Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13

Thank you Wiley PTA:  Wow!  Take a look at the incredible technology boost we’re getting thanks to our fantastic PTA! We can't wait to get these into our students' hands! 

Wiley Wear:  When you're cleaning out the closets please set aside any Wiley wear that no longer fits your child/ren.  We are accepting donations of gently-used Wiley wear in the main office. 

State Fair:  Proceeds from online ticket sales can benefit Wiley!  Use our school number, 620, when purchasing online at

WCPSS Magnet Fair:  Sadie Hoover, Wiley’s Magnet Coordinator, is seeking parent volunteers to join us at the Fall 2014 Magnet Fair on November 1st.  Please consider joining the Wiley team to provide the parent-to-parent perspective for our prospective families.   Contact Sadie at  if interested. 

 Wiley Spotlight

This week’s Wiley Spotlight shines on our Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Amelia Evans.

What do you like to do during the summer? I enjoy spending time with my daughter and going to church. 

If you could pick anywhere to work, where would it be? Why? (And you can't pick your present job). I would work anywhere that I could work with children … somewhere in the USA with warm weather!

What's the funniest thing that has happened to you while at Wiley?  There are a lot of funny things!  One time I was walking up the sidewalk to the office and my lens fell out of my glasses. All of a sudden I was wondering why I was seeing things so differently.  I touched my glasses and realized the lens had popped out! 

Who was your favorite teacher in school?  Ms. Squire, a teacher at Garysburg Elementary School in Garysburg, NC (near Roanoke Rapids).  She was one that would talk to you, and she could tell if something was wrong.  She had a way of holding you accountable for your actions while also helping you learn. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 10/14:  Wiley Dines Out (Lunch & Dinner): Oak City Meatball
Thursday, 10/16: Wiley Band Concert @ 7:00pm in the Media Center
Friday, 10/17: Early Release (dismissal at 1:15pm)
Sat 10/18: Harris Teeter Relink Event, Cameron Village, 11:00am-1:30pm
Tuesday, 10/21 - Friday 10/24: International Book Fair
Friday, 10/24:  Picture Day and Fifth Grade Parent Lunch & Learn @ 12:00 – WCPSS Middle School Magnets, presented by Tamani Anderson-Powell, Director of Marketing & Communications in the WCPSS Magnet Office
Wednesday, 10/29: Teacher Workday
Saturday, 11/1:  WCPSS Magnet Fair at Southeast Raleigh HS from 9am-12pm
Mon 11/17:  Cecilia Rawlins Fund Kickoff at BusyBee to Benefit Backpack Buddies for Wiley Students, 6-9 pm 

News from your Wiley PTA

Tuesday 10/14 Restaurant Day at Oak City Meatball:
Oak City Meatball Shoppe will be hosting our next restaurant day on Tuesday, 10/14. Stop by for lunch or dinner! Wiley will receive 10% of the day’s proceeds. The restaurant is located at 180 East Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601. It is open from 11:30 a.m. until midnight. Phone is  919.714.9014 if you’d like to place a to go order.
Wiley Band Concert on 10/16 at 7:00 p.m.  
Don’t miss the Wiley Band concert in the Media Center this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. It’s a fun event and a great chance to hear the results of hard work by our band.
Harris Teeter Relink Event Help Needed 10/18:
Have you linked your Harris Teeter Vic Card to Wiley (Code 2920)? Imagine the possibilities for Wiley if more people link! On October 11th and October 18th from 11-1:30, come to help our Wiley Merchant Rewards team increase our numbers. Sign up at the following link. Email Stef Reed at with any questions.
Tea Collection Business Partner Event:
Facing an empty fall closet for your child and planning some shopping? Consider shopping Tea Collection at and enter the code SDF14WILEY between Monday 10/13/2014 and Sunday 10/19/2014 and Wiley will receive 20% of your final order total and you’ll receive free 6-10 business day shipping.
International Book Fair - Author Reading and Volunteer Help:
The International Book Fair is coming to the Wiley Media Center Tuesday, October 21 - Friday, October 24.  It is a wonderful Wiley event.  Please come check it out!
We also have a very special event planned for the afternoon of October 22.  Local author Stephanie Greene (author of the Princess Posy and Owen Foote books) will do a reading, answer questions and sign books.  Captain Poncho’s Taco Truck and a dessert truck on site at 6:00, so plan on making an evening of it!  
We need volunteers to help make the International Book Fair a success!  There are lots of slots available, including setting up, doing book inventory, covering morning and afternoon sales, mid-day monitoring and clean up!!!   Use the link below to sign up:
Volunteers Needed:

Wiley currently has a need for volunteers who can clean projectors, computers and computer tables for classroom teachers.  This task would require bringing a small handheld vacuum and a step stool to reach mounted projectors.  All other necessary tools will be provided (i.e. screwdriver, cleaning kit, wipes).  The best time for this task would be during planning periods of classroom teachers, so as not to disrupt core instruction or elective courses.  This type of cleaning will help maintain the life of our technology devices.  If interested in this opportunity, please email Sadie Hoover at