Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18

Wiley International Carnaval Photos:  If you would like to save and print your own photo booth pictures, please visit Then, click on the EVENTS link.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast:   Calling all of our incredible Wiley volunteers!  Please allow us to celebrate you at our Volunteer Breakfast on Monday, June 1st at 8:45am.  No matter how big or small your contribution, we are grateful for you!  Your invitation is here.  (Surely, you’d hate to just sit around after eating such a delicious breakfast … make plans to stay to volunteer at Field Day. See below!) 

Media Center News:  The media center will be open for book check out through Thursday, May 21. All books and magazines that have been checked out by students are due back Friday, May 22. Lost books can be paid for by a check made payable to Wiley or cash in the exact amount (we cannot make change). If you pay for a lost book and later find it, you can donate it to the library or keep it. We cannot refund money. Please contact Ms. Molloy with any questions about lost books. Thank you!

Field Day:  We will need your help for Field Day 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 pre-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 me know so that I can ensure that we have full coverage.  If you are interested in helping please send me an e-mail ( or send a note to school with contact information.  This year we are also having our volunteer breakfast before field day, so it would be a great way to allow us to thank you for your time and energy, as well as help out one more time this year!   

End-of-Grade testing:  This week, our 3rd-5th graders will take their end-of-grade tests for Reading & Math.  Fifth grade science will be administered Tuesday, May 26.  

One more shout-out for Ms. O’Brien!  Ms. Ware and I were honored to join Ms. O’Brien at last week’s WCPSS Teacher of the Year banquet.  Thank you, Ms. O’Brien, for representing us so well! (And thank you, PTA, for sponsoring & supporting us at the banquet!)

Wiley Spotlight
This week, the spotlight shines on Reggie Eaddy, Wiley’s custodian. 

Here's what Mr. Reggie had to say:  
What do you like to do during the summer? Fish, play basketball with my son, and sleep.
If you could work anywhere (other than Wiley), where would it be?  So many choices … The Oval Office - White House, Washington DC
Who was your most memorable teacher? Mr. Williams – Wendell Elementary School, Wendell, NC.  He had the ‘power of the pen’ … which meant that he wouldn’t argue back with you, but he would use his pen to write it down and send it to the office. 
What is something that you are most proud of, that most people wouldn’t know about you?  My kids – Jade (age 12), Kayshawn (age 11), and Latrell (age 6)
If you could have anyone as a teacher who would it be?  My father; he was a great teacher. 

 Upcoming Events
Monday, May 18:
Tuesday, May19: EOGs
Wednesday, May 20: EOGs; field trip – Ms. Kurtz & Ms. Leigh’s class
Thursday, May 21: EOGs; Family Night @ Pullen Park & Jersey Mike’s dining night out
Friday, May 22: EOGs

Don’t forget that Monday, May 25 is a holiday and there is no school!

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

News from our Wiley PTA
Pullen Park Event and Restaurant Night:  Pullen Park Social Event & Restaurant Night:  On Thursday, May 21st, the PTA will have the last social event and restaurant night of the year. Jersey Mike’s on Peace Street will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the PTA. Grab some sandwiches and head to Pullen Park (408 Ashe Ave) for an evening of fun with your Wiley friends. We have reserved the Carousel Pavilion beginning at 4:00. Rides at Pullen Park are $1.

Peace St. Jersey Mike's:
200 West Peace Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Tel: 919-832-7972

Pullen Park:
408 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

Tel: (919) 996-6468