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Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Student Registration for 2017-2018

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Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Student Registration for 2017-2018 

Online registration for incoming kindergarten and new first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year will open on February 1! You do not have to re-register current students in grades K-7 for next year; registration is only for students who will be new to District 109 in the 2017-2018 school year (and Helping Hands students moving to kindergarten). You can register children for kindergarten who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

  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 will be offered for 2017-2018. Parents also will have the option to send their kindergarten child for half of the school day. The Board of Education has not yet made a decision about the amount that will be charged for full-day kindergarten for 2017-2018 (it is expected to be less than the $2,080 fee for the 2016-2017 school year). We will communicate the tuition information as soon as it is approved by the Board.  

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

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

The Wilmot Word: 1-6-17

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What a Busy Week at WilmotThe Wilmot Philanthropy club “Team Give” started the new year off by supporting Syd Rocks.  In 2007, Sydney Martin started making and selling rock necklaces to raise money for LCH (Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis), after being diagnosed with this rare blood disease.  On Thursday Sydney shared her story with the philanthropy club and inspired students to make a difference by giving back in a way that is meaningful to them. She reminded students that she was just 10 years old when she started Syd Rocks http://www.sydrocks.com/ , which has raised nearly $500,000 for medical research related to LCH.  Our students helped Sydney make over 280 necklaces.

Kindergarten & New 1st Grade Student Registration for 2017-2018 (1st 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 will open on February 1! You do not have to re-register current students in grades K-7 for next year; registration is only for students who will be new to District 109 in the 2017-2018 school year (and Helping Hands students moving to kindergarten). You can register children for kindergarten who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

  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 will be offered for 2017-2018. Parents also will have the option to send their kindergarten child for half of the school day. The Board of Education has not yet made a decision about the amount that will be charged for full-day kindergarten for 2017-2018 (it is expected to be less than the $2,080 fee for the 2016-2017 school year). We will communicate the tuition information as soon as it is approved by the Board.  

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

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

 

LifeSkills Parent Program (2nd posting)

We look forward to seeing many of you on January 10 at 7:00pm at Shepard Middle School for the first Lifeskills Parent Program. This program is an interactive, skills-based program designed to help parents promote positive health and personal development in their children. 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.  

Calendar (2nd posting)

As you can read in Board Briefs, earlier this week the Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 calendar for next school year, which now is posted on the District website here.

Inclement Weather Guideline and Information (3rd posting)

In making the decision to have an inside or outside arrival and recess many factors are considered, including the temperature and the windchill.  We will go outside if it is 20 degrees or higher and at or above 15 degrees with the windchill. The decision to go outside is often made right before recess, and therefore, we request that all students are prepared to go outside each and every day.  Please send students with the proper clothing  (labeled with your child’s name) including a coat, hat, gloves, boots, snow pants etc.  

Parent Survey: Please Share Your Thoughts About Wilmot – There is still time to participate in this survey!

Teachers and parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Districts are required by the state to administer the survey every other year; this year, District 109 is participating, and asking parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

Please click here to take the survey.

Student Council

The Student Council is sponsoring the following spirit days.  Students are encouraged to join in the fun.  If students prefer they are always encouraged to wear spirit wear or blue and white on Fridays.

  • Friday, January 20 – College Day

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

  • January 9  (This Monday)
  • 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.  
  • After School Enrichment classes start this Monday, January 9

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, January 12 – Band concert for 4th and 5th grade students at Caruso Middle School.
  • Monday, January 16 – No School In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Wednesday, January 18 – Wilmot Spelling Bee for finalists from 4th and 5th grades – 12:50

Looking Ahead

  • Monday, February 20 – No School in recognition of Presidents’ Day
  • Thursday, February 23 – 2nd and 4th grade music concert and art show – times TBD
  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night
  • Saturday, February 25 – District 109 Speech Tournament for 3rd- 5th grade students (held at Kipling Elementary School)
  • Wednesday, March 22 – 1st and 3rd grade music concert and art show – times TBD

The Wilmot Word: 12-16-16

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A Happy New Year Message from Wilmot School – click here

What a Busy Week at Wilmot

Today we had our first PAWS assembly, hosted by fifth graders, Hannah and Ethan. All younger students were paired with their buddies to join in a Kahoot game to review our PAWS expectations.  Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that allows users to create quizzes on any topic.  Buddies  used a shared device to answer questions about the PAWS principles (Practice respect, Act responsibly, Work together and Stay safe, CHAMPS and The Wilmot Way (Grit, Perseverance and a Growth Mindset)). We then picked PAWS at random from the PAWS Drum and awarded prizes to winning students.  Everyone had a great time playing the game and cheering on friends and buddies.

