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The Wilmot Word: 4-21-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

Wilmot celebrates Earth Week. The Deerfield Sustainability Commission has worked with our Green Committee chairs (Mrs. Miltimore and Mrs. Dubin) as well as all D109 schools to support a green community. Use these links to help spread the word about energy conservation and sustainability:  The Home Energy Game and The Home Energy Survey.  Please also think about sharing your Earth Week activities on Twitter with the hashtags:  #GreenUpDeerfield #wilmot109  #engage109 !  #GreenUpWilmot.

Mrs. Miltimore’s students spent time this week cleaning and caring for Clarissa’s Prairie.  Thank you for taking care of our environment.

Josh’s On the Square – Student Council Eat and Earn (Monday Night – April 24)

  • Josh will donate 10% of all sales made by Wilmot families and their friends to our student council, between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • There will be a DJ from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to help us make this a fun night for Wilmot students and their families.

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

As shared previously we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening.  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. Click here for more information regarding the Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade evening which will be held on Thursday, May 11.  Families of 1st, 4th and 5th graders will attend on Tuesday, May 16.  Click here for information about the May 16 event.  

In addition to our classroom teachers specials and support staff will be available for visits each evening. The following staff will be present on either May 11 or May 16.

May 11th

Music – Mrs. Loda, Spanish – Ms. Kayne, LMC – Ms. Lathan, ELL – Mrs. Simon, Resource – Ms. Shlensky, Instructional Coach – Mrs. Hoyt, TAP – Ms. Kinley, School Psychologist – Mrs. Novak, Speech and Language – Ms. ross

May 16th

PE – Mr. Tallidis, Art – Mrs. Dubin, TAP – Ms. Kinley, Instructional Coach -Ms. Schafer, Resource – Mrs. LoSavio, Resource – Mrs. Reedy, School Social Worker – Mrs. Pettinger, Speech and Language – Mrs. Smith, Interventionist – Mrs. Zwirn, LMC – Ms. Lathan

Goals and Concerns Form (final posting) – DUE TODAY

Click here to find  the 2017-2018 Goals and Concerns Form.  This is an optional form parents may use to communicate information for consideration when we make class placements for the 2017-2018 school year.  The placement process is long and involved and our staff puts a great deal of time into making class placements that best meet the needs of all students.  If you have specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  All forms are due today Friday, April 21.

The Wilmot Talent Show is Back

Get ready for our annual Wilmot talent show.  Ms. Rallis will again coordinate the talent show for students in 2nd – 5th grades.  The talent show is a fun way for students to perform for their friends and family. In the past we have had some challenges as students form groups to perform with.  We need to work together and view this as an opportunity to teach our boys and girls the importance of being inclusive.  Click here for more information about the talent show.

Field Day (1st posting)

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd. This is a full-day event involving outdoor

activities that will be split into two parts (K-2 in the morning from 9:00-11:10 and 3-5 in the afternoon from 1:00-3:15). Each grade will be wearing their class T-shirt to demonstrate their Wilmot Pride! Lunch will occur at their normal times.  Students will eat their previously ordered “Fun Lunch” or a sack lunch from home.  In addition, we are in need of parent volunteers. Please email mr. Tallidis at: stallidis@dps109.org if you would like to help out.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Let’s celebrate our wonderful teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week – May 8-12.

Student Council Meetings

  • May 8
  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

Thanks to the Wilmot community for donating so many shoes for our shoe drive!

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt)

The Wilmot Philanthropy Club has been very successful this year as we work to give back to the community.  Team Give has helped organize school events throughout the year, roughly one event each month. We created marketing materials to help promote events, participated in arts and crafts projects that support charities, collected and sorted donated items, made school announcements, and much more.  Please visit our website below for more information!

http://teamgive.weebly.com/

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, April 21 – Goals and Concerns Forms are Due
  • Monday, April 24 – Board of Education meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26 – 5th grade parent orientation evening at Caruso – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 27 – 5th grade trip to the Lake County Courthouse
  • Tuesday, May 2 – Band/Orchestra Concert at Wilmot – 9:00 am
  • Thursday, May 4 – Band concert 7:00 at Caruso
  • Friday, May 5 – Kindergarten Round Up – all day
  • Tuesday, May 9
    • 5th graders visit Caruso – pm
    • PTO meeting – 1:30

