The Wilmot Word: 10-14-16http://wilmot.dps109.org/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Eileen Brett Eileen Brett http://2.gravatar.com/avatar/ee4f7c453e90923f1b99b948dbe0ea0d?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Disability Awareness Week (DAW)
Disability Awareness Week is Oct 17-21 at Wilmot. It is an amazing week filled with inspirational speakers, videos, classroom activities and simulations to help increase awareness for all students about disabilities of all kinds. It is an amazing program put on by the PTO with the help and support of the Wilmot staff.
Disability Awareness meets Creativity and Innovation: A note from Mrs. Dubin :
Get ready for an incredible day of Art during Disability Awareness week!
During one art period on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, students will see a mouth painter, a foot painter and a person who makes adaptive art tools. Then, all artists will be given the following choices:
Choice #1- (k-5) Imagine/Create and draw a new adaptive art tool!
Choice #2- (k-5) Draw a picture using a marker and your bare feet!
Choice #3- (4th & 5th grade only)
-Paint a picture using only your mouth, the paintbrush, tempera cakes, water and paper!
Choice #4- (4th & 5th grade only)
-Draw a picture using only your mouth, a marker and paper!
By the way, to make sure everything is clean, each student will be given their own never-been-used-before marker or paint brush, generously donated by our PTO.
I am super-excited for DAW and look forward to sharing this experience with all of our Wilmot artists!!!
Mrs. Dubin would love to have parent volunteers visit the art class and help out with these activities. Each class is 30 minutes long. If you can please come for a class or two that would be a big help to Mrs Dubin and the students.
Volunteers are needed at the following times:
|Wednesday 10/19/2016||Thursday 10/20/16||Friday 10/21/2016|
|8:55-9:25 Brantman||8:55-9:25 Hanna||8:55-9:25 Salzer|
|10:55-11:25 Bonus||9:25-9:55 Doloughty||9:25-9:55 Miltimore|
|1:20-1:50 Wolff||9:55-10:25 Craig, K||9:55-10:25 Schmidt|
|1:50-2:20 Bricker||10:55-11:25 Heintzelman||10:25-10:55 Han|
|12:50-1:20 Pottinger||10:55-11:25 Stender|
|1:20-1:50 Glass||12:50-1:20 Schaper|
|1:50-2:20 Epstein||1:20-1:50 Mackey|
|2:20-2:50 Whelan||1:50-2:20 Rosheger|
|2:50-3:20 Grimm||2:20-2:50 Ingoglia|
Please email Jen Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. On the day you volunteer, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time so that you can get checked in through Lobby Guard. You must have your driver’s license or passport with you.
If you have any questions please contact Patty O’Machel at email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and take a few minutes to give your input. The survey closes on October 23.
Halloween (1st 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.
Upcoming Parent Programs
- October 18, 7:00pm, South Park Elementary School
Help at Home: Strategies for Supporting Social-Emotional Growth: At this PPS-sponsored program open to all families, join a discussion and small breakout sessions with District 109 clinical staff and administrators.
- October 20, 7:00pm, Kipling Elementary School
Inspiring Learners to Be Leaders: Muriel Summers, Principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, will share how parents and schools – and the entire community – can work together to create an environment that inspires students to realize and share their strengths and talents to benefit their school community, and to achieve at the highest levels.
Parent Conferences (4th 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:
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: email@example.com
Wilmot PTO News
- Wilmot Philanthropy Club – The PTO (under the direction of Ms. Schmidt) is organizing a Philanthropy Club for students in 2nd – 5th grades. Click here if you would like to register your child for this new and very important club.
- 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.
- Monday, October 17 – Disability Awareness Week begins
- Monday, October 17 – The window opens for District Common Assessments
- Monday, October 24 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:00 pm
- Thursday, October 27 – Picture retakes (This represents a change in date for retakes)
- Monday, October 31 – Halloween events and activities.
- Friday, November 4 – Trimester 1 ends
- Friday, November 4 – PTO Movie Night (1st – 5th)