Wickham Elementary Newsleter

Fall Parade

Mark your calendars for October 31st at 1:00pm for the Wickham Fall Parade! The parade will last approximately 25 minutes. You are welcome to attend, though not required! Students will be parading in their costumes brought from home.

Weather permitting, the parade will take place outside! You are invited to line up in the grassy area along the sidewalk between the front (southern) playground and the modular classrooms (along the south/southwestern side of the school).

After the parade, you are welcome to take your student home.

  • Students must be checked out by their classroom teacher at their Wing door.

  • Please communicate with their homeroom teacher before noon the day before the parade if you are planning on picking them up.

  • Students not being picked up after the parade, will follow the normal dismissal procedure.

  • Please be sure to communicate with your student what their dismissal plan will be.

Participation in the parade and costume wearing is purely optional. Students preferring not to participate in the parade or classroom celebration will be provided an alternative activity. Please inform your child’s homeroom teacher if you would not like your child to participate.


  • We continually try to create a safe and accepting environment for all. Please respect the diversity of our community as you are choosing your costume.

  • Costumes that are violent and/or extremely frightening or disturbing to others ARE NOT ALLOWED. This includes masks or costumes with blood, the appearance of open wounds or ghoulish in nature.

  • Students are NOT to bring WEAPONS, real or fake, with their costumes.

  • Make-up is to be kept SIMPLE and able to be applied QUICKLY by the student without interfering with instructional time.

  • Costumes will be removed before students board the bus at the end of the day.


When food is served to students in the classroom as a snack or during a classroom celebration, the following rules apply (ICCSD Wellness Policy 507.9)

A list of acceptable foods (Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks) is available at https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/1165

Wickham PTO Birthday Herky!

The Wickham Elementary Birthday Herky is a fun way to display a birthday message to your student. For a pre-paid $10 rental fee (proceeds to the school PTO) the Birthday Herky can be reserved for your child’s special day.


Veterans Day

We would like to honor our Veterans on November 11th. If you have a family member who served in a branch of our military that you would like recognized please click on the link below and fill out the necessary information.


Picture Re-Take Day

Wickham will be having picture re-take day on November 1st

Volunteer Opportunities!

We love our volunteers and are always looking for more people to help out! There are many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer at school.

Field trips, lunch room support, library assistance and classroom helpers are always looking for help. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the application attached to the link below. This form must be completed before volunteering!!

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Attendance Information

If your student will not be at school please make sure to let the office know. You can call the office at 319-688-1175 and leave a voicemail if no one answers or email

gilbert.sommer@iowacityschools.org and mcdonnell.karleen@iowacityschools.org

Mark Your Calendars!!

October 18th - Wear Black and Gold Day

October 21st thru 25th - 6th Grade School of the Wild

October 24th - PTO Barnes and Noble Night

October 31st - Fall Parade

November 1st - Picture Re-Take Day

November 14th - Evening Conferences (Sign ups will be emailed out next week)

November 19th - All Day Conferences

PTO McDonald's Night

Thank you to all of our families who attended the PTO's McDonald's Night. It was a big success and we appreciate all of the support from our families.
It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Tabor.Jeremy@iowacityschools.org