Dear Parents and Friends of Williams Elementary,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I am pleased to be returning as your school principal following an outstanding year filled with learning, community engagement, student growth, and fun. Uniquely, this fall we will immerse ourselves in the updated SJUSD Mathematics Scope and Sequence of Curriculum and the new ORIGO in-classroom / on-line mathematics instructional materials. We will enter year two of our Writers’ Workshop instructional focus.
The Williams school experience is a blend of high quality classroom instruction, collaborative classroom learning, complimented by hands-on experiences in science and art. We are committed to closing the opportunity gap and providing the finest 21st Century Education. Technology is pervasive across all classrooms grades K-5 including the use of SMART Boards, iPads, adaptive learning computer lab environments, and 1:1 computer use in classrooms. Our staff is collectively committed to educating the “Whole Child” and ensuring every student is, ultimately, inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
The Williams school web page provides an up to date calendar of school events, a link to classroom web pages, uniform guides, bell schedules and more. The Williams Whale Watch on Facebook provides important updates, information and photos relevant to our learning community. The page chronicles learning accomplishments of Williams students and is maintained by the principal. Please “like” this page to add Williams to your newsfeed. For major all-school events and important upcoming events we will, additionally, utilize an automated phone message system to call each listed parent phone and send a brief text.
The Williams WINS Foundation web page and Facebook provide a running list of upcoming school community events. This page is located at http://www.williamscommunity.com. We are highly appreciative of the active engagement, volunteerism, and support generously provided by our parents.
Students’ first day of classes will be Wednesday, August 17th. On Friday, August 19th kindergarten students and parents will be invited to a special Kinder Picnic. All students at all-grades are invited to the family Ice Cream Social and movie night at dusk. At this date, all Kinder and TK parents should have received a welcome letter with instructions related to the first weeks of school. This letter is also posted on our Williams FB page.
Devin Blizzard, Ed.D.