Monday, October 7, 2013

Update 10/7/13

Updates 10/7/13


We had a great turn out for the classroom and gardens and grounds clean up events last week. Thank you to all that participated in helping make our learning environments better and brighter for our teachers and students. Your help made an immediate impact! We would like to extend a special thank you to Patricia Brenzy for organizing the classroom clean up and Hisayo Tago for organizing the gardens and grounds clean up!

Wiley is an Election Day Polling Location 

Wiley is a polling site for tomorrow's elections. This may slightly effect carpool in the morning and afternoon. Thank you for your patience as we participate in the democratic process! Going to vote? Click here to find your polling place

Tutor Training

Tutor training will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:00-3:45 pm, in the French and Spanish rooms.  All tutors, whether working one-on-one with the same student each week OR providing in-class support to various students, are strongly encouraged to attend.  Please RVSP to Judy Williams,

3rd Grade AIG Informational Meeting 

There will be a meeting for parents of 3rd graders interested in the AIG identification process and services on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  Any 3rd grade parent interested in the AIG program is invited to attend.

Invite an International Student to Your Next Family Meal

The Office of International Services at NC State is working to recruit more involvement in their Break Bread program. This program finds volunteers at NC State and in the Raleigh community who are willing to share a meal with international students and introduce them to American culture. Since Wiley shares in their global focus, they would like to extend an invitation to our families to host international students at a family or community meal. Please find more information here 

Walk to School Day Weather Worries

Heavy rain is possible Wednesday during our planned Walk to School Day. IF we determine the need to cancel the event we will do so Tuesday evening and make a phone call home to all families. 

Walk to School Day Details

Please join us in celebrating International Walk to School Day with others around the world at Cameron Village Library! Our walk will begin at 8:30 and staff will be at Cameron Village at 8:20 to help supervise students.
•Please check in with your child’s teacher upon arrival.
•We will begin our walk at 8:30am.
•Permission slips were due October 2nd and parents / guardians are welcome to share this experience with their child.
•Bus Routes will be routed to Cameron Village Library.
•Scheduled Walking Route - Cross the street at the library (Clark) and then turn Right onto Johnson St.  We will then turn Right onto East Park and Left onto Valley View up to the school.  The trickiest crossings are Clark St. and then again where East Park crosses Park.
•Please remember to wear your Wiley T-Shirt.

Upcoming Events

International Walk to School Day, October 9 
International Book Fair, begins October 14th
Fall Band Concert, October 17th, 7:00pm
Early Release, 1:15pm dismissal, October 18th
3rd grade parents AIG information/CogAT test results explanation; October 23, 5:30pm
Fall Pictures, October 25th
Teacher Workday, No School, October 28th

Wiley PTA Updates

Grand Opening of the Wiley PTA Student Store

Grand Opening of the Wiley PTA Student Store is on Friday, October 11th!  Parents and students please come and visit us outside the media center from 8:45-9:30am.  We will have Vintage Wiley Wear T-shirts on clearance for 8.00 per shirt to make room for our new and improved Wiley Wear Fall Line coming soon!  In addition to t-shirts, we will have other Wiley goodies on sale and you may also stop by to check out sample colors and sizes of the new Wiley Wear Fall Line!  This is your chance to help us clean out the old and bring in the new!  Last minute chance to purchase a Wiley Wear t-shirt to wear for early release day on Friday, October 18th!   See you all there!

Wiley International Book Fair 2013

The Book Fair Starts Monday, October 14!

Joan Holub, author of The Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training series will be joining us on Tuesday, October 15th for a reading and signing at 4:00 pm.  Be sure to purchase your books to have her sign.

The international book fair starts next Monday. Our local Quail Ridge Book store will provide a great selection of internationally themed books. There are many ways for you and your friends/family to participate:

-Visit Quail Ridge Books online at  or in person from October 14th and 18th to purchase books. Mention Wiley at checkout or in the online notes section, and the school will receive 20% of your total purchase. Please forward this information to friends and family.

-Come to the book fair! Hours are below and include a late evening (6:30 close) on Tuesday. We will have food vendors in the teacher’s parking lot.  Dinner from Chirba Chirba Dumplings and dessert from the JAM ice cream truck will be available and 15 – 20% of their profits will go to our PTA. 

-Select some books for your child to purchase. All children will come home on Monday with a wish list they have created.  To purchase, either send a check (payable to Wiley PTA), cash or come by the media center with a credit card to take a look at the book selection.  We will be collecting donations for the Book Fairy Fund to ensure that each child goes home with a book.

In addition, our library and classrooms desperately need new books.  The teachers have created WISH LISTS.  Let’s fill their classrooms and our library with their wishes!  We need your donations!

Wiley Media Center October 14 – 17
Monday 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:45 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Elyse Lyons ( or Heather Nguyen (

Phantom Fundraiser

The Phantom Fundraiser is off to a great start!  Over the past two weeks we have raised over $5500. That is more than 1/3 of the way to our goal ($13,400)!  Thank you to the families who have already donated.  If you have not yet donated, please consider all the Wiley programs you love (like our Cultural Arts programs and International Night). What would Wiley be like without them? Phantom funds directly provide for these amazing programs!  Consider giving just $10 this week to secure the programs that make Wiley such a special place to learn and grow! Our Paypal link was recently down but it is up and working again! To download a donation form or donate using Paypal, please go to:   

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card

Harris Teeter will give Wiley money for every purchase you make of a Harris Teeter Brand product during the school year.  All you have to do is ask them to link your VIC card!  Last year, Wiley earned almost $900 from Harris Teeter.  At checkout, simply tell the Harris Teeter cashier to link your card to Wiley (#2920), or link on-line and press the re-link button on right, You have to relink your VIC card every school year!

Sat. October 12 and October 26 – You can help Wiley earn even more money at the Harris Teeter VIC Link events at Cameron Village Harris Teeter, 500 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.  You and your Wiley students can help shoppers link their VIC cards to Wiley (to raise funds for all of our students), it is that easy!!!  Please RSVP to Stefanie Reed, - We need to have at least 4 families volunteer to make it worthwhile.  The event will be on October 12 from 11am to 1pm and October 26 from 10am to 1pm, and don't forget your Wiley wear!  You do not have to work both days or the entire 2 to 3 hours when you sign up. Please let Stefanie know the best day and time.  We can’t do it alone – we need our Wiley parents!!!