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The Wilmot Word: 2-24-17

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What A Busy Week At Wilmot

The arts took center stage this week at Wilmot.  Second and fourth grade students enjoyed their music and art shows, showcasing their talents as singers, dancers, drummers, recorder players and artists.  Thanks to Mrs. Loda and Mrs. Dubin for orchestrating this wonderful night.  Below you will find pictures from our “Night of the Arts” as well as a picture of students from a recent band festival.  Next week you can also hear band and orchestra students playing at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  Click here for more information.

BINGO is Tonight

Join us tonight for our annual PTO BINGO night in the Wilmot gym.  In addition to BINGO there will be awesome teacher raffles (you could be principal or assistant principal for a half day).  Check out pictures of these cool raffle baskets (game night and movie basket). Other raffle baskets include a Chicago Cubs basket, a pizza party basket, summer and winter themed baskets and even a stuffed animal basket.

Tickets are available here for $25 or tickets are available for $30 at the door.

Jump Rope for Heart – Message from Mr. Tallidis (2nd posting)

Did you know it’s time for our entire school to officially kick-off our Jump Rope For Heart program?  Yes, that’s right!  Our school’s event is right around the corner!  It’s time to go WILD about heart health and saving lives.  We are thrilled to participate in this event as we work together to raise lifesaving donations for the American Heart Association as we learn how good nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives.  

Your child will be telling you about the Zoo Crew animals they can earn, so we wanted to fill you in!  Each zoo animal teaches students a way to protect their heart and avoid risk factors for heart disease and stroke.  Your student can earn all 6! All classes brought home JRFH envelopes that can be used to collect and log all donations until March 8th. Have your child follow directions to create an online login on the AHA website, so I (Mr. Tallidis) can track their progress and give the students all the prizes they earn along the way. During the week of March 8th, the students will be participating in a fun jump rope event during PE class to celebrate our achievements!

PPS Program for 5th Grade Parents (3rd posting)

Please join Parents and Professionals for Success (PPS) for an evening of learning as a parent panel provides insight and expectations to prepare parents of students with 504 plans and IEPs for a smooth transition to middle school. Assistant principals will also be present to share the various levels of support available at the middle school and answer any questions you may have.

  • Thursday, March 9th at 7:00PM at the Deerfield 109 District Center (517 Deerfield Road)
  • RSVP is encouraged to pps 109.org@gmail.com

Crenshaw Chat and Create Event at the Deerfield Public Library – March 1

In support of the D109 One Book, One District initiative the library will host this special activity.  See the attached flier for more information.

Summer School Registration (2nd posting)

Registration for 2017 Summer School will open next week, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. At that time, you’ll be able to log into RevTrak and register your child. Meantime, please visit the Summer School website and view the great course offerings for this summer! Incoming kindergarten families, to register for Kindy Summer Fun, please contact Brandie Roark on or after February 21. If you have any questions about summer school, please contact Summer School co-principals Kristen Paul and Sam Kurtz, or Summer School secretary Brandie Roark.

LifeSkills Parent Program (ongoing posting)

Please join us for the remaining parent LifeSkills sessions, on 2/28 and 3/7 at Shepard Middle School at 7:00pm. Here’s a link to the complete schedule. The speakers for each session are:

  • 2/28, Effects and Warning Signs of Substance Use: Dr. Adam Rubinstein, physician who specializes in treating addiction and physician advisor of Live4Lali
  • 3/7, Taking a Clear Stand on Drugs: Barbara de Nekker, executive director of Community – The Anti-Drug (CTAD). After this final session, CTAD will be hosting a dessert reception so we can gather to celebrate the completion of this great program, and continue our conversations.

Helping Hands Early Childhood Program (2nd posting)

D109 offers a wonderful early childhood program for 3 and 4 year old students.  Click here for more information.

Student Council

Student Council Meeting Dates – All meetings are held at 8:15

  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

  • Mark your calendars – our annual BINGO Night will be held tonight Friday, February 24 in the Wilmot gym.   
Click here to visit the PTO website

Girls on the Run Program – spring session (3rd posting)

Registration for the spring season of Girls on the Run (GOTR) is now open for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls at Wilmot!   Click here to learn more.

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s)

As shared earlier this week we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening. Our teachers are planning interactive activities that demonstrate how we incorporate innovation and the 4 Cs (collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking) into our classrooms. Each grade level will have a different focus.  In order to accommodate all grade level programs and the large number of visitors, we will hold our Wilmot Innovation Night(s) over two evenings in May. Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade families will join us on Thursday, May 11.  Families of 1st, 4th and 5th graders will attend on Tuesday, May 16.  These evenings will replace the showcase night previously scheduled for April 20.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night
  • Saturday, February 25 – District 109 Speech Tournament for 3rd- 5th grade students (held at Kipling Elementary School)
  • Monday, February 27 – BOE meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March – 2nd trimester ends
  • Monday, March 6 – No School Pulaski Day
  • Tuesday, March 7 – PTO  – 1:30 pm

Looking Ahead:

  • Wednesday, March 22 – 1st and 3rd grade music concert and art show
  • Daytime shows  – TBD
  • The night show times are as follows:
    • 1st grade call time for the music concert is 5:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 1st grade music concert begins at 6:00 pm
    • 1st and 3rd grade art fair begins at 6:30 pm
    • 3rd grade call time for the music concert is 6:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 3rd grade music concert begins at 7:00 pm
  • April 10 – 28, 2017 – PARCC Testing for students in grade 3rd – 5th