LifeSkills Parent Program (1st posting)

We look forward to seeing many of you on January 10 at 7:00pm at Shepard Middle School for the first Lifeskills Parent Program. This program is an interactive, skills-based program designed to help parents promote positive health and personal development in their children. 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.  

Deerfield Police Department Toy Drive on 12/17 (1st posting)

The Deerfield Police Department is hosting a toy drive this Saturday, December 17 from 10am – 2pm in the parking lot on the corner of Rosemary Terrace and Deerfield Road. See details here about how you can be a part of this annual community event.a healthy and happy New Year!

Calendar (1st posting)

As you can read in Board Briefs, earlier this week the Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 calendar for next school year, which now is posted on the District website here.

Inclement Weather Guideline and Information (2nd posting)

In making the decision to have an inside or outside arrival and recess many factors are considered, including the temperature and the windchill.  We will go outside if it is 20 degrees or higher and at or above 15 degrees with the windchill. The decision to go outside is often made right before recess, and therefore, we request that all students are prepared to go outside each and every day.  Please send students with the proper clothing  (labeled with your child’s name) including a coat, hat, gloves, boots, snow pants etc.  

Parking Lot Procedures (2nd posting)

We need your cooperation and support of our parking lot, drop off and pick up procedures.  Our procedures and rules apply to everyone and are put into place for the safety of our children.  Students are to be dropped off and picked up in the west lot only.  A staff member will be at the GMA door each day until at least 8:40 (later on severe weather days). All cars must pull as far north (forward) in the west lot as possible.  Children may enter the building through the nearest door, including the front doors, gym doors or GMA doors and walk inside to their lineup location (K-2: GMA and 3-5: Gym).  Our staff will be on hand to assist students.  Stopping along the primary playground fence or near the GMA doors creates a dangerous situation as cars back up onto Wilmot Rd. Our students are aware of these rules.  Disregard for these rules sends a terrible message to our children and creates a potentially unsafe situation. Your patience and support are appreciated!

Parent Survey: Please Share Your Thoughts About Wilmot – There is still time to participate in this survey!

Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Districts are required by the state to administer the survey every other year; this year, District 109 is participating, and asking parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

Please click here to take the survey.

Student Council

The Student Council is sponsoring the following spirit days.  Students are encouraged to join in the fun.  If students prefer they are always encouraged to wear spirit wear or blue and white on Fridays.

  • Friday, January 6 –    Black and White Day
  • Friday, January 20 – College Day

Wilmot PTO News

  • Thanks to the many volunteers who supported our annual Holiday Shop!
  • Mark your calendars – our annual BINGO Night will be held on Friday, February 24.  

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, December 16 – Last day before winter break. We will have our first PAWS assembly in the morning.   Holiday parties will be held in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday January 3 – School Resumes
  • Thursday, January 12 – Band concert for 4th and 5th grade students at Caruso Middle School.
  • Monday, January 16 – No School In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Wednesday, January 18 – Wilmot Spelling Bee for finalists from 4th and 5th grades – 12:50

Looking Ahead

  • Monday, February 20 – No School in recognition of Presidents’ Day
  • Thursday, February 23 – 2nd and 4th grade music concert and art show – times TBD
  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night
  • Wednesday, March 22 – 1st and 3rd grade music concert and art show – times TBD

The Wilmot Word: 12-9-16

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What a Busy Week at Wilmot

Fifth graderfullsizerender-29s entertained us with an amazing music concert and art fair.  Students sang, waltzed and rapped in their production titled, Compose Yourself. Congratulations to Mrs. Loda and the fabulous fifth grade class!