Looking Ahead

  • Wednesday, May 10
    • Bike and Walk to School Day
    • Spring orchestra concert – at SMS -7:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11th
    • Author Doreen Cronin visit for 4th & 5th grade. 1:30
    • Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Rosheger & Wolff)
    • Kindy, 2nd and 3rd grade- Innovation Night
  • Friday, May 12
    • Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Epstein & Whelan)
    • South Park/Wilmot 5th grade social mixer at CMS – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, May 15 – BOE meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 16
    • 1st, 4th and 5th grade Innovation Night
    • 3rd grade instrumental music parent recruitment evening
  • Tuesday, May 23 – Philanthropy Fair – 3:30 – 5:00
  • Thursday, May 25
    • New Student Tours – 3:30 pm
    • 4th Grade Little Red Schoolhouse Trip –  Heintzelman – morning and Newman – afternoon
  • Friday, May 26 – 4th Grade Little Red Schoolhouse Trip – Craig – morning and Bonus – afternoon
  • Monday, May 29 – No School due to Memorial Day
  • Thursday, June 1 – Evening Talent Show – Time: TBD
  • Friday, June 2 – Field Day
  • Monday, June 5
    • Student Council meeting-8:15 LMC
    • Field Day rain date
    • BOE meeting – 7:00 pm

The Wilmot Word: 4-14-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

Check out the latest edition of Wilmot Elementary School News, produced by our 5th grade TAP ELA kids. Among other stories of interest you will learn about how we are using our new Buddy Benches.  Click this link:  https://vimeo.com/213128356

Yesterday fifth graders went to the Art Institute  here’s what Mrs.Dubin has to say about the trip: 5th graders had a blast when we went to Chicago’s Art Institute yesterday!  Students went on a docent-led tour called “Clues from the past” and later, students went with smaller groups on a choice-based tour.  5th graders were so excited to see the famous works of art they had learned about in school such as Paris Street Rainy Day, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, The Old Guitarist, Nighthawks, The Child’s Bath and TONS more!!!  Favorites also included the Thorne Miniature Rooms and the new armor galleries called Saints and Heroes.  At the end of the day, everyone was given a free, one-day family pass to the Art Institute.  How cool is that?!  Now, our 5th grade artists can be docents for their families!

 

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

As shared previously we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening.  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. Click here for more information regarding the Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade evening which will be held on Thursday, May 11.  Families of 1st, 4th and 5th graders will attend on Tuesday, May 16.  Click here for information about the May 16 event.  These evenings will replace the showcase night previously scheduled for April 20.

 

Goals and Concerns Form (3rd posting)

Click here to find  the 2017-2018 Goals and Concerns Form.  This is an optional form parents may use to communicate information for consideration when we make class placements for the 2017-2018 school year.  The placement process is long and involved and our staff puts a great deal of time into making class placements that best meet the needs of all students.  If you have specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  All forms are due by Friday, April 21.

PARCC (ongoing posting)

PARCC testing will begin next week for 3d – 5th grade students.  Click here to see a copy of the PARCC testing schedule for each grade.

Destination Imagination (DI)

Congratulations to the four Wilmot DI teams (Fantastic 7, IncreDIbles, Team of Tomorrow, and #savethepolarbears) for advancing to the DI Global competition this May in Knoxville, TN.

Support our DI students by attending a Potbelly Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19

Support District 109’s SEVENTEEN DI teams that earned invitations to GLOBAL FINALS at the University of Tennessee in May, just by eating dinner at Potbelly! Dine in or carry out – no flier needed!

Wednesday, April 19  |  5-8pm

Potbelly in Deerfield Square, 740 Waukegan Rd.

25% of all proceeds will go to District 109 DI teams to offset their expenses to represent their schools and our District at Global Finals.

Meet our Spanish Long Term Substitute (2nd posting)

As many of you know Mrs. Grum will start her maternity leave next neek.  I am excited to introduce Señorita Kayne, who will serve as our Spanish long term for the remainder of this school year.  Click here to learn more about Señorita Kayne.

