Monday, April 7, 2014

4/7/14 Updates

Wiley Updates

Congratulations, Mrs. Hahner!!
Right before our break Mrs. Hahner was named a finalist for WCPSS Teacher of the Year! This means she has been recognized as one of 12 of the best of our district. We are so proud  for her to be honored in this way. You may remember that Mrs. Jones was also named a finalist during last year's competition. For Wiley to have 2 finalist in back to back years is a phenomenal acknowledgement of the dedication and quality of teachers we have. Thank you for supporting this award winning faculty in their work with your children. We really do have the best village of them all!

Elective Registration for 2014-2015
It's already time to sign up for elective/language courses next school year!  Elective Registration forms come home today, Monday, April 7th in your child's Monday folder.  Please complete the forms and return them to your child's homeroom teacher no later than Friday, April 11th. You will notice the forms look slightly different this year.  Courses are grouped by strand.  When making your choices, you must select your priority ranking by quarter (i.e. Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)  However, this will require you to look at each quarter rather than each strand. For example, look at all the Q1's first, and then rank them. Look at all the Q2's next and rank those.  And so on.  If you have any questions or need a new form, please email Sadie Hoover at   Remember that forms must be turned in by Friday, April 11th

Upcoming Dates
April 11th, Elective Registration Due
April 14th, Report Cards 
April 18th, Holiday, No School 

Wiley PTA Updates
Wiley Band Registration & Instrument Show and Tell
Registration for the 2014-2015 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 us for Instrument Show and Tell on April 14 and 16 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 woodwinds (flute, clarinet, and sax) on April 14th, and brass and percussion (trumpet, trombone, bells, and snare drum) on April 16th.

Chess Club Session Sign Up
It’s time to sign up for the next session of Chess. The session is open to students in 1st grade and up and will be offered on Fridays starting April 11th through Friday June 6th (with no session held if school is not in session). The sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the media center. Both novice students and experienced players are encouraged to sign up as we will have two levels. 
In order to offer this service to Wiley students, parents of Chess Club members will be asked to volunteer their time to assist in supervising the children at one or more morning sessions. Note that parent volunteers must be registered as volunteers at WCPSS. For more information about the Chess Club, you may contact Melanie Harsch at 
The fee for the session is $110. A limited number of scholarships are available for families who are experiencing financial hardship. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Thursday April 10th.  To learn more about Chess Club Scholarships and obtain an application, please contact Teresa Jones, at
To sign up: 
  1. Go to
  2. Select Start in School on the left side of the screen. 
  3. Select click here to register for chess team at top. 
If you do not have access to the internet and wish to register, simply bring a check for $110 to the session Friday morning to register. 
Wiley Wear Spring Orders Due by Tuesday April 8th
A quick reminder that WileyWear orders are due tomorrow, Tuesday April 8th.  Short sleeve t-shirts for children and adults (plain and tie-dye) and performance tech shirts are available.  Order form is attached - ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 8th.