Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year!  

Thank You … to our Wiley PTA for coordinating an incredible ‘Winter Thanks’ event for our staff!  The Wiley staff was overwhelmed by the love and generosity of our Wiley families. Thank you!

Wiley Gives Back was a huge success.  Donations poured in each day, and over 600 lbs of canned food were delivered to the Food Bank. Thanks, Wiley families, for opening your hearts to the causes identified by our students.  

Renovation:  In case you haven’t heard, Wiley is scheduled for a major renovation project in 2018/19. We are slated to relocate to the Garner HS Ninth Grade center for the school year and will return to our beloved Wiley campus in 2019/20 … with fabulous updates and new classroom/cafeteria space!  Come hear more about the project and offer your input/suggestions at a Community Event on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30pm in the Wiley Media Center.  Spread the word to your neighbors and friends!  Members of the Design and Facilities Team will be on-hand.  

Calling All Rising Kindergarten Students:  Kindergarten registration is OPEN!  Families must register at their base, and magnet families need to submit an application for rising K siblings during the Magnet Application Period - January 12 - 31. The sooner you can register for Kindergarten, the more helpful it is for us in terms of planning for our 2017/18 staffing/hiring decisions.  Ms. Ruedy, our data manager, is happy to assist and answer your questions - 919-856-7723.

Student Assignment Strips for all students with 2017/18 school assignments were distributed last Thursday, January 5th. Be sure to double-check your assignment for next school year!

Did you hear?  Ms. Wolfgang’s 4th and 5th grade ‘Singing Stars’ were chosen to participate in the 2017 Pieces of Gold performance. Participation in this event is a grand honor, and we hope that our Wiley families will consider purchasing a ticket to support our talented performers!

Arrival / Dismissal Reminders: Please know that the guidelines we offer for arrival and dismissal are for the safety of our students. Adhering to these guidelines helps us ensure the safe, efficient departure of almost 500 students.
  1. Unless you are dropping off for supervised activities (YMCA care, band, Go Green, etc.), students are not to be dropped off prior to the 8:45am bell.
  2. The 'Carpool' departure point is only for those families taking advantage of the convenience of curbside car pick-up. Students sent to the carpool departure area should not be picked up by individuals arriving ‘by foot’.
  3. PM walkers staying to enjoy campus must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times and school rules apply. Students must be ‘in sight’ of their supervising adult at all times. Further, access is limited to the playground area, bordered by the main entrance steps. Other areas of the campus are reserved for use by the YMCA afterschool program.  
  4. Calls to make changes in your child’s afternoon transportation should be received before 3:00pm - 919-856-7723, select 0 for receptionist.

Mark your calendars for our make-up days: Friday, January 27th, Monday, February 20th, and Friday, March 31st

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, January 18 - ‘Open House’ for prospective magnet families - 10:30am and 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 18 - Community Input Session for Renovation @ 6:30pm in Media Center
Monday, January 16 - MLK Holiday - no school
Friday, January 20 - Early Release - dismissal @ 1:15pm
Friday, January 27 - Make-Up Day - school is in session
January 31 - February 3 - Wiley PTA presents Artist In Residence with Ms. Rose’s art students
Friday, February 10 - Early Release - dismissal @ 1:15pm