Monday, April 22, 2013

4/22/13 Updates

4/22/13 Updates

Gotta Keep Reading was a HIT!
The results for the Gotta Keep Reading program are in, and we are thrilled by how many students participated. There were 161 Wiley students who completed their reading goal and were invited to our library dance party celebrations! The library dance parties were a huge success, with Mr. Erik from Cameron Village Library entertaining the K-2 students and our very own DJ Katie Ware spinning tunes for the 3-5 students. Our participation numbers doubled from last year's reading incentive program, the Muddy Buddy Book Club. We owe a big thank you to our teachers and parents who promoted the Gotta Keep Reading program, and to our PTA for their support. Let's keep the momentum going by encouraging our students to read this summer!
Student Performers
Twelve Wiley students recently rehearsed for and performed in Broughton High School's production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. We are so proud of the dedication to practice and the courage to audition and perform!! Way to go, Ms. Pawlowski for making this collaborative idea with BHS a reality!

Support Those Who Support our Community
Through the years the Salvation Army has helped a number of Wiley families.  Now it's our turn to give back.  The shelves of this community organization's food pantry are bare as we look ahead to the summer months- a time of particular food stress for many families.  With school out, many children are left without resources for breakfast and lunch and families often turn to the Salvation Army for assistance.  

If you'd like to help, check your cupboards for any canned goods or other non-perishable food items that would help the Salvation Army re-stock their community pantry.  Items like canned fruits, vegetables, meats, peanut butter and powdered milk are needed.  So pick up some extra items at the grocery store and send them to school with your child the week of April 29. They will be taken at the end of the week to the Salvation Army and to the cupboards of our community.

Staff Appreciation
Follow this LINK to volunteer with the PTA during staff appreciation week May 6-9.

Spring Band Concert
Come see what band is all about at our Spring Concert!  The concert will be held at Pittman Auditorium at St. Mary's School on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm.  Our band director, Ms. Thompson, will be happy to talk with you and answer your questions about band after the show!

Registration for next year's Wiley Band is open through April 30, and all rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are welcome to join.  For more information and registration forms, please visit
Upcoming Dates:
THIS Week: Spring Book Fair
April 25: Spring Band Concert (7pm)
May 10: International Night
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
June 3: Field Day
June 7: Fifth Grade Graduation
June 10: Last Day of School