The Wilmot Word: 5-20-22

Party on the Patio and Barnes and Noble Shopping Event RESCHEDULED for Friday, May 27 4:00-6:00 PM

The PTO has moved both the Party on the Patio and the Barnes and Noble fundraiser, to NEXT weekend, due to the rain forecast.


  • Party on the Patio is Friday, May 27. School of Rock will perform and there will be pizza, sandwiches, homemade baked goodies, and drinks for purchase.
  • Barnes & Noble shopping for Wilmot School is RESCHEDULED and is now May 27-29! Please come to the store at Deerfield Square 740 Waukegan Road to purchase books. A percent of proceeds will go to Wilmot PTO.


Here is the book list recommended by Ms. Lathan at Wilmot by grade that you can purchase at Barnes & Noble (of course, you can purchase anything you want! Just mention Wilmot school at checkout so we receive a donation):


Here is the link to volunteer to read with your family at the store next weekend.

MAP Information and 4th/5th Math Placements

Today, we mailed out math placement letters and MAP reports to our 4th and 5th-grade students. For families who are unfamiliar with our math placement process, we recommend that you revisit the communication sent in late April to understand how placement decisions are made.



We needed to extend the window for lower grades to complete all tests. Our kindergarten through 3rd-grade students was extended until next week. Therefore, MAP reports for our K-3rd grade students will be mailed out next Friday.

5th Grade End of Year Breakfast Celebration

5th Grade Parents:


LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS - If you have not already done so please send two pictures of your child- one from this school year and one from when they were a baby or toddler. Please send today to 5thgradegrad2022@gmail.com


Your 5th grader is invited to join their classmates for a farewell breakfast:


Friday, June 3

Arrive at 7:50 am. Drop your 5th grader off at the gym doors. They will stay until it's time to go to their classroom

Breakfast will be served


We look forward to celebrating the end of their time at Wilmot.


If you have any question, feel free to contact Jamie Robin (jamierobin110@gmail.com) or Jocelyn Weiner (jocwein@yahoo.com).


It's Time To Order School Supplies for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Starting today, April 14th, families are welcome to order school supply kits through the North Shore Coalition website. North Shore Coalition is a division of the Riverside Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) IL non-profit that provides vocational, residential, and recreational services to people with developmental disabilities. Please click the link below to order school supplies for Kindergarten-5th grade. As a reminder, assignment notebooks are required for all 4th and 5th-grade students. All supply kits must be ordered by June 1.


Thank you for supporting the PTO and North Shore Coalition!

District School Fees

Fees for the 2022 - 2023 school year are posted to Family Access and are due July 1. Please see detailed fee information here.

Camp Duncan 2022-23

Parents/guardians of 5th-grade parents received an email regarding Outdoor Education fees for Camp Duncan. A Camp Duncan reminder is below.

Camp Duncan - Back on in '22-'23! (communicated March 29)
In past years, students have gone to the YMCA Camp Duncan in the fall of their 5th-grade year. The pandemic made the experience unavailable to our current 6th graders and resulted in a delay for our current 5th graders. The middle schools will begin sponsoring the Camp Duncan trip beginning with the 2022-2023 school year!


6th grade is a big time of transition for students. Not only do two elementary schools merge, but the schedule and school day also look different. The team-building activities offered at Camp Duncan will serve as a great kickoff to middle school as students and staff get to know one another! In 2022-2023, both the 6th and 7th-grade classes at Shepard and Caruso will go to Camp Duncan so all students will have had the opportunity. In future years (2023 and beyond), the 6th-grade class will continue this 109 tradition. More information will be shared by the middle school principals at the beginning of the school year.

The LIVE! Annual Wilmot Talent Show is BACK! Students in 3rd- 5th Grades (3rd posting)

Wilmot Students and Families,


The LIVE! Annual Wilmot Talent Show is BACK! Students in 3rd- 5th grade may audition for this exciting event! In order to ensure participants are prepared, please submit your video auditions by Monday May 23rd to Mrs. Dimas at: kdimas@dps109.org (parents need to send the video). Group acts encouraged! Solo acts must consult with Mrs. Dimas prior to auditions. Acts can include but are not limited to, karate, gymnastics, dance, singing, piano, and magic. Please use parental discretion regarding the content of your student’s act (music, lyrics, dance moves, costumes). Acts will not be included in the talent show if the content or costume is inappropriate or students are unprepared at auditions. If participating in a group act, please remember to keep appropriate distances!


All acts should be 90 seconds (1 min 30 sec) or less. If your act is longer, we will need to shorten it.


Different from years past, there will be a limited stage crew (5th grade only). Please remain Mrs. Dimas if you are interested in joining the crew.

We will hold the talent show on June 1st during the school day. Livestreaming will be available for families.


We are looking forward to having a great show!

