The Wilson Wildcat                                                                         January 2017

Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30   Office Phone:  757-5987    Attendance Line: 757-5988

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Wilson’s World Fair & Carnival Was a Success!!!

Thank you so much to all of the families who came and participated at our Wilson’s World Fair and Carnival. A huge shout out to the people who game their time to volunteer and make this event a success.  Photo Booth pictures will be available soon.


We LOVE ART at Wilson!

We very excited about our positive momentum with art learning this year at Wilson! Our new art teacher, Mrs. Carie Roberts, has truly inspired our staff and students by tapping into the creativity of our Wildcat artists! An important portion of Mrs. Roberts time and supplies are generously funded by our PTA as part of our AWE (Artists of Wilson Elementary) campaign. Our children’s creative expressions truly make us pause and say “awe!” We also are in awe of financial generosity and volunteering that put art instruction directly into our core program for all children at Wilson. We have a big goal to sustain and increase the number of art sessions our children receive at Wilson. If able, please consider a gift of art for our kids. Click on the video link below to learn more about art at Wilson! 


October Tasting Table at Wilson!

Tomatoes Shine at October Tasting Table: Put some pep in your day with Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa) on a chip at lunch this Wednesday. Thanks to Peoria Road Farm and to Joyful Noise Farm for local vegetables used in the recipe (see attachment).  You can learn more about tomatoes from the Harvest for Schools Newsletter: and the Food Hero Newsletter:

Tomato Jokes 

Q: Why did the tomato go out with a prune? A: Because he couldn’t find a date! 

Q: How do you fix a broken tomato? A: Tomato paste! 

Q: What is red and goes up and down? A: A tomato in an elevator. 

Tomato Nutrition Note: The pigment that gives tomatoes their red color is LYCOPENE.  Lycopene is an antioxidant (free radical scavenger) that promotes heart health and assists in the workings of a healthy immune system

Tomato Coloring Page

Tomato Trivia

  • Are tomatoes a fruit or vegetable? Answer: Fruit 
  • Name at least three key nutrients found in tomatoes. Possible answers: Lycopene, Vitamins C, K, B6 and A, Potassium, Folate, Niacin 
  • Where can the first tomatoes be traced back to in history? Answer: The first tomatoes can be traced back to the Andes in Peru, where they grew wild as cherry-sized berries. As early as 700 A.D., the Incas and Aztecs began cultivating tomato plants. 
  • Name at least two colors of tomatoes: Possible answers: Red, Yellow, Orange and Green 
  • Name three different ways tomatoes can be prepared. Possible answers: fresh, baked, roasted, sauteed, sauce, soup, salsa 
  • One of our Founding Fathers grew tomatoes. Do you know which one? Answer: Thomas Jefferson was one of the first Americans to grow tomatoes at his Virginia home as early as 1781. 
  • How many pounds of tomatoes does the average American eat per year? Answer: 22 pounds

October Wildcat Newsletter


Wilson Wildcat Newsletter

  Together WE Celebrate Abilities and Believe in Possibilities

October 2016  

Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30  Office Phone:  757-5987  Attendance Line: 757-5988 or you can email:


October Calendar

Monday, October 3               Bus Evacuation Drill @ 9am

Wednesday, October 5          OBOB Club Kickoff @ 3:30, Corvallis Public Library

Thursday, October 6           4-H Information Night @ 6:30 pm, Benton County Fairgrounds

Friday, October 7                 2 Hr. Early Release @ 12:40 pm

Tuesday, October 11            Destination Imagination Info. Night @ 7 pm, Cheldelin MS

Tuesday, October 11            Wilson Parent Training- Writing @ 6 pm, Wilson Library

Tuesday, October 11            Monthly PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm, Wilson Library

Wednesday, October 12       Tasting Table – Tomatoes @ Lunch

Thursday, October 13           PICTURE DAY

Friday, October 14              NO SCHOOL – State-Wide In-Service Day for Teachers

Friday, October 21              All School Assembly @ 8:30 am, Wilson gym

October 24-November 2      Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, October 27         Wilson World Fair and Carnival @ 5:30 pm, Wilson

Friday, October 28              NO SCHOOL – Teacher Grading Day – No Conferences

Monday, October 31            NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30 am6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 1         NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am 2:00 pm

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