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The wilmot Word: 6-9-17

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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!!

 

Eileen Brett

Check out the latest edition of Wilmot Elementary School News (WESN).  WESN final newscast

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.

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 brett@dps109.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
  • Photobooth
  • 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
    • Bookfair
  • Thursday, September 14
    • Bookfair
  • Friday, September 15
    • Bookfair
  • Sunday, September 17
    • Bookfair
  • Thursday, September  21
    • No School due to Rosh Hashanah
  • Thursday, September 28
    • Picture Day

The Wilmot Word: 6-2-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

This week students engaged in many special events and activities.  Earlier this week a former student, Sander A., visited fifth graders to share his story of coping with Autism.  Sander shared the many positive aspects of growing up with Autism as well as the challenges he has faced.  He specifically shared experiences of feeling left out or lonely as he learned to how to socially interact with others.  Students gained developed an understanding of how people with Autism learn and interact and more importantly Sander shared the importance of acceptance and being kind to everyone.  Sander told all of us, “If you see someone who is lonely go up and say hi.”   Our fifth graders took away many important messages from this wonderful presentation.  To learn more form Sander check out his You Tube video.

On Thursday morning Casey S. and two friends from Ms. Mackey’s class arrived at Wilmot on a fire truck. Ms. Mackey’s entire class went out to greet Casey as he arrived.  Thank you to the Deerfield Fire Department for supporting this annual student council fundraiser!

Wilmot’s Got Talent:  Last night over 120 students took the stage for our annual talent show.  Singers, dancers, artists, gymnasts, comedians, basketball players and pianists performed for parents and guests.  We listened to beautiful music on the violin, guitar, drums, recorder, and the harp.  Thank you to our director Ms. Rallis and her assistant Emily L, our wonderful staff helpers (Mrs. Buch, Mrs. Hoyt, Mrs. G., Mrs.Loda, Mrs.Dubin and Mrs. Polpochek), our technician Michael Grady and our outstanding stage and scenery crew! All in all over 150 students and staff made this show possible.  Thanks to everyone!

What an awesome field day we had today.  Thank you to Mr. Tallidis, all of our staff and the many, many parent volunteers who made this such a great day! Students had a great time running, jumping rope, throwing footballs, jumping in the potato sacks and playing tug of war.  Students demonstrated great sportsmanship and had a lot of fun!

iPad and Chromebook Collection (1st posting)

As a reminder we will collect all student devices the last week of school.  All devices and chargers must be returned to school by June 8.  Students must return the charger they were issued in August (for iPads this is a block charger and not the small square charger).  There is a $19 for the lightning cable and $19 for the block charger of iPads.

What to do if your child (K-4th) is not returning to Wilmot next year (2nd posting)

  • Email me as soon as possible at brett@dps109.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.

The Wilmot Talent Show (final posting)

  • June 9th, the last day of school, is our in-school talent show. Please send your child to school with the same materials they had from the nighttime show. This show is for students and staff only (Time TBA)

Summer Challenge for 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 (3rd  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.

Student Council Meetings

  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

Wilmot’s End of the Year Bash!

  • 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
  • Photobooth
  • Arts & Crafts
    • and More!
  • $20 for a wristband to do unlimited activities (food and painting not included)!

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, June 5
    • Student Council meeting-8:15 LMC
    • BOE meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7 – Final PAWS assembly
  • Thursday, June 8 – 4th grade history hunt- 9:00-10:30, 1:00-3:00
  • Friday, June 9
    • 5th grade breakfast – 7:30
    • Awards Assembly – 9:00 am       

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
    • Bookfair
  • Thursday, September 14
    • Bookfair
  • Friday, September 15
    • Bookfair
  • Sunday, September 17
    • Bookfair
  • Thursday, September  21
    • No School due to Rosh Hashanah
  • Thursday, September 28
    • Picture Day

The Wilmot Word: 5-26-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot – Wilmot Gives Back

This week Team Give (Wilmot’s Philanthropy Club) held their first (and hopefully annual) Philanthropy Fair.  Students set up booths in the Wilmot GMA this past Wednesday to sell items in an effort to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  This organization raises money for and increases awareness of childhood cancer. Click here to learn more about Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Students made and sold baked goods, craft items and even homemade pickles.  Others set up a photobooth to raise funds. Team Give raised over $900 and learned how to organize, create and sell items at a fair.  Thank you to Ms. Schmidt and the Wilmot PTO for supporting this event.

 

What to do if your child (K-4th) is not returning to Wilmot next year (2nd posting)

  • Email me as soon as possible at ebrett@dps109.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.

