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50th Anniversary Celebration

2 months ago

Williams Elementary celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 11, 2017.

If you have anything you would like to share for inclusion in our new time capsule, please contact the office at 488-3541 or Principal Maria Granado at CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW to see some things that have been shared so far.

Mr. Al Berg, first principal at Williams, comes to visit and share some memories.
the 1st principal

 Mr. Gomez, Mr. Berg, and Dr. Parsons


The hunt is on for our missing time capsule(s).  Click on the paper to see the Ventura County Star Article.

M Anon Clue

M Robertson Clue

C Tench Clue

Newspaper article

We are seeing some social media activity.  Please contact us if you have memories to share or you know about a missing time capsule.

Wildcat alumni from the Oxnard PD came to share memories and time capsule clues.

PH officer alumni

Sr. Police Officer Hannah Estrada and Sgt. Marc Amon visit with Ms. Burke and Dr. Parsons.


Sgt Amon tries to recall where a time capsule was buried back in the 80's.
Sgt Amon

Reading to class
Mrs. Loretta Schieffer, one of our "original" teachers reads to Mrs. Engelmann's 2nd graders.

old friends
Mrs. Scheiffer and Mrs. Engelmann
radar search

The Navy to the rescue with their ground penetrating radar!

radar image

Looks like a big hit about 6 ft deep!

mark the spot

David Wilson marks the target and it looks big.

say "No luck"

Another, smaller hit in the back (where Sgt Amon pointed out a possible site).

4th graders take the first dig

4th graders from room 16 start the dig.

Ms. Burke never gives up

About 10 ft. later and all we got were rocks for Mrs. Burke's garden :-(

back dig at recess

All the digging provided great entertainment at recess.

front dig

Surely we'll find it in the front though!

Metal detector

Mr. Jeff even brought in another metal detector

9 feet down and no luck!

The Ventura County Star came out to watch our plight and hung in there until the end.  We went down to 9 feet and we never found anything but a railroad spike.  We are sad!  If you have better intel on the mysterious missing time capsule call us at 488-3541.

Click on the picture to the right to see the second article about our search.

Front dig

A Mother's Story

Shirley Goodwin shares some memories of the early days at Williams before Bard Rd. met up with Anchorage St.

Click on the picture of her kids to read her story.

Goodwin story

An early shirt from the Goodwins

Mrs. Goodwin donated one of the shirts her kids wore in about 1978

Retro Shirt
Time capsule

We found a 1990 time capsule where the old flag pole used to be.

Time Capsule

Unfortunately the top was metal and corroded and the capsule was filled with water, mud, and roots.  

A Brief History of the Hueneme School District

 The district found an album that was put together by students in Mrs. Guenther's 5th grade class at Williams in April 1973 and chronicles the history of the Hueneme School District to that point.    Williams is the last school in the district and in the book.  Click on the picture to see a scanned copy of that album.

History 1973

Photos from PTA Albums

click on the year to see a slide show of the photos (more coming soon)




PTA Book

Publicity 1968-70

Publicity 1971-73

Class Pictures 

Click on the year to see the class pictures (coming soon)

1967-68           1980-81           1990-91           2000-01           2011-12

1968-69           1981-82           1991-92           2001-02           2012-13

1969-70           1982-83           1992-93           2002-03           2013-14

1970-71           1983-84           1993-94           2003-04           2014-15

1971-72           1984-85           1994-95           2004-05           2015-16

1972-73           1985-86           1995-96           2005-06           2016-17

1973-74           1986-87           1996-97           2006-07

1974-75           1987-88           1997-98           2007-08

1975-76           1988-89           1998-99           2009-10

1976-77           1989-90           1999-2000       2010-11





Click on the year to see the yearbook from that year. Note that some years had no yearbook or it is missing. If you have a missing year please let us scan it and post it here.

(coming soon)









Principal's Welcome

2 months ago

fred l. williams elementary school

inspiring and empowering every student to thrive every day.

inspire. empower. thrive.

