• Wildwood Forest Newsletter                                                                                                                                        March 10, 2024

     

    No School - March 11th

     

    Spotlight

     

    Thank you to those who attended and participated in the Virtual Reading Night!

    School Social Worker’s Week - March 3-8: We appreciate all you do, Ms. Saccoh!

    National School Breakfast Week - March 4-8: We love our cafeteria staff!

    Magnet Moment

    Our magnet program is funded through the Synergy grant which is a five-year rollout plan. The grant has allowed us to purchase much-needed resources, technology, and equipment and bring exciting programs to our students. Some programs are free for students and some are paid for by the magnet department.

    Did you know that in September, students had a visit from NED's Mindset Mission? This was a 45-minute performance that used storytelling, puppetry, and illusions. Students learned how to spark courage in others and how to keep learning and growing, even when they think they already know something.

    In October, the National Theatre for Children performed the Energy Time Trek for K-2 students, where they learned how to use energy resources and conserve energy.

    Also in October, third-grade students had a visit from the Raleigh Dance Theatre in a performance called the Leaping Readers program. Students got to see a stage performance for a popular children’s book. Subsequently, they were invited the next week to visit the theater and watch the dancers perform on their stage. 

    Fourth and fifth-grade students had a visit from the co-captain of NCState's Motorsports Formula SAE Team.  This team builds a formula race car every year and they take the car to competitions to compete against other college teams. The team brought the car to our school and talked to students about the process of putting the car together.

    In November, we had a visit from Steve Campbell from the Dancing Drums program provided by the United Arts Council. Each child had access to their own drum that day and learned about rhythms and how they relate to math.

    There are many more exciting visits for us to look forward to before the end of the school year. If you know a group interested in speaking to or performing for our students, contact mcox@wcpss.net

     

    Focus on Culture

    March is Women’s History Month 

    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

     

    Pre-K Information:

    Families of children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2024 can apply for Pre-K services for next school year starting on Jan. 3. The Universal Application will allow families to submit one application to determine their eligibility for one of three different services:

    • WCPSS Title I Pre-K

    • NC Pre-K

    • Telamon Head Start

    Eligibility for the Title I program is based on academic need. Eligibility for NC Pre-K and Telamon Head Start is based on financial need. Applicants will be considered based on how well they fit the program criteria.

    Applications are not first come, first served. The deadline to apply is June 16.

     

    Reminders:

    Arrival - Carpool and walkers are finished at 9:12, and students are considered tardy at 9:15. In an effort to minimize interruptions during learning, please ensure that your child has all the needed materials for school (backpack, lunchbox, etc.) before leaving home. 

     

    If your child is being dropped off after carpool has ended, parents will need to park in the front lot and walk their child to the front door. The lane in front of the school is only for bus and daycare drop-off. If you have any questions, please contact the administration. 

     

    Dismissal- As a reminder, if you are planning to pick your child up from school early or if you want to change your child’s method of transportation, please do so before 3:15 p.m. The office will not dismiss students between 3:15 and 3:45 to prepare for dismissal.

    Lost and Found- It may be a great idea to write your child’s name on their belongings. We have quite a few items already in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing something, remind him/her to check the Lost and Found.

    Important Dates:

     

    Mar. 5 - Student-led Conferences (3,5)

    Mar. 5 - No School (workday)

    Mar. 9 - WCPSS Job Fair (South Garner H.S)

    Mar. 11 - No School (workday)

    Mar. 19 - Curriculum Night

    Mar. 25-29 - Spring Break