Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7

Looking for some weekend fun? Let Wiley students provide the entertainment!  Catch the Wiley thespians in their musical performance of Hello Dolly at Broughton HS Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.  OR, if you’re looking for something a little more academic … don’t miss the action of the Wiley Science Olympiad teams in their competition at Broughton HS on Saturday.  Both groups of students have been going ‘the extra mile’ to ready themselves for the weekend!  Good luck! 
Don’t forget to wrap-up your weekend by getting a little dirt under the fingernails.  Gardens & Grounds is sponsoring a workday on Sunday afternoon!  Please consider helping us spruce up the place before we showcase our amazing school on the Magnet Schools of America's national conference tour!

Wiley Wonderers:  If one of our Wiley Wonderers slipped into your suitcase over Spring Break please allow it to jump into a bookbag to make its way back home.  We loved the Tweets … from inside the Wiley walls and beyond! 

Earth Day Activities:  Live It Up! Hillsborough Street is hosting their annual Earth Day Celebration happening Saturday, April 11, 2015. They will be showcasing different art and sustainability projects and also will have story time and kids crafts! Live & Local: Earth Day on Hillsborough Street is a free, family-friendly, event that will start at 2:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. http://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/_files/docs/ll_earthday_eventmap_frontback_printversion.pdf

Single Subject Acceleration:  Please note the following:
*SSA Nomination Window April 13-24  
*Only written applications will be accepted; applications are available from the SSA website and must be turned in to Dr. Cecconi-Roberts, AIG Teacher
*Please contact Dr. Cecconi-Roberts, lcecconi-roberts@wcpss.net, or view the SSA website, www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com for more information.

Wiley Band Registration & Instrument Show and Tell
Registration for the 2015-2016 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 http://www.wileyelementaryband.com

If your child is interested in joining band, please join us for Instrument Show and Tell on April 13 and 15 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 13th, and brass and percussion (trumpet, trombone, bells, and snare drum) on April 15th.

Books are Magic:  The Book Drive has been extended … now is the time to do a little spring cleaning with those bookcases!  Please consider donating gently-used books for our Wiley “bookstore” that will provide books for those needing assistance in building their summer book collections. Collection bins are located throughout Wiley. 

End of Grade Testing: Our End of Grade (EOG) testing dates have been set.  Please mark these dates on your calendar now! Below you will find the list of specific dates.  If you are a K-2 Wiley family, please keep reading! This year we have a greater need for volunteer test proctors. While proctoring is not the most fun you will ever have, it’s essential to providing all students with a positive testing environment. The more volunteer proctors we have, the more teaching assistants we can leave in your child’s classrooms. Also, by having K-2 families proctor, this will  provide you with insight into the world of EOGs. As a Wiley family, we look forward to another opportunity to pull together to support our school!

Calling all volunteers . . . WE NEED YOU! Please visit this link to sign up to proctor.
Proctors will need to attend a one hour training prior to EOG testing. The training consists of a 30 minute security video and 20 - 30 minutes of talk time. Proctor trainings will be scheduled the week of May 4th at various times throughout the week.

Tuesday, May 19th:  3rd Grade ELA and 4th Grade Math
Wednesday, May 20th: 3rd Grade Math and 4th Grade ELA
Thursday, May 21st:  5th Grade ELA
Friday, May 22nd: 5th Grade Math & Makeups
Monday, May 25th: No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26th: 5th Grade Science & Makeups
Wednesday, May 27th: Makeups

Please contact our Testing Coordinator, Chris Hahner, with any questions. You may email her at
chahner@wcpss.net or leave a message in the office with your name and phone number.

Wiley Spotlight
… will return next week!

 Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 8: Book Fair – open until 6:30 w/ food trucks!    
Thursday, April 9: Book Fair; Hello Dolly @ BHS
Friday, April 10:  Book Fair; Report Cards; Hello Dolly @ BHS
Saturday, April 11:  Science Olympiad @ BHS; Hello Dolly @ BHS
Sunday, April 12:  Gardens & Grounds work day – come one, come all!

Monday, April 13:  Band Preview – 4-5 in media center
Tuesday, April 14:  K field trip to Science Museum
Wednesday, April 15:  Band Preview – 4-5 in media center
Thursday, April 16: Archie’s class field trip to Prairie Ridge
Friday, April 17: PTA sponsored cultural arts performance – the Opera

Please consult the calendar on our website: www.wcpss.net/wileyes for additional upcoming events.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too … @wileyelementary

News from our Wiley PTA
Last Week of Collections for Fun Run
Thanks to all have paid and/or collected pledges for the Fun Run. We are at 91% right now and aiming to get to 100% this week. If we can collect 100%, Wiley will profit over $20,000 for much-needed technology updates.
You should receive a list of outstanding pledges in your child’s Monday folder today. Please help your child connect with their sponsors and send in payments . Payments should be in a sealed envelope with student's name and teacher on the outside. Please bring in pledges by Thursday April 9th in time for our final count day.

Spring into Reading at Wiley’s Spring Book Fair this Week!
The Spring Book Fair starts Tuesday! Come to Wiley’s Media Center to Spring into Reading and browse the selection of books for sale.
Book Fair Hours:
Tuesday 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:45 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
 •The fair is open late on Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.   Food trucks will be on campus for dinner and dessert (Captain Ponchos and JAM Ice Cream), with 10-20% of their profits going to our PTA.  Plan to take a night off from cooking and enjoy an easy meal with friends at Wiley!
 •The book fair is always FUN, but we need your help for it to be successful.  We especially need help during preview day (9:30 am – noon, when the K-2 students come to look), before school sales (8:45-9:30 am), and after school sales (3:30 pm until closing).  To sign up for a time that works for you, please visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050C48ADAA229-spring 
We look forward to seeing you at the fair! For more information or with questions about volunteering, please contact Lisa Fultz or Wendy Worley at spring.book.fair@wileypta.org.

2015 Wiley Science Night April 16th, Including Family Project

Wiley’s Science Night is coming up soon on April 16th at 6:00 p.m. The event will begin with a quick PTA meeting to elect our Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. Then, we’ll launch into a fun-filled evening with plants, animals, demonstrations, activities, and lots more! Take part in the family cardboard challenge! This event is not to be missed! If you’re interested in volunteering to help with the event, email science.night@wileypta.org.