I'd like to thank the Williams community for the warm welcome to the campus. Although I'm new to Williams, some of you may recognize me from the 13 years I taught Kindergarten at Hathaway School or you may have bumped into me during my six years as Assistant Principal at Blackstock JHS.  Today, I am proud and so excited to be a part of this hard working team.  I'm impressed with the work and behavior that I've observed during my classroom visits and during my interactions with students in the cafeteria, playground and all around our beautiful campus.  I'm honored to work alongside our assistant principal, Ms. Burke, so that we maintain great programs, increase school connectedness and plan more fun activities on campus.

Please feel free to chat with me when you see me around Williams and don't forget our monthly PTA meetings and movie nights which are usually scheduled on the last Friday of the month. This month's Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. We will be showing "Despicable Me 3" and our PTA will be on hand to sell snacks and yummy treats throughout the evening.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office at (805) 488-3541 to schedule a time to meet.


Maria S. Granado

School Principal



                                     Intend to be 




                                    Achieving and 



Hueneme Ca
  • Crazy Hat Day in Kindergarten
    Crazy Hat Day in Kindergarten
    It should be crazy hat day every day...
  • Our garden
    Our garden
    Anyone who knows Ms. Burke knows that she is a lover of all plants and animals. Check out the sunflowers in our garden.
  • Marquee Installation
    Marquee Installation
    The new LED marquee is another way that Williams stays connected to our community. Our marquee has become an excellent way for our families to stay informed about what's going on at Williams School.
  • Welcome!
    All are welcome at Fred L. Williams Elementary School!
  • Walk to School Day
    Walk to School Day
    What a great way to promote being active and stay healthy!!!
  • Guest speakers on campus...
    Guest speakers on campus...
    Students enjoy having visitors come on campus to share their knowledge and expertise.
  • Constitution Day
    Constitution Day
    Students listened attentively to presenters during our Constitution Day assembly in the quad. Thank you to everyone that participated!
  • Happy Retirement Dr. Parsons!
    Happy Retirement Dr. Parsons!
    We wish Dr. Parsons a happy retirement and hope she enjoys some gardening while spending more time with her family.
  • Warm Welcome
    Warm Welcome
    Ms. Granado appreciates the warm welcome from the Williams community. Looking forward to a great rest of the year!
  • Get your dance on!!!
    Get your dance on!!!
    Art is expressed in many ways. This week, Williams students enjoyed hip hop dance lessons. Just another way to stay active and healthy!!!
  • The winning word was G-R-A-N-D-I-O-S-E.
    The winning word was G-R-A-N-D-I-O-S-E.
    We had 24 spellers compete in the 2018 Williams Spelling Bee on 01/24/2018. Congratulations to the top two finishers. The first place trophy went to a student in Mr. Gomez's fifth grade class.
    The second place trophy went to a student in Ms. DiPasquale's third grade class. We are so proud of all of our competitors. Thank you to all of the classes that came out to watch, judges and wonderful spelling bee event coordinators!!!
  • Argh...Pirates on Board!
    Argh...Pirates on Board!
    Williams staff woke up bright and early on Saturday, 01/27/2018, to attend the "Teach Like a Pirate" workshop. What an invigorating experience for all in attendance?!
  • SPARKS in the morning...
    SPARKS in the morning...
    Ms. Carol had our students active and having fun first thing in the morning...way to go!!!
  • Dancing their little hearts away...
    Dancing their little hearts away...
    Our kindergarteners enjoyed a morning of dance. They had moves I'd never seen before...loved the dance and freeze game!
  • STEM focus on FRICTION!
    STEM focus on FRICTION!
    Mrs. Keelan's fourth graders were racing balloon cars for their science unit on "FRICTION."
  • Six more weeks of winter!
    Six more weeks of winter!
    Way to go, wildcats! You were correct in predicting that Punxsutawney Phil would see his shadow...six more weeks of winter for us!
  • Our counselor is our super hero!!!
    Our counselor is our super hero!!!
    Williams appreciates all of the hard work that Ms. Laura Hernandez puts into supporting the social emotional well being of our wildcats! Thank you so much!
  • Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN!
    Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN!
    The Williams community is invited to register their children for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Registration hours are: Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-2:30 pm.
  • Wear BLUE on Fridays in March.
    Wear BLUE on Fridays in March.
    We invite staff and students to wear BLUE tops to school on Fridays during the month of March as we support the Character Counts trait of "Trustworthiness."
  • And the winner is...
    And the winner is...
    Congratulations to our top two finishers in the Battle of the Books competition!

