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The Wilmot Word: 3-10-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

Students were very busy this week at Wilmot.  During PE all students participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event. Thanks to our families for supporting this event and assisting our students in raising money for this important cause. Check out these pictures of 5th graders learning to play the guitar.  Students are learning to play a variety of songs.  Today our students also participated in our annual Erin’s Law presentation. Students attended an age appropriate presentation with Victor Pacini about sexual abuse (see below).   

 

Erin’s Law

Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12.  Victor Pacini, a motivational speaker who is a survivor of sexual abuse, presented grade level programs to our students to teach them basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. Mr. Pacini’s program, Be Seen and Heard 2.0, is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. He discussed:

  • Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches
  • Safety rules at home and school
  • Saying “NO”
  • Secrets
  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her
  • Telling a trusted adult

 

The BrightBytes 1:1 Survey is Open (2nd posting)

District 109 is committed to continue our in-depth review of the impact of our use of technology in teaching and learning. Our partnership with BrightBytes, an educational technology research company, allows us to conduct valid surveys and gain very specific, insightful and actionable data. We are seeking input from teachers and administrators, the students themselves, and parents. You should have received an email from Dr. Lubelfeld on March 1 with a link to the survey. If you haven’t yet done so, please take about 5-10 minutes to complete the BrightBytes questionnaire. The deadline to complete the survey is March 20.

 

PR and AED Tutorials (2nd posting)

District 109 encourages parents and staff to understand how to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and to use an automated external defibrillators. State law requires the Illinois High School Association to post a hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators training video on its website. District 109 encourages parents and staff to click here to view the video on the IHSA website. It  will take less than 15 minutes of your time.

 

Lost and Found (2nd posting)

Please stop by Wilmot and check the lost and found tables for missing jackets, hats, gloves, balls/toys etc.  Our lost and found closet is overflowing.  Items have been moved to tables in the inside foyer.  All unclaimed items will be donated over spring break.

 

Calling All Wilmot Grandparents (2nd posting)

Grandparents are very important people in the lives of many students. We want to invite our Wilmot grandparents to be a part of their grandchild’s school life by sharing information with them about what is happening at Wilmot. We have started a grandparent email distribution list allowing us to share our Wilmot Word with grandparents.   Click here to add your child’s grandparents to our grandparent contact list so that we can send them news and event invitations. Please make sure you ask these special people for permission to share their contact information with us (or forward this email so they can complete the form themselves), and let them know that they can expect to receive news from District 109

 

Summer School Registration (final posting)

Registration for 2017 Summer School is open.  You can log into RevTrak and register your child. 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.

 

Student Council  – Meets on Monday, March 13

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

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

 

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

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

 

 

  • Friday, March 17 – Progress reports will be posted and available in Family Access
  • Wednesday, March 22 – 1st and 3rd grade music concert and art show
    • Daytime shows
      • 8:50 – 1st grade
      • 9:25  – 3rd grade
    • The night show times are as follows:
      • At fair opens for 1st grade families at  5:30 (1st grade families may also visit the art fair following the concert)
      • 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
  • Friday, March 24 – Cultural Arts assembly – IN10CITY (Hip Hop show) – 10:00 am
  • Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31 – School resumes on Monday, April 3
  • Monday, April 10 –  Friday, April 28, 2017 – PARCC Testing for students in grades 3rd – 5th
  • Tuesday, April 11 – PTO meeting – 1:30
  • Friday, April 14 – No school due to Good Friday