Saturday, December 1, 2012

Updates 12/3/12

Updates 12/3/12

I cannot believe it is December already!! Time flies when you're having fun learning!

There is no greater village than Wiley's
On Tuesday, a Wiley parent and I sent you an email and posted a blog about 4 teachers' needs in schools devastated by Hurricane Sandy. As of Saturday--every one of the projects were already fully funded. A few Wiley parents were even specifically mentioned on the classroom's Donor's Choose website in words of thanks. I am so proud to be part of such an amazing group of people. Kids all over the country are better because of who we are as a community.

PBIS Assembly

Did you know that Wiley is an award winning PBIS school? We are because of our dynamic implementation of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support program. Friday was a great example of why we are so dynamic! Our PBIS student club and teacher committee hosted an assembly for all students. We watched the teachers (hilariously) act out undesirable behaviors and our 5th grade students act out the desired behaviors for the playground and the stairwells. We also practiced pretzel breathing (ask your child to show you how), sang the Wiley Song, and said the Wiley Pledge. Through the school-wide assembly we were able to support student success by positively teaching the expectations for Wiley--and build our community while doing so!

Food Friends Food Drive

Keep the donations coming! Please send  in your non-perishable foods in non-glass containers now through December 14. All food goes to local families!

After-school Playground Update

Thank you to parents and students for maintaining the Wiley Way (respect for self, others and property) after school on the playground. We have seen a great improvement in accidents, damage to the grounds, and supervision!

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