Information for Families New to Willett

Welcome to Willett! We are happy to support you as you settle into your new school community (and maybe your new town!). Please have a look below for helpful information and if you have any questions about Willett or Davis, please reach out to communications@willettpta.org. Our PTA New Families Ambassador is here to help!

Please also read and subscribe to our PTA newsletter, reach out to your PTA (president@willettpta.org), and, if able, attend our month Coffee with the Principal (1st Friday of every month at 8:30am in the MPR).

Information about the Willett Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

  • We meet every other month (September, November, January, March, May) on the third Tuesday at 7pm in the MPR or virtually.

  • PTA membership includes no obligations! Please consider joining! Everyone is welcome (members & non-members!) and we need your input!

  • If you are interested in joining the PTA please click here or send an email to president@willettpta.org

Information about DJUSD (our school district)

Calendars, General Info, Contact Info: https://djusd.net/


DJUSD Board of Education: https://djusd.net/about/governance/boe


Board Meetings (can be live-streamed): https://djusd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=117173&pageId=1106100

Information about Willett Programs/Offerings

Before & After On-Site Childcare


Instrumental Music Program 2022-23

  • Beginning string and band instrument lessons for interested 5th and 6th graders, in addition to music education for all 4th grade students

  • Strings/band classes are once a week during the school day.

  • School instruments are available (limited supply) or can be rented through Watermelon Music.

  • More information please visit: https://sites.google.com/djusd.net/djusd-music/home


Willett Chorus

  • Grades 3-6, Monday and Wednesday in MPR 7:45am-8:15am and Winter/Spring concerts

  • Permission Slips/Enrollment Forms available in the Willett Office

  • Chorus Director-Lindsay Manville


Willett Book Club

  • Monthly meetings for 4th-6th graders and their families to discuss a chosen novel (evening meeting in the Willett library or via Zoom)

  • Novels are chosen by members of the book club

  • Organized by Mr. Fleutsch, our school teacher-librarian (cfluetsch@djusd.net)


Math Club

  • Weekly after school meetings where 5th-6th grade students work together on challenging math problems

  • Facilitated by 6th grade teacher Marla Cook


Robotics Club

  • DYR Robotics club that focuses on building and programming robots to compete in a set challenge (https://www.citruscircuits.org/dyr-school-programs.html)

  • Limited spots available to 6th grade students, facilitated after school by 6th grade teacher Marla Cook


Active 4 Me/Willett Scan and Notify Program (walk and bike to school)

  • For any student that walks or bikes to school

  • Volunteers scan in students as they arrive to school, caregivers can receive optional text/email that student arrived

  • Occasional Davis-wide competitions for students biking/walking to school

  • Sign up online (https://www.active4.me/Registration/willett) and then see Crystal Waters (christal2waters@yahoo.com) near the bike racks in the AM


School Lunch

  • School lunch is now available to all students for free

  • http://djusd.ss18.sharpschool.com/departments/student_nutrition/menus_and_documents


Click HERE for information on other PTA events and sponsored programs

English Learner Resources

Whitney Bowman, EL Specialist at Willett Elementary School (wbowman@djusd.net)


Davis Adult and Community Education Office (on the corner of Oak and 14th St)


International House (10 College Park, Davis)

Groups and Organizations for Davis Families

Davis Parent University


Davis Phoenix Coalition

  • Supports and celebrates our diverse community, including an LGBTQ+ youth group, Yolo Rainbow Families, and social justice community engagement.

  • https://davisphoenixco.org/


Groups to help furnish your new place or gift unwanted items

  • Davis Fair & Free (Facebook)

  • Buy Nothing Project (Facebook, join your regional group)

  • Davis Kids2Kids Resale (Facebook)

  • Yolo County SPCA Store (920 3rd St.) for used items or donations

  • All Things Right and Relevant (2801 Spafford St) for used items and consignment


Popular Davis Gyms


Davis Farmers Market


Other Helpful Links for Parents

  • Yolo Crisis Nursery: voluntary and free, nurturing childcare for ages birth through five years, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Also provides wraparound services to help families in need with support of all kinds. https://yolocrisisnursery.org/ and family helpline: 530-758-6680

  • Yolo County Food Bank/ STEAC: Food security assistance for all families in Yolo County: https://yolofoodbank.org/get-help/ or http://steac.org/ or 530-758-8435

Finding and Riding a Bike (around town and to school)

Finding a Bike


Learning to Ride and Maintain Your Bike


Riding Around Davis

Links to Activities for Kids in Davis

City of Davis Recreation

City classes include camps, sports, lessons, and more: ​​https://www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/parks-and-community-services


Sports Teams, Clubs, Lessons, and Camps


AYSO Soccer

www.davisayso.org


Davis Legacy Soccer Club

https://davislegacysoccer.org/


Goalgetters Indoor Soccer

http://goalgettersindoorsoccer.com/


DART Swimming (Lessons, Team)

https://aquadarts.org/


Davis Water Polo Club

https://www.daviswaterpolo.org/


Aquamonsters Swimming (Lessons, Team)

www.davisaquamonsters.org


Swim America (Lessons)

https://www.swimamericadavis.com/


Inspire Martial Arts

www.inspiredojo.com


Mirror Image Dance Company

www.mirrorimagedancecompany.com


Applegate Dance

https://www.applegatedance.com/


Stambusky Studios

https://www.teampoprocks.com/


Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop

https://www.trokanski.com/


Davis Fencing Academy

https://www.davisfencingacademy.com/


Inspire Martial Arts

https://inspiredojo.com/


Davis Youth Softball

https://davisyouthsoftball.org/home


Davis Little League Baseball

http://davislittleleague.sportssignup.com/site/


Davis Community Track and Field Club

https://www.dctfc.com/winter-program


Rocknasium (after school and summer camp rockclimbing)

www.rocknasium.com


Davis Tennis Academy

http://www.davistennisacademy.com/


Arts Classes/Theater


Davis Arts Center (Arts classes and camps)

https://davisartscenter.org/


Pence Gallery

https://www.pencegallery.org/education.html


Music


Davis Music Teachers Association (local piano and other musical instrument teachers)

http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/dmta/music/DMTA.html


Watermelon Music (local music store for rentals, instrument sales and lessons)

www.watermelonmusic.com


Davis High School Strings Tutoring Program

https://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/dhs/about/dhs-strings-tutoring-program/


Other Afterschool/Summer Activities and Clubs


Peregrine School (afterschool, camps, and summer)

www.peregrineschool.org


Girl Scouts

www.girlscoutshcc.org


Explorit Science Center (afterschool, camps, and summer)

www.explorit.org


Davis Youth Robotics (Club and summer camps)

https://www.citruscircuits.org/dyr.html


UC Davis Youth Programs (summer camps)

https://campusrecreation.ucdavis.edu/recreation/youth-programs


Davis Food Coop (cooking classes for kids and adults in their teaching kitchen)

​​https://davisfood.coop/events/


Mary L. Stephens Branch Library (after school clubs may return after Covid restrictions lifted)

https://yolocountylibrary.org/locations/davis/


Davis Musical Theater Company (including Young Performers’ Theater)

https://dmtc.org/ypt


Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

https://www.scouting.org/