Spirit Week: To kick off International Carnaval, Wiley will be having a SPIRIT WEEK, which begins today through May 8th. This spirit week incorporates ways to investigate the world, hear others' perspectives, and take action. We hope you will enjoy this fun week by showing your true Wiley Spirit. View the SPIRIT WEEK FLYER here.
International Carnaval: International Carnaval (formerly International Night) is this Friday! Please mark your calendars for May 8th from 6-8 pm. Food Trucks and the Photo Booth will begin opening at 5:30 pm. We are still in need of volunteers. Please check out this sign-up link HERE to see if there is a spot where you can help. Please take a look at theInternational Carnaval flyer to see a more detailed schedule, list of food trucks, and a map of the event. We look forward to showcasing our International Studies theme with our Wiley family and friends.
This week, the spotlight shines on Ann Coventry (Lead Secretary & Book Keeper) and Margaret Price (Fifth Grade Teacher). They are pictured above clowning around during the recent fifth grade Williamsburg trip.
Here's what Ms. Price had to say:
What do you like to do during the summer? Travel – I enjoy going to the beach and traveling the east coast. I also enjoy visiting family in South Dakota and New York. I am currently planning a European summer.
If you could teach anywhere (other than Wiley), where would it be? There’s no other place like Wiley! (So, I’m a permanent fixture until I’m wheeled out.)
Who was your most memorable teacher? My middle school social studies teacher in Fort Knox, Kentucky - he motivated his students while always bringing out the best in them.
What is something that you are most proud of, that most people wouldn’t know about you? When I taught fourth grade (in Rapid City, SD), my class won a National Principals Award for a website we designed on Native Americans. I missed the awards ceremony in Atlanta because we were grounded due to the events of 9/11.
What do you like to do during the summer? I like to go to the beach when I have a chance to do so.
If you could work anywhere (other than Wiley), where would it be? Singapore – I enjoy visiting there, and I have family living in Singapore.
Who was your most memorable teacher? Mrs. Anderson - the Head Mistress at my boarding school in London. As an eight-year old child at a boarding school without my parents, she was extremely kind and loving to me.
What is something that you are most proud of, that most people wouldn’t know about you? I am a trained chef and worked for the Prime Minister of London. I have cooked for Michael Palin, the Monty Python team, and many other celebrities.
If you could have anyone as a teacher who would it be? Ms. Price! She taught both my children.
International Spirit Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, Single-Subject Acceleration testing
Monday, May 4 – Water Awareness Day – wear blue
Tuesday, May 5 – International Relationships Day – wear crazy mismatched clothing
Wednesday, May 6 – Language Day – “hello” hat day
Thursday, May 7 – Environmental Respect Day – wear earth-loving outfits for Flower Power Day – dress 60s
Friday, May 8 – You Day! – wear a flag on your shirt or clothing from your native country; International Carnaval; International Week Pep Rally @ 3
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
Teacher Appreciation Week is Here:
It's time to show our teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them! Many of you have signed up to volunteer and/or bring in food for the Staff Appreciation lunches Monday-Thursday this week. If you are, please label dishes so that they can be returned and remember that we will be feeding 60-70 people. Thank you!
We are so fortunate to have such wonderful teachers and staff at Wiley. This week provides us with a great opportunity to show our teachers how much their hard work means to us. Something as simple as writing a note or bringing in flowers means a lot!
There are still opportunities available to volunteer to help with the lunches. Consider signing up for one of the spots to set up / clean up:
Thank you in advance for helping make our teachers feel appreciated!
International Carnaval and PTA Election is this Friday—Friday May 8th!
International Carnaval (formerly International Night) is this Friday! Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 8th from 6-8 pm. Food Trucks and the Photo Booth will begin opening at 5:30 pm. Our committee has been very busy organizing, creating, contacting, and delegating! We are down to the final details, and you might be able to help. Please check out this sign-up link to volunteer:
We look forward to showcasing our International Studies theme with our Wiley family and friends. In addition, we will be electing our 2015-2016 PTA Exec Board at this event.
Nominations are as follows:
President: Teresa Jones
Vice President: Elyse Lyons
Treasurer: Christine Belledin
Secretary: Hadley Cairns-Heath
Pullen Park and Jersey Mike’s Restaurant Night on May 21st
Our last social event of the year will be a combined event. Grab dinner at Jersey Mike’s and come to Pullen Park to enjoy dinner with your Wiley family. Details to follow in next week’s blog, but mark your calendar for this fun event.