Sunday, November 4, 2012

Updates 11/5/12

Updates 11/5/12

*For the last two weeks, our Global News Network students have taught students about the presidential election through our daily GNN news show. Today, all students will vote in our Kids Voting election. Who do you predict the students will elect for US President? I will update you as soon as all results are counted!

*Please do not forget that Tuesday is a teacher workday. There is no school for students. If you are able to take your child to vote with you, please do so! Find your polling site HERE.

*During Tuesday's teacher workday, Wiley teachers will participate in our 4th professional development session of the year focused on differentiated learning and teaching. Do you know what differentiation is? Do you want to know more about differentiation? This article is written specifically for parents to explain what differentiation is and this article gives more in depth explanation about what differentiation looks like in the classroom. You can always talk to your child's teachers about differentiation as well.

*Our students donated 6 large boxes (FULL) of candy to US troops last week. Ms. Howell, a third grade mom, gave Urban Oasis Dental quite a surprise with the big delivery Friday!

*The new and improved WCPSS website launched Sunday. Check out the new format and easy to follow links.  

*Our families are amazingly giving!
      -Our PTA Phantom Fundraiser totals continue to grow. We are just shy of $8,000 in donations. Please help us reach our goal of $18,000! This fundraiser is how the PTA is supporting our media center with new books aligned to the new state curriculum, quarterly cultural arts programs, and events like International Night and Science Night. We cannot do it without the Phantom fundraiser! Thank you for your donations! 
      -Our PTA International Book Fair net totals are not in yet, but we do know that over $660 was provided for the Book Fairy. That provided over 80 students with books! Again, thank you!!
     -The Wiley gardeners are happy to receive any perennial divisions from your home gardens.  Please bag and mark what's in the bag and leave under the the bridge in the courtyard garden.  They are specifically looking for daisies or black/brown-eyed Susans. Also, donations of any bulbs or annuals are always welcome. Lastly, we are seeking families who are willing to put ivy cuttings in water over the winter to grow roots and then plant in bare patches on the grounds in the spring.  Cuttings will be provided.  Contact Pamela Lietz ( if you are interested.