Throughout the week students participated in the Hour of Code. Here is a link  to coding activities for students of all ages and levels of experience that you and your family might enjoy.  Today some third graders helped their kindergarten buddies learn to code.  Fourth and Fifth graders participated in a special coding activity with computer science students from Deerfield High School.

Team Give – Session 2

This is your child’s chance to join the 2nd session of TEAM GIVE, our Wilmot philanthropy club. This is a new student club offered to 2nd-5th graders focusing on giving back to our community and our school. Club members will meet monthly on Thursdays during the lunch hour in Room 20 – Ms. Schmidt’s Classroom.

Click here for more information and to sign up for Team Give.  Space is limited to 40 members.

Inclement Weather Guideline and Information

In making the decision to have an inside or outside arrival and recess many factors are considered, including the temperature and the windchill.  We will go outside if it is 20 degrees or higher and at or above 15 degrees with the windchill. The decision to go outside is often made right before recess, and therefore, we request that all students are prepared to go outside each and every day.  Please send students with the proper clothing  (labeled with your child’s name) including a coat, hat, gloves, boots, snow pants etc.  

Parking Lot Procedures

We need your cooperation and support of our parking lot, drop off and pick up procedures.  Our procedures and rules apply to everyone and are put into place for the safety of our children.  Students are to be dropped off and picked up in the west lot only.  A staff member will be at the GMA door each day until at least 8:40 (later on severe weather days). All cars must pull as far north (forward) in the west lot as possible.  Children may enter the building through the nearest door, including the front doors, gym doors or GMA doors and walk inside to their lineup location (K-2: GMA and 3-5: Gym).  Our staff will be on hand to assist students.  Stopping along the primary playground fence or near the GMA doors creates a dangerous situation as cars back up onto Wilmot Rd. Our students are aware of these rules.  Disregard for these rules sends a terrible message to our children and creates a potentially unsafe situation. Your patience and support are appreciated!

Parent Survey: Please Share Your Thoughts About Wilmot

Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Districts are required by the state to administer the survey every other year; this year, District 109 is participating, and asking parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

Please click here to take the survey.

MAP Testing

The MAP testing window for all students K-5 will run from Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16. Your child’s teacher should communicate the exact dates when students will take the math and reading assessments.  It is very important that you let your child’s teacher know if you will absent during this time.

Student Council

The Student Council is sponsoring the following spirit days.  Students are encouraged to join in the fun.  If students prefer they are always encouraged to wear spirit wear or blue and white on Fridays.

  • Friday, December 16 – Neon Day
  • Friday, January 6 –    Black and White Day
  • Friday, January 20 – College Day

Wilmot PTO News

  • Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our Barnes and Noble Fundraiser.
  • Mark your calendars – our annual BINGO Night will be held on Friday, February 24.  

Click here to visit the PTO website

 

Imporant Dates

 

  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Monday, December 12 – Wednesday, December 14 – PTO Holiday Shop
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 16 – Last day before winter break. We will have our first PAWS assembly in the morning.   Holiday parties will be held in the afternoon.

Looking Ahead

  • Tuesday January 3 – School Resumes
  • Thursday, January 12 – Band concert for 4th and 5th grade students at Caruso Middle School.
  • Monday, January 16 – No School In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Wednesday, January 18 – Wilmot Spelling Bee for finalists from 4th and 5th grades – 12:50
  • Monday, February 20 – No School in recognition of Presidents’ Day
  • Thursday, February 23 – 2nd and 4th Grade music concerts and art show – times TBD
  • Friday, February 24 – PTO BINGO Night

The Wilmot Word: 12-2-16

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What a Busy Week at Wilmot

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-12-33-41-pmThis week second grade students had a visit from Paul Hutson, a developer with The Night Zookeeper.  The Night Zookeeper is a digital tool used to support students in developing a love of writing as they use games and resources to refine their writing skills.  Students also participate in writing competitions. Mayson, from Mrs. Glass’s class, won an award for her diary entry about a day in second grade. Congratulations!