Student Council Meetings

  • May 8
  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

As you get ready for spring cleaning, save your old shoes. For the 3rd year in a row, we will be working with Stuff for the Poor to collect used shoes in any condition and any size. They will be sent to Africa and be sold to help raise money for school supplies and school fees for orphan children. Stuff for the Poor is an inspiring organization, and you can learn all about them at www.stuffforthepoor.org. We will be collecting the shoes from April 17 – April 21, and through this seemingly small and simple act, we can continue to teach our children the value of doing good deeds and helping people all around the world

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt) (2nd posting)

The Wilmot Philanthropy Club has been very successful this year as we work to give back to the community.  Team Give has helped organize school events throughout the year, roughly one event each month. We created marketing materials to help promote events, participated in arts and crafts projects that support charities, collected and sorted donated items, made school announcements, and much more.  Please visit our website below for more information!

http://teamgive.weebly.com/

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, April 14 – No school due to Good Friday
  • Friday, April 21 – Goals and Concerns Forms are Due
  • Monday, April 24 – Board of Education meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26 – 5th grade parent orientation evening at Caruso – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 27 – 5th grade trip to the Lake County Courthouse

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday, May 2 – Band/Orchestra Concert at Wilmot – 9:00 am
  • Thursday, May 4 – Band concert 7:00 at Caruso
  • Friday, May 5 – Kindergarten Round Up – all day
  • Tuesday, May 9 – 5th graders visit Caruso – pm
  • Tuesday, May 9 – PTO meeting – 1:30
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Bike and Walk to School Day
  • Wednesday, May 10 –  Spring orchestra concert – at SMS -7:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11th – Author Doreen Cronin visit for 4th & 5th grade. 1:30
  • Thursday, May 11th -Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Rosheger & Wolff)
  • Thursday, May 11th -Kindy, 2nd and 3rd grade- Innovation Night
  • Friday, May 12 – Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Epstein & Whelan)
  • Friday, May 12 – South Park/Wilmot 5th grade social mixer at CMS – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, May 15 – BOE meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 16 – 1st, 4th and 5th grade Innovation Night
  • Tuesday, May 16 – 3rd grade instrumental music parent recruitment evening

The Wilmot Word: 4-7-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

This was a busy first week back to school.  4th & 5th grade TAP students attended a field trip to Northern Illinois University on Wednesday.  These students participated in a program called Stem Read.  Students engaged in several different activities based on the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis.  These activities included skills that required collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving.  Two of the activities required students to build a levy to save their lab from hurricane waters.  They were so engaged!  To end the day, author Lauren Tarshis spoke to the group about her I Survived series.  She discussed her writing process, the lengths she goes to when she researches her books, and the difficulties she encountered as a student learning to read.  It was a wonderful day!  

Today we had our 2nd P.A.W.S. assembly.  Thanks to Hannah and Jake for leading this program.  Students paired off with their buddies and participated in a game show, playing Hot Potato, to practice the P.A.W.S. principles.  Many students earned prizes and everyone had a lot of fun.  Students are now earning paws for our final P.A.W.S assembly which we will hold at the end of the year.

Goals and Concerns Form (2nd posting)

Click here to find  the 2017-2018 Goals and Concerns Form.  This is an optional form parents may use to communicate information for consideration when we make class placements for the 2017-2018 school year.  The placement process is long and involved and our staff puts a great deal of time into making class placements that best meet the needs of all students.  If you have specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  All forms are due by Friday, April 21.

PARCC (ongoing posting)

PARCC testing will begin next week for 3d – 5th grade students.  Click here to see a copy of the PARCC testing schedule for each grade.

Meet our Spanish Long Term Substitute

As many of you know Mrs. Grum will start her maternity leave next neek.  I am excited to introduce Señorita Kayne, who will serve as our Spanish long term for the remainder of this school year.  Click here to learn more about Señorita Kayne.

District 109 Show Choir Info for 5th-7th Grade Families

Mark your calendars for the following Pizazz and Charisma open house and audition events:  Open House: Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-7:45 pm, Caruso Auditorium. All interested 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students and families are welcome.

