The Wilmot Word: 05-12-2023

What a Week...

This was such a great week. On Monday two students took over as the principal and assistant principal for the day. Principal Sutton and Assistant Principal Lexi monitored classrooms, helped students in math class, and introduced our assembly. Thank you to these awesome leaders.

On Monday evening our kindergarten students celebrated with their showcase night, music concert, and art share. Our Wilmot families loved learning all about their child's school year by looking at their ABCs of kindergarten books (check out the letter D - for Dr. Brett), viewing each wonderful piece of art, and listening to the Friends and Family-themed music concert. Thank you to the entire kindergarten team more putting together this very special event.

Teacher Appreciation Week

This was a week to celebrate our wonderful Wilmot staff. Thank you to the Wilmot PTO, D109, and all of our families who made our staff feel special. From plants to treats and the amazing chalk messages pictured below, our staff felt loved and appreciated all week! Thank you!

Sign Up Now For 2023-2024 Park District Before/After Care

Registration through the Deerfield Park District is open for returning families and will open up next week for new families in the district. For more information on the Before and After School Clubs and registration information, contact Kathleen Muellner: or 847-572-2623. Click here for their brochure. Again, this program is NOT run by DPS 109 and all questions should be directed at the park district.

2023-2024 school supply kits are now on sale (3rd posting)

  • This is for students attending Wilmot next year
  • The sale runs until June 1. No late orders will be accepted
  • Make sure you update your account with the 2023-2024 grade for your child
  • 4th & 5th grade parents must purchase a Wilmot planner even if they do not purchase a school supply kit
  • If your student needs new headphones, you must add those a la carte. Only Kindergarten kits include headphones.

Click here or on the link below.


Wilmot will hold Field Day on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. We are looking for parent volunteers to run various stations in the morning and afternoon. Please fill out the Filed Day volunteer form below if you are interested in assisting us with this event.

Band and Orchestra Virtual Open House for 3rd Grade Families

Hello, 3rd grade families!

Over the past few weeks, your child has been able to learn all about an exciting opportunity available to them in 4th grade - joining our band and orchestra family! They have seen performances from our middle school band and orchestra ensembles and met with instrumental music staff and student ambassadors to hear and learn about each instrument available for them to try out and select this spring. We encourage all families to talk about this opportunity with their third grader and to check out our instrumental music website to learn more about each instrument and watch past performances of our programs.

Additionally, all third grade families are invited to attend our virtual instrumental music open house on Monday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. During the webinar, we will discuss all facets of the band and orchestra program (which your child will register for this May), and there will also be time for us to answer many of the questions you have. Your child is welcome to attend the webinar as well, as we will have a number of performances by members of the middle school band and orchestra.

Please save this Zoom link to access the webinar! If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing the following day. Please direct any questions you may have to and one of our directors will be in touch.

We hope to see you there!

The DPS 109 Instrumental Music Team

What to do if your child is not returning to Wilmot next year? (4th posting)

If you have a current K-4th grade student who is not returning to Wilmot next year, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information not only supports us with making class placements but knowing your child is moving allows us to prepare for your child's transition. Prior to your child's last day at Wilmot, we will prepare all records for transfer. As a reminder, our school office will not be open during the summer months. Please complete this form even if your child is transferring to another DPS109 school.

Dental forms for all Kindy and 2nd-grade students are due by May 15 (3rd posting)

Dental forms for all Kindy and 2nd-grade students are due by May 15, 2023. Exams must have been performed within 18 months of the May 15th deadline. Please submit completed forms to Mrs. Martínez, RN at If you have any questions or updates, please reach out and let her know.

Upcoming DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshop: “Collaborative Problem Solving”

We are excited for the last session of our Spring DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshop Series on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm: (Zoom link). Each webinar will begin at 7 p.m. No sign-up is required ahead of time, and the sessions will be recorded and available on the DPS109 website following the event.

Watch Last Night’s PPS 109 Parenting Webinar: “The Keys To Resilience" by clicking the link below

You can find recordings for other PPS 109 sessions by clicking below:

Kindergarten and New to Wilmot 1st -5th Grade Registration For 2023-2024 is Now Open! (ongoing posting)

If you have an incoming kindergartener (or a new to Wilmot 1st-5th grader) for the 2023-2024 school year it is important that you complete the registration process as soon as possible. The first step is to complete the online application. Click here to access the online forms. Please share this information with friends and neighbors. It is important that all incoming students register as soon as possible as our staffing decisions are based on the number of fully registered students.

Please note that only those students who are fully registered will receive an invitation for our spring Kindergarten Round-Up.

If you missed the district-wide drop-in kindergarten registration please complete the online registration packet. You will be able to set a time to drop off the required documents at the district office.

Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding kindergarten registration.

PTO Corner

Now is the time to purchase your 2022-2023 Wilmot Yearbook. Be sure to complete your purchase HERE

There is still time to purchase your yearbook and complete your two FREE custom pages.

Questions? Email Abby Chalfin

Student Council - Wilmot Wacky Days and Spirit Days

Wacky Wednesdays

  • May 31, 2023 - Beach Day

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 16

  • 5th Grade Morning Band and Orchestra Concert at Wilmot
  • Band and Orchestra Concerts - CMS

Thursday, May 18

  • 5th Grade Special Events Permission Slips are due
  • In Person 5th Grade Parent/Guardian Coffee May 18th - 9-9:40 AM - RSVP Required, please call the Caruso Office at 847-945-8430

Friday, May 19

  • 2nd grade - Botanic Gardens field trip

Thursday, May 25

  • 5th grade Art Institute trip

Friday, May 26

  • Enrichment ends

Monday, May 29

  • No School due to Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31

  • 4th grade - Little Red School House field trip

  • 5th grade - End-of-year picnic

  • Philanthropy Fair - after school (on the blacktop)

Friday, June 2

  • 175th all-school celebration - All day special event

  • PTO end-of-year party

Monday, June 5

  • 5th Grade Fly-Up Day at Caruso (students will walk to Caruso)

Tuesday, June 6

  • Field Day

Wednesday, June 7

  • 5th-grade breakfast - 7:50 am

  • End-of-year awards assembly

  • Early dismissal at 11:40