 

The Hour of Code (week of December 5th)

In our efforts to support computer science and the development of the 4 C’s (collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking) all Wilmot students will participate in The Hour of Code next week.  The Hour of Code, which is an international movement to demystify coding,  takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.  This event is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).  I am encouraging all families to set aside one hour next week to participate in the Hour of Code as a family, in addition to the coding activities your child will participate in during the school day..  Her is a link  to coding activities for students of all ages and levels of experience.  I am looking forward to trying the new Disney Moana Hour of Code game with my family.  

5th Grade Night of the Arts

5th grade parents are invited to join us Thursday, December 8, 2016 for a Night of the Arts.  As a reminder, all guests attending the daytime show need to check in at the main office and bring your driver’s license.  Click here for more information.

  • 9:55 am-Music Dress Rehearsal
  • 6:00 pm -6:30 pm- Hallway Art Show
  • 6:15 pm- 5th grade students report to the MPR
  • 6:30 pm- Music Concert- “Compose Yourself”

Team Give – Session 2

This is your child’s chance to join the 2nd session of TEAM GIVE, our Wilmot philanthropy club. This is a new student club offered to 2nd-5th graders focusing on giving back to our community and our school. Club members will meet monthly on Thursdays during the lunch hour in Room 20 – Ms. Schmidt’s Classroom.

Click here for more information and to sign up for Team Give.  Space is limited to 40 members.

Arrival, Tardies and Absences

Over the past few weeks we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of students arriving late for school, entering through the front office rather than lining up outside and missing school for family vacations.  We expect students to arrive on time and be present each and every day (unless a student is ill).  Students should not be dropped off in the front parking lot unless your child is late for school (after 8:40).  Students arriving prior to 8:35 will be asked to enter the building with their class.

Parent Survey: Please Share Your Thoughts About Wilmot

Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Districts are required by the state to administer the survey every other year; this year, District 109 is participating, and asking parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

Please click here to take the survey.

If you have children in more than one school, please take the survey for each school. Visit the District 109 home page, or the the News icon on the app for more details. You also can click on the For Parents icon on the app for a link to the survey.

MAP Testing

The MAP testing window for all students K-5 will run from Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16. Your child’s teacher should communicate the exact dates when students will take the math and reading assessments.  It is very important that you let your child’s teacher know if you will absent during this time.

Asa reminder, our expectation is that students are in attendance every day unless they are sick.

DHS School Chest Event for 109 Families

Deerfield High School has started its annual fundraising event, School Chest, to benefit the Propionic Acidemia Foundation. They’ve planned one event specifically for District 109 families: Jordan’s Playground, with The PlayGround Games, will be held in the Deerfield High School Warrior Gym on Sunday from 11-1. The $10 entry fee goes to the Propionic Acidemia Foundation. See this flier for details about all the fun!  

Student Council

The Student Council is sponsoring the following spirit days.  Students are encouraged to join in the fun.  If students prefer they are always encouraged to wear spirit wear or blue and white on Fridays.

  • Friday, December 16 – Neon Day
  • Friday, January 6 –    Black and White Day
  • Friday, January 20 – College Day

Wilmot PTO News

Please join us for our annual PTO Barnes and Noble Day – this Saturday December 3, 2016.  Many teachers will be at Barnes and Noble to read to students, help with art projects and even suggest a good book.  Please mention that you are with Wilmot  School when checking out and a portion of your sale will go directly back to the school.

Click here to visit the PTO website

 

  • Saturday, December 3 – PTO Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Week of December 5th-  Hour of Code
  • Thursday, December 8 – 5th Grade Night of the Arts  
    • Daytime concert  – 9:55 am
    • Evening Music Concert and Art Fair  – Art Fair begins at 6:00 pm and the Music concert begins at 6:30 pm.
  • Monday, December 12 – Wednesday, December 14 – PTO Holiday Shop
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 16 – Last day before winter break.  Holiday parties will be held in the afternoon.

