Williams Parent Bulletin

January 2023

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We're looking forward to a wonderful 2023...

Welcome to 2023! We hope that you enjoyed spending time with your Wildcats during winter break. In the new year, please continue supporting us in keeping our Wildcats safe as they arrive and leave school every day. Don't forget that we will keep closing our school parking lot during peak arrival and dismissal times. As you may have noticed, we have had an increase in the number of students out due to illness this winter. Please see our office staff If you are in need of additional COVID tests and notify is if your child will be absent.

Your input is very important to us! As such, we have partnered with Families In Schools to host family focus groups to hear from you about how we can improve family engagement at Williams. We invite our families to join us on Thursday, 01/19/23 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Child care and snacks will be provided.

This month, we have a 3-day weekend (January 14-16) and are very excited to have our Wildcats participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. Please check out the spirit week activity calendar below!

In parent education news, we are very excited to invite our families to the "Achieving Well-Being" 3-week parenting series. The workshops will cover bullying, anxiety and depression. Workshops will be offered in English at Green JHS and in Spanish at Blackstock JHS beginning on Tuesday, January 17th. Families will be able to join the workshop in person or via Zoom. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Finally, a huge thank you goes out to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring the fundraiser dance on the last day of school before winter break. The kids had a blast!!!

Ms. Granado

School Principal

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Character Counts Trait - Responsibility

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

Responsibility: Practice self-control • Be accountable for your choices • Finish what you begin • Do your best and keep trying

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL on 01/16/2023

Williams School will be CLOSED on Monday, 01/16/23 for the MLK Jr. holiday.

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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
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School Uniforms REQUIRED

We are a school uniform school. Here is a summary on our uniform colors:


    Navy blue, baby blue, white or gray.


      Navy blue, khaki, gray or jeans/denim


        Closed-toe and closed-back shoes. No CROCS.


          • No open-toe or open-back shoes.
          • No transparent or spaghetti strap tops.
          • No torn jeans or pajamas.
          • No inappropriate pictures, profanity or alcohol/drug related logos.
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      Williams School is partnering with Families In Schools to host family focus groups to hear from our community about how we can improve family engagement. Your input is very important to us, and we invite you to join us on:

      • Date: Thursday, 01/19/2023
      • Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
      • Location: Williams School Library

      We will be providing childcare and snacks. If you are interested, please REGISTER HERE.

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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.

      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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      01/09-01/13: SPARKS PE - Grades 2-3

      01/09-01/20: Administration of 1-on-1 easyCBM Reading Screener - Grades K-5

      01/10: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      01/11: Cafecito con la Directora in P7 - 8:00-9:00 AM

      01/16: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL

      01/17: School Site Council Meeting in the library - 3:30-4:30 PM

      01/17: Administration of easyCBM Math Screener - Grades K-5

      01/18: Administration of easyCBM Reading Screener - Grades 2-5

      01/18: 5th Grade Field Trip - Gudaz/Hanneman

      01/18: GATE Class in room 13 - 1:00-2:00 PM

      01/19: Families in Schools - Family Focus Group in the library - 5:30-7:30 PM

      01/19-01/20: Universal Screener Make-up Days

      01/20: Mid-Trimester Progress Notices GO HOME TODAY!

      01/23-01/27: CAASPP Practice Week #2 - Grades 3-5

      01/23-01/27: The Great Kindness Challenge

      01/23: School Board Meeting (Spotlight on Williams) - 6:00-8:00 PM

      01/24: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

      01/25: Williams Spelling Bee

      01/31: Math Olympiads in room 2 - 2:35-3:35 PM

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