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Principal Message 4-5-24

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


Great North American Eclipse,Monday, April 8


The 2024 Great North American Eclipse will happen on Monday, April 8, 2024. In North Carolina, the partial eclipse will begin around 1:58 p.m. and peak at approximately 3:15 p.m.


While we are very excited about the learning opportunities that the solar eclipse will bring, we also are taking precautionary measures to ensure all of our students are safe from any harmful effects that could occur. Safety is of the utmost importance during this experience.


Some classroom teachers will take advantage of this rare opportunity as a great and memorable learning experience for students. Teachers across the district have been planning learning experiences to help students learn about the rare solar eclipse.


With permission and under staff supervision students will be allowed to experience the eclipse with official eclipse glasses, student/staff-engineered solar eclipse viewers (pinhole cameras), or by viewing the live NASA eclipse broadcast. If you have questions about how your child’s class will participate in this event, please contact their homeroom teacher.


Single Subject Acceleration


Single Subject Acceleration is the practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level in either math or reading in order to provide appropriately challenging learning opportunities. Any student in grades K-7 can have their parent request SSA testing in math or reading. The best place to begin when considering SSA for your child is to talk to your child's teachers. They can help you assess whether your child is ready to skip a whole grade level's content.


If you decide to pursue testing for your child, you may request testing in Mathematics or English Language Arts beginning April 1st. The WCPSS SSA test request form will only be available from April 1st at 8 am to April 12th at 5 pm. They will not accept requests before or after this time period.


LINK FOR SSA TEST REQUEST FORM (only accessible between 4/1-4/12)


For more information about SSA, please watch the parent information video on our AIG website: (click on Single Subject Acceleration tab)


Please contact our AIG teachers with any questions: Jill Molloy ( and Michelle Hoyles (


$120 Summer Grocery Cards Available


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will soon be mailing $120 “SUN BUCKS” grocery cards per child to all families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch as of March 28, 2024.  The card will be automatically mailed to you if you qualify, but your address must be up to date with the school in order to receive it.  For more information, see this website:


 If you'd like to apply to get breakfast and lunch for free to automatically receive the grocery card, the application is here: They've really raised the financial limits this year to get free lunch, so lots of families qualify when they haven't before! 


Quarter 3 Quarterly Review


Thank you to everyone who attended our Quarter Three Quarterly Review just before Spring Break. Each of Wiley’s four committees did an excellent job in presenting the amazing work that we have done over this year. Attached above is the presentation that was presented at the Virtual PTA meeting. Another very special thank you goes out to the brave teachers who presented for their committees.


Welcome Kimberly White-Snow 


Join me in Welcoming Ms. Kimberly White-Snow. Kimberly will be joining us as our new CCR teacher. Ms. White-Snow has years of experience in the area of special education. Most recently she was a middle school special education teacher in Johnston County. Before working in Johnston County  Ms. Kimberly White-Snow was also a special education teacher in Wake County Public Schools in elementary and middle 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.


Thank You for Raise Craze Support


Thanks to your support, we raised an outstanding $24,909 for Wiley PTA and students paid it forward with 900 Acts of Kindness. Congratulations to Miss Cummings’ 3rd grade classroom who was awarded “Picnic with the Principal” for completing the most Acts of Kindness at Wiley!


Talent Show 


Join us on Friday, 4/12, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the auditorium for the annual Wiley Talent Show. All are welcome to support our talented students performing comedy, dancing, singing, piano, and much more!


Wiley PTA Meeting


Our April PTA meeting will be held virtually on 4/17 at 6pm. Click here to join via Google Meet. See this year’s full PTA meeting schedule here. If you are not already a member of Wiley PTA, please consider joining!


Spring Book Fair


Wiley PTA has partnered with Scholastic for our annual Spring Book Fair, which will be held in the Media Center from Monday - Friday, 4/22 - 4/26. It takes many helping hands to make the Book Fair run smoothly, so please consider signing up for a volunteer slot here.


Wiley PTA is immensely proud of our Book Fairy program, which ensures that every student who desires a new book at the Book Fair receives one. Through this initiative, we distribute Book Fairy tickets to nearly 100 Wiley students at each Book Fair. The success of this program is due entirely to the generous donations from our Wiley community. Help us nurture lifetime readers by donating to the Book Fairy program!


Wiley Yearbook Sale


Order your Wiley yearbook here. Please 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 the students pictured and the events associated if applicable.


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.


Lost and Found


Please check out the current Lost and Found inventory. You may claim your item(s) in the Lost and Found Room in the cafeteria.


Upcoming Dates


Wednesday, April 10 

Teacher Workday 

Friday, April 12

Talent Show 

Wednesday, April 17

Sharon Barr Day (Data Manager Appreciation

Wednesday, April 17

PTA Meeting (Virtual) 

April 22 - 26 

Spring Book Fair 

Thursday, April 25 

International Night

Monday, April 29 

Teacher Workday