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Principal Message 11 -3 - 22

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


November Office Hours


During November, I will be offering conference slots for families that wish to meet. This is an opportunity for any families interested in scheduling a predetermined time to discuss school matters. Currently I have three slots a week available that are first come first serve. To secure a slot you will need to visit the link here and select the desired slot. If the times available do not work, families are always welcome to reach out via email and request an appointment. Also if there are specific questions, comments, or concerns that you would like me to address please feel free to complete this link


TSI -A Letter 


Wiley has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education.  A letter will go home today explaining what this identification means for Wiley and the strategies that are in place to address the discrepancies with our subgroup data. 


November is American Indian Heritage Month

This month we honor and celebrate the history and heritage of American Indians. North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized Indian tribes: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Sappony, and the Waccamaw-Siouan. An American Indian Heritage Month document provides schools with information, resources, and strategies for celebrating at the school level. 


Dr. Mary Whitehouse (School Psychologist)  Week is Nov. 6-10

This year's theme is “Let’s Grow Together.” This week is an opportunity to highlight the role of school psychologists and school-based mental health services in promoting student success. Learn more on WakeConnect. Share your recognition and appreciation for your school psychologist this week by posting on social media and tagging: @wcpss_schoolpsy @nasponline #SchoolPsychWeek 




Please continue to follow the carpool pattern during dismissal. To eliminate confusion, we will allow cars to move to the cones at 3:30. Hopefully, this will prevent others from jumping in line. We ask that you not move into the parking lot before 3:30 as this could potentially disrupt parents who pick up their child early as well as emergency responders in the event of an emergency. The office will continue to close from 3:30 until 4:15 during afternoon dismissal.


Kids Heart Challenge


This year, our school will be learning about staying strong in body and mind, we’ll get moving with fun activities, meet kids with special hearts, and raise funds for the health of all hearts. Plus, they’ll feel good for doing good! Download the Kids Heart Challenge App or visit to register today and earn your own BE THE TORCH WRISTBAND so you can help light the way


A Century of Wiley Memories


We would like to collect more than 100 stories to celebrate the years of memories that represent Wiley. If you or someone you know would like to share their story please share this link or add their story. Our students will use these stories to create a podcast. The link can be found here: We will be sharing the first recordings on the website. 




Make sure that you have your child at school by 9:15 am every morning. We will continue to demonstrate grace as you make your best effort to arrive before the tardy bell rings; however,  we will soon begin marking students tardy.  The first bell to allow students into the building rings at 8:45 am with instruction beginning at the sound of the 9:15 bell. Consistently late students consistently miss instruction. 


Excused Absences for Religious/Educational Reasons


As you plan for the school year, 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 before the requested dates. According to 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 before the absence. 


Office Closed Daily 3:30 - 4:15 


This year we will close our office for dismissal between 3:30 and 4:15. At this time, we will not be dismissing students from the office except in the event of emergencies. This is our busiest time of the day and we are completely committed to the safe and timely dismissal of all our students. We ask that if you know that you have to pick up a child for an appointment or special occasion you do so before this time or communicate the transportation change before 3:30. If your reason for early dismissal can wait we ask that you wait patiently in our carpool line as every minute of instruction matters. Fifteen minutes of missed instruction a day is more than an hour of missed instruction a week.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 


Minted. Fundraiser 


Support Wiley PTA by shopping with Minted. for your stationary and custom gifts. When you use code FUNDRAISEWILEY at checkout, you'll enjoy a 20% discount, and, even better, 15% of your purchase will be donated to Wiley PTA. Please share with friends and family and shop with our code until 12/31.


Charleston Wrap Fundraiser


Our Wiley PTA fundraiser with Charleston Wrap is underway and we need your help! Register your student (participant) at Charleston Wrap and enter ‘25225’ for Wiley’s organization ID. Share and shop until 12/2 to donate up to 40% of sales to Wiley PTA


Next Wiley PTA Meeting


Save the date for our virtual November PTA meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, 11/15 at 6pm. See this year’s full PTA meeting schedule here. If you are not already a member, please join here


Wiley PTA Fall Book Fair

Monday, 11/27 - Friday, 12/1


Get excited! Wiley PTA has partnered with local bookstore Quail Ridge Books for our annual Fall Book Fair.


Volunteer opportunities begin with set-up shifts on 11/20 and 11/21, and continue with a variety of morning, afternoon and afterschool shifts throughout the week of the Book Fair.


Donate to Wiley PTA Book Fairy. The Book Fairy program ensures that every student who wants a new book from the Fall Book Fair receives one. Help us fund this important program by buying a few books for our students.


Wiley Way Soirée Raises over $20,000


The 2023 Wiley Way Soirée raised over $20,000 in net proceeds, thanks to our generous community! Auction donors and bidders, sponsors, ticket buyers, and cash donors all played important roles in getting us to this exciting figure. Money raised will be split between two non-profits helping to strengthen our school: the Cecilia Rawlins Fund and the Wiley Elementary Foundation


You can still make a donation of any size at if you want to support the Soirée’s fundraising efforts. Thank you!


Wiley PTA Annual Fund


Wiley PTA is excited to announce the launch of our Annual Fund campaign, and we need your support to achieve our goal of $23,000. Your donation will make a significant impact on our school and benefits students and their families, teachers and staff.


Your donation to Wiley PTA makes it possible to:


  • Provide curriculum enrichment through cultural arts programs, afterschool clubs and book fairs

  • Support teachers and staff through supply stipends, grants, appreciation events and Room Parents

  • Organize and fund family engagement events like Fall Festival and International Night

Please consider a one-time or monthly donation to Wiley PTA. Every dollar counts and your generosity can make a real difference. Thank you for your continued support!


Lost and Found


Haven’t seen that blue water bottle in a while? It might be in the Lost and Found! Here is the current Lost and Found inventory. You may claim your item(s) in the Lost and Found Room in the cafeteria. Items that have been in the Lost and Found since September will be donated today, 11/3. Going forward, any items that have been in the Lost and Found Room longer than a month will be donated, so please check regularly. 


Volunteers- must register EVERY YEAR!  


Parents, staff, and community members may now register to volunteer in our schools through MyVolunteer. All volunteers must re-register with the new system to volunteer in the 2023-24 school year.   If you wish to attend field trips, lead small groups, or volunteer in the classroom you must register to volunteer. 


  •  Make sure you include your name and contact information when you begin the registration process.  If you leave the CRC background site before completing your contact information, you will have to begin the process again.

  •  You must include your social security number to register to volunteer.  If you do not have a social security number, please contact or call 919-694-8233.

  • You will be notified by the MyVolunteer system if you are approved to volunteer.

  • Volunteer Registration LinkClick the link below to start your volunteer registration:

Upcoming Dates

November 1

Teacher Workday

November 6-10

School Psychology Awareness Week

November 7 

Teacher Workday

November 10

Veterans Day Holiday

November 15

PTA General Meeting (Virtual, 6-7pm)

November 17

Intervention Coordinator Day

November 27 - December 1

Fall Book Fair