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Principal Message 5-17-24

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Field Day Thursday, May 23, 2024 

K-2 Field Day - 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)  3-5 Field Day - 1:00-3:00 (2 hours)


Helpful Field Day Tips Following are some items that you may want to consider sending with your child on field day:

  • Sunscreen – We will be outside for 2 hours.  Please note that a teacher may NOT put sunscreen on your child.
  • Water Bottle – Students will have little time for the water fountain and restroom, but a water bottle can be convenient. Make sure you put your child’s name on his or her water bottle.
  • Hat Not necessary, but allowed. 
  • Sunglasses - Not necessary, but are allowed.
  • Small bag or Satchel - Not necessary, but useful to hold your child’s water bottle and any other necessary items he or she needs for field day.

Volunteer Breakfast Friday, May 17 8:30 - 9:30


As a small token of our immense appreciation for your dedication and invaluable contributions to the Wiley community, we cordially invite all volunteers to a special breakfast on Friday, May 17th. Following a week of exceptional appreciation and recognition, we could not let the year end without expressing our gratitude to you, our wonderful volunteers.


Join us from 8:30 to 9:30 AM as we celebrate and honor your commitment to making Wiley a better place. To assist with planning, we ask that you reach out to your child's homeroom teacher to confirm your attendance.


 WCPSS is proud to present Letterland Days 2024


Throughout the week of May 13-17, different Letterlanders can be found at various locations around Pullen Park. Join us each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a scavenger hunt to locate your favorite Letterlanders. On May 13 and May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m., additional fun and exciting themed activities will be located at stations around the park. Register for Letterland Activity Nights.


4th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed


As the end of the school year approaches, we are eagerly preparing for the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. This event celebrates our 5th-grade students' accomplishments and marks an important milestone in their academic journey.


As is Wiley tradition, 4th grade parents assist with setup and decoration, delivering and managing reception refreshments and various other tasks to ensure the event runs smoothly. Please contact Marilyn Lall at if you are able to assist.


Wiley Band Concert 

Wednesday, 5/22 at 6 pm


The whole Wiley community is invited to the Wiley Band’s Spring Concert in the Learning Commons! Come enjoy a night of music by the Beginning Band, Continuing Band, and Wiley alumni guests. If you have a current 2nd - 4th grader who may be interested in joining the band next year, this is a great chance to see our band program in action. Please reach out to with any questions.


Field Day Volunteers Needed


Our annual Field Day is Thursday, 5/23. This is an opportunity for students to spend time outside, collaborate with their peers, and take part in an array of fun activities.


Mr. Glasson needs volunteers for Field Day to run smoothly - please sign up here by Friday, May 17. Any help is appreciated as we want to provide our students with the best experience possible!


Congratulations to the ‘24-’25 PTA Board


We are thrilled to announce and extend our heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed '24-'25 Wiley PTA Board! Thank you for committing your time and energy to support our students, families and staff.


  • President: Marilyn Lall
  • Vice President: Emily Kiser-Yellick
  • Treasurer: Carie Chesarino
  • Secretary: Casey Pickering


PTA is seeking a dedicated individual to join our board as Co-Treasurer for the ‘24-’25 school year. If you have a knack for numbers, we'd love to have you on board! Email if interested.


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 Languages/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. Prices will increase on June 3!


TEK Lion King Drama Summer Camp


The African savannah comes to life on the stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale. Join us for a week of camp where we will act, dance, sing and do set and prop making, and produce our own musical! Camp will be held on 8/5 - 8/9 from 9 am - 3 pm at Root Elementary and is open to all rising 3rd - 6th graders. Cost: $400. Registration and more information can be found on the TEK website.


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


Friday, May 17  

Volunteer Breakfast

Friday, May 17  

Speech Pathologist Appreciation Day (Emily Voliva) 

Wednesday, May 22 

Wiley Band Concert

Thursday, May 23 

Field Day

Monday, May 27 


Thursday, May 30

4th and 5th grade ELA EOG 

Friday, May 31

3rd grade ELA EOG 

Tuesday, June 4

4th and 5th grade Math EOG 

Wednesday, June 5

3rd grade Math EOG 

Thursday, June 6 

5th grade Science EOG 

Tuesday, June 11

5th grade Promotion Ceremony