Monday, April 15, 2013

Updates 4/15/13

Updates 4/15/13

Overall Satisfaction!
The final question of our recent parent survey asked parents if they were satisfied with their child's educational experience at Wiley. An overwhelming 86% agreed that this was so! We believe that it takes a village to educate the Wiley children and we agree that it is one fantastic village! We are working daily to focus on continuous improvement--with children at the center of all we do. Thank you for being a member of our village! "In union there is strength". -Aesop

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.

PTA Updates and Events
*Join us for a fun night at the park! There will be a Pullen Park PTA Family Night on April 18 from 5-7. We will meet at the Carousel Pavilion.  This is the shelter in front of the paddle boats, right by the carousel. 
*Book 'shopping' from our Books Are Magic book drive will be happening this week!  We are so excited that we met our goal of collecting 2,000 books!  Thank you so much for your generosity! Wiley kids will have a summer mini-library thanks to your donations.

Upcoming Dates:
April 15: Report Cards
April 18: Pullen Park Wiley Family Night, 5-7
April 19: Early Release 1:15 dismissal
Week of April 22: Spring Book Fair
May 10: International Night
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
June 3: Field Day
June 7: Fifth Grade Graduation
June 10: Last Day of School