Dance Clinics:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 3:15-4:45pm, Caruso Auditorium (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 3:15-4:45pm, Shepard Lunch Room (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)

Auditions:

  • Thursday, May 4: 6-7th grade, Caruso Lunchroom, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Friday, May 5: 6-7th grade, Shepard Lunchroom/Choir Room 408, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Monday, May 8: 5th grade, Caruso Auditorium, 3:15-5:15pm

Complete the audition form before May 2. Visit the show choir website for complete information. If you have any questions, please contact co-director Christine Wells (cwells@dps109.org).

Student Council Meetings

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

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

As shared previously we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening.  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.

Wilmot PTO News

Spring session for after school enrichment begins on Monday, April 10

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt)

The Wilmot Philanthropy Club has been very successful this year as we work to give back to the community.  Team Give has helped organize school events throughout the year, roughly one event each month. We created marketing materials to help promote events, participated in arts and crafts projects that support charities, collected and sorted donated items, made school announcements, and much more.  Please visit our website below for more information!

http://teamgive.weebly.com/

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, April 10 –  Friday, April 28, 2017 – PARCC Testing for students in grades 3rd – 5th
  • Tuesday, April 11 – PTO meeting – 1:30
  • Thursday, April 13 – 5th grade trip to the Art Institute
  • Friday, April 14 – No school due to Good Friday
  • Friday, April 21 – Goals and Concerns Forms are Due
  • Monday, April 24 – Board of Education meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26 – 5th grade parent orientation evening at Caruso – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 27 – 5th grade trip to the Lake County Courthouse

Looking Ahead

  • Tuesday, May 2 – Band/Orchestra Concert at Wilmot – 9:00 am
  • Thursday, May 4 – Band concert 7:00 at Caruso
  • Friday, May 5 – Kindergarten Round Up – all day
  • Tuesday, May 9 – 5th graders visit Caruso – pm
  • Tuesday, May 9 – PTO meeting – 1:30
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Bike and Walk to School Day
  • Wednesday, May 10 –  Spring orchestra concert – at SMS -7:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11th – Author Doreen Cronin visit for 4th & 5th grade. 1:30
  • Thursday, May 11th -Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Rosheger & Wolff)
  • Thursday, May 11th -Kindy, 2nd and 3rd grade- Innovation Night
  • Friday, May 12 – Kindy AM field trip to Wagner Farm (Epstein & Whelan)
  • Friday, May 12 – South Park/Wilmot 5th grade social mixer at CMS – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, May 15 – BOE meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 16 – 1st, 4th and 5th grade Innovation Night
  •  Tuesday, May 16 – 3rd grade instrumental music parent recruitment evening

The Wilmot Word: 3-25-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot  – More Career Awareness Activities

We had another amazing week at Wilmot learning about careers and helping students build dreams for their future.  

Kindergarten students had a visit from Mrs. Spector, a veterinarian and Wilmot mom.  Students learned how to care for pets at home and also learned about different areas of veterinary medicine.  These areas included:  vets who work with farm animals, vets who work with the armed services, zoo vets, vets who work with rescue animals as well as  vets who take care of house pets.  Mrs. Spector shared information about the tools used by veterinarians that help them care for animals (such as x-ray machines and ultrasounds).  Finally, student learned about the school required to become a veterinarian and the important role of STEM education.

Fifth graders were excited to learn about and experience the legislative process on Friday, with State Representative, Scott Drury.  Representative Drury taught the students how a bill becomes a law.  The fifth graders then came up with ideas for bills that related to the length of the school week and school year.  Students enjoyed participating in a friendly debate on these topics, to determine whether or not their bills should become laws.

 

Wilmot Elementary School News (WESN) (2nd posting)

Check out the latest edition of WESN. Click on this link:  https://vimeo.com/208868873

 

Goals and Concerns Form (1st posting)

Click here to find  the 2017-2018 Goals and Concerns Form.  This is an optional form parents may use to communicate information for consideration when we make class placements for the 2017-2018 school year.  The placement process is long and involved and our staff puts a great deal of time into making class placements that best meet the needs of all students.  If you have specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  All forms are due by Friday, April 21.

