Monday, May 13, 2013

Updates 5/13/13

Updates 5/13/13
An Amazing Week
Last week was a great celebration! Our parents fed the staff a daily international feast for Teacher Appreciation Week. Families brought foods from all over the world to sustain us through spring fever!
We also had one more chance to honor our WCPSS Teacher of the Year finalist, Mrs. Jones. Local businesses sponsored the district banquet for hundreds of staff. This VIDEO spotlights Mrs. Jones and the other 11 finalist. Out of 9,000 teachers we are more than honored to call Mrs. Jones part of the Wiley family.
Finally, our famous International Night--Wow! My cheeks still hurt from smiling!! The student performances, student market, art galleries, and global games were more than impressive. We organized the entire night to be 100% student centered which made for a joyous event for all. Additionally, the student chosen organization Stop Hunger Now will receive $1,002 from our basket raffle! We raised these funds in just 3 hours for an organization so closely aligned to Wiley's mission of taking action in our community. This year's event could not have been possible without the collaboration of teachers and parents. Thank you for another awesome celebration of our globally focused world at Wiley!
Library Books Due Soon
All library books are due back to the media center by May 24th. If you have a lost or damaged library book, please read the following information on Ms. Molloy's website: WEBSITE. She also has some tips on the best places to look for lost library books: LOST BOOKS. Please contact her if you have any questions:
Moonlight Pizza, Anyone?
Tuesday, May 21 is Wiley Restaurant Night at Moonlight Pizza. Moonlight Pizza is donating 15% of ALL day proceeds to the Wiley PTA. Help support Wiley while supporting one of our neighborhood restaurants. Spread the word to your non-Wiley friends and family, too!
Parent Input for 2013-2014
Last week, I will began collecting parent input letters regarding placement in classes for next year. You can drop off a letter in the office or email it directly to me at If you choose to write a letter, please consider the following questions:

1. What went well this year and what could be even better for your child next year?
2. What kind of learner is she or he? 
3. What kind of environment does she or he tend to thrive most?
4. **Because teachers primarily develop class lists for their students in the next grade (ex. current second grade teachers make classes for the students' third grade year), the answer for the following question will be shared with grade level teachers: Are there one or two other students with whom they should be placed in order to facilitate a smooth transition? 

Parents of rising Kindergarteners, please feel free to also write a letter for your child! These will be considered during staggered entry.

As in the past, your letter will remain confidential (with the exception of question 4). Remember that I cannot accept letters that request specific teachers in any way.  The last day we will accept letters for rising 1st-5th graders is May 24, 2013
Upcoming Dates:
May 21: Moonlight Pizza Restaurant Night 
May 24: Parent Input Letters due date
May 27: Memorial Day Holiday
June 3: Field Day
June 4: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 9am 
June 7: Fifth Grade Graduation, 9:30am
June 10: Last Day of School