Principal's Newsletter


A Message from Mr. Miller

Dear Wade Families,

Happy Veterans Day to all of our service members that have and are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.

Thank you so much to the families who attended our PTO meeting. Just a reminder that we are still in need of a President and Vice President to assist us with our major school events for staff and children. The PTO is a great way to be involved with the school activities and school improvement.

Mrs. Davis is planning a Winter Wonderland in December. Please reach out to her at to offer assistance.

First quarter grades will be posted on Monday. Kindergarten students will receive a paper copy of their report card for the first quarter only. So please check your child's bookbags on Monday and look for their printed report cards. Please continue to use ParentVue and/or StudentVue to keep track of grades and attendance for each class. If you have a concern regarding their grades, please contact the teacher first and set up a conference with the teacher. If you have additional concerns after the conference, please contact your child's grade level administrator.

Our Math Night is being rescheduled due to low interest. We will provide a new date as soon as we have one selected. I want to thank the parents that did sign up. Hopefully when we reschedule, we will have a better turn out as so many would benefit from this extra support.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Thank you,

William Miller,


Upcoming Events

November 13

  • Report Cards are posted
  • Robotics Club
  • Destination Imagination

November 14

  • Newspaper Club Meeting

November 15

  • Art Club

November 16

  • Chess Club

November 17

  • Anamae Club

November 20

  • Robotics Club
  • Destination Imagination

November 22-24

  • No School Thanksgiving Break

November 27

  • Robotics Club
  • Destination Imagination

November 29

  • Mesa Practice
  • Art Club

November 30

  • Chess Club

December 4

  • Robotics Club
  • Destination Imagination

December 5

  • PTO Meeting @ 6pm in library

Food Drive

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Morning Arrival

Your cooperation with all arrival and dismissal procedures helps ensure the safety and security of all of our students. We appreciate your cooperation and support throughout this process.

Doors will open for students at 8:15. You can drop off your student(s) anytime between 8:15 and 8:30. After 8:30, students are marked late and are missing instructional time. This will count as a tardy. Please be sure to pull all the way around to the corner of the curb for drop off. There are staff members on duty to show you where to stop. Please pay attention to where they are directing you to go.

Do NOT DROP your student off along Smallwood Drive. For their safety, please enter into the blue parking lot and drop them off along the curb where there are multiple adults to assist them. The green parking lot is for busses and daycare vans only. Please do NOT PARK along Smallwood Drive and walk your child up to the school. Smallwood Drive is a very busy road and it causes a dangerous situation to have vehicles parked along the main road, as well as making it difficult for drivers to see when pulling out of the parking lot.

As the temperatures are beginning to drop our car rider line in the morning gets longer and longer. Set your alarm to leave 5 minutes earlier from your house to get your child to school on time.

Holiday Time of Year

While we try to minimize our focus on the holidays, at this time of year, teachers may plan instructional activities that do have a holiday theme. If you would prefer that your student not participate in instructional activities with a holiday theme, please notify your child’s teacher in writing so that alternative activities can be planned.

CCPS Is Seeking Your Feedback

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Maria Navarro recently hosted a State of Schools event at which school administrators and instructional leaders also shared individualized school improvement plans with attendees. These plans are posted on school websites and include a feedback survey at the end.

Wade's plan was reviewed in detail during our last PTO meeting. Please take a few minutes this weekend to review the plan for your child’s school(s) and take the survey so CCPS has your feedback. The survey closes at midnight on Tuesday, November 17. Plans are located on school websites in the photo slideshow, under the Announcements tab or under the website main menu. Thank you for your continued support of CCPS and sharing your feedback.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, For Ice Cream

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School to Home Communication

Again, this year, all students will be provided with a Tuesday folder to bring home graded work and important school information. Students should return their folders to school each Wednesday.

Most of the school's important information is sent electronically. Please make sure your email address is updated and if you need to make any changes, please contact Jenn Diaz with your updated email address and she will be able to make any changes.

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Flu Vaccine Clinics

Follow this link to find tips for keeping your children safe during Flu season.

Medication at School

Students may not transport medication to and from school; parents/guardians can drop off medication during school hours. Additionally, a completed and signed medical authorization form must be on file in order for medication to be dispensed. Please contact Mrs. Powell, school nurse, with any questions or additional information.


Yearbooks can be purchased using the QR code below.
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William B. Wade Elementary

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).