Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28

Proctors Needed: Access testing for English Language Learners will begin next week and we need you!  Please visit this link for more information.  Contact Chris Hahner for more information – No experience needed!

Winter Thanks Spirit Week … Wiley Gives Back:  What a success!  We received wonderful feedback about our week of fun and service.  Thank you for your participation! 

We LOVE our Wiley PTA!  The entire Wiley staff was treated to a relaxing & delicious breakfast buffet just before the winter break. Family and friends covered the classrooms while we stuffed our bellies and delighted in a fun raffle for awesome prizes. From donuts to Amazon gifts cards to spa treatments … wow, we were spoiled.  Over 60 volunteers were on campus to make this day a success while many others contributed food & raffle prizes. Thank you!
As if that weren’t enough, PTA recently awarded over $1,000 in grant money to support the professional journeys of several of our teachers and administration. Criteria for selection highlighted professional development and links to either our magnet theme or healthy schools initiative.  Again, THANK YOU Wiley PTA!
Spelling Bee:  Congratulations to all of our brave and courageous Spelling Bee finalists! I was so proud of each participant!  Noah, a third grader, prevailed after several tense rounds of battle with a second grader! 

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Hop on over to Dorton Arena where you’ll bump into several of our Wiley students celebrating Chinese New Year.  More information about Raleigh’s Chinese New Year Festival can be found here

Welcome … Since our last update, Kristin Brownell has re-joined the Wiley staff as a reading intervention teacher and Meghan Sollars joined us as a part-time AIG teacher.  AND, we also welcomed back (with love) Katie Ware and Chris Hahner from maternity leave.  Please also join me in welcoming Ms. Love (Ms. Smith’s student teacher from Meredith College), Ms. De Leon (Ms. Jeffries’ student teacher from William Peace University), Ms. Shriver (Ms. Thompson’s student teacher from William Peace University), and Ms. Dombroski (Ms. Williams’ counseling intern from N C State University). 

Behind the Scenes:  Big thanks to these guys for getting us up & running after our winter weather this past weekend!  

Wiley Spotlight

This week’s Wiley spotlight shines on our Teaching Assistant of the Year, Mrs. Kari Brown.  Mrs. Brown serves as a Teaching Assistant in Ms. Thompson’s Kindergarten Class.  Staff and students used these words to describe Mrs. Brown - kind, sweet, caring, and loving.  What more could you ask for?
Congratulations to Mrs. Brown and Ms. Ross (Teacher of the Year) for representing us so well!

 Upcoming Events
Friday, January 29:  Magnet Application Period closes
February 1-5:  Ms. Price’s 5th grade students welcome writer-in-residence Michael Beadle (sponsored by Wiley’s PTA Cultural Arts committee)
Thursday, February 11:  Wiley welcomes Hot Horns for an exciting musical presentation (sponsored by Wiley’s PTA Cultural Arts committee)
Friday, February 12:  Early Release for Students @ 1:15pm
Monday, February, 15: Make-Up Day
Thursday, February 18: Board Advisory Council Meeting @ Millbrook Elementary School at 12:00pm
Tuesday, February 23: Wiley’s Fun Run pep rally
Friday, March 4:  Wiley’s Fun Run; Early Release @ 1:15pm
Thursday, March 10:  Talent Show

News from our Wiley PTA

SPRING TALENT SHOW DETAILS It’s official! The Wiley Talent Show will be held on Thursday, March 10. Contrary to what we wrote in last week’s email, the talent show will be open to all Wiley students (K-5). Interested students should submit information about their acts online by Friday, March 4.
 All the information you’ll need about the show, as well as application instructions, can be found here: 

ANNUAL FUND TAX LETTERS This week, the PTA sent home tax letters for contributions to the Annual Fund. If you did not receive a letter but think that you should have, please email