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Principal Message 1-26-24

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


Wiley's Birthday Party Friday, February 9


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wiley we will have a small birthday party on Friday, February 9. This will be the 100th day of school and to celebrate we encourage everyone to dress like they are 100 years old or a futuristic outfit of what life will look like 100 years from now.  To celebrate Wiley we will be hosting a short birthday party for each grade level and finally announcing our new Mascot.  To make this day extremely special we will be asking for edible donations (cupcakes and ice cream)  from families. Stay tuned for more details.


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


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 needs 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!


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.


Spirit Night at Village District Shake Shack


Join us for our next Spirit Night at Village District Shake Shack from 11 am - 10 pm on Wednesday, 1/31. Use code “DONATEFRY” when ordering in person at the kiosk or counter or using the Shake Shack app and Wiley PTA will receive 25% of sales. DoorDash, and Grubhub orders are exempt from the fundraiser.


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



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


Saturday, Jan 27

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, Jan 30

Winter Afterschool Clubs begin

Wednesday, Jan 31

Spirit Night at Shake Shack

Monday, February 5

Report Cards Go Home 

Friday, February 9 

100th Day of School Happy Birthday Wiley! 

Feb 5-9

National School Counselor Week

Feb 12-16

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Monday, Feb 19

President’s Day NO SCHOOL 

Tuesday, Februray 20  

Teacher Workday