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Principal Message 3-1-24

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week

We’re celebrating school social worker,  Ms. Crystal Floyd Wilson  and appreciating the many ways that she helps students achieve academic success.



March 5 is a Teacher Workday. Board of Education members approved making Tuesday, March 5 (Primary Election Day) a “Banked Day” for all calendars. This means there will be no school for students and the day will be designated as a workday for school staff.  


Statewide Tornado Drill on March 6

We will be participating in the statewide tornado drill at on Wednesday, March 6. Students will practice the drill Wednesday morning. Teachers will prepare students for the drill prior to Wednesday morning.  If you have questions regarding the drill please reach out to your child’s teacher.


"Rising to the Ridge" event!  

Check out the flier above from Alston Ridge. They are inviting all incoming sixth graders to their "Rising to the Ridge" event!   March 5th, 2024 Alston Ridge Middle School 7833 Fussell Ave, Cary, NC Last Names A-L 10am - 11:30am - Last Names M-Z 12:30pm - 2pm


Magnet School Announcements

Notification of magnet, early college and year-round application results were shared yesterday afternoon at Parents should receive an email alerting them to check their parent account.


Questions about a specific student's application can be emailed to You should include your child's name in the email.


Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Information:

If you are considering nominating your child for the SSA program, we will be holding a meeting at 9:15 on Wednesday, March 13th. This meeting will be held via Google Meet, and recorded. You are welcome to attend virtually, in person at Wiley, OR watch a recorded meeting at your convenience. We ask that any family considering SSA nomination for their child, speak with your child's classroom teacher, as well as review the information we will provide.


24-25 Inclusive Preschool Open House Announcement

Open House occurring Friday, March 9th at 9:30 am


Wiley’s inclusive preschool program is looking for students for the 2024-2025 school year. 


Did you know that Wiley Elementary has a preschool program?  Our inclusive program is designed to support the language development of preschoolers with and without hearing impairments while learning and developing social skills through play and developmentally appropriate practices.  Our program offers 5 full days of preschool per week and follows the traditional school schedule of Wiley.  Due to the type of program we have, we are limited in availability for the 2024-2025 school year. Our program serves children ages 3-5 who do not meet the birthdate requirements to enter Kindergarten this fall.  Please attend our open house to learn more about our unique preschool learning opportunity.  After our open house, we will begin to accept applications.  Since we have limited availability, the application process will close on Friday, March 15th at 3:30 pm.  Families will be notified on Friday, March 22nd if their child has been offered a spot or if their child is on the waiting list. We look forward to sharing more details about our inclusive preschool at our open house! 


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.


Wiley Elementary Foundation 

5th Grade Legacy Brick Fundraiser


Help start a new tradition at Wiley to congratulate 5th graders in a unique way as they graduate!


Engraved Legacy Bricks line the walkway to the main entrance of the school. They reflect decades of school history and capture lasting memories. Let's add the names of all our soon-to-be-graduates to this path to celebrate their achievements as they embark on new adventures but stay connected to their Wiley experience!


If 25 families donate $20 each, we can commemorate the entire 5th-grade class on a set of bricks listing students' first names. This is also a great way for grandparents, relatives, and friends to congratulate a student. Orders are due by Friday, March 15 to allow 8-10 weeks for engraving and installation before graduation.


Click here to participate and see a sample photo!


For an additional optional cost, families can also order an individual, customized Legacy Brick to recognize their student, thank a teacher or share a message. The cost is $150 per brick.


Proceeds from Legacy Brick orders support the Wiley Elementary Foundation, which contributes funds to teacher and staff salaries and helps the Wiley magnet program thrive. Contact Allison Gray at or 919-452-4137 with questions.


Raise Craze Fundraiser 

Monday, 3/4 - Friday, 3/22


Raise Craze is replacing Fun Run as our spring fundraiser and kicks off on Monday!. Raise Craze supports the goals of our school by encouraging students to live a life full of compassion, empathy, and gratitude and to give back to others! Flyers with registration information will be sent home in Monday folders. For more details, visit our Raise Craze FAQ page.


Carpool Casanova at Morning Carpool

Buckle up! Bryan Lord from Mix 101.5 FM will be belting out the tunes at morning carpool on Friday, 3/8. All are welcome to join us on the soccer field. Bring signs, show your best Wiley School spirit and most importantly, WEAR PINK! More details coming soon.


Afterschool Clubs Registration 

Registration opens for spring afterschool clubs on Friday, 3/8. Clubs will run Tuesdays from 4/16 to 5/21. For more information, click here. Questions? Contact


Tift Merritt Concert to Benefit Wiley PTA 

Saturday, 3/16 at 7pm


Purchase your tickets today to this exclusive event, an in-home benefit concert featuring Grammy-nominated musician Tift Merritt. All proceeds raised will go directly to Wiley PTA Annual Fund, which is facing a critical funding gap this year. Can’t attend? Consider making a ticket donation to a Wiley staff member.


Wiley Yearbook Sale

Order your Wiley yearbook now and save! $15 early bird pricing ends on Friday, 3/15. Price will increase to $20 thereafter. Please also consider donating a yearbook with the Donate-A-Book option at checkout to ensure each student receives a yearbook this year. 


Keep sending your photos to Please include the grade level of students pictured and events associated if applicable. Have a 5th grader? Consider sending a "throwback" photo for us to include along with the student's name.


Talent Show

The Wiley Talent Show returns on Friday, 4/12 at 5:30pm. Please mark your calendars and encourage your kids to think 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 school-aged audience. Application window closes on Thursday, 3/7 at 9pm.


You can find rehearsal schedule, application, permission forms and further information here.


Questions? Contact Traci Rowe or Michelle Wells


Lost and Found

Please check out 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.


PTA Executive Committee Nominations

Nominations are open for the PTA Executive Committee for the 24-25 school year. Please send nominations to The Executive Committee will be voted in at the May PTA meeting.


Wiley PTA Meeting

Our March PTA meeting will be held virtually on 3/20. 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!


Upcoming Dates


March 3 - 9 

National School Social Work Week 

Tuesday, March 5

School Closed - Election Day

Monday, March 4 

Raise Craze Fundraiser Kickoff 

Friday, March 8 

Mix 101.5 FM’s Carpool Casanova visit (Morning)

Monday, March 11

Teacher Workday

Saturday, March 16 

Tift Merritt Concert

March 25-29

Spring Break