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 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!
Please consider volunteering for our Wilson World Fair and Carnival this Thursday, Oct. 27th. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our families to have fun and build community!
Here is the link to the signup! You can also find the button on the right side of our website homepage.
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: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/snp/tomatonews_press.pdf and the Food Hero Newsletter: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/snp/august-2015-food-hero-monthly.pdf
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: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/snp/x_tomatoes-foodhero-coloring-page.pdf
- 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
Wilson Wildcat Newsletter
Together WE Celebrate Abilities and Believe in Possibilities www.wilsonwildcats.net
Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30 Office Phone: 757-5987 Attendance Line: 757-5988 or you can email: email@example.com
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
The Wilson Wildcat Find us at: wilsonwildcats.net
Wilson Office is Open 7:45 am – 3:30 pm Office Phone: 757-5987
Attendance Line: 757-5988
Calendar of Events
|Wed.||September 14th||Principal Coffee @ 8:10 am in the Wilson Library|
|Wed.||September 14th||Tasting Table @ Lunch – Radishes|
|Wed.||September 14th||1st day for all Kindergarten Wildcats|
|Thursday||September 15th||Back-To-School Picnic/Raffle, Hot dog (turkey) meal served at no cost to Wilson students and families 5:00-6:00 p.m.
CURRICULUM NIGHT TO FOLLOW THE PICNIC, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
|Friday||September 16th||All School Assembly 8:30 am, Wilson Gym|
|Wed.||September 28th||Strings Program Kick-Off @ CHS 7-8:30 pm|
|Friday||September 30th||All School Assembly 8:30 am, Wilson Gym|
|Thursday||October 13th||PICTURE DAY|
Check it out to hear about what your students have been learning in Physical Education, as well as pictures and videos of the action. This is also a resource to discover ways to incorporate more movement into your day and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Keep sweating, Wildcats!
Welcome back Wilson Wildcat families!
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year (Tuesday, 9/13/16) at 6:30 in the Wilson Library. (Meetings are always at 6:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month).
Free childcare is available and appropriate for children aged 2 and over.
Wilson PTA meetings are a great place for you to:
– Learn about the latest Wilson news from Mr Beasley, our Principal. Every month is a different topic depending on what’s trending at district, with testing, or with changes at Wilson!
– Hear about great events that are coming up, and how you can help make them successful
– Bring your ideas to help us better support Wilson staff and enrich our kids’ experience at Wilson. Let your voice be heard!
Can’t make our meetings? No problem! Stay informed by:
– Checking out our PTA bulletin board out in front of the building!
– Reading the minutes from each meeting (posted and emailed out)
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, ideas, and kudos/concerns
Here’s to a great year!
Your Wilson PTA
Dear Wilson Families,
Our staff have been working hard to prepare for the school year ahead! We took a few minutes last week during our Inservice time to learn from the world famous Pike Place Market in Seattle. The themes of FISH! philosophy are in the image below. Check out the highlight video below as we practiced FISH! philosophy as a staff team! 🙂 -Mr. B