Sunday, January 27, 2013

Updates 1/28/13

Updates 1/28/13

Congrats, Ms. Verhoeven!!
Ms. Verhoeven has been nominated by the NC Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German for the national AATG Outstanding German Educator Award!! This award recognizes excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to the German teaching profession. This is a wonderful honor and we are so proud of your work at Wiley.

Safety Drill Information
All WCPSS schools are required to complete two safety drills a year. One of which is our annual tornado drill and one will be a lockdown drill. Next week, teachers will receive training updates from our WCPSS security administrator. We will follow that training with a practice lockdown drill Friday, February 8. The drill will be calm, quiet, and for practice. With recent incidents in our nation, I understand as adults we have concerns and apprehensions. These drills are to ensure that the adults and students know what to do and where to go in an emergency situation. We will discuss this only as a practice with the students and will not go into detail about examples of real lockdowns. Emergency information from our district is posted HERE. Understand that we cannot explain security procedures in detail with the public because it reduces the ability for us to maintain safety.

Volunteers Needed to Check Eye Sight
Did you know? Wiley parents support the school nurse by providing the initial vision screening for the mandatory grade levels. Parents who had done it for several years "aged up" to middle school, therefore we need new volunteers. The commitment is a three hour class on Friday, Feb 15 from 9:30-12:30;  then together, the parent volunteers schedule 3-4 half days in one week to administer the vision screening to three grade levels. It's a great way to get to know students in different grades and makes a big difference for the school nurse. The nurse  follows up with any child demonstrating a need for further evaluation. This project is a 12-15 hour commitment in a short period of time. If this is a project you are interested in, please contact Pamela Lietz so she can sign you up with NC Prevent Blindness. The half days doing the vision screenings will be scheduled between February 19 - March 15. 

Continuing Band Performs at Royal Bean Coffeehouse
Join us this Saturday, February 2nd at 7pm for a fun show featuring soloists and small ensembles from the Wiley Continuing Band.  The performance is free, and will be held at Royal Bean Coffeehouse (3801 Hillsborough Street).  Come on out and support our excellent young musicians!

Upcoming Dates
January 28: Report Cards go home
January 29: Third Quarter Electives begin
January 31: Talent Show practice
Week of February 4: Wiley Spirit Week
February 8: Lockdown Drill
February 11: Books Are Magic Book Drive Begins
February 15: Early Release Day, 1:15 dismissal
February 18: Teacher Workday, No School for Students