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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
At our assembly on Friday, Mr. Beasley was excited to share about the Million Minute Reading Challenge. As he unveiled the new Wilson cutout, Mr. Beasley was “completely surprised” by a special guest! Check out the video below!
Check out the amazing turnout that we had last night at the Wilson Back to School BBQ and Curriculum Night! We served 500 turkey dogs and enjoyed, community connections, a PTA raffle, and learning about school in our classrooms. Thank you everyone that helped launch our school year! The students enjoyed the film festival in the gym and we already look forward to this fun and meaningful event next year! GO WILDCATS!!!
We also had a great assembly as a school this morning! Ask your child about Mr. Beasley’s big surprise! (Note: this is only an image, not the video)
Just a reminder that tonight, September 17th is our Back to School BBQ and Curriculum Night! Below is the schedule!
5:00 to 6:00 BBQ Dinner Provided for Families!
6:00 to 6:05 Raffle Drawing
6:05 to 6:15 Principal Welcome and Vision for Wilson
6:15 to 6:20 Welcome and Introductions of PTA, CPF
6:20 to 6:30 Transition to Classrooms (students in gym for film festival with Mr. B)
6:30 to 6:55 Rotation #1
6:55 to 7:00 Transition Passing Period
7:00 to 7:25 Rotation #2
Last week during our Inservice week the Wilson staff was hard at work preparing for the year ahead! For one team building activity, each group was faced with the challenge of constructing a “sail car” with limited supplies. All our teams were successful, but it was Ms. Stone and her team’s design that went the farthest! Check out the video! Go Wildcats! 🙂
As a whole, our first day went really well. What a joy to walk around and visit the classrooms today and see so many smiling faces learning and working together!