NOVEMBER 9 Wilbur Words
November 9, 2023
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW FOR VETERAN'S DAY!
TIME FOR CONFERENCES!
Our first round of conferences are coming up! For fall conferences, our district calendar has set aside November 20 and 21 as conference days. There will be no school on these two days, as well as November 22-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our goal for conferences is to give you a clear picture of how much progress your child has made at each point in the school year. We also want to give you ideas and strategies for how you can help your child at home to master critical reading and math standards. If at all possible, we would ask you to have your child with you either during the Zoom conference or in person as they may be asked to demonstrate some of their learning for you!
Your child's teacher has sent the link for signing up for your conference time. Times are first come, first served. We encourage you to sign up for a conference with exploratory, intervention, and support staff by clicking the link below. You can sign up with any of these staff members to get an update on progress that your child is making outside of the regular classroom.
SCHOOL PICTURE PROOFS
This week, you should have received in your child's bookbag the picture proofs from Barksdale photo company. If you would like to order your child's pictures, please make sure you go online to do so BEFORE 11/10/23. If your child was absent on picture day, or you would like your child's photo retaken, we will have our make up photo day on November 15. Please email your child's teacher if you would like your child's picture to be taken on 11/15 so they know to send them to the MPR that day.
REMINDER: NO OUTSIDE FOODS
With the holidays coming up, I just wanted to remind everyone that, due to the allergies and the district Wellness Policy, outside foods may not be sent in for students to eat. Instead, if you want to treat the class, you can use the Classroom Snack form in the Resources section to have the cafeteria provide a special treat for your child's class.
WATER SHOULD BE THE ONLY DRINK SENT TO SCHOOL
Just a reminder that students should only be bringing in water to drink at school. Energy drinks, sodas, coffee, and other beverages should be saved for home use. Thank you!
PIK MY KID: THE WAY YOU NEED TO MAKE DISMISSAL CHANGES
This year, our school will be continuing the PikMyKid program to help organize the school car rider dismissal process and improve safety. This program uses a phone application downloaded onto your smart phone (found in the app store) and will allow you to notify the school of pick-up changes, authorize others to pick-up your child from the car line, and help organize the car line during pick-up. PikMyKid numbers DO NOT CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR so, if you had a car tag last year, you will be able to use it this school year as well.
The registration process is easy and we ask that all parents register with the phone application as soon as possible, even if your child is a bus rider. All dismissal changes must be done through the PikMyKid app. Dismissal changes stop at 3:00 p.m. so we can prepare for a smooth dismissal and ensure that all teachers have been notified of changes. With almost 1100 students to get safely dismissed, there will be no exceptions to this rule. I'm sorry in advance for any inconvenience!
Several resources are included below to help you understand how to use the application and assist you with this transition. Please make sure you register with your personal current mobile phone number or the app will not allow you to access your child’s information for security reasons.
If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear in your app’s home page, contact email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org after registration, with your child’s name, school, grade, and updated contact information for you.
Anyone who will be picking up your child will need to have your child(ren)'s PikMyKid number displayed on their dash. You will need to provide them with this information prior to them arriving at Wilbur.
Please note: If you want to know more, go to this link https://www.pikmykid.com/features/for-parents/
Wilbur Family Handbook 2023-2024
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