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Principal Message 5-31-24

Read this week’s PTA newsletter here:


Foundation’s “Big Check” now $9k Bigger

The Wiley Elementary Foundation will present our administration with a check for over $32,200 to supplement key areas of teacher and staff pay in 2024-2025. This updated contribution amount is $9,100 more than announced at International Night. Funds will supplement three areas: Friday electives, magnet program management, and now AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted program).


Working closely with Principal Avery this spring, the Foundation Board moved quickly to support our schoolwhen WCPSS applied a new funding formula that resulted in cutting Wiley’s AIG teacher staffing by 50%. This cut impacts not only AIG students and teachers, but may also impact homeroom teachers as they instruct a wider range of academic levels. While these additional funds don’t completely bridge the gap, they do add more time for our AIG teacher to spend with students.


Your contributions and support of programs such as the Legacy Bricks, the Spirit Rock, and the Wiley Way Soiree help fund critical resources needed to continue Wiley excellence. Thank you!


EOG Dates 

End-of-grade tests begin next week! The schedule is below. Please plan accordingly 

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    Thursday, May 30 - 4th and 5th grade ELA

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    Friday, May 31 - 3rd grade ELA 

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    Tuesday, June 4 - 4th and 5th grade Math 

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    Wednesday, June 5 - 3rd grade Math

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    Thursday, June 6 - 5th grade Science 


EOG State Test! 

Students in grades 3-5 will take the EOG State Test at the end of this school year.  Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for our school on June 11th. For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are June 13th and 14th. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available on a very limited basis.


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.


Spirit Night at Players Retreat

Join us this Monday at Players Retreat for our last Spirit Night of the year! Dine in any time between 11:30am - midnight and a portion of sales will be donated to Wiley PTA.


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 Monday, June 3.


Garden Volunteers Needed

The PTA Sustainability Committee needs volunteers to help maintain the vegetable garden this summer. Sign up to weed, water, and harvest for a week (Monday-Sunday). No gardening experience needed, instructions and training will be provided before your chosen week.


Yearbooks For Sale

There are only a few 2023-24 Wiley yearbooks left for sale. Purchase here before they sell out! Please add your student’s name, grade and teacher’s name to the Delivery Information section at checkout.


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.


WileyKin Summer Playdate Volunteers Needed

The WileyKin program is a series of informal playdates at local playgrounds for rising Wiley kindergarteners and their families that allow students to meet future classmates and thus ease their transition into Wiley. Rising 1st graders are invited to attend also. We’re seeking volunteers to lead WileyKin playdates in June and August. Please contact Marilyn at if you are interested.


Upcoming Dates


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

Wednesday, June 12

Last Day of School