Sunday, November 25, 2012

Updates 11/26/12

Updates 11/26/12

Welcome Back Wiley Family! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was restful and full of joy! Don't forget that our Food Friends Food Drive begins today. We are collecting food to help Wiley families sustain the long holiday break. Please send in non-perishable, non-glass contained food between today and December 14.

Book Club News
Ms. Molloy has invited fifth grade students to join the Fifth Grade Co-ed Book Club, which begins meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the media center during lunch. There are two book selections: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor. Students can sign up for the book club in the media center and check out the title of their choice. There is no limit to the number of students who can join the book club, but there are limited copies of each title available from the Wiley library, and the books will be given out to those who sign up first. Copies of both titles are also available at the public library. The book club provides a fun way for students to dine together and discuss great literature. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Molloy, our media specialist.

Jingle Bell Run

The Raleigh Jingle Bell run is this Saturday.  It is not too late to REGISTER! It starts and ends in front of Wiley.  Several running club students, Ms. Bennett, and Ms. Gower will be participating.  Everyone is welcome to join or cheer on the runners!  The link is listed below.  Anyone interested should sign up for the 5K under "Wiley Running Club".

Upcoming Parents' Chat

Would you like time to hear about the happenings at Wiley? Want time to ask questions and get feedback? Join Ms. McMahon in the media center on December 12 at 9:30am-10:15am or 6:00pm-6:45pm for information on the Common Core curriculum, our international magnet theme, and state and county assessments.

Important Dates to Remember:

*Food Friends Food Drive: November 26-December 14
*Interim Reports: December 10
*Shop and Dinner Night at Piccola Italia and 10,000 Villages: December 11
*Parents' Chat with Ms. McMahon: December 12, 9:30am or 6:00pm
*Chorus and Band Concert: December 13
*Early Release, 1:15 dismissal: December 21
*Winter Holiday Break: December 24-January 1