    1st Place: The Wise Ravenclaw
    2nd Place: Weasley is our King

    Good luck to "The Wise Ravenclaw" as they move on to battle with Hathaway and Beach. May our Battle of the Books warriors knock everyone's socks off at the championship competition...
  • Thank you for coming to Open House
    Thank you for coming to Open House
    We would like to thank our Williams community for attending our spring Open House. We appreciate your support of our music class, PTA, Book Fair and for participating in the LCAP online survey.
  • Trimester 2 Report Cards COMING SOON!
    Trimester 2 Report Cards COMING SOON!
    Our 2nd trimester report cards will be going home on Friday, March 23rd. Please contact your child's teacher if you still haven't had a chance to reschedule your December parent conference.
  • March Student of the Month Assembly
    March Student of the Month Assembly
    We will be recognizing our Student of the Month honorees at our monthly assembly on Friday, 03/29/2018! The assembly schedule will be as follows:

    8:15 am - 1st/2nd Grade
    9:00 am - 3rd Grade
    9:30 am - 4th/5th Grade
  • SPRING BREAK: 04/02-04/13
    SPRING BREAK: 04/02-04/13
    Please enjoy your very well deserved spring break! School will be closed April 2nd-13th. We'll see you back at school on Monday, April 16th.
  • Yearbooks on sale NOW!
    Yearbooks on sale NOW!
    The Yearbook Club is selling yearbooks from now until April 20th. Soft-cover yearbooks are $15 and hard-cover yearbooks are $20. Please place your order in the office. Don't miss out!!!
  • PTA Meeting & Movie Night - 04/27/2018
    PTA Meeting & Movie Night - 04/27/2018
    We invite you to join us at our monthly PTA meeting on Friday, 04/27/2018. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and then feel free to join us for a safe and enjoyable movie night at Williams School. This evening we'll be showing "Coco." PTA will be on hand to sell yummy snacks in the teacher's lounge as well.
  • Carnival RESCHEDULED FOR 04/28/2018
    Carnival RESCHEDULED FOR 04/28/2018
    CLICK HERE for the carnival flier. We invite the Williams community for our Spring Carnival which has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28th. Please keep an eye out for carnival donation and volunteer letters. THANK YOU for the support...

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

about 1 month ago

Be informed. Be active. Be your kid's biggest fan...

Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 27th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  This month's movie will be "Coco." We invite you to join's a safe and fun way to kick off your weekend!

Join the Williams PTA!

We'd love for you to join us! We have a small group of super involved parents and teachers investing time and effort into fundraising for Williams School.  If you can help with fundraisers or other PTA events and activities, please let the office know and we will pass on your contact information to the PTA.

(If you know of a business that would be willing to help sponsor some of our PTA activities, please let us know!)

2017-18 Executive Board

PTA President- Terri Hernandez

PTA Vice President- Will Ihuit

PTA Secretary- Laura Piña

PTA Treasurer- Sharon Ordaz

Newly elected 2018-19 Executive Board

PTA President- Will Ihuit

PTA Vice President- Aremy Xool

PTA Secretary- Maria Granado

PTA Treasurer- Cristy Burke

How are PTA funds used?

Teacher support ( yearly reimbursements $50-100 per teacher)

Student Books (library and classroom)

Field Trips (extra support when requested)

Playground Equipment

Playground Tables and Umbrellas

Marquee Fund 

Water and Prizes for Jog-a-Thon

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Volunteer Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Read Across America - prizes and books

Battle of the Books - prizes

Movie Nights (snacks)

No Parking Reminder
No Parking Reminder
Please remember that only staff can park in school parking lots during pick-up and drop off times. This change was made per our parents' request in order to maintain student safety. Please park in the neighborhood and walk your student in or drop them safely at a crosswalk.
Uniform Donations
Uniform Donations
Please donate gently used uniforms that you no longer need so others may use them next year.

