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Principal Message 10-31-22


Happy Monday! 


Shout out to the Wiley Foundation, Wiley PTA, and Cecilia Rawlins Fund for hosting an amazing event on Saturday night. The Inaugural Wiley Soiree was a huge success. Those who attended can’t wait to attend next year’s event!  The Wiley staff and students all appreciate how each organization goes above and beyond for us throughout the year. Sincerest thanks! 


Upcoming  Workdays, Holidays,  and Early Release(10/4 10/8 10/10 10/11)

There will be a Teacher Workday on Friday, November 4, and Tuesday, November 8. After feedback from community and staff members, the Board approved a ‘calendar out’ day for the upcoming Election day. In addition, Thursday, November 10 will be an early release day with no school on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

Excused Absences for Religious/Educational Reasons

As a reminder, we ask that you submit requests for excused educational or religious absences well in advance. All requests should be submitted at least two to three weeks prior to the requested dates. According to policy, excused absences for educational reasons are authorized for educational experiences that are comparable to school academic experiences. The intent of the experience should be educational from the outset and an academic assignment (i.e journal entry, reflection, presentation, images, project, etc.) will be required as verification of the educational experience.  Family trips and vacations that were not designed, initially, to be educational will not be excused. The form linked here should be used to request the excused dates prior to the absence. 

Talking Points

School administrators are now able to use TalkingPoints to send and receive messages as well as send polls. Continue to be patient with us as this access is new as of October 25.  


Please make sure that you have connected to Talking Points in order to receive communication from your classroom teachers.  Talking Points allows families and teachers to communicate through a two-way multilingual platform. With Talking Points, you can reply in your own language and the teacher will receive the message in English. The software used in Talking Points syncs directly to the contact information we have in Powerschool. If you have trouble connecting or communicating with your child’s classroom teacher via Talking Points first contact the teacher via email and if the problem is not resolved, check with our Data Manager (  to ensure that the information we have on file is correct. 


Questions, Comments, Concerns 

Do you have a Question, Comment, or Concern? If so, fill out the form attached above and someone will get back to you within the week, if necessary. This link will be provided in all future messages. Items that receive lots of energy will be shared in the Principal’s Message. Other items that require a response will receive an individual response.


Preguntas, Comentarios, Inquietudes

¿Tiene alguna pregunta, comentario o preocupación? Si es así, complete el formulario adjunto arriba y alguien se comunicará con usted dentro de la semana, si es necesario. Este enlace se proporcionará en todos los mensajes futuros. Los artículos que reciben mucha energía se compartirán en el Mensaje del director. Otros elementos que requieren una respuesta recibirán una respuesta individual.


Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in getting more involved while supporting Wiley? Check out the Volunteer Opportunities on the PTA website and see if something piques your interest. Consider bookmarking this page because the PTA will update it as volunteer opportunities arise.


Current volunteer opportunities include: 


Save the Date for The Fall Festival 

Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5-7:30 pm on Wiley's front lawn (in front of the cafeteria)


In keeping with Wiley's international focus, this year's Fall Festival has a French Carnival theme, with bounce houses, face painting, crafts, food trucks, and more! Students who participate in activities can earn stamps on their own Passport, which they can then turn in for a prize and a chance at a raffle. 

It will take a lot of hands to make this free event as awesome as it can be. Please help us by signing up for a 30-minute time slot, here.


Save While Supporting Wiley

As you gear up for holiday cards, Minted offers 20% off their products and Wiley will receive 15% of the net sales from each purchase when you use Wiley’s unique code ‘FUNDRAISEWILEY ’ at checkout.


Check out more ways to sour Wiley PTA Business Partners.