Friday, April 5, 2013

Updates 4/8/13

Updates 4/8/13

Welcome Back! I hope you and your family had an enjoyable and energizing Spring Break.

Reaching Each Learner, Each Day
A large part of a child's day is individualized to meet their needs at Wiley. We work to provide challenge and remediation support opportunities through multiple means each day maximizing a child's potential. In our recent Wiley Parent Survey about 70% of parents agreed that their child was challenged appropriately and/or received appropriate support when their child struggled. Some of the methods we use to provide individualization are: students' daily work, small groups with teachers, choices of arts and movement electives, choices of our 5 world language classes, and 4 day a week class (WISE) made up of individualized student groups. This is in addition to Academically/Intellectually Gifted and Special Education support. 

In conjunction with our effort to provide challenging and supportive opportunities for all kids, the PTA included related questions in their recent survey to further inform us in what interest families. We are excited to review the results and make decisions based on the information you have provided us.

Wiley Band Registration & Instrument Show and Tell
Registration for the 2013-2014 Wiley Before-School Band is officially open, and all rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are welcome to join!  If you'd like to learn more about band, please visit

If your child is interested in joining band, please join the band for Instrument Show and Tell on April 15 and 17 from 4-5pm in the media center.  At Show and Tell, your child will learn about the instruments in the band, and have the opportunity to try them out!  We'll feature brass and percussion (trumpet, trombone, bells, and snare drum) on April 15th, and woodwinds (flute, clarinet, and sax) on April 17th.
Spring Fever is Here! You can help out with Before and After School Safety and Grounds Maintenance:
To maintain safe play on campus before and after school hours we need your help in the following:

*No dogs are allowed on campus during, before, or after school.
*Trees and plants are planted on our campus for many special reasons. Help them remain so by expecting your child to follow the Savannah Garden expectations (posted at the garden), to not pull on any plants or trees, and to not climb on trees.
*Please make sure your children are in your eye sight. We have had instances of injuries, dog bites, strangers, and accidental property damage during after dismissal play. We do not want any of this to affect you or your children.
*Please refrain from using the 3-5 playground after school. The YMCA is contractually responsible for that space while their program uses it. They cannot have non-YMCA students on the playground with their program.

Your support in safety and supervision matters tremendously in preserving the ability to maintain a child friendly space. This is a huge help to the entire Wiley community, so thank you in advance for meeting the needs of the community while here.
Save the Date for the Wiley Pullen Park PTA Family Night, April 18th, 5-7

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