Willett Elementary School PTA

Building a community between our parents, teachers and students

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Willett Elementary School PTA

What's Up @ the Library?

What’s up in the Library?

I missed the Who’s News deadline last week, but I do want to say that I had a wonderful time with the kids in my last Battle of the Books before I retire.  What a delightful way to go out! I hope they had as much fun as I did.  A heartfelt thanks to Battle judges and scorekeepers in no particular order: Angie Nadler, Chris Fluetsch, Erin Brennan, Sameera Sandhu, Lynn Starr, Nicole Fucile, Lori Stafford, Michelle Agnew, Todd Haverlock, Joy Klineberg, Janet Kean, Marla Cook, Heidi Perry, and to anyone else who I inadvertently left off.  We could not do the Battle without your help!

As we head into the last two weeks of school, we are having the unfortunate task of billing for overdue library books and lost textbooks---my least favorite part of the job.  Thank you for helping your child find and return all books so we won’t have to send you a bill on June 2. We really DON’T want your money; we would much rather have the books!  If you feel a mistake has been made, please contact me at 757-5460 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop by the library.

In case this is my last Who’s News for the year, I want to say that being the teacher librarian at Willett has been the best job I’ve ever had.  I will miss every child and all of the wonderful families in addition to missing the best co-workers anyone could ever have!  Many children have asked if I will come back and visit, and the answer is an enthusiastic, “YES!”

Chris Weber-Johnson, Teacher Librarian


Library Hours

  • Monday: 8:15am-3:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am-1:45pm
  • Thursday: 8:15am-3:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm

The Library is open to students during most morning recesses and most afternoon recesses except for when classes are in session.  It is closed for lunch everyday.  Students may not eat or bring food or drink into the library.

Staff Hours
What do our wonderful Teacher-Librarians offer Willett students and parents?  Read the Teacher-Librarian brochure to learn more!

  • Teacher Librarian/Library Tech: Chris Weber-Johnson - Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Library Technicians:
    Ruth Beckon: Mon, 8:15 am-11:30 am; Thurs, 8:15 am-10:00 am
    Angie Nadler: Tues, 8:45 am- 11:45 am; Wed, 8:15 am-2:00 pm; Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm

Using the Library Computers

Students may use the library computers to search the Willett Library catalog during recess, before and after school, during library class time and when doing a school project.  Student must ask for permission to use the Internet and log on using their student logon. It may only be used to do school-related research.

Download this file (Librarian brochure_finalrev.doc)Teacher-Librarian Brochure461 Kb

Welcome to the Willett Elementary School PTA Website

The Willett Elementary PTA mission is to build a community at Willett between our teachers, parents and students and raise funds for programs that enhance the Willett students' learning experience.

The Willett PTA buys nearly all the books for the school library, makes grants to every classroom and pays for numerous other needs throughout the year – from classroom supplies to updated technology in the school computer lab.

The PTA’s ongoing programs include:

  • The weekly school newsletter (Who’s News), school directory and the PTA website
  • The Garden of Learning classes for grades 1-3
  • The Kids in Motion PE program for grades 1-6
  • Bravo, Willett’s music appreciation program

The PTA also supports the Willett Chorus and funds special events (the Back-to-School Picnic, school assemblies, Battle of the Books, "An Evening of Family, Fun and Favorites" and the June Ice Cream Social).

All of these activities are made possible by the generous support from our community through donations and PTA fundraisers such as eScrip, Innisbrook gift wrap, Willett Casino Night & Auction, the Scholastic Book Fairs, Box Tops for Education and Willett Family Food Nights.

The PTA holds regular monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month that are open to ALL members of the Willett Community.


School Calendars & Information

Calendar includes all work days and holidays.


Questions? Comments? Contact us via email at info@willettpta.org

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Upcoming Events

Beginning of year instrument demo assembly
Tue Sep 02 @ 1:25PM - 02:50PM
Back to School Night
Thu Sep 04 @ 5:45PM - 08:15PM
School Assemblies
Fri Sep 05 @ 2:00AM - 03:05PM
Picture Day
Tue Sep 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
PTA Meeting
Tue Sep 16 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Site Council
Wed Sep 17 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
A Touch of Understanding's Disability Awareness Program-4th grade
Fri Sep 26
School Assemblies
Fri Oct 03 @ 2:00PM - 03:05PM
PTA Meeting
Tue Oct 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Site Council
Wed Oct 22 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM

Upcoming Events Calendar

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