The Wilmot Word: 11-18-16

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img_5049In music 4th graders used the choir chimes as they sang Do Re Mi.  Down the hall in the LMC 1st graders relaxed and read on our new tiered seating in the LMC. Do you know what armature is? This week third graders learned that in sculpture armature is a framework around which the sculpture is built. Fifth grade students worked collaboratively in the SMART Lab during Spanish.  Students are making comics using the Comic Life program.  Students were also busy in the gym. Mr. Tallidis showed off his juggling skills to 2nd graders as they worked on rotations throughout the gym.

Specials Newsletter

As you can see a lot has been happening in our specials classes.  Click here to view a newsletter for our specials teachers.

We continue to create , innovate and collaborate in the SMART Lab and when using the Maker Carts.   Your junk just might be a gift to students in the SMART Lab and those using the Maker carts.  We find that we can never have enough art supplies, building tools/blocks or Play-Doh.  Click here for more information about ways you can support  innovation at Wilmot.

Parent Survey: Please Share Your Thoughts About Wilmot

Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Districts are required by the state to administer the survey every other year; this year, District 109 is participating, and asking parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

Please click here to take the survey.

If you have children in more than one school, please take the survey for each school. Visit the District 109 home page, or the the News icon on the app for more details. You also can click on the For Parents icon on the app for a link to the survey.

One Book, One District in District 109!

District 109 is rolling out the new One Book, One District program. This is an optional program for families and students. Reading will take place out of school. The book chosen for this project is Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate. You can purchase this book at any bookstore or check it out from your local library!  Much like a large book club, there will be various activities held throughout the district this year to discuss and celebrate the book.  

One theme in this story is that of homelessness and hunger.  To kick off the event, Wilmot will hold a canned food drive during Parent Conferences.  Please bring one can of food during your conference time.  There will be posters and bins in the school letting you know where to drop off your item.  Please join us in this wonderful program to celebrate literacy with Crenshaw!

Progress Reports

Student progress reports for all students will be posted in Family Access today.  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 fall 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. A student exceeds grade level expectations by independently applying and utilizing concepts and skills.  

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. A student is progressing toward basic understanding of grade level concepts and skills with assistance.

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.

Team Give (3rd posting)

Team Give is our Wilmot Philanthropy Committee. The Philanthropy Committee will collect gently used coats between November 14 – November 22 and will donate them to a local school in need.

Lost and Found 2ndt posting)

Please check the lost and found tables at Wilmot.  We have many lost items including water bottles, balls, jackets and other clothing.  Lost and found items will be out during conferences.  All unclaimed items will be donated following the Thanksgiving break.

Wilmot PTO News

  • Thanks to everyone who supported the PTO Eat and Earn event at Chipotle.

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, November 21 – Parent-Teacher Conference (evening only)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Parent-Teacher Conference (morning and afternoon)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Saturday, December 3 – PTO Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Thursday, December 8 – 5th Grade Night of the Arts  
    • Daytime concert  – 9:55 am
    • Evening Music Concert and Art Fair  – Art Fair begins at 6:00 pm and the Music concert begins at 6:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 16 – Last day before winter break.  Holiday parties will be held in the afternoon.

The Wilmot Word: 11-10-16

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A Busy Week at Wilmot

Mrs. Wolff’s students showed off their reading super powers today with special “power pointers” to help them when reading, pointing to one word at a time.

In the SMAimg_4959RT Lab 5th graders used coding to program a variety of creations using Lego WeDo Robotics.  Other students used the Makey Makey kits and ordinary objects to  operate a video game using a controller they created.

Speaking of creating and making in the SMART Lab – Your junk just might be a gift to students in the SMART Lab and those using the Maker carts.  We find that we can never have enough art supplies, building tools/blocks( Legos, K’Nex etc) or Play-Doh.  If you are looking for a place to donate these types of materials please think of Wilmot.  Thanks to the Schwartz family for donating a big bag of Legos.  We will put these to good use.

Veterans Day – No school tomorrow, November 11, in recognition of Veterans Day.

Progress Reports (1st posting)

Student progress reports for all students (K-5) will be posted in Family Access on Friday, November 19.  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 fall 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. A student exceeds grade level expectations by independently applying and utilizing concepts and skills.  

