Award Winning Author Chris Grabenstein Skypes with Wilson Students

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Today was a special day at Wilson. Mrs. Koegler arranged for award winning author Chris Grabenstein to Skype with Wilson Students in the library. One of the current favorites written by Mr. Grabenstein is Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. See the note below about how it went!

From Mrs. Koegler:

The author visit was amazing. He was really great with the kids, and when he flipped the camera around and showed them the view of New York City out his window, it kind of blew their minds that they were seeing someone all the way in New York City. He showed them his office and the walls were covered with materials he uses when writing. He was so entertaining and kid-friendly and shared some great ideas about writing, how he writes, encouraging the kids to write and mess up and try again. We started with three questions from each class, but then had time for a lot of other kids to get to step up to the laptop and ask a question! 

 

November Wildcat Newsletter

The Wilson Wildcat

November 2015             www.wilsonwildcats.net

Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30                                                    

         Office Phone:      757-5987

             Attendance Line: 757-5988

CALENDAR

Wednesday                 October           28        NO SCHOOL: Grading

Thursday                      October            29        NO SCHOOL: Conferences

Friday                          October            30        NO SCHOOL: Conferences

Tuesday                       November        3          Dine Out for Wilson at Yogurt Extreme

Thursday                      November        5          PICTURE RETAKES

Friday                          November        6          Early Release, 12:40 pm

Mini Assembly (All school) @ 8:30 am

Tuesday                       November        10        Tasting Table – Cabbage

Tuesday                       November        10        4th Grade Band Concert, LaSells Stewart Center

Tuesday                       November        10        PTA Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm

Wednesday                   November        11        NO SCHOOL: Veterans Day Holiday

Friday                          November        13        Clothing Swap, 10:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday                   November        18        Choralpalooza – 5th Grade @ CHS

PTA Craft Fair, Wilson @ 6:00 pm

Friday                          November        20        Full Assembly (All school) @ 8:30 am

Book Exchange

Wednesday-Friday        November        25-27   NO SCHOOL: Non-Contract/Thanksgiving

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Feeling the Love!

Dear Wilson Wildcat Community,

On Saturday, Oct. 17th, we had over 20 local community members come and spread 20 yards (that’s 20 tons! Whoa!) of fine trail gravel on our Wildcat Trail. Along with adding a much needed upgrade layer (see the pictures below), we removed a huge trailer full of branches and blackberry that were impeding the trail. The organization was a collaboration of churches from Corvallis participating in a community serve event called “Love Corvallis.” At Wilson, we are very proud of the dedicated volunteers that support great programs such as Cardio kids and having the improved trail will fantastic as the wet weather arrives in the valley. Kudos!

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Volunteer of Month at Wilson!

Congrats to Stephanie Galvan our Wilson Volunteer of the Month!  Read below to learn about Stephanie and how she makes a positive difference on lives at our school!

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How do you volunteer at Wilson?

I am pretty introverted, so I usually try to do “homework”…things that I can do at home in my sweatpants like sharpening pencils, collating, stapling, folding foldables, and trimming/organizing the school’s box tops. I also try to chaperone as many field trips as I can because I have a thing for pumpkin patches.

Why do you choose to volunteer your time and talents?

Our teachers work so very, very hard to provide our children with a high-quality education, and if I can help them go slightly less insane by taking care of some mundane tasks, I’m all for it. But mostly it feeds my need to rid the world of dull pencils and, you know, the pumpkin patch thing. 

What might you tell someone else considering volunteering at Wilson?

I would say that there is definitely something for everyone, even if you work full time outside your home or if big group things don’t overlap with your comfort zone (for instance). Check in with regular and specials teachers and office staff…you never know when you might be just the right person for the job!

What is your favorite thing to do around Corvallis with your family?

Procuring ice cream in its various and sundry forms. We have been known to celebrate with ice cream just because it’s Tuesday or because the wind is blowing from the northwest.

True Grit!

Wilson Wildcat Counselor Nichole Hoffman creates periodic theme videos for our school! Check out latest video focused on Grit with her co-star Newman.  Enjoy and thanks for reinforcing the theme of GRIT at home with your child!

World Fair and Carnival… Yup, it’s Coming!!!

In the picture below is Wilson parent Dan Roberson volunteering in our display case that draws attention to the Wilson World Fair and Carnival that will be Friday, October 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Wilson! This epic time of games, food, art, and culture is not to be missed! A big thanks to Beth Roberson for taking the lead with this planning this event! Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

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Just Had to Share!

This mix of sun and clouds created an amazing rainbow to greet our Wilson Wildcat students and families this morning!  Have a happy Friday! Remember we have launched our Million Minute Reading Challenge so keep on reading and track those minutes! We will be celebrating all year as we read! Go Beavs!  -Mr. B

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Student Mentors from CVHS Start Today!

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Today we welcomed our student mentors from CV who will be supporting students and classes as part of the leadership class each Wednesday. A big thanks to Mrs. Becky Weeks for organizing this support for Wilson Elementary! These students are excited to make a positive impact at Wilson! Mr. Beasley gave the students a Wilson Wildcat bracelet and affirmed their collective gift of time and energy to our school! Leadership development is important. Seeing this in action with students helping students is very cool!

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