Wilson Wildcat Newsletter – October
Happy October Wildcat Families!
Tuesday, October 3 Wilson GEO Challenge Check Day # 1
Friday, October 6 2 Hr. Early Release @ 12:40 pm
Monday, October 9 Bus Evacuation Drill @ 9:15 am
Monday, October 9 Long Range Facility Planning Community Meeting @ 6:30 pm in the Wilson Library
Tuesday, October 10 Monthly PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm, Wilson Library (Childcare is provided)
PTA Meet and Greet @ 5:30 pm, Wilson Library (Come and meet the PTA Team)
Thursday, October 19 PTA Sponsored Assembly @ 8:30 am, Wilson gym – Native Pride Dancers
Tasting Table during student lunch periods – October is Beets!
Friday, October 20 Wilson World Fair and Carnival @ 5:30 pm, Wilson
Friday Oct. 20 – Friday Oct. 27 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, October 25 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Grading Day – No Conferences
Thursday, October 26 NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30 am – 6:00 pm & Clothing Swap
Friday, October 27 NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am – 2:00 pm & Clothing Swap
Tuesday, October 31 Wilson GEO Challenge Check Day #2
Long Range Facility Planning –
School Information Meetings are planned at every school location to provide families, community members, and staff with the concept plans for that school. On Monday, October 9th @ 6:30 the meeting will be held at Wilson Elementary. There will be a brief presentation and time for questions and answers. Public input will be gathered at these meetings and shared with the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee for consideration for the final version of the draft plan.
The committee will reconvene in November. Meetings are open to the public; meeting dates are November 8 and 28. To provide input to the committee, please contact Kim Patten, Facilities and Transportation Director at 541-757-5877. All previous meeting materials are available HERE.
Dear Wilson Wildcat Families,
It was wonderful to see our Wilson families and staff share a meal together for our back to school BBQ and Curriculum Night in September. Thank you to our PTA for supporting our school with a fun raffle and also supplying the delicious watermelon. I enjoyed serving with the childcare team in the gym so parents could give their best attention to the important classroom presentations. Each classroom has exciting units of study and special experiences planned for our students this year. Thank you in advanced for making a commitment to support your child’s learning at home. In addition to daily reading, we encourage families to sing, cook, play games, explore art, and more to nurture whole-child development.
Hopefully you have heard that we are going on a virtual learning trip this year that we are calling the Wildcat GEO Challenge. Each month a new map will come home with levels of locations to learn. I encourage families to join their students in this challenge. Each student will also receive a travel log that will stay at school. On our monthly check day, students earn stamps for levels they are proficient in. Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to support our first check day on Oct. 3rd. We are still in need of a few volunteers for this year!
At Wilson, we start school with an emphasis on what it looks like and sounds like to be safe, respectful, and responsible. Your child participated in our annual information carousel we call our “expectation stations” where we give more specific explanations and examples related to our overarching rules in our effort to make our school a positive place for all our children. A brochure with a simple behavior matrix and information about our positive behavior approach was sent home at Curriculum Night. It is our hope that Wilson families will partner with us at home by encouraging positive behavior and model safe, respectful, and responsible choices!
At Wilson we have children who come and go each year for a myriad of reasons, so we decided to make our first character trait this year “Welcoming Wildcats.” Beyond just our students, we love meeting our new families and encourage you to become involved with our school. Thank you for taking the time to read information about our school and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at our annual Wilson World Fair and Carnival on Friday Oct. 20th.
Check out the Wilson Wildcat Wellness Blog!
This blog is a resource for parents and students to find information regarding physical activity and wellness throughout the school year. Check it out to see what we’ve been doing in Physical Education (PE) and find ideas for activity at home. http://wilsonwildcatwellness.blogspot.com/
On Line Meal Payments:
School meals can now be paid online through a secure online payment system, giving parents the option to add money online to their child’s school meal account. Log on to www.payforit.net and select the “Sign Up” option from the menu. The screens will guide you through the process to create your account. Please note: A nominal internet convenience fee is charged for this service.
BEFORE SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Supervision is provided for students who arrive to school, beginning at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss from school at 2:40 pm (M-TH) and 1:40 pm on Friday. Please help us keep your children safe by adjusting their arrival and departure schedule to the times that supervision is available.
Taking your child from school? Visiting? Volunteering?
CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE!