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. A student is progressing toward basic understanding of grade level concepts and skills with assistance.

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.

Team Give (2nd posting)

Team Give is our Wilmot Philanthropy Committee. The Philanthropy Committee will collect gently used coats between November 14 – November 23 and will donate them to a local school in need.

Lost and Found (1st posting)

Please check the lost and found tables at Wilmot.  We have many lost items including water bottles, balls, jackets and other clothing.  Lost and found items will be out during conferences.  All unclaimed items will be donated following the Thanksgiving break.

Deerfield Parent Network Program (1st posting)

5 Simple Rules: How to Raise Resilient, Gritty and Passionate People

11/15/16, 7:30 p.m. – Deerfield High School

Deerfield Parent Network brings New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen to Deerfield to offer parents a framework to help guide and support their children from grade school through college and beyond. Based on research, many interviews, group discussions, and his own personal experiences, Harlan combines insightful advice with facts, humor and the latest trends so parents leave with tools they can immediately put into practice. Click for details.

Wilmot PTO News

  • Join the PTO  for an Eat and Earn Evening at Chipotle in Deerfield on November 17.  Between 4:00 – 8:00 pm Chipotle will donate 50% their proceeds to the Wilmot PTO.  Make sure you mention that you are from Wilmot School.

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, November 18 – Progress Reports will be available in Family Access
  • Monday, November 21 – Parent-Teacher Conference (evening only)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Parent-Teacher Conference (morning and afternoon)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break

Looking Ahead

  • Saturday, December 3 – PTO Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Thursday, December 8 – 5th Grade Night of the Arts  
    • Daytime concert  – 9:55 am
    • Evening Music Concert and Art Fair  – Art Fair begins at 6:00 pm and the Music concert begins at 6:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 16 – Last day before winter break.  Holiday parties will be held in the afternoon.

The Wilmot Word: 11-4-16

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A Busy Week at Wilmot

This week all students enjoyed Halloween festivities and many celebrated the Cubs win! Fourth graders participated in an Ellis Island Simulation where they entered “Ellis Island” using passports they created, visited medical aimg_2812-2nd mental health stations, took a literacy test and exchanged foreign currency.  Take a look at the wonderful video created by Mr. Craig on the Wilmot Facebook page.  This was a wonderful opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of immigration. Check out our new Lego wall in the SMART Lab.  This week a few students collaborated on not only making creations in this space but also worked to develop procedures and ideas for students using the Lego wall.

Movie Night

Tonight is our annual PTO sponsored movie night, for students in 1st – 5th grades.  Please remind students that our behavioral expectations are the same for this event as they are for the typical school day.

Team Give (1st posting)

Team Give is our Wilmot Philanthropy Committee. This new club is off to a busy year.  Last week Team Give raised over $900 for the Ronald McDonald House with their pumpkin decorating contest.  Their next big event is a Coat Drive.  The Philanthropy Committee will collect gently used coats between November 14 – November 23 and will donate them to a local school in need.

Deerfield Parent Network Program (1st posting)

5 Simple Rules: How to Raise Resilient, Gritty and Passionate People

11/15/16, 7:30 p.m. – Deerfield High School

Deerfield Parent Network brings New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen to Deerfield to offer parents a framework to help guide and support their children from grade school through college and beyond. Based on research, many interviews, group discussions, and his own personal experiences, Harlan combines insightful advice with facts, humor and the latest trends so parents leave with tools they can immediately put into practice. Click for details.

Wilmot PTO News

  • Join the PTO  for an Eat and Earn Evening at Chipotle in Deerfield on November 17.  Between 4:00 – 8:00 pm Chipotle will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Wilmot PTO.  Make sure you mention that you are from Wilmot School.

