Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12

General Wiley News

Assignment for 2015/15 School Year:  Assignment strips were sent home today notifying you of your child’s placement for the upcoming school year.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Ruedy ( or 919-856-7723) if you have questions.

Kindergarten Registration:  Kindergarten Registration will open Thursday, January 15.  We will accept registrations all day on Thursday.  After January 15th, registration will be open daily from 9:30-2:30.  Documents needed for registration:  proof of residence, birth certificate, immunization record, parent/legal guardian ID. 

International Showcase:  We culminated first quarter activities with a showcase of talent highlighting all that’s been going on in electives and language classes. We plan to do the same for second quarter on Wednesday, January 21.  Make plans to join us during your child’s electives/language block:  4/5 @ 9:20, 2/3 @ 12:20, and K/1 @ 1:45.  Seating will be available in the balcony. 

Third Quarter WOW (Wonders Of Wiley) sign-ups:  Sign-ups for Friday’s WOW clubs will be sent home Thursday. 

PBIS/Wiley Way contest:  The PBIS Club is sponsoring a school-wide Wiley Way contest in which students may create an original song, skit, rap, bookmark, poster or cheer that promotes following the Wiley Way.  Sign-ups are open, and entry forms are available on Ms. Williams' door.  

Student Teachers:  This month we welcome four student teachers to our Wiley family.  Please welcome these new faces when you see them! 
            Ms. Caroline Hinson with Ms. Henderson, NCSU
            Ms. Annetta Kinton with Ms. Jones & Ms. Jeffries, Peace University
            Ms. Monica Long with Ms. Thompson, Peace University
            Ms. Mary Jo McCloud with Ms. Blum, NCSU

Super Saturday event:  WCPSS’s PAGE (partners for the advancement of Gifted Education) is holding its Super Saturday event February 7.  Parents will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, and students can enjoy a fun class on a variety of topics.  More information can be found here

Broughton High School Spring Break Camp:  Looking for something for the kids to do during Spring Break?  You may wish to consider Broughton High School Theater Club’s Spring Break Camp. The half-day camp is for ages 6-14 and will be held at Broughton High School.  For more information contact: Elin at 

Wiley Spotlight

This week’s spotlight shines on Ms. Abel, second grade teacher.
If you could work anywhere, besides Wiley, where would it be? In a camp-setting, daycare … somewhere definitely working with kids.   
Who is your most memorable teacher?   That’s an easy one!  Ms. Susan Conklin, fourth grade teacher at Gatelot Elementary School in Long Island, New York.  I used to play school all the time when I came home from her class.  She was sweet and patient. 
Tell us about your favorite teaching moments.   I love those moments when students realize that I don’t actually live at school … “What?  You mean you go home after this?!”    

What is your favorite thing about Wiley?  I enjoy the small community feel.  It’s nice to be able to walk in the hallways and know most of the students.  The parent involvement is incredible, and the students really look out for each other.  

Upcoming Events
CASE 21 (WCPSS benchmarking assessments) will take place all
week in Grades 2-5

Tuesday, January 13: 3rd grade field trip to Planetarium, Skate Night @ United Skate from 6-8:30
Friday, January 16:  2nd Quarter ends
Monday, January 19:  Holiday
Tuesday, January 20:  Workday
Wednesday, January 21:  Electives Showcase
Thursday, January 22:  Spelling Bee @ 1:30
Tuesday, January 27:  PTA Restaurant Night @ Neomonde
News from our Wiley PTA

Welcome back Wiley Families. We have lots of fun events coming up, and we’ll be sending reminders out regularly.

FREE Roller Skating Night Tuesday 1/13 6-8:30 p.m.
Come join your Wiley friends and the Frozen characters for a night of roller skating at United Skates, 2901 Trawick Rd in Raleigh. The event is free of charge for all Wiley families. Skate rentals are $3.00.

Technology Night Date Change—Now Thursday February 12th at 6 p.m.
Technology Night has  been moved to February 12th at 6 p.m. More details will follow on the event, childcare and the topics to be covered in the PTA General Meeting.

Calling Talented Parents (& Guardians!) of Talented Children.... The Wiley Talent Show Committee needs You!
Wiley's Talent Show is a time children share talents, skills and creativity ... or just invite others to laugh along with them. It's great fun! But it doesn't happen through magic. It happens through illusion - the illusion it was no work at all.
Parent "illusionists" are needed for the Initial Review of Acts (aka Audition Day), the Dress Rehearsal and the Talent Show itself. Stage experience is NOT required. If you are flexible and can commit to a few weeks of (managed) chaos in February and early March, if you know about sound systems, lighting, script writing, organizing details or wrangling cats, the Wiley Talent Show needs you! It is an amazing opportunity to serve our kids and encourage them to shine.
Initial organization and planning will begin later this month. Due to technology changes, even if you've volunteered before, we need to hear from you again!  Please commit to helping with this great event by emailing Scott Andrews at

Volunteers Needed for Science Night
Science Night is coming up mid-April. Our fabulous chair, Sarah Luginbuhl needs your help to make this event a success! There are volunteer opportunities for those with time available during the day or evening. Please reach out directly to the chairs at She is planning an initial organizing meeting in the near future.

Fun Run Committee Members Needed:
Last year, Wiley had its first fun run. This year, we’re beginning the planning early to allow time to make changes to make the event a great fit for Wiley. We’re looking for committee members to help us with this event. Please email           to join the group and help define what the event will look like this year.

Afterschool Clubs Update—Registration for 2015 Open
The next sessions of after school clubs will start in January / February and registration for all of them is open!  Please note that all clubs are now open to kindergartners.  Need-based financial aid is available.  For more information, please contact
Chess - Available to K-5 students, this club will meet from 3:45 - 4:45 on Friday afternoons (full school days only) in the art room from 1/23/15 - 3/20/15.  The cost is $110.  To pre-register with PTA, please go to:
Club Scientific - Available to K-5 students, this club will meet from 3:45 - 5:00 on Tuesday afternoons in the art room from 2/3/15 - 3/31/15.  The cost is $120.  To register, please go to:
KidzArt - Available to K-5 students, this club will meet from 3:45 - 5:00 on Wednesday afternoons in the art room from 2/4/15 - 3/18/15.  The cost is $105.  To register, please go to: