Wickham Elementary Newsletter

STUDENT SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR 2020 ONE BOOK TWO BOOK

Students in grades 1-8 in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor area school districts, or home school students in those equivalent grades, are encouraged to submit one page of writing for the 2020 One Book Two Book festival from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Visit http://www.onebooktwobook.org/ to find out more information.

Forgotten Items

The office is receiving a large amount of items that have been forgotten in the morning. We understand that the students need these items and do our best to get them to their owners.

We ask that students check in the office if there is something that they have left at home. We try to limit classroom interruptions throughout the day, therefore the office won't be calling classrooms when items are dropped off.

Volunteer Background Checks

The district requires all volunteers to have completed a background check since August of 2014. If you were approved in the district prior to that date you will need to submit a new background check before being allowed to volunteer.

https://iowacity.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1605

After School Snack Request

We are looking for families who would be interested in donating snacks that would be used to send home with students after school when needed. Please drop a school approved snack off in the office if you are interested.

A Note from our Health Office

The Iowa City Community School District has a protocol in place for sending and keeping children home from school when they are ill. We follow this protocol to make sure that children are given an adequate amount of time and rest to get well before returning to school, and to prevent the spread of germs to other children and school staff. Please help to keep the schools in the Iowa City Community School District healthy environments by following these simple rules:

  • Keep your child home from school when he/she has a fever of 100 (F) or greater and for 24 hours after the fever has gone away, without taking tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • Keep your child home from school when he/she has diarrhea and/or vomiting and for 24 hours after these symptoms have occurred.
  • When your child returns to school after an illness he/she should be able to participate in the total school program including outdoor recess and physical education. Your child will be excused from outside recess and physical education after an illness only by a written recommendation from your family doctor or primary health care provider.
  • Please be sure the school has a telephone number where you can be reached in case your child becomes ill at school. Call the school if your child will not be attending school because of illness.
  • Make sure your child is adequately dressed for the Iowa winter weather. Please mark your children's clothing to help recover lost articles.
  • Our students will not be going out for noon recess if the temperature or windchill is below zero. If your child has proper clothing, playing outside will not be uncomfortable, but pleasant and healthy.

Welcome Sara Berry!

Hello! My name is Sara Berry and I will be your Student & Family Advocate at Wickham this year. My career has been focused on social work and family therapy for the past 12 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, both from the University of Iowa. I moved to North Liberty 10 years ago, and live here with my husband, fifth-grade daughter, 8-month-old son, chocolate lab and our cat. I enjoy being in nature, listening to live music and a good cup of coffee. I am so excited to be a Wizard and cannot wait to meet all of you!

Field Trip Permission Form

Please click on the link below to sign your student's permission form for this year's upcoming field trips


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUOicqXeO_NfEcU3g1pHC6qbZS_gTuUws8kh1AvDeDcvflMQ/viewform

PTO Information

If you are interested in receiving information from the PTO, please reach out to them at wickhampto@gmail.com
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