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The Final Word…
What a Busy Year at Wilmot
I want to take a moment to thank all of our families, students and staff for another wonderful school year. I find myself full of many conflicting emotions on this last day of school. A little sad to say goodbye to our 5th graders and many long-time Wilmot families but excited as we begin our planning for the new school year.
I as reflect on this year I am reminded how truly fortunate I am to be part of this community and I am very proud of our may accomplishments. We kicked off the year by introducing the Wilmot Way and encouraged everyone in the Wilmot community to focus on developing Grit, Perseverance and a Growth Mindset. Our students certainly led the way by working hard, taking risks and using failure as an opportunity to grow and learn. Today I encouraged our fifth graders to carry this message with them as they head off to middle school. I wish everyone a fun and relaxing summer. I look forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year!!
Check out the latest edition of Wilmot Elementary School News (WESN). WESN final newscast
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.
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.
News From The Specials Department
Check out our One“Specials” Moment newsletter form our specials department. Click on this link to see what what students have been doing at Wilmot during specials classes.
What to do if your child (K-4th) is not returning to Wilmot next year (2nd posting)
- Email me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your child’s anticipated last day of attendance at Wilmot.
- Include the forwarding address or, at a minimum, the city and state you will be moving to.
- The new school will send us a written request for student records after you have registered. All student records will be sent directly to the new school. If we know that you are moving we will prepare these in advance to decrease the time it takes to prepare and send student records.
Summer Challenge for Current K-4th Grade Students
We have created a new summer challenge this year to encourage students to use and practice skills learned throughout the school year. Click here for the K-1 Challenge (for current kindergarten and 1stgrade students) . Click here for the link to the 2-4 challenge (for current 2nd – 4th grade students).
As a reminder current 5th grade students are expected to participate in the 6th Grade Summer Reading Program. Click here for more information.
Reading By Design @ Deerfield Public Library!
Two Youth Service Librarians from the Deerfield Public Library will visit Wilmot students on Friday, June 9th to introduce the summer reading program, Reading by Design. The big kick-off for this program takes place on Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Deerfield Public Library. There will be many activities such as a photo booth, face painting and free sign up giveaways while supplies last. You do not need to have a Deerfield Library Card to sign up for the program. The program runs from Saturday, June 10th through Sunday, August 6th. The summer reading program is a competition between all the Deerfield Public Schools to win the DPL Cup. Help your students keep their reading skills strong and bring the Cup back to Wilmot! Let’s start summer with some great summer reading!
Lost and Found (Final posting)
We will set up a lost and found table in the interior foyer next week. Please stop by and look for lost items. All items will be donated on June 10.
Wilmot PTO News
Wilmot’s End of the Year Bash is tonight!!!!
- Come join us to celebrate the End of a GREAT year at Wilmot: Friday, June 9th from 6-8pm on the Wilmot blacktop.
There will be:
- Dinner (*Cash only)
- Ice Cream truck
- Sports Activities
- Arts & Crafts
- and More!
- $20 for a wristband to do unlimited activities (food and painting not included)!
Looking Ahead to 2017-2018
- Thursday, August 10
- Class Placements are posted in Family Access
- Thursday, August 17
- Kindergarten Orientation/Scavenger Hunt – 4:00
- Building Walk Through 4:00 – 5:30
- Monday, August 21
- First Day of School Early dismissal at 11:40
- Tuesday, August 22
- First full day of school
- Monday, August 28
- Open House (K-2)
- Tuesday, August 29
- Open House (3-5)
- Monday, September 4
- No School – Labor Day
- Tuesday, September 5
- 5th Grade Camp Duncan Trip
- Wednesday, September 13
- Thursday, September 14
- Friday, September 15
- Sunday, September 17
- Thursday, September 21
- No School due to Rosh Hashanah
- Thursday, September 28
- Picture Day