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Principal Message 11 -14 - 22

Happy Monday!

Join us for our Fall Festival on Thursday, November 17. The event will be on the front lawn from 5 pm until 7 pm. 

Lockdown Drill

Wake County Public Schools are required to participate in lockdown drills each year. Most schools participate in at least one each semester Staff and students use this drill to practice necessary steps intended to keep us safe in the event of a threat inside or outside the building. Parents should be familiar with understanding the difference between a Code Yellow lockdown and Code Red Lockdown.


A Code Yellow Lockdown indicates a threat outside the building.

A Code Red Lockdown indicates a threat inside the building. 

A threat can be any situation or event that has the potential to cause students or staff potential harm.


Lockdown drills often include district security and law enforcement.  Students will be informed of what to do in the event of a lockdown. However, the dates for drills will not be shared. All lockdowns will be communicated to families after they occur. 


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 board 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. 


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.


News from the Cecilia Rawlins Fund

Thanks to a very generous, anonymous donor within our Wiley community, all donations made to CRF in November will be matched up to $1,000.  Double your impact by giving now


November donations will help CRF reach our goal of raising $12,000 for gift cards to cover the gap in support during winter break for Wiley families in the Backpack Buddies program. 


Thank you for your continued support of the Cecilia Rawlins Fund and our Wiley community.  We are forever grateful to be a part of this amazing community.


Click here to donate now!


Wiley Fall Festival 


Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5-7:30 pm

Wiley's front lawn (in front of the cafeteria; facing St. Mary’s St)


Join us for our first Fall Festival on Wiley grounds since 2017! In keeping with Wiley's international focus, this year's Fall Festival has a French Carnival theme, with bounce houses, food trucks, pay-what-you-can pizza, face painters, balloon twisters, and more! All activities for kids are FREE!


Kick off the night with a performance by the amazing Wiley band at 5pm! Then head to the PTA Welcome Table - just look for the table with balloons! Kids will be given a commemorative wristband and a passport that they can get hole-punched as they move from attraction to attraction throughout the night. Kids who get four-hole punches on their passports can return to the PTA Welcome Table before 7pm to get their name entered into a drawing. Prizes include gift cards and toys!


Street parking is available on College Place, Calvin Street or in the Wiley parking lot.

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.

Giving Tuesday


Tuesday, Nov. 29


The Wiley PTA is a team of parent and teacher volunteers working together to support Wiley Elementary School's vision with a focus on improving the education and well-being of all children at Wiley. Our goals include providing support to the faculty and staff, providing enrichment of our students' education, enhancing the learning environment, and fostering a strong sense of community.


Considering supporting the Wiley PTA for GivingTuesday by donating to the Wiley PTA. Anyone who commits to a monthly donation of $30 or more before Nov. 29 will be entered to win a gift card to The Umstead Hotel and Spa for one night stay and brunch for two (select monthly for your donation to be entered to win)!


Got Pics?

The 2022-2023 Wiley Elementary School yearbook committee is looking for pictures that can tell the story of this school year. From playgrounds to clubs, reading to playing instruments, donning Wiley gear to helping out at carpool. Send those pics of smiling faces (with children’s names) to    


Fall Wiley Wear - On Sale Now 

Check out the fresh fall gear at our Wiley Wear Shop. Everything from a cozy hoodie and sweats to stylish caps and a Wiley Way water bottle. 

November 22 is the last day to place orders for hoodies and tie-dye shirts.  


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. Current volunteer opportunities include: 

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 save and support with our Wiley PTA Business Partners.


Upcoming Dates


November 17, 5pm Fall Festival with Band Performance

November 22 Staff and Teacher Appreciation: Pies for staff and teachers to take home

November 22 Wiley Wear Fall Sale Closes

November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5 Early Release Day


Be in the Know


Learn more about three organizations that help support Wiley - Wiley PTA, Wiley Elementary Foundation, and the Cecilia Rawlins Fund.

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