School Site Council (SSC)

2 months ago

Welcome to our new SSC parent representatives...Ms. Cruz and Ms. Ruiz!

Mrs. Engelmann and Ms. Quemuel have been re-elected to serve another term on our SSC as well.

This page will contain the agendas and minutes for our School Site Council meetings, as well as copies of our school and safety plans so that all stakeholders (parents, teachers, students and community) can be a part of our process.  If you have any input you would like to offer on our school plans, please contact the principal or join us at one of our meetings.

2017-18 School Site Council

Parent Representatives:

Alba Barralaga

Juana Cruz

Will Ihuit

Nikki Quemuel

Lorena Ruiz

Staff Representatives:

Susan Engelmann

Cady Evans

Ana Gonzalez

Maria Granado

Mary Lou Sandoval

Drop-in Homework Club (scroll down)
Drop-in Homework Club (scroll down)
Teachers are available for Homework Club on the following days:

Grades 4/5 - room 12 - M/W/Th - 2:30-3:30 pm
Grade 3 - room 21 - M/W - 2:20-3:15 pm

Teachers have have staff meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays are teacher prep days. Most teachers do not give homework on Fridays.
Williams' AR Progress
Character Counts
Character Counts
Wear the Character Counts color of the month on Fridays.

Aug/Sept - Respect (yellow)
Oct - Trustworthiness (blue)
Nov - Citizenship (purple)
Dec - Caring (red)
Jan - Responsibility (green)
Feb - Caring (red)
Mar - Trustworthiness (blue)
April - Fairness (orange)
May - Citizenship (purple)
June - Responsibility (green)
TITLE IX Athletics
Hueneme Elementary School District did not offer competitive athletics as that term is defined by Education Code Section 221.9 (e) in the 2016-2017 school year.
Wildcat Attendance
Congratulations to the classes who have earned their WILDCATS letters for perfect attendance! These classes get a free dress day or an extra principal’s recess.
Room 6, Mrs. Evans 9/18, 9/29, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 1/26, 2/12, 3/6,
Room 16, Mr. Spears 9/18, 10/5, 11/17, 2/2,
Room 2, Mrs. Engelmann 9/25, 10/3,11/17, 1/26,
Room 13, Mr. Gomez 9/25,10/17,11/17
Room 10, Mr. Gonzalez 9/25, 1/17, 2/20,
Room 8, Mrs Young-Rush 9/25, 11/16, 2/2,
Room 3, Mrs. Cardenas 10/2, 2/9,
Room 19 Mrs. Casas/Mrs. De Leon- 9/27, 10/16,11/17, 1/3, 1/16, 2/20,
Room 20 Mrs. Dipasquale- 10/2, 11/17, 1/16,
Room 1 Mrs. Preciado-10/13, 11/17, 2/9,
Room 14 Mrs. Hernandez- 10/2, 10/18,11/17
Room 18 Mrs. Keelan- 10/13, 11/20, 1/26, 3/6,
Room 9 Mrs. Reed- 10/12
Room 22 Mrs. Mercado-10/3, 11/17, 3/6,
Room 17 Mr. Uribe- 10/13,11/3, 11/20, 1/19, 3/6,
Room 21 Mrs. Mesrobian 10/16, 1/10, 3/7,
Room 5 Mrs. Carter 10/17, 11/17
Room 12 Mrs. Gudaz/ De Leon 10/20
Room 4 Mrs. Casillas 1/19,

Title IX Regulations

about 1 month ago

Hueneme Elementary School District

Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The Hueneme Elementary School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. and Hueneme Elementary School District Policy BP 1312.3 and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:

Raven Aipa
205 N. Ventura Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Phone: 805-488-3588, ext. 9261