Principal Message 3-13-23
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.
Missed the recent information sessions provided?
No worries, please check out our website where we have a recording of one of our sessions. Please make sure to watch it and reach out to us with any questions you have after watching.
Video Recording of Parent Session:
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.
Please email email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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/proficiency. 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 interest so that they are prepared to make an informed decision.
Wiley Fun Run - Registration Now Open
Kick off - Wednesday, March 22
Event Day - Thursday, March 30
Registration for the Fun Run is now open! Register your student(s) for free here. The PTA hopes to get 100% registration before before the Fun Run kick off. All registered students are enteresed to win a bundle of Wiley gear.
The Fun Run is PTA’s largest fundraising event of the year to raise funds for things like classroom supplies, teacher trainings, learning aids, educational software, and other things that support our students and teachers. Check out more about the Fun Run here.
2022-23 Yearbook - last call for pics; books now on sale
Don’t miss the chance to get those special school memories into the 2022-2023 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.
Yearbooks are now on sale! Early bird pricing is available until April 15. Yearbooks will be delivered to students in early June. You can also donate one to another child.
Wiley Talent Show - Application due March 30th
Friday, May 12 at 6pm
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 volunteer sign-up genius here.
If you have any questions, reach out to the Talent Show committee: Traci Rowe email@example.com, or Michelle Wells firstname.lastname@example.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:
A Century of Memories
We are very excited to be celebrating 100 years of Wiley on St. Marys Street and are diligently planning for ways to recognize this momentous occasion. One way you can help is by sharing this bit.ly with anyone who has a Wiley story or fond memory. We will share this questionnaire on various platforms as we collect a Century of Wiley memories. Share your memories! bit.ly/3Dbnc7V
Wiley Legacy Brick and Spirit Rock
Interested in purchasing a Legacy Brick for your rising middle schooler or incoming Kindergarten? Celebrating a birthday and want the Wiley Community to know? Visit our Wiley Foundation Page. Bricks outline the front interest of Wiley and are a great way to leave your mark as we begin to celebrate a Century of Wiley! Proceeds from the Wiley Foundation support our Magnet Theme and Langauge department.
Wake Pre-Kindergarten Application
The Wake Pre-Kindergarten application is open for the 2023-24 school year. Paper applications are available in our front office, or you may apply online here. These programs are for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2023. Please submit your application by Friday, June 16 if you are interested.
If you need assistance with you completing your application, please see the support sessions available:
Wake County Public School System
Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m., through June 13
Crossroads 2/110 Corning Road, Cary
Contact: Varenka GomezdelCampo
Wake County Smart Start
Every Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m., year-round (support for other applications as well)
4901 Waters Edge Drive, #101, Raleigh
Contact: Ana Gallo (email@example.com)
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.
March 22 Wiley Fun Run Kickoff
March 24 Early Release Day
March 27 Clubs Session 3 registration opens
March 27 Global Career Day
March 30 Wiley Fun Run Event Day
Talent Show Application Deadline
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