Medication Pick-up

If your child has any prescription or non-prescription medication at Wilmot, please pick it up from Mrs. Martinez by 3:30 on June 3. We cannot send medication home with students in their backpacks. Medication that is not picked up by this time will be discarded per District protocol.

Lost and Found

Please have your children check the lost and found for missing items. All items not claimed will be donated on June 4. The video below includes many of the items in our lost and found.

Field Day Parent Volunteers Wanted - May 31, 2022 - More volunteers are needed

Wilmot will hold Field Day on Tuesday, May 31st. We are looking for parent volunteers to run various starti0ons in the morning and afternoon. Please fill out the Filed Day volunteer form below if you are interested in assisting us with this event.

Kindergarten Music Concert and Art Share- May 24

  • The daytime kindergarten music concert will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:20 am. Parents and guests will join us during the day for a virtual concert. See the link below.
  • The evening concert will include an art share and will be held in person. Students may bring up to 3 guests with them for the evening concert and art share.
  • Please enter through the gym doors on the northeast side of the building.
  • Students and their 3 guests may arrive at 5:45 pm to view student artwork.
  • Students will meet their classroom teacher on the stage in the big gym at 6 pm.
  • The music show will start at 6:10 pm.



Zoom Link
  • You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
    When: May 24, 2022 09:20 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Wilmot Elementary - Kindergarten Concert

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://dps109.zoom.us/j/97012216219



How will the Art Share Work?

On Tuesday, May 24th, right before or right after the Music Show (you can choose either time), we will be having an Art Share in the same room as the concert! An “Art Share” is when students share their artwork with their families. (It will take about 10 minutes). Since this is taking place at the end of the year, Kindergarten students will actually be sharing ALL of their artwork from the entire year! And, thanks to Trader Joe’s, ALL of your child’s artwork will be conveniently packed in one big paper bag! The Art Share will pretty much look like this:



  • Students and their families will find the appropriate bag from a specific area in the gym. -Students and their guests will sit on the floor or on chairs, and go through all of the artwork from the school year.
  • Students will share thoughts regarding their art pieces, such as which project was their favorite, what materials they used to make each project, etc.
  • If your child will not be at the Art Share/ Music concert, no worries, they will just take home their Art bag later in the week. )

Band and Orchestra Registration Now Open for 3rd Grade Students

Sign-ups for trying out a band and orchestra instruments are now OPEN! Please head to our registration website to access a link to the signups. We're asking all families to register by Friday, May 20th to ensure that we're prepared and ready for your child! If you were unable to attend our virtual open house this Monday, you'll also find a recording of our presentation as well as a copy of our slide deck (scroll down to the bottom of the home page to access both of these resources). If you have any questions about the registration process or anything regarding instrumental music next year, please reach out to eim@dps109.org.


The DPS109 Instrumental Music Team

May Mash-Up - Spirit Month

Wilmot Students have been working exceptionally hard this year and deserve to celebrate! Join our school as we make each day in May special with a Wilmot Spirit Month. Click below to learn more about these special activities.

What to do if your child is not returning to Wilmot next year? (ongoing posting)

If you have a current K-4th grade student who is not returning to Wilmot next year, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information not only supports us with making class placements but knowing your child is moving allows us to prepare for your child's transition. Prior to your child's last day at Wilmot, we will prepare all records for transfer. As a reminder, our school office will not be open during the summer months. Please complete this form even if your child is transferring to another DPS109 school.

PTO Corner

Save the Date! Spring Book Event Fundraiser for Wilmot!

  • Kickoff Party Deerfield Square Patio: Friday, May 20 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Book Buying Barnes & Noble - Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

SHIELD Testing

We have resumed our normal Shield Testing schedule will continue to test on Thursday mornings.


IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO FILL OUT THE SHIELD CONSENT FORM please

log in to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact Kelly Mitchell (kmitchell@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.


IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO OPT OUT OF A WEEK OF TESTING…

  • Click here to fill out the required Google Form by 8:00 am each Wednesday (the day prior to Thursday testing):

Save the Date


Tuesday, May 24

  • Kindergarten Music Show and Art Share- The morning show is at 9:20 , The evening concert is 6:10 pm

Thursday, May 26

  • BOE meeting - Wilmot presents to the Board

Friday, May 27

  • PTO Barnes and Noble Event - Party on the Patio

Saturday, May 28-Sunday, May 29

  • Barnes and Noble Book Fair Fundraiser

Monday, May 30

  • No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31

  • Field Day

Wednesday, June 1

  • Talent Show - 9:00 ish
  • 5th-grade celebration/picnic

Thursday, June 2

  • 5th grade Fly Up Transition Day at Caruso

Friday, June 3

  • 5th-grade breakfast - before school
  • Awards assembly – time TBD
  • Early dismissal at 11:40
  • PTO End of Year Bash - On the Wilmot Blacktop from 5:00-7:00 pm