February 2016 Wilson Wildcat Newsletter

The Wilson Wildcat

February 2016                 www.wilsonwildcats.net

Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30                                                             Office Phone:      757-5987                                                                                                             Attendance Line:  757-5988




Wednesday     February  3      Walk, Bike to School Day (WB2S)

Thursday         February  4      No School, Teacher Grading Day

Friday              February  5      No School, Family/Teacher Communication (by teacher apt. only)

Wednesday     February 10     Tasting Table – Wheat

Friday              February 12     Destination Imagination Family Game Night, Wilson Gym @ 6:30 pm

Monday           February 15     Snow Make up Day – School is in Session – Regular Schedule

Wednesday     February 17     1st Grade Musical “Friends” @ 6:30 pm

Friday              February 26     No School, Teacher Professional Development

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February Calendar Update

Dear Wilson Wildcat Families,

Happy New Year!

I am writing to update you on some changes to the school calendar for February.

  • Thursday, February 4th is a scheduled no school day for students. Teachers will be using this day to prepare semester report cards.


  • Friday, February 5th will now be designated for teacher communication with families. We opted to utilize this day for our winter parent communication as it made sense to have it closer to the actual grading day. Without enough time to meet with all families, teachers will prioritize the greatest needs. Example reasons for a face to face or phone conference include but are not limited to, new families to Wilson since fall conferences, students that are needing academic or behavior interventions, students with health concerns and etc.


  • School WILL be in session on Monday, February 15th as a make-up day from the weather cancellation on January 4th.


  • Friday, February 26th is a scheduled no school day for students. This was our original day for winter conferences in the calendar now moved to the 5th. Wilson staff will be utilizing our professional development time to focus on the important academic subject of writing.

A letter from your child’s teacher will mark whether or not a parent meeting is needed in February. These letters will come home next week.

Sincerely –

Eric Beasley

Principal, Wilson Elementary

Amazing Book Exchange!


Dear Wildcat Community!

Our Book Exchange was fantastic yesterday! A big thank you to Wilson teacher Janelle Moss, the Corvallis Public Library, our support staff, and volunteers for leading this wonderful event. Seeing the smiles of our children selecting books was a wonderful way to return from break.  

The Corvallis GT came and posted a story with attached pictures (see the link below).


Emergency Notice


Published on Monday, January 04, 2016

The Corvallis School District, including all schools and the district office, will be closed. Staff will not report to work. All evening activities also are cancelled.
El Distrito Escolar de Corvallis, incluyendo todas las escuelas y la oficina del distrito, estarán cerradas de enero. El personal no se presentará a trabajar. Todas las actividades también serán canceladas.

The Annual Wilson Book Exchange

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Dear  Wilson Families,

We are now collecting books in anticipation of our annual book exchange! See the link below to the flier! Wilson Book Exchange Flyer

Here’s how the exchange works: students bring1-2 books from home that are in fair to excellent condition that other children would enjoy. On the day of the exchange (Dec. 18th), classes will go to the exchange and “shop” for 2 “new” books to take home! We are so proud of our culture of reading at Wilson and hope you join in the fun with reading at home with new books! The joy of reading is one of the best gifts you can give to your child!

Big thanks to Mrs. Moss and Mrs. Koegler for organizing this event!

-Mr. Beasley


December Wildcat Newsletter

The Wilson Wildcat
December 2015      www.wilsonwildcats.net
Wilson Office is Open 7:45-3:30 Office Phone: 757-5987
Attendance Line: 757-5988

Friday December 4 All School Assembly, Jump Rope for Heart @ 8:30 am
Tuesday December 8 All School Assembly, Jabali Afrika @ 8:40 am
Wednesday December 9 Tasting Table, Wilson Lunch Featuring Apples
Friday December 11 2 Hr. EARLY RELEASE @ 12:40
Tuesday December 15 2nd – 5th Grade Field Trip, OSU Women’s Basketball @ 10 am
Friday December 18 All School Assembly, Winter Celebration
Book Exchange
December 21, 2015-January 1, 2016 NO SCHOOL, WINTER BREAK

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Craft Night at Wilson!

IMG_2869Huge thanks to our PTA volunteers for hosting a wonderful craft night recently. The projects were beautiful and developmentally appropriate for our young wildcats.  Kudos all around for the community and culture building efforts at Wilson!




The Wilson Wildcat choir performed on Wednesday at the annual district-wide Choralpalooza! Our fantastic students did so well! Personally it was wonderful to see former students at the middle and high school level setting such a great example and peek into the future for the young ones.  Big kudos to Ms. Coolen and all the music teachers that worked hard to put this event together!   -Mr. B

Award Winning Author Chris Grabenstein Skypes with Wilson Students


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! 


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