The Wilmot Talent Show (ongoing posting)

Our students have been preparing for the talent show with Ms. Rallis.  The kids are really excited for this special event.  Here are some important details:

  • Tuesday May 30th – Mandatory Dress Rehearsal from 3:30 – 5:00. Students may bring a snack and we will practice in the big gym. Students must bring all costumes, props, and anything else necessary for their performance.
  • For the evening show on June 1, please drop students off at 5:10 to ensure that all performers are in position and ready for the show which will begin at 5:30. Students  should report directly to the Multi Purpose Room, which is located behind the stage. Only students participating in the talent show should report to the MPR (no parents/siblings please). All families should find seating in the audience. Students will have open seating after their act is completed in the front of the gym, so you do not need to save them seats
    • The student council is sponsoring this as a final fundraiser to raise money for playground balls and equipment and a variety of charitable organizations.  We ask each family to make a donation that you feel comfortable with as you enter the talent show.
  • June 9th, the last day of school, is our in-school talent show. Please send your child to school with the same materials they had from the nighttime show. This show is for students and staff only (Time TBA)

Field Day (final 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: stallions@dps109.org if you would like to help out..

Lost and Found (2nd 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.

Traffic and Parking

I want to once again request your assistance in following our traffic and parking procedures.  All students are to be dropped off in the west parking lot.  Parents must pull all the way forward when dropping students and should remain in their cars.  If your child requires additional assistance please park and walk your child to the sidewalk.  Additionally, our neighbors have reached out asking that parents respect the rules of the road to ensure a safe community for walkers, bike riders and drivers

Student Council Meetings

  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

If you are looking for ways to get involved at Wilmot consider joining a PTO committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Email the PTO presidents if you are interested in volunteering at wilmot pto presidents@gmail.com.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, May 29 – No School due to Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 30 – 4th quarter DCA testing window opens
  • Thursday, June 1 – Evening Talent Show – 5:30 pm in the Wilmot gym
  • Friday, June 2 – Field Day
  • Monday, June 5
    • Student Council meeting-8:15 LMC
    • Field Day rain date
    • BOE meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7 – Final PAWS assembly
  • Thursday, June 8 – 4th grade history hunt- 9:00-10:30, 1:00-3:00
  • Friday, June 9
    • 5th grade breakfast – 7:30
    • Awards Assembly – 9:00 am

Th Wilmot Word: 5-19-17

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What a Busy Week

This week we held our second Innovation Night. Once again, the evening was a huge success as families participated in many activities supporting the 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking).  First graders participated in a “Project Based Learning” activity.  Students were given a pet to research.  Each student then put what they learned into action by weighing and measuring their pet (using various objects), writing a paragraph about how to care for their pet, and by solving word problems about their pets and by creating an enclosure or bed for their pet. Fourth graders solved real world problems during their innovation fair.  Students not only created projects but they also presented information to visitors during the fair.  The SMART Lab was very busy as fifth grade students shared their online portfolios with their families and demonstrated some of the many projects they have created to support STEM and communication arts this year.  Mr. Tallidis had stations going in the gym and students made pipe cleaner creations with Mrs. Dubin in the art room.  Thank you to our wonderful students and teachers for demonstrating grit, perseverance and growth mindset during our Innovation Nights.

 

Today three students (our BINGO winners) had the chance to serve as the Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day.  Alex, Kaelyn and Keegan helped to direct traffic, supervise arrival, hand out PAWS to their teachers, and conduct a safety check as we walked around the building.  These three were a big help and will make great administrators one day!

Who Gets to Ride a Firetruck to School?

Thanks to everyone who supported the Wilmot Student Council during their raffle with Deerfield Fire Department.  All funds raised will support the Student Council.  Casey S. is looking forward to his ride to school.

What to do if your child (K-4th) is not returning to Wilmot next year (1st posting)

  • Email me as soon as possible at ebrett@dps109.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.

The Wilmot Talent Show is Back (ongoing posting)

Get ready for our annual Wilmot talent show.  Ms. Rallis is coordinating the talent show for students in 2nd – 5th grades. Import dates:

  • Tuesday May 29th – Dress Rehearsal 3:30 – 5 (Mandatory)
  • June 1st – Evening Show (5:30 pm)
  • June 9th –In School Show  for students and staff only (Time TBA)

Field Day (4th 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..

Lost and Found (1st 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.

Traffic and Parking

I want to once again request your assistance in following our traffic and parking procedures.  All students are to be dropped off in the west parking lot.  Parents must pull all the way forward when dropping students and should remain in their cars.  If your child requires additional assistance please park and walk your child to the sidewalk.  Additionally, our neighbors have reached out asking that parents respect the rules of the road to ensure a safe community for walkers, bike riders and drivers.

Student Council Meetings

  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

If you are looking for ways to get involved at Wilmot consider joining a PTO committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Email the PTO presidents if you are interested in volunteering at wilmot pto presidents@gmail.com.

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt) (final posting)

The Philanthropy Club is holding a Philanthropy Fair after school this Tuesday, May. 23.  Click here to learn more about the Philanthropy club and this special event.  

