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EVENTS

The WINS Foundation is pleased to organize several events throughout the school year, in order to build a strong sense of community among Williams' students, families, and neighbors. In addition to celebrating our community, these events are important avenues to fundraise for the school, so that we may continue to provide a world-class education for our students. Please visit the event pages to learn more about the event and how you can help.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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To help foster a welcoming community for our incoming, littlest Whales, WINS hosts summer park playdates for our TK and Kinder families. It's an opportunity for our Williams families to meet each other, ask questions in an informal setting and allow their students to make social connections in the hopes of easing any anxieties about starting "big kid school" in the Fall.

Sunday, June 30th 10:00am-12:00pm

Sunday, July 14th 10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, August 3rd 10:00am-12:00pm

Download the flyer here. Questions? Contact Kathy Luong.

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Starting elementary school is a big milestone and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome our newest Whales to Williams Elementary. We hope many of you were able to connect and meet fellow new Williams families at our summer park playdates. WINS hopes to continue to foster those relationships at our TK & Kinder Welcome Picnic, followed by the annual, school-wide Ice Cream Social and Movie Night.

Friday, August 16th

Time TBD

TK/Kinder Playground

More information will follow from your teachers the first week of school.

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Kick off the new school year with our traditional Ice Cream Social and Movie Night! Who doesn't love some ice cream and play time with new and returning friends, followed by a family-friendly movie projected on a giant inflatable screen?

Friday, August 16th

7:00 p.m.

Williams Blacktop & Lawn

We will need a few parent and teen volunteers to help make the event run smoothly, so please keep an eye out for more communications on how to sign up.

PAST EVENTS

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We were thrilled for all who joined us on Friday, May 17th as we celebrated the end of the school year at the Williams Carnival! There were games, prizes, food, treats and much more!

Friday, May 17th

4:00-7:30pm

 

Check out the CARNIVAL page to see what we had in store for our Williams community and to VOLUNTEER to help plan next year's event!

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Our talented Whales showcased their musical prowess at their end of the year Spring Percussion, Band and Orchestra Performance. Thank you for joining us for an evening filled with harmonious tunes and vibrant performances.

Saturday, May 11th

4:00pm

Bret Harte Cafeteria

 

To find out more about our musical enrichment programs, visit our MUSIC page.

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What do teen wizards, an elephant and pig duo or a fly-swallowing old lady have in common? You'll find them, and many other favorite characters, at our Spring Book Fair!

May 6th-10th

Williams Cafeteria

 

Our Spring Book Fair raised nearly $3,000 for our school library. Visit our BOOK FAIR page to learn more about our Book Fairs support our library needs.

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Every school year, our WINS Heritage Day Committee creates innovative and fun ways to help Williams families to come together to celebrate the richness of our multicultural community and appreciate our diversity. This year, we celebrated "Music of The World." With 20 country booths and 15 performances, and a special guest appearance from Mayor Matt Mahan, this was the most successful Heritage Day yet!

 

Friday, April 26th

4:00-7:00pm

Visit the HERITAGE DAY page to see what countries and performers were there. Sign up to VOLUNTEER for next year's committee!

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The Williams Science Fair is always a highly anticipated science-centric event for our 4th & 5th grade Whales. Our goal is to stimulate an early interest in STEM through this opportunity. This year, we had more than 35 student researchers participate in the Williams Science Fair and the judges were so impressed by everyone's effort and understanding of the scientific method.

Thursday, March 21st

5:00pm Students Present Projects to Judges

6:00pm Doors Open to the Public

 

Please visit our SCIENCE FAIR page to learn more about the event and VOLUNTEER to help next year.

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THANK YOU for celebrating with us at the WINS Dinner & Auction Night on Saturday, March 2nd. It was so fun to kick up our heels with our Williams community at our Masquerade Ball, while supporting our school.

 

Learn more about the event on the AUCTION page.

Want to lead this amazing event next year? Or join or wonderful committee! VOLUNTEER

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Our Kinder to 3rd grade Whales had a blast at our very first Young Inventors Night. Thank you to our 5th grade volunteers, who helped immensely at each invention testing station!

 

For more information, please visit our YOUNG INVENTORS NIGHT page.

Williams families enjoyed kicking up their dancing feet for our very first Williams Family Dance Social! From the ballroom dance performance to the dance lessons led by professional dancers, and fun music by our DJ, everyone had a fantastic time.

Want to join the committee for next year? VOLUNTEER

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What a lovely evening at our Williams Music Ensemble Holiday Concert, featuring Junior Percussion, Beginner & Advanced Bands and Orchestras. Williams students, friends, and family members enjoyed watching our Whales perform and show what they have worked on for these past few months! 

Learn more about the music programs at Williams by visiting the MUSIC page.

We had so much fun time connecting and laughing with our fellow Williams moms at Moms' Night Out! Big thank you to our hostess, Mrs. Ashourina Hanna, for opening up your home and heart to our community.

 

Interested in learning more? Please visit our PARENTS' NIGHT OUT page.

Want to join our Moms' Night Out committee? Sign up at our VOLUNTEER page!

We hope you enjoyed watching Trolls Band Together with your student(s), family member(s) and friends at our inaugural Williams Watch Party. Wasn't it really nice to enjoy the movie on opening weekend in a private screening?

 

If you are interested in being the Watch Party Chair, please contact williamswinspresident@gmail.com. We have a detailed post-event report/playbook, so you wouldn't be doing this from scratch. There are a number of family-friendly movies opening in 2024 (e.g., Kung Fu Panda 4Inside Out 2, Despicable Me 4, Harold and the Purple CrayonSonic the Hedgehog 3, etc.) that would work well for another private screening event. 

 

See details about the event at our WATCH PARTY page.

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From the opening sequence to the ending scene, our Whales shined on stage for Pure Imagination, a musical revue featuring songs from Broadway Junior musicals, such as adored titles like Willy Wonka Jr, Seussical and Shrek to Disney favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. Pure Imagination offered a fun introduction to song, dance, and acting for kids of all ages.

 

Want to learn more? Visit our THEATER page to find out how to get involved.

Thank you for attending our reimagined Williams Tea Party! We hope you enjoyed some much needed down time with your student(s), family member(s) and friends. It was so lovely to see our Whales dressed in their fine Tea Party attire.

 

If you are interested in being the Tea Party Chair for next year, please visit our VOLUNTEER page. We have a detailed post-event report/playbook, so you wouldn't be doing this from scratch.

 

See details about the event at our TEA PARTY page.

Our Walk-A-Thon was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who supported the event and volunteered.

Check out how we did and our prize winners on our WALK-A-THON page.

Be a part of the team next year! VOLUNTEER

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Our Fall Book Fair was a great success, raising approximately $2,400 for our school library. Our Whales get to visit the school library every week for special story times and to check out books that foster a love of reading and learning. Beyond books, the library also has many other needs that do not receive funding from the district or other sources to cover.

 

To find out more about what our book fairs fund each year, visit BOOK FAIR. We can't hold book fairs without parent involvement. VOLUNTEER

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