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Principal Message 12-19-22


Happy Holidays! 


Enjoy your family and the Winter Break. We will return in January ready to work and learn. I look forward to seeing you all again in the new year. 


Counselor’s Corner with Mrs. O

Family Time Makes a Difference

Being involved and staying involved with your child makes a difference. Simple acts of

parental engagement are key ways to helping youth make smart, healthy choices. 


  • Frequent family dinners- provide routine opportunities to check in with your child 

  • This means making time for dinner with youth with no distractions that means no electronic devices. 

  • Parents who aren’t able to schedule frequent family dinners can use other opportunities for conversation, like bedtime or breakfast, as long as they make it a routine to talk to their child about what is going on in his or her life.

Research has found that youth who have frequent family encounters (five or more a week):


  • Perform better at school 

  • Are more likely to turn to their parents with a serious problem

There are resources for parents to help support and promote parental engagement and ideas for celebrating a “Family Day” at I am here to help. I can be reached by calling the school at 919-856-7723 or via e-mail:


Last Chance for Gifting

Considering gifts of appreciation for teachers or staff this holiday season?  The PTA is excited to help make your holiday gifting much easier!

GiftCrowd is an online tool that makes it easy to send gifts to any or all teachers and staff in just a few clicks.  


Simply make your gifts by December 22nd at 8am and our teachers and staff will receive an email with their gifts and greetings. They will then choose how to redeem their gifts into one or more of hundreds of types of gift cards, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Athleta, and more. 


Any gifts to teams will be divided up equally among the members of that team.  The tool is free for both the gift giver and the recipient.


Use this link to send gifts to teachers and staff:


Let's show Wiley's teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! 


Wiley Winter Club Topics Announced

Check out the winter lineup of after-school clubs! From literature to inventors, chess to edible science, and even yearbook club! 


The Wiley PTA coordinates three six-week sessions of clubs throughout the school year. The clubs are administered by TEK, which pays our teachers to lead the clubs. Participation in clubs supports our teachers.


Clubs run Wednesday afternoons for 6 weeks from 4:15-5:30 (6 club sessions)

Dates: Wednesdays, January 25-March 1, 2023

Registration Opens: January 3rd at 6 pm

Club Topics


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 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.

Upcoming Dates


Dec 20 Family Field Trip to Japan, virtual information session


Last Day for WileyWear orders to be delivered before the holidays


Dec 21 PTA Winter Thanks Breakfast for Teachers and Staff


Last Day for giving through GiftCrowd


Early Release Day


Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2023 Winter Holiday, no school


Dec 31 Last Day to order Legacy Bricks for spring installation


Jan. 3, 2023 Winter Clubs registration opens