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Principal Message 5-3-24

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:



SSA testing

We have completed SSA testing at Wiley. If your child was tested, you will receive the results in their Monday folder this week. If you have any questions, please contact one of our AIG teachers: Jill Molloy ( & Michelle Hoyles (


Wiley Elementary Foundation

Family Soccer Fundraiser Tomorrow//Get Your Tickets Now!


Grab your friends and neighbors for Wiley Night at the NC Football Club professional men’s soccer match on Saturday, 5/4! Special games, inflatables and on-field fun for students start at 6pm. NCFC takes on Rhode Island at 7pm.


Tickets in Wiley’s endline seating section are $25 (+a processing fee) and 60% of that price will support the Wiley Elementary Foundation, which raises money for our teachers. Click here to purchase!


It’s also Star Wars Night, so dress up as your favorite character! Location: WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Parking: free. Questions: Allison Gray at / 919-452-4137. See you there!


Staff Appreciation Week starts Monday!


Wiley PTA needs your help to celebrate our wonderful Wiley teachers and staff. The PTA has planned a series of events to honor staff each day of the week.

  • Monday: We Donut Know What We'd Do Without You. PTA catered breakfast. Volunteer for carpool or bus duty so staff can enjoy their PTA breakfast.

  • Tuesday: Wiley Staff Is Noteworthy. Send in cards to staff and volunteer to be a classroom guest reader.

  • Wednesday: Taco ‘Bout Nacho Average Staff. PTA catered lunch. Volunteer for lunch duty so staff can enjoy their PTA lunch.

  • Thursday: You’re All That And A Bag Of Chips. Donate to the snack & beverage cart and send in favorite things for staff.

  • Friday: Your Presence Is A Gift: Send in a gift card ($20-$50 range) by Thursday, 5/9. Gift cards will be distributed to staff on Friday, 5/10.


Wiley PTA is still in need of volunteers and supplies to make this appreciation week successful! Please sign up to donate and volunteer here.  


Cecilia Rawlins Fund


Registration is open for the 2nd annual BBQ fundraiser for the Cecilia Rawlins Fund, which takes place on Friday, 5/10. This year we’re offering the entire meal: 1 pound of wood-smoked barbecue cooked by a Wiley Family, 1 quart of mac ‘n cheese, and 1 quart of banana pudding. All this for just $40 and can be picked up after school. Please note that availability will be limited based on the amount of space in the smoker – we were at capacity last year! Sign up will close on Monday, 5/6.


PTA Executive Committee Nominations


Nominations are open for the PTA Executive Committee for the ‘24-’25 school year. The committee will be voted in at the May PTA meeting.


The current nominees are:


  • President: Marilyn Lall

  • Vice President: Emily Kiser-Yellick

  • Treasurer: Carie Chesarino

  • Secretary: Casey MacQueen Pickering


To nominate others, please email


Wiley PTA Meeting


Our last PTA meeting of the school year will be held virtually on Wednesday, 5/15, at 6pm. Click here to join via Google Meet. Thanks for being a part of our meetings this year! If you are not already a member of Wiley PTA, please consider joining!


Purchase 2024-2025 School Supplies Online


Wiley PTA has partnered with EPI to save you time in shopping for classroom supply kits. For each of your children, order one grade-level pack and one “All Lang./Electives Classes” pack and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom.


You can also order additional packs for students in need by adding extra packs to your cart and labeling them Donation Donation (first and last name). 

To purchase, visit and enter Wiley’s school ID: WIL772.


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.


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.


Upcoming Dates


Monday, May 6

School Nurse Appreciation Day (Alicia Bennet)

Friday, May 17  

Speech Pathologist Appreciation Day (Emily Voliva) 

Wednesday, May 22 

Wiley Band Concert

Monday, May 27 

Memorial Day No School