Monday, May 12, 2014

Updates 5/12/14

Wiley Updates
EOG Volunteers Needed/EOG Volunteer Training
If you have signed up to proctor THANK YOU!!! Please plan to attend a mandatory one hour training at one of the following times:
May 12th 3:15-4:15pm, 
May 13th 8:15-9:15am
 May 13th 3:15-4:15pm
May 20th 8:15-9:15am
Volunteers MUST be cleared through the Wake County Volunteer Registration System.  If you are not yet cleared, you MUST register between 8am-4pm on a Monday (May, 12, 19)
***If you have not signed up to proctor and are available to, please sign up right away at the link below ***
Contact Zandra Henderson at with EOG volunteer questions.
Volunteer for Field Day
We need your help for Field Day, June 9th, to be a success once again this year.  K-1st-2nd grade games will begin at 9:30 and end at 11:30.  Students in 3rd-4th-& 5th will begin at 1:00 and end at 3:00.  Volunteers will be able to sign up for a game when they arrive at school on the day of the event.   All volunteers must already be approved in order to take part in our activities.  You may volunteer for the whole day, or just during a certain time period, but please let us know so that we can ensure that we have full coverage.  We could also use help in gathering supplies, or taking pictures as well.  If you are interested in helping please send Mr. Schisler an e-mail or send a note to school.  
Important Dates
Now through May 14th: SSA Parent Nomination Window
May 9: International Night, 5-7pm
May 13: SSA Parent Info Night Conducted by WCPSS at Wiley, 5:30pm
May 22: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 9:15am-10am
May 23: Last Day to turn in optional Parent Input Letter (see 5/5/14 blog post)
May 26: Memorial Day holiday, No School
May 30: Science EOG for 5th Grade
June 2: EOG 3rd-5th grades
June 3: EOG 3rd-5th grades
June 9: Field Day
June 11: 5th Grade Graduation Celebration
June 12: Last Day of School 
Wiley PTA Updates
PTA General Meeting—5/22, Free Babysitting
The PTA will be holding its final meeting of the year and general election (see below) on Thursday, May 22nd . We’ll be reviewing the budget and our two President candidates will be giving speeches. If you are not yet a PTA member, you’ll have the opportunity to join that night so that you can vote in the election. 
The YMCA will be offering free babysitting for Wiley students during the meeting in the cafeteria. Babysitting will open at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.  Please use the following link to sign up for babysitting so we can let them know how many children to expect that evening. 
PTA Officer Election Starts Today
Current PTA members will be receiving paper ballots to elect PTA officers in today's Monday folders. If you are a current PTA member as of May 1st and do not receive a ballot, please contact Catherine Bray at
Instructions for Ballot
  1. Please select the candidate(s) of your choice on the ballot, or you may write in a candidate's name. 
  2. Place ballot in envelope provided and seal. PLEASE – ONLY ONE BALLOT PER ENVELOPE. Envelopes containing more than one ballot can not be counted.
  3. Sign the outside of the envelope, affirming that you are a current Wiley PTA member. Ballots will be separated from envelopes before being counted. Votes will remain anonymous.
  4. Return by any of the following methods. All ballots must be received by May 22nd
  • Your child’s May 12th or May 19th Monday folder
  • Drop sealed envelope in ballot box in Media Center
  • Bring to Wiley PTA general membership meeting on May 22nd, 7:00 pm.

PTA Looking for Audit Committee Members—No Daytime Requirements
The PTA is looking for members of the Audit Committee for the 2014-2015 school year. We would specifically like to know of any Wiley parents with CPAs or other similar accounting experience. The time commitment is minimal and can work with a full-time job as reviews can occur outside of school hours. For more information on the role of the Audit Committee, please reach out to with questions or to volunteer your time. 

Spring Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Week and International Night a Hit
The PTA wants to send a huge thank you out to all of the volunteers who made two weeks of events a huge success.
The Book Fair did very well despite weather cancellation of the late evening event. Students went home with some wonderful new books, many of which were recommended by one classmate to another. In addition, the Book Fairy Fund collected enough money to fund a book for every child who could not afford one. Many students went home with atlases, non-fiction, or great, thick chapter books to enjoy during the summer. Thanks to all donors and volunteers! 
Teacher Appreciation was fantastic. Every day, we heard teachers commenting on the great lunch options that day, how nice it was to skip making lunch for a week, and the generous, thoughtful and creative events / gifts put together by students and room parents. Thanks so much to all parents who volunteered to make the event such a success. 

International Night is always a favorite event at Wiley, drawing current and past students for a night of food trucks, fun, and performances. This year’s event was a huge success. We heard parents wondering where to buy the great songs from the performances, saw Chinese yoyos flying through the air, and heard students commenting that they’d never tried Greek food before and really liked it. The Taiko drumming at the end was a big hit as well. This is one of our biggest events during the year, so thanks to all of the volunteers who made it happen!