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, November 4 – Trimester 1 ends
  • Friday, November 4 – PTO Movie Night (1st – 5th)
  • Tuesday, November 8 – PTO Meeting, 1:30 pm
  • Friday, November 11 – No School due to Veterans’ Day
  • Friday, November 18 – Progress Reports will be available in Family Access

Looking Ahead

 

  • Monday, November 21 – Parent-Teacher Conference (evening only)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Parent-Teacher Conference (morning and afternoon)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Saturday, December 3 – PTO Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Thursday, December 8 – 5th Grade Night of the Arts  – Music Concert and Art Fair (day and evening performances – times TBD)
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm

The Wilmot Word: 10-29-16

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Community Service and Philanthropy at Wilmot School

Wilmot Students Join Mrs. Dubin for an Afternoon of Art with the Seniors at Brentwood

img_4769On Thursday a group of 4th and 5th grade students went to Brentwood with their parents and Mrs. Dubin to hang out with the seniors and join them in some fun art activities.  Everyone had a smile on their face and enjoyed this awesome intergenerational experience! Thanks to the many parents who assisted us with this program.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Contest

The Wilmot  Philanthropy Club is sponsoring our second annual Pumpkin Contest.  Check out the creative pumpkins our teachers made to raise money for charity. The winning pumpkin will be announce on Monday during the Halloween parties and the money raised will be donated to the charity selected by the winning team.

Halloween Candy Drive

The Student Council is holding a candy drive to collect candy to be delivered to our local police and fire departments as a way of saying thank you for all they do to take care of our school and community  This wonderful idea was the suggestion of a third grade student who wanted to give back to our community.  Students should bring candy in a Ziplock Bag and deliver it to the main office between November 1-4.

DAW Challenge

The DAW Challenge continues through Friday, November 4. As a follow-up to Disability Awareness Week we are asking Wilmot students to join us in choosing to share their inspirations with the community through the DAW Challenge! To participate, your child can choose one of three challenges:

  • Picture Challenge
  • Essay/Poetry Challenge
  • Helpful Device Challenge

Click here for more information about the DAW Challenge!

Halloween (3rd posting)

We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31.  Click here for information regarding Halloween events and procedures.  In order to maintain a safe school environment, I am asking parents to assist us by following some simple procedures:

  • Parents and adult guests should not wear a costume that covers or disguises their face to the parade or when volunteering in the classroom (this includes the  use of makeup).
  • All visitors entering the building must sign in with the front office staff.  Information about sign in procedures for Halloween will be sent in the next few days.
  • Parents must follow all parking and traffic procedures.  Cars parked along the front curb are subject to ticketing and towing.  This is reserved for emergency vehicles.

Student Council Eat and Earn

Come out and support our student council’s eat and earn at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (775 Deerfield Rd.) on Wednesday, November 2.  Menchie’s will give a portion of their profits directly back to the Wilmot student council, beginning at 2:30 pm.

Wilmot PTO News

  • Join the PTO  for an Eat and Earn Evening at Potbellies in Deerfield.  Between 5:00 – 8:00 pm Potbellies will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Wilmot PTO.  Make sure you mention that you are from Wilmot School.
  • Movie night will be here soon.  The PTO will hold our annual movie night, for students in 1st – 5th grades, on Friday, November 4.  More information is coming soon.

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, October 31 – Halloween events and activities.
  • Wednesday, November 2 – Student Council Eat and Earn at Menchie’s
  • Friday, November 4 – Trimester 1 ends
  • Friday, November 4 – PTO Movie Night (1st – 5th)
  • Tuesday, November 8 – PTO Meeting, 1:30 pm
  • Friday, November 11 – No School due to Veterans’ Day
  • Friday, November 18 – Progress Reports will be available in Family Access

Looking Ahead

 

  • Monday, November 21 – Parent-Teacher Conference (evening only)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Parent-Teacher Conference (morning and afternoon)
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Saturday, December 3 – PTO Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 16 – MAP testing Window (K-5)
  • Thursday, December 8 – 5th Grade Night of the Arts  – Music Concert and Art Fair (day and evening performances – times TBD)
  • Tuesday, December 13 – District Orchestra Concert – SMS, 7:00 pm
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The Wilmot Word: 10-21-16

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Disability Awareness Week (DAW)

Disability Awareness Week was a huge success.  Thank you to our wonderful PTO and parent community for providing this experience for our students and staff.  This week every Wilmot student participated in activities designed to build awareness of people with disabilities.  Our goal is to make our school and community an inclusive place, where everyone feels respected, accepted, and appreciated.

