Wilder Elementary School

Parent Newsletter - January 2020

Greetings Wilder Families!

Happy New Year! We quickly fall back into the routine of school, but are grateful for the break to re-energize for the second stretch of the school year! We hope our families had an enjoyable break as well. These next few months of winter are a time for some serious learning. We would like to see the temps remain above zero so that we can have recess outdoors. That time for movement and fresh air is so valuable! Thanks for sending warm outer layers, including hats and gloves, with your kids!

We are enjoying our Parents Lunch Days! Third Grade parents are invited to join their child for lunch on Thursday, January 23. Red Events are also important opportunities for our parents to visit. The next one is on Monday, January 13 at 2:30. Thanks for making these events a priority for your family.

Please be in touch with your child’s teacher if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions as the school year continues.

Best Wishes in the New Year!


Leslie Wiegandt


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Penny War a Success!

Thank You, parents, for assisting your children in participating in our Wilder Community Service Project. The students and staff brought in just over $180.00 which will be going to the local public library. We appreciate your support and recognize the joy our students feel by giving back to our community.
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A Winter Weather Reminder...

Parents, please send your children to school with the necessary winter gear for outdoor play. We go outside every day unless it is dangerously below 0. Students need warm coats, snowpants, a hat, gloves and boots. Snowpants are necessary for warmth as well as keeping students dry in the snow. Scarves are also helpful when it gets extremely cold or windy. We are teaching responsibility along with safety when we help students remember to bring these items each day. Let our office know if you are in need of some winter gear. We can help! Any items we supply for your students are expected to return with them to school each day. Our supply is not unlimited. Please encourage your child to remember these items everyday!

Upcoming Dates

Please take note of these important upcoming dates!



Tuesday, January 7 - PTO Meeting in the Library, 6:00-7:00 pm

Monday, January 13 - Red Event, 2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 15- Early Dismissal- SCHOOL OUT at 1:30

Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 29 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm


Wednesday, February 5 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Monday, February 17 - Red Event, 2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 19 - Early Dismissal - SCHOOL OUT at 1:30 pm

Friday, February 28 - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Just before Christmas Break, we had a special "House Lunch" in the cafeteria.

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Click this button to complete the Wilder Parent Survey

This survey was sent out prior to Christmas break. If you have not taken the survey yet, please take a few minutes to do so. Your feedback is valued and appreciated!

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Oh, What Fun it is! Wilder Staff=BEST!

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Information from Wilder's Social Worker


With cooler temperatures ahead, we have seen an increased need for winter weather gear for some of our students. Thanks to our social workers, these needs will be sent via text, posted on the Purposity website, and our community members will be able to assist with the few clicks of a button.

If you want to lend a hand to these students, visit https://www.purposity.com/users/sign_up and sign up for a Purposity account today. You will receive a text message once a week with a need for one of our students/their families. Once an item is purchased, it is sent directly to a school social worker, who distributes the item to the student/their family. It's just that easy.