The Wilmot Word: 01-20-23

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

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.

Active K-5 students currently enrolled are NOT required to re-register annually. Early Learners Pre-K students ARE required to register for Kindergarten.

We will hold a district-wide drop-in kindergarten registration (and new 1st -8th graders) at the District Office (517 Deerfield Road) on:

  • Thursday, February 2nd - 12-6 p.m.
  • Friday, February 3rd - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

After completing the online application, you will need to provide all required documents (listed below).

  • Child’s Original Birth Certificate (a copy will be made, and the original returned to you)
  • One (1) from this list:
    • Current Property Tax Bill
    • Title or Warranty Deed
    • Signed Lease with Proof of payment


  • Two (2) from this list (must show your name and current address):

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • License plate registration
  • Voter registration
  • Auto insurance card/statement
  • Gas, Electric, Water, or Waste Removal dated within the past three (3) months (no cable, wifi, or phone bills)

  • We also request a copy of the Parenting Agreement for divorced families

  • We also request a copy of the Parenting Agreement for divorced families

Note: These documents can be uploaded with your online registration application if you wish. Skyward limits you to one document, so it works best if you are able to scan your documents into one PDF file. You will still need to show us the original birth certificate in person.

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

PTO Corner

BINGO is back!!! Join the PTO for Wilmot's annual BINGO night on Friday, January 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

  • Where: Wilmot gym
  • Registration: Please pre-register with Zelle:
  • Cost: $10 per family
  • Admission at the door is cash or check only
  • Concessions will be sold
  • Teacher raffles and a silent auction

LMC News! Author/Illustrator Stephen Shaskan - February 2, 2023

The Wilmot LMC and The Book Stall in Winnetka are excited to share that author/illustrator Stephen Shaskan will be joining Wilmot 2nd and 3rd-grade students on Thursday, February 2nd for an in-person author visit! Stephen Shaskan is the hugely popular author and illustrator of the Pizza and Taco graphic novel series. He will be discussing his latest book, Pizza and Taco Rock Out! If you are interested in purchasing a signed/personalized copy of this book, or any of the books in the Pizza and Taco series, please click on this link. Orders are due no later than January 27th. Books will be delivered to Wilmot. All grades are welcome to order books. We can’t wait to meet Stephen Shaskan!

Social Emotional Learning Survey for 3rd-5th Grade Students

Building students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is important at Wilmot School. As a part of the learning process, we will be asking our students to reflect on their own SEL mindsets via an online survey. The survey will be administered between January 30-February 10, and it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. It asks students to self-reflect on their own grit, growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness, and emotional regulation.

Individual student responses can provide the school and family with insight into what skills the child self-identifies as strengths and others they would like to develop. The overall data helps us (the educators) identify priorities and provide targeted learning opportunities to address the SEL needs in our classrooms.

Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact me no later than Thursday, January 26.

Social Emotional Learning for K-2nd Grade Students

In grades 3-8, students take an online survey to reflect on skills related to social-emotional learning and the school environment. To gather feedback from our youngest students, we have created a very short survey to administer to Kindergarten through 2nd graders between January 30-February 10. This survey will collect information about Sense of Belonging and Engagement, and the results will help guide our improvement at the school level. Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact me no later than Thursday, January 26

Save the Date for Grade Level Music Concerts and Art Share

This year we will combine our in-person music concerts with an art share. Below are the dates for all music concerts and art share events. The Art Share will begin at 5:45 and the music concert will begin at 6:00.

  • Tuesday, February 7 (Revised date)
  • Wednesday, February 22 - 3rd Grade
  • Wednesday, March 8 - 2nd Grade
  • Monday, March 20 - 1st Grade
  • Monday, May 8 - Kindergarten

Student Council - Wilmot Wacky Days and Spirit Days

Thursdays will be an optional flannel day throughout the winter, November-March.

March 22, 2023- March Madness Basketball- Bonus date to wear clothing for your favorite college team.

Wacky Wednesdays

  • February 1, 2023 - Tie-Dye Day
  • March 1, 2023 - Read Across America Day: Bring a book and read
  • April 5, 2023 - Crazy Hair Day
  • May 3, 2023 - Hat Day
  • May 31, 2023 - Beach Day

Important Dates

Friday, January 20

  • PTO BINGO Night

Thursday, January 26

  • Spelling Bee - 1:50 in the GMA

Friday, January 27

  • Spelling Bee (snow date) - 1:50 in the GMA

Tuesday, January 31

  • 5th-grade music concert and art share