Saturday, December 8, 2012

Updates 12/10/12

Updates 12/10/12

Wiley is a busy place this month! See below for upcoming events:

*Food Friends Food Drive: ends December 14 (See below for urgent needs)
*Interim Reports: December 10

*Conscious Discipline Cohort session, December 11, 7:45am or 4:30pm
*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
*Wiley Wear Sale Ends, December 12
*Band Concert: December 13
*Early Release, 1:15 dismissal: December 21
*Winter Holiday Break: December 24-January 1
*Martin Luther King Day, No School: January 21
*Teacher Workday, No School: January 22

Food Items Still Needed for our Food Friends Drive!
peanut butter
hearty soups
canned vegetables
pasta sauce
mac and cheese
canned pasta
All food donated goes to Wiley community families! Thank you for helping curb hunger at Wiley!

Information on Magnet Student Applications from Magnet Programs

The Magnet Application period is upon us. You are able to apply for magnet schools between January 14 and 25, 2013. There are changes this year that may affect you and your family if you have students going to middle school and/or siblings of current students entering school. Please contact Tamani Anderson-Powell at Magnet Programs with questions. Her email is and phone number is 919-431-7349.

*SIBLINGS MUST apply to the school of the older sibling. There are no more intent forms  so siblings must apply.
*Entering grade (Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade) siblings have the highest priority and will be placed at the sibling's school IF they apply.
*Other grade siblings will have a priority but not a guarantee.
 *There are NO MORE FEEDER PATTERN assignments. ALL students interested in attending a magnet MUST apply. If you are currently at Wiley and not going to middle school-you do not need to do anything.  
*This means that if your child wants to continue in a magnet at the next grade span (Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade) they MUST apply.
*Families wanting their previously promised feeder pattern may ask for it during the final transfer period in May.
*More details can be found at the WCPSS Magnet Website

Wiley PTA Dine and Shop Night

Come be part of Wiley's holiday tradition in Cameron Village this Tuesday. As in years past, Piccola Italia and Ten Thousand Villages are once again showing their support for Wiley by donating a percentage of their sales Tuesday evening to our PTA! Please help make this a successful event. Show you support for Wiley and come out to Cameron Village Tuesday, December 11th! Let's share a yummy meal together and get holiday shopping done.

Ten Thousand Villages will be donating 15% of sales from 10 am-7pm.
Piccola Italia will donate 20% of all evening sales including takeout orders

Don’t forget to mention Wiley when you pay for your order

Conscious Discipline Cohort Details

Tuesday, the Conscious Discipline cohort will be meeting in the Wiley Media Center. There are two meeting times for your convenience: 7:45 am or 4:30 pm. We will be learning about encouragement. Encouragement is based on the power of unity; we are all in this together. Its purpose is to create a sense of belonging for all children and is important for the school community/family because social successes prime the brain for academic achievement. It is not necessary to have attended other sessions in order to get something out of this session, so all are welcome.

Wiley Wear Sale Ending

Please remember that all Wiley Wear Winter Sale orders are due by Wednesday, December 12.