 

PARCC (ongoing posting)

PARCC testing will take place in April for 3d – 5th grade students.  Click here to see a copy of the PARCC testing schedule for each grade.

 

District 109 Show Choir Info for 5th-7th Grade Families

Mark your calendars for the following Pizazz and Charisma open house and audition events:  Open House: Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-7:45 pm, Caruso Auditorium. All interested 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students and families are welcome.

Dance Clinics:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 3:15-4:45pm, Caruso Auditorium (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 3:15-4:45pm, Shepard Lunch Room (5th grade students, arrive as you are able to make it over; the clinic will officially begin at 3:45)

Auditions:

  • Thursday, May 4: 6-7th grade, Caruso Lunchroom, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Friday, May 5: 6-7th grade, Shepard Lunchroom/Choir Room 408, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Monday, May 8: 5th grade, Caruso Auditorium, 3:15-5:15pm

Complete the audition form before May 2. Visit the show choir website for complete information. If you have any questions, please contact co-director Christine Wells (cwells@dps109.org).

 

Student Council Meetings

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

 

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

As shared previously we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening.  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.

 

Wilmot PTO News

Spring session for after school enrichment begins April 10

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31 – Spring Break – 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

The Wilmot Word: 3-17-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot  – As We Kicked Off Career Awareness Month

Wow, we have been busy at Wilmot his week learning about careers and helping students build dreams for their future.  Walk around Wilmot and you will find student pictures depicting what they dream of doing when they grow up.  

Third grade students kicked off the week learning about aviation from Mrs. McWherter, who is a pilot for United Airlines and a Wilmot mom.  We also had a visit from Mr. Ferris (a Wilmot dad), who works in aircraft maintenance and planning, also for United. Mrs. McWherter taught students about the different types of training pilots go through (including flight simulations), how pilots handle emergency procedures, and the education most pilots have.  Mr. Ferris helped us understand the important role math plays in aviation in terms of weight and balance, flight planning, understanding jet streams, atmosphere and the need to balance cabin pressure.  Students received a number of trinkets including wings, maps, airplane trading cards, and United pencils.

Second grade students learned about erosion from Stefanie Nagelbach, an erosion specialist. Mrs.Nagelbach  told students how beaches erode, what can be done to protect them and what her company does to design, restore and construct new beaches.  Students Learned about many careers they could have in this area including:  erosion specialist, designer and marine contractor.

Marla Trombetta an audiologist and Wilmot aunt visited first graders to teach them about the ear and sound.  Dr. Trombetta talked about her education and training to become a doctor of audiology.   She shared that she demonstrated grit, perseverance and a growth mindset (The Wilmot Way) as she began a study of communication disorders in college. Students watched a video and learned about different causes for hearing issues such as a buildup of wax or damage to parts of the ear, which could be caused by listening to loud noises. Students received a personal set of earplugs to help them block noise.

Wilmot Elementary School News (WESN)

Check out the latest edition of WESN. Click on this link:  https://vimeo.com/208868873

Progress Reports

Student progress reports for all students (K-5) will be posted in Family Access today after school.  As a reminder, we use a standards based progress report.  Progress reports are aligned to The Common Core State Standards and our standards-based instruction. Standards represent end of year expectations and information reported now identifies where your child is at this point in time (based on winter benchmarks) relative to end of year expectations.

Progress at the elementary school level is reported using a 4,3,2,1 scale based on the level of mastery students have demonstrated on various standards.  

4 – Exceeding Standards. The student consistently demonstrates an understanding and application of skills and concepts beyond the grade level standards expectation. The student exceeds grade level expectations by independently applying and utilizing concepts and skills. Depending on the subject and/or learning standard, a teacher will assign a “4” when students are either demonstrating learning standards above their own grade level or consistently extending grade level standards performance to a deeper level.

3 – Meeting Standards. A student demonstrates grade level expectations for concepts and skills. A student at a level 3 demonstrates understanding of grade level skills and concepts and requires minimal support.

