Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15

Updates from the World of Wiley

This week we celebrate Custodial Appreciation Week.  If you see Mr. Reggie this week, please acknowledge the importance of his hard work around Wiley!  

Media Center Assistance Needed ... Have a few minutes to spare?  Ms. Molloy can use a few extra hands in the morning (between 8:45 and 9:30) and throughout the day with general circulation and shelving.  All ability levels welcome!  Please contact Ms. Molloy if you can help at  

WCPSS announces their first Parent Academy catalog.  You may access the workshops offered by this WCPSS partnership with local community agencies, organizations, businesses, schools, and faith-based institutions here

The Rawlins Fund is excited to announce preliminary details of their fall fundraiser - Monday, November 17 at The Hive (Busy Bee Cafe) from 6pm-9pm.  Please save the date! More details will follow.  

Is your family going to the North Carolina State Fair?  If so, please consider purchasing your tickets on the link below. For each adult ticket purchased with this link, our school will earn $2, and we will earn $1 for each child’s ticket.  Enter Wiley's School code (620) when you click on the State Fair link.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, September 25 - Teacher Workday
Tuesday, September 30 - Open House:  General PTA meeting @ 6, Classroom visits at 6:30 and 7:00

Wiley PTA News

Restaurant Night to Benefit Wiley—September 23rd
Chick-fil-A in Cameron Village will be sponsoring our first restaurant night of the year on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please mention Wiley when you order to make sure we get credit.
15% of Wiley sales will be donated to the PTA. Tell your friends and family to “EAT MORE CHICKEN” and come out to Chick-fil-A at Cameron Village to support Wiley Elementary School.
This offer is good only at Chick-fil-A at Cameron Village on 9/23/14 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on the day of event.
Chick-fil-A at Cameron Village
2000 Cameron St.

Childcare Available for Curriculum Night and PTA General Membership
Meeting on Tuesday, September 30th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The PTA and YMCA Afterschool will offer childcare for school-aged children during Curriculum Night / PTA general membership meeting at no charge. Look for a signup in next week’s blog.

Jellybeans Skate Night Coming on October 4th!
Mark your calendars for an evening of fun at the Cary Jellybeans on Saturday, October 4th, from 5:15-7:00. Skaters pay only $5! Wear your Wiley Wear to show your school spirit. Hope to see you there!

International Book Fair Looking for Volunteers
The International Book Fair is coming to Wiley in October, and we’re looking for one or two volunteers who are interested in learning the ropes this year and then taking over the co-chair roles next Fall. The event runs from Tues 10/21 to Fri 10/24 with set-up on Monday 10/20. If you’d like to discuss the co-chair role and needs this year, please reach out to and

Club Update
We are waiting on final approval for club space requests with WCPSS and plan to launch applications soon. As mentioned last week, clubs offered by outside providers are only permitted by WCPSS after school. PTA Member/Parent run clubs can be held before school.  If your child participates in the Y after school program, they can still join after-school clubs and will be walked back to the YMCA program at the end of the club. Here is the schedule for clubs:
 Tuesday afternoon 3:45-5:00 Kidz Art
(Fee for participation, financial aid available, open to Grades 1-5. Will be open to Kindergarten later in the year) The KidzArt experience supports creativity, experimentation and taking a risk within a non-competitive environment where mistakes are okay! We reach the artistic individual as well as those who never thought they could draw or create works of art!
Wednesday afternoon 3:45-5:00 Club Scientific
(Fee for participation, financial aid available, open to Grades 1-5. Will be open to Kindergarten later in the year) Join Club Scientific, formerly Rock It Learning, for an after school experience that you will never forget! Get ready to break out the beakers!  We'll put them to use as students dive into the world of chemical and physical reactions. It is chemistry chaos at its finest, teaching students how chemistry applies to the real world!
Friday morning 7:45-8:45 Go Green Club
(No fee, open to all) The goal of this club is to encourage students to become environmental stewardship leaders within their school and community. This club will participate in the USGBC NC Environmental Stewardship Challenge. Club activities will fall in the areas of saving energy, conserving water, recycling or using resources efficiently, improving indoor air quality, and improving our school site and the natural environment.
Friday afternoon 3:45-5:00 Chess Club
(Fee for participation, financial aid available, open to all) Chess Achieves helps kids achieve more through chess. Chess gives kids confidence that carries over to many other pursuits. Reading and math skills of children who play chess consistently soar. Their social skills increase regarding sportsmanship, courage facing difficult situations or opponents, and the patience needed for exceptional timing.

If you are interested in leading a club in the future or have questions about clubs, reach out to