Upcoming Dates

  • 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
  • Tuesday, May 30 – 4th quarter DCA testing window opens
  • Thursday, June 1 – Evening Talent Show – 5:30 pm in the Wilmot gym
  • Friday, June 2 – Field Day
  • Monday, June 5
    • Student Council meeting-8:15 LMC
    • Field Day rain date
    • BOE meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 8 – 4th grade history hunt- 9:00-10:30, 1:00-3:00
  • Friday, June 9
    • 5th grade breakfast – 7:30
    • Awards Assembly – 9:00 am

The Wilmot Word: 5-12-17

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What A Busy Week at Wilmot

Earlier this week many students participated in  National Bike to School Day.  In coordination with the District Bike and Walk to School Day, the Wilmot student council held their annual healthy walk. Students participated in a walk with their class to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Last night we held the first of two Innovation Nights.  Thanks to our staff, students and families who helped to make this event a huge success. The evening kicked off with an outstanding music performance by our kindergarten students. Students showcased their talents and performed songs that they have learned throughout the year.  Second graders shared their knowledge of coding by creating projects aligned to writing, using Scratch Jr.  Talk about a growth mindset – just a few short weeks ago very few of these students or teachers had used coding in this way.  The third grade “Living Wax Museum” allowed students to use their creativity and communication skills to teach others about a historical figure they have studied in a recent biography unit.  Students dressed up and shared clues about their historical figure.  The LMC was busy all night.  Some students shared their Comic Life projects in the SMART Lab, others used iPads to operate the Dot and Dash Robots and many students showed their parents some of their favorite spots in the LMC.  I can’t wait to see what happens next week when first, fourth and fifth graders will join us for their Innovation Night!

To learn more about what’s happening at Wilmot check out the latest edition of WESN (Wilmot Elementary School News).  Click here.

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting) Please click the links below for the schedule of events and visitations

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 May 16 (from 5:30 – 7:30).

PE – Mr. Tallidis (in the GMA), 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

Want to Ride to School on a Firetruck?

The Wilmot Student Council is selling raffle tickets for a ride to school on a firetruck with the Deerfield Fire Department.  All funds raised will support the Student Council.   For more information check out this flier from the Wilmot Student Council.

The Wilmot Talent Show is Back (4th posting)

Get ready for our annual Wilmot talent show.  Ms. Rallis will again coordinate the talent show for students in 2nd – 5th grades. Import dates:

  • Tuesday May 29th – Dress Rehearsal 3:30 – 5 (Mandatory)
  • June 1st – Evening Show (5:30 pm)
  • June 9th –In School Show  for students and staff only (Time TBA)

Munch on Menchie’s for a student council fundraiser.  

On May 16 from 4-7 Menchie’s will donate a portion of their proceed to Wilmot student council!  Click here for more information.  Enjoy.

Field Day (4th 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..

Student Council Meetings

  • June 5 (all representatives and alternates)

Wilmot PTO News

If you are looking for ways to get involved at Wilmot consider joining a PTO committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Email the PTO presidents if you are interested in volunteering at wilmotptopresidents@gmail.com.

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt) (4th 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, 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
  • Thursday, May 18 – 3rd grade in-school field trip 1:45-3:15 (Schmidt and Craig)
  • Friday, May 19 – MAP window ends – 3rd grade in-school field trip 1:45-3:15 (Han and Doloughty)
  • 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
  • Tuesday, May 30 – 4th quarter DCA testing window opens
  • Thursday, June 1 – Evening Talent Show – 5:30 pm in the Wilmot gym
  • Friday, June 2 – Field Day
  • Monday, June 5
    • Student Council meeting-8:15 LMC
    • Field Day rain date
    • BOE meeting – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 8 – 4th grade history hunt- 9:00-10:30, 1:00-3:00
  • Friday, June 9
    • 5th grade breakfast – 7:30
    • Awards Assembly – 9:00 am

The Wilmot Word: 5-5-17

150 150 Eileen Brett

What A Busy Week at Wilmot

Today we officially welcomed the Deerfield High School Graduating class of 2030 during our annual Kindergarten Round-Up.  Incoming kindergarten students enjoyed a variety of activities with our kindergarten team while their parents participated in a parent orientation led in part by our student council officers.  

Last night 4th and 5th grade band students performed at their spring concert.  It was amazing to see how much these students have learned this year.  Parents joined their children showcasing their own musical talents.  Thank you Mr Dissent for an awesome concert!

Wilmot Innovation Nights(s) (ongoing posting) Please click the links below for the schedule of events and visitations

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 (5:30 – 7:30)

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

Join Mrs. Loda (music) and Ms. Kayne (Spanish) in the gym from 5:45-6:45 for a combined music and Spanish activity.

May 16th (From 5:30 – 7:30)

PE – Mr. Tallidis (in the GMA), 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

The Wilmot Talent Show is Back (3rd posting)

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..  Click here for more information about the talent show.

Field Day (3rd 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 (3rd posting)

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

If you are looking for ways to get involved at Wilmot consider joining a PTO committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Email the PTO presidents if you are interested in volunteering at wilmotptopresidents@gmail.com.

Wilmot Philanthropy Club (from Ms. Schmidt) (3rd 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

  • Tuesday, May 9
    • 5th graders visit Caruso – pm
    • PTO meeting – 1:30
  • 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: 4-21-17

150 150 Eileen Brett

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

150 150 Eileen Brett

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

150 150 Eileen Brett

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

150 150 Eileen Brett

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