2 – Working Toward Standards. The student partially demonstrates or is beginning to demonstrate an understanding and application of skills and concepts taught in class . The student may require more exposure or practice to fully demonstrate consistent understanding and application. The student is progressing toward basic understanding of grade level concepts and skills with assistance.  A grade of “2” indicates that a student is not quite where we would expect him/her to be at this point in time.

1 – Not Meeting Standards.  A student shows an emerging awareness of concepts and skills. A student at a level 1 is currently not meeting the grade level standards. The student demonstrates an inconsistent understanding and application of knowledge.

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.

PARCC

PARCC testing will take place in April for 3d – 5th grade students.  Click here to see a copy of the PARCC testing schedule for each grade.

Lost and Found (final 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 (3rd posting)

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

Student Council Meetings

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

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting)

As shared previously we are going to change the look and feel of our traditional showcase evening.  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.

Wilmot PTO News

Spring session for after school enrichment begins April 10

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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

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
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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

This was another busy week for our boys and girls.  Early in the week instrumental music students entertained guests at Potbelly Sandwich Shop.  Second graders practiced their money skills and some were observed making videos about making change.  On Thursday, Mrs. G’s class celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday, reading books and making hats with their buddy class.  Students in Mrs Eddy’s class used the Osmo system to practice math skills.  Ms. Kinley’s 5th grade ELA TAP students have created their 2nd installment for WESN (Wilmot Elementary School News).  Click here to check out this awesome production and learn more about what our school and the school district.

As a reminder there is no school on Monday in honor of Casimir Pulaski Day

The BrightBytes 1:1 Survey is Open!

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

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.

Learn More About Standards Based Grading and Reporting

District 109 aligns our curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices with identified learning standards. As part of that alignment, this year, we implemented standards based grading and reporting (SBGR) in our middle schools, which has been in place in the elementary schools for the past four years. As part of our continuing efforts to educate parents about SBGR, we are holding parent education sessions with one of the nation’s leading experts on standards based learning, grading, and reporting, Rick Wormeli.

Please mark your calendar for March 8. Rick will hold two identical parent sessions, one in the afternoon (12:30pm-2:00pm) and one in the evening (6:30pm-8:00pm). As part of Rick’s presentation, there will be time reserved to address parent questions and concerns specific to District 109’s implementation and ongoing progress with SBGR. District administration and building staff will be part of those discussions.

Click to RSVP to a March 8 session

Lost and Found

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.

Calling All Wilmot Grandparents

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 10

Destination Imagination (DI)

Good luck to our Wilmot DI teams who will compete during the Far North Region Destination Imagination tournament tomorrow in Gurnee.  The #savethepolarbears and the IncreDIbles have been working on the Engineering Challenge building free-standing structures that work together to hold weight. They also have created a story about an international issue and how two countries work together to solve it.  The Fantastic 7 has been working on the Fine Arts Challenge where the team tells a story about how the disappearance of a single color changes the world. Team of Tomorrow has been working on the Improvisational Challenge. In this challenge the team is given a story prompt, a stock character and a performance genre and then have three minutes to create and perform a skit on-the-spot enhancing their story with items from their box-o-stuff.  Thank you to Mrs. Ferdon and the many parent volunteers who have supported our DI students.

Jump Rope for Heart – Message from Mr. Tallidis (3rd posting)

Wilmot’s Jump Rope for heart event is right around the corner!   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.  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 (4th 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

Summer School Registration (3rd 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.

LifeSkills Parent Program (final posting)

Please join us for the final parent LifeSkills session 3/7 at Shepard Middle School at 7:00pm.

  • 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 (3rd 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 Innovation Nights(s) (2nd 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.