Please come to the office to check in and get a visitor’s badge every time you come to the school. Corvallis School District policy states “all visitors will report to the school office when entering and will receive authorization to visit elsewhere in the school.”
Attendance Goal: Every Student Here and On Time Every Day
If a student is late 10 minutes each day of school, he/she misses 1,720 minutes of instructional time. That’s 28 hours of lost learning. Good attendance is an important factor leading to academic success. Please be sure your child is here and on time; many important activities occur those first ten minutes, and our schedule this year means that some classrooms have music, PE, or reading instruction starting at 8:30 am. We ask that parents try to schedule medical appointments outside the school day whenever possible. For your child to have the best attendance possible, please plan short trips, vacations, etc. around the school calendar as well. We encourage students to develop good attendance habits. Please call the school attendance line, 757-5988 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is sick and will not be in school.
Wear the Right Shoes
Children need to be able to comfortably run and play, and join in physical
education activities while they are at school. Please be sure your child wears
comfortable shoes that stay securely on their feet.
MEDICATIONS at School:
If your child needs to take medication at school, there are important rules you will need to know. It is a state law that all medication must be sent to school in the original container. In addition, the school must have written permission from the parent and physician before we can administer prescription medication. Prescription containers with a current date serve as the doctor’s written permission and only need to be accompanied by parent written permission. Over-the-counter medication can only be administered if we have written permission from the parent. Medication may not be self-administered by students without additional requirements. Any medication found in the possession of a student will be kept in the office and sent home with an adult at the end of the day.
The school will not administer medications that can be given at home before or after school. Only medications that must be taken mid-day during school hours will be given. The school office has limited locked storage space, so we cannot store medications such as those for coughs and colds on an “as needed” basis. We are happy to accept medications and help your child take them when they have symptoms of such illnesses, but medications will be sent home when they are no longer needed.
Medication not claimed by the end of the school year will be discarded.
Message from the PTA Board
Scholastic Book Fair:
Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will transform the library into our very own book store. There you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, and fun for everyone. The Scholastic Book Fair will be here from October 20th to October 27th and everyone is invited!
Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts from Oct. 20th through the 27th. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front office in October with specific times.
Wonder what PTA supports?
Your PTA supports many different activities, events, and supplies for our Wilson community. Have you seen your students come home with small magazines from companies like Scholastic, Time for Kids, or National Geographic? The PTA purchases magazine subscriptions at the beginning of each year for every class. These magazines are used in school to supplement the curriculum! Thank you for helping our PTA support our students!
Cardio Kids started this week and we need volunteers to help count laps on Wednesday and Friday at lunch. Signups are available on signup.com and in the front office. If students in the 3rd thru 5th grade want to run laps in the morning before school, they need to return the purple permission slip
Wilson World’s Fair & Carnival
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Games – Photo Booth – Book Fair – Treats
Costumes Encouraged & Fun Guaranteed
Free for Wilson Families – Donations Welcome
- Set-up, Carnival Games & Tear down for this event. Flexible shifts so that you can help and enjoy the carnival with your family. Let us know if you are interested in being a part of the team. Check Sign-Up.com on the Wilson Website to sign up.
- Love to Bake? Then we need you! We will be having a cakewalk at the Carnival and need yummy baked goods to make this happen! Let us know if you would be willing to bake something for this event, – email@example.com – Desserts must be dropped off by 10am on Friday 10/20.
Are you wanting to volunteer? Would you like more information on the ways to volunteer, what is involved, and meet the event coordinators to find out more? Come and join the PTA and event coordinators on October 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm located in the Wilson Library for our 1st Annual Volunteer Meet-n-Greet. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get involved at Wilson!
Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 PM in the Wilson Library, childcare is provided.
All purchases benefit our school. Hope to see you at the Book Fair!
Thank you to those who donated to our Back to School BBQ Raffle: Nearly Normals, Osborn Aquatic Center, Enchanted Forest, The Toy Factory, Wacky Bounce, Gathering Together Farms, The Little Gym, The Tomasco Family (Seattle Seahawks Tickets), Julie O’Briant (Eclipse Artwork), Mr. Beasley (Sunglasses), and Dutch Bros. Also, Mr. Beasley and Mrs. Hoffman for having lunch with students.
Thank you to the volunteers who helped with the raffle: Mathew Archer, Debbie Colbert, Julie O’Briant, and Adi Holmboe
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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