Monday, October 22, 2012

10/22/12 Updates

10/22/12 Updates

*Wow! Our kids are talented! The band concert was fantastic last week. The beginners sounded amazing and the continuing students sounded like old pros!

*It's International Book Fair week at Wiley! Students can begin to purchase books Tuesday of this week. Wednesday, the fair will be open until 6:00pm for families to browse and shop.

*October is Disability History and Awareness Month. At Wiley we are learning and reflecting about the multiple perspectives regarding disabilities and abilities. Ms. McCann's class is currently doing this through their literature study. They are reading Wonder, Sahara Special, and Granny Torrelli Makes Soup to explore the perspectives of those with differences and the people in their lives. I was impressed by the profound presentations of work done by the students based on Wonder. They were inspired by literature, by a character with amazing perseverance, and by their classmates. You could have heard a pin drop while they talked. It is powerful, 21st century learning when students step outside themselves and consider the world through the perspective of others. I am proud of our students for going above and beyond in this way!

*Please check Wiley's website for the most updated calendar. We have many "no school" days coming up. Please see below.
       -Oct. 31 is a teacher workday. No school for students.
       -Nov. 6 is a teacher workday (and election day). No school for students.
       -Nov. 12 is Veteran's Day. No school for students.
       -Nov. 13 is Fall Picture retakes and Report Cards go home.
       -Nov. 21-23 is the Thanksgiving holiday.

Updates from the Wiley PTA

Phantom Fundraiser is going on now! Make sure you check out the attached flyer in this week's email. We appreciate your support!

Wiley Families, we need your help!
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card.
Harris Teeter will give Wiley money for every purchase you make of a Harris Teeter Brand product during the school year. All you have to do is ask them to link your VIC card! Last year, Wiley earned almost $2,000 from Harris Teeter. At checkout, simply tell the Harris Teeter cashier to link your card to Wiley (#2920), or link on-line and press the re-link button on right, You have to relink your VIC card every school year!
The PTA went through the carpool line about 2-3 weeks ago. We were not able to link some of your Harris Teeter VIC cards because last names changed since your enrollment in the VIC Program. Please check the bottom of your Harris Teeter receipt to see if you are linked to Wiley. If there is no school then you need to follow the steps just mentioned. We currently have 100+ families linked to this program. Wiley has roughly over 400 families. Please take a moment right now and link your card online, in the store or call 1-800-432-6111 and choose option #3.
To raise even more free money
November 3 and November 10 – You can help Wiley earn even more money at the Harris Teeter VIC Link events at Cameron Village Harris Teeter, 500 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. You and your Wiley students can help shoppers link their VIC cards to Wiley (to raise funds for all of our students), it is that easy!!! Please RSVP to Stefanie Reed, - We need to have at least 4 families volunteer to make it worthwhile. The event will be on November 3 and November 10 from 10am to 1pm, and don't forget your Wiley wear! You do not have to work both days or the entire 3 hours when you sign up. Please provide Stefanie the best day and time. We can’t do it alone – we need our Wiley parents!!!