December Wildcat Newsletter

Winter is Here!

Keep reading to see all that is happening at Wilson Elementary this month.

December 3-14 Wilson Holiday Canned Food Drive
December 7 2 Hour Early Early Release at 12:40pm
December 11 PTA Meeting @ 6:00pm (Dinner & Childcare Provided)
December 13 Craft Night @ 6:00pm
December 20 All School Winter Assembly
December 21 No School – Potential Weather Make-Up Day
Dec/Jan 24-4 Winter Break


A Note from the Principal –

Happy December Wildcats!

The crisp air of winter is officially here! Looking back on the highlights of November, I want to thank our PTA for funding a special author visit. We welcomed wonderful, local author Katherine Roy to Wilson. Thank you Mrs. Koegler for leading the visit so we all could learn “how to be an elephant!”  We also are wrapping up our gratitude campaign this week. Big thanks to our counselor Nichole and our student leadership team for their work in helping us all “Look for the Good.”

Please consider supporting our monthly cooking program called Classroom Food Adventures through donating to our direct donation campaign called Loving Wilson! This hands-on program builds academic skills, integrates nutrition learning with math, science, and literacy in a truly delicious way!

Our annual craft fair is next week on Dec. 13th at 6:00pm in the Wilson gym. Come and have fun creating a variety of holiday-themed crafts. All supplies are provided! As with all our community connection events, there is no cost for Wilson families thanks to our fabulous Wilson PTA! I hope to see you there!

Jump roping has been “all the rage” at Wilson as we leap into our 13th year with the American Heart Association’s Kid Heart Challenge! While visiting recess, Wildcat students like to show me their latest trick such as the “cross arm jump.” While ropebusting fun is a winter tradition, this nicely connects with our school-wide Wellness Challenge to promote better health, healthy food choices, and improved attendance so that our Wildcats are ready to learn in class! The donations from Wilson students supporting children with heart conditions is optional.

Thank you for supporting our Wildcat community in countless ways and partnering with us to make a positive impact for our Wilson students!


Eric Beasley
Wilson Principal

Non-Perishable Food Drive

December 3rd – December 14th

Bring your donations to Wilson Elementary School (Leave them in the foyer – next to the display case)

Food Donation Ideas:

  • Canned foods that your family loves
  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Fruit or Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce

We can all be a helping hand!

Craft Fair

Thursday, December 13th from 6-7:30pm to the Wilson Wildcat craft fair!

Each child will get to make 4-5 crafts and take them home that night!

This is a free event, all materials are provided. We look forward to crafting with you!

Loving Wilson Campaign

Our goal for the 2018 direct donation drive is to raise $5,000. Accomplishing this goal will ensure the sustainability of the Classroom Food Adventures program at Wilson along with funding other wellness activities and events. Every gift, large or small, will directly benefit our Wildcats in partnership with our Wilson Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

How can you support the Loving Wilson campaign?

  1. Make a tax-deductible gift! Every gift makes a difference for the students at Wilson.
  2. Help spread the word! Please consider passing along information about Loving Wilson with family, friends, neighbors, business owners or anyone else who may want to support our Wildcats!

We will keep you updated on the progress toward our goal. If you have any questions please contact the Wilson PTA at or call the Wilson office at 541-757-5988.

Design Advisory Committee

Do you like to design, is your Pinterest board overflowing with ideas? Then we need you!

We will be creating a Design Advisory Committee for Wilson Elementary School composed of 12-15 members including key staff, students, parents and members of the neighborhood community. This committee will be facilitated by bond program architects and will serve as an advisor to the design professionals. Our hope is to begin meeting as an Advisory Committee in January and will continue through the life of the bond projects at our school. Meetings will take place monthly and have not yet been scheduled. If you want to take a look at the projects that are planned for our school click the link HERE.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete the application available at the following link:

Please call 541-766-4856 if you have questions or need assistance with the application.