Wolverine Weekly

Sunday, September 26-Newsletter for the Wilder Community

Welcome to Week 4!

Hello Team WMS!

We have laptops! Please remind your Wolverine that they have been issued a county laptop device to support learning. Student must adhere to the acceptable use policy. Students should charge their laptops each night so that they are prepared for the next day!

Now that we have laptop devices, we are able to offer asynchronous learning to students who are sick or quarantined. Here is a letter that outlines our process for keeping our Wolverines connected to learning.

Our students and staff are doing a great job following school and county protocols that keep us safe and healthy! Thank you so much for all of your support at home.

Have a great week! 😊

~Mrs. Broudy


Previous editions:

September 5 Wolverine Weekly

September 12 Wolverine Weekly

September 19 Wolverine Weekly

Weekly COVID Report 9/18-9/24


As you know, Henrico County Public Schools and Wilder Middle School are doing everything reasonably possible to keep you informed about health concerns that are connected to our school. Over the past week, Wilder has recorded 0 positive COVID-19 cases and 2 associated exposures (close contacts). All close contacts have been previously notified by building administration.

NEW! Fall SOL Testing Window

October Growth Assessments: Please read the following letter with information regarding October Growth Assessments, a new expectation of schools from the VA Department of Education.


Letter

Family Advocate News from Ms. Clarke....

A few important updates that I wanted to share with you…


  • Lit at the Crib, 10/7, 6:00-7:30p.m.
    • A FREE drive thru event aimed to help students begin or add to their home libraries! Registration is REQUIRED and families can register at this link: https://bit.ly/wmslitatcrib
    • Space is limited to 50 (we can plan more of these in the future though)
  • School Supplies
    • If you need school supplies for your students, please contact me before you go out and spend your own hard earned money! I may not have everything you need, but will provide you with whatever I have on hand and available!
  • Wolverine Weekend Kits
    • If you have a student that you think could benefit from weekend food support, you can let me know and/or talk to the family/student and provide them with the following link for more information and to sign up for a Wolverine Weekend Kit (when donations are available): http://tiny.cc/wmsweekendkit
    • I know this can be a sensitive topic to chat with families about sometimes, so I will also try to continue to spread the word through our schoolwide communication and social media!


  • Volunteers and Field Trip Chaperones
    • HCPS is operating on a Tier system this year for volunteers (more info can be found here: https://henricoschools.us/volunteer-guidelines/ ) and we are currently operating on a Tier 1 which means volunteers can only work OUTSIDE of the building. Chaperones for field trips are permitted.
    • ALL Volunteers and Chaperones MUST complete a volunteer application and the very brief online orientation.
    • Orientation and Application link to share with families: http://tiny.cc/WMSVolOrientation

PTSA News

Join Wilder’s PTSA

While primarily working to advocate for, enhance, and enrich our scholars’ educational experience, the PTSA is a great way to increase your involvement and engagement as a family. Students can join, too, and have a vote in how the PTSA helps our school. You also get member benefits and discounts from the Virginia PTA and the National PTA. Join online now.

Connect with the PTSA, Join Our FB Group

Check out our website at https://wilderptsa.org/, and from there you can join the PTSA, see upcoming events, link to our Facebook group where Wilder parents can connect, and more!

Order Spirit Wear Today

Show your school spirit! Our new 2021 Fall line of spirit wear is available to order. Click here to order yours today! For this round of spirit wear, all orders must be placed by 9/30.

Enter the Reflections Contest - Deadline 10/22

Do you like to create? This year’s National PTA Reflections contest theme is “I Will Change the World By…” You can create something in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Click here to learn more!

Transportation Updates!

Starting Monday, September 27, GYSA students will be dismissed starting at 2:55 PM. Please note this change.


Families, please follow the traffic pattern indicated in diagram below. It is imperative that all families adhere to our pick-up procedures. Students may only be picked up and dropped off in the front row of the parking lot.

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Get Your Yearbooks!

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Order Your WMS Spirit Wear 9/14-9/30

Link will be open September 14-30

Speciality Center Information

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2021-2022 School Calendar

10/20 PTSA Spirit Night at Red Robin


10/23 Family Harvest Festival sponsored by 6th Grade


11/4 Fall Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Day


11/12 Student Harvest Ball sponsored by 8th Grade


11/15-11/16 Fall Picture Days (Yearbook Pictures)


11/17 PTSA Spirit Night at Panda Express


12/16 PTSA Spirit Night at Panera


1/19 PTSA Spirit Night at MOD Pizza