Wildcat Newsletter, June 2017

A LOOK AT THE END OF THE YEAR!

 

Wed. – Fri    June 7-9   Wilson Clothing Swap OPEN

Thursday      June 8  Volunteer Celebration Lunch, 11:30-1:00 (come let us celebrate you)

Thursday      June 8   Last day of after school Math Skills Club
Tuesday       June 13   Monthly PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm Wilson Library
Mon. – Thurs. June 19-22  Snow Make up Days – SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

Thursday        June 22   All School Assembly, Slide show, Field Day, Last day of School, Early Release @ 12:40 pm

From the Principal

Dear Wildcat Families,

After seemingly countless days of rain in 2017, May brought open fields, PE outside, and fun opportunities for classes such as reading outside. A highlight this month was our annual Wellness Fair, which was coordinated by our very own Ms. Stone. What a great evening with the support of Wilson staff, parents, and community volunteers. Thank you Wilson families for continuing to support the “whole child” vision for Wilson.  This vision focuses beyond just academic growth to help our students enjoy these special childhood years while preparing for their future. Our monthly community building events are a favorite both as a parent and staff member at Wilson. Our vision is to keep these events flexible, formative, fun, and free for families. The Wilson PTA is always looking for volunteers to help these great traditions going!

At our recent character trait assembly, we recognized students who have exemplified our theme of the month “courage to create.” With Variety Night, poetry, art, speeches, projects, and more I’m blown away by the creativity of our students as well as having the courage to share! For the final month of the school year, we will continue to emphasize all the traits we focused on this year, which all fall under our three primary guidelines of safety, respect, and responsibility. To celebrate and recognize great choices, we will again have the raffle baskets/prizes! There will be a raffle container that will match each basket/prize. Students will drop their “Way to Go’s” in the container that they want to have a chance to win! The baskets will be themed based such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, reading, music, cooking, OSU items, and more. If you would like to donate a basket with new items (value between $10-15), we would love to add them to the prizes! The raffle drawing will take the place on the last day of school which will also include field day, our traditional slide show, and the celebration walk of our 5th graders down the hall as their younger schoolmates cheer them on!

As we stay busy with our current school year, we are also working very hard behind the scenes on planning, staffing, and organizing for next. This past two years, we have experienced some mobility in enrollment which has led to some changes late in the summer. We are closely monitoring our class numbers and will solidify teaching assignments in August at which time I will share more about student placements.

We are inviting students and families to join our staff in taking a safety and climate survey facilitated by Pacific Northwest Publishing. The survey information from our staff, students, and parents is very important in helping us shape our school goals to continuously improve Wilson. Our elementary partner schools are also participating as we collaborate and share best practices to support our children. See the link, login, and password below!

Thank you for a fantastic 2016-2017 school year! Go Wildcats!!

-Eric

·         Go online to https://www.safeandcivilsurvey.net/surveyone/surveylogin.aspx

o   (Use Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome browser.)

·         Enter the User ID: WTPNRK

·         Enter the Password: parentWILSON

·         Be sure you complete every page of the survey until you reach the final page that says “Survey Complete.” Then click Close.

END OF YEAR REMINDERS:

Clothing Swap:

Donations for the Clothing Swap will be accepted through June 6, 2017.  The Swap will be open for shopping on June 7-9, 2017 during school hours and after school until 3:30 pm.

The Fidget Spinner:

At Wilson, we use fidgets with many students and in many classrooms all the while supporting the needs of all wildcat students. However, this spinner fidget is more of a toy than a tool. It has been distracting to students and staff. Please keep these fun toys at home. If the fidgets come to school, they need to stay in your student’s backpack ALL day or we will need to follow our no toy policy, which means we will need to take it and it returned after school. Thanks for helping us keep Wilson a productive and fun learning place for all students.

Medication:

Parents….Be sure to come to the school to get any medication you provided for your child. Unclaimed medication will be discarded on Monday, June 26, 2017.            

 Lost and Found:

Unclaimed items in the Lost and Found will be donated to Vina Moses on Monday, June 26, 2017.

        

DRESS CODE

Since the warmer temperatures prompt a switch to more spring like apparel, it is a good time to review our Dress Code here at Wilson School:

The following guidelines will assist you in determining appropriate clothing for your child.

Student dress cannot disrupt the educational process.  For example:

  1. Students may not wear clothing that promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or that contains offensive language.
  2. Hats, hoods, or caps may not be worn during classroom instruction.
  3. Shirts and blouses must cover the torso; the midriff should be completely covered.
  4. Straps on shirts, blouses, and dresses should be at least 1-1/2″ wide; no spaghetti straps.
  5. Shorts and skirts should be at least mid-thigh length.
  6. The waistband of shorts and pants must be worn at the hipbones or higher.
  7. Flip-flops and other casual beach type footwear are not appropriate for gym class or recess.

 

Students who wear inappropriate clothing will be asked to change clothes or phone home for replacement clothing.  Students wearing jewelry, makeup, or accessories that are distracting or disruptive will be asked to remove them.

 

Lunch Charges:

As the end of school draws near, it is time for the annual reminder about student accounts.    Please check your child’s account to make sure they are not in a charge status.  Also, please pay off your child’s account before the end of the year, so they don’t begin school next year with a negative balance.  Any remaining money will stay in the students account for the next year.   A student’s lunch account is exactly that; an account, not a charge account.

If your child has a stamp on the back of their hand that means they are low on money or in a charge.  Once a week charge slips are sent home or emailed and that lets you know how much of a charge your child is in and their account is out of money.  Checks or cash can be deposited in the office in the drop box or brought directly to the kitchen.

You now have the availability to check your child’s meal account balance and 30-day transaction history online. This allows you to see when your child is eating or not and monitor their balance. Keeping your child’s meal account balance in a positive state is encouraged.

It is the policy of Corvallis School District that no more than three meal charges be allowed before your child can no longer charge their account for a meal.  We, at Wilson, have decided that we prefer no child be hungry, therefore they will be allowed to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as the entrée after three meal charges have accrued.

To access your student’s meal account balance, go to the district web page at csd509j.net. Under the heading Parents click on the Food Services link. Under Menu select Meal Account Balance Inquiry.  Go halfway down the page and click on the link where it says “click here”.  Select the school your student attends from the drop down list provided. Enter your student’s School District ID number and then click “Submit“. Your students School District ID # is listed on the label below. Information is updated daily @ 3:00 pm.

Also a reminder –buying milk ala carte is a .50 charge.  The free and reduced status only covers purchasing an entire meal (which includes 1 milk)

If you have any questions, please call Wendy Zuidema, your kitchen manager at Wilson 541-757-5729.