Principal Message 3-6-23
Statewide tornado March 8
All Wake County Schools are expected to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, Mar. 8 in connection with Severe Weather Awareness Week. At 10 am, students will practice the appropriate tornado drill procedures with their entire class during this time. The drill should last no more than 15 minutes and will involve students leaving their class and taking cover in a safe space away from windows and exterior walls. If you have any questions regarding the drill please feel free to reach out to administration or your child’s homeroom teacher.
Student Progress/Promotion Letter
We are in the process of analyzing quarter two student data. Based on the student progress and teacher input, we will determine who will be receiving a midyear letter regarding promotion/retention. Per Wake County policy, we are required to notify parents during quarter three if their child is not meeting grade-level benchmarks.
This letter does not suggest that your child will be retained, but that a promotion plan will be put in place to assist us in working together to support your child’s academic growth and promotion.
If you receive a letter and you have not yet met with your child’s teacher, you are encouraged to do so.
Middle School Registration
This month 5th graders will be registering for their middle school classes. Please have a talk with your child concerning their interests so that they are prepared to make an informed decision.
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) - What is SSA?
SSA is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in ONE subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math OR English Language Arts. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.
How can I learn more about the SSA process and what it entails?
There will be both an in-person session and a virtual session available. We will also provide a recording of the session in case you cannot attend either session.
Informational Sessions for Wiley:
Virtual Session: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 from 11:30-12:15
(Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yjx-ekrr-ssb)
In-Person Session: Friday, March 10, 2023 from 9:15-10:00
Recording of the Informational Session will be available the week of March 13 on our website.
When can I nominate my student for SSA?
Nominations for the SSA program are from March 20 - March 24, 2023. If you are interested in your student taking the test to see if they qualify for SSA please fill out the form below. Please note the form will only be available from 3/20-3/24 and the deadline to submit it is 3/24.
Form for Wiley Parents: https://forms.gle/K9oRdiNq63mPB7KCA
When will the SSA test be given to my student?
The SSA test will be given during the testing window of April 18 - May 3, 2023.
For any questions, please feel free to contact the AIG teachers Jill Molloy at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Eman Ziada Brandt at email@example.com.
Counselor’s Corner with Mrs. O
Parenting Part 1: Tips for Positive Discipline
While parenting is a joy, it can also be exhausting. This is the first segment in a two part series on parenting tips to assist you. Here are a few to help you parent in a positive way:
Show respect by focusing on the behavior, not the child.
Be firm, fair, and consistent. Consistency is key!
Physical punishment teaches children that violence is ok.
Act quickly so your child associates misbehavior with consequences.
Fit the consequence to the behavior. For example, if your child draws on the wall, the consequence can be to clean the wall.
Cool down before you discipline- deep breaths. Remember, you are the role model.
Catch them doing the right thing & give specific praise about the behavior you like.
Part 2 will come next month! I am here to help. If you would like some more parenting tips, I can be by calling 919-856-7723 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make it a great day!
Oberlin- Rising Sixth Grade Event
All rising sixth graders should join us for our Welcome Event at Oberlin Magnet Middle School on March 15th. The evening will begin in the Oberlin Auditorium; arrival times are based on last name to the extent possible. This is a great opportunity for incoming students and their families to connect with our school community through student performances and interactions with staff and students in clubs, electives, and sports. We know that Magnet application results have not been released yet, but we want you to SAVE THE DATE! We can't wait to welcome our new base and magnet families!
Broughton Football Camp
Broughton Football is excited to present the 6th annual Fastbreak Football camp. This year's camp will run from Monday, 6/26 to Friday, 6/30, and is open to boys and girls in rising 4th - 8th grades.
Fastbreak Football Camp is unique in that it focuses on character, general athletic development, and weight room fundamentals in addition to football-specific instruction. Coaches at Fastbreak Football Camp will teach young athletes the key character traits required of good teammates, the fundamentals of the game of football, and the athletic postures and movements necessary to excel in any sport. Instruction will be clear and concrete. Activities will be fun and fast-paced.
Register and pay today by visiting www.fastbreakfootballcamp.com. Financial Aid is also available. No camper will be turned away for financial reasons. More questions? Please email Coach McGuire at email@example.com.
Closes Wednesday, March 8
Check out the new spring styles of shirts and hats for kids, adults, and a special shirt for our teachers! This special sale with local partner Bay Six closes on Wednesday March 8! Wiley Gear will be delivered to classrooms by March 24th.
Wiley Fun Run
Promotions - March 22-30
Event Day - Thursday, March 30
The PTA’s largest fundraising event of the year will kick off on March 22nd! The 9th annual Fun Run raises funds for things like classroom supplies, teacher trainings, learning aids, educational software, and other things that support our students and teachers.
The Fun Run is a fitness-based fundraiser that requires no selling. The program is pledge-based, meaning the students will gather monetary pledges for the laps they run on Fun Run day, March 30th. All fitness levels and abilities are welcomed and supported -- all students will receive ‘credit’ for running 35 laps. Check out more about the Fun Run here.
Registration opens on Wednesday, March 8 : http://www.funrun.com
Wiley Talent Show
Friday, May 12 at 6pm
We are excited to bring back the Wiley Talent Show! Please mark your calendars and encourage your kids to start thinking about what talents they would like to share.
We welcome individual and group acts that are less than 2 minutes each and appropriate for an elementary audience. Please find the application and rehearsal schedule here and the sign-up genius here.
If you have any questions, reach out to the Talent Show committee: Traci Rowe firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Wells email@example.com
Needed: Pics for the 2022-23 Yearbook!
The PTA Yearbook Committee is looking for pictures that tell this school year's story. From field trips to clubs, reading to playing instruments, donning Wiley gear to helping out at carpool.
Please send those pics (with children’s names and event details) to Yearbook@wileypta.org.
Are you interested in getting more involved while supporting our wonderful school? 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. Grandparents are welcome to volunteer too!
Current volunteer opportunities include:
Assisting with the Cultural Arts Banner Workshop
March 7 Teacher Workday - no school
March 8 Tornado Drill
March 22-30 Wiley Fun Run
March 24 Early Release Day
March 27 Clubs Session 3 registration opens
March 30 Global Career Day
March 31 Teacher Work Day
April 3-7 Spring Break
April 17-20 Spring Book Fair
April 20 International Night
April 24-28 Batik fabric art weeklong banner workshop with Leni Newell
May 12 Talent Show
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.
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.