Thank you for helping to celebrate disabilities and differences with us.  As parents, it is important you realize your role in acceptance and inclusion of those with disabilities in our community.  As a role model to your children, you can model what it is to be a good person, who sees others for their strengths and their unique qualities.  

Open up the conversation tonight and discuss disability awareness as a family.

As a follow-up to this week, we are asking Wilmot students to join us in choosing to share their inspirations with the community through the DAW Challenge! To participate, your child can choose one of three challenges:

  • Picture Challenge
  • Essay/Poetry Challenge
  • Helpful Device Challenge

Click here for more information about the DAW Challenge!

Strategic Planning Survey Reminder

The District’s strategic planning process is underway. Earlier this week, you should have received an email from the District’s research partner, The ECRA Group, who developed the surveys based on information they heard during a series of focus groups they held with stakeholders in September. We want every parent to participate! Please check your email inbox for an email from ECRA (survey@ecragroup.com) and take a few minutes to give your input. The survey closes on October 23.

Halloween (2nd posting)

We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31.  Click here for information regarding Halloween events and procedures.  In order to maintain a safe school environment, I am asking parents to assist us by following some simple procedures:

  • Parents and adult guests should not wear a costume that covers or disguises their face to the parade or when volunteering in the classroom (this includes the  use of makeup).
  • All visitors entering the building must sign in with the front office staff.  Information about sign in procedures for Halloween will be sent in the next few days.
  • Parents must follow all parking and traffic procedures.  Cars parked along the front curb are subject to ticketing and towing.  This is reserved for emergency vehicles.

Student Council Eat and Earn

Come out and support our student council’s eat and earn at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (775 Deerfield Rd.) on Wednesday, November 2.  Menchie’s will give a portion of their profits directly back to the Wilmot student council, beginning at 2:30 pm.

Parent Conferences (5th posting)

We will hold our annual parent-teacher conferences on Monday November 21 in the evening and all day on Tuesday, November 22.  Registration is now open! Your child’s teacher has set up time slots so that there are enough to accommodate parents of all students. Parents should sign up for one conference per child. If you have questions or concerns please contact me or your child’s teacher.

This quick video shows you how to sign up for conferences through Family Access, or follow these instructions:

Log into Family Access.

Click the Teacher Conferences tab on the left side of the Family Access homepage.

Choose a child from the top dropdown menu, or choose to view them all. To the right of each student’s name, there is an option to view conferences you’ve scheduled (View Scheduled Times), or a list of all classes for which you can arrange conferences (All Conferences).

To schedule a conference, go to the All Conferences tab, then click Select a Time. Once you’ve found a time that works for you, click Select then Save. Scheduled conferences will automatically show up in your calendar. You will also receive a confirmation email.

If you need to reschedule, click the View Scheduled Times tab and change the status to Unschedule. Then, reschedule for a time slot that meets your needs.  If you have any questions about Family Access please contact Cathy Kedjidjian at:  ckedjidjian@dps109.org

Wilmot PTO News

  • Join the PTO  for an Eat and Earn Evening at Potbellies in Deerfield.  Between 5:00 – 8:00 pm Potbellies will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Wilmot PTO.  Make sure you mention that you are from Wilmot School.
  • Movie night will be here soon.  The PTO will hold our annual movie night, for students in 1st – 5th grades, on Friday, November 4.  More information is coming soon.

Click here to visit the PTO website

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, October 24 – Board of Education Meeting at Walden School – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25 – PTO Eat and Earn at Potbellies
  • Thursday, October 27 – Picture retakes (This represents a change in date for retakes)
  • Monday, October 31 – Halloween events and activities.
  • Wednesday, November 2 – Student Council Eat and Earn at Menchie’s
  • Friday, November 4 – Trimester 1 ends
  • Friday, November 4 – PTO Movie Night (1st – 5th)