Wilson Wildcat Newsletter – February
Wilson – A Great Place to Be!
Friday February 2 No School, Teacher Grading/Professional Development Day
Monday February 5 Dental Sealants 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday February 6 Dental Sealants 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday February 8 4th Grade Music Performance @ 6:30 pm
Tasting Table – Potatoes
Tuesday February 13 Dine-Out for Wilson, @ Zoup (5-8 pm)
Bring Flier or mention Wilson for a 25% donation to the school
Tuesday February 13 Monthly PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm
Thursday February 15 3rd Grade Music Performance @ 6:30 pm
Monday February 19 No School – President’s Day
Tuesday February 20 District TAG Information Night @ 6 pm @ LPMS
Thursday February 22 Family Game Night, Wilson Gym @ 6:00
Monday, Tuesday Feb. 26-27 Wilson Fun Run (during your child’s scheduled PE time)
From the Principal
Dear Wildcat Families,
What a great turnout at our annual Dance of the Decades in January! Our students and staff work hard at school so it was fun to see students dressing up and dancing together to great music. Our Wildcat community event for February is a puzzle and game night. In addition, our Food Adventures in the Classroom team will be on hand for a “snack building” station. We hope you can join us on February 22nd at 6:00 pm.
One of the best aspects of my job is the opportunity I have weekly to be in classrooms and see first-hand the learning our Wildcats are experiencing. Helping each child make progress and growth in their knowledge and skills is very rewarding. Recently, I was talking with a group of 4th-grade students who were deciding which Native American tribe they plan to study so that they can have the information to accurately create and build a housing scene for the Knowledge Fair in March. Other classrooms are also starting to prepare! The 3rd graders present animal reports and the 5th graders present their science experiments. All students are welcome to participate in the Knowledge Fair! With our geography emphasis this year, we also hope to see individual projects from students sharing about connections they have to other countries and cultures. I can’t wait to learn from our Wildcats and their discoveries. I am definitely a life-long learner and our amazing students have so much to teach us!
While we have not seen snow this year, we have received quite a bit of precipitation in the form of rain. With our growth in school size in recent years and addition of classrooms, we have had fewer options at lunch for “rainy day” recess. Unless we are experiencing “torrential downpour,” we are having our students go outside especially at lunch recess. At the start of the year, I shared with students that as Oregonians, we don’t let the rain stop us from getting outside. Please note that our practice at Wilson of going outside is a similar practice to our partner schools. Be sure to send your child with a coat that can reasonably repel rain for 15-20 minutes. If your student does not have a coat or rain slicker, please let us know so we can try and support all our kids be able to get outside and stay reasonably dry.
Mark Your Calendars Wildcats
The Wilson Fun Run is just around the corner!!
Dust off your tennis shoes for the annual Wildcat Fun Run on
February 26th and 27th!
The Wilson Fun Run is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The tax-deductible donations fund all of our Wildcat community events, school assemblies, teacher grants, student scholarships for field trips, and so much more!
Where & When:
Each class will come to the gym during their regular PE time to participate in the Fun Run on Monday, February 26th or Tuesday, February 27th.
How to Help:
There are THREE ways to support the Wilson Fun Run!
- Help your child by asking family and friends to sponsor them with a per lap goal or a flat rate.
- Volunteer your time on either day of the Fun Run or on an envelope collection day by signing up at https://signup.com/group/1037702516061utm_source=group-badge-volunteer-green or clicking on the Sign-Up button on the Wilson School website.
- Donate an item or gift certificate from your business or company for the prize raffle. We will be sure to recognize your contribution on our “Thank You” poster!
Let’s Go Wilson Wildcats!!
Immunizations Exclusion date is February 21, 2018
Please make sure your child is up to date on all required immunizations or that a waiver has been completed and submitted to the school office. Notices of incomplete immunization status were sent home to parents in November and the Health Department will send notices on February 7, 2018. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
2018-19 Student Transfer Process Opens March 1, 2018
Corvallis School District student transfers may be requested through our online process March 1 – 31, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.
- Grades K – 12 in-district and inter-district student transfer requests for enrollment in Corvallis schools will be made through the district’s online transfer application process during the month of March. If the number of students seeking transfers exceeds the number of spaces available, an equitable lottery process will be used and school waiting lists created. Parents will be notified regarding offers of enrollment or placement on established wait lists by the end of April unless an extension is required.
- Kindergartners requesting transfers are required to register at their neighborhood schools by March 31.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER — IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Students go outside most days at recess for much needed fresh air and exercise. Please make sure your child comes to school with a coat, hat, gloves, and winter shoes. This makes their time outside much more enjoyable. If your family needs help with winter clothing, please call the school office at 541-757-5988.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is growing by coats and gloves, lunch buckets and water bottles. Parents are always welcome to come look for lost coats or other items. If we find names in coats and on belongings we will return them to students. Items not claimed before the end of school on March 23, 2018, will be donated to a local charity.
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!
It is time to start thinking about the Wilson talent show! Applications and rehearsals are happening next month (March) and the Really Big Show will be April 27, 2018, at the CVHS auditorium. Lots of preparation goes into this show. Please contact Julie O’ Briant if you can help out this year with rehearsals or on the night of the show.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or (541) 231-1029
Message from the PTA Board
Hello Wilson Families,
2018 is off and running! We have lots of exciting events happening over the next several months. Volunteers are always an essential piece to all the activities we offer. If you can help out in any way, please connect with us.
For volunteer opportunities, check out SignUp.com on the school’s website for upcoming PTA activities and events.
Go to https://wilson.csd509j.net/ and click on the PTA tab> “Volunteering at Wilson”!
The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm in the Wilson Library. We’d love to hear your ideas and input. Never attended a PTA meeting? Please come join us to see what it’s all about! Free childcare is provided.
Considering becoming a member of the PTA? The following link provides more information. http://oregonpta.org/
The board is always willing to answer questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Aubrey, Josh, Chris & Kendra~
Thursday, February 22nd in the Wilson gym from 6:00-7:30p.
Try out all kinds of tabletop games with demonstrations from local game shops, a vast library of classic and newly released games, and opportunities to teach your friends your favorite game.
Bring games to share and be prepared to find a new favorite tabletop adventure. Snacks will also be provided.
Joel & Cassandra Inman
Want To Go On A Field Trip? Here’s What You Need to Do…
Fall and spring are the busy times of the school year for field trips. It would be impossible to take these educational trips away from school without the help of volunteers. Here is what you will need to do if you would like to accompany a class on a field trip:
- Complete a Volunteer Training Form. Please meet with Heather Reich in the school office and they will share information that will be helpful when you are accompanying children or working with them in the classroom.
- Complete an online Criminal Background Check. This is a district requirement and only takes a few minutes to complete. It takes about two weeks for the background check to be processed. You might want to consider completing the form now so that things are in place if you ever want to volunteer at school or go on a field trip. The form can be found on the district website under the Parent/Volunteer tab. If you need assistance or don’t have a computer, you may come to the school office and we will be happy to help you.
- Contact your child’s teacher in advance to arrange to go on the field trip. Transportation for field trips is by school bus, so there is limited seating. Teachers must have all arrangements for field trips made before the date of the trip, including adults who will accompany the class. Unfortunately, we can’t always take all parents who want to go.
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