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Principal Message 11 - 21 -22


Happy Thanksgiving! 


Thank you to all who attended the Fall Festival on Thursday evening. It was a huge success. I am absolutely grateful to be a part of a community that understands the importance of coming together to work, learn, and play. I am thankful for each of you.


No School

There will be no school from Wednesday(11/23) to Friday (11/25) of this week. We look forward to your return on Monday, November 29. 


Teacher of the Year and Instructional Assistant of the Year 

Congratulations to Wiley teacher of the Year Sharon Abel and Instructional Assistant of the Year  Jessica Kohli. Staff nominated Sharon and Jessica for their hard work and dedication to Wiley. They both happen to work in first-grade growing and nurturing young minds. Each of them has been with Wiley for several years. If you get the chance please congratulate them on this accomplishment. 


Grading Policy 

Linked above is Wiley’s Grading Policy. This information includes Wiley’s policy for homework, classwork & assessments, missed assignments, prevention/intervention, extra credit, and the grading rubric. This information is submitted to the district each year. Minor updates were made as most information included in the document already existed.


Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Conferences  

Student Report cards went home last week. If you did not receive your child’s report card, please reach out to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Teachers have also been conducting parent-teacher conferences. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher regarding a conference and you would like to schedule one you should email them personally. At least two conferences a year are required. However, anytime you have a question or concern about your child’s performance, you are encouraged to contact your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule a meeting. Our teachers work extremely hard to accommodate all their families' needs while managing the demands of their own lives. Please keep this in mind as you schedule appointments. 



As flu season approaches, please make sure you continue to communicate absences to the classroom teacher and data manager. In the event of an absence, you should do one of the following:  1) provide a written note to the classroom teacher upon the child’s return OR 2) send an email to the classroom teacher and data manager ( Teachers will be expected to make communication after 3 consecutive days of absences. However, parents/guardians are still expected to communicate the reason for an absence either via note or email upon the student’s return. 


Cecilia Rawlins Fund

Need a holiday gift idea for grandparents or friends of the Wiley community? We think there's no better way to engage the people who love our kids, than a chance at giving to the Backpack Buddies program. It's as simple as passing along a note that asks them to sponsor a family who needs a little extra support this holiday season. Here's where the donations are put to work: $165 pays for a backpack of food every weekend for the remainder of the year and $200 pays for a gift card to help with holiday cheer. We have ambitious goals because we're a community that looks out for one another. Let's broaden the chance for folks to join in our ambition. Donate here.  Remember, your gift goes twice as far now due to a generous donor matching up to $1000 in gifts to CRF this season.


Questions, Comments, Concerns 

Do you have a Question, Comment, or Concern? If so, fill out the attached form and someone will get back to you within the week, if necessary. 


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. 


Thanksgiving Pies for Teacher and Staff Appreciation 

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Delivery between 8:45 am and 12 pm | Carpool or Main Office


Let’s give thanks to our amazing staff and teachers here at Wiley. Help us donate a pie - sweet, savory, dairy-free, vegan, or gluten-free - to each teacher and staff member for our Teacher and Staff Appreciation Pie day. 


Please Note: All pies must be store-bought according to WCPSS policy. Please keep all pies sealed in their original containers.


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, enrichment of our students' education, enhancing the learning environment, and fostering a strong sense of community.


Consider 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)!


Fall Wiley Wear - On Sale Now
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Last day to place orders for hoodies and tie-dye shirts.

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


Paving the Way - Legacy Bricks

Do you know about Wiley's Legacy Bricks? These bricks not only create a welcoming walkway to Wiley’s front door but they celebrate students past and present, teachers and staff, community members, and generous local businesses. Each brick is $150 and can be engraved with a message of up to 50 characters. A brick order form is active now until December 31 for early spring installation.


Funds raised by brick sales go to the Wiley Elementary Foundation which works to supplement teacher and staff salaries beyond what the county and state provide. 


Fall Festival - Thank You! 


Thank you to everyone who made the first Fall Festival on Wiley grounds since 2017 a success! In keeping with Wiley's international focus, this year's Fall Festival had a French Carnival theme, with bounce houses, food trucks, pay-what-you-can pizza, face painters, balloon twisters, band performance, and more!  

Check out photos here:

Have feedback or ideas for next year?  Let us know: ​​


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    


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 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

January 9, 2023 Clubs registration opens


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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