm

06/02: 5th Grade Field Trip to Santa Cruz Island

06/03: Battle of the Books

06/06: 5th Grade Visit to Blackstock JHS

06/06-06/16: TK/K Early Dismissal Weeks

06/07: Field Day

06/09: Family Picnic

06/09: 4th Grade vs. 5th Grade Basketball Game - 1:00-2:00 pm

06/10: Talent Show - 12:15-2:15 pm

06/14: 4th Grade Field Trip to Santa Cruz Island

06/14: 5th Grade Picnic

06/15: 5th Grade vs. Williams Staff Kickball Game @ 8:30 am

06/15: Video Bulletin Crew Celebration at Toppers (at the Harbor)

06/15: Kindergarten Art Day ( P7 & P8)

06/16: 4th Grade Picnic

06/17: Last Day of School - Minimum Day - 8:00-11:00 am