Principal's Message 9-26-22
Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season!
Starting in October we will require that all visitors and guests present some form of facial ID to the camera before entering the building. This requirement will be for all guests and visitors, including parents and guardians. If you forget your ID or do not have an ID to present, be prepared to answer a variety of questions or present some documentation that verifies your identity. In order to assist us with these changes, please be patient and make sure that you provide yourself enough time to check your child out for appointments. It would be extremely helpful if you could also notify your child and their teacher what time they will be checking out. When having someone other than a parent pick up a student, notify the office, remind the individual to bring an ID and make sure that they are indicated on the locator card.
Kindness Awareness Month
October is Kindness Awareness Month. We will take this time to practice activities that build student-to-student relationships and decrease the likelihood of rude or mean behavior. We define rude behavior as behavior that is unintentionally hurtful and mean as behavior that is intentionally intended to cause harm. All month we will focus on ways to be kind to each other and do our best to avoid intentionally causing harm to our friends. Monday, October 3rd is our Kindness kickoff. WEAR BLUE to create a sea of kindness or purchase a Unapolegetically Kind tshirt.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is beginning a process to overhaul school performance grades and is seeking public input. The state’s A-F performance grades were developed so communities could better understand the quality of North Carolina’s public schools, but a growing consensus has led many to believe that the current model does not accurately reflect all aspects of school quality because it puts too much weight on student achievement as determined by high-stakes testing. Use the link above to complete the survey.
Wiley Way Soiree
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:30-10:30 pm
The Wiley Foundation, Wiley PTA, and Cecilia Rawlins Fund are uniting to launch a new annual fundraiser to benefit the students, teachers, and families at our award-winning school. These three non-profit organizations work to support the needs of the school community throughout the year.
The Wiley Way Soiree is an opportunity for parents and friends of the school to have fun and learn more about investing in our school through volunteer and financial support. Our goal this year for the Soiree is to foster a strong school community by focusing on the pillars of the “Wiley Way”: collaboration, empathy, kindness, and respect.
This adults-only event will be held at Trophy Brewing’s new event facility at 622 Maywood Avenue. Join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats, beer/wine, music, and contests! Ticket sales go live this week!
Wiley In-School Fall Book Fair
The Wiley PTA is excited to host the Fall Book Fair during the week of October 24! We need YOU to make this event a success! Volunteer opportunities begin with set-up shifts on Friday, October 21, and continue with a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening shifts throughout the week of the Book Fair. Learn more and sign up today!
School Picture Day will be announced soon, and there’s another reason to smile. We are excited to share that this year's yearbook will be co-created by students in the Yearbook Club! Details are coming soon, but in the meantime, we are looking for a PTA yearbook liaison. If you are an organized person and want to help us coordinate this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wiley PTA is on a Mission
The Wiley PTA is on a mission to help make each child’s potential a reality. Joining the PTA is a great way to help support the Wiley community of teachers and staff, our students, and families.
Consider being part of the PTA today to support our Wiley community! A donation of $15 or more secures your membership.
One easy way to support the Wiley PTA is to take advantage of your employer’s giving program. Companies may match the donations made by their employees to non-profit organizations; in many cases, this can as much as double the impact you make for the school with only a little effort.