Wilmot PTO News

Come eat at Portillo’s and help the Wilmot PTO earn money.  Join us for dinner on March 9th from 5-8 pm at the Deerfield Portillos and show them this flyer.  If you are going through the drive through, please mention Wilmot to the first order-taker.  20% of the proceeds will go towards our PTO

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, March – 3 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
      • 8:50 – 1st grade
      • 9:25  – 3rd grade
    • 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 p
  • April 10 – 28, 2017 – PARCC Testing for students in grades 3rd – 5th

 

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

The Wilmot Word: 2-17-17

150 150 Eileen Brett

What A Busy Week At Wilmot

Wilmot students spent the week spreading kindness throughout our school and community.   Students performed many kind acts at school this week as part of the Kindness Challenge.  Last Thursday Mrs. Dubin took another group of children to Brentwood North where they created art projects with seniors. Everyone enjoyed making Valentine’s Day cards together.  Students continued to demonstrate kindness during our Valentine’s Day parties where all students created cards which were shared with seniors at both Whitehall and Arden Courts. This has become a wonderful Wilmot tradition.

Today 5th graders participated in their Legacy Tile Project.  Mrs. Dubin guided students in creating tiles in chalk that represent themes such as landscapes, colleges and foods.  Check out these awesome creations out next time you visit Wilmot or on our Facebook page.

Random Acts of Kindness & the Kindness Challenge (3rd posting)

In order to support a kind and caring community, Wilmot students and staff have participated in the “Random Acts of Kindness” week.  Students participated in the Wilmot “Be Kind Challenge”  using a BINGO board of suggested activities for being kind to others.  We are making a kindness chain representing all acts of kindness,  which we will hang throughout the school.

2nd and 4th Grade Music Concerts and Art Fair – Thursday, February 23 (4th posting)

  • The afternoon show times (dress rehearsals) are as follows:
    • 2nd grade at 1:30
    • 4th grade at 2:10
  • The night show times are as follows:
    • 2nd  grade call time for the music concert is 5:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 2nd grade music concert begins at 6:00 pm
    • 2nd and 4th grade art fair begins at 6:30 pm
    • 4th grade call time for the music concert is 6:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 4th grade music concert begins at 7:00 pm

Jump Rope for Heart – Message from Mr. Tallidis (1st 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 (2nd 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 pps109.org@gmail.com.

Crenshaw Chat and Create Event at the Deerfield Public Library

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 (1st 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 2/21, 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:

  • 2/21, Appropriate/Consistent Discipline: Stephanie Locascio, social worker for the Deerfield Police Department
  • 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

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 next Friday, February 24 in the Wilmot gym.   
    • Tickets are available here for $25 or tickets are available for $30 at the door.
    • Check out the great teacher raffles (you could be the principal or assistant principal for a half day) or win one of the awesome raffle or auction baskets (including a Chicago Blackhawks basket, candy basket and even a spa basket)

Click here to visit the PTO website

Girls on the Run Program – spring session (2nd 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.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, February 20 – No School in recognition of Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday, February 21 – LifeSkills parent program – 7:00 pm at Shepard Middle School
  • Thursday, February 23 – 2nd and 4th grade music concert and art show
  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night
  • Saturday, February 25 – District 109 Speech Tournament for 3rd- 5th grade students (held at Kipling Elementary School)

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

The Wilmot Word: 2-10-17

150 150 Eileen Brett

What A Busy Week At Wilmot

This was a very busy week at Wilmot.  Earlier this week students celebrated the 100th day of school by using reading, counting, building and problem solving skills.  Check out room 9’s 100 favorite books.  On Wednesday several 3rd grade student leaders took on the role of the teacher by leading a training session on the Osmo gaming system, during our early release workshops.  Teachers learned from student leaders how to use the Osmo number, word, coding, drawing and tangram games in their classrooms.  Mr. Craig’s 4th graders created a video message in Spanish to share with their class pen pals from Spain.  The video featured students and staff throughout the school.  Finally, Ms. Kinley’s 5th grade TAP ELA students completed their first newscast as part of an ongoing project they have created:  WESN (Wilmot Elementary School News).  Although students are still working on strategies to shorten the newscast and control the volume, this is a wonderful example of an authentic learning opportunity for our students.  Using the principles of the Wilmot Way (Grit, Perseverance and a Growth Mindset) these students applied for various jobs associated with a newscast, learned to record and at times re-record using video equipment as they identified stories of interest.  Congratulations WESN on your first newscast. 

 

Random Acts of Kindness & the Kindness Challenge (2nd posting)

In order to support a kind and caring community, Wilmot students and staff will participate in the “Random Acts of Kindness” week, which takes place from February 12-18.  RandomActsofKindness.org is a non-profit foundation that believes in spreading kindness throughout schools, communities and the world and organizes events to support kindness.  Next week we will challenge all students to participate in the Wilmot “Be Kind Challenge.”  The PAWS committee has created a BINGO board (which classroom teachers will share with students) that provides suggestions for being kind to others.  As students perform random acts of kindness they will make a kindness loop out of paper to add to our kindness chain which we will hang throughout the school.

 

2nd and 4th Grade Music Concerts and Art Fair – Thursday, February 23 (3rd posting)

  • The afternoon show times (dress rehearsals) are as follows:
    • 2nd grade at 1:30
    • 4th grade at 2:10
  • The night show times are as follows:
    • 2nd  grade call time for the music concert is 5:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 2nd grade music concert begins at 6:00 pm
    • 2nd and 4th grade art fair begins at 6:30 pm
    • 4th grade call time for the music concert is 6:45 pm (students will meet in the MPR)
    • 4th grade music concert begins at 7:00 pm

 

Valentine’s Day Celebrations – Tuesday, February 14 (final posting)

We will hold classroom Valentine’s Day parties during the afternoon of February 14. Children may bring Valentine cards as long as they include everyone in their class. Please note that food is not allowed, even as part of the Valentine card. Thank you for your cooperation in making our parties safe for all students.

 

PPS Program for 5th Grade Parents (1st 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 pps109.org@gmail.com.

 

Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Student Registration for 2017-2018 (Final posting)

Please share this information with friends and neighbors with incoming kindergarten and new first grade students!

Online registration for incoming kindergarten and new first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year opened on February 1! You can register children for kindergarten who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.  

In order to assist us in gathering information about incoming kindergarten and new 1st grade students I ask that you click here to complete our Wilmot Information Form.

Now, follow the steps below to complete your district registration.

  1. Complete online registration:
  1. Print all registration materials (the registration form and three supplements), and gather required proof-of-residency documents  (listed on the registration and residency page) and your child’s original birth certificate.
  1. Plan to attend a Drop In/Drop Off session at the District Center (517 Deerfield Road, by the Little Red Schoolhouse) to review documentation and verify residency:
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7:30am – 1:00pm

 

Full-Day Kindergarten Tuition

On Monday, the Board of Education approved the tuition for 2017-2018 full-day kindergarten at $1,040. At 50% of the tuition for the current school year, this fee marks an acceleration of the Board’s schedule of fee reduction. Online registration opens February 1. Please see the Registration & Residency page of the District 109 website for all the details about kindergarten registration.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Audrey Beresid at aberesid@dps109.org.

 

LifeSkills Parent Program (ongoing posting)

The next LifeSkills Parent Program will be held at 7:00pm at Shepard Middle School on Tuesday, February 21. Based on the Botvin LifeSkills curriculum used in District 109 classrooms, this program gives parents collaborative tools to use with their children to reinforce competency in the skills that have been found to reduce and prevent substance use. See the complete schedule of sessions and plan to attend as many as your schedule allows.  

 

Student Council – meets on Monday

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

  • February 13
  • 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 on Friday, February 24 in the Wilmot gym.   
    • Tickets are available here for $25 or tickets are available for $30 at the door.
    • Check out the great teacher raffles (you could be the principal or assistant principal for a half day) or win one of the awesome raffle or auction baskets (including a Chicago Blackhawks basket, candy basket and even a spa basket)

 

Girls on the Run Program – spring session (1st 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.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Week of February 13 – CogAT testing for 2nd and 5th grade students
  • Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day celebrations in the classrooms – afternoon
  • Thursday, February 16 – Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration –  7:30am – 1:00pm at the district office
  • Monday, February 20 – No School in recognition of Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday, February 21 – LifeSkills parent program – 7:00 pm at Shepard Middle School
  • Thursday, February 23 – 2nd and 4th grade music concert and art show
  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night
  • Saturday, February 25 – District 109 Speech Tournament for 3rd- 5th grade students (held at Kipling Elementary School)

 

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 17 – 28, 2017 – PARCC Testing for students in grade 3d – 5th