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Principal Message 1-19-24


Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


January 24, 2024 is a Teacher Workday


There will be no school on Wednesday, January 24. This is a teacher workday. The quarter ends on January 23. Teachers will work on preparing report cards for the February 5 release date.


January Office Hours


I will offer additional office hours for families who wish to meet. This is an opportunity for individuals interested in scheduling time to discuss school matters. Slots are first come first serve. To secure a slot you will need to visit the link here and select the desired slot. If the matter is urgent or  the times available do not work for your schedule, families are always welcome to reach out via email ( and request an appointment. For specific questions, comments, or concerns that do not require a meeting feel free to complete this link.


Fourth and fifth-grade AIG identification


If you are interested in nominating your 4th or 5th-grade Wiley student for AIG services, now is the time to submit their name for the spring screening window. Please fill out the following Google form by January 19th. If your child was previously identified, you do not need to nominate them again in the same subject area(s). You can submit nominations at any time during the school year, but any nominations made after January 19th will be considered in the fall screening window of 2024. If you have any questions, you can contact our AIG teachers: Jill Molloy ( or Michelle Hoyles (


Google Form:


Universal Pre-K Application Now Open


Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options.


Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.


Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.


Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!


5th-grade Families


Students in 5th grade who would like to continue in a magnet school at the next level MUST apply. Apply at The deadline is January 25. Students may apply to any magnet school that is an option for their address (review at Students with magnet status should be selected if they request their pathway school. See pathways at rising into kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade MUST apply and will be assigned with an older sibling who will still be assigned to that magnet school for the 24-25 school year. Students at Wiley have the highest priority at the TRADITIONAL CALENDAR GT Magnet Middle school for their address (Carnage, Ligon, Martin or Zebulon) as their pathway school. They have priority 3 in an application for Moore Square and are not guaranteed to be selected for that school. 


Dreambox Usage


Students are expected to complete at least 5 lessons a week in Dreambox. A Harvard University study has shown that just 60-minutes of DreamBox lessons per week can fast-track your students up to two grade levels in a year. We recommend that students complete five or more lessons per week with DreamBox Learning because students who complete five lessons each week show more math growth than those who complete fewer lessons. One lesson takes about 15 minutes. Dreambox is adaptive and constantly responding to the skills and understanding of your child. Having your child complete at least one Dreambox lesson a week can help your child’s teacher better understand their need, extend their learning, and/or address learning gaps.


Give Wiley PTA a Follow!


Wiley PTA is on Instagram and Facebook, and this is the best (and easiest!) way to stay up to date on all things Wiley as they happen in real time. Make sure you don’t miss out on the latest school news, events, and updates on what’s currently in Lost and Found! See photos from events you and your child have attended and get an inside look at some exciting things students are up to. 


International Night Planning Volunteers Needed


International Night, 4/25, is a fun-filled evening event for students, their families, teachers and staff to experience and celebrate different cultures from around the world through student and community performances, international food trucks, and more. If you have a passion for cultural exchange, event planning, or simply enjoy bringing people together, we would love to have you on board! Your unique skills and perspectives will contribute to creating an engaging and vibrant International Night. Please contact if interested in volunteering.


Wiley Talent Show


Save the date for our annual Wiley Talent Show on 4/12. Start thinking about what wonderful talents you want to show off this year and be on the lookout for the signup and additional information. Questions? Contact Traci Rowe at


MakoRx Fundraiser Partnership


Flu season is here and Wiley PTA has partnered with MakoRx Care Connect to help our families and raise funds. MakoRx Care Connect works with local independent pharmacies to give you convenient, affordable rapid flu and strep test + treatment appointments all in one place, no health insurance needed. For each appointment completed through this link MakoRx donates $1 to the Wiley PTA. On your appointment date, go to the pharmacy, get your flu or strep test, complete a telehealth medical visit if needed and buy your medicine right there in the pharmacy! For other illnesses, speak with a doctor via phone or video. This program is run by Wiley parent Vinay Patel. Problems with the service or feedback? Contact Vinay at (855) 562-5679.


Lost and Found


Here is the current Lost and Found inventory. Items that have been in the Lost and Found longer than a month will be donated. You may claim your item(s) in the Lost and Found Room in the cafeteria.


Next Wiley PTA Meeting


Our February PTA meeting will be held the week of 2/19. More details coming soon. Click here to join via Google Meet. Plan ahead! See this year’s full PTA meeting schedule here. If you are not already a member of Wiley PTA, please consider joining!


Wiley Elementary Foundation


Legacy Brick Fundraiser: Support teacher and staff salaries while making a lasting mark on the school you love!


Join the collection of special names and encouraging messages on Wiley’s Legacy Bricks, which line the school’s main entrance walkway! The engraved Legacy Bricks are $150 each and allow up to three lines of 17 characters. The Legacy Brick campaign benefits the Wiley Elementary Foundation, which is separate from Wiley PTA and which specifically supports teacher and staff salaries. To order a brick, please email us at


Upcoming Dates


Tuesday, Jan 23 

Quarter 2 Ends 

Wednesday, Jan 24

Teacher Workday (No School)

Saturday, Jan 27

Holocaust Rembrance Day 

Tuesday, Jan 30

Winter Afterschool Clubs begin

Wednesday, Jan 31

Spirit Night at Shake Shack