announcement
WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY
Community Spaces for All Your Activities
Williams School, located in Almaden Valley, is the southern most school in San José Unified School District. Since the reopening in 1992, the school’s expectation is that parents volunteer 40 hours per year. Williams was the first school in the district to require student uniforms. Its policy is still in effect. In addition to PTA supporting community involvement and parent education, the Williams WINS Foundation leads the fund raising efforts of the school to provide additional programs to enrich and enhance the academic success of students. To promote a sense of community, Williams students, staff, and families gather together for flag salute to begin the day. This time is also used to promote the LIFESKILLS program, to make announcements, and acknowledge achievements. The Williams directory fosters networking among the many volunteers, creating a cohesive school community. The Cultural Cabinet, established in 2007, consists of a representative from the Chinese, Korean, Iranian, Japanese, and Indian communities of the school. These representatives meet monthly with the principal and representatives from PTA, Williams Wins Foundation, and School Site Council to be informed of the events, news, and needs of the school. These representatives